2019 USATF XC Is Saturday (12:20 pm ET)

LRC Preview Huddle, Houlihan, Cragg, Frerichs, Rowbury & More: The Best Fields In Years Should Make for an Epic 2019 USA XC Champs The women’s race at 2019 USA XC looks INCREDIBLE. For the 1st time in US history, three sub-14:50 women will race each other as Shelby Houlihan, Shannon Rowbury, and Molly Huddle are all racing as are World Championship medalists Courtney Frerichs and Amy Cragg, plus the most recent NCAA XC champ to turn pro in Karissa Schweizer, a 2016 Olympian in Marielle Hall and MUCH MORE. The men’s race includes 5 Olympians plus Ben True and the pro xc debut for Drew Hunter.
*MB: USA World XC Trials Saturday; Top Entrants and Weather Forecast

More Post-Weekend NCAA News

When They Say All-Access, They Mean All-Access

LRC Book Review Inside A Marathon Is The Ultimate Book For Marathon Junkies Do you want the inside scoop on what it takes to finish top 10 at a major marathon?Then this book is for you as Scott Fauble and Ben Rosario share every single thing – from blood tests to workouts, day by day – that led to Fauble finishing 7th in New York last fall. We loved the book and highly recommend it.

Katelyn Tuohy After Her High School 3,000m Record Run

 What Do Shot Putters Eat? A Dozen Eggs For Breakfast, A Pound Of Red Meat For Dinner

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.

LRC Exclusive Content

LRC Podcast Shelby Houlihan Guest Interview+ NBIGP, US Cross, and Sydney McLaughlin Pro Debut and Diva Talk The American record holder Shelby Houlihan talks opens up for more than 30 minutes about her breakout year, what is on tap for 2019, her coach’s high standards and more. Plus the LRC crew discusses a Rosa athlete running fast in Dubai, split screen coming to track and field broadcasts and even UCLA legend John Wooden.

WTW Brazier AND Murphy Impress, Should We Not Get Excited About Fast HS Girls?, Who Are The World XC Favorites? And we take a look at the amazing times in Dubai.

Saturday In Winston-Salem, NC

Edward Cheserek Vs. Nick Willis In The Mile, Ajee Wilson Vs. Raevyn Rogers In The 800 Highlights Camel City Elite Meet Clayton Murphy is in the 800, Abbey Cooper (D’Agostino) in the mile.

2018 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix *NBIGP Compiled Results *NBIGP Post-Race Interviews

LRC Analysis 8 Takeaways From The 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix We recap the highlights and lowlights from Boston where Donavan Brazier sat and kicked on Clayton MurphyYomif Kejelcha looked amazing while Sydney McLaughlin didn’t and Jenny Simpson “borderline” embarrassed herself.

RRW Fast Miles, Close 800 Highlight New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
IAAF: Kechelcha Impresses As Nageotte Upsets Stefanidi

Assorted Distance News

Bekele Racing Tokyo On March 3rd

Kenenisa Bekele To Headline At The 2019 Tokyo Marathon Bekele will face four other sub-2:05 men including defending Tokyo winner Dickson Chumba. Japan’s Suguro Osako (2:05:50) will be the home crowd favorite. Ruti Aga (2:18:34) is the fastest in the women’s race and faces three other sub-2:20 women including former half marathon WR holder Florence Kiplagat. World marathon champion Rose Chelimo is also in the race. *Full Elite Field


Interesting News From The Bureaucrats

Weekend XC / Road Action

NCAA News *All Weekend Collegiate Results

Devin Dixon Of Texas A&M DESTROYS American Collegiate Record – Runs 1:45.27 – At Altitude! His 1:45.27 broke Donavan Brazier‘s school record and sits #3 on the NCAA and US all-time lists (Kenyan Paul Ereng has the NCAA record at 1:44.84, Johnny Gray has US record at 1:45.00). Dixon’s previous indoor best was only 1:47.37.

2019 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon *Results *Full Race Replay

LRC Marathon Madness In Dubai: Getaneh Molla Runs 2:03:34 Debut Record; Ruth Chepngetich (2:17:08) & Worknesh Degefa (2:17:34) Move To #3 & #4 On All-Time List The 12:59 5ker Molla took to the marathon like a fish to water while Chepngetich went sub-2:18 just 75 days after breaking 2:19 in Istanbul. Course records fell for both the men and women.

MB: Official 2019 Dubai Marathon Discussion Thread
MB: If Kipchoge ran Dubai…
MB: Negesa (2nd place and Adidas runner) ran Dubai in Nike Vaporfly Flyknits dyed red to (poorly) mask the Nike Logo

British Distance News