LRC Exclusives

LRC Podcast: 2021 (Tokyo Olympic) Predictions + Supershoes with Geoff Burns We give out our predictions for the 2021 Olymipcs and talk to supershoe expert Geoff Burns to see if the playing field is anwywhere close to level (no, it is not).

Breaking News: LRC A Poster Who Does Not Have a Super Hot Wife, A Sub-14 5k PR, or a Million-Dollar Job won Our Marathon Project Prediction Contest
*MB: Confession: Guy who won our prediction contest admits he doesn’t make 7 figures over have a super hot spouse

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Post-Hakone Ekiden News

Japan Ends 2020 And Starts 2021 With Ekiden Action

Recommended Read: Komazawa Pulls Off Last-Second Come-From-Behind 2021 Hakone Ekiden Win After an “out-of-nowhere” day 1 win, underdog Soka University started the final day with a 2:14 lead and were poised to make history with a 3:19 lead going into the final 23km leg. But Komazawa caught up with 2km to go to pull off the first anchor stage comeback at Hakone in 20 years.
*Soka University Wins First-Ever Hakone Ekiden Day One Title

Fujitsu Wins Its 1st New Year Ekiden Title Since 2009 Olympic marathon Trials winner Shogo Nakamura gave Fujitsu the lead on the 4th leg and they never gave it backSome new course records were set on legs 2 and 3. How about 21:53 for 8.3 km and 37:39 for 13.6?

Year End Podcast

LRC Final Podcast of The Year: 2020 Track And Field Trivia, Year In Review See if you can do better than Rojo and Wejo in our 2020 track and field trivia contest.

LRC Remembering Rafer Johnson: Meb Keflezighi, Bob Larsen, Angel Martinez Share Their Memories The world lost an incredible man with the death of Olympic decathlon champ Rafer Johnson. We had 3 distance runners share their memories of this titan.

Will There Be Any Action This Winter?

LRC Good News: There Will Be A 2021 Indoor Track Season But It Will Look Much Different Than Normal There will be a 2021 indoor season, but college meets will be more exclusive than ever, and USA Indoors is very much up in the air. Thankfully Paul Doyle has stepped up and created the  four-meet American Track League that will air on ESPN as he doens’t know of a single college meet that will accept unattached athletes.
*MB: New ESPN Indoor Track Series

Big News From Kenya

Athletics Kenya senior vice president says “definitely” there will be changes made to Kenyan Olympic Marathon team based on current fitness Let’s hope they aren’t dumb enough to dump Kipchoge.

Peres Chepchirchir –’s runner of the year – says she hopes she’s named to the Kenyan Olympic team The problem is her is that before Covid-19 Kenya named a pretty darn good team of Brigid Kosgei, Ruth Chepngetich, and Vivian Cheruiyot. “My new year wish is to see if Athletics Kenya can consider my performance and make an amendment on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics marathon team by including me in the squad,” said Chepchirchir.

Jamaican Sprint Stuff

Looking Ahead: Winter 2021

Sprint Stuff

Goodbye, 2020

LRC’s Best Articles Of 2020: How To Turn Pro, Farewell To Coogan’s, Solinsky’s 26:59 Revisited And More We sifted through the hundreds of articles we published in 2020 to find the very best stories of the year. From a guide on how to turn professional, to a diatribe on the Vaporflys, to a a remembrance of Haile G‘s 12:44, to the inside scoop on Chris Solinsky‘s AR at 2010 Payton Jordan, check out the work we were proudest of in 2020.

LRC The 2020 Awards Are Here: Best Runner, Best Comeback, Biggest Disappointment, Most Inspirational & More 2020 was full of highs and lows – just ask Sara Hall. We hand out awards for a year unlike any other.
*MB: The 2020 Awards Are Out – Best Runner, Best Comeback, Biggest Disappointment, Most Inspirational & More

LRC The Best Track Talk Podcast Episodes Of 2020: Jim Ryun, Deena Kastor, The Big 3 Reunited, & More Though 2020 featured fewer races than normal, we had plenty to talk about as we cranked out 68 episodes of the Track Talk Podcast as we landed some incredible guests, including an Olympic gold medalist, a Boston Marathon champion, a world record holder, and one of the most popular authors on the planet. A look at eight of our best episodes of 2020.

A New Year Means New Sponsorship Deals

LRC Ryan Hill Joins HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite Jonathan Gault breaks the news that Hill, the 2015 US 5k champ, is leaving Bowerman TC and is headed to Flagstaff, where he’ll chase his first Olympic berth.
*MB: Ryan Hill leaves BTC

Saucony announces that it has signed Canadian marathon champion and Olympian-to-be Trevor Hofbauer (2:09:51 pb)

Sponsorship MB Chatter

Women’s Distance News

Coe Defends Super Shoes

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