Week That Was

LRCWTW: Galen Rupp Picks It Up Then Slows Down, NorCal Disbands, And It Was The Weakest Year In The 5,000 Since 1994

The Week That Was is in fine form this week as we talk about Galen Rupp's half in PhillyJordan Hasay's slowdown in Philly, sub-4 mania in Alaska, races with interesting prize money structures and of course the two super-fast half marathons in Europe.

Before Berlin On Sunday, A Look Back

Screenshot 2017-09-19 at 12.11.39LRC Classics #1 A Look Back At A Race For The Ages: Eliud Kipchoge Takes Down Kenenisa Bekele & El Guerrouj At The 2003 World Championships In 5,000 14 years ago, three of the greatest distance runners of all-time squared off at 5,000m and hardly anyone realized it.

International Distance News

US Distance News

Sprints And Jumps

More Weekend Road Results

Olympic News

Russian Doping / IOC Corruption Updates

More Sunday On The Roads

Anti-Doping Updates

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.

Distance News

Non-Distance News

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 

Chicago Adds Some Much Needed Depth

Feyisa Lilesa with his wife Iftu, son Sora and daughter Soko, after winning the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)MB 2017 BOA Chicago Marathon Adds 4 Sub 2:07 Guys Including Olympic Silver Medallist Feyisa Lelisa To Challenge Galen Rupp Chicago will now feature a clash between the Olympic silver and bronze medallists as Feyisa Lelisa (2:04:52), Stanley Biwott (2:03:51), Ezekiel Chebii (2:06:07) and Bernard Kipyego (2:06:19) have been added to the field. *Organizer Press Release

Until 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon

Yuta Shitara at NYC HALfLRC The Craziest Guy in Berlin? Japan’s Yuta Shitara Ran 60:17 for a Half LAST Weekend and Likely Will Go Out With Leaders He’s got a 2:09 pb. We’re not sure how to say cojones in Japanese.

2016 Berlin MarathonLRC Let’s Get Excited: Eliud Kipchoge Vs. Kenenisa Bekele Vs. Wilson Kipsang Vs. World Record Sunday In Berlin It doesn’t get much better than this. 3 global titans, including the greatest distance runner ever (Bekele) vs. the greatest marathoner ever (Kipchoge) on the only course where the world record has fallen the last 15 years.

Non-Elite News

US Distance Updates

Getting You Ready For 2017 NCAA XC

Martin Hehir, Chris Fox, Justyn Knight celebrate the national title (photo by Mike Scott) LRC Feature The Rise Of Syracuse: How A Cross-Country Powerhouse Was Built From Scratch In 10 Years We take an in-depth 6,000+ word look at how Chris Fox and company built Syracuse from nothing into a national champion.
*MB: Syracuse – From Nothing to National Champ – How a Cross Country Powerhouse Was Built From Scratch in 10 Years

LRC 2017 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #2 Syracuse & #1 Northern Arizona Syracuse had storybook 2015 season. NAU had a storybook 2016 season. Which one will get the glory in 2017?

LRC 2017 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #2 New Mexico & #1 Colorado Colorado choked away a national title chance last year but they’ve got a real good shot at winning in 2017, but a top heavy New Mexico team is going to be very hard to beat.

Men: #4 BYU & #3 Arkansas
#6 Colorado & #5 Stanford 
 #8 Oregon & #7 Wisconsin
Men: #10 Oklahoma State & #9 Iona
Women: #4 Oregon & #3 Stanford 
#6 NC State & #5 Michigan
#8 Penn State & #7 San Francisco
Women: #10 Providence & #9 Arkansas

Kenyan Marathoner News

2017 Review

Worlds Photo Galleries 2,000+ 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.

Drug Updates

RnR Philly Half

Galen Rupp (1:02:18) And Meseret Defar (1:08:45) Get Comfortable Wins At Rock 'N' Roll Philly Half

Martin Hehir second on the men’s side (1:04:00), Jared Ward 5th. Jordan Hasay 3rd in (1:10:42).
*Live Thread On Race
*Competitor Group Press Release

Track News

Mid-Distance / XC News *All Weekend NCAA XC Action

Non-Elite Distance News

More Weekend Action

Lots Of Interesting Administrative News