NCAA XC Regionals Are This Weekend *All Results

MB: Official 2018 NCAA D1 XC Regional Discussion Thread – Who Is Going To The Big Dance? Follow this thread all day long on Friday as we should have the field within minutes of the final region going final.

bradley-2018LRC Here Is Your Projected 2018 NCAA Men’s Cross-Country Field The Bradley Braves are dancing for the first time ever. The field will also include Purdue and Wyoming, both of whom last made NCAAs in 1986, but not pre-season #6 Alabama.

Souther Utah won its first Big Sky title 2 weeks ago

LRC Here Is Your Projected 2018 NCAA Women’s Cross-Country Field The field will include first-time NCAA participants Oregon State and Southern Utah but not pre-season #10 Utah State or #11 Providence.

Kenyan Marathon News

International Distance News

Non-LRC NYC Coverage

Sunday Distance Action

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.

GB News

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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

More NYC Marathon

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?

The Best Of 2018

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

*Men’s Preview *Women’s Preview

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?