The Latest News Regarding Abu Dhabi

LRC German Expert Believes The Abu Dhabi Marathon Was Between 120 And 130 Meters Short An analysis by Helmut Winter, who has been involved with 18 of the fastest 20 marathons in history, reveals that the 13:55 5k that Marius Kipserem allegedly ran between 30 and 35k in Abu Dhabi, was indeed too good to be true, just like we told you.
*MB: Length matters: Here’s why I believe the Abu Dhabi course was short

Boston 2019

Des Linden & Yuki Kawauchi Will Return To Defend Their Titles At 2019 Boston Marathon Linden: “I thought I had every experience imaginable racing in Boston, but in 2019 I’m thrilled and proud to have another first as I’ll start the race as the defending Boston Marathon Champion.”

The 40th Foot Locker XC Champs *Watch On Demand *Results

MB: Official 2018 Foot Locker XC Discussion Thread

LRC Sydney Masciarelli Arrives As A Star, Outkicking Katelynne Hart In One Of The Greatest Foot Locker Finals Ever What an incredible race. Read all about it here and watch the epic finish as well.
*MB: Wow: Was that the greatest Foot Locker battle in history? Sydney Masciarelli edges Katelynne Hart for the title!!

LRC Cole Hocker (15:13.7) Uses Big Kick To Win 2018 Foot Locker National Title Hocker, who was second at NXN last week, broke away from runner-up Jake Renfree of Tennessee at the 3-mile mark.

Previous HS XC News

masciarellis-via-dyestat-twitterLRC 2018 Foot Locker Preview: Meet Sydney Masciarelli, The Latest Prep Phenom, & Can Cole Hocker Bounce Back From NXN To Win In San Diego? We introduce you to Sydney Masciarelli, the 5’10” phenom who we think will win the Foot Locker crown in her first season of cross-country running.
*MB: Offiical 2018 Foot Locker XC Discussion Thread – And your 2018 winners will be….

Your national champsLRC Q&A, Part II: Marc & Joan Hunter Explain Loudoun Valley’s Supplemental Work & Respond To Claims That They Recruit Transfers While the Hunters admit they have benefitted from transfers, they do not recruit and say they have actually talked several families out of transferring into their district.

The Hunters with Drew in the middle

LRC Q&A, Part I: Marc & Joan Hunter, Coaches Of Back-To-Back NXN Champions Loudoun Valley, Discuss Their Training Philosophy & How To Build A Champion The masterminds behind the boys back-to-back national champs share some of their secrets to the LetsRun nation.
*MB: How to win NXN two years in a row? Joan and Marc Hunter Q & A

Pre-Weekend News

GB News

Euro XC Champs *Results

USATF Club XC Champs *Results: *Men *Women

Olympic News

The Week That Was

brogan-austinLRC WTW: Valencia Keeps Impressing As A Running City, Sacramento Is Olympic Trials Qualifying Central, And Who Is Running Sub-2:08? America isn’t the one running sub-2:08 (or sub-2:12 for that matter), which makes us wonder should the men’s marathon standard be changed to 2:28.


Honolulu And Other US Action

Thursday Night Marathoning *Abu Dhabi Top 10 Results

MB: Official 1st Ever Abu Dhabi Marathon Discussion Thread

abu-dhabi-flagRojo Speaks  Was The Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon Course Short? I Think It Was – Update: I Know It Was – Here’s Video Proof The splits make no sense. I’m supposed to believe a 2:06 guy went 62:35-61:29 to run 2:04:04, running a big negative split in 70 degree temps with a 13:55 5k from 30 to 35k? Sorry, I can’t do that.
*MB: Length matters: Here’s why I believe the Abu Dhabi course was short 

kipserem-abu-dhabiLRC Marius Kipserem Upsets Half Marathon WR Holder Abraham Kiptum In 2:04:04 At Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon, But Was The Course Short? Forty-four years after Muhammad Ali had his Rope a Dope moment in boxing, marathoning had its own version of it as Kipserem sprinted to a $100,000 victory after Kiptum grabbed the lead at the 2:02 mark.

Ababel Yeshaneh Wins Women’s Race In 2:20:16 (Results Only)

abu-dhabi-2018Pre-Race LRC One Of The World’s Richest Marathons Is Taking Place Tonight At 9 PM ET – Get The Inside Scoop On The Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon Here

European XC Champs Are Sunday In Tilburg *Live Streaming Info

News From The IAAF

Eliud Kipchoge And Caterine Ibarguen Named 2018 IAAF World Athletes Of The Year Yeah, if 2:01:39 didn’t do it, we don’t know what would. Armand Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin won male and female rising stars of the year. Joe Vigil won the IAAF coaching achievement of the year.

LRC  IAAF Announces Tougher 2019 World Championships Entry Standards – Which Ones Were Changed The Most? The women’s 1,500 mark is now a full second tougher at 4:06.50 and the 10k drops all the way down to 31:50 from 32:15. The men’s 10k is now 27:40.

2018 NXN *Results *Full Coverage

2A5F933A-A6CC-4505-B35C-74BCCBB876C9LRC Girls: Katelyn Tuohy Breaks Course Record As Summit HS (Oregon) Stops Fayetteville-Manlius Win Streak Tuohy was impressive and Summit HS became the first West Coast team ever to win NXN.

Liam Anderson Wins NXN 2018LRC Boys: Loudoun Valley Repeats With Lowest Score Ever, Liam Anderson First Under 15:00 It was a record-setting day with a course record (course is only 5 years is old) and LV breaking its score from last year for lowest ever.

Non-Elite News