Weekly Recap

butler-callahan-do-not-use-Denver-PostWTW Running’s Version Of Sergio Dipp, A New 10k WR, Galen Rupp, Jordan Hasay And More We take a look back at the week in running and along the way introduce you to a new road race in Colorado.

Looking Ahead to Sunday

Hasay_Jordan-BostonM17LRC Jordan Hasay and Galen Rupp will get their final tuneup races for Chicago at the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly Half on Sunday Rupp doesn’t have much competition but Jordan Hasay will have her hands full in the women’s race with Meseret Defar and two Boston marathon champs.
*MB: Official 2017 Philly Half Discussion Thread – Rupp and Hasay get ready for Chicago 

Worlds Photo Galleries 2000+ Photos *Best 200 Photos  *Podium/Celebration/Race Finish Galleries *More

And You Thought Worlds Were Way Over

gault800liveLRC The Greatest Race At Worlds You Never Heard About: The Epic Pure Guts Media 800 With LetsRun.com’s Jonathan Gault  This race almost warranted a splash page. Side-by-side racing the final 100m.  Full video, with post-race interview with hurdling great Allen Johnson.

image4LRC Meet The Winners Of The $200,017 Running Warehouse Worlds Prediction Contest A Londoner, a guy from Portugal, and a guy who used to manage the Guam track team came out on top.

NCAA / High School News

Today’s Doping / Corruption Updates

Great North Run *Results

Sprinter News

NCAA XC Top 10 Countdown

LRC 2017 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #4 BYU & #3 Arkansas Believe it or not, Arkansas hasn’t been on the podium since 2005 but that should change this year. BYU, which will be helped by super frosh Casey Clinger, likely will be there as well.

LRC 2017 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #4 Oregon & #3 Stanford Reigning champ Oregon returns its top 2 from last year while Stanford returns nearly everyone and has a ton of new talent as well.

Men: #6 Colorado & #5 Stanford 
 #8 Oregon & #7 Wisconsin
Men: #10 Oklahoma State & #9 Iona
Women: #6 NC State & #5 Michigan
#8 Penn State & #7 San Francisco
Women: #10 Providence & #9 Arkansas

Lots Of Interesting Administrative News


Non-Distance News

5th Avenue Mile

Screenshot (1549)LRC Nick Willis (3:51.3) Wins His 4th Title & Jenny Simpson (4:16.6) Wins Her 6th At The 2017 5th Avenue Mile  Willis kicked late to turn the tables on Chris O’Hare (who beat him on Thursday on Long Island) as Simpson earned her fifth straight title, tying PattiSue Plumer‘s 27-year-old event record in the process.

*MB: Official 2017 5th Avenue Mile Discussion Thread – Simpson v Coburn + King Ches makes his pro debut

Pre-Race: Nick Willis Q&A The star shared his wisdom with LetsRun.com.

Bolt Updates

Marathon Updates

Distance News

Non-Distance News

News From Japan

News From Kenya

Sad News: Jamaican Sprinter Jordan Scott Dies In Car Crash In Kingston, Jamaica The 20-year-old was driving with with fellow sprinter Michael Campbell, who ran in the 4 x 100 heats for Jamaica at Worlds. Scott died in the crash, but Campbell survived and is currently in hospital.

Other Distance News

For The Running Form Nerds

The World’s First Sub-30k On The Roads By A Woman

Screenshot 2017-09-09 at 2.00.28 PMLRC Joyciline Jepkosgei Smashes 10k Road World Record – Becomes First Woman To Break 30 On The Roads With A Sensational 29:43 The world half marathon record holder wasted no time getting after it as she broke the 5k road WR with a 14:33 split.
*IAAF Recap Benard Kimeli took the men’s race in 27:10.
*MB: Official 2017 Birrell 10k Dicussion Thread – Women’s Sub-30 WR attempt 

Doping / Corruption News

More Road News