TrackTown Construction Delay USA

DSCN6032LRC   NCAA TF Committee Reopens Bid Process for 2019 & 2020 NCAA Outdoor Championships That Had Previously Been Awarded to University of Oregon The 2019 and 2020 NCAA outdoor meets were supposed to be at Hayward Field, but citing the “timing around pending construction,” the NCAA TF committee decided to reopen the bid process.

RIP David Torrence

torrenceLRC David Torrence’s Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning, But For His Family Questions Remain Because Of Death Threats While the medical examiner’s report and the Scottsdale PD ruled Torrence’s death an accidental drowning, David’s mother, Bianca Torrence, is frustrated because she feels investigators didn’t seriously consider another possible cause of death: murder. Bianca said that multiple people told her that David had received death threats in 2016 and said she does not believe that Scottsdale PD has taken the information about the death threats seriously.
*MB: David Torrence’s Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning, But For His Family Questions Remain Because Of Death Threats 

RIP Jonathan Grey

News From Africa

2018 RAK Half *Results *Race Replay *Km-By-Km Splits

MB: Official 2018 RAK Half Live Discussion Thread

Screenshot 2018-02-08 at 22.58.58LRC Oh So Close, Fancy Chemutai Just Misses WR And Runs 64:53 (#2 All-Time), Bedan Karoki Runs 58:42 (#4 All-Time) At 2018 RAK Half Even though the WR just barely survived, the women’s race was the best in half marathon history as 11 women broke 69:00. The men’s side was pretty darn good as 7 men broke 60:00, including a guy making his debut, Jemal Yimer, who ran a debut record of 59:00.

Other Thursday Action

Distance News

Previous Mid-Week Action

Sprint Stuff

Non-Pro Running News

US Distance 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

Book Review

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LRC Book Review: “Endure” By Alex Hutchinson – A Fitting Successor To “The Sports Gene” As The Next Great Sports Science Book Treat yourself to your own Valentine’s Day gift by buying Alex Hutchinson‘s new book Endure, which we give our highest rating – 5 stars out of 5. Purchase here.

Sprint Stuff

Weekend Road / XC Results

News From Japan

SAFP Is Back From Her Maternity Break

Afrer Giving Birth In August, 2008 And 2012 Olympic 100 Champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Is Back Training And Says She’s Still Hungry She also thinks she can still PR (10.70) at age 31.

Pre-Race NBIGP News

Brazier-Berian I is tomorrowLRC What We Learned In Boston: What’s Up With Boris Berian, How Christian Coleman Can Run Even Faster, & How Much Money It Would Take For Jenny Simpson To Race The Steeple Again Get the inside scoop from today’s NBIGP press conference where three sets of stars will battle each other tomorrow – Simpson vs. Coburn, Coleman vs. Lyles and Berian vs. Brazier. Plus after talking to Brazier, we can only wonder: Has anyone in the history of the world ever broken 4:00 in the mile with a shorter longest run than Donavan Brazier? 

LRC Exclusive Q & As

Cheserek and Haas in Hawaii in December (courtesy Edward Cheserek)LRC Q&A With The Man Who Is Now Coaching Edward Cheserek – Stephen Haas; Haas Talks About Cheserek’s Sub-3:50 Mile Attempt & What Makes King Ches Special Cheserek will be attempting to be the 4th man to break 3:50 in the indoor mile this weekend and then a day later he’ll take on a stacked field in the 3k at the NBIGP. Get the inside scoop on his first altitude camp and learn how Cheserek closed a recent session with a 49-second 400.

Catching Up With Teen Phenoms Past And Present

Photo courtesy GatoradeLRC Q&A: Mary Cain On The Injury That Kept Her Out In 2017 & Her 2018 Plans, Plus Katelyn Tuohy Talks About Her Incredible XC Season, Her Millrose Defeat & Managing Expectations 21-year-old Mary Cain surprised fellow NY Section 1 phenom Katelyn Tuohy Wednesday afternoon and presented her with the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year Award. We caught up with the two right after the ceremony and did a Q&A.

Bowerman Award Update

Assorted Distance News

Sprint Stuff

International Distance News


NCAA Updates

 

Running Science

Things You Should Read This Weekend

Jake Your ChampAn ABSOLUTE MUST-READ: Incredible Q&A With Jake Robertson: A Decade In Kenya Turned Two Teens From New Zealand Into World-Class Runners The best non-LRC story of the year (so far).

Fascinating Read: Meet The Irishman Who Tested 5,500 Irish School Kids On His Own Dime To Find The Fastest To Race The Kids 60 At Millrose (Which They Won) “What I find in schools is we don’t even have the 10th-fastest kid in the class in our sport. It all comes back to talent.” They produced a winner in 2017 but got beaten this year.

An Interview With Running Phenom Camille Herron: I Was Born To Run The Comrades champ and LRC visitor has a diet that we used ourselves when we use to run 100+ mpw: “I like to eat Taco Bell and Subway before my races.”

Big News That No One Is Talking About: WADA Says CAS Issued Statement Acknowledging That Russians Did Do State-Sponsored Doping

The Latest USATF Controversy

The Oregonian: Vin Lananna Has Been “Stripped Of Some Of His Authority” As USATF President Due To Conflicts Of Interest Lananna heads several companies and nonprofits that bid on contracts and host track meets, including TrackTown USA and because of this (as well as concerns expressed by their auditing firm), the board passed a resolution requiring Lananna to recuse himself from many USATF issues. We said back when Lananna was running for president that he should “give up his current role at TrackTown USA.”

Non-Distance News

News From The 2018 Winter Olympics In South Korea

Distance News: Does King Ches Have A Shot At Sub-3:50?

Doping News

High School Coaching Legends

The coaches: Dan Iverson, Jonathan Dalby, Doug Soles, John O'Malley, Joan Hunter (l-r)LRC 10 Things I Learned From The Best High School Cross-Country And Track Coaches In America LetsRun.com’s Wejo flew to Boulder to hear from the high school top XC coaches in America Joan Hunter (#1 team), Dan Iverson (#2 team), Jonathan Dalby (#3 team) and John O’Malley (Foot Locker champ). What did he learn? A lot.
Discussion: “I attended a clinic with the top high school cross coaches in the country: ask me anything.”