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IOC Members Are Opposed To Thomas Bach’s Plan To Award The 2024 And 2028 Olympics At The Same Time There are rumors that Bach wants to award 2024/2028 to LA and Paris at once, but several influential IOC members disagree.

58-Year-Old Brit Becomes First To Achieve 40-Year-Span For Sub-3 Hour Marathons Steve Smythe ran his first marathon in 2:54 in 1976 and this weekend ran 2:56 to break the record for longest sub-3 span. (His PR is 2:29:42, set in London in 1981.)

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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.

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.

Pro Distance Stuff

Some Brief Doping News

2017 Müller Indoor Grand Prix *Full Results *TV & Streaming

Muir Totally Spent AfterwardsThis One Lived Up To The Hype LRC 2017 Müller Indoor Grand Prix Recap: Mo Farah And Laura Muir Get European Records, Cas Loxsom And Ben Blankenship Get World-Leading Wins The final IAAF World Indoor Tour event of the year was a great meet as it featured European records for Laura Muir and Sir Mo, world leads and wins for Americans Cas Loxsom and Ben Blankenship, plus a Kenyan record for Hellen Obiri and Aussie record for Ryan Gregson.

MB: Official 2017 Muller Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix Live Discussion Thread
MB: Mo Farah goes home VICTORIOUS
MB: Mo Farah would’ve butchered Andy Butchart 2day

Multiple European Indoor Championships In The Books

Some Incredible HS Performances

Pro Road Action

Kenyan Erik Titus Whacks 8 Minutes Off PR – From 2:15:43 To 207:43 CR – At Seville Marathon And it’s not like he had a great half marathon PR either (1:02:26). In the women’s race, Spain’s Paula González defended her title with a big PR of 2:28:54.

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.

Sprint Stuff

News From Kenya

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.

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

Sprints, Jumps And Throws

2017 World XC Is Going To Be Awesome

Kenya’s Team Is Loaded Leonard Barsoton Stuns Favorites Bedan Karoki And Geoffrey Kamworor At 2017 Kenyan XC Championships Barsoton stormed from 3rd to 1st in the final 500 but the Kenyan team is loaded as Kamworor and Karoki both made it.
*Bedan Karoki Opts Out Of Kenyan World XC Team He wants to focus on training for his marathon debut in London.

14:43 5ker Irene Cheptai Surprises Herself And Wins Kenyan XC Women’s Title She won by more than 5 seconds and was more than a  minute ahead of 6th. Defending world champ Agnes Tirop and Olympic 1,500 champ Faith Kipyegon also made the team.

Olympic News: Budapest May Be Out Of 2024 Race

Important Tokyo News

2020 Olympics May Be Stifling Hot Shocking Study: Tokyo 2020 Will Be The Hottest Olympics In History – Athletes Face Risk Of Sroke And you can thank NBC for this fact as in 1964, heat wasn’t an issue as they were held in October.
Press Report: 2020 Olympics will be the hottest in history

Tokyo Marathon Is Next Weekend And Brett Larner Takes An Incredibly In-Depth Look At Its New Course The old finish of Tokyo has been hated by everyone for years. Now they’ve got a new course and new finish.

Pre-Birmingham News

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

US Distance / Training Group Updates

International Distance News