2019 NCAA XC Conference Mania *All Results

MB: Conference Championships weekend

Pac-12: Colorado men win it (again) as #2 Stanford women DESTROY #3 Washington 27 to 55 The Colorado men came in tied for #3 in the country with Stanford but they won easily as Stanford was only third. Colorado was led by individual champ Joe Klecker as Thomas Ratcliffe was only 6th. The #2 Stanford women CRUSHED it beating #3 Washington, 27 to 55 as Fiona O’Keeffe got the individual win.

ACC: Syracuse men are back baby!! 6th-highest ranked team in ACCs win team title, NC State women win as well The Orange were only ranked 28th coming in but they got the win over #20 Notre Dame, #21 Florida St, #23 NC State, #24 UVA and #26 Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer repeated for the men’s individual title as NC State’s Elly Henes – the coach’s daughter – won the individual title.

SEC: #1 Arkansas women (21) and #11 Ole Miss men (35) roll at SECs Vincent Kiprop of Alabama and Katie Izzo of Arkansas were your individual champs

Ivy League: Penn men upset Princeton, Columbia women win Columbia’s Kenny Vasbinder (24:32) and Yale’s Kayley DeLay (20:45) got the individual wins.

NYC Previews

LRC 2019 New York City Marathon Preview Podcast + Camille Herron and Rojo Hobby Jogging Love We break down the 2019 NYC Marathon fields.

LRC Women’s Preview: Will the Course Record Finally Go Down? Who Will Be the Top American: Sara Hall, Des Linden, or Kellyn Taylor? Can Mary Keitany get the only thing she doesn’t have in New York – the course record? How will the Americans, Sara Hall, Des Linden, and Kellyn Taylor do?

LRC Men’s Preview: After an Epic Year of Marathoning, What Does NYC Have in Store? NYC’s elite men’s field isn’t deep at all, but with Geoffrey Kamworor coming in off a half marathon WR, Lelisa Desisa chasing an unprecedented Worlds/NYC double, and Jared Ward entering in terrific shape, the men’s race should still be a good one.
*MB: Who wins the men’s race at the 2019 NYC Marathon? Kamworor, Desisa, Kitata, or Tola? Does the course record go as well? 

NCAA Conference XC Champs Weekend *Live Results: *PAC-12 *ACC *Big Ten *Heps *Mountain West *Big 12 *Big Sky *Conference Champs Central (All Results)

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News from Britain Eilish McColgan and Michael Rimmer involved in serious car crash in India Neither was seriously hurt but the other driver was hurt badly and chaos ensued with death threats. *Facebook post

This Weekend’s US XC Action

2019 TCS NYC Marathon is Sunday *Where to stay *Men’s Preview *Women’s Preview

LRC For Sara Hall, A Dream Deferred Led to a Passion Realized 10 years ago, Sara Hall did not love running but felt obligated to do it even though she finished last at USAs as her husband Ryan was a star. Now, at age 36, the mother of 4 is the star and loving the sport more than ever and thriving with Ryan as her coach.
*MB: Jonathan Gault takes a look at the incredible resurgence of Sara Hall. Better than ever at age 36!

LRC 2019 NYC Marathon Media Day: The Men’s Course Record Is In Jeopardy, The Women’s Might Be, And Yes, Shoe Talk The pros weighed in on bouncing back from Worlds, chasing the course record (or not), and (of course) the Nike Vaporflys.

LRC Des Linden on the Olympics, Her Running Future, & the Great Shoe Debate: “It’s an Arms Race and It Should Be a Footrace.” Des Linden is free to speak her mind and she didn’t hold back when discussing her future, the new shoe wars and Rio 2016 – specifically did Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg have an unfair advantage?

Assorted Distance News

LetsRun Exclusives

LRC WTW: Sifan Hassan Does Not Break a World Record, Camille Herron CRUSHES One, Father-Son Marathon Record May Have Fallen The world records did not fall in Valenica as Sifan Hassan showed she’s human but we got some impressive father-son running and Camille Herron hitting a grand slam.

LRC Did Marathon World Record Holder Brigid Kosgei Actually Miss Any Drug Tests? Here’s What We Know After a Confusing Press Conference While her coach was quoted as saying “three times the anti-doping officials did not test her,” her agent Federico Rosa reports she has officially only missed one test. The Kenya authorities say she has been drug tested 54 times.

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Last Weekend’s Action *Valencia Results

MB: Camille Herron sets ANOTHER WORLD RECORD for 24 hours!!!! She ended up running 270.116 kms or 167.8 miles. Her old record was 262.192 kms. She averaged 8:34.9 mile pace for 24 hours.
*IAAF Article On Camille Herron’s 24 Hour WR

Valencia Half: Ethiopian delight: Yomif Kejelcha wins 3 way sprint for men’s title in 59:05, Senbere Teferi sets Ethiopian national record (65:32) as Sifan Hassan is 2nd (65:53) The women’s WR of 64:51 survives. Scroll down to 2nd story. *Results
*Video of Kejeclah’s sprint win
*Sifan Hassan praises Salazar after race: “He is the best coach there is, he does the best for his athletes,”
*Jos Hermens says Hassan will stay in Portland and they “have an eye on two, three, four American coaches.”
*MB: Official 2019 Valencia Half Marathon Discussion Thread
Hassan says she’s been under a lot of stress since Doha and isn’t sure how she’ll feel

Frankfurt: Kenya’s Valary Aiyabei runs 2:19:10, becomes 1st to break 2:20 at 2019 Frankfurt Marathon, Ethiopia’s Fikre Tefera Wins 4-way battle for men’s race in 2:07:08 Aiyabei went out on WR pace but her pacemaking husband dropped out at 15k with illness. Mark Kiptoo came up short in his bid for his own masters of 2:07:50 by running 2:08:09.
*Steph Twell sets new Scottish marathon record (2:26:40) She broke Liz McColgan‘s mark from 1997 by 12-seconds.