LRC Book Review

LRCBook Review: "JOCK: A Memoir Of The Counterculture" By Robert Coe - An Engaging Journey Of Running And Self-Discovery At Stanford In The '60s And '70s

What was it like to be a Stanford runner from 1968 to 1972, during the height of the counterculture? Coe tells you and and nothing is off limits. Coe's stories range from racing Gerry Lindgren and Steve Prefontaine in the legendary 1969 PAC-8 XC Champs to smoking weed with the Stanford football team and Olympic swimmers at his fraternity house. Though his running career was ultimately not successful, this book certainly is. It's getting great reviews on amazon and we agree, giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Purchase here.

Some Interesting Doping News

Post-Weekend NCAA News

Weekend Jump News

International Track News *Full Karlsruhe Results

The High School Record Books Take A Beating

A Star With A Full-Time Job

Tully was spent after her epic victory at USAsRRW Despite Working Full Time Job With Canon, Nicole Tully Is The Reigning US 5,000 Champion And Olympic Hopeful The Villanova grad will be looking to turn the tables on Jordan Hasay in Saturday’s Amory Track Invitational.

Drew Hunter’s Training Exposed

LRC Meet The Elementary School PE Teacher Who Is The Mastermind Behind America’s Greatest Prep Distance Runner Tom Schwartz (aka “Tinman” on the message boards) has a training philosophy that is approved. Will it help Hunter break 4 on Saturday? *Schedule / Results / Streaming
*MB: Get the inside scoop on Drew Hunter’s training – LetsRun’s feature on Tom “Tinman” Schwartz

Administrative News

2016 World Indoors Are Next Month

Chanelle Price won the U.S.'s sole distance gold two years ago but has yet to qualify for this year's championshipsLRC World Indoors Is Less Than Seven Weeks Away; Which Americans Have The Standard? A number of Americans have the standard in the 1,500 and 3,000, but only two men (Boris Berian and Donavan Brazier) and three women (Ajee Wilson, Treniere Moser and Charlene Lipsey) have it in the 800.

The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials Are This Saturday

LRC Olympic Trials Week Is Here!!!! Debates The Women’s Race Last week, LRC debated whether Galen Rupp was the favorite in the men’s race. Now we turn our attention to the women’s side. Who’s the favorite? Who gets top 3?

Drew Hunter Does It  *Results *LRC Photo Gallery *Race Video

LRC3:58.25! Drew Hunter Becomes Second Sub-4:00 High Schooler In The Mile Indoors Thanks To 57-Second Final 400

Move over, Alan Webb. Drew Hunter is the fastest indoor high school miler in the US ever. In other action, Marielle Hall blasted the final lap to win the 3k over Sheila Reid in 8:54 as Jordan Hasay and Nicole Tully in 6th and 7th didn’t break 9:00, Ajee Wilson won the 800 in a close 2:02.15 over Laura Roesler and Lynsey Sharp, and Robby Andrews won the 800 in 1:48.43. Gabriela Stafford won the women’s mile in 4:29.07, beating out NJ-NY’s Erin Donohue (4:29.67).

News From Kenya

Portland House Of Track – *Portland HP Results

Centrowitz_MatthewA-USAindoors15Portland: Centro Huge 7:40 PR At 3k, Wheating Wins 800, Allyson Felix Wins 60 Full results.
*MB: Centro And Mead Go 7:40!! Centro’s previous PR was 7:46. *Centro Post-Race Interview
*MB: Wheating Takes 800 In 1:48 Eric Jenkins turned the table on Paul Chelimo in the 1,500, 3:42.32 to 3:42.49. Ben Blankenship was 3rd. Treniere Moser 2:02.75 won the 800.

Will The Chinese Records Be Wiped From The Books?

LRC A Look At The Women’s World Records When We Remove The Chinese Records And Wang Junxia’s Amazing Six Days From The Books Youngsters need to see what Wang did over 6 days in 1993. Amazing.

Sonia O’Sullivan Still Screwed “It won’t make a difference now. It probably would have back then. … As a double world champion, as a world record holder, which I also would have been because I would have had the world record in 1994 for the 3,000 metres and I would have had it for eight years, your profile and status would have been huge.”
LRC Archives: Sonia O’Sullivan Shares Her Training Log With – How Did The Villanova Grad Win The World Cross-Country Title (Twice) In 1998?

The Chinese Women Officially Dirty?

Letter From 1995 Surfaces With Wang Junxia And Other Chinese Runners Confessing To Doping The letter has not been authenticated yet. The next year Wang won Olympic gold, but if authenticated, it would prove what 91.9% of you thought two years ago – Wang Junxia was dirty. Wang denied she doped in 2004.
*Sonia O’Sullivan Says Being Upgraded To Two Gold Medals 20+ Years Later Wouldn’t mean Much To Her She was 4th in the 3k (behind 3 Chinese athletes) and 2nd in the 1,500 (behind 1 Chinese athlete).
*IAAF Says They’ll Investigate The Authenticity Of The Chinese Doping Confession Letter

Speedy Mid-Week Action In Dusseldorf *Full Results

Five World-Leading Marks Set In Dusseldorf: Augustine Choge Runs 7:39.23 To Beat Stacked Field In 3,000 Choge won over Caleb Ndiku (2nd – 7:39.82), Yenew Alamriew (3rd) as well as many other top African stars. Elijah Manangoi won the 1,500 (3:39.77) as Adam Kszczot ran 1:46.00 to win the 800 over Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Eric Sowinski. Habitam Alemu won the women’s 800 (2:01.99). *Meet Videos

Father Time Stays Undefeated

Teg got a much deserved day in the spotlight at the 2009 USAs. *More 2009 USA Photos

LRC Teg Retires: We Remember The Six Greatest Moments In His Career & Show Some Awesome Old School Video While Tegenkamp may not have been the best of his generation, he helped usher American distance running into a new stratosphere and he’s the only American in US history ranked in the top 100 of the both the 1,500 and marathon. We rank his six most impressive accomplishments.

Fears Over Zika Virus Continue To Grow

US Distance News

US Weekend Distance Action *US XC: Results / Video *All Collegiate Results

Road / XC Results

Week That Was

Interesting Reads

Italian HJ Record Goes Down

Gianmarco Tamberi And Marco Fassinotti Both Set An Italian HJ Indoor Record With World-Leading 2.35m Clearances In Slovakia on Thursday Tamberi got the win with his first attempt clearance. *Video

US Olympic Trials Marathon News

The 2016 US Marathon Trials Are This Weekend – Who Is The Favorite?

LRC Debates: Is Galen Rupp The Favorite For The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials? Who’s Most Likely To Make The Team? Is Galen Rupp the favorite at the Trials in his debut marathon? We debate that as we start breaking down the Trials.

Sprint Q&A: Jeremy Wariner

LRC What’s Jeremy Wariner Doing Working At Jimmy John’s? 7 Questions With The Olympic Legend Wariner posted online that he was now a general manager at a Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurant. We wondered if it could be that one of the greatest 400m sprinters of all time was retiring, so we reached out to see what was up.
*MB: Is Jeremy Wariner’s investment in Jimmy John’s smart?