Our Weekly Recap

WTW Week That Was: Africans, Americans, and Europeans Run Fast in Rotterdam, 8:40.00 High School 3200m, Kebenei American 10-Mile Record It was a great week to run fast – and an American record finally fell after 13,160 days – but don’t tell that to Noah Droddy, Amy Cragg or Dennis Kimetto.

American Men’s Previews

LRC 2019 Boston Marathon US Men’s Preview: Ward, Fauble, Ritz, & Biwott Battle for Top American Honors Who will be the top American in Boston in 2019?

LRC The Experiment: Dathan Ritzenhein Looks To Conquer Boston Marathon With 8-Week Buildup The 36-year-old hasn’t finished a marathon in nearly 4 years but he’s still dreaming of crossing the finish line first. “I thought I was fit enough to win last year,” Ritzenhein says. “It won’t be a failure if I don’t win, but I’m going to go in with that (the win) in mind.”
*MB: At age 36, Ritz wants to win the Boston Marathon next Monday 

Non-Distance News

Doping News

Spring Is Here: Carlsbad 5,000 & Cherry Blossom 10 Miler *CB Results

Distance News

Non-Distance News

More Distance Stuff

Non-Distance News


USATF: What To Watch, When And Where In April

Tokyo 2020 News

Looking Ahead

Boston Is Next Monday

LRC Editorial Boston: The People’s ‘Olympics’ The Elitist Marathon Did you know that for the first time in history Boston has banned the amateur runners from competing with the pros? When the gun goes off in Hopkinton at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, a select few “elite” men will begin their 26.2-mile journey to Boylston Street. Everyone else in the mass race will just stand there for two minutes. Pretty sad for a race known as the “People’s Olympics.”
*MB: Boston Separates Elite Men’s Start from Wave 1 Corral 1 by two minutes 

Race Previews

LRC Men’s Preview From #16 To #1 – Counting Down The 2019 Boston Marathon Men’s Contenders We’ve broken down the potential winners of the 2019 Boston Marathon into five categories: Basically No Shot (#14-16), Outside Shots (#9-13), The Wild Card (#8), Genuine Contenders (#4-7), and Three Total Studs (#3-2-1). Sorry, Yuki Kawauchi and Dathan Ritzenhein fans, but we’ve determined they have “basically no shot” of winning.

LRC Women’s Preview 2019 Boston Marathon Women’s Preview: Americans Des Linden & Jordan Hasay Take On A Field Led By 2:17 Woman Worknesh Degefa For the first time in 33 years, the defending Boston marathon women’s champion is an American, Des Linden. That the good news. For the bad news, read the article.

Outside Boston Coverage

Upcoming Track Action

Women’s Distance News

Some More Reporting From World XC

LRC Team LetsRun Aarhus Report: Read About Kelsey Bruce & Matt Crowe’s World XC Experience When I woke up last Monday morning, I had never heard of Kelsey Bruce or Matt Crowe. Five days later, I was cheering them on at the World Cross-Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.

LRC World XC Photo Essay: The Sights And Flavor Of World Cross Aarhus 2019

LRC Podcast: What Really Happened At World Cross-Country, Cheptegei Vs. Mo Farah, The Debut Of Team LetsRun + Emily Sisson Has Arrived Full details and show notes above or you can listen in the player below or your favorite podcast service.

The 5,000m Diamond League Debate

Random Running Reads

Ultra / Trail News


More Drug Busts

Admin / Olympic News

Looking Ahead On The Roads

Post-Weekend NCAA News

Super-Fast 3,200s At Arcadia Invitational *Results

Australian National Champs *Live Stream *Results

Australian Champs Have Been Going On All Week

Week That Was

LRC WTW: 7 Final Thoughts About World XC + Emily Sisson Delivers Is Burundi on its way to being the newest East African distance power? How in the world did the US men lose to Tanzania? Plus Dom Scott went for it big time (and blew up big time) and a look back at Eliud Kipchoge‘s four runs at World XC.

News From Oregon

Boston Is In Less Than Two Weeks

Sprint Stuff

Doping News

LRC Abbott World Marathon Majors And Athletics Integrity Unit Announce Expanded Out-Of-Competition Testing And Investigation Program The WMMs are putting their money into keeping the sport clean. Others like agents and sponsors need to start joining them. *IAAF Statement  
*Discussion: Good Idea/Bad Idea: What if marathons/races required agents to pay back the percent of money they earned from dirty athletes?