2016 BOA Chicago Marathon Is Sunday (8:30 AM ET)

Puskedra has come a long way since his 2:28 debut in New York in 2014LRC The Comeback: How Luke Puskedra Bounced Back From 4th Place At The Olympic Trials And His Daughter’s Cancer Diagnosis To Prepare For Sunday’s Chicago Marathon Puskedra’s 14-month-old daughter Penelope, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two days after the Trials, is now cancer-free. That’s allowed Puskedra to focus on cranking out 130-mile weeks (in singles!) in preparation for Chicago.

Women’s Preview: LRC 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Women’s Preview: It’s a Clash of the Kiplagats as Florence and Edna Square Off on the Streets of Chicago The women’s field in Chicago has a total of seven women with PRs under 2:25 including the Kiplagats, Boston champ Atsede Baysa and Kenyan Olympian Visiline JepkeshoSerena Burla (8th at Olympic Trials), Alia Gray (10th at Olympic Trials) and Sarah Crouch (2nd American at Boston) are the top U.S. entrants.

Dickson Chumba wins in 2:09:25Men’s Preview: LRC Dickson Chumba Goes For The Repeat As Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Do Battle No one has repeated in Chicago since Sammy Wanjiru in 2010 (the final race Wanjiru would ever run). Chumba is the best of a shallow men’s elite field that also features two-time London champ Tsegaye Kebede and two-time world champ Abel Kirui looking to resurrect their careers.

Marathon / Road News

Week That Was

Callum-Hawkins-1WTW Usain Bolt Races Celebrities, Callum Hawkins Impresses, So Does Iona, Arizona XC Team Chases A Knife-Wielding Thief, And Pick Your Parents Wisely Want to know what’s going on in the running world? This is your weekly read.

Upcoming Road Action: Chicago Is Sunday

Field Eventer News

Interesting Reads

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.

Sprint / Field News

The Sub-2 Hour Marathon

2020 & 2024 Games Issues

Sprint News: Was Usain Bolt Not Marketed Enough?

Doping News: Sharapova Gets Reduced Ban

Sprint Stuff: Bolt, 100m Science And A New Documentary

Robert Young – Run Across America Fraud

Photos of Young pounding out the miles while riding in the comfort of his RV are unavilable (photo via facebook)LRC It’s Official: Robert Young An UltraMarathon Cheat Inspired in part by the fastest-growing thread in LetsRun.com history started by Asher Delmott, Skins – Young’s primary sponsor – has released a 100+ page independent report to determine if Young cheated in his run across America. The evidence is conclusive, he didn’t run the entire way.
*MB: Robert Young fakes run across America

Great Point: Sean Ingle: If Only Nike And Other Companies Responded With Independent Investigations When Their Athletes Were Accused Of Cheating “Wouldn’t it have been refreshing for Sky, having spent millions funding Team Sky, to bring in independent experts to check everything is above board with their TUE requests?”

NCAA News *All Weekend NCAA Results

The Real Winners From Rio – LRC Running Warehouse Prediction Contest

rw-hires-horizontal-dark-on-whiteLRC Who Rocked The LetsRun.com 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 LetsRun.com 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.

Fancy Bears / Russian Doping Updates

Hosting News: Obama Criticizes IOC

NCAA XC: Who’s #1?

Doping News

Weekend Pro Action