NOP on Front Page of The Sunday Times

Screenshot 2017-02-25 at 17.28.35LRC Leaked USADA Report From 2016 Says Alberto Salazar “almost certainly” Broke Anti-Doping Rules, Used Prescription Meds and Drug Infusions to Boost Performance The Sunday Times got the report from the Russian Fancy Bear hack. Much of it is previous allegations about l-carnitine, but we also have allegations that Mo Farah (and others) were given prescription drugs for performance enhancing not medical reasons and this tidbit that Alberto told Lance Armstrong: “Lance call me asap! We have tested it and it’s amazing”

Conference Champs Weekend Is Here *Conference Championships Central *Streaming Info

LRC Can Ches Get the NCAA Mile Record, How Fast Will the 5Ks Go, and What About the Sport? 3 Storylines at the 2017 BU Last Chance Meet The NCAA mile record is 3:52.88 and the rabbit is scheduled to run sub-3:52 pace. Plus there are some fast 5ks with Evan JagerEric Jenkins, Ben TrueRyan Hill Moh Ahmed in the men’s race and Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson in the women’s.

NCAA DI Conference Championships Previews Get a quick rundown on what to watch out for at the SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and MPSF Championships.

Masters News

Cross Country News

Olympic News

2017 Abbott World Marathon Majors Kick Off In Tokyo This Sunday

2017 Tokyo Is Saturday Night At 7:10pm ET On NBC Sports *TV And Streaming

MB: Official 2017 Tokyo Marathon Live Thread 

LRC Full Women’s Race Preview: Betsy Saina Debuts Against A Trio Of Sub-2:23 Ethiopians We break down the 2017 Tokyo women’s race where 2015 champ Birhane Dibaba takes on last year’s runner-up, 2:21 woman Amane Gobena.

Kipsang set the world record in 2013; he couldn't possibly do it again in Tokyo, could he?LRC Full Men’s Race Preview: The 2017 World Marathon Majors Kick Off & Wilson Kipsang Wants The World Record? Wilson Kipsang just ran 2:03:13 in Berlin. He says he wants his world record back. We think a course record (2:05:42) is more reasonable. But it should be exciting nonetheless and the best part about it is you don’t have to get up early to enjoy. Live Saturday night during prime time.

The Shoe Companies Are Really Cashing In On The Sub-2 Hour Hype: Adidas Launches Shoe To Chase Two-Hour Marathon Wilson Kipsang will be wearing “the only pair of adidas adizero Sub2 shoes in existence.
*MB: Kipsang is wearing the Adidas SUB2 in Tokyo
*Kipsang Predicts 2:02:50 At Press Conference *Video

bumby-getty-dontuseLRC The Bowerman Track Club Goes To Japan: Andrew Bumbalough And Betsy Saina Set To Make Debuts At 2017 Tokyo Marathon The top U.S.-based entrants in Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon both hail from Jerry Schumacher‘s Bowerman Track Club. Saina is coming off a fifth-place finish in the Olympic 10,000, while Bumbalough, finally healthy after almost two years of injuries, is hoping to find success at the ultimate distance.
*MB: BTC teammates Betsy Saina and Andrew Bumbalough do the 26.2, how low will they go?

Recommended Read: NY Times: “Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner In Exile, Finds Refuge In Arizona” Lilesa and his family are settled in Flagstaff, but he still worries about his people in Ethiopia as he shares that his younger brother was beaten and detained by military and his sister-in-law lost her job.

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Doping Updates: Russians Return

Thursday’s Most Newsworthy Info

LRC USATF Announces Rosters For 2017 IAAF World Cross-Country Championships Olympic silver medalist Paul Chelimo is running in the newly-created 4 x 2k relay.

Kim Smith in Philly in 2011New Zealand’s Best Ever? Kim Smith Retires She’s pregnant with baby #2 and a foot injury is preventing her from training how she wants to. She retires as the Kiwi record holder from 3,000 to the marathon. Once she ran a 14:39 indoors and won the race by nearly 3 minutes.

Centro Sr.’s Book Gets Some Publicity

Matt Centro’s Sr Gets Q&A In Washington Post About His Biography And His Son’s Olympic 1,500m Gold

centrowitz-book-father-sonLRC Exclusive Exclusive: Read Chapter Two Of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son” 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 Virtual Book Club.

LRC Review Legendary Athlete, Father And Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It

International Action

2024 Olympics Stuff

Distance Update

Wednesday Distance News

Linden-Flanagan-CraggSt-Boston15Shalane Flanagan Pulls Out Of 2017 Boston Marathon With Fracture In Her Back  Desi Linden and Jordan Hasay now carry female American hopes with Galen Rupp on men’s side.
*Flanagan Talks To Runners World With More Details On Her Injury: “Never take a Ferrari off road.” She got injured running on a treadmill due to the snow in Portland.

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