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keitany-21701-LRC Mary Keitany The Heavy, Heavy Favorite In New York With 60% Of Fans Thinking She’ll Break The Course Record 95% of voters think she’ll win and the median voter in our prediction contest thinks she’ll break the course record by over a minute.

LRC Shadrack Kipchirchir (13:57) Wins 6-Way Kick, Molly Huddle Earns USATF Title #25 (15:24) At 2017 USATF Road 5K Champs Kipchirchir beat out Thomas Curtin & Kirubel Ersassa as 6 men finished within 2 seconds of each other, while Huddle dusted a field that also included Molly Seidel (2nd, 15:35) and Natosha Rogers (3rd, 15:39). Full results in article.

*MB: USATF Abbott Dash to the Finishline 5k USATF Champs LIVE Thread

The Inside Scoop From NYC

IMG_2980LRC Lelisa Desisa Guarantees Victory, Lemi Berhanu Wants To Run 2:06, Wilson Kipsang Explains Berlin DNF, & More From NYC We also spoke with top women Mary Keitany (focused on the win, not the course record), Edna Kiplagat, and Betsy Saina (“redebuting” under new coach Patrick Sang following her DNF in Tokyo) as well as Geoffrey Kamworor & defending men’s champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie.

Messsage Board:

*Kamworor has run Kipchoge’s workouts, but wants to keep running track
*Desisa: “Yeah. I’ll win.”
*Coach Gemedu Dedefo reveals the real story behind Guye Adola’s 2:03:46 debut marathon record in Berlin
*Betsy Saina on the differences between Jerry Schumacher & Patrick Sang
*Wilson Kipsang explains his Berlin DNF

IMG_20171102_134547694LRC Meb Reveals What He’ll Miss Most About NYC, Shalane Says She’s Had Her “Best Buildup Ever” & More Thursday Notes We also heard Jared Ward dish on the #2 BYU men, Shadrack Biwott discuss his move to Hansons-Brooks, and spoke with the NAZ Elite duo of Kellyn Taylor & Stephanie Bruce.

Full NY Coverage In 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Special Section

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Major Change Coming In 2019?

IAAF To Introduce New World Rankings System As Qualification Route To Major Championships Rather than a time standard, an athlete’s’ position on the IAAF World Rankings list will be “based upon the points they score, with the amount determined by their performance and place as well as the importance of the competition in the IAAF global calendar in which those results are achieved.”
*IAAF Release

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keitany-21701-LRC Women’s Preview: Mary Keitany Goes For Four Straight Against Edna Kiplagat & Shalane Flanagan Who are the leading ladies for Sunday’s NYC Marathon? Find out here.

Wilson Kipsang Wins New YorkLRC International Men’s Preview: Ghebreslassie Guns For Repeat, Kipsang Tries To Bounce Back, & Kamworor Returns To The Marathon Which of the following 5 men will win NY on Sunday – Wilson KipsangGhirmay GhebreslassieLelisa DesisaLemi Berhanu, or Geoffrey Kamworor?

Meb, Galen, and JaredLRC U.S. Men’s Preview: Can Meb Close Out His Career As The Top American? Or Will Jared Ward, Abdi Abdirahman Or Shadrack Biwott Stop Him? 4 real high quality American men that will battle in NY this weekend – past champ Meb Kefelzighi, Olympic sixth placer Jared Ward, the ageless Abdi Abdirahman, and Shadrack Biwott, who has been top 5 in his last 2 majors.
*MB: Who will be the top American man at 2017 NYC Marathon? Meb, Abdi, Jared, or Shadrack? 

Alicia and Ryan Shay

LRC Digging Deep: The Legacy Of Ryan Shay Ten Years After His Death At Olympic Marathon Trials 10 years ago this week, Ryan Shay died suddenly at the Olympic Marathon Trials in New York. We look at his legacy a decade later. *Donate To Ryan Shay Foundation

Recommended Read: RW: “Capping A Legendary Career, Meb Keflezighi And His Team Prepare For A NYC Curtain Call” A very nice profile on Meb’s dedication with great quotes from him, coach Bob Larsen and his wife Yordanos.

Deep Fields Set For USATF 5K Champs

USATF 5K Champs Are Saturday In NYC At The Abbott Dash To The Finish Line 5K The men’s race has Paul Chelimo, Ben True, Leonard Korir, Shadrack Kipchirchir, Hassan Mead and Donn Cabral. Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay, Abbey D’Agostino, Brenda Martinez and Desi Linden lead the women.

Wayde van Niekerk Out For 6-9 Months

Wayde Van Niekerk world recordMB: Wayde van Niekerk ACL TEAR! Tears ACL In Celebrity Tag Rugby Game! Van Niekerk injured himself in a touch rugby game for celebrities on Oct 7. He didn’t realize the severity of the injury until later but has put his honeymoon on hold to have surgery in the US today. He’ll be out 6-9 months.

17 Days To Go Until NCAAs And Things Are Heating Up

Post-Conference Champs Editorial

BYU-dominatesLRC  What About The Sport? Portland, You Shouldn’t Be Tanking Your Conference Meet The #3-ranked Portland Pilots didn’t think they could beat BYU at conference, so they trotted out a team that wasn’t their best. Jonathan Gault weighs in and LRC supports his view coaches shouldn’t blow off conference meets.

Frankfurt Marathon *Live Streaming *Runner Tracking & Results *Frankfurt Stats

Results  Shure Tola (2:05:50) And Vivian Cheruiyot (2:23:35) Win As Dewi Griffiths (2:09:49 Debut) And Sara Hall (2:27:21 PR, 2:28:26 Previous) Are Top Non-Africans In 5th The NAZ Elite guys ran pretty well as Scott Smith ran a big 2:12:21 PR (2:14:40 previous), Scott Fauble 2:12:35 (debut), and Matt Llano 2:13:42 (2:12:28 PR).
*IAAF Recap

Frankfurt Message Board Chatter

Women’s Distance News

Road News: NYC Is Next Week

NCAA News: Conference Champs Weekend *Conference Championships Central

Non-NYC Distance News

Abbot Dash To Finish Line USATF 5k Champs

IMG_20171102_123925212_HDRLRC Paul Chelimo Aiming For World Indoor 3k Gold, Brenda Martinez Done With The 800, Ben True Has A New Coach – Abbott Dash To The Finish Line USATF 5k Notes News and video interviews with Paul Chelimo, Molly HuddleBen True, Brenda Martinez, Hassan Mead, Leonard Korir and Desi Linden in advance of Saturday’s USATF 5k champs in NY.

Non-Distance International News

Van Niekerk Post-Surgery Update

Wayde Van Niekerk Has Successful Knee Surgery To Repair ACL Tear Yesterday he did his first rehab session which his manager said “went well.”
*Tweet From Van Niekerk “Successful op done and dusted! ✅ Rehab already started ✅ Ready for the hard work ahead ✅”

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More Upcoming Road Action: Fukuoka Should Be Interesting

One Of The Best Weekends Of The Year – NCAA XC Conference Championship Weekend *Live Results & Schedule *TV & Streaming

MB: OFFICIAL 2017 NCAA Conference XC Champs Discussion Thread 

Stanford celebratesLRC 2017 NCAA Cross-Country Roundup: Interesting Stories And Stats From Friday’s Action What a crazy, fun, and exciting day. We try to cover it all – whether it was USC forfeiting at PAC-12s, #2 BYU perfect scoring #3 Portland, Colorado State winning title #1, Colorado losing title #1, Columbia going from last to first, Arkansas winning again, Lamar winning a nail-biter, Syracuse winning a laugher, or Alabama going 1-2-3 and losing.

16-11-18-ncaa-xc-2198LRC Super Fan Polls: New Mexico Edges Oregon On Tiebreaker To Be #1, NAU #1 On Men’s Side The LRC faithful have spoken and we’ve got their national and conference votes.



  • Big 10: Michigan Men Win Wisco went 1-2 but Kevin Sullivan‘s Wolverines are the champs.

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Beer Mile WR Goes Down

Canada’s Corey Bellemore Runs New Beer Mile WR With 4:33.6 Bellemore broke his own WR during the halftime of a San Francisco Deltas professional soccer game. Track and field journalist Cathal Dennehy broke the Irish national record in 4th place with 5:25.2.

Is Drug Testing A Waste Of Money?

Ciarán Ó Lionáird Complains That Sport Ireland Has Continued To Drug Test Him After He’s Already Retired Ó Lionáird gives a bit of a rant about how he thinks drug testing is a waste of money that could go to athletes. “I proved I completed clean, but even if I didn’t, nothing about their behaviour suggested they would have been able to catch me if I was (doping). I still feel like you could micro-dose and get away with it, because people are.”
*Irish Examiner: Ó Lionáird Has Continued To Be Tested Because He Has Not Formally Issued A Retirement Notice To Sport Ireland

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.

Running Warehouse Prediction Contest

2016 New York City MarathonLRC LetsRun.com Running Warehouse NYC Marathon Prediction Contest There is this big marathon in New York on Sunday. Make it even more interesting.

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Running Controversy: Citizenship, Gender And HS Uniforms

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Keflezighi_MebWreath-Boston14Fantastic Read Tim Layden: Meb Keflezighi’s Impact On US Distance Running Meb sums up things nicely with, “My story is the American Dream.” Article includes scoop on Meb’s final workouts from Mammoth Lakes.

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A “Dreams Become Reality” Running Story

Recommended Read:  Check Out This Excerpt From Brandon Hudgins’ Book On How He Battled Against Vasculitis To Achieve His Dream Of Competing At The Olympic Trials In this excerpt from his book, Going the Distance: The Journey of a Vasculitis Patient on the Road to Olympic Glory, Hudgins walks through his decision to quit his job to chase the standard for the 2016 OT. Hudgins has gotten a lot of love over the years on the boards and was the LRC quote of the day a couple of years ago when he first went sub-4.
*Press Release On The Book *Buy It On Amazon

Men’s News That Makes The Cut

Non-Distance News

North American Marathoner News