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2018 NYC Marathon WeekendLRC 1-Hour New York City Marathon Recap Podcast: How Great Was Keitany? What About The American Women? American Men? Is Huddle The Favorite For The Olympic Trials? We break all of this down and much more, including “Was Bernard Lagat’s debut a success?” and “Scott Fauble knows he’s good, but is he telling the truth?”

Catherine Ndereba at the 2017 World ChampsWTW Were The American Men Any Good In New York? Keitany Vs. Radcliffe Vs. Ndereba For GOAT In our weekly recap, we take another look at the amazing Mary Keitany in New York and where that puts her in the all-time ranks along with Paula Radcliffe and Catherine Ndereba. Plus 4 American men were in the top 10 in New York. How good was that? And was this year’s NYC Marathon actually Geoffrey Kamworor‘s best marathon even though it was his worst finish?

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New York City Women

bruce-kampala-via-her-instagramLRC Meet The Fascinating American Women Who Won’t Win (But Could Break Out At) The 2018 New York City Marathon We guarantee they won’t win or your money back, but there are some cool stories with Stephanie Bruce, Sydney Devore, Carrie Dimoff, Roberta Groner, Allie Kieffer and Sarah Sellers.

180911-DesLinden-1954-Edit_2048pxLRC The Rebirth Of Des Linden After winning her first major marathon (heck, her first marathon ever), Desi Linden didn’t play it safe. She parted ways with the Hansons-Brooks team and it will be a different Des Linden that toes the line at the New York City Marathon this weekend.
*MB: After winning Boston, Des Linden parted ways with the Hansons’ team. Bold? Crazy? Wise?

LRC Two Great, Simple Pieces Of Training And Racing Advice From Des Linden

The Inside Scoop On The Sport’s Newest Star

Abraham-Kiptum-valenciaLRC Who Is New Half Marathon World Record Holder Abraham Kiptum, And How Did He Run So Fast In Valencia? Get the inside scoop on the new half marathon WR holder. Turned down for a spot at the 2018 Chicago Marathon, he decided to test himself at the 13.1 distance and the rest is history.
*MB: Meet new Half Marathon WR Holder Abraham Kiptum – Turned down by Chicago, he ran a half marathon instead and broke the WR!!

Sunday Road Action

MB: Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum Breaks Half Marathon World Record With A 58:18 In Valencia After a 28:02 1st 10k, the 29-year-old Kenyan, who has a 2:05:26 marathon PR and only started racing professionally in 2015, ripped off a 27:16 2nd 10k to break Zersenay Tadese‘s record by 3 seconds (pending verification) on a record-setting day where 8 men broke 59:30.
*IAAF Recap

More Sunday Road Action: Sub-2:10 For Cam Levins!

RRW: Benson Kipruto (2:07:24) And Mimi Belete (2:22:29) Win Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon As Cam Levins Breaks The Canadian Record With A 2:09:25 Debut Tanzania’s Augustine Sulle was a close second in 2:07:46 while Levins was 4th and Jake Robertson 5th (2:09:52). Levins broke the 2:10:09 Canadian record which was set by Jerome Drayton nearly 43 years ago. Belete broke the women’s CR in a close race with defending champ Marta Megra (2:22:35).

Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu winning the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018, with ADHM ambassador Sanya Richards-Ross (1)Debutante Tsehay Gemechu Breaks Delhi Half Marathon Women’s Course Record As She Beats Out WR Holder Joyciline Jepkosgei And Tirunesh Dibaba Gemechu won in 66:50 to beat out Jepkosgei by 6 seconds and her countrywoman Zeineba Yim by 9. Dibaba struggled early and finished back in 6th (68:36). Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu won the men’s race in 59:18 to win over Amdework Walelegn (59:22). USA’s Leonard Korir was 6th in 60:12.
*MB: Official 2018 Airtel Delhi Half Discussion Thread

The Half Marathon WR Holder Shares His Training With LRC

Abraham-Kiptum-valenciaLRC Q&A: Half Marathon WR Holder Abraham Kiptum Reveals His Workouts Before Running 58:18 The new half marathon record holder shares his workouts exclusively with the nation.

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Abbott Dash To The Finish Line USATF 5k Champs *Post-Race Interviews

Breaking: LRC Matthew Centrowitz Has Left The Nike Oregon Project After running the 5k this morning, Centro revealed exclusively to LRC that he has left the NOP. Now both its Olympic gold medalists, Centrowitz and Farah, have left the program. *Discuss

paul-chelimo-salutes-2017-5kLRC Final Paul Chelimo Wins USATF 5k Champs In Sprint Over Kipchirchir, Emily Sisson Cruises We also caught up with marathoners Dathan Ritzenhein and Amy Cragg, who were bouncing back from injury. *Discuss
*Ritz talk lack of sub 2:10 US guys, Des Linden’s comments on him
*Guys who race better than they train: #1 Example: Paul Chelimo: “he’s a monster”

LRC Paul Chelimo Leaves Army WCAP Team, Signs With Total Sports & Nike Army athletes aren’t allowed to have endorsement contracts, so considering Chelimo is now one of the top runners in the world, this is not a huge surprise. *Discuss

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Mark Kiptoo New Masters RecordLRC World Records In Half Marathon And Masters Marathon + Oregon Pulls Upset At PAC-12s And Cas Loxom Retires All hail the Ole Miss men, who won their first SEC XC title and the Oregon women, who upset the #1 ranked team in the land to win PAC-12s after losing their coach and 2 All-Americans. Plus a reason why Galen Rupp fans shouldn’t fear his career is over.

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Oregon News: Galen Rupp Is On The Mend

50 Years Ago – Bob Beamon Shocked The World

beamon-getty-only-use-twitterLRC Feature A Leap For The Ages: Bob Beamon’s 29-Foot Long Jump Turns 50 A half century later, there’s still only one way to describe the men’s long jump at the 1968 Olympics: Beamonesque. We take an in-depth look at one of the greatest singular accomplishments in sports history. Beamon improved the WR by 6.59% – that’s the equivalent of someone in 2018 lowering the marathon WR to 1:53:28 or the 100-meter record to 8.95.
*MB: 50 years ago, Bob Beamon made history. Where does his performance rank on list of greatest singular sports performances? 

Use FP only. From Why Is The Long Jump World Record So Hard To Break? Mike Powell‘s WR has stood for 27 years and the #2 mark from Bob Beamon celebrates its 50th anniversary today. What explains their longevity? Are the best athletes in the NFL? Are the runways too soft? Is there a mental block?

2018 TCS New York City Marathon (Full Coverage Here) *Results *Post-Race Interviews

Screenshot 2018-11-04 at 12.02.10LRC Final A Run For The Ages: Mary Keitany Blasts 66:58 2nd Half To Win Fourth New York City Marathon Crown Mary Keitany earned her fourth NY win by running the second half 27 seconds faster than the American record for the half marathon. 4 American women finished in the top 10 as Shalane Flanagan (2:26:22) and Molly Huddle (2:26:44) ran the second- and third-fastest times ever by Americans in New York.

Screenshot 2018-11-04 at 12.01.32LRC Final Lelisa Desisa Holds Off Shura Kitata For NY Crown #1 Desisa dropped Kamworor on mile 26 and then held off a fast-closing Kitata. 4 Americans in the top 10, led by Jared Ward.

LRC Jared Ward Is Back, Overcomes Injury Struggles To Finish As Top American At 2018 NYC Marathon

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Our Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

levins-canadian-recordWTW Canada And Cam Levins Celebrate Their 1st Sub-2:10, Kenya Outshines The World And Amsterdam And Young Ethiopians Deliver What a week. A couple of young Ethiopian studs rocked the Delhi Half, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon was historically good, a LetsRunner improved from 3:21 to 2:25 in the marathon and after more than 49 years, Jerome Drayton is no longer the Canadian record holder in the marathon as Cam Levins ran 2:09. In honor of Canada’s 1st sub-2:10, we’ve decided to list the number of sub-2:10s produced by every country – all 2,706 of them.