LetsRunW – Women’s Distance News

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LRCBook Review: "Fast Girl" By Suzy Favor Hamilton Fails To Make The Redemption Podium

If the details of being a high-priced hooker intrigue you, by all means buy this book. If not, we recommend you take a pass.


Oscar P Updates

Elite Marathon News

MB: Mary Cain to race 2015 Mayor’s Cup XC Race on Sunday in Franklin Park

Vote For 2015 USATF Youth Athlete Of The Year World Youth 800 champ Sammie Watson (2:03.54 PR) was the lone distance runner on the list.

Week That Was

LRCWTW: We Double Down On Ryan Hall, Give Some Love To The Valencia Half And Abraham Cheroben, Try To Figure Out When Kenya And Ethiopia Got Good At The Marathon And Triple Jump Mania In Brazil

Ryan Hall may not be Joan Benoit but he's had a great career. But while we're talking of great careers, we bet you've never heard of Abraham Cheroben and he's now led the world at a major event 2 years in a row. Plus, we show you how bad Kenyan and Ethiopia used to be at the marathon.

Unconventional Free Training Advice

MB: Parents, do you want your kids to be a pro runner (or model)? Don’t give them antibiotics when they are 1 or 2 A large scientific study shows that those that are on antibiotics when they are young end up being about 3 pounds heavier than those that aren’t at age 15.

Shoe/Industry News

mjfoxshoeLRC The Future Has Arrived – Nike Gives Michael J Fox A Pair Of Self-Lacing Shoes Fox famously wore similar shoes in Back to the Future II way back in 1989.

Hurdle News

Good/Bad News From Kenya

Meet High Point Runner Chernet Sisay Orphaned at age 9, he roamed the streets of Addis Ababa until he got adopted by a Boston family, where he led Brookline to two state titles in XC.

Disordered Eating, A Huge Silent Problem

Crystal Nelson at NCAAs XC Last YearLRC Huge Thumbs Up To Crystal Nelson For Discussing Her Eating Disorder And A Call To Hear From Those Who Have Overcome Eating Disorders Eating disorders are a hidden plague in our sport. We praise Crystal Nelson for being willing to talk about hers and call for other people to keep talking.
*Discuss: Finding The Proper Way To Discuss Eating Disorders/Women’s Weight Issues On LetsRun.com

Great Outside Read: The Silent Sports Health Crisis, Female Athlete Triad Everyone talks about concussions, but no one talks about the female athlete triad (disordered eating, low bone density, and amenorrhea – the absence of menstruation).

Distance News: Meet 60-Year-Old Pilot And Elite Marathoner David Walters

Paralympic News

Random Road Stuff: How To Get Your Next Date

LRC Talks To The Guy Who Beat Edward Cheserek

LRC Meet Thomas Curtin, The Tea-Drinking, Bandana-Wearing Virginia Tech Senior Who Took Down Edward Cheserek At Pre-Nats We catch up with the Virginia Tech senior after his big win.

More NCAA:

How Low Will He Go?

LRCThe Future Of Luke Puskedra: How Difficult Is It To PR After Career Marathon #3?

Puskedra has run 2:10:24 and Andy Powell says he'll run "a lot faster." We take a look at how much runners normally improve after marathon #3.
*MB: LetsRun, What say you? What will Luke Puskedra's ultimate marathon PB be?

Caribbean Sprint Stuff

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce

Post-Weekend NCAA Analysis

Ostrander is one of several women in a crowded field of NCAA contenders (photo courtesy Boise State XC)LRC NCAA XC Weekend Recap: Ches Goes Down (But He Shouldn’t Be Worried), Hail To The Victors, And A Wide-Open Women’s Individual Race What’s going on with Stanford? Are the Colorado men vulnerable at #5? The Michigan women are rolling as are the Arkansas men.


North American Distance News

Oscar P Officially Out Of Jail