Quote Of The Day

– Ray Treacy talking about Molly Huddle possibly taking down Deena Kastor‘s 67:34 American record at this weekend’s Houston Half Marathon.

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2018’s 1st Big Weekend Of Racing Is Here

Live at 10:30 pm ET MB: Official 2017 Doha Half Marathon Discussion Thread – Mo starts his post Salazar career 

Molly Huddle Wins Abbott Dash to Finishline 5kLRC Hot Weekend Preview: Hasay Vs. Huddle For The American 13.1 Record In Houston, Mo Farah Begins The Post-Salazar Era In Doha And XC In Edinburgh Get ready – 2018’s first big weekend of racing is here! From Mo Farah‘s first race under new coach Gary Lough in Doha to the Great Edinburgh XCountry to Clayton Murphy‘s NOP debut to Molly Huddle vs. Jordan Hasay and the American record (and a loaded men’s field) at the Houston Half Marathon, we preview it all. Huddle’s coach Ray Treacy shares his insight with LRC and says, “[Molly] is as prepared as she’s ever been for a half marathon.”

We’re Not Done With 2017 Yet

2015 CCC ChampionshipLRC A PhD Student, Son Of A World Masters Champ, And A Guy Who Trained With The Big 10 100m Champ: Meet The Winners Of The $200,017 Running Warehouse NCAA XC Prediction Contest See who the kings and queens of LetsRun.com are.

Frerichs-CoburnR-London17LRC We Revise Our Steeplechase Rankings, Moving Ruth Jebet To #2, Emma Coburn To #3, And Drop Kiyeng To #4  We love the input of you – our visitors on the forums – and you convinced us that Coburn should be ahead of Kiyeng. *Discuss


Last Weekend’s Action

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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Katelyn Tuohy Gets Ready For Millrose

RRW: Sophomore Katelyn Tuohy Shines At NYRR Millrose Games Trials With A 4:43.62 Personal Best Tuohy has decided against running the Wanamaker Mile and instead will do the high school mile at Millrose. Here she just missed the sophomore record of 4:43.23.

Full Boston Fields Released

Boston 2018 Full International Elite Field Released The men’s race is led by world champion Geoffrey Kirui, two-time Boston winner Lelisa Desisa and 2016 Boston champ Lemi Berhanu. The women are led by two-time world champ Edna Kiplagat, Olympic silver medalist Eunice Kirwa, three-time Doha winner Aselefech Mergia and CR holder Buzunesh Deba.

Assorted Distance News

Distance: Millrose Is Next Month

Sprint Stuff

More Distance Stuff

  • 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 5,000 and could 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.

Upcoming Action

America’s Only Men’s Steeplechase Champ Has Died

RIP Horace Ashenfelter The FBI agent, who won 1952 Olympic gold against a favored Soviet rival, died Saturday at 94.
*RW: “In A Cold War Confrontation, The American FBI Agent Outkicked The Soviet Police Officer”
*IAAF Tribute

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