Dreams Become Reality

jagerweddingLRC Evan Jager’s Fairy Tale 2016 Continues As He Gets Married In Sweden Jager married Sofia Hellberg-Jonsén on Saturday in Sweden. Read about the wedding and how they met.
*MB: Sorry Ladies (And Fellas): Evan Jager Is Married!

News From Oregon

Olympic Hosting News: 2016, 2020, 2024

International Road Results

Previous Chicago News

RRW Confident But Cautious, Stephen Sambu Is Ready For Marathon Debut Carey Pinkowski picked Sambu as his first elite due to his “deep integrity.”

LRC Great News: Watch Chicago Live On LetsRun.com Tomorrow 8am Eastern Tim Hutchings and Ed Eyestone on call. Also available on NBCSN with Todd Williams and Paul Swangard.

Press Conference LRC Great Weather Is In The Forecast – Will The Men And Women Go For Fast Times Without Rabbits? Conditions ideal for a fast time appear to be in the forecast for Sunday, but will the elite men and women go for a fast one? We give you the inside scoop.
*After Visa Glitch, Dickson Chumba Finally Gets To Chicago And Says He’s Ready To Go “I’m not sure why I was the one whose visa was delayed. I’m yet to meet with the people who are responsible. Whether it was intentional or not, I will not let anyone take the title from me easily. I came here with one purpose and that is to take the title and go home a champion, nothing less.”

Puskedra on his way to fourth at the Olympic Trials in FebruaryLRC Luke Puskedra And Diego Estrada Both Say They Are Ready – Could A Sub-2:10 Be In The Cards? Puskedra: “There’s a resurgence in American distance running and I want to jump on the back end of it.” Estrada says he’s going out between 3:00 and 3:05 per km (2:06-2:10 pace). 

Women’s Preview: LRC It’s A Clash Of The Kiplagats As Florence And Edna Square Off On The Streets Of Chicago

Men’s Preview: LRC Dickson Chumba Goes For The Repeat As Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Do Battle

LRC 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.

Olympics News

Toronto Is Next Weekend

More Depressing News

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

It’s mid-October. It’s time to get excited for NCAA xc.

VoteLRC Who Are The Top 10 NCAA XC Teams In The Country? 2016 NCAA Cross-Country Fan Polls Are Open We need to figure the top 10 teams heading into Pre-NCAAs and Wisconsin.

The last time we saw Ostrander on a cross country course, she took second at NCAAsLRC Analysis Who’s #1 on the Men’s Side, How Good Is Stanford and Three Other College XC Questions Ahead of Wisconsin/Pre-Nats Weekend If you want to win NCAAs as a team, you’d better run well this weekend. Every single year for the last 15 years, the eventual men’s NCAA champion has won on this weekend. The race of the week is the men’s race at Wisconsin as it includes the top three teams in the country and a great individual battle between NAU’s Futsum Zienasellassie, Syracuse’s Justyn Knight and Stanford’s Sean McGorty.

Recent General Doping Updates

Columbus Day Action

Sisson, who turns 25 on Wednesday, gave herself a nice early birthday present: her first national titleLRC Emily Sisson (31:47) Dominates To Win First National Title At Tufts Health Plan 10K For Women/USATF 10K Champs With Molly Huddle absent as she’s getting ready for her marathon debut, Emily Sisson did a great job of imitating Huddle by crushing the field.
*RRW: Emily Sisson Runs Away With First National Title At Tufts 10-K

Lance Armstrong In The Headlines Again

Have They Finally Seen The Light?

Other Action This Weekend

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Sprint / Field News

2020 & 2024 Games Issues

Sprint News: Was Usain Bolt Not Marketed Enough?

Russian (Doping) News

More From The Weekend

Chicago Analysis

LRC Analysis 7 Quick Takes: Two-Time World Champ Abel Kirui Wins After Great Duel With Dickson Chumba; Florence Kiplagat Dominates In 2:21:32 (updated link) Kirui got the win by 3 seconds over Chumba in 2:11:23. Stephen Sambu was 5th in his debut (2:13:35) while Diego Estrada was the top American in 8th (2:13:56). For the women, former World Champ Edna Kiplagat was runner-up about 2 minutes back and Serena Burla was the top US woman (7th – 2:30:40).

More US Road Action *Results: Army 10 *USATF 10 Mile *TC Marathon

If You Read One Running Article All Month – It Needs To Be This One

Must Read Washington Post Expose Of USATF Head Max Siegel – USA Track And Field CEO Has Alarmed Some Insiders With His Spending And Style The article is full of shocking allegations – lavish travel, possible sales tax fraud, a threat to **** people up, and a whole lot more.
 Breaking: Max Siegel Expose in The Washington Post – It’s going to be tough for him to survive this!! 

Previous Shocking News

March 17-20, 20

2015 World Champ In Pole Vault, Shawn Barber, Tested Positive For Cocaine At Olympic Trials But Wasn’t Banned As He Got It After Kissing A Woman In A “Craigslist Casual Encounter” Both the woman and her now ex-boyfriend, who watched some of the encounter, testified at his hearing.

The Sub-2 Hour Marathon

Fancy Bears / Russian Doping Updates

Hosting News: Obama Criticizes IOC