Better Running Shoes

LRC The 10 Most Popular Running Shoes on Before we do our final call of shoe reviews in 2019, we decided to take a look at what shoes are the most popluar on LetsRun. Four shoe lines dominant, the Nike Pegasus, the Brooks Ghost, the HOKA Clifton, and the Saucony Kinvara. These four might be a great place to start when looking for a new pair of shoes.

Weekend Road Action

Indoor Season Kicks Off At BU *Results

MB: Arkansas’ Taylor Werner Runs 15:11.19 To Win BU 5,000m Werner (4th place at NCAA XC champs) ran the 8th-fastest time in US indoor history. She was also faster than Emily Sisson‘s 15:12.22 indoor collegiate record, but her time won’t count as a record since she was racing unattached. Behind her, Arkansas’s Katie Izzo (15:13.09) and New Mexico’s Weini Kelati (15:14.71) put themselves second and third on the NCAA all-time list.
*Arkansas Recap

UK Admin / Funding News

Mo Farah Isn’t The Only One Moving From The Marathon To The Track For 2020

Gwen Jorgensen Switches Her Focus From The Marathon To The Track For The 2020 Olympic Trials After a setback requiring heel surgery earlier this year, Jorgensen has decided to try to make the Olympic team in the 10,000m and possibly the 5,000m. She says she hasn’t given up on her marathon goals, but has put them on hold for the Paris Olympic cycle.
*MB: Jorgensen announces move to track for 2020
*LRC Archive: A Year And A Half Ago, The LRC Staff Discussed If Jorgensen Should Move To The Track Over The Roads

Tokyo 2020 News

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.
*Discuss: Official: Farah will run 10k in Tokyo 

UK Athletics Is A Mess

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.

Doping News: WADA Drops The Ban Hammer On Russia

Russia Gets Four Year Ban – Will Miss 2020 Olympics And 2022 World Cup The ban has been handed down by WADA and RUSADA still has 21 days to appeal. And as it was previously, Russian athletes who can prove they are clean can compete as neutral athletes.

Tokyo 2020 Marathon News

Upcoming Indoor Action

Lananna Wins Grievance

Times of San Diego: CAS Restores Vin Lananna As USATF President, Board Chairman Lananna’s “temporary” removal as USATF President and Board Chairman lasted nearly 2 years but CAS put an end to the shenanigans.
*MB: Vin Lananna wins his grievance against USATF, CAS rules for him to be reinstated as President and Chair of Board immediately

NXN Preview

LRC Remember Their Names: Young Vs. Sprout Vs. Methner In A Boys’ Race For The Ages Headlines 2019 Nike Cross Nationals The quality of the fields seems to be up from recent years and we tell you what to expect at this weekend’s Nike Cross Nationals – the only US high school national champs for both teams and individuals in cross-country.

Tokyo 2020 Marathon Updates

Russian Doping Stuff

NCAA XC Banquet Photos *Full Gallery Here

Euro XC Champs *Results *Race Replays

Other Distance Stuff

International Distance News

Our Weekly Recap

WTW: Valencia Amazes, Tsegaye Kebede Continues To Outrun America And Molly Huddle Gets Nervous The Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon amazed last week and we break it down for you. Plus Molly Huddle tweets about the Vaporflys, a sneak peak at Saucony’s new $210 shoe, an update on Steve Spence‘s quest to break 5:00 in the mile for the 44th straight year, an introduction to one of the craziest doping stories ever and is USATF or UK Athletics more dysfunctional?

Sprints And Jumps

End Of 2019 News

News That Passed Our Stringent Vetting Process

LRC Podcast / Turkey Trot News

One We Missed Thursday Shannon Rowbury Defeats Kim Conley, Emily Infeld, Stephanie Bruce At Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Aaron Templeton won the men’s race. Results and race videos.

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. Asked 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.

Catching Up On Russian Doping Scandals