Meet The Guy Who Has Run Sub-3 For 30 Straight Years But Ran 3:04 In Boston And Was Happy About It

Cucuzzella in the rain in Boston this yearLRC 30 Years Of Sub-3:00 Marathons: Despite A Setback In Boston, Mark Cucuzzella Is Looking To Extend An Epic Streak 51-year-old mark Mark Cucuzzella has run a sub-3 hour marathon for 30 straight years. One month ago in Boston, Cucuzzella ran his first marathon over 3 hours in his life and yet was happy with the result. “It’s a privilege and a pleasure to be out there if you have a busy day job … [Bad conditions mean] there [are] more war stories to tell. And you learn more from a race like that than [one run in] 50 degrees and a tailwind …”
*MB: Guy who has run sub-3 for 30 straight years reveals the secret – Don’t run hard as “running hard beats the shit out of you” 

Oxy Is Thursday Night

Berian_BorisFL-NBin16LRC 2018 Oxy Preview: Centro Doubles Up, Brenda Martinez & Boris Berian Return to 800, & A Deep Men’s 1500 Headline The Action For years, we’ve said when you watch meets like Oxy you are basically watching practice. This year’s meet proves it as Olympic champ Matthew Centrowitz is in the C heat of the 1500 (doubling back from the 800).
*MB: Official 2018 Oxy Discussion Thread *2018 Oxy Mens 1500 second heat

Doping News

Sprint Stuff

Some Good Distance Q&As

More Post-Weekend News

More Weekend Track Action

Assorted Distance News

More Doping News

Olympic Trials Delay And $$$

Untitled design (2)Mt. SAC Is OUT As 2020 Olympic Track And Field Trials As Bidding Is Reopened Because Of Lawsuit Things never seem to go easy for USATF. The USATF press release does not make clear, but Mt. SAC considers itself as out of the running for 2020. *Discuss

*OC Register: Mt. SAC Official Says They Were “Blindsided” By USATF’s Decision To Take Away The 2020 Olympic Trials Brian Yokoyama said that neither Max Siegel nor any other top USATF officials were on the conference call informing them they had lost the Trials. Yokoyama also added, “Our stadium will be finished (by 2020). That’s a non-issue, although apparently not to USA Track.”

LRC History Of Prize Money At The Olympic Marathon Trials Last week it was announced that the 2020 US Marathon Trials will be hosted by the Atlanta Track Club in Atlanta, Georgia and that with “B” qualifiers getting their travel paid for, more money will go back to the athletes. The more inclusive approach of the 2020 Trials inspired us to go back and look at what the past Olympic Marathon Trials did in terms of paying prize money.

The Media Is Going Crazy Over The IAAF’s New Testosterone Rules

Drake News *Schedule, Results *TV & Streaming *Compiled Results

Doping News

2018 Virgin London Marathon *Results & Tracking *Post-Race Videos

LRC Post-Race Interviews From London

Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 11.15.35LRC Final Crazy 4:22 Opening Mile And 13:48 Opening 5k Can’t Stop Eliud Kipchoge From Winning London In 2:04:17 And Showing He’s Still The Greatest On The Planet A 4:22 opening mile and 13:48 first 5k were way too fast, but they couldn’t stop Eliud Kipchoge from winning London.

Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 11.10.20LRC Final Vivian Cheruiyot Does It Again, Pulls Off Huge Upset And Wins 2018 London Marathon In 2:18:31 Vivian Cheruiyot stunned the world and Almaz Ayana in Rio in 2016. Today she stunned Tirunesh Dibaba and Mary Keitany and won the 2018 Virgin Money Marathon thanks to a massive 5-minute PR.
LRC With A New Approach, Tactics And London Victory, Vivian Cheruiyot Is Now One Of The Greatest Marathoners In The World This article was pulled from our final women’s recap above.

The Week That Was Goes To College

Sydney McLaughlin for KentuckyLRC The Week That Was: NCAA Conference Madness, All Hail The SEC, A 15 Year Old Runs 1:47 And The Hotel 4 X 100 The quality of the NCAA track and field action in the year 2018 is insane. It’s so good that collegiate superstars like Michael Saruni (1:43 PR), Grant Fisher (NCAA 5k champ), Justyn Knight (NCAA XC & more) and Karissa Schweizer (NCAA XC & more) all suffered losses at their conference championships last week.

NOP Returns To Chicago 2018

Galen Rupp Will Return To Defend His Title At The 2018 Chicago Marathon Jordan Hasay will be back as well after her third place 2:20:57 run last year.
*MB: Breaking: Galen Rupp WILL defend his Chicago Marathon title in 2018

Monday / More Weekend Results

2018 Conference Championships *Conference Champs Central *Broadcast Info

Hayward Field Updates

This Weekend On The Roads

Reality TV Meets The Marathon

saina-10kLRC Big Prize Money, Big Charity Donation, But No Drug Testing: What’s Up With Chip Gaines’ Silo District Marathon? Reality TV star Chip Gaines wanted to run a marathon so he created one from scratch. Since raising money for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation was the goal, everyone – even the pros like Betsy Saina – had to pay the $150 entry feeSaina is glad she did as she walked away with the easiest $10,000 of her life.

Upcoming Action

USATF Half Champs Sunday At Pittsburgh *Results *Post-Race Video

AE5I4072Aliphine Tuliamuk Back To Her Winning Ways (1:10:04), Chris Derrick (1:02:37) Outlasts Stinson, As Gwen Jorgensen 4th (1:10:58) At USATF Half Marathon Championships Tuliamuk took it out hard and dropped everyone, but outlasted a charge from Sara Hall at end.

More Road News

More Weekend Action – USA Half Champs On Sunday *All Weekend NCAA Results

A Dark Day For The Sport – Asbel Kiprop Reportedly Tests Positive

Kiprop and Rosa in hot waterLRC Athletics Integrity Unit Responds: “No Mix-Up Or Tampering,” Kiprop’s “A” And “B” Samples Positive They deny Kiprop’s claims of tampering.
On The Boards: Kiprop Being Dirty & Not Paying a Bribe is More Likely Than Him Being Clean and Being Extorted

LRC Asbel Kiprop Releases Detailed Statement Of His Innocence, Explosive Allegations Of Breaches In Testing Protocols, Implies His Sample Was Sabotaged As a message board thread says, “Kiprop responds, and it’s wild.” Kiprop states testing protocols were violated, he sent cash to a tester, and the IAAF offered him a role as an anti-doping ambassador if he admitted his guilt. None of this proves his innocence, but he deserves his day in court.

Kiprop_AsbelFH-LondonDL15LRC Asbel Kiprop Tests Positive For EPO – What Does It Mean? 5 Takeaways The greatest 1,500 runner in a generation has reportedly tested positive for EPO. What does it mean? The Rosas certainly have more explaining to do.

Week That Was

Simpson Diamond Leagues WinnerWTW Penn Still Triumphs For Collegiate Relays, Lawi Lalang Is Almost A US Citizen, Jenny Simpson Has Some Work To Do + Laura Thweatt And Anna Rohrer Are Back Penn had the crowds and the fastest collegiate times this weekend, which made us happy, and hopefully Houston gets a recruiting bump for bringing it on the national stage.

More NCAA News From The Weekend

US Road 10k Record Goes Down *Results

Photo courtesy NYRRRRW A New Kenyan Star? 18-Year-Old Rhonex Kipruto Blasts 27:08 In Central Park To Break US All Comers 10k Record He’s only raced twice outside of Africa, but Kipruto has run 27:13 and 27:08 each time on the roads. He picked up a nice $40,000.

Penn Relays News *Schedule, Results *TV & Streaming

Day3: Team USA Dominates USA Vs. The World At The Penn Relays As Raevyn Rogers Anchored The Sprint Medley Team To A New WR Rogers split 50.48 to bring the team home in 1:35.20, breaking the previous record of 1:35.59. Team USA also got a win in the men’s 4 x 100, where the Justin Gatlin-led team ran 38.39 and the men’s 4 x 400, women’s 4 x 400 and men’s SMR. Jamaica won the women’s 4 x 100.

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LRC Analysis/Opinion

Screenshot 2018-04-21 at 01.29.30LRC Week That Was: Eliud Kipchoge Is The GOAT, Paula Radcliffe Is Too, Josh Kerr Runs Fast, But Nick Willis Is Still King Plus Commonwealth Games, Joshua Cheptegei, Tim Don update. And Sarah Sellers wasn’t the only one to negative split Boston.

Screenshot 2018-04-25 at 14.02.22LRC Mo Farah Showed Us The “Size Of His Balls” And Earned Even More Respect Farah tested his limits in London.

Weekend Track Action *All NCAA Results

LRC New Mexico’s Josh Kerr Runs 3:35.01 To Break NCAA 1,500m Record As impressive as Josh’s run was, Jim Ryun ran 3:33.1 as a collegiate sophomore 51 years ago but it wasn’t during the collegiate season. In our minds, anything achieved before you go pro or up through the NCAAs of your senior year is the real collegiate record.
Discuss: *Josh Kerr breaks NCAA record 3:35.01!! @Clay Invite
*Why Isn’t Jim Ryun’s 3:33.1 in 1967 the American Collegiate Record?

Upcoming Diamond League Action


What A Week

Galen Rupp all smiles on winning PragueLRC Rupp’s 2:06 In Perspective, Time For Clayton Murphy To Panic?, Making Sense Of Hyperandrogenism Rules And Pulling Trials From Mt. SAC Believe it or not, Galen Rupp is only the 88th-fastest marathoner of all time. Plus praise for Garrett Heath‘s range and 17-year-olds running fast.

Upcoming Action: Get Psyched For The Bowerman Mile

$200,018 Running Warehouse Boston Prediction Contest Winners

Freddy GarciaLRC Meet The Guy Who Picked Both Des Linden And Yuki Kawauchi To Win The Boston Marathon Plus, the former head of Brooks Sports Marketing, Jesse Williams, believed in Des Linden and finished top 3, to win a pair of adidas sub 2 shoes. And another guy finished top 3 in the Boston and London contest.

Sprint News

Stanford Payton Jordan = Ingebrigstren Invite *Results *PDF Results

Screenshot 2018-05-04 at 01.18.13LRC 17-Year-Old Jakob Ingebrigtsen Destroys Paul Chelimo And Matthew Centrowitz To Win Payton Jordan 1,500m Jim Ryun and Alan Webb have to be proud. In other action, Henrik Ingebrigtsen (Jakob’s brother) won the 5k over Riley Masters, Sara Vaughn won the 1,500, and Shadrack Kipchirchir won the 10,000.

LRC Track Talk Podcast – 1 Hour

Screenshot 2018-05-03 at 17.14.22Listen On Demand: LRC Podcast: Kiprop Tests Positive, Rupp Is Running Prague, USATF Pulls Trials From Mt. SAC + Gwen Jorgensen Is Running USATF Half Listen via soundcloud, itunes, Stithcher, or via download.

More Backlash Against The Hyperandrogenism Rules

Sprint News – A Young Star In Trouble, A Veteran Is Hanging ‘Em Up

The Collegiate 800m Record Goes Down

MB: Michael Saruni Runs 1:43.25 To Break Donavan Brazier’s NCAA 800m Record At Arizona’s Desert Heat Classic Saruni ran over a second PR to break Brazier’s 1:43.55 mark from 2016.
*Post-Race Video Interview With Saruni

The Meet In Arkansas *Results

Will This Be The Last Season Of Caster Semenya Dominance?