Week That Was

LRC WTW: Young Guns Ready To Replace Mo Farah, Three Sub-2:10 Marathoners At 1 Japanese High School, Canadian 5k Record Destroyed Some fast times have been produced the last couple of weeks with the Ethiopian 10k road records falling along with the NCAA 1k for women. Updated with improved 1k to 800 conversions.
*Discuss: 1 Japanese High School Coach Has Produced More Current Sub 2:10 Marathoners Than All of the United States

Russian Doping Updates

Random / Bizarre News

Japanese Distance News

Looking Forward To 2019 Racing

Centrowitz Picks A Coach

LRC Olympic 1,500m Champion Matthew Centrowitz To Be Coached By Jerry Schumacher, Will Train With Bowerman Track Club The rivalry between Alberto Salazar and Jerry Schumacher just got a little more interesting as one of NOP’s most successful athletes – who also happens to be the reigning Olympic champion – has traded in the skull of NOP for the red and black of Bowerman.
*MB: Centro to Bowerman!? 

It’s Official: Matt Centrowitz Announces He’s Joined The Bowerman Track Club Part of Centro’s statement read, “At this time I would like to thank Alberto and the Nike Oregon Project for everything they have done for me over the past six years … I please ask you all to be respectful to me and both groups with my decision at this time.”

Assorted Distance News

More LRC Exclusive Content

LRC Reebok Ends Its Sponsorship Of ZAP Fitness After 14 Years ZAP and Reebok ended their partnership on good terms and nothing will change for ZAP as they already have secured a new sponsor. Reebok will now focus its resources on its Virginia-based Reebok Boston Track Club.
*MB: Reebok no longer sponsors Zap.

LRC Where Will The 2019 Prefontaine Classic Be Held? Stanford Most Likely Stanford officials are “currently discussing the possibility” of hosting the 2019 Pre Classic and Stanford already appears as the location on an officials’ calendar for the USATF Pacific Association.

Floyd Landis Big Talk Part II

LRC Floyd Landis On Life After Cycling, Runners Vs. Cyclists, CBD Products, Running A Business, And Donald Trump Landis shares some of the secrets he’s learned from his crazy life in part 2 of our recap of our talk with him. From a Mennonite upbringing, to crossing the line at the Tour first, to a doping suspension, denial, depression, and now fatherhood and a successful new business, Floyd has seen a lot.

Miss Part I? Part 1: Is There Any Hope For Anti-Doping? Floyd Talks Doping Then, Now And What Can Be Done Landis is one of the most notorious dopers in American sport, and the man who helped bring out the truth about Lance Armstrong. He’s got a lot of interesting things to say.

Podcast #1 Of 2019

LRC 2019 Podcast #1: Houston Half Preview + LRC Answers The The Big Questions Ahead Of 2019 Season + Listener Audio & Fake Ryan Hall The LRC crew unveils its first podcast of 2019 and takes a look ahead at 2019, plus the great action at this weekend’s Aramco Houston Half, and for the first time has listener audio with some real and fake guests, and the threads of the week.

Houston Half And Full Take Place On Sunday

LRC 2019 Houston Half/Full Marathon Preview: Hot Fields, Cold Temps, The American Debut For Sally Kipyego And The Return Of Kara Goucher Houston is always one of the highlights of the winter for US fans and this year’s races could be extra special as Olympic silver medalist Sally Kipyego races for the 1st time since declaring she’ll represent the US moving forward and Kara Goucher races a marathon for the 1st time as a 40-year-old. The problem is the weather forecast doesn’t look good but what does look good is the international fields in both the men’s and women’s halves as they are LOADED with talent.

LRC Parker Stinson Heads To The Houston Half Marathon With A New Coach: Dathan Ritzenhein Stinson and Ritzenhein have a relationship that stretches back a decade. They try not to worry about the fact that, should all go well, they’ll be racing each other for an Olympic berth next year.

NCAA Highlights From The Weekend

Doping News

Weekend Highlights *Results: *Great Stirling XC *UW Preview


2020 Olympic Marathon Trials 418 Days Away

LRC The Olympic Trials Course Is Here And Here’s What You Need To Know About It – With Elevation Chart It’s a loop course and we’ve got an unofficial elevation chart.

*Runner’s World Says That As Hilly As The Olympic Trials Marathon Course Is, It’s Not As Hilly As It Was Originally Designed They also point out how already 140 men and 262 women have qualified for the Trials and there is still a year to go.

Olympic Sex Abuse Scandals

Looking Ahead To Future Championships

Mary Cain Training In Mammoth With Deena Kastor (Discuss Here)

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LetsRun.com’s 2018 World And US Rankings Are Complete

LRC M Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge (Duh) & Galen Rupp Are World & US #1s The unparalleled Eliud Kipchoge tops the marathon rankings yet again.

LRC David Graham’s 2018 Marathon Rankings And Musings LRC visitor David Graham is back with his annual men’s marathon musings. This year, he comes in at a record 4,823 words.

LRC W Marathon: Vivian Cheruiyot & Des Linden End Year As World & US #1s 2018 was the best year in the history of the women’s marathoning. Coming into the year, only five women in history had ever broken 2:19 but six different women did it 2019.  Plus 11 times a woman broke 2:20 in 2018, the most in history.

Previous LRC’s 2018 Rankings: M3k/5k *W3k/5k *MSteeple *WSteeple *M1,500 *W1,500 *M800 *W800

British News

Kipchoge Vs. Farah At London

More Weekend Results *All NCAA Results

Upcoming Distance Action: Boston International Field Released

LRC Analysis Breaking Down The 2019 Boston Marathon International Field, Plus What Does The Addition Of Sally Kipyego Mean To The US Field? The Boston field is out and we help make sense of it all.
*MB: 2019 Boston Marathon Elite Field Is Released – 5 Sub-2:05 men, 4 Sub-2:20 women will battle + AMERICAN Sally Kipyego.

John Hancock Announces 2019 Boston Marathon International Elite Field – Sally Kipyego Will Make Her Debut For America The race for top American honors (and the battle for the 2020 US Olympic team) just got more interesting with the addition of Sally Kipyego, who will run for the US for the 1st time. In addition to Kipyego, previously announced defending champions Yuki Kawauchi and Des Linden are joined by World champ Geoffrey Kirui, NYC champ Lelisa Desisa, and sub-2:20 women Edna Kiplagat and Aselefech Mergia. Other notables include former Boston champions Lemi Berhanu, 2:04 man Lawrence Cherono, 2015 World champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, 2015 World champ Mare Dibaba and 2:19 woman Worknesh Degefa.

Doping Updates

Non-Distance News

Doping Updates

Congratulations Allyson Felix – Wishing Mom And Baby A Speedy Recovery

Recommended Read: After An Emergency C-Section 8 Weeks Before Her Due Date, Allyson Felix Is A Mom A routine checkup appointment turned into an emergency C-section to save both Felix and her daughter Camryn. Her daughter, born 3 pounds, 7 ounces, is still in the NICU, but doing well.
*MB: Allyson Felix is a Mom