Week That Was

seidel-mayorLRC WTW: The Year Of The Women’s Half Marathon, A Premature Celebration, And An Introduction To Fancy Chemutai And Sondre Moen 2017 has been a revolutionary one for women in the half marathon. We look at that, Fancy Chemutai and Sondre Moen, and a premature celebration and runners going off course.

Middle Distance News

Doping News: Russia Ready To Return?

High School XC Corner

Will Usain Bolt Be Back In 2019?

Interesting Coaching-Related Links

Lots Of Action In New York In Two Weeks

Upcoming Action / Looking Ahead

Elite Distance Stuff: Team Ajee Wilson Grows

Are The Penn And Drake Relays Worth Saving?

arkansasLRC Arkansas Creates “National Relay Champs” And Like Everyone Else In College Sports Says, “The Only Thing That Matters In Life Is Yourself”  Penn and Drake are the most popular track meets in America. Arkansas has decided they are going to start a new meet – for Power 5 schools only – on that weekend. We wonder what John McDonnell thinks.

NCAA Fan Super Polls Are BAAACK For Conference Action

Syracuse CelebratesLRC Who Is Going To Win NCAA XC? Who Will Win Each Conference? 2017 NCAA Cross-Country Fan Polls Are Open National and conference voting now open.

Non-Distance News

ARD: You’re Next, China

Big City Marathon 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?

Negative News

Non-Pro Road News

The Marine Corps Marathon Was Sunday *Results

Molly Seidel And Abbey D Are BAAACK

LRCFormer NCAA Champs Molly Seidel & Abbey D'Agostino Go 1-2 At 2017 Mayor's Cup XC And Chart Paths To Healthy Futures

Seidel got a dominant win in her first race since March. Both former NCAA stars have new plans to stay healthy.
Discuss: Molly Seidel And Abbey D’Agostino Go 1-2 At Mayor’s Cup In Boston

More Weekend Action *Results: *Toronto *Venice *Great South Run

Toronto: Philemon Rono (2:06:52) Breaks All-Comers Record And Wins $50,000 Bonus By 2 Seconds – Marta Merga (2:28:18) Wins Women’s Race (link updated) Dickson Chumba was second in 2:09:11. The women’s race went out in 71:01.

Other Links That We Found On A Lazy Saturday Afternoon

News From The Commonwealth

Women’s Distance News

Sprints And Jumps

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.