Week That Was

LRC Week That Was: Is The 2019 London Marathon The Greatest Ever? And If You Don’t PR, Keep Trying 24 More Times We start off with praise for the queen of the minor leagues of marathoning, then debate which London Marathon is the best ever before getting excited because Donavan Brazier has returned to action. Updated 1/23/19 with our Ridiculous Tweet of The Week.

Podcast #2 Of 2019

Podcast Houston Recap, A New Richest Marathon, Stacked NBIGP, What Does Jim Walmsley’s 64:00 Tell Us About Ultrarunners? Bekele In Tokyo The pro track and field season is finally here with Donavan Brazier vs. Clayton Murphy to kick it off, Jenny Simpson @5k and more. The world’s richest marathon has changed and a look back at the action in Houston. Plus, a guest appearance from the Vaporfly 4% shoe, a look at Walmsley’s 64:00, and much more.

Non-Distance News: Bolt Retires Again

Weekend Indoor Results *All NCAA Results

A Big Loss For The Running World

Sunday Distance Action

More Virgin London Marathon

NCAA Highlights From The Weekend

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Dubai Is Thusday Night (9 PM ET)

LRC 2019 Dubai Marathon Preview: The Return Of Guye Adola, Ibrahim Jeilan Debuts, & What Will Emmanuel Saina & Ruth Chepngetich Do For An Encore? Out of protest of the IAAF refusing to give Dubai platinum status, the prize money in Dubai is down this year but the quality of the fields certainly isn’t. The men’s field is LOADED with 8 sub-2:07 guys and it will also serve as the debut for 2011 world 10,000 champ Ibrahim Jeilan as well as 12:59 man Getaneh Molla.

LRC Dubai Marathon Slashes Prize Money And No Longer Is World’s Richest – Boston Now Claims Prize Money Crown In protest of the IAAF refusing to give Dubai “Platinum status” simply because it doesn’t have 15,000 finishers even though it’s paid out more than $11 million in prize money since 2008, Dubai has cut its elite prize money by more than half, from $816,000 in 2018 to $385,000 in 2019. Boston ($746,000) is now the richest prize money race in the world.

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2019 Houston Half And Full *Free Stream *Tracking & Results

LRC Shura Kitata (60:11) And Brigid Kosgei (65:50) Win At 2019 Houston Half As Emily Sisson (67:30) Just Misses AR! The winners of the marathon were Kenya’s Albert Korir (2:10:02) and Ethiopia’s Biruktayit Degefa (2:23:38) as Tyler Jermann (9th in 2:13:29) and Kelsey Bruce (6th, 2:31:53) took top American honors. *Results *IAAF Recap

RRW Women Lead The Way In Houston With Fast Times In Half Marathon And Marathon Emily Sisson had mixed feelings about just missing the AR. “I think I was a little disappointed at first because I was so close to Molly’s record. I think I made some mistakes that cost me a bit, but tomorrow I’ll be pretty happy with it.”

Houston On The Fan Forum / Message Board

Looking Ahead To The 2019 Indoor Season

Pre-Race Houston News

RRW Emily Sisson Has Her Eyes On Molly Huddle’s American Half Marathon Record At Sunday’s Aramco Houston Half Marathon Sisson: “I’m going to take that as a compliment that (Molly) thinks I’m fit and ready to run fast.”

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. Updated with time stamps.
*Discuss: Texas Runner Girl, Fake Ryan Hall and Fake Mike Rossi Joined Us on Our Podcast 

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.

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.

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The Pre Classic Will Have A New Home For 2019

The Pre Classic Is Relocating To Stanford For 2019 Hayward Field will still be under construction, so the USA’s only Diamond League meet will be at Stanford for this year on June 30th.

British News

Kipchoge Vs. Farah At London

Distance Group News

Sunday Road / XC Action

98 Days Away – The 2019 London Marathon Will Be Spectacular

MB: 2019 London Marathon Fields Are Released And Are Unreal – Greatest Women’s Field In History The women’s field has to be the greatest in history as it includes 7 sub-2:20 women, including the reigning champs of Dubai, Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. It also includes Americans Molly Huddle, Emily Sisson and Allie Kieffer. The men’s field isn’t too shabby either as it includes the top 5 of our 2018 world rankings and is of course led by the GOAT – Eliud Kipchoge.

LRC Analysis The Greatest Women’s Marathon Field Ever, Is This Molly Huddle’s Last Chance To Run A Fast Time, & More Thoughts On The 2019 London Marathon Jonathan Gault also breaks down Chris Derrick‘s sub-2:10 and says that Eliud Kipchoge will slow down, eventually.

US Distance News

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

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