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Cold Forged

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Posted by Tracksmith on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This short film by Joel Wolpert sums up our enduring love with fall and the arrival of cross-country season. Written and voiced by James Leakos, a 13:42 collegiate 5,000m runner from Harvard.
(sponsored by Tracksmith)

The Week That Was – Our Weekly Recap

LRCWTW: Craig Virgin's Insight On Drugs At Nike's Athletics West, RIP Niall O'Shaughnessy, Sarah Sumpter And Cameron Bean, And How Does Alan Webb Stack Up At Karaoke?

Last week, our sport lost three figures at way too young of an age, Craig Virgin talked about drugs at Nike's Athletics West, and the stars did some karaoke in NYC, which we compare to Alan Webb's retirement karaoke in NYC in 2014.

NCAA XC: Men’s Top 10 Previews

LRC 2015 Men’s Cross-Country Preview: #2 Stanford And #1 Colorado Stanford is loaded again with the Rosa brothers, Sean McGorty and superfrosh Grant Fisher, but that still isn’t enough to wrestle the #1 ranking from Colorado, which returns four of five scorers from its ’14 title team and adds in Morgan Pearson (17th in ’13).

Jumps And Throws

Terrible News

Women’s Sprints

Budapest Going The Way Of Boston? Majority Of Hungarians Want Referendum On 2024 Olympic Bid 41% of those surveyed are actually opposed to bidding.

Sunday Road Action

Sad News

Marathon Men

USADA Responds To Mayweather Accusations

LRC Women’s Pre-Season Rankings

New Mexico made it onto the podium last year for the first time ever by finishing third; the Lobos will try to climb two spots higher in 2015LRC 2015 Women’s XC Preview: #1 New Mexico And #2 Colorado Colorado adds a ton of reinforcements, including redshirts Carrie Verdon and Melanie Nun and stud freshmen Brianna Schwartz and Dani Jones. However, none of those additions can match New Mexico’s acquisition of Courtney Frerichs (13th last year for UMKC) and Scot Rhona Auckland. Auckland was top 20 at 2015 World XC in the pro race and could put the Lobos over the top in their quest for the program’s first national title.
*#3 Stanford And #4 Georgetown
*#5 Oregon And #6 Iowa State
*#7 Providence And #8 Michigan State
*#9 Michigan And #10 Arkansas

Legends In The News

Pro Distance Stuff: Berlin 2015 Is Sunday

Doping (aka Russian) News

400 Runners In The News

Marathon News: Berlin Is Sunday

Advice From The Pros

Non-Running Stuff

Sprinters In The News

UK Athletics Clears Alberto Salazar – Or Does It?

The Integrity Of The Sport Is At Stake – Mike Rossi Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Have Been DQed From The 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon

rossfinish Lehigh Valley Got It Wrong: The Evidence Is Conclusive: Mike Rossi – The Viral Boston Marathon Dad – Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Never Have Been On The Starting Line In Boston In April, Mike Rossi gained international fame for his snarky response to a letter from his kids’ principal scolding him for taking them out of school for several days to watch Boston. A investigation has revealed that Rossi’s principal was correct, the kids should never have been in Boston as the evidence is conclusive – their father didn’t legitimately qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon. How confident are we that Rossi cut the course when he “ran” his 3:11:45 BQ qualifier at Lehigh Valley? Extremely. We’ll pay Mike Rossi $10,000 if he qualifies again in the next 12 months – and the qualifying time is 13+ minutes slower – 3:25.
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? 

Olympic News

More From The Weekend

NCAA XC *All Weekend Results

More Weekend Road Results

Hard To Believe, But It’s True

UVA trackLRC Investigates Defying His Drug Ban, Banned Doper Continues To Coach At UVA – Gets Honored By Coaches Association As Regional Coach Of The Year A person serving a doping ban is supposed to be forbidden from all track and field activity during that ban. Any athlete working with him or her is subject to their own ban. Yet in Charlottesville, VA, banned Olympian Martin Maric has been coaching collegians for more than year. Amazingly, the coaches association thought it was a good idea to honor him as the regional coach of the year.
*MB: UVA Coach Serving Doping Suspension

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