The Week That Was

WTW German Fernandez Does The 10k, Meet The Breakthrough Athlete Of The Year: Violah Jepchumba, Plus Martin Lel’s Brother, NCAA Leaders Galore, Leo Manzano Struggles But Says All Is Well, Pregnancy Photos And More Martin Lel‘s brother is making a name for himself, so is Violah Jepchumbah and Stephanie Bruce. Plus German Fernandez does the 10k, the college track season heats up and more.

Scary Stuff Tim Noakes, Author Of Classic Running Book, Lore Of Running, Is On Trial In South Africa For Tweeting Low-Carb, High-Fat Advice To The Mother Of An Infant Noakes’ views on diet have become very controversial after he wrote a top-selling book, The Real Meal Revolution, and he could now lose his medical license.

News From Down Under: Aussie Olympic Trials In The Books

Boston Updated

04NYCHalf14_Mutai-Finish_VSLRC Geoffrey Mutai Pulls Out Of 2016 Boston As He Doesn’t Hit His “Training Goals” – 2:20 Marathoner Amane Beriso Added To Women’s Field Mutai has struggled since winning NYC in 2013.

Catching Up With The US’s 2016 Marathon Squad

NCAA Updates

The Dibaba Sisters Get Profiled By Vogue: “Meet The Dibabas – The Fastest Family On The Planet” Definitely written from a different perspective than you see in most running articles, but some interesting insights here for fans of Tirunesh, Genzebe and all the other fast Dibaba women. We’re sorry to inform the men of LetsRun that Genzebe says she has a non-runner boyfriend.

More Weekend NCAA Highlights *All NCAA Results

Washington Times: New Play, “Finish Line,” Tells Stories Of Boston Marathon Bombing The play will focus on the people affected by the bombings rather than the bombings themselves.

Lots Of NCAA Action This Weekend *Texas Relays *Florida Relays (link fixed) *Stanford Invite *All NCAA Results

Stanford *Full Entries



Post-April Fools News *LRC April Fools Homepage

The Australian Olympic Trials Have Started *Full Results

Week That Was

Allyson Felix WheatiesLRC WTW: More Madness From The World Half Champs, Colleen De Reuck Still Has It, Some US Road Action And Should The IAAF Change The World Track Champs? We tell you everything going on in the running world, including Allyson Felix being on a Wheaties box.

College News

TV Is Good

Good Read: Ben True Started Dating His Wife, Professional Triathlete Sarah True, In Part Thanks To A Broken Toe Which Forced Him To Cross Train With Her The Trues explain the pros and cons of being married to a fellow pro endurance athlete.

Molly Huddle A Top Story On Deadspin: “If You See Something, Say Something. Unless It’s About A Fellow American” The writer doesn’t think Huddle should have been so indignant about people questioning whether she should have been DQed at the NYC Half.
*MB: Molly Huddle Interference? Should Huddle have been DQ’d for flailing her arms out?

Not What The Sport Needs

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LRC Twitter Fight With Racial Overtones Breaks Out Between USATF Athlete Advisory Committee (AAC) Chair Dwight Phillips And Lauren Fleshman And Nick Symmonds It’s official. Twitter is not the place to try to carry on a constructive dialogue.

Some Overlooked Distance News From The Weekend

Olympic News

Dopers Making Headlines In Kenya, Russia The UK And US *LRC Throwing Archives

Doping Updates: Good News For Kara Goucher And Shalane Flanagan

The Olympics Are Big Business

Doping News

Which US Meet Will Join The Indoor Diamond League Circuit?

IAAF World Indoor Tour Will Expand In 2017 And 2018 The NBIGP is the lone indoor US meet on the Tour – which is turning into the Diamond League of the indoor season – but a 2nd US meet will be added for 2018 (Dusseldorf, Germany, is being added for 2017).

US Stars In The News

Doping Related News


Farah_MoBoltPose-LondonDL15LRC What About The Sport? Big Praise For Mo Farah; The IAAF And Abbott World Marathon Majors Needs To Improve Their Broadcasts How can we improve our sport? By taking one little step after another.

Upcoming Track Action: American Fans Gets Excited For Drake Relays

Better Late Than Never United Airlines NYC Half Photo Gallery


Upcoming Sprint Action: 1 Month Until Diamond League Season

Sprint Stuff

Weekend Road Action

Some Doping Updates

Pretty Terrible Stuff: Max Siegel And Other USATF Staff Targeted By Racially Charged Emails Six months ago, USATF staff members received a slew of racist emails from an anonymous emailer. Police were called to investigate, but so far there have been no arrests or major leads.

Marquise Goodwin Causes Stir With April Fools Day Tweet Goodwin said he was leaving the Bills to focus on Rio, but it was only a joke. He says, “Football is my deal. Track is my fun.”

(Mostly Kenyan) Doping News

US Pro News

Really, IAAF? IAAF Won’t Let Cuban Defector Orlando Ortega Compete For Spain At The Olympics Ortega defected from Cuba way back in 2013. For all the times the IAAF looks the other way as Middle Eastern nations essentially buy athletes, you’d think they’d let this one go.

Sunday Road Previews

Lots Of Interesting Reads That Will Keep You From Being Productive On A Friday

LRC Running Warehouse Worlds Contest Recap

brooks running warehouseLRC Doping Scandal Comes To LRC $200,015 Running Warehouse World Indoors Prediction Contest Doping has tainted our contest but you still can meet the interesting winners who make up LRC and win our contests.

Recommended Read: Take An Inside Look At The “No-Frills” Kenyan Training Camp Where Champions Eliud Kipchoge And Stephen Kiprotich Live And Train Kipchoge and Kiprotich have the money to live a fancy, modern lifestyle, but choose to live in bare bones conditions, sharing small rooms with other runners and doing their share of communal chores as their optimal training environment.


Track Coach Problems

Track Officials In Ohio Struggling To Find Somewhere To Purchase Blank Cartridges For Their Starting Pistols Apparently manufacturers aren’t concerned with making blanks because track officials/coaches are the only people who want to buy them.

Your Help Is Needed

LRCEthiopian Distance Runners Need Your Help After Truck Plows Into Them, Killing One And Severely Injuring 4 Others - Please Consider Donating To Their Recovery

One Ethiopian runner is dead, another is in critical condition after a truck plowed them over on a training run on Saturday. Help them now. *Donate here.

Some Pretty Absurd Doping News

You Won’t Be Seeing The Alternative New Zealand National Flag In Rio Many athletes were behind the change in the NZ flag since theirs is often confused with Australia, but the vote was 56.6% for the original flag.

First Impressions Q&A With Greek Pole Vaulter And Stanford Alum Ekaterini Stefanidi Stefanidi talks about her first coach, first competition, first injury and other random things.