2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's Marathon: All Hail Eliud Kipchoge; Meb Keflezighi Leads Americans

Who deserved the #1 US ranking took some thought as Ritz beat Meb in Boston and Luke Puskedra had the highest WMM finish of any American (5th) and fastest time of the year as well (2:10:24).

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Marathon: Mare Dibaba Is World #1 (Barely); Desi Linden Leads Americans

Mare Dibaba broke 2:20 and won Worlds this year so she deserves to be #1, particularly when you factor in she was also 2nd in Boston. Speaking of Boston, there, Desi Linden ran the fastest time on the year for the US and placed the highest of any American in a major this year.

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men’s 10,000: Surprise, Surprise - Mo Farah And Galen Rupp Are The World And US #1s

After a year hiatus, the 10,000 rankings are back. Does Cam Levins make the list? Who is the US #2 - Hassan Mead or Ben True?

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women’s 10,000: Vivian Cheruiyot Leads The Way As Three US Women Are In Top 6

Emily Infeld won the bronze but is she or Molly Huddle our world #3?

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's 5,000: Mo Farah (Who Else?) Is #1 In World; Ben True, Galen Rupp & Ryan Hill Lead A Fine Crop Of Americans

The Ben True-Galen Rupp-Ryan Hill debate was the toughest we had for any spot in any of our rankings this year. How did we pick between the 3?

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 5,000: Almaz Ayana Tops Genzebe Dibaba For #1 Ranking; Molly Huddle Is America's Best

Without a doubt, 2015 was the greatest year ever in the women's 5,000 thanks to Almaz Ayana and Genzebe Dibaba, who ran 6 of the 10 fastest times in history.

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Steeplechase: Hyvin Kiyeng, Emma Coburn Top World, U.S. Lists

Two Americans crack the top 10. *LRC Coburn: "In general, [I was happy with 2015]. I wish I could have run a PR; that was a goal that I really wanted."

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's 1500/Mile: Asbel Kiprop Claims #1 Spot After a Year for the Ages; Centro Is Tops Among US Men

The men's 1500 may be the best event in all of track and field and yet Asbel Kiprop continues to find at way to get the job done. Is he now the GOAT? It also was a good year for Nick Willis, Matthew Centrowitz and Ben Blankenship.

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 1500: Genzebe Dibaba Reigns Supreme; Rowbury Nips Simpson for US #1

There was no doubt who was the world #1 this year as Genzebe Dibaba had the greatest season ever for a women's 1500 runner. The battle for US #1 was more interesting as both Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson had strong years. *Jenny Simpson Says Her Rivalry With Shannon Rowbury Is Good For Both Them And The Sport, Is Disappointed Lost Shoe Cost Her Opportunity For Medal at Worlds Simpson: "I was in the shape of my life [at Worlds] and I was really ready for the big moment and they just didn’t come together this yea. Ultimately, the run in Beijing was a heartbreaker for me. I put other priorities aside and put them all lower down the priority list for the sake of doing well in Beijing, so it was a real disappointment to not be able to race to my fitness there." 

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 800: Eunice Sum Is #1 Again; Alysia Montaño Returns To Top Of U.S. Rankings

Eunice Sum nabs the top spot as the only race she lost all year was Worlds. Our US #1 Alysia Montano cracks the world top 10.

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's 800: David Rudisha Reclaims His Crown; Boris Berian Tops U.S. List

David Rudisha lost the most races of his pro career this year but he's our #1. We tell you why. How could we possibly rank Boris Berian as the US #1 when he didn't even make the final at USAs? Because Nick Symmonds told us to.

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's Steeplechase: Jairus Birech & Evan Jager Are Your World And U.S. Number Ones

Conseslus Kipruto failed to medal at Worlds but the rest of his season was so good he earns the #1 ranking.*LRC Evan Jager Is "Extremely" Disappointed He Didn't Break 8:00 Or Medal This Year But Realizes He Made Big Strides Jager: "I feel like I made a huge jump in fitness from years prior. I took myself to a new level of athlete and really proved to myself that I was one of the best steeplechasers in the world and not just hoping I was one of the best."
December 22, 2015 to December 31, 2015

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