The World And US Rankings Are Here – Who’s #1?

Frerichs-CoburnR-London17LRC Women’s Steeple: Emma Coburn Is The World Champ, But Beatrice Chepkoech Is World #1 It was a crazy year in the women’s steeple, making the rankings super difficult but we think we got it right and the US women are #4 and #7.
*Discuss: Men’s and Women’s Steeple World and US Rankings: US Women Go 1-2 at Worlds, But American Men Go 3-4 in Rankings, USWomen 4&7 

Kipruto-rome-2017LRC Men’s Steeple Conseslus Kipruto Kicks His Way To World #1; USA’s Evan Jager Is #3 In World, Stanley Kebenei #4 Kipruto is king of the steeple, but 2 Americans in the top 5 is impressive.

Hellen Obiri Wins in BostonLRC Women’s 3/5k: 2017 LRC World & US Rankings, W 3K/5K: Hellen Obiri Reigns Supreme, Shannon Rowbury US #1 Obiri was dominant this year and gets the top spot. *Discuss 3k/5k Rankings Here

Edris-Chelimo-FarahFH1a-Zurich17LRC Men’s 5,000: M 3K/5K: Muktar Edris Edges Mo Farah For Top Spot, Paul Chelimo #3 Mo Farah‘s loss at Worlds cost him the #1 ranking. *Discuss 5k Rankings Here

Previous LRC Rankings: *M1,500: Manangoi And Centro #1 *W1,500: Faith Kipyegon #1, Jenny Simpson #3 In World *Women’s 800 *Men 800

Today’s Year-End Reviews

Road News

RIP Jamaican 1960 Olympic 4 X 400 Bronze Medalist Malcolm Spence, 81

Russian Doping Updates

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

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 

Distance Q&As

Olympic / Hosting News


The Best Of 2017

Noah Lyles after Brussels winLRC The 2017 Awards: Runner And Rookie Of The Year, Upset Of The Year, Doping Excuse Of The Year & More Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp are US runners of the year and Joyciline Jepkosgei and Eliud Kipchoge international runners of the year. Did your favorite runner make the cut?
*Discuss: Year End Awards: Galen Rupp and Shalane Flanagan US Runners of Year, Noah Lyles Rookie of the Year and More … 

kipchoge1LRC LetsRun’s Best Articles Of 2017: A Day With Eliud Kipchoge In Kenya, The Summer Of Alan Webb, The Rise Of Syracuse & Many More Looking for some reading in your time off from work? We’ve got you covered.

Shalane Flanagan after winning NYCLRC The Best Races Of 2017 With Video: 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.

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.

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.

Distance News

Sprint Stuff

Distance News

2017 Comes To An End

Post-Christmas Day News

Merry Christmas!

Screenshot 2017-12-25 at 09.39.51Pros/College Stars Share Their Christmas Greetings On Social Media  Mo Farah, Eliud Kipchoge, Evan Jager, Andre De Grasse, Sally Pearson, Lolo Jones, Jordan Hasay, more.

Screenshot 2017-12-25 at 09.38.03Ryan Gregson And Genevieve LaCaze Are Engaged!!! A great Xmas gift for the couple.

Great News From Kenya

shoeforafrica_pixXMas Spirit Eliud Kipchoge, Marty Keiatny, Sally Kipyego, Matthew Birir Bring Loads Of Presents To Kids In Hospital In Kenya Birir is the 1992 Olympic steeplechase champ ahead of favorite Patrick Sang (now Kipchoge’s coach).

Elijah Manangoi, Faith Kipyegon, Helen Obiri All To Run World Indoors In March

LRC Rankings 800/1500 (All Rankings here)

Kipyegon_FaithFH1-London17LRC Women’s 1,500: Faith Kipyegon Is #1 Again; Jenny Simpson Ranks #3 Simpson gets credit for the silver at Worlds and winning USAs.
Discuss: World and US Women’s Rankings are Here: Faith Kipyegon #1 in World, Jenny Simpson #3 Give us your feedback

Manangoi_ElijahFHR-WorCH17LRC Men’s 1,500: Training Partners Elijah Manangoi & Timothy Cheruiyot Lead The Way, Matt Centrowitz Still US #1 Sorry, Robby Andrews fans, Centro is still atop the US.
*Discuss: 2018 World and US 1,500m Rankings Here, Share your opinion

Semenya_Caster800FHR-WorCH17LRC Women’s 800: Caster Semenya’s Perfect Season Makes Her World #1 Again; Ajee Wilson Produces Greatest Year Ever By An American What a year for Semenya and Ajee Wilson, and the American women in general, who had three in the world top 10.
2017 800m Women’s Rankings: Semenya #1, Ajee Wilson #3, 3 Americans in top 10

Amos Flailing for the WinLRC Men’s 800: Nijel Amos Is Your World #1; U.S. Champ Donavan Brazier Is Top American World champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse comes in at #5 with Clayton Murphy, who bombed out the back half of the season, still getting #2 in the US rankings.
*Discussion: 800 World Rankings Men: What do you think?

Check back as we unveil more rankings each day.

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

NCAA News: The Bowerman Award