Houston Marathon/Half Is On TV Sunday At 8am ET *Live Results *Streaming/Viewing Info

LRC Live Houston Thread  Good racing temps as it will be mid-30s. A little chilly but not bad.

Great Edinburgh XC *Results 

leonard-korir-winsLRC 2018 Great Edinburgh XCountry: Americans Leonard Korir And Kelsey Chmiel Pick Up Wins Korir repeated as champ with a perfectly timed kick as Heath, Bor and Derrick were 6-7-8. The other US win came in the junior girls race where NXN runner-up Kelsey Chmiel got the win and trounced 2017 Foot Locker champ Claudia Lane, who was just 7th. Molly Seidel was 3rd in the women’s race.
*Post-Race Interviews With Korir *Seidel *Chmiel *Danny Kilrea
*MB: Kelsey Chmiel wins Great Edinburgh XCountry 

MB: Official 2018 Great Edinburgh XC Live Discussion Thread 

African Distance Dominance

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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

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

Can An American Win In Boston In 2018?

Hasay ran great in her marathon debut in Boston last yearLRC 2018 Boston Marathon Analysis: Galen Rupp Faces A Tougher Task Than In 2017 But The US Women Have Their Best Shot At Victory In Decades The elite fields for 2018 Boston are set. What are the odds that an American man or woman wins? We break it down for you.

2018 Indoor Gets Going *UW Live Results / Schedule / Heat Sheets *All Weekend College Action

USATF Championship News

USATF Outdoor Championships Return To Drake University In Des Moines, Iowa In 2018 Drake Stadium has previously hosted the USATF Outdoor Championships twice, in 2010 and 2013.

Four Cities Declare Intent To Bid For 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials The 2020 Trials could be coming to a new city with bids from Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida. Bidding is open until March with a final decision coming this spring.
*MB: 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials bidders – Atlanta, Austin, Chattanooga, Orlando – Who you got?

Field Event News

Assorted Distance News

Distance: Millrose Is Next Month

Sprint Stuff

Pole Vault Power – Another Big Jump For Mondo Duplantis

Armand Duplantis Breaks His Own Under-20 World Indoor Record With 5.83m (19-1.50) At The USC Spirit National Pole Vault Summit Making it even more impressive, Duplantis broke the record with a borrowed pole because the one he had was too short. Sandi Morris won the women’s competition with 4.90m and also sung the national anthem.
*Duplantis Video Interview
*More Video Interviews From The Summit: *Sam Kendricks *Sandi Morris Part 1Part 2 *Katerina Stefanidi Part 1Part 2

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 Dubai winner Aselefech Mergia and CR holder Buzunesh Deba.
*IAAF: 2018 World Silver Medalist Tamirat Tola And Three-Time Doha Winner Aselefech Mergia Highlight Boston Marathon Additions

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

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?