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  • Good Read: The Malibu Times: David Torrence’s Memory Sprints On Torrence’s mother is trying to accomplish some of her son’s goals like helping young runners in Peru. “Whatever David wanted to do, I’m doing for him. That’s what keeps me going. It’s so hard to lose my son, my friend, my coach, my inspiration. It’s been tough, but I’m really proud of all his accomplishments and the impact he had on the whole world.”
  • Toni Reavis Analyzes Women’s Marathoning Trends From 2010 Through 2017 A lot more countries share a piece of the pie with the women compared to the men, but Ethiopia beat out Kenya with 77 (35%) of the sub-2:30 women in 2017 (Kenya had 72, Japan 16 and USA 12).
  • USTFCCCA: Which Collegiate Indoor Records Could Fall In 2018? Could Karissa Schweizer take down Emily Sisson‘s 15:12 mark in the 5000 or Josh Kerr beat Edward Cheserek‘s 3:52?
  • Women Share What It’s Like To Run While Pregnant They share the benefits and drawbacks to running while preganant and share how they deal with the people’s reactions to it.

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2018 Winter Olympics Start Next Month In South Korea

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 … 

Olympic / Hosting 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

Andrew Wheating Retires

WheatingWin8LRC Former Oregon Great Andrew Wheating Retires At Age 30 – A Look Back At The Highs And Lows Of His Career Tons of glory as a Duck and a 3:30.9 1,500m before he even signed his Nike contract. A look at his career. Discuss: ANDREW WHEATING RETIRES
*Favorite Andrew Wheating Moment?

Another Mid-D Guy Is Also Retiring: Brooks Beasts’ Former NCAA 3rd Placer Shaquille Walker Retires From Track At 24 Years Old Walker said running was interfering with other things in life and he’ll now focus on spending time with his family and pursuing a career as a dentist.
*MB: What? Shaquille Walker would rather be a dentist than an Olympic medallist and Danny Mackey thinks he could have set the AR?

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Looking Ahead To Spring

Let’s Start 2018 Off With A WR

Photo via @geoffreyburnsLRC No Excuses: 1-Degree Temps (-13 C) Don’t Prevent Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi From Breaking World Record For Most Sub-2:20 Marathons Kawauchi, who has 25 career sub-2:12s, now has 76 sub-2:20s, one more than American legend Doug Kurtis.
*Kawauchi Admits He Had Doubts When He Was Struggling Early “When I saw my 5 km split it was the first time in a race I’ve ever thought, ‘Why am I doing this?'”

Jan. 2 Action: Toyo University Leads Defending Champ Aoyama Gakuin By 36 Seconds After Day One Of Hakone Ekiden Very impressive considering their entire senior class is out with injury.

Dec. 31/Jan. 1 Action – It’s Nice To Be Undefeated For 2018

Two Reads We Enjoyed On New Year’s

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The Commonwealth Games Are In Three Months

The Action Gets Hot Next Week

hasay_houston_half_2017_david_montiLRC American Record Alert: The 2018 Houston Half Marathon Is Going To Be Incredible Next weekend’s Houston half is LOADED. There are six sub-60 men in the field but the women’s field headlines with Molly Huddle vs. Jordan Hasay – and they are far from guaranteed to win.

Starting Off 2018 With A Bang

2017 Is Over

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

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