Week That Was

Wilson_Ajee_Millrose_USA_Record_800m_11-Feb-2017LRC Week That Was: Women’s 800m Madness, One Runner From Japan Is Better Than All Of American Men Combined In The Marathon The Last 6 Years, Collegiate Milers And More The American 800m women took it to another level this week, and a Japanese runner reminded us the American men’s marathoners have struggled as a whole.

US Distance / Training Group Updates

Sprint Stuff

News From Kenya

Mid-Week Action In Ireland

USA’s Christina Manning Highlights Athlone Grand Prix With 7.82 Victory In The 60H The time is an Irish-soil record and 8th on the US all-time list. Distance action included Ryan Gregson‘s 3:56 win in the mile while Johan Rogestedt became the first Swedish man to go sub-4 indoors (3:58.11), Melissa Bishop took the 800 in 2:01.42 and Romania’s Claudia Bobocea set an Irish all-comers’ 1,500 record (4:08.19).
*Kyle Langford Breaks British 600m Record With 1:16.10 Erik Sowinski was just .05 behind in second.

US Mid-D Stuff

From Seb Coe / The IAAF

International Distance News

The 2017 NYRR Millrose Games *Millrose Results On 1 Page *Post-Race Video Player

Screenshot (123)LRC 800 Madness At Millrose – Ajee Wilson (And Her Training Partner Charlene Lipsey) Breaks American Record, Sammy Watson Gets Mary Decker’s High School Record Ajee Wilson and her new training partner both had huge PRs to dip under the old American record as Sammy Watson broke the high school record. Updated with video from Wilson and Watson.

Matt Centro Sr. A Bit Amused After His Son's LossLRC Rest Of Millrose Recap: Jenkins And Hassan Win Wanamakers, True Wins 2 Mile Showdown, Centro Struggles And A High Schooler Is #5 In The World In The Pole Vault Courtney Okolo breaking the American record at 500 doesn’t even get in the headline.

*Post-Race Interviews
*RRW: Ajee Wilson Sets American Indoor 800m Record At NYRR Millrose Games

On The Boards:

The Final Meet Of The 2017 IAAF World Indoor Tour Is Saturday In Birmingham *TV & Streaming (8am ET)

Kate Grace poses before competing over 800m at the Weltklasse Zurich IAAF Diamond League meeting on September 1 at the Letzigrund stadium (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)LRC 2017 Müller Indoor Grand Prix Preview: Laura Muir Goes For UK 1K Record, Sifan Hassan Vs. Hellen Obiri In 3K & The Return Of Mo Farah Saturday morning cartoons can wait. You need to make sure you’ve got a few hours on Saturday to watch this meet (8:00 am ET US) as the end of 2017 IAAF World Indoor Tour is a dandy. The US records in the women’s 1000 and 3000 very well could go down and yet we don’t think Kate Grace or Shannon Rowbury will win their races.
*MB: Is the fix in? Andrew Butchart suddenly has to withdraw from Birmingham GP – Mo Farah’s path to victory just got way easier

Podcast Central

International Distance News

Ethiopian News: Lilesa Family Reunites

Feyisa Lilesa Reunites With His Family For The First Time Since Protesting At The Rio Marathon Finish Line Lilesa and his family will head to Flagstaff where he has been staying on a special visa. Lilesa still has hopes he’ll one day return to Ethiopia, but doesn’t have high hopes it’ll happen before Tokyo 2020. *2nd Article
*LRC Archives: The Bravest Olympian in Rio – Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa Risks Death But Speaks Out About Killings of Oromo Protesters in Ethiopia After Earning Olympic Silver in Marathon

*Haile Gebrselassie Talks To Ato Boldon About His New Life As Head Of The Ethiopian Athletics Federation Geb also speaks on the possibility of the 2-hour marathon and proclaims that he thinks Ethiopia has untapped talent in the long jump.

Drug News

Doping Updates

Olympians Speak On US Travel Ban

Training Group 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

Upcoming US Action *All Weekend College Coverage

Mo Farah Headlines

Olympic News

In Case You Are Feeling Overly Hot And Steamy On Valentine’s Day

Chelimo wearing the dhamaSPORT in RioLRC Could A Cooling Wristband Be The Key To Athletes Who Struggle In The Heat? For years, scientists have been working on solutions to keep athletes cool before, during and after competition. We took a look at the dhamaSPORT, a new cooling wristband used by multiple U.S. Olympians in Rio which will also be used by several members of Team USA at the upcoming World Cross Country Championships in Uganda.

UK News

Japan Distance News

Post-Weekend NCAA Stuff

“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.