The World Isn’t Done Picking The Best Of 2017

Assorted Distance News

Houston Marathon/Half *Results

LRC Official Houston Thread

Huddle-AR-13.1-halfLRC Final Molly Huddle Breaks American Record At 2018 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Huddle went out blazing fast – 66:29 pace at 15k – and held on to get the AR in 67:25. In the process, she beat Jordan Hasay by 73 seconds. Oh yeah, Huddle didn’t win. She was just 7th. Ruti Aga, the 2017 Berlin Marathon runner-up, won in 66:39. Updated with analysis, quotes and videos.
*RRW: Three USA Records For Molly Huddle At Aramco Houston Half Marathon
*Houston Chronicle: After AR In Houston, Molly Huddle Is Looking Forward To Boston And Another Clash With Hasay Huddle: “I think her recent marathon success is going to spark a good rivalry. She’s just at another level of running right now. Rivalries are good for the sport. I think we’re going to be finishing close to each other in Boston.”

robertson-dance-houston-2018-custom300LRC Final Jake Robertson (60:01) Crushes Stacked Field Over Final 2 Miles To Win 2018 Houston Half Marathon Kiwi Jake Robertson was dancing after this one was over as he got the biggest win of his career and took some huge scalps, including runner-up Guye Adola. American Sam Chelanga moved to #4 on the US all-time list with a 60:37 and Haron Lagat cracked the top 10 for the US all-time at 61:01.
Updated with analysis, quotes and videos.
*Post-Race Reaction: Jake Robertson Paid His Own Money To Top Up And Fly Business Class To Houston As He Knew He Was Ready To Run Fast

Marathon: LRC Bazu Worku (2:08:30) And Degefa Biruktayir (2:24:51) Win Full Marathons Wilkerson Given (2:15:52) and Sarah Crouch (2:35:22) were the top Americans.
*Houston Chronicle Recap Of Ethiopian Domination

IAAF: Ethiopians Dominate In Houston Once Again We think the Kiwis did incredibly well on a per capita basis.

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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.

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

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

Industry News

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

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2018 Winter Olympic News

UW Over-Sized Results And More *Full UW Results

NCAA Action

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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.

More XC Action: World 5,000 Champ Hellen Obiri Defeated Half Marathon WR Holder Joyciline Jepkosgei To Win The Kenya Defence Forces XC Championships At the Kenya Prisons Service Cross-Country Championships, Worlds and Olympic 10,000m fourth-placer Alice Aprot won her third successive title.

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

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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 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


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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