The Best Races Of 2017 (Recaps And Video)

Shalane Flanagan after winning NYCLRC The Best Races Of 2017: Gold & Silver For U.S. In The Steeple, Shalane Wins NYC, Kipchoge Runs 2:00:25 & More  From the track to the roads we’ve got you covered. We reflect on the most exciting races of 2017, including history from Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs, major marathon wins from Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp, the brilliance of Eliud Kipchoge and some NCAA action.

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Mo Farah Shocks Himself And The Bookies

Screenshot 2017-12-17 at 21.15.39A Stunned 50-To-1 Longshot, Mo Farah, Wins British Sports Personality Of The Year Award Farah had been nominated for the award so many times and somehow only once finished once in the top 3 (he wasn’t even in the top 3 with double Olympic wins last year) that he didn’t attend in person this year and was stunned to win. The live national TV video feed then went out. Video and Farah’s reaction here.
Discussion: And the winner of 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year is Mo Farah
Brits what’s the American equivalent of British Sports Personality of Year Award? 

More Awards: Coaches Behind British 4 X 100 Team Named British Coaches Of Year
*Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

    Sprints And Jumps

    NCAA News: The Bowerman Award

    News From Africa

    A Four-Time Tour Winner Goes Down?

    The Commonwealth Games Are In April

    NCAA News – The 2017 Bowerman Award Gets Announced Friday

    Russian Ban Updates

    More From USA Marathon Champs

    LRCParker Stinson Went For It, Tim Ritchie Got It Done, Sara Hall Doubled Down, A 50-Year-Old Made The Trials And A Jerry Lawson History Lesson

    Sara Hall completed a nice double, Tim Ritchie kept the Saucony team rolling, Parker Stinson went for it, a 50-year-old made the Trials, and a history lesson on Jerry Lawson.

    *Recommended Read: USA Marathon Champ Sara Hall Defies Convention Hall has always had great range and now is enjoying the success her non-standard approach is bringing. “In my mind, I flash back to times that you are thinking you aren’t even good at this sport. It makes you realize that, wow, when you hear those voices, don’t believe those voices.”

    More Gatlin Doping News

    Assorted International Distance News

    The World’s Biggest XC Fan

    fanLRC Meet Mr. Cross-Country, The Sport’s Biggest Fan Cross-country’s biggest fan, Michael Mahon, resides in Massachusetts, where for the past 33 years he has traveled to over 1,747 career meets, bag of cans in tow. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
    *Michael Mahon – Mr. Cross-Country – Share Your Favorite Story Here

    Sunday Road Action

    Add This To Your Christmas List?

    Independent Study (Funded By Nike) Finds That Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Actually Could Make You Run Faster They found energy saving of between 2% and 6% – with an average of 4%. A big criticism of the study is it wasn’t blind testing, so the placebo effect could be at play.

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    Zatopek 10 *Results

    Stewart McSweyn Runs 28:37.28 To Beat Out Former NCAA Champions Patrick Tiernan (28:38.94) And David McNeill (28:47.54) At Zatopek 10,000m Celia Sullohern won the women’s race in 32:31 over World Champs marathon 9th placer Jessica Trengove (32:35). In the 1,500s, World Junior 5th placer Matthew Ramsden (3:40.08) and Brittany McGowan (4:14.18) took the wins.
    *Pre-Race Interviews: *Tiernan *McNeill

    Great Edinburgh XC Is January 13

    Women’s Distance News

    Assorted International News

    RIP News

    More Weekend Results

    Foot Locker High School XC Champs *Results *Race Replay

    Screenshot (1627)LRC Claudia Lane Dominates To Repeat As Champ, Misses Joining Sub-17:00 Club (link fixed) 17:03 for Lane as only 3 women in the last 30 years have ever gone sub-17. She’ll attempt to be first-ever 3-time girl’s champ next year.

    Screenshot (1649)LRC Dylan Jacobs Wins To Make Carl Sandburg High In Illinois The First With Two Different FL Champs (Lukas Verzbicas) As Soph Graydon Morris Is 2nd Jacobs turned the tables on rival Daniel Kilrea as sophomore Morris moved up to take second and could become the second boy ever to run at 4 Foot Lockers (Jorge Torres).

    LRC Official Foot Locker Nationals 2017 Live Thread 

    2017 Fukuoka Marathon Was Incredible *Fukuoka Results

    Screenshot 2017-12-03 at 00.40.37Wow! LRC Norway’s Sondre Moen Makes History, Smashes European Record To Win Fukuoka In 2:05:48 Moen, who ran 59:48 during his buildup, became the first non-African born male to break 2:06 on a record-eligible course as he stunned the world and Bedan Karoki. 2012 Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich grabbed second in 2:07:10 just ahead of the Suguro Osako, who set a new Nike Oregon Project record of 2:07:19.

    Justin Gatlin Scandal 2.0?

    Screenshot 2017-12-18 at 17.03.37Justin Gatlin’s Entourage Caught Up In Undercover Doping Sting, Gatlin Fires Coach Dennis Mitchell The Telegraph from the UK went undercover and said they needed help training an actor to be an athlete in the film. Robert Wagner, an agent who occasionally works with Gatlin, and coach Dennis Mitchell both reportedly said they could get him steroids with the agent also saying Gatlin used them. *Discuss

    Post BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards

    Non-Pro News

    More International Pro News

    (Russian) Doping/Scandal Updates

    European XC Champs In The Books *Results

    Kaan Kigen Ozbilen And Yasemin Can Make It A Turkish Double Victory At European XC Championships Ozbilen won by 9 seconds over Spain’s Adel Mechaal, helping Turkey to a 3-point team win over Spain. On the women’s side, Can won easily while GB took the team title.

    USATF Marathon Championships *Results

    Sara Hall of Redding, Calif., wins the 2017 USA Marathon Championships women's title at the California International Marathon in Sacramento, Calif., in 2:28:10 (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly)RRW Sara Hall And Tim Ritchie Win 2017 USA Marathon Titles At Cal Int’l Marathon Hall won in 2:28:10 just 5 weeks after running 2:27:21 in Frankfurt while Ritchie ran a new PR of 2:11:55.
    *CIM Going The Extra Mile To Stop Race Cheats In addition to analyzing results, CIM hired Marathon Investigation’s Derek Murphy to help catch cheats and even catch people pre-race who tried to hire a “bib mule.”

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