Week That Was

Joshua-cheptegei-finish-2-wr-15k-320x400LRC  Another Look At NCAA XC, Joshua Cheptegei Sets World Record On A Course Named “Seven Hills,” 2 Great Finishes In China This week had it all across the globe. The NCAA XC champs lived up to the hype in the snow in Madison, Joshua Cheptegei delivered in the Netherlands, and there were 2 great finishes in China.

MB: New Provisional IAAF World Rankings Are Up These are provisional rankings with the official ones coming in January. In the future they will be used to qualify athletes for Worlds, but won’t be used in 2019.

Sprint Stuff

GB Distance News

News From The British Media

Pre-2018 NCAA XC News

MB: Official 2018 NCAA XC Discussion Thread

LRC Women’s Predictions: LRC LetsRun Fans Expect Weini Kelati And UNM To Win NCAA Titles On Saturday We’ve compiled the early votes from our prediction contest.

LRC Men’s Predictions: LRC The LetsRun Nation Votes: NAU Is HEAVILY Favored Over BYU, Fans Are Split Between McDonald And Fisher Fans are picking NAU at a more than 20-1 clip over BYU.

IMG_4110LRC Final Pre-2018 NCAA XC News: Mike Smith Believes The ’18 NAU Team Would Beat The ’16 & ’17 NCAA Champs, Allie O Wants To Race 10K At NCAA XC, & More On The Eve Of 2018 NCAA XC We give you the inside scoop on 2018 NCAA XC from after today’s press event in Madison. How will 2-4 inches of snow impact the race?

Haile G Resigns

British News


Women’s Distance News

Asian Distance News

Olympic News – No One Wants The Winter Games

IAAF Athlete Of The Year

USATF Marathon Champs At California International Marathon

December 2: CIM Set To Host USATF Marathon Championships For The Second Year The men’s race is led by 7 sub-2:14 men including Nick Arciniaga (2:11:30), Matt Llano (2:12:28) and Daniel Tapia (2:12:28). The women’s race has former Olympian Janet Bawcom (2:29:45) and Stephanie Bruce (2:29:35).

European News

Sunday Results

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 LetsRun.com nation.

African Distance News


Doping News

More NCAA News

Track Politics

Week That Was

niiyaLRC Kellyn Taylor PRs, Ruth Chepngetich Makes History, Edward Cheserek Is Back, An Impressive Run In Japan, And Will Someone Die In Tokyo 2020? We span the globe and look back at a week where a 2:18 was run in Istanbul.

WADA / Doping News

NCAA XC Regionals Are This Weekend *All Results

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 http://john-semlak.squarespace.com/semlaks-blog/2016/8/30/one-this-day-25-years-ago-lewis-and-powell-were-godsLRC 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?