“If Matt Centrowitz writes a book, you buy it and read it.”

centrowitz-book-father-sonLRC Legendary Athlete, Father and Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It An autobiography by a man who failed every single class in middle school and was in trouble with the law but went on to set an American record in the 5k, make two Olympic teams and raise a son who broke America’s 108-year Olympic drought in the men’s 1500 has a lot of potential. Add in the fact that he roomed with Bruce Jenner and skipped school to hang out with Steve Prefontaine on the day he died and you’ve got a must read. Purchase Like Father, Like Son: My Story on Running, Coaching and Parenting now and be a part of the 1st-ever LetsRun.com Virtual Book Tour in one month.

This Will Please Many

mitchell-gettyLRC Dennis Mitchell Is No Longer USATF’s Head Relay Coach The controversial coach is out as USATF apparently always hires a new relays coach after the Olympics.
*MB: Confirmed: Dennis Mitchell Out As US Relays Coach!!

The Week That Was Is Back From Paternity Leave

Principe (right) at the Dartmouth Relays with another fast kid: Aidan Cox, WTW Meet HS Star DJ Principe, Matthew Centrowitz Gets Disrespected, And A Statistical Reason As To Why Men’s Track Is More Popular Than Women’s This week we also take an in-depth look at how often the world #1 wins the Olympics and compare the depth of the three spring World Marathon Majors.

Olympic News

News Of Note

The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Is Saturday In Boston *Start Lists / Schedule *Meet Home

Latest Russian Doping News

International Distance News

Indoor Track’s Opening Day Is Saturday *Watch Live On NBCSN From 4-6 ET

2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Track and Field Press ConferenceLRC Clayton Murphy Is Stepping into Paul Chelimo’s Lion’s Den, Centro is Still Motivated, Why Jenny Simpson Rarely Runs Indoors & the Pros’ Super Bowl Picks – Notes from the 2017 NBIGP Track fans it’s officially time to get excited. The pro US season starts Saturday.

Centro Looks Over the Wrong ShoulderLRC 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Preview: Two Loaded 3,000s, Matthew Centrowitz In The Mile And A World Record Attempt In The Women’s DMR The pro track season begins in earnest on Saturday with the 2017 NBIGP – the US’s lone IAAF World Indoor Tour stop. The men’s 3k (Paul Chelimo, Clayton MurphyEric JenkinsDejen Gebremeskel) and women’s 3k (Shannon RowburyHellen ObiriSifan Hassan) both look fantastic, but there’s a lot of exciting other action –  Duane Solomon vs. Donavan Brazier in the 600, a battle between the last two Olympic champs in the women’s PV and Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlinBrenda Martinez and Jenny Simpson are teaming up to attack the DMR WR.

IAAF Preview: Olympic Champ Ekaterini Stefanidi Vs Jenn Suhr In The Pole Vault In the sprints, young stars Noah Lyles and Candace Hill are in the 300s.

Russian Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova Will Race In The 800 Don’t expect too much from her as she only ran 2:10 earlier this month in her first race back from injury.

Distance Pros Speak

America Has A New Distance Star

Sally Kipyego Wins 2014 NYC Half MarathonLRC America Has A New Distance Star: Olympic 10,000m Silver Medalist Sally Kipyego Now A Citizen The Olympic silver medalist at 10,000m in 2012 has a 5,000m pb faster than any American and was 2nd at the NYC Marathon this last year.

More US Distance News

Women In The News

More Upcoming Action: Get Psyched For The Wanamaker Mile

Post Weekend Track Updates

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

Doping News: Jamaica May Appeal For Bolt’s Gold

News From Africa

Sprints / Throws / Jumps News

Assorted Distance News

GB News

A New ARD Report, A New Russian Whistleblower

Latest ARD Doping Report: New Russian Whistleblower Provides Footage Of Banned Coaches Still Working With Athletes And Says “No Changes Really Took Place” (includes video and article) Russian 1,500 runner Andrey Dmitriev thinks 70-80% of Russian athletes are doping. *Discuss

Ryan Hall And Michael Wardian Have Started Their 7-7-7 World Marathon Challenge