LRCFast Times in Boston: Edward Cheserek (3:52.01) Breaks NCAA Mile Record, Mo Ahmed (13:04.60) Sets Canadian Record to Lead 4 Men Under 13:10

The record breaking 2017 is underway. Kyle Merber 2nd.
Discuss: Ches FTW!!!!! Merber goes home devastated
*MOH AHMED 13:04 OFF 8FLAT 3K!! Ahmed 13:04.6, Jenkins 13:05. 8, True 13:06.7, Hill 13:07.6 ,Kincaid 13:12.2 ,Lomong 13:12.2, Campbell 13:14.4 ,Derrick 13:19.3

A Magical Day In Japan As Both All-Comers Records Fall @ Tokyo *Results

Screenshot 2017-02-25 at 22.39.45LRC Wilson Kipsang Enters All-Time Great Status With 2:03:58 Japanese All-Comers Record In Tokyo Kipsang now has 4 sub-2:04 clockings to his name. No one else has more than 2. Andrew Bumbalough ran 2:13:58 in his debut.

Screenshot (1078)LRC Kenyan Sarah Chepchirchir Announces Herself As A Marathon Star, Wins Tokyo In 2:19:47; American Sara Hall Runs Big PR Of 2:28: 26 Betsy Saina went for it big-time and blew up and dropped out.

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 Story Lines 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 Jager, Eric Jenkins, Ben True, Ryan Hill & Moh Ahmed in the men’s race and Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson in the women’s.

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

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.”
Mo Farah Says He Is “Deeply Frustrated”; Denies Breaking Drug Rules Farah accuses The Sunday Times of adding his name to the story to make it “more interesting.”
*MB: The Farah “prescription drug” was for VITAMIN D

Sport Politics

Russian Doping Updates

Masters News

Cross-Country News

Olympic News

2017 Abbott World Marathon Majors Kick Off In Tokyo This Sunday

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.

Latest Doping News

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