Are you ready for some Friday and Sat. morning XC action? The 60th Campaccio XC Is Worth Watching *Results *TV & Streaming *IAAF Preview

campaccio-top-3-obiri-tiropLRC MB: Hellen Obiri and Muktar Edris Win 60th XC Meet Obiri hammed throughout and showed how she took down Almaz Ayana in Rio. Men’s race was more tactical. *Results

Heath three-peated in Edinburgh earlier this monthComing Saturday LRC Great Edinburgh XCountry Preview: Mo Farah Opens His 2017 Season As Garrett Heath Goes For Four In A Row Mo Farah‘s 2017 campaign begins on Saturday morning in Scotland where he’ll try to prevent Garret Heath from pulling a stunner yet again. Euro XC champ Aras Kaya of Turkey, plus Club XC champ Sam Chelanga and U.S. Olympians Leonard Korir and Hillary Bor also feature in the men’s 8k. In the women’s race, Euro XC champ Yasemin Can of Turkey faces U.S. Olympian Marielle Hall and Sarah PaganoLaura MuirKyle Merber and Will Leer are among the legs in the mixed-gender 4 x 1k relay. Watch it live starting at 8:15 am ET.
MB: Garrett Heath goes for #4 vs Mo Farah: 2017 Great Edinburgh XC preview

After her 5000 record, Laura Muir says she’s looking to do 1500/3000 double at Europeans “Running here was a lot, lot different to running on a world stage against the Africans – that’s a completely different ball game – but it bodes well.”

World Record News


2016 Was A Record Year For Us In Terms Of Traffic – Thanks For Visiting

An Inside Look At How LRC Operates How a Ragtag Crew Of Almost Journalists Created Running’s Most Controversial Website Author Charles Bethea embedded himself with us during the US Olympic trials and got a behind-the-scenes look at how we operate. His article in Outside magazine includes some really nice quotes from Tim Layden, “… their best quality is that they don’t give a shit about offending people,” and Nick Willis, “It gave me a ton of inspiration. LetsRun is one of the primary reasons high-quality coaching and training have improved in ­America.”
*MB: Long Article on Letsrun… in Outside Magazine

Enjoyed The Article Above? Then Check This Article On LRC’s Founding From Marathon And Beyond In 2009 The LetsRun Phenomenon

Lots of Interesting Reads on A Friday

Post Retirement News For The Eatons

Sprint / Hurdle / Jump / Throw News

Olympic News

Two Interviews We Liked

Administrative News’s World And US Rankings

*Men’s Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge Caps A Historic Year As World #1 As Breakout Marathon Star Galen Rupp Leads The Americans
*Women’s Marathon: London/Olympic Champ Jemima Sumgong Tops The List; Shalane Flanagan Top American
*Men’s 3,000/5,000:
Mo Farah Is #1 Again; Paul Chelimo Tops U.S. List After Shock Silver In Rio
*Women’s 3,000/5,000:
Almaz Ayana Is World #1; Shannon Rowbury Or Molly Huddle For U.S. #1?
*Men’s Steeple:
 Men’s Steeple: Conseslus Kipruto Ascends To #1 After A Year To Remember; Evan Jager (#2) Leads Americans Again
Women’s Steeple: Ruth Jebet Leads The Way; Olympic Medallist Emma Coburn Tops U.S. List For Third Straight Year
*Men’s 1,500: 
Olympic Champion Matthew Centrowitz Is Our World #1
*Women’s 1,500: Faith Kipyegon Unseats Genzebe Dibaba As World #1; Jenny Simpson Back On Top Of U.S. Rankings
*Women’s 800: Caster Semenya Is the Clear World #1; Kate Grace Finishes A Shocking Year As U.S. #1
*Men’s 800 David Rudisha Is On Top For 2nd Year In A Row; Olympic Bronze Medalist Clayton Murphy Leads The Americans

IAAF End-Of-Year Reviews: *Jumps *Throws *Multis *Hurdles *Relays *Racewalks  *Mid-d *Long Distance *Road & XC

Athletics Weeklys Rankings: Top 3 International Rankings For All Women’s Events You can see their top 10 rankings by purchasing a digital copy of their bumper 112-page end-of-year stats special.

Two-Time Irish Olympian and 1969 NCAA 880 Champ Frank Murphy Dies Due To Parkinson’s He also anchored two DMR teams to victory, won 8 Penn Relays titles and was on 3 NCAA xc championship teams.

GBR News: Laura Muir Started Off 2017 Just Where She Left 2016 – On Fire

Laura Muir Destroys British Indoor 5k Record That Had Stood Since 1992 With A 14:49.12! It was the first sub-15 in British history as it destroyed Liz McColgan-Nuttall‘s 15:03.71 record. *Race Video

The Eatons Retire

screenshot-32LRC The World’s Greatest Athlete, Ashton Eaton, Retires In His Prime; We Pay Tribute With Our 5 Favorite Ashton Eaton Memories The greatest decathlete ever and his wife are both calling it a career at age 28. We pay tribute by sharing our five favorite Ashton Eaton memories.
*Oregonian *CBC *BBC
*MB: Ashton Eaton retires
*MB: World’s greatest athlete retires and 3 hours later there is nothing on front page of ESPN and

NBC Henry Marra – Coach Of The Eatons – Is Thrilled, Calls It A “Fantastic Decision”

Sprint / Jump News

Non-LRC Year-End Rankings And Looks Back