Wisco Was Friday / Pre-Nats Saturday *Pre-Nats Results *Live Wisco Results *Full NCAA Results *Pre-Nats Preview *Wisco Preview

Pre-Nats Thomas Curtin Of Virginia Tech Upsets Cheserek, Colorado Men, Michigan Women Win Curtin opened up an early lead on the pack and they could not catch him as Erin Clark of Colorado won on the women’s side. *Results

The top finishers in Wisconsin (photo Courtesy Boise State XC)LRC Wisconsin adidas Invitational Recap: New Mexico Women (32 Points) Crush It; Wins For Syracuse Men (101 Points), Frosh Allie Ostrander (19:21 CR) And Marc Scott (23:35) We break down the biggest regular season meet of the year. Who flopped? Who surprised? We tell you.

MB: Official Live Wisconsin Invite Thread 2015 The New Mexico women have crushed it and we have a freshman winner, but not the one you think as Ryen Frazier was 38th. Syracuse wins the men’s race as does Marc Scott of Tulsa.

How To Make A Dumb Decision At The Last Minute

LRCIt's Official: David Okeyo And Athletics Kenya Really Don't Understand The Sport - Announcing A February Marathon Trials In The Middle Of October Is Ridiculous

Athletics Kenya doesn't think there is enough time to recover from London to get ready for the Olympics, so they've announced they'll hold an Olympic Trials in mid-February, ignoring the fact that at least the last 8 World Champs all ran an April marathon and the fact that there is less time between now and the Trials than between London and the Olympics.
*MB: Athletics Kenya's decision yesterday to have a February marathon Olympic Trials is totally absurd.

Women’s Sprint News

De Grasse Not Going Pro?! Or Going Pro?

20150612 DE GRASSE Andre6 KLAndre De Grasse’s Mom Denies Report He Is Going Pro Earlier we had the news that the Toronto Star reported that Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse was going pro. Now his mother is denying the report and said De Grasse doesn’t even have an agent. Further proof very little good has come out of Toronto this week*Discuss

News From South Africa

2016 World Indoor News

News From Kenya

Elite Men’s Distance News

Olympic News

Sunday Road Action *Toronto Results

LRC Toronto Results: 19-Year-Old World Junior Record Holder Shure Demisa And 24-Year-Old Kenyan Ishhimael Chemtan Win As Canadian Record Attempts Come Up Short Eric Gillis was 7th in 2:11:31 as Lanni Marchant missed her 2:28:00 Canadian record by 9 seconds.

Other Completed Action

RIP To An American Trailblazer Who Has Died Way Too Young

MB: RIP: 2013 World Championships marathon silver medallist – Marianne Dickerson of USA – has died at age 54 Dickerson became a national hero after outkicking a Soviet athlete for silver at the first-ever women’s marathon global championship.

A Profile Of A Modern Day Female Trailblazer

A Look At The Life And Career Of Lornah Kiplagat The former World XC champion may be most famous for starting the high altitude training center in Eldoret. She now has her own Lornah Sports women’s sports line – check it out here.
*MB: Is this photo of Lornah Kiplagat running next to a lion photoshopped?

Big And Important Calls For More Independent Drug Testing

Athletics Kenya Drama

Why Being Brilliant At Sport Is Still No Bar To Depression Double Olympic champ Kelly Holmes was a victim.

Upcoming Action: Solinsky And German Hit The Road

Week That Was

LRCRyan Hall = Joan Benoit? Chicago Drops Pacers, We Celebrate Steve Jones's 1985 Run, + Great Advice From Joe Newton

Is Ryan Hall this generation's Joan Benoit Samuelson? Chicago drops pacemakers, we remember Steve Jones's magical 1985 run, and great advice from legendary coach Joe Newton.
*MB: Ryan Hall=Joan Benoit Samuelson?

Big Paydays For Two US Steeplers

max_king_warrior_dashMB: Max King And Bridget Franek Win Warrior Dash 5k World Titles And $30,000 The Warrior Dash, a 5k obstacle race, is perfectly suited for steeplers, who are crazy enough to do it and fast and athletic enough to dominate it.

Monday – US Road 10k *Results

LRCThe Molly Huddle Show Rolls On With 31:21 Win At USATF Road 10K Champs In Boston

Huddle earned her fourth USATF Running Circuit victory in the last five weeks, adding the 10k crown to the 20k, 5k and 10-mile crowns she claimed earlier this year. Her training partner Emily Sisson celebrated her 24th birthday by taking second while 2014 USA track 10,000 champ Kim Conley was the third American (fourth overall). Plus the return to action for Joan Benoit Samuelson.
Molly Huddle does it again – She just dominated Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women – 31:21 FTW!
*RRW: Huddle Wins Tufts 10-K In Event Record 31:21

Elite Distance News

Jumps / Throws

Big Sprint News: New Balance!? Gets Into The Sprint Game

Brojos And LRC Get Some Praise

Weldon and Robert Johnson Runner's World Magazine - 50 Most Influential People In RunningLRC LetsRun.com Founders Robert And Weldon Johnson Named As Two Of “The 50 Most Influential People In Running” By Runner’s World LRC’s founders Robert Johnson and Weldon Johnson (Brojos) are among the 50 most influential people in running according to Runner’s World thanks to you. RW had high praise for the LRC audience, saying the Brojos are the “masterminds behind perhaps the most engaged online community of runners.”
*MB: The 50 Most Influential People in Running – wejo and rojo made the list!

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 LetsRun.com 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?