Week That Was

LRC Weekly Recap: Geoffrey Kamworor Gets His World Record (and Emotional), Woody Kincaid, USA vs Kenya vs Ethiopia  Kamworor ran fast, Jordan Hasay didn’t. Shannon Osika and Elise Cranny keep improving and yes Woody MF Kincaid.

Kenyan News: Kamworor Takes Down The WR

MB: World 1,500m Champ Elijah Manangoi Will Not Defend His Title In Doha Due To An Ankle Injury The timing of the announcement is surprising as when his brother made the team a few days ago he said, “We really thank God because going to the World Championships as two brothers is a great achievement for our family.”

Geoffrey Kamworor Breaks Half Marathon World Record With 58:01 In Copenhagen Kamworor ran splits of 13:53 (5k), 27:34 (10k), 41:05 (15k) and 55:00 (20k) to break the record by 17 seconds. Five other men finished inside 60 minutes with Bernard Kipkorir taking second in 59:16. 2018 Tokyo Marathon champ Birhane Dibaba won the women’s race in 65:57 to beat out Evaline Chirchir (66:22). *Discuss

Kenyan Trials *Results

News From The Caribbean

Countries Start To Name Their Teams For Doha

An LRC Exclusive

LRC How Does The Whereabouts System Work For A Professional Athlete? We Asked Jenny Simpson To Explain It Simpson explains everything she has to do to file her whereabouts information and doesn’t believe it’s that much of a burden: “If you miss three tests, it’s either because you’re cheating or because you’re an idiot.”
*MB: Jenny Simpson’s account of how testing works is troubling 

More Colorado News Denver Post‘s John Meyer Looks At How Runners And Cyclists Are Increasingly Fighting On The Colorado Trails

1 Rumor Turns Out To Be True

LRC Dathan Ritzenhein Withdraws from 2019 Chicago Marathon Chronic foot issues led to flare-ups in other areas, which caused the 36-year-old to withdraw ahead of the race on October 13. He still plans on racing the Olympic Trials in February.

World Champs Start a Week from Friday

LRC Team LRC’s Kelsey Bruce Tells Us How She’s Preparing for the World Championship Marathon After running for Team LRC at World XC in March, Kelsey Bruce earned her way onto Team USA for the World Championships in Doha. Read what she’s been up to.

More Weekend Action

Vin Lananna Is Back

LRC Vin Lananna Speaks To LRC: On Why He Took The Virginia Job, Building Programs, & Winning NCAA XC With 3 Scholarships At Stanford Lananna says his goal is for UVA to be contending for national titles within 5 years and that he plans to be very hands-on when it comes to coaching: “I am gonna be the coach. I didn’t go here to be the administrator.”

Doping News

Weekly Podcast Is Out

LRC Podcast: Woody Kincaid Runs 12:58, Vin Lananna Is Back, Alberto Vs. Jerry, Japanese Marathon Trials, Noah Lyles “Issue” In Brussels Subscribe today on your favorite podcast player or listen above.

Rudisha Making News Off the Track

LRC David Rudisha’s Strange Summer Continues The bizarre summer of 2019 for the world record holder in the 800 continues. There has been some personal drama with his wife, a very serious car crash, and now a strange social media post.
*MB: David Rudisha’s instagram post

More Kenyan Distance News:

Running Training 101

LRC Running 101: Six Keys To Becoming A Better Runner The basics of running explained with a high schooler in mind from Wejo.
*Discussion Thread

The Japanese Marathon Grand Championship *Results

LRC Shogo Nakamura Wins WILD And THRILLING Japanese Olympic Marathon Trials As Honami Maeda Crushes Women’s Field We expected the first Marathon Grand Championship to be the most dramatic marathon of the year and the men’s race more than lived up to the hype as it had an incredible blowup, an incredible finish and much more.
*MB: The Most Dramatic Marathon of The Year is Saturday – Official 2019 Japanese Marathon Grand Championship Discussion Thread
*IAAF Recap

World Champs Start September 27th

Hayward Field Construction Updates

Better Running Shoes

LRC Top 10 Most Comfortable Running Shoes As Rated By You We got over 1,500+ shoe reviews last month and decided to do something with them. People rate shoes different ways but when we ask them what they want they often say “comfort.”