We Start Boston Week With Some Incredible History

tanakawithshoesLRC Six Years After Seeing The First Atomic Bomb Detonate in Hiroshima, Shigeki Tanaka Became the First Japanese To Win the Boston Marathon And soon the Japanese were a marathoning power. Read all about it.


US Action *All NCAA Results

Doping News

Current And Future Stars In The News

Positive News

Fantastic News NBC And IAAF Reach Long-Term Deal For Broadcast Rights To Diamond League Through 2019 Great news as the Diamond League will be on a much bigger platform now and NBC is becoming the home of track and field on TV in America (they also have rights to USATF meets). Plus, 10 hours of DL on NBC, a huge step up from BeIn Sports last year.

eliud-kipchoge-nnConfusing News Kenenisa Bekele And Eliud Kipchoge Join Forces – They Are Now Part Of The “NN Running Team” Which Seems To Also Be Sponsored By Nike If you understand what this is, please email us. *More From Alberto Stretti.

Our Weekly Recap – 5,000+ Words

Photo from ABC 13 story on BruceLRC WTW: Was Witchcraft To Blame For Joshua Cheptegei’s World XC Collapse, All Hail Stephanie Bruce, And A Possible Scientific Explanation As To Why Women Collapse So Often At The End Of Races In our weekly recap this week, we declare Stephanie Bruce as our new hero as she rocked two races that were 9,000 miles apart in the span of 5 days, we take a look at a very interesting theory that some Ugandans have as to why Joshua Cheptegei blew up, and we try to find a scientific explanation for why so many women collapse at the end of cross country races.

women-collapse-world-xcLRC Does Science Explain Why So Many More Women Than Men Collapse At The End Of Races? The next time you see scores of women collapsing at the end of a race, you might want to think twice before assuming this means they are less tough than men.


City Running

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

International Road/Track Results

Boston Is One Week From Today

Good Read: How Former Basketball Player And NAIA Triple Jumper Cora Gallop Became A Top DI Steeplechaser In her first steeple ever last week, Gallop broke the University of Nevada school record and ran one of the top times in the NCAA this year with 10:14.

Sumgong Tests Positive

4C2A4676LRC Analysis Oh Sh**, Olympic Marathon Champ Jemima Sumgong Tests Positive: What Does It Mean And Where Do We Go From HereThe Olympic and London champ was caught in an out-of-competition test in Kenya as part of the enhanced testing program supported by the Abbott World Marathon Majors. We break down what this means for the sport, for her training group, her agent, her husband/coach, and for Kenya.

*Discuss MB: The emperor has no clothes: Jemima Sumgong has tested positive for EPO!!!

Other Doping News

Long-D News


Women’s Sports Takes Another Hit: Transgender Girl Competeting Against High School Girls In Connecticut As a freshman running without blocks, she is already running times that could win the state championships.
*MB: Trans runner competes against girls

Fast Times At Arcadia Invitational *Results

This Weekend’s Action – Paris & Rotterdam Marathons Are Taking Place *All NCAA Results 

Coming in Two Weeks Bekele is confident in his fitness as London approaches, “I know what I need to do to win.”

Early May: Japan names young team for 2017 World Relays None of the guys on the 4 x 100 team that won Olympic silver last year are on the team as the oldest member is just 20.
*Christophe Lemaitre leads France’s team

Sprint Stuff

Doping Updates: Hacks, Cover-Ups & NOP