The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials Just Got A Lot More Interesting

MB: Breaking: Diego Estrada (and Sam Chelanga?) to make marathon debut at 2016 US Olympic Trials Chris Chavez of Sports Illustrated has the scoop.

NCAA Conference Action Starts Friday *All Conference Champs Coverage

LRC 2015 NCAA XC Conference Preview, Part II: What To Watch On Saturday & Sunday We break down the Big 12, Big 10, and Big East for you.

LRC 2015 NCAA XC Conference Preview, Part I: What To Watch On Friday Conference action kicks off Friday with ACCs (No. 2 Syracuse men vs. No. 7 Virginia), PAC-12s (No. 1 Colorado men vs. No. 3 Oregon & No. 23 Stanford; No. 3 Colorado women vs. No. 5 Oregon), SECs (No. 4 Arkansas women vs. No. 13 Miss. St.) and the Mountain West (No. 1 New Mexico women vs. No. 9 Boise St.)
*USTFCCCA Conference Previews

The Princeton men won Heps comfortably but they're far from a lock to make NCAAs. LRC 2015 Heps XC Preview: Breaking Down The Men’s Race In Just 3,700 Words As Heps Returns To VCP For The First Time In 5 Years Ivy League trust fund babies, we know you don’t have to work, so spend a half hour on this 3,700-word preview.

Words Of Wisdom From TJ World Champ Christian Taylor Taylor talks of the lessons he’s learned from track, like having to be smart with his money when he lost his sponsorship for 6months. “I treat track and field like my internship for my next life.”

UK Anti-Doping Chief Opposes Criminalization Of Doping Nicole Sapstead: “We feel the sanctions in place are proportionate.”

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Week That Was

LRC WTW: Chris Solinsky Doesn’t Do 26.2, Arne Gabius Does Do 26.2, Remembering When 2:06 Was Really Fast, Meb K Has Run A Lot And Wilson Kipsang Is Psychic Quick quiz: How many African runners have run sub-2:10 this year in the marathon? Non-Africans? We tell you the answer.

International Marathon News

Get Your Votes In Today – Voting Open For The First Time In 2015

LRC2015 NCAA Cross-Country Fan Polls: Give Us Your Top 10 And Conference Predictions

Conference and national voting now open in advance of this weekend's conference XC action.

Frankfurt Marathon Highlights International Action *Frankfurt Results

Sorry, Luke P Fans – This American Had The Most Amazing Race In Chicago

LRCFor The Love Of Running: How Elkanah Kibet Went From A Deployment In Iraq To 2:11:31 At The Chicago Marathon In Less Than A Year

In March, this man was finishing up a 9-month US Army deployment to Iraq and Kuwait. While overseas, he never gave up on his dream. Now after a sensational and bold marathon debut in Chicago, where he went out in 65:13 - just 1:12 off of his PR, he's a top contender for Team USA for the 2016 Olympics.
*MB: LetsRun, meet US Army solider and Olympic marathon contender Elkanah Kibet.


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

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

The 2015 NYC Marathon Is Sunday

LRCWisdom From Meb Keflezighi And Bob Larsen: How Meb Is Approaching His First Marathon As A Master

Larsen: "His training in this last month has been really good ... When he's been healthy for several weeks, like he is now, he usually comes up with a real good performance."

LRC2015 TCS NYC Marathon Women's Preview: Defending Champ Mary Keitany Leads A Loaded Field

Keitany has been running great since returning from her second pregnancy last year, but she'll have her hands full on Sunday. Aselefech Mergia (Dubai), Caroline Rotich (Boston) and Tigist Tufa (London) have all won major marathons this year, plus the field includes 2013 champ Priscah Jeptoo, two-time runner-up Buzunesh Deba and debutante Sally Kipyego.
*MB: 2015 NYC Marathon Women's Race - Who you got in loaded womens' field led by Mary Ketiany?

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UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch Says The Government Is Looking Into Possibility Of Making Doping A Criminal Offence We’re all for it.

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Doping Busts


New York (Marathon) News

Sprint Stuff

LetsRunW – Women’s Distance News

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

Paralympic News

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RIP Kenyan Olympic Marathon Trials – October 15 – October 27, 2015

We Hope Alberto Salazar Has Read This: After Accidental Death, Some Scientists Question Cryotherapy’s Safety An extreme version of ice bathing, scientists and health professionals are unsure about benefits and possible negative side-effects. Salazar and the NOP are well known users of the treatment.
*Cryotherapy Videos: Mo Farah and Dathan Ritzenhein.

Sprint Stuff: Another HS Phenom Goes Pro

Jumps / Throws / Multis

The 2015 NYC Marathon Is Sunday

US Weekend Action – Results: *Mayor’s Cup *NCAA (D2 Conferences)

Admin News

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

Not Our Favorite Book

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.

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.