Quote Of The Day

– Excerpt from a Telegraph article claiming the IAAF doping scandal is a small one as compared to others like the FIFA schedule. The difference, though, is FIFA was selling the rights to hold the competitions – not the competitions themselves like the IAAF. As Daley Thompson said in another article, “This is much worse than what Sepp Blatter has (allegedly) been doing at FIFA. When somebody is in charge of the sport and is protecting and profiteering from cheating then I don’t think you can go lower. He (Diack) has undermined the very premise that sport is built on. All those people who have lost medals and funding and pure enjoyment, and all those spectators who have been fooled, it has been such a dereliction of duty.”

LetsRun.com Investigates

LRCUVA Has Reassigned Banned Doper Martin Maric To Intramural And Recreational Sports - He Won't Coach Throws At UVA This Year

UVA and Mr. Maric still are refusing to provide proof that his initial ban was the result of an "unintentional" act as they claim.
*MB: UVA Coach Serving Doping Suspension

100 Days Until The 2016 US Olympic Trials Marathon

LRC100 Days Until The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials: Catching Up With Dathan Ritzenhein, Desi Linden And Jared Ward

Ritz reveals he has yet to hit 100 mpw a single time in all 2015 while Desi says she's super-motivated to be an Olympian as she doesn't think she "really lived up to the label the last time around."
*MB: 100 Days To The Olympic Trials - We catch up with Desi, Ritz and Jared Ward.

Previous IAAF / Lamine Diack Updates

Change – Is There Hope For The Sport?

Injured? These Pros Tell You To Not Give Up

More Doping Updates

The Aftermath Of Halloween – The Best Day Of The Year In College

LRCOuch - We Have An Early Leader In The 2015 LetsRun.com Halloween Costume (Amazing Pic)

Guys, do you want attention from the ladies at Halloween next year? We've got the answer for you in this article. Inspired by this costume, we've started a 2015 LRC Halloween contest and will give out free T-shirts to the 3 best pics we get.

The Latest On The IAAF Doping Scandal

Recommended Read France’s national financial prosecutor talks exclusively to Associated Press – reveals much of case has already been verified They’ve already verified that Lamine Diack pocketed “more than €1m” from the alleged cash-for-silence scheme. His son is at the center of the case but hasn’t been arrested as he didn’t return to France when they thought he would.

LetsRun’s Hero Takes A Stand

kawauchi-nyc-2015Yuki Kawauchi Defies Federation Expectations With Statement Of Intent To Run Own Race In Fukuoka The federation has stupidly said that all men must go out on 2:06:30 pace (a time only 1 Japanese man has ever run). Kawauchi said he’s pumped after finishing 6th in NY, but that he will run his own race and be top 3 in Fukuoka. “If I can make the podium then I know I can compete against the best in the world. If they still don’t put me on the Olympic team for that then there’s nothing I can do about it.”
*LRC Video Showing That Kawauchi Gave It His All To Finish 6th In NYC

Pro Distance News

RIP Chariots Of Fire

Breaking: HUGE Doping News

Some More Post-NYC Tidbits

Running Science – Run Them Hills

Book Review – The Animal Keepers Is Certainly A Keeper

LRC Book Review"The Animal Keepers" By Donn Behnke - A Terrific Tale Of What It Means To Be A Team

We highly recommend this book - hell, we call it "a triumph" - by Chris Solinsky's high school coach, Donn Behnke. Purchase here5 out 5 stars.

Negative Legal News

LetsRun.com NCAA Analysis

LRCNCAA XC Weekend Recap: Grant Fisher Is Running, Ben Saarel Is Not (For Now), And What's Wrong With The Wisconsin Men?

We also take a look at the Penn State women's upset at Big 10s, Thomas Curtin taking down Justyn Knight at ACCs and wonder whether the Foot Locker women's curse may come to an end this month?

 Updated NCAA Rankings 

Depressing News

Nemec_Lisa-BostonM15[1]MB: Former Columbia runner and American citizen Lisa Nemec (runs for Croatia) positive on doping control The former pretty good Ivy Leaguer has improved a ton post-collegiately from 16:31/34:19 to 2:25 in the marathon. Was it too good to be true?

TCS New York City MarathonThe 2015 TCS New York City Marathon *Results *Mile-By-Mile Splits *Video Highlights

Stanley Biwott Wins 2015 TCS NYC MarathonFull Recap LRC Stanley Biwott Blasts 28:35 Final 10K To Capture 2015 TCS NYC Marathon Title (Updated) He had to be sensational over the final 10k to beat back a strong, strong challenge from Mo Farah’s #1 rival Geoffrey Kamworor. Meb finished 7th and Craig Leon 8th for the Americans.

Full Recap  LRC Mary Keitany Repeats As 2015 TCS NYC Marathon Champion As Laura Thweatt Runs 2:28:23 Debut Mary Keitany was back on top in NYC and is now tied atop the $500,000 Abbott WMM standings with one race to go. Sally Kipyego and Alana Hadley dropped out.

Screenshot (197)LRC A Look At Laura Thweatt’s 2:28:23 Debut And Decision To Skip The US Olympic Marathon Trials We break down Thweatt’s impressive debut and her decision so skip the Olympic Marathon Trials.
*MB: Thweatt won’t run marathon trials because …