Brianna Rollins Gets Suspended

getty-rollinsLRC Brianna Rollins, Olympic 100 Hurdles Champ, Is Banned For 1 Year For Not Being Available For Three Drug Tests Utterly idiotic and avoidable. She took the blame but her agency and USATF were noted in the arbitrators decision.
Discuss:  Olympic 100h Champ Brianna Rollins gets 12-month ban for 3 whereabouts violations 

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Is Sunday *TV & Streaming

Mary Keitany celebrates her win in New York last year *More 2015 TCS New York City Marathon MarathonBravo, This Field Is A Work Of Art LRC The Greatest Women’s Marathon Ever? London 2017 Is Absurdly Loaded; How Fast Will Mary Keitany Go? The London Marathon website has called this “the best elite women’s field ever assembled” and they may be right. This field is RIDICULOUSLY loaded. There are four sub-2:20 women and four more sub-2:22, including world champ Mare Dibaba, Chicago champ Florence Kiplagat and Berlin champ Aberu Kebede. Plus track studs Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivian Cheruiyot (who is making her debut).

First time's the charm: Thweatt shined in her marathon debut in NYCLRC Americans Laura Thweatt And Kellyn Taylor Are Racing The 2017 London Marathon – How Fast Will They Go? The two 2:28 marathoners are looking for PRs in the UK.

bekele-berlinLRC 2017 London Marathon Men’s Preview: Kenenisa Bekele Takes On Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Feyisa Lilesa, Abel Kirui & Rising Star Daniel Wanjiru In Another Stacked Race Even without Eliud Kipchoge, the 2017 London race is LOADED as Bekele (Berlin), Ghebreslassie (NYC), Kirui (Chicago) & Wanjiru (Amsterdam) all won big fall marathons, while Lilesa took Olympic silver in Rio. Kenyan stud Bedan Karoki (’15 World XC/’16 World Half silver) is also making his debut.

Non-London Sunday Road Action: WR Holder Jepkosgei & Sara Hall In Japan

LRC Goes To Kenya

4C2A4693LRC My Trip To A Possible Doping Camp In Kenya: What I Saw When I Spent A Day With Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong LRC founder Weldon Johnson was at Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong‘s training camp in Kenya a couple of weeks before her positive “A” sample doping test was announced.

Doping News

Olympic News

Outside Boston Coverage

Reads That We Really Enjoyed

Sprint Stuff

Drug News

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

The Most Interesting Week That Was Of 2017?

2017 World Relays Are Sat & Sunday *Schedule, Entries & Results *TV & Streaming

LRC 5 Things We’re Looking Forward To At the 2017 World Relays — And 2 Things That Need to Be Fixed We break down the 4 x 800s for you and wonder if Team USA can defend their two gold medals.

Sprint Stuff


NJ Running Legend And Two-Time NYC Marathon Champ Tom Fleming Dies While Coaching HS Track Meet The 2:12 marathoner won the NYC Marathon in 1973 and 1975 and finished second in Boston twice.
*MB: RIP: Tom Fleming -1973 and 1975 NYC Marathon champ – has passed away

Upcoming Action: World Relays Are This Weekend


2017 Boston Marathon *Tracking And Live Results

kirui-wins-boston-2017LRC Updated Geoffrey Kirui Outduels Galen Rupp Over Final 5 Miles To Win 2017 Boston Marathon A great run by Kirui to put back a stiff challenge from American Galen Rupp.

Kirui and RuppLRC 7 Thoughts On Men’s Race In Boston: Galen Rupp More Than Leads The Way With Six Americans In Top 10 A Kenyan may have won and a Japanese guy was 3rd, but Galen Rupp led the American invasion (these points are in our full race article above).

LRC Boston Winner Geoffrey Kirui Does “… 70% (of) the preparation of a real marathon runner.” Life isn’t always fair.

Jumps And Throws

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.

Random / Interesting Other News

African Distance News

News From The UK

2017 Boston Marathon Rankings

Hasay_Jordan-BostonM17LRC The Boston Marathon Report Cards Are Out – We Rate the Runners A Through (DN)F We rank the top 10 and the Americans on their Boston performances. Someone pictured might have gotten an A+.

Good Read: Interview: Ato Boldon Gives His Advice On What It Takes To Go Pro Out Of High School Even though his athlete Khalifa St. Fort went pro successfully Boldon said that, “I think it’s almost never the right choice.”

Drug News

More Recent Sprint/Field Results

Boston Women

Edna Kiplagat Wins BostonLRC Updated Edna Kiplagat Wins Boston And Possibly $500,000 As Jordan Hasay’s Debut Is A Huge Success, Desi 4th Kiplagat crushed it from 30k to the finish and got the big win as Hasay hit her debut out of the park.

Hasay_Jordan-BostonM17LRC 4 Thoughts On Women’s Race In Boston – Kiplagat Hopefully “Doing It the Right Way,” Hasay’s Debut For Her Mom A Smashing Success, Plus Updates On Favorites Cherono And Linden These thoughts are in our full recap above but weren’t when initially published.

It Was A Record-Breaking Saturday On Both The East & West Coasts *Mt. SAC Results *All NCAA Results

Rogers will go for NCAA title #3 this weekMt. SAC 800 Madness: Raevyn Rogers 1:59.10 NCAA 800 Record At Mt. SAC, Breaking Old Record By .01 Suzy Favor Hamilton‘s record had stood since 1990.

Clayton Murphy Runs 1:43.60 At Mt. SAC He won by over 2 seconds and is now the 3rd-fastest man in history for April.
*Other Mt. SAC Results Deajah Stevens won the 100 (11.00 PR) and 200 (22.31). Ronnie Baker went 9.99 in the 100m.
*Ronnie Baker Recalls His Worst Moment In The Sport – When He Bombed The Final At The 2015 World University Games

True sliced two seconds off his old American record

BAA 5k: LRC Ben True (13:20) Breaks His Own American Record, Molly Huddle 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 runners-up as Sifuentes broke the course record.

Other Results

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.

More Drug News: Russia Crash And Burn

Upcoming Road Racing