The 2018 BOA Chicago Marathon *Radio, TV & Streaming (8:00 AM ET)

LRC 2018 Chicago Marathon Podcast 40 minutes as we break down Rupp vs. Farah vs. Kirui and the first serious marathon attempt by Jorgensen. Itunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, YouTube.

Who will prevail in Chicago?Friday’s Press Event LRC Galen Rupp & Mo Farah Want To Beat Each Other In Chicago, But This Is No Grudge Match Both men downplayed speculation that Sunday’s race would serve as a huge duel between former friends. “We still have a great relationship,” Rupp said. Plus Farah reveals he hopes the pacers go out in 62 flat.
*Farah wants to go out in 62 flat, Rupp says it’s ok with him!! Wtf??
*Farah is gotta be cr@pping himself about now. 

The elite women in Chicago --LRC What We Learned In Chicago: Augustine Choge Has The GOAT Training Partners, Parker Stinson Is All-In For 2:10, Laura Thweatt Is Looking To Break Through & More The press conference today in Chicago was fascinating. Can a 1:44 800 guy really run 2:05? Can an American not named Galen Rupp run 2:10? Can Laura Thweatt take the next step?

Previous: LRC A Look At The History Of Former Training Partners Mo Farah & Galen Rupp

Non-Chicago Road News

NCAA XC Action *Top 10 NCAA XC Countdown *Live Wisco Results *Roy Griak Results *Paul Short Results *All NCAA XC Results

LRC 2018 Wisconsin Invite: NAU Men Send Message, Colorado Women Surprise, Wisconsin’s Morgan McDonald & Alicia Monson Sweep Individual Titles The men’s race went according to form as the NAU men DOMINATED and Morgan McDonald was fantastic while the women’s race was full of surprises both in the team and individual race. All together, there were 34 ranked teams at this meet.

USTFCCCA Weekend Recap: Roy Griak, Paul Short, Louisville And Stanford At Griak, the Duke men beat out Minnesota by 3 points as Harvard’s Kieran Tuntivate won individually. Minnesota dominated the women’s race, led by a 1-2 from twin sisters Bethany and Megan Hasz.

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.
*MB: Bama Track/XC coach: “It’s hard to get American kids on the phone and be a good dad”

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.”

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African Distance News

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October Road Racing

More On Kipchoge

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.

Chicago Previews

Rupp_Galen_Winning_Chicago_2017_Jane_Monti_With_CreditFull Men’s Preview LRC Rupp Vs. Farah, But Is Geoffrey Kirui Better Than Both Of Them? Plus Augustine Choge’s Incredible Range & The Search For The Next American Sub-2:10 Chicago has it all this year.  A defending champ from the US for the 1st time in 15 years, American, British and Japanese record attempts, and much more. We are so excited about this one we’ve written nearly 4,000 words about it.

Dereje wins Dubai in 2018 - Photo courtesy of Giancarlo Colombo / Standard Chartered Dubai MarathonFull Women’s Preview: LRC Three Sub-2:20 Women Do Battle + How Will Gwen Jorgensen Fare In Her First Serious Marathon? Jordan Hasay and Amy Cragg will be missed but three sub-2:20 women including the 2018 Dubai and Tokyo champs are racing as are Laura Thweatt and Gwen Jorgensen.

Speaking Of Marathons: Non-Chicago News

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ruppsilverLRC As They Prepare To Face Off At The Chicago Marathon, A Look At The History Of Former Training Partners Mo Farah & Galen Rupp Six years ago, they were training partners, the best of buds and on top of the world after going 1-2 in the 10k at the Olympics. Now they are rivals, and this Sunday in Chicago, Mo Farah and Galen Rupp will square off for the first time at the 26.2-mile distance.

LRC 5 Questions With Olympic Champ Gwen Jorgensen Before The Chicago Marathon Gwen Jorgensen is still focused on Olympic gold in 2020.

Women’s Distance News

Will Bolt’s Soccer Dream Become Reality?

Outside-The-Sport News

$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

Oregon Distance News

Olympic News

Russian Doping Updates

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!