LetsRun.com is real and authentic. Weâ€™re not going to hold your hand on LetsRun.com, but weâ€™re not going to talk down to you or tell you every shoe is the greatest shoe ever.
LetsRun.com is a community of the most amazing group of people united by their love of running.
With roughly one million unique visitors a month, from Olympians to the guy with MS who canâ€™t run anymore, but can still coach, LetsRun.com is the greatest and most influential runners on the planet, well the English speaking portion of the planet.
The message boards are an integral part of LetsRun.com and we often highlight the content on them. The boards are THE place that runners from all over the world go for the latest news, results, and gossip in the running world.
While we moderate the forums, one unique feature that encourages the free flow of information is if you want to be anonymous on our forums you can be.
LetsRun.com is first and foremost a community of runners. The message boards are where all those conversations you have on your runs continue when you get back from the run.
LetsRun.com was founded in the spring of 2000 by twin brothers Weldon (â€œWejoâ€) and Robert Johnson (â€œRojoâ€). Weldon had qualified for the 2000 Olympic Marathon Trials and decided to quit his job as an economic consultant to move to the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona to pursue his long shot dream of the Olympics. Robert decided to move to Flagstaff to help Weldon with the arduous training weeks of up to 140 miles.
Truth be told, the Brothers Johnson (aka â€œBrojosâ€) had a lot of free time on their hands as fortunately most human beings donâ€™t run more than 3 hours a day. This little thing called the internet was fairly new and there was one problem, there wasnâ€™t a website for people who lived and breathed running.
2) Help more people get more out of their running (by spreading the coaching genius of John Kellogg).
LetsRun.comâ€™s was born with the motto: â€œWhere Your Dreams Become Realityâ€ because the Brojos for too long had been frustrated runners, putting in the hard work but not seeing the desired results. Then the Brothers Johnson re-hooked up with their high school coach John Kellogg and started seeing more of their â€œDreams Become Reality.â€
Fortuitously for LetsRun.com, after LetsRun.com launched, Weldonâ€™s running career went on a fairy tale projectory. His 10,000m time dropped by 1 minute and 20 seconds in one race, and soon he had gone from being top 100 in the country to top 4, all the while wearing a simple yellow singlet with the letters â€œL E T S R U N . C O Mâ€ on them.
LetsRun.com picked up a cult-like following in the elite running ranks and kept expanding its base.
Soon what had started as a hobby for the Brothers Johnson had turned into a business and now â€œlittleâ€ LetsRun.com is averaging more than a million unique visitors a month.
In 2015, the Johnsons were named as two of â€œThe 50 Most Influential People in Runningâ€ by Runnerâ€™s World.
Now, not all of the Brothers Johnsonâ€™s dreams become reality.
Three guys in the country usually make the Olympics.
Weldon got fourth in the country twice (and hurt in 2004).
Robert just missed making the Olympic Trials.
These â€œsetbacksâ€ did not diminish the Brojos love of running, they only enhanced it. From starting off as little munchkins in middle school cross-country (photo right), the Brojos have learned so much about life through running.
We hope by visiting this page you have learned a little bit about life on LetsRun.com and that by visiting the site regularly you learn a lot about running (and life) as well.
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