It’s Not Too Early To Start Thinking About Christmas Gifts

LRC Book Review: Run The World By 2:30 Marathoner Becky Wade Is An Easy And Fun Read That Anyone Who Enjoys Running and Travel Will Enjoy Rather than embark immediately upon a professional career, Wade — an All-American at Rice and 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier — spent a year visiting running cultures across the globe. The result is Run the World, a fun log of her running adventures in 22 different countries, including Japan, Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand.

NCAA News *All Weekend NCAA Results

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Big City Marathon News

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International Sprints And Jumps

A Couple More Tributes To The Late Coaching Legend Ed Temple

LRC NCAA XC Rankings

15-11-21-ncaaxc-1272LRC 2016 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: Syracuse #1 In The Nation, Could Be Challenged By #2 Stanford, #3 Oregon, #4 Georgetown We break down the top teams in the country. The front three teams are all stacked.

colorado14LRC More Previews: #5 Iona, #6 Arkansas, #7 NAU, #8 Colorado Colorado could do much better if it doesn’t redshirt its freshman.

*Previous LRC XC Previews: The Colorado women are our #1.

U Of O News

Usain Bolt & The Sub-5 Minute Mile

LRC Usain Bolt On Whether Or Not He Could Break Five Minutes In The Mile: “Of course! I’m not that bad.” Bolt was super confident about it, laughing at the suggestion he couldn’t run faster than 5 minutes and cites his 2:07 800m PR.
*MB: Usain Bolt runs a 2:07 800m. Can he break 5?

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Olympic News

US Action Was Led By 2016 USATF Road 5k Champs *Results

chelanga_hill_usa_5k_providence_18-sep-2016_lotsbomRRW Ryan Hill (With A Kick) And Aliphine Tuliamuk (Thanks To A 4:43 Opening Mile) Win USATF 5k Champs At CVS Downtown 5k In Providence Jordan Hasay 3rd.

International Action

Good Reads

Sprints / Jumps / Throws News

Doping I: The WADA Hack / TUEs

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Road Race Disasters

Interesting Paralympic News

Feyisa Lilesa Continues His Protest From The US

The Real Winners from Rio – LRC Running Warehouse Prediction Contest

rw-hires-horizontal-dark-on-whiteLRC Who Rocked The Rio Prediction Contest? A State Champion High School Coach, A Dude on His Honeymoon – The Talented Winners Span The Globe See who the kings and queens of are. Our winners hail from all over the globe. A state champion coach from the US won overall, but other winners included a woman from England, a 66 flat half-marathoner from Atlanta and a Canadian. Our runner-up made his picks just days after landing the woman of his dreams.

US Olympic News: Team USA Goes To The White House

Admin News

Update On Kenyan Olympic Committee Scandal

It’s Time To Settle The Debate

The Great OnesLRC Debate: After Berlin, Who Is The Distance Running GOAT – Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie Or Mo Farah? The LRC “brains” may have reached a rare consensus.
Discuss: Has Bekele just legitimised his WRs? Clean? GOAT?

screenshot-2016-09-27-at-15-49-47Listen On Demand Special Berlin Marathon Track Talk Podcast With Professor Of The Marathon Sean Hartnett Get the inside scoop on one of the greatest marathons ever. Plus, learn about the reaction of Bekele and Kipsang and the friendship between Bekele and Eliud Kipchoge.

Weekend Upsets Cause Big Changes In NCAA XC Rankings

GB Pros In The News

Doping News: Will Track Make The Same Mistakes As Cycling?

BMW Berlin Marathon Sunday *TV/Streaming Tracking Info *Results

LRC The King Is Back – Kenenisa Bekele Runs 2:03:03 To Defeat Wilson Kipsang In A Race For The Ages In Berlin What a race. Kenenisa Bekele won an epic duel with Wilson Kipsang in 2:03:03 to Kipsang’s 2:03:13 despite getting dropped twice. Aberu Kebede dominates women’s race in 2:20:45. *Rewatch The Race Here

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Russian Hackers Release Data On 2 US Stars

Flanagan Rupp TUELRC Russian Hackers Release Galen Rupp And Shalane Flanagan Anti-Doping Data Rupp had three TUEs listed, all in 2009 for asthma/allergy medication. (Interestingly, Alberto Salazar has written that Rupp had 2 TUEs from 2010 onwards which weren’t in the hack). Flanagan had one, for an IV after being dehydrated at the Olympic Marathon Trials in February.
*Discuss: Galen Rupp, Shalane Flanagan Among Latest Round of Fancy Bears Hacks

Previous Doping News

Negative Running News

Track Season Isn’t Over For Everyone

Sprint Stuff

Our Weekly Recap

chelanga_hill_usa_5k_providence_18-sep-2016_lotsbomWTW The Kenyans Are Really Good At The Half Marathon, The Paralympics Come To An End, Drama At The World Triathlon Champs, Slow Times At The Philly Half, And Usain Bolt Gives Up On The 200? This week we try to figure out why Kenyans are way better at the half marathon than the marathon, point out that the US road 5k champs were won in a time that was slower than the 5k split of a European half marathon, learn that it’s better (from a performance perspective) to be a double amputee than single amputee in the Paralympics, and wonder if fast times will ever return to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon.

Interesting Reads

NCAA XC *Battle In Beantown Results *All Weekend NCAA Results

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The Week That Was

Doping: Hackers Release Info On Multiple T&F Olympic Champions

WADA Gets Hacked

fancy-bearLRC The Russians Have Hacked WADA And Want You To Think Simone Biles Is A Drug Cheat Because She Takes ADHD Medicine Russian hackers have gotten their way into WADA and published a positive drug test for American star Simone Biles. In reality, the positive test is a good thing for the anti-doping movement as it shows the tests work as Biles should have tested positive for the ADHD med she openly declared she was taking.
*MB: The Russians Have Hacked WADA: Leaked Drug Tests/TUEs – Real or Not?

Pro Distance News

Russian / Doping News

Sprint (Usain Bolt) Stuff

Weekend NCAA XC *Results: Roy Griak *Panorama Farms *All Results

Roy Griak: #19 Ranked Portland Men And #30 Portland Women Win Roy Griak Invitational Surprising upsets, especially on the women’s side, although #6 ranked Boise State ran without Allie Ostrander. Colorado State’s Jerrell Mock and Boise State’s Brenna Peloquin took the individual titles. *Results
*MB: Oklahoma Men’s team goes home DEVASTATED
*MB: Ostrander at Griak?

Panorama Farms: MB: #12 BYU men shock #1 Syracuse at Panorama Farms Invite Justyn Knight got the course record, but Syracuse’s Joel Hubbard DNFed, costing them the team win. *Results

Pro-Distance News

US Olympic News: RIP To A Coaching Legend

More On End Of Rome 2024 Bid

The Random And Bizarre

Doping Headlines: WADA-IOC Tension Grows

Post-Rio Talks With Molly Huddle And Abbey D’Agostino

Huddle-boston--2015LRC Molly Huddle Talks About Losing Her 5k American Record And Her NYC Marathon Preparations: “I Kind of Miss The Track Already” (fixed) Molly Huddle may have recently lost the 5,000 American record she once held but she’s not too upset about it, “(Sub-14:40) that’s where the record belongs – we’ll see how much lower it can go.”
*MB: Molly Huddle on Shannon Rowbury breaking her 5000 AR, “(Sub-14:40) that’s where the record belongs.”

LRCOne Month Later, Abbey D'Agostino Reflects on Rio, Her Olympic Fall and Her Rehab From a Torn ACL

D'Agostino said she had a sense, even before her race, that something special might happen. "I felt this affirmation that yeah, I really am going to be there for some reason other than this race performance."

Sprint Stuff

2016 TCS New York City Marathon Fields Released

Ritzenhein_DathanA1-Birm09LRC Might Dathan Ritzenhein Have A Chance To Win The 2016 NYC Marathon? We Break Down The 2016 NYC Marathon Elite Fields We break down the fields for you and note that the men’s field is short on African talent – could that open the door for a win by America’s Dathan Ritzenhein? Molly Huddle will have her hands full on November 6 as Mary Keitany is looking for a 3-peat against Berlin champ Gladys Cherono, 2015 NYC runner-up Aselefech Mergia and Joyce Chepkirui.
*Press Release From NYRR
*MB: 2016 NYC Marathon Fields released – Does Ritz have a chance (only 4 other sub-2:08 guys in the race)?

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