NCAA XC Champs *Men’s Results *Women’s Results *DII and DIII

LRC Final Men’s XC Champs: #3 BYU Shocks #1 NAU To Win 1st Title, Iowa State’s Edwin Kurgat Delivers As Favorite Edwin Kurgat of Iowa State came through as the invidual favorite but there was a big upset in the team race as BYU won its 1st-ever title.

LRC Final Arkansas Holds Off BYU To Complete Triple Crown, Weini Kelati Runs Becomes Second Foot Locker/NCAA Champ Both Arkansas (NCAA title #1) and Weini Kelati (NCAA title #1 to go with her Foot Locker title) made history in Terre Haute.

LRC Post-Race Interviews Hear from the stars of Saturday’s action.

Oklahoma City Men And Madonna Women Win NAIA XC Championships

NCAA XC Banquet Photos *Full Gallery Here

NCAA Previews

LRC 2019 NCAA XC Women’s Team Preview: Arkansas Tries To Erase NCAA XC Demons, Chases 2019 Sweep & First XC Title The Arkansas women are looking to complete the calendar-year triple crown but they have never won an NCAA XC crown and they’ve under-performed at 8 straight NCAAs. That being said, they have been utterly dominant this year and just perfect-scored their regional.

LRC 2019 NCAA XC Men’s Team Preview: New Faces, Same Old NAU; Can Colorado Channel The Spirit of ’04 And Pull The Upset? #1 NAU seems poised to become just the third men’s team to win 4 straight NCAA XC titles but #2 Colorado has a good team and #4 Stanford has 5 sub-13:50 guys. Can someone pull off a big upset?

LRC NCAA XC Men’s Individual Preview: Can The American Drought Finally End, Or Will Favored Edwin Kurgat Of Iowa State Complete Perfect Season? Galen Rupp was the last American man to win an NCAA XC title in 2008. Conner Mantz, Joe Klecker and Thomas Ratcliffe hope that changes on Saturday.

LRC NCAA XC Women’s Individual Preview: Alicia Monson Vs. Weini Kelati Is A Duel For The Ages In their last 8 races, each has won four times. Both are better than ever but only one will win on Saturday.

World Athletics Award / Admin  News

The Greatest World Record Ever?

LRC Week That Was: Did Letesenbet Gidey Just Run The Greatest World Record And We Didn’t Even Notice? Plus Vaporflys At NCAA Regionals Letesenbet Gidey ran a world record that may be even greater than FloJo‘s.

RIP News

NCAA XC Regionals *All Region Results *Great Lakes *Mountain *West *Midwest *Southeast *South *Mid-Atlantic *Northeast *South Central

Your Weekly Read / Listen

LRC Week That Was: Meet Joseph Elsakr The Last Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier And Robert Keter The Most Unlikely World Record Holder Meet the guy who ran over 2:19 and will be at the Trials.

LRC Podcast: Mary Cain’s NOP Allegations, Diamond League Changes, How To Better Moderate / Leah O’Connor’s Message Board Complaints + More Marathon Trials Talk We discuss at length Mary Cain’s allegations vs. Alberto Salazar and her treatment by Nike and the NOP.

Your Future Weekly Watch On TV?
Link To Screenplay About Olympic Marathoner LRC visitor Greg Zawaski‘s pilot is now out for public viewing and available for purchase if you are interested. *Theme Song

More Cain / Hasay News:

Assorted Distance News

More On The Tokyo 2020 Marathon Move

General Tokyo 2020 News

More Weight Stories / Cain News

LRC Tara Welling Shares Her Experiences Regarding Weight As A Member Of The Nike Oregon Project Welling says she had both positive and negative experiences with Alberto Salazar and reveals he wouldn’t let her race at times unless she gained weight. “At the time, I felt that Alberto had my best interests as an athlete in mind and I had no reason not to trust him. It was confusing and I found it mentally difficult when I had to lose weight and look like other runners when I was not them. It was a constant comparison battle.”

Assorted Distance News

Salazar News

Sports Illustrated Writes 4,000+ Words On Cain’s Allegations On Salazar: Inside The Toxic Culture Of The Nike Oregon Project “Cult” Chris Chavez‘s article includes Salazar’s full statement in response to Cain’s allegations plus quotes from Julian, Ritz, Cain, her father and others.
*MB: Mary Cain, her father, Ritz, Julian and others talk in-depth with Sports Illustrated includes Salazar’s full statement 

Salazar Apologizes/Defends Himself To Ken Goe “On occasion, I may have made comments that were callous or insensitive over the course of years of helping my athletes through hard training. If any athlete was hurt by any comments that I have made, such an effect was entirely unintended, and I am sorry. I do dispute, however, the notion that any athlete suffered any abuse or gender discrimination while running for the Oregon Project.”
*MB: BREAKING – Kara Goucher attacks Ken Goe on Twitter. Denies him interview request 

LRC Commentary Don’t Believe The Spin, Nike’s Treatment Of Mary Cain Is Very Much In Line With Its #1 Core Value: Win At All Costs Since its inception, Nike’s #1 message has been win at all costs. Not a surprise since Nike was named after the winged Greek goddess of victory. But winning often doesn’t come easy, so sometimes people take drugs or purge themselves to get to the top.

Pre-Race NCAA News

LRC Early Votes For Prediction Contest: LRC Nation HEAVILY Back Arkansas, NAU and Edwin Kurgat NAU is getting more than 28 x more votes than Colorado and Edwin Kurgat is gettng more than 11 x as many individual votes as Conner Mantz. Arkansas is getting more than 6 x more votes than Stanford while Alicia Monson narrowly leads Weini Kelati in the women’s individual race.

LRC Mark Wetmore Shares His Thoughts on Alberto Salazar, Mary Cain, and Dr. Jeffrey Brown Wetmore called for a lifetime ban for Brown and revealed how he keeps a healthy environment for his women at Colorado. “Our system is not created by men for men. I try to be polite and stay out of the way.”

LRC Fueled & Strengthened by Past Failures, Taylor Werner & A Senior-Heavy Arkansas Team Are Ready for Their NCAA XC Moment Can Werner, who has finished 104th and 81st at the last two NCAAs, lead Arkansas to their first-ever NCAA xc women’s title?

LRC NAU’s Starting Lineup Revealed; Coach Mike Smith Praises Lumberjacks’ Team-Focused Attitude NAU is so good that coach Mike Smith had a tough choice to make in figuring out what 7 runners should run NCAAs. We exclusively tell you who made the cut here. “They don’t just have four or five very good runners. They seem to have 10,” said Mark Wetmore.

LRC Podcast

Podcast Letesenbet Gidey Greatest World Record Ever? Paula Radcliffe and Jordan Hasay Link Up, NCAA Cross Country Preview We break down Mary Cain and her allegations vs Alberto Salazar and the NOP.


Distance News

NCAA / HS News

Trail / Ultra News

Young Non-Distance Star In Thee News

The US Olympic Marathon Trials Will Be Here Before You Know It (Feb. 29th)

LRC  The Road To Sapporo: Assessing The Women’s Field At The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials From Jordan Hasay (50%) to Stephanie Bruce (5%), we break down the odds for the contenders at the 2020 US Olympic Trials.

LRC  The Road To Sapporo: Where The US Men’s Marathoners Stand 3+ Months Out From The Olympic Trials Jonathan Gault breaks down the Americans’ chances of making the 2020 Olympic marathon team – from Galen Rupp (90%) to Dathan Ritzenhein (5%) and Benard Lagat (5%).

MB: Who are the favorites for the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials? We tell you here.