2017 Boston Marathon Is Monday

True sliced two seconds off his old American record

BAA 5k: LRC Ben True (13:20) Breaks His Own American Record, Molly Huddles Gets Another Sub 15 But is Outkicked by Buze Diriba (14:54) True has mixed up his approach this year and Huddle is going for the AR at Pre. 
While you were sleeping: Ben True just broke the American 5k record

BAA Mile: LRC 2017 BAA Mile: Michigan Alums Nick Willis (4:13) & Nicole Sifuentes (4:33) Prevail Soratos and McGee were your runner ups.

The Inside Scoop From Friday’s Press Event

"LRC Desi Linden Is All-In (And Wasn’t Surprised by Sumgong’s Positive Test), Alberto Salazar Says Jordan Hasay Is More Prepared For The Marathon Than Anyone He’s Seen Since He Set The WR & More From the Elite Women in Boston Desi Linden says she’ll be devastated if she doesn’t win on Monday while Jordan Hasay revealed that Alberto Salazar has a TON of faith in her.

Rupp was very upbeat at the press conference today

LRC A Smiling Galen Rupp Says He’s Been Pain-Free Since the Prague Half Marathon — “It’s Just Been Such a Weight Lifted Off My Shoulders” An American born man hasn’t won Boston since 1983. That definitely could change on Monday as today Galen Rupp was practically giddy when talking about the status of his foot injury.

LRC Meb Keflezighi Discusses His Rough Buildup Ahead of His Final Boston Marathon, Plus More From the Elite Men At Friday’s Press Conference Get the inside scoop from Friday’s press conference. What racer did famed coach Renato Canova call a “big talent?” What does Wesley Korir think of Jemima Sumgong being busted and can Luke P rebound from his disaster in Chicago?

Emmanuel Mutai of Kenya in advance of the 2017 Boston Marathon (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)

RRW If Emmanuel Mutai Finishes The Boston Marathon On Monday, He’ll Be The First Person To Have Run All 8 Majors Mutai, who has won nearly $1.5 million in prize money during his career, is basically guaranteed to be a winner as long as he finished on Monday, but the 2:03:13 man also thinks he can actually win the race, “I’m looking forward to winning.”

Jumps And Throws

Other Assorted News


More Drug News: Russia Crash And Burn

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International Sprints, Jumps And Throws

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

Boston Marathon Previews

Unlike his debut last year in LA, Rupp has only done marathon-specific training for Boston

LRC Why Galen Rupp Will (& Won’t) Win The 2017 Boston Marathon An American-born male hasn’t won in Boston since 1983. A healthy Galen Rupp would have a great shot at changing that. The question is – is he healthy enough to win on Monday?

Full Men’s Preview: LRC Lemi Berhanu Hayle Goes For The Repeat Against A Field That Contains 5 Sub-2:05 Guys We break down the elite men’s field that will challenge US Olympians Galen Rupp, Jared Ward and Meb Keflezighi in Boston on Monday.

Meb, Galen, and JaredAmerican Men’s Preview: LRC Olympians Galen Rupp, Meb Keflezighi, Jared Ward & Abdi Abdirahman Headline A Stacked American Field

Linden_Desi-BostonM15American Women’s Preview: LRC Can Desi Linden End The U.S. Major Drought? How Will Jordan Hasay Fare In Her Debut? The LRC staff is divided on who is America’s biggest hope on Monday – Hasay or Linden.
*MB: Debate: Who will be the top American woman at the 2017 Boston Marathon – Jordan Hasay or Desi Linden?

Cherono_GladysFV-Copenhagen14Full Women’s Preview: LRC Kenyan Stud Gladys Cherono Leads A Field That Includes Former Boston Champs Atsede Baysa, Caroline Rotich & Buzunesh Deba Gladys Cherono is one of women’s running’s biggest talents and appears to be the woman to beat but Edna Kiplagat and Atsede Baysa have 500,000 reasons ($$$) to pull off the upset.

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.

Outside Coverage

Weekend Track Action *All NCAA Results

Looking Ahead

Week That Was

2017 UAE Healthy Kidney 10KLRC WTW: Jemima Sumgong Tests Positive, Donavan Brazier Runs 1:44, Sub-9 Madness At Arcadia And More Get up to speed on the last week in running.

Drug News

Upcoming Road Racing

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

Russia “Puzzled” By Seb Coe’s Lack Of Progress Claims As Doper Tatyana Lebedeva Slams IAAF For Yelena Isinbayeva Criticism We’d say the fact that she has dopers defending her is another big strike against Isinbayeva’s appointment as chair of RUSADA.

Sprint Stuff

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Olympic / Political News

Two Great Athletes Are Retiring; Another Is Just Getting Going

Tracktown Summer Series Is Back For Year #2

Symmonds_NickFV1-USAout15LRC TrackTown Summer Series 2.0 To Have Allyson Felix, Bernard Lagat, Nick Symmonds And Sanya Richards-Ross As GMs, Plus Why Nick Symmonds’ Final Season May Be A Short One An improved TrackTown Summer Series is back for year #2. We give you the details, plus the news that Nick Symmonds’ career may not make it into July.

Will Roger Bannister Have To Share His Anniversary With Eliud Kipchoge?

Nike Sub-2 Hour Attempt Set For The First Weekend Of May The attempt will go down at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza F1 track in Italy on either May 6, 7, or 8 depending on weather. The date is very appropriate as May 6th is the 63rd anniversary of Roger Bannister‘s first sub-4 minute mile.

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