The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials Are Going To Be Amazing

Derrick won his third straight U.S. XC title in FebruaryBreaking News Chris Derrick Reveals That He’s Training For The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials The men’s Trials just continue to get more and more interesting as Derrick has confirmed to that he is currently training for the Trials. Only 10 men in US history who have a 10,000 PR faster than Derrick’s 27:31 have ever raced a marathon.
*MB: Breaking: Chris Derrick, “I am currently training for the marathon trials”

Top Weekend Action

Jacksonville Half Marathon: 27 Men Go Under The 65:00 Trials Standard As Jonathan Grey Wins In 62:47 Over Fernando Cabada (63:25) And Chris Derrick (63:41) The top 14 women went under the 1:15 standard as Stephanie Dinius won in 1:13:27.
*MB: 27 sub-1:05 at Jax half
*43-Year-old Kevin Castille Qualified With 1:04:33 Castille was our QOD earlier this week.

japanthumbnailJapan’s Biggest Race: Aoyama Gakuin University Becomes First School In 39 Years To Lead Hakone Ekiden From Start To Finish A freshman with no 10k or half marathon experience and only a 14:15 5k PR ran the opening leg on day 2 and came away with a leg course record.

Indoor Track: *Abbey D’Agostino Races Men And Runs 8:51.88 3k Training partners Liz Costello (9:01) and Cory McGee (9:16) were also in her race.
Brian Herron Runs 21.84 And 48.76 Indoors In Alabama To Break Two Freshman High School National Indoor Records

It Is Amazing In 2016 How Few Women (In All Sports) Coach Top Men

81-Year-Old Woman Coaches Josh Clarke, Australia’s Top 100m Man Clarke’s coach is Nancy Atterton, who won Commonwealth 4 x 100 gold in 1954. Clarke won the Australian title last year in 10.19.

GB News

IAAF Personal Bests Q&A With US’s Shot Put World Indoor Champ Ryan Whiting One of Whiting’s throwing songs is “Duel of the Fates” from Star Wars.

Running Times Talks To A Coach, Strength Trainer And Biomechanist To See Which Strength Training Exercises Are Worth Your Time Most of them don’t come to a consensus so you can read their arguments and decide for yourself.

Nick Willis And Jordan Hasay Putting In The Miles For 2016

2015’s End Means No $10,000 For A Sub-20 5k For Mike Rossi

More memes at: Viral Marathon Dad – And Suspected Marathon Cheat – Mike Rossi Fails To Claim First Part Of $100,000 Challenge Which We Are Doubling To $200,000 Anyone who understands running knows there is no way Rossi ran 3:11:45 in 2014.

Unreal Viral Marathon Dad – Mike Rossi – Named’s #1 Biggest Losers Of The Year Ahead Of Bill Cosby Mike Rossi‘s 15 minutes of fame continue as he’s now officially infamous. Somehow he’s done the impossible, much like his 3:11:45, and been ranked even higher than Bill Cosby. At this point, it would have been better for him to have been DQed as then there would not have been the $100,000 challenge.
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston?

2016 Is Here

Heart News

Dope Up: Scientific Study Shows That Statin Meds Won’t Hurt Your Running “We found no significant negative impact of statin therapy on 10K race or marathon performance [the statin users actually slowed less over 10K], and therefore no compelling evidence to forego statin therapy.”

U.S. Junior Teams Set For Great Edinburgh XC 2016

Sprint News

Elite Distance News

Time To Say Goodbye To 2015

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.

Doping And Rio $ News

RIP To A Local Legend

2015 In Review And An Obituary

2016 Has Begun

More 2015 Highlights

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings

Kipchoge wins in LondonLRC Men’s Marathon: All Hail Eliud Kipchoge; Meb Keflezighi Leads Americans Who deserved the #1 US ranking took some thought as Ritz beat Meb in Boston and Luke Puskedra had the highest WMM finish of any American (5th) and fastest time of the year as well (2:10:24). Updated: We had to take Wilson Erupe off the list as we were reminded he’s an EPO cheat.

Keith Hanson, Desi (Davila) Linden, Kevin Hanson at yesterday's media eventLRC Women’s Marathon: Mare Dibaba Is World #1 (Barely); Desi Linden Leads Americans Mare Dibaba broke 2:20 and won Worlds this year so she deserves to be #1, particularly when you factor in she was also 2nd in Boston. Speaking of Boston, there, Desi Linden ran the fastest time on the year for the US and placed the highest of any American in a major this year.

Previous: *M800 *W800 *M1,500 *W1,500 *MSteeple *WSteeple *M5k *W5k *M10 *W10k

Training Tips From The Top

Some Good Advice For The New Year

Indoor Stuff’s Look Back At 2015 *Year-End Rankings

Wejo A Look Back At 2015: Tsepo Mathibelle Is My Athlete Of Year, Evan Jager’s 8:00:45 Is My Race Of Year, Plus My Unknown Person Of Year And One Regret Wejo hands out high praise to two unknowns – one literally and one figurative. The anonymous source at the IAAF for Hajo Seppelt‘s work is is Person of the Year and Tsepo Mathibelle, who blew up at Worlds, is his Athlete of the Year.

AndrogelRojo: The Year Of Doping And Corruption, No One Is Too Big To Fall, Domination By Stars On The Men’s Side And New Faces On The Women’s Rojo is far from depressed by the doping/corruption scandals of 2015 as it shows no person is too big to fall. He has high praise for Hajo Seppelt and Vitaly and Yuliya Stepanov, looks at the domination by stars on the men’s side and new faces on the women’s side, plus the emergence of Eric Jenkins and Emily Sisson.

Gault Kipchoge’s 2:04:00 Without Insoles, Dibaba’s 3:50:07, Bolt > Gatlin, The Greatness Of Montaño, Symmonds, Farah And Cheserek What a year: Eliud Kipchoge ran 2:04:00 with his shoes falling apart, Genzebe Dibaba ran 3:50.07 with both her shoes, Bolt defeated Gatlin, and Montaño, Symmonds, Farah, and Cheserek kept winning.

News From Kenya

The Action Will Heat Up Once 2016 Arrives

 There Has Been Some Action This Week 

Ritsumeikan University Wins Third-Straight Mt. Fuji Women’s Ekiden National Title They came up short for the “perfect win” of winning all stage titles and the overall win as they won 5 of 7.

Year In Review

The Dirty World Of Doping