2017 USA Indoors Are This Weekend

Wilson_Ajee_Millrose_USA_Record_800m_11-Feb-2017LRC 2017 USA Indoors 600m Preview: What A Clash – Ajee Wilson vs Courtney Okolo Headlines Women’s Field as World Record Holder Cas Loxsom Headlines Men’s Field The 600s at USAs feature some very interesting match-ups but none better than Okolo vs Wilson on the women’s side. But can the WR holder Cas Loxsom deliver the goods on the men’s side or will Donavan Brazier win his first US title?

2017 NCAA Indoors Are Next Week

Cheserek and Blake Haney helped deliver another title to UO last yearLRC NCAA Men’s Entries Analysis: Why Is Edward Cheserek Tripling? And Might He Actually Quadruple? Because Oregon Needs Him More Than Ever Oregon has won the last 3 indoor titles, but this year they face an uphill battle as they, at least on paper, are almost a one person track team. They’ve only got 1 projected individual scorer on the roster not named Edward Cheserek.

The Oregon women won their sixth title in seven years last year in BirminghamLRC NCAA Women’s Entries Analysis: The 2017 Oregon Women’s Track Team Might Be The Greatest In NCAA History There isn’t any doubt that the women of Oregon will win their 7th indoor title in the last 8 years – the only question is, ‘Is this the greatest indoor team in the history of the NCAA?’

LRC 2017 NCAA Indoor Entries Are Out – Edward Cheserek Is Running Mile-3K-5K Triple; What Did It Take To Get Into NCAAs & How Does It Compare To Past Years? (link fixed) Find out what it will take to get into NCAAs (March 10-11 at Texas A&M) and who is running what there.

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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 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.

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

US Distance Stuff

BU Last Chance

Edward Cheserek, coach Andy Powell, and Johnny Gregorek of the University of Oregon in advance of the 2015 NYRR Millrose Games (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)LRC Q&A Q&A With Andy Powell: Oregon Distance Coach Discusses The Greatness Of Edward Cheserek, Learning From Centro And Salazar & How He Peaks Athletes For NCAAs We caught up with Powell after Cheserek’s collegiate record 3:52.01 mile in Boston and he shared details on Oregon’s training system, how Cheserek bounced back from his defeat at NCAA XC and his relationship with Centrowitz, whom he coached to World Championships bronze in 2011.

LRC Fast 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

More From NCAA Conference Champs Weekend

Previous NOP Doping Allegation News

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.” *Discuss

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.

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

Update On NOP & The Sunday Times

Galen Rupp and Alberto Salazar Before His 5000m RecordLRC More From Leaked USADA Report – Alberto Salazar And Dr. Brown Used Risky “Procedures And Prescriptions Medications” To Increase Testosterone And Boost Performance USADA’s leaked report says Salazar “… repeatedly ignored the medical evidence and his athletes’ long-term health prospects.”

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 *Conference Championships Central

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2017 Abbott World Marathon Majors Kick Off In Tokyo This Sunday