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LRC I Was Bored, So I Went Back and Watched the 1998 NCAA Cross Country Championships Jonathan Gault hilariously revisits the 1998 NCAA xc meet that had it all – Adam Goucher, Abi Abdirahman, Bernard Lagat and even Billy Mills and Jim Ryun – and was held in an era where ponytails were everywhere, cross country courses featured covered bridges, and James Madison was good at XC.
*MB: Blast from the past. 1998 NCAA XCountry. Goucher over Abdi. Lagat 7th

A Must Read If You Care About Doping or Justice

LRC The Amazing Story Of How Jarrion Lawson Cleared His Name: He Showed That The Head Of A WADA Lab Provided False Testimony Against Him Jarrion Lawson‘s is free to compete once again after his legal team was able to show that Christiane Ayotte, the head of the WADA-accredited doping control lab at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Laval, Quebec, lied while testifying during his case.
*MB: The amazing story of how Jarrion Lawson cleared himself: He showed the head of a WADA lab provided false testimony against him.

Athletics Calendar Revamp

LRC 3 Thoughts On The World Athletics Championships In Eugene Being Rescheduled To July 15-24, 2022 The first track World Championships in the US will be the earliest Worlds in history. What does it all mean?

LRC World Athletics Says Forget About Qualifying for Olympics Until December and Some Athletes Aren’t Happy “This takes away the last bit of hope of making 2020 a productive, meaningful year in our career” said 2017 steeplechase world champion Emma Coburn. But others, including Olympic pole vault champ Katerina Stefanidi, support the move.

Quarantine Race Results

Tokyo News

This Week’s Podcast

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More General Coronavirus In Sport News

Tokyo Olympics News

The Sporting Calendar Is A Mess

Update On LRC Coronavirus Patient’s Condition

LRC Update: LetsRun.com Visitor With COVID-19 Continues To Recover Good news as “justthefacts” condition continued to improve over the weekend and his fever is gone.

LRC What’s It Like For A Runner To Have COVID-19? A Long-Time LetsRun.com Visitor Shares His Story Of Being Infected With The Coronavirus A long-term visitor to LetsRun.com wants to share his story of what it is like to have the coronavirus. He also wants a LetsRun.com singlet when he gets better.
Discussion: I tested Positive for COVID here is my story

March April Madness

LRC Who Is The Greatest American Distance Runner Of All Time? Vote Now Who is the American Distance GOAT? You tell us as voting in our 64-person tournament has begun after Alan Webb destroyed Jim Walmsley and Chris Solinsky in the play-in game. Some of the 1st round matchups are fantastic and include Billy Mills vs. Alberto SalazarDave Wottle vs. Donavan Brazier, Khalid Khannouchi vs. Ryan HallShelby Houlihan vs. Jordan Hasay and Bob Kennedy vs. Steve Prefontaine.

Vote Now: Lagat Region, Round Of 64
*Shorter Region, Round Of 64
*Kastor Region, Round Of 64
*Benoit Region, Round Of 64

US Distance News

Random Stuff

Kenya Isn’t Sleeping On The Coronavirus

Running Industry News

Eliud Kipchoge Gets Some Big GQ Coverage

GQ Goes To Kenya To Catch Up And Do A Cool Photo Shoot With Eliud Kipchoge Knox Robinson tries to find the secrets to Kipchoge’s sub-2 and find there are no secrets other than dedication and consistency.

Eliud Kipchoge Believes Delayed Olympics Could Actually Help Him Defend His Title Asked if the Olympics could be the 35-year-old’s last race, Kipchoge said it was too early to say and that he was just focusing on keeping his family safe during the current pandemic.

Sport Rescheduling

Mike Smith Lifts The Veil On Galen Rupp’s Training

LRC Mike Smith Q&A Part II: On Choosing To Coach Galen Rupp, “Defending The Process,” & Rupp’s Human Side Smith said that he was careful not to let preconceived notions cloud his judgment when deciding whether to work with Rupp. “The second we abandon our critical thinking or our process with this stuff … I worry about that.”
*MB: Mike Smith Part II: Smith explains why he agreed to work with Galen Rupp

LRC Mike Smith Q&A, Part I: On Galen Rupp’s Commitment, Restructuring His Training & That 24 X 400 Workout 
*MB: Mike Smith lifts the veil on Galen Rupp’s training and talks about what makes him great

Kenyan Doping News

NCAA Coronavirus News

A Race Has Been Added To the Calendar And It’s This Saturday – You Can Run It At Home On Your Treadmill If Need Be

LRC Looking For A Race? A Sporting Event To Follow? The Quarantine Backyard Ultra Is Saturday Good news, runners and sports fans. You can compete in this race virtually from home (or watch it from home), and as long as you can run 4.167 miles in an hour, you have a shot at victory. And it’s free to enter.
*MB: 2020 Quarantine Backyard Ultra Race! Official Race Discussion Thread

Anti-Doping News

GB News

US Distance News

LRC Tokyo Postponement Coverage

LRC 6 Big Questions In The Wake Of IOC’s Decision To Postpone Olympics To 2021 What happens to Eugene 2021? What happens to people with Olympic qualifiers from 2019? Which athletes gain from the postponement and which ones are hurt by it? And a proposal for what to do with the 2020 US Champs.
*MB: Olympics are officially delayed for up to one year

LRC With Olympics Postponed, Sprint Star Noah Lyles Gets A Taste Of Cross-Country Training Perhaps no one has the potential to gain more from the 2020 Olympics than Lyles, but he’s relieved that the Olympics have been moved to 2021 as he’s been forced to dodge dog walkers while trying to train in a local park.
*MB: Sprint star Noah Lyles talks about 2020 Olympic postponement – “Actually seeing it delayed gives me a bit of security.”

Free Book Chapters – Purchase Your Autographed Book From Craig Virgin Now

LRC “Virgin Territory” Chapter 17: Front Runner Inc: When Pro Runners Had To Pretend They Weren’t Pro Hard to believe guys in their 60s now had to pretend they weren’t pro runners.

LRC “Virgin Territory” Book Excerpt, Chapter 1: Playing It Risky – Craig Virgin’s 1980 World Cross-Country Win Read about Craig’s win at World XC. Coming tomorrow chapter 17 from the book.