NCAA XC Action Gets Going In Earnest This Weekend *Top 10 NCAA XC Countdown *All NCAA XC Results

Alabamas Big Three: Kiprop, Kigen, and ChelangaTeam LRC Alabama’s Gamble: Can The Crimson Tide Win The NCAA Cross-Country Title With Five Kenyans – And Not Much Else? If Alabama wins it all this year in XC, they will be the first balanced program to win an NCAA men’s XC title in 10 years. Last year, the Crimson Tide quietly won the John McDonnell Program of the Year award, which goes to the school with the best combined finish across cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track & field.

17-11-18 NCAA Cross Country 3456Individual LRC All Grown Up: “This Is A Different Grant Fisher Than We’ve Ever Seen Before” Grant Fisher is entering his senior cross-country season and Stanford coach Chris Miltenberg is worried … for the competition. “I’m maybe worried for everybody else out there because this is a different Grant Fisher than we’ve ever seen before.”
*MB: Who will win the 2018 NCAA XC individual crowns? Will an American man (Grant Fisher?) win for the 1st time in 10 yrs?

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International Road Results: WTF?!?

Guy No One Has Ever Heard Of Runs 2:05 Marathon In Buenos Aires In 68 Degrees And Sun! Saina Kipkemboi ran 2:05:20 to win his debut and the course isn’t flat. He dominated the race, running the last 7+ miles alone and beating Barnabas Kiptum by almost 4 minutes. Kenya’s Vivian Kiplagat Jerono won the women’s race in a CR 2:29:03.
*MB: Saina Kipkemboi 2:05:20 debut! Running alone the last 17km, heat, humidity and hilly circuit in Buenos Aires!

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Week That Was

Eluid Kipchoge 2:01LRC  Eliud Kipchoge’s World Record By The Numbers, The Greatness Of Gladys Cherono, Sifan Hassan’s 1,500m Days May Be Over Kipchoge’s run wasn’t the only great road action this weekend.

Berlin Marathon Photo Gallery (Click For Many More Photos) Full Berlin Coverage Here

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2018 Berlin MarathonJG Opinion The Meaning Of 2:01:39: The Era Of World Record Chase Is Over LRC’s Jon Gault argues the era of the world record chase is over for the immediate future on the men’s side thanks to Kipchoge’s run.
*MB: Gault’s Kipchoge article is great.

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Sad News: MB: Jogger stabbed to death in Washington, DC, collapses in takeout restaurant as attacker flees, cops say The attacker has been arrested and reportedly he had been previously released by the courts despite drug use, mental health issues and officials warning that he was “likely to injure self or others.”

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NCAA 800 Record Holder Michael Saruni Goes Pro Early The 1:43.25 man is following in the footsteps of Isaiah Harris and Emmanuel Korir and going pro early. Initially it was reported that he signed with Nike, but that was not correct.

The 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon *Berlin Results

Screenshot 2018-09-17 at 19.27.39LRC Meet “Drinks Guy,” The Fist-Pumping German Who Gave Eliud Kipchoge His Drinks During His World Record Marathon We tracked down “Drinks Guy,” the fist-pumping German who gave Eliud Kipchoge his drinks in Berlin. He’s Claus-Henning Schulke, a 52-year-old amateur triathlete from Berlin.

kipchoge-celebrate-1LRC Final The Greatest Ever – 2:01:39 – Eliud Kipchoge Crushes World Record To Win 2018 Berlin Marathon The greatest marathoner in history has run the greatest marathon in history, 2:01:39, and taken 78 seconds off the WR, marking the biggest improvement in the WR in 51 years, thanks to a 60:33 second half.

Kenya’s Gladys Cherono Wins A Third Berlin Marathon Title She ran 2:18:11 to become the fourth-fastest woman in history and break the 13-year-old course record by a minute. Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga (2:18:34) and Tirunesh Dibaba (2:18:55) were a close 2-3.

Berlin On The Boards

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$20,018 Running Warehouse Prediction Contest Winners

tgg2uncj5bxf6i02LRC Meet The $20,018 Running Warehouse DL Prediction Contest Winners: A Guy Who Beat Obea Moore, A Guy Who Got Stomped By Cam Levins, And More Our top 3 have connections to Cam LevinsObea MooreMeb and LRC coaching guru John Kellogg.

Discussion: Our apologies LRC nation – Jonathan Gault only finished 2nd in the worldwide Fantasy Diamond League competition 

NCAA XC Top 10 Countdown

IMG_3937LRC No. 10 Syracuse Men Dominate While Unranked Ole Miss Women Edge Georgia Tech At 2018 Coast-To-Coast Battle In Beantown Campbell’s Amon Kemboi (24:03) held off Syracuse’s Aidan Tooker for the individual win as ‘Cuse put 5 in the top 13. Providence’s Abbey Wheeler (17:10) won the women’s race but the No. 11 Friars wound up 11th as a team.
*Brien Bell Talks About Being Syracuse’s New Head Honcho
*Andy Powell Talks About Having Centro As An Assistant
*Abbey Wheeler Talks After Winning Women’s Race
*Amon Kemboi Talks After Winning Men’s Race

National Champion NAULRC 2018 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #2 BYU & #1 Northern Arizona With two 5th-year seniors and two 7th-year seniors that have all gone sub-13:40, last year’s 3rd placer BYU is very good, but NAU, with three back from last year’s top 8, has a chance to be historically good.
*MB: Will NAU be historically great and three peat? Or might they not even win the 2018 NCAA xc title?

ednah-kurgat-unmLRC 2018 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #2 Oregon & #1 New Mexico Can UNM three-peat? Or will Oregon, which lost their coach and their #1 and #2 from last year, get the job done? We know one thing – one of these foreign-dominated teams will win it all.

Previous Men’s Previews:
*#10 Syracuse & #9 Boise State
*#8 Wisconsin & #7 Colorado
*#6 Alabama & #5 Iowa State
*#4 Portland & #3 Stanford 

Previous Women’s Previews:
*#10 Arkansas & #9 Villanova
*#8 Wisconsin & #7 Michigan
*#6 NC State & #5 Stanford
*#4 Boise State & #3 Colorado

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