We’ve Lost One Of Our Own

LRCRest in Peace Our Friend - Running Legend Ed Whitlock Dead at the Age of 86

The sport lost one of its great ambassadors.

More Results From The Weekend

2017 NCAA Indoors *Schedule And TV *Live Results *Post-Race Video Interviews *Day 1 Video Replay *Day 2 Video Replay

MB: Official 2017 NCAA Indoor Track And Field Champs Day 2 Live Discussion Thread

Screenshot 2017-03-11 at 21.03.25LRC Best Ending Ever? Texas A&M Men Win Their First NCAA Indoor Title By Half A Point After Coming From Behind To Win 4 X 400 What a conclusion to the meet, plus a little controversy with a DQ in the 400 that cost Florida. *Full Video Of NCAA-Deciding 4 X 400

ed-cheserek-3k-2017-indoorsLRC Twice Is Nice: Oregon’s Edward Cheserek (3K/5K) & Colorado’s Dani Jones (DMR/3K) Win NCAA 3K Titles To Complete Their Doubles The King cemented his status as a legend and Dani Jones began her quest to become one.

karisa-nelson-cant-believe-it-samfordLRC From No-Name To National Champ: Samford’s Karisa Nelson Outkicks UNH’s Elinor Purrier To Win The 2017 NCAA Indoor Mile Last year as a 4:28 1,500m runner, Nelson said she wanted to be a pro runner. Now that doesn’t sound so crazy.

Screenshot 2017-03-11 at 21.33.36LRC Upset City! New Mexico Freshman Josh Kerr Stuns Edward Cheserek & Runs Away With 2017 NCAA Mile Title Scottish sensation Josh Kerr did the unthinkable and outkicked King Cheserek in the mile Saturday night.

raevyn-rogers-2017iLRC Studs Raevyn Rogers And Emmanuel Korir Get Impressive 800m Titles Rogers won her 4th straight NCAA 800m title while the freshman Korir showed he may soon start a streak of his own as he won #1 despite not having run a track workout in 3 weeks before NCAAs started.

HS Nats Are This Weekend As Well *Results

US Distance Interviews

New Balance HS Nats Pre-Meet

NCAA Distance Previews

LRC Men’s + Women’s DMR Preview: Expect Oregon’s Edward Cheserek To Put The Team On His Back Again As The Ducks Shoot For A DMR Sweep Believe it or not, the Oregon women have never won the DMR at NCAAs. Look for that to change on Friday as we think the Ducks will win both DMR titles.

LRC Women’s 3K/5K Preview: Erin Finn & Katie Rainsberger Try To Stop NCAA XC Champ Karissa Schweizer From Pulling Off The Distance Double Karissa Schweizer hasn’t lost a race since October, and when we look at her, we’re reminded of Molly Seidel last year or Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino in 2013-14 – NCAA XC champs who got hot and kept it rolling all the way through indoors.

LRC Men’s 3K/5K Preview: The Edward Cheserek Show Rolls On; Can He Break The NCAA All-Time Record For Individual Titles (15)? Edward Cheserek will likely become the most decorated runner in NCAA history this weekend at Texas A&M.

LRC Women’s Mile Preview: Oklahoma State’s Kaela Edwards Aims To Become First Repeat Champion Since 1990 It’s been 27 years since there was a repeat winner of the NCAA women’s mile but that likely will change this weekend unless UNH’s Elinor Purrier or Penn State star  freshman Danae Rivers can pull off an upset.

LRC Men’s Mile Preview: Collegiate Record Holder Edward Cheserek Is Heavily Favored But Don’t Forget Oklahoma State’s Josh Thompson Or CU’s Ben Saarel Collegiate record holder Edward Cheserek is the HEAVY favorite but Oklahoma St. coach Dave Smith, who has coached 11 sub-4 milers since 2009, is giving his star, Josh Thompson, free reign to go for broke, “Swing for the fences. Maybe you get it, maybe you blow up and get eighth. But either way, I think it’s more fun to say let’s go for it.”

LRC Women’s 800 Preview: NCAA Record Holder Jazmine Fray Of Texas A&M Battles Defending Champ Raevyn Rogers Of Oregon The collegiate record holder versus the winner of the last 3 NCAA 800s. It doesn’t get much better than this.
*Register Guard: History Will Be On The Line For Oregon Ducks And Edward Cheserek At NCAAs The UO women go for their 7th title in 8 years and the all-time meet scoring record while the men try to win their 4th straight and Cheserek is set to break the record for most individual NCAA titles.
*Raevyn Rogers Is Happy To Be Underdog At NCAAs “It takes the pressure off my back, but at the same time, it gives me that underdog feeling that I have to work for it even more, and it motivates me to prove that I can be better.”

LRC Men’s 800 Preview: Penn State’s Isaiah Harris Leads A Field In Which Nine Guys Have Broken 1:47 This Year 9 men under 1:47. Two freshman phenoms. An Olympic Trials finalist and many more. The men’s 800 is certainly a good one.
*Gordon Mack Thinks There Should Be An NCAA Team Championships Held The Week Before The NCAA Individual Championships

Nike Gets Lots Of Mid-Week Press – Some Good And Some Bad

US News

Ryan Hall Believes The Two Hour Marathon Is Possible Now … On A Treadmill Hall thinks it’ll be a while before we see one on the roads, though.”I’ll be excited the first time I see a marathoner go out under 60 minutes. Just doing that alone will be a pretty big step towards the sub-two-hour marathon.”

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

Post NCAA Sprint Analysis

Devon and Kendell Williams via @UGATrackLRC Post NCAA Sprint News: Edward Cheserek May Never Win The Bowerman Thanks to Christian Coleman, The Oregon Women Are Amazing, and Brother/Sister History in the Multis The future of US sprinting is all of a sudden very young.

Sprint Stuff

Sunday Road Action

USATF 15K Champs *Results

LRC Jordan Hasay And Leonard Korir Win 2017 USATF 15K Road Championships At The Gate River Run Korir won a close race over fellow 10k Olympian Shadrack Kipchirchir by one second in 43:22. So close, in fact, that the results initially had Kipchirchir in first. Hasay ran 49:28 to get a 14-second victory over Emily Infeld. *USATF Recap *Discuss

News From Down Under

Olympic / Admin News

Sprint Stuff: Congrats Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Jumping Headlines

Drug News

US News

Were The 2016 & 2020 Olympics Bought And Paid For?

Speaking Of Olympic Scandals And Corruption – Lots Of Fascinating News Is Coming Out Of Kenya 

Sad News From Europe

NOP Doping Story Continues To Get Big Press In Europe

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

NCAAs Day 1 Friday

Must be the mustache - Ole Miss celebrates their DMR victoryLRC DMR Madness: Colorado Goes From 9th To First To Win Women’s DMR, Ole Miss Gets Title #1 A Little More Easily Colorado got its first NCAA DMR title thanks to a crazy anchor from Dani Jones, and Ole Miss got a program defining win.

Cheserek-5k-i-2017LRC Karissa Schweizer And Edward Cheserek Win NCAA 5,000m Titles In Convincing Fashion Karissa Schweizer had to deal with front runners Anna Rohrer and Erin Finn but had too much left in the tank. Cheserek completed step one in the individual triple.
*Cheserek’s 5,000 Win Was His 16th NCAA Title (14th Ind.) That’s a record but he’ll get the real record (most individual titles) Saturday.

Screenshot_20170310-202915LRC Deajah Stevens Breaks American Record In 200m And Then Is DQed The Oregon women are so good they still should go 1-2 in the 200 without Stevens in the final.

Screenshot 2017-03-10 at 19.01.18LRC NCAA Mile Finals Set – Josh Thompson Wants To Take Down Cheserek – “I respect the man, but I’m not afraid of him.” Recap of the mile prelims.

LRC 800 Prelims: Women’s Final Should be a Classic, Some Turmoil on Men’s Side 

LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

Sport Politics: The Corruption Never Ends

USATF Ruling

LRC A Setback For The USATF National Office And Board: 12 Of 13 USATF Youth Committee Board Members Suspended Without A Hearing Must Be Reinstated The good news for the National Office is that Youth Chairman Lionel Leach is still suspended through May 24th. USATF should be ashamed for suing and suspending without a hearing, Dorothy Dawson, who won one of USATF’s highest awards in 2010.

Post-2017 European Indoor News / Laura Muir Is A Star

Japan’s ’91 World Championships Gold Medalist Hiromi Taniguchi Calls For Tokyo Marathon Top 3 to Be WC Team – Brett Larner says his logic is false Larner wants Kawauchi on the team.

UK & Irish Journalists Are Tired Of Being Played For Fools

If It Walks Like A Duck, Quacks Like A Duck … Irish Journalist Goes Off And Basically Calls Team Sky And Mo Farah Dopers …  The journalist’s most poignant memory of Farah is him being totally exhausted as a complete also-ran in 2009. Then he became tied to two coaches with doping accusations currently surrounding them – Salazar and Aden – and now he’s a world beater.
*MB: Irish journalist calls out Mo Farah….. Big time 

2017 European Indoor Champs *Results

Sunday: RRW Sunday Recap: Laura Muir Completes 1,500 / 3,000 Double At 2017 Europeans In Style – Garners Her Second Championship Record With 8:35.67 Switzerland’s Selina Büchel won a very close 800 by .01, setting a NR at 2:00.38 as Adam Kszczot came through as the favorite in the men’s race.

NCAAs Are This Weekend And Sadly One Deserving Runner Won’t Be There #Ridiculous

Danielle ShanahanLRC NCAA Punishes Coach and Athlete … For Knowing And Following The Rules – Nation’s 10th-Fastest 5,000 Runner Barred From NCAA Meet The NCAA is famous at times for being a stickler to obscure rules. Well, now it’s punishing a collegiate coach and his athlete because he both a) knew and b) followed the rules. Brilliant. As a result, the nation’s 10th fastest 5,000 runner, Loyola Marymount’s Danielle Shanahan (15:52 PR), won’t be competing at NCAAs.
*MB: Woman runs 15:52 5k (#10 in NCAA): NCAA screws her over and won’t let her run because her coach followed the rules!