Don’t Try This At Home

indoor-marathon-womenMen’s (2:21:56) And Women’s (2:44:44) World Records Set During Inaugural Armory NYC Indoor Marathon Malcolm Richards and Allie Kieffer are the record holders. *Discuss

Have You Read This Yet? Goes To Kenya 2016

Tsenov in midflightLRC Exclusive One Week, Three Workouts: Behind The Scenes With Renato Canova, Florence Kiplagat, Thomas Longosiwa And Jairus Birech We have another exclusive update for you from Kenya and are worried that since we aren’t charging you to read this we might be charged with theft, as the intellectual property of one of the world’s greatest coaches is being given away for free. Oh well. His loss, your gain. Our man on the ground in Kenya, Andy Arnold, goes behind the scenes and gives you the rep-by-rep splits of three of the world’s top distance runners as they prepare for Rio. Plus Birech makes an Olympic prediction that Evan Jager fans will want to read.

Nothing To See Here

No One To Face Criminal Charges In Russian Doping Scandal, Says Sports Minister “The general prosecutor’s office carefully examined the report in question and did not find a single legally supported fact to open any kind of case.”

Women’s Distance News

Interesting Reads From Friday

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 Jepchumba and Stephanie Bruce. Plus German Fernandez does the 10k, the college track season heats up and more.

More Distance News

The Hot Drug Topic In 2016 Is Meldonium

Scary Stuff Tim Noakes, Author Of Classic Book Lore Of Running, Is On Trial In South Africa For Tweeting Low-Carb, High-Fat Advice To The Mother Of An Infant Noakes’s 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

2016 Rotterdam Is Sunday

LRC Ayele Abshero And Tsegaye Kebede Targeting Olympic Berths In Rotterdam Watch it live for free on at 10 a.m. local (4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. Pacific).
*Watch Vienna Live At 4am ET As Well

Profiles We Enjoyed

Ian LaMere Dominated (Click for Photo Gallery)Meet NCAA DIII 10,000 Record Holder Ian LaMere, Who Is On Fire In 2015-16 LaMere, who is working a full-time job this spring (co-op), won the DIII XC meet by a record 39 seconds and then ran a DIII record of 28:38 at Stanford (14:32-14:06) – winning by 17 seconds. Next up, a crack at the DIII 5,000 record o f 13:50.
*MB: Ian LaMere New DIII 10k Record
*MB: Where does D3 champ Ian LaMere finish in the D1 race?

Athletics Weekly Catches Up With Super Coach Dan Pfaff A great read as Pfaff implies Greg Rutherford is a “genius,” talks about doping and sweeping the LJ podium in Rio.

giesting-feeneySpikes Looks At The Friendship And Careers Of Chris Giesting And Patrick Feeney The HS rivals were teammates at Notre Dame and now are roommates after college, both running on the gold medal-winning 4 x 400 team at World Indoors.

 Not A Profile, But Interesting 

Not What The Sport Needs

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LRC Twitter Fight With Racial Overtones Breaks Out Between USATF Athletes 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.

*Merhawi Keflezighi Weighs In: “A Call for Respectful And Productive Discourse” “Aggressive and assertive approaches are sometimes necessary, but l do think it is important to resolve all matters, respectfully. … Personally, I would be more critical of the athletes that aren’t advocating for their rights at all.”

African Drug Updates

Olympic News

Dopers Making Headlines In Kenya, Russia The UK And US

Better Late Than Never United Airlines NYC Half Photo Gallery


Sprint / Jump News

Big City Marathon News

More Doping News: Some Good, But Mostly Very Frustrating

Some Overlooked Distance News From The Weekend

Upcoming Sprint Action: 1 Month Until Diamond League Season

Sprint Stuff

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.

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.