2015 LRC Year-End Rankings

It was impossible to choose between these three in 2015LRC Men’s 5,000: Mo Farah (Who Else?) Is #1 in World; But Which American is #1 – Rupp, True or Hill? The Ben True-Galen Rupp-Ryan Hill debate was the toughest we had for any spot in any of our rankings this year. How did we pick between the 3?

Ayana Zurich 2015LRC Women’s 5,000: Almaz Ayana Tops Genzebe Dibaba for #1 Ranking In Greatest Year Ever; Molly Huddle Is America’s Best Without a doubt, 2015 was the greatest year ever in the women’s 5,000 thanks to Almaz Ayana and Genzebe Dibaba who ran 6 of the 10 fastest time in history.

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Headlines From Africa

RunnersTribe: “Athletics: Sooner We Say The Eulogy The Sooner It Can Be Resurrected” Writer says track events cost to much to attend for too little entertainment.

UK Pole Vault Coach Allan Williams Shares 10 Dos And Don’ts For Success “Don’t just train. Ensure that you have a very specific focus at every training session …”

Video Interview With Aussie Miler Jordan Gusman, Who Recently Broke 4 Minutes For The First Time Gusman gives an emotional interview after going sub-4 not long after losing one of his best friends and running rival to a freak accident.


Sprint / Field News

What Did Elites Do On Christmas Day?

Christmas On The Boards

Houston 2015

Loaded Houston Full And Half Marathon Fields Released For January 17th race World marathon champ Mare Dibaba will race for the first time since Bejing in the half, which features Lelisa Desisa and Diego Estrada. In the full, 2:05 man Bazu Worku will look for his third win in Houston.

Doping/Scandal News

Track And Star Wars

Say It Ain’t So

LRCDid Mike Rossi - The Viral Marathon Dad - Try To Cheat LetsRun.com Out Of $10,000 On Saturday?

Has Mike Rossi cut yet another course, this time in an attempt to win $10,000 from LetsRun.com?
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston?

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.

Sprints / Field Event News

A Very Slow Weekend For Results

RIP National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Co-Founder Michael Byrnes

End-Of-Year Reviews

Road Race News

Random Tidbits From The Boards

Year In Review

News From Eugene

Get Pumped For 2016

Solid Road Action In Japan

Distance Odds ‘N’ Ends

From Tragedy To Triumph

LRC Feature The Miracle In The Black Hills: A Coach, A Fallen Teammate And A Season For The Ages In July, Black Hills State’s Gage McSpadden was struck by lightning and tragically killed at the age of 21. The team’s dream of a first-ever NCAA appearance, one that McSpadden had guaranteed, appeared to be shot. No one will ever forget how they responded.

NCAA Photos Galore *D1 Men’s Race (514 Photos) *D1 Women’s Race (486 Photos) *D1 Banquet *D1 Post-Race *DIII Men (257 Photos) *DIII Women (185 Photos)

IAAF Post-Doping Updates

More Year-In-Review

Elite Distance News

Doping Updates

The Rich Get Richer

MB: Makena Morley, Who Was 3rd At FL And Won Big Sky As A True Frosh, Is Transferring To Colorado She was a 4-time FL finalist in HS and starts at CU in January after not enjoying her time at Montana, where she was 97th at NCAAs as a true frosh this year.

Heat On Eugene 2021?

NY Times Columnist Calls On Eugene To Re-Open 2021 Worlds Bid “In sports, as in life, there is what you must do and then there is what you should do.”
*MB: NY Times thinks Eugene should re-open up 2021 Worlds bid – Will they?

Administrative News

IAAF Scandal Updates

More Year-In-Review

LRC Thanks Its Best Partners In 2015

Meter Magazine: The Perfect Holiday Gift If you’re looking for a holiday gift, what about a subscription to Meter, a running magazine you actually want to read. The founders of Tracksmith (makers of premium performance running apparel) wondered what happened to the inspirational stories of our sport and its heroes and Meter was born. Meter is something you’ll want to read and keep. Get a subscription today.

Recommended Read

LRC Book Review"Two Hours" By Ed Caesar - A Wonderful Book Worthy Of 5 Stars And One We Consider "The Definitive Book On The Modern Elite Marathon"

Looking for a great Christmas present? We have a suggestion. Ed Caesar's new book Two Hours covers everything you would want to know about the marathon, from its roots in ancient Greek lore all the way up to the establishment of big-money major-city marathons in the late 20th century. It includes incredible behind-the-scenes access of Geoffrey Mutai in 2011 when he destroyed the course records in both Boston and New York. 5 out 5 stars.

 Banquet Photos (Click For Gallery)