Week That Was

WTWWTW: A Closer Look At BYU's Dominance, Praise For Mo Farah, Galen Rupp, & Katelyn Tuohy, Let's Get Excited For World Indoors

We also take a look at the 2017 TCS Amsterdam Marathon and tell you what Bulldogs of Yale show what they have in common with Georgetown other than a bulldog as a mascot. Plus Kyle Merber's wedding makes the Daily Mail.

US Distance Stuff

GB News

TCS Amsterdam Marathon *TV & Streaming *Tracking And Results

Amsterdam Delivers: Lawrence Cherono Runs 2:05:09 Course Record As 5 Guys Break 2:06, 8 Break 2:08 And 14 Break 2:10! Cherono’s close was impressive as Tadelech Bekele won the women’s race in 2:21:54. Zane Robertson was a DNF.
*Audio Interview With Coach Canova After The Race
*MB: Official 2017 TCS Amsterdam Marathon Live Discussion Thread 
*MB: So if Galen Rupp had run Amsterdam, he would have been at best 3rd and maybe 5th?

Lisbon: Eunice Chumba Upstages World Marathon Champ Rose Chelimo On A Hot Day At The Rock ‘N’ Roll Lisbon Half Chumba ran 68:48 while Chelimo was 3rd (69:48). Birhan Nebebew won the men’s race in 62:02 while Sarah Chepchirchir (2:27:57) and Ishhimael Bushendich Chemtan (2:10:57) took the marathon titles.

The Sprints

RW: Devastating California Wildfires Wreak Havoc for Races, Runners, And Their Families Sara Hall‘s and Kim Conley‘s families were among those affected by the fires and had to evacuate.
*MB: Bay Area Smoke: Train normally, dial back, wait it out?

Corruption Stuff

Field Eventer News

Q & A With The Legend Who Has Held An American Track Record Longer Than Anyone Else

johnny-grayLRC Q&A Johnny Gray Talks About Having American 800 Record For 32 Years, Why He Considered Taking Drugs, & His Thoughts On Ajee Wilson Gray, the longest holder of a US track record (32 years and counting), shares all in this no-holds-barred interview. Who does he think has more potential – Clayton MurphyDonavan Brazier or Boris Berian? Does he have doubts about Ajee Wilson after her positive test? All of that and more.
*MB: Fantastic Johnny Gray interview
*MB: Is Johnny Gray’s American Record run the fastest negative-split 800m of all time?

 An Olympic Champ Hangs 'Em Up 

Spanish Olympic HJ Champ Ruth Beitia Announces Retirement At 38 Years Old Beitia retires after an impressive career where at 36 years old in Rio she became Spain’s only female Olympic champ ever.

Drug / Corruption Updates

2017 Wisco And Pre-Nats Were Fri. / Sat. *Wisco Results *Pre-Nats Results *Other Results

MB: Official 2017 Wisco / Pre-Nats Discussion Thread- Who you got?

Linkletter after his winPre-Nats LRC 2017 Pre-Nats Analysis: Who Surprised And Bombed Today In Louisville? The #1 Colorado women were upset by #2 Oregon but don’t write them off. Individually, UNH’s Elinor Purrier upset Karissa Schweizer as well. In the men’s race, BYU’s Rory Linkletter got the win as the Cougars CRUSHED it. Who is better on the men’s side, #1 NAU or #2 BYU?

knight-fisherLRC 2017 Wisco XC Men’s Recap: Justyn Knight Edges Grant Fisher As NAU Dominates, But Who Were The Biggest Winners And Losers? Friday’s 2017 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madison played out very much the same as the 2016 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational as for the second year in a row, the No. 1 Northern Arizona men and Syracuse’s Justyn Knight emerged as the champions.  We break it down for you and tell you which teams flopped and which teams surprised.

Get used to seeing thisLRC Wisconsin XC Women’s Recap: Ednah Kurgat Leads New Mexico To Victory (Updated with table) New Mexico claimed individual and team victories at the 2017 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madison on Friday.

Week That Was

2007 ING NYC MarathonNYC, NY November 4, 2007Photo: Victah SLRC Who Comes Out On Top In The Marathon: 2007 Ryan Hall Or 2017 Galen Rupp?, Bad TV Coverage, Plus Another German Star This week in our weekly recap, we take a trip down memory lane and compare Ryan Hall‘s great run in New York in 2007 to Rupp’s run in Chicago, figure out how rare Rupp’s win was and see how far away from the WRs Rupp and Jordan Hasay are.
*MB: Allright Letsrun – Who wins, Ryan Hall 2007 or Galen Rupp in 2017? 

End Of Year Awards

Sprint Stuff

Olympic News

NCAA Updates

The US Officially Has A New Teen Phenom

MB: Katelyn Tuohy smashes historic VCP record by 30+ seconds! Tuohy, who ran a 4:24 1,500 in 8th grade and broke Mary Cain‘s NY state mile record as a freshman, ran 13:21.8.
*From The Archives – 2016 – MB: The Next Girls Phenom Has Arrived

Marathon News

Euro AOY Awards