Quote Of The Day

– Usain Bolt yelling at trackside officials at the Nitro Athletics Meet #2 after the Australian team was given 40 points for last place, enough for the overall team win even though they were the DQed from the 4 x 100. Eventually, after the national TV audience had signed off, they were given -10 points and Usain Bolt’s All-Stars were the team winners.

2017 RAK HALF Marathon Mania

Screenshot 2017-02-09 at 22.12.33LRC Peres Jepchirchir Runs 65:06 Half Marathon World Record And Collapses at Finish! updated What a race! The world-half marathon champ Jepchirchir had to run a world record of 65:06 to defeat Mary KeitanyJepchirchir ran 30:33 from 10k to 20k (a time that only 2 Amercians have ever run faster than) to pick up the $100,000 World Record bonus. Bedan Karoki won the men’s race. We break it all down.
*MB: Race of the Year (So Far): 2017 RAK Half Marathon Starts at 9:45 PM ET – Official Discussion Thread.

Nitro Athletics #2 *Results

Bolt en route to victory in London last yearDennis Mitchell Would Be Proud Usain Bolt’s All-Stars Win Nitro Meet #2 In Absurd Fashion All Australia had to do to win was walk the baton around the track in the 4 x 100 but they dropped the stick and got -10 points in a penalty instead of 40 for a win, but the national TV audience was told Australia was the winner.  Bolt was taking it seriously and said he’d file a protest if the score wasn’t correct.
*Daily Mail: Usain Bolt Furious At Referree Error At Nitro Athletics
*Australian Sprinter John Steffensen Beats Usian Bolt … In Practice And With A Huge Head Start
*IAAF Recap Of Nitro #2 Ryan Gregson won the elimination mile in 4:03.

More Mid-Week Action Pascal Martinot-Lagarde Wins 60H In 7.51, Olympic Heptathlon Champion Nafissatou Thiam Excels In Triathlon In France The triathlon is where you do 3 events of the multi.

Coming In May Stacked Pole Vault Will Take Place At 2017 Pre Classic With All 3 Olympic Medalists + Shawn Barber Renaud Lavillenie, who set his outdoor PR in Eugene, will be looking for a record 5th straight win in Eugene.

LRC’s Jon Gault Goes To The Super Bowl

IMG_2074LRC What’s It Like To Go To The Super Bowl (And Watch Your Team Storm Back From 25 Down And Win) LRC’s Jonathan Gault went to the Big Game and fortunately for him he didn’t leave early. He tells us what it’s like attending a Super Bowl in person.

Discuss: Jon Gault’s Rules for the Superbowl: 1) Cheer for the Patriots, not against the Falcons and 2) Don’t be an asshole

Assorted Admin News

Random But Interesting

Post-Weekend NCAA News

Super Saturday Was Full Of Action *Full Results

leonard-korir-usa-xc-champ-17LRC Six Takeaways From Some Fantastic Action Across The Globe On Super Saturday What a day. Laura Muir and the Kenyan-born Americans were fantastic.We give you the highlights as we doubt you can spend all of Sunday and all of Saturday glued to your TV or PC.

leonard-korir-usa-xc-champ-17USA XC: Leonard Korir Wins, Aliphine Tuliamuk Dominates As Do Scott Simmons’ Kenyan-American Men Scott Simmons-coached athletes swept the top 4 places on the men’s side at the USA XC champs as Leonard Korir got the win. Aliphine Tuliamuk dominated the women’s race.
*OK State’s Michelle Magnani Wins Jr. Girls Race
*CSU Pueblo’s Paul Roberts Wins Jr. Boys Race

Wilson winning USAs indoors last yearATI RRW 2017 Armory Track Invitational Full Recap: Ajee Wilson And Sammy Watson Impress With Fast 600m Times In the men’s mile Andy Butchart impressed and the men’s 3,000 was physical and featured shoves and elbows between Drew Hunter and Daniel Winn.

Super Saturday Talk On Our The Fan Forum

More Weekend Track Coverage *All NCAA Results

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

The NYRR Millrose Games Is Saturday *Watch Live Over The Air On NBC 4-6pm ET

Andrews racing Erik Sowinski in the 1k at Millrose two years agoLRC A Fan’s Guide To The 2017 Millrose Games: Centro Steps Up To Face The Studs In The 3K; Murphy-Andrews Showdown & Rowbury Vs. Hassan Vs. Grace Headline Wanamaker Miles Millrose is the most historic indoor meet in the World and our preview is even better. We break it down for your in 4,200 words. Your welcome.

centrowitz-book-father-sonElder Matt Centrowitz Will Fulfill The Promise He Made To His Son And Get His First Tattoo On Friday He promised he’d get a tattoo if Matthew won gold in Rio. He’s chosen “Christ the Redeemer.” Speaking of ink, have you bought Matt’s book yet? We highly recommend it. Buy it now as the first LetsRun.com Virtual Book Club meeting is in two weeks.
*LRC Legendary Athlete, Father And Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It

Midweek News Of Note

Prince Harry Beats Prince William And Kate Middleton In Sprint At Charity Event This is proof that one should never get married and never have kids if you want to keep running as your #1 priority.

Tokyo Prosecutors Question Japanese Olympic Head Over Controversial Payments To Consulting Firm With Ties To Papa Diack In international business, it’s sadly often a fine line between consulting and bribery.

2018 World Indoors In Birmingham Will Likely Start With A High Jump Only Day It was going to feature 3 days of competition but now organizers want to run the high jump on the night of the opening ceremony.

Another World Record For Dibaba

LRC Genzebe Dibaba Gets World Record #6, Runs 5:23.75 For 2,000 Meters In Sabadell, Spain She destroyed the 18-year-old indoor record by 7 seconds and also beat Sonia O’Sullivan‘s outdoor mark of 5:25.36.

*IAAF Meet Recap Poland’s Adam Kszczot won the 800 in 1:46.31 while Euro silver medalist Adel Mechaal won the 3K in 7:48.

Vivian Speaks

GB Track News

Jamaican Sprint Stuff

US News: USATF Pulls Out Of World U18 Champs

Upcoming: Amazing Women’s Field At Friday’s RAK Half

Meet The Freshman Who Is Taking The NCAA By Storm

Korir after his shocking 1:14.97 600 in Albuquerque on January 20 LRC Who Is Emmanuel Korir – The Freshman The Set A World’s Best In The 600m? “I Think He Could Be A World Champion In The 800” UTEP coach Paul Ereng knows a thing or two about 800-meter phenoms – he used to be one himself, winning Olympic gold in 1988 as freshman at the University of Virginia. Now Ereng’s got one on his hands in the form of Korir, the freshman who set a world indoor best of 1:14.97 for 600m last weekend (since surpassed), and he thinks greatness lies in Korir’s future.

Week That Was

LRC The Week That Was In Running: The Colorado Milers, Snow Cross Nationals, Callum Hawkins, Amy Cragg And More Plus a funny clip of Jenny Simpson delivering good news on national football signing day.

Doping News: Dawn Harper-Nelson Tests Positive

News From Oregon

More Road Action From The Weekend

Some Big News From The IAAF: Russia Will Miss Worlds

IAAF Votes Unanimously To Maintain Russian Ban Through The 2017 London World Championships The IAAF task force head Rune Andersen said Russian officials still fail to acknowledge the problem and that the plan is now for Russia to not be reinstated until November 2017.
*The Telegraph Article

*IAAF Freezes All International Transfer Of Allegiance With Immediate Effect Are the days of Turkey, Qatar and Bahrain dominating “European” championships over?
*IAAF Publish Qualification System And Entry Standards For 2017 Worlds

Road / XC Results

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

centro-jr-tatLRC Exclusive LetsRun.com Exclusive: Read Chapter Two of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son” LetsRun.com doesn’t beat around the bush. Neither does Matt Centrowitz. He’s so confident you’ll like his book, he’s letting you read a whole chapter for free. Purchase the book now and come back at the end of February and participate in the first ever LetsRun.com Virtual Book Club.

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 1,500 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.