Better Than A Major? We Think Probably So

LRC The Best Marathon of the Fall? 10 Sub-2:06 Guys Plus a 10K WR Attempt at Sunday’s Valencia Marathon The Valencia Marathon field is LOADED and well tell you all about it here. Watch it live at 8:30 am CET.

UK Athletics Is A Mess

Catching Up On Russian Doping Scandals


A Look Back At The 2019 NCAA XC Meet and the Last 10 NCAA XC Meets

LRC The Decade Awards: Which NCAA Cross Country Programs & Athletes Were the Best of the 2010s? We hand out awards, including Runner of the Decade, Upset of the Decade, & Program of the Decade. Plus, what were the best single-season teams of the last 10 years? *Discuss

LRC WTW: Was BYU’s Win Really an Upset? How Would an All-Star High School Team Do at NCAAs? A full look back at the 2019 NCAA cross country champs.

UK News

NCAA XC Champs *Men’s Results *Women’s Results

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 individual 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.

UK Admin Stuff

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

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.”

Farah Back On Track

LRC Three Thoughts on Mo Farah’s Return to the Track for the 2020 Olympics Here’s our take on Farah’s decision and chances to win gold in Tokyo.

Mo Farah Takes Will Return To The Track To Defend His Olympic 10,000m Title Farah said, “I was watching the World Championship in Doha. I watch the 10,000m, and watch other races, and part of you gets excited. You’re seeing people winning medals, for your country and stuff, and you ask yourself. It almost felt like I needed to be there.” He’ll be 37 in Tokyo, making him the oldest athlete to compete in the men’s Olympic 10,000m final. *World Athletics article
*Discuss: Official: Farah will run 10k in Tokyo 

Kenya / South Africa News

Nike Issues

Pre-Turkey Day News

Athlete Of The Year News

Non-LRC NCAA Coverage *DII And DIII Results

Assorted Distance News

More On The Tokyo 2020 Marathon Move

General Tokyo 2020 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.

LRC Podcast / Turkey Trot News

RRW: Eric Jenkins, Edna Kiplagat Win Blustery Manchester Road Race Jenkins outkicked Edward Cheserek by 3-seconds while Kiplagat beat out Sally Kipyego by 13-seconds. *Discuss
*Local Fox Article With Video Interviews

Craig Engels Wins His Hometown Turkey Trot In Winston-Salem, NC Engels won the Turkey Strut 5k in 15:05 and did another mile afterwards to complete the workout. Askey about cutting his trademark mullet and mustache, he said, “I feel like if I had the mullet and mustache year round people wouldn’t appreciate it,. but I’ll have my fancy mullet and mustache again by June.”

LRC Gobble, Gobble: Post NCAA Cross Country Turkey Trot Podcast NCAAs are in the books and Turkey Trots are here.

Doping News

Assorted European News

More Cain / Hasay News:

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 MantzArkansas 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.


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