Archived Homepage For December 24, 2013
Archived Homepage For December 24, 2013

Week In Review

LRCTessa Barrett's Amazing Story, Praise For Mary Keitany, Desi Davila And Craig Masback, RIP To A Legend, Ryan Hall Versus Khalid Khannouchi, And Ethiopian Training Secrets Revealed?

This week we start by talking about Tessa Barrett's amazing story, hand out belated praise to former USATF head Craig Masback and give some current praise to Mary Keitany and Desi Davila. Plus Khalid Khannouchi vs. Ryan Hall, RIP to a legend in broadcasting, is Haile G a good dancer, and at last the secrets of the Ethiopians revealed?

Do You Know What You’re Taking? USA Today Investigation Finds Companies Caught With Drug-Tainted Supplements Are Often Run By Executives With Criminal Backgrounds The supplement industry is largely unregulated, but sometimes when the FDA does test it has found many supposedly “all-natural” pills and powders to have potentially dangerous and illegal drugs.

Check Out The Boards On A Very Slow Monday

A Ton Of GB Press After Passing Of Commentating Legend David Coleman

 Other RIP News 

Running Journalism News – Looks Like Is The Only Independent Voice Still Standing

LRCHow Good Is Grant Fisher, Wow Colorado Really Was Good, Back Handed Praise For Regina Jacobs, And Does Donovan Bailey Read LetsRun?

We also take take a look at a different type of track club that made headlines at the USATF Club Nats, give one last shout out in 2013 to Japanese marathoner Yuki Kawauchi, who ran his second sub 2:10 marathon in 2 weeks, take another look back Mark Wetmore‘s Colorado Buffaloes, and have recommended reads, a video of the week, a song of the week and more.
MB:Brett Larner responds to LetsRun’s criticism of Japanese mid-running: Mid-d running in Japan doesn’t exist

Ultra News

Track / Road News

Year-End Reviews / Awards

Sunday’s Distance News

Year End Rankings

Will The IAAF Appeal?

LRCAslı Çakır Alptekin Of Turkey - The 2012 Olympic Women's 1,500 Champ - Is Cleared Of Doping By The Turkish Federation

The Turks apparently don’t believe there was anything wrong with the Biological Passport of the already convicted doper, who dropped from 4:02 to 3:56 last year. The question now becomes – will the IAAF appeal? We wonder – was American Shannon Rowbury really the third-best clean person in the race?

Might Asafa Powell Be Next? Incoming New Head Of WADA Says Asafa Powell Doping Case Needs To Speed Up “He has been under a cloud and if he has broken the rules then sport wants the case finalised, if he hasn’t then he wants the cloud lifted.”

The Most Innovative Product Wejo Saw While at The Running Event 2013

LRC Bia Multi Sport GPS: The Only GPS With A Cellular Modem, SOS Alert And Live Tracking

LRC's Wejo travelled to the annual running specialty conference, The Running Event, in Austin earlier this month and he left being most impressed with a product that officially wasn't part of the conference. It's called Bia and it's the only GPS watch with a cellular modem, SOS Alert, and live tracking. If a loved one wants to know where you are when you're running and you don't want to carry a phone, this is the product for you. Read all about it.

Move Over, Edward Cheserek And Abbey D …

LRC's ChampionsThe Winners Of The LRC NCs XC Prediction Contest Powered By

Let us proudly announced the real winners of NCAAs - our prediction contest winners, who highlight the best of LRC. We've got a repeat winner who can really crunch numbers, an Asics Aggie who ran Club Nats with some legends, and a guy who used to train with Bob Kennedy and has a proposal to fix the NCAA XC meet. Read all about them. Thanks to for sponsoring the contest.

Russian Environmentalist Working On Report About Impact Of Sochi Olympic Games Sentenced To 3 Years In A Penal Colony He was charged with causing damage to property, but he claims it is an attempt to scare other activists.

Weekend Round-Up: Desi Davila Races Again

Former WADA Head Dick Pound Says Doping Jeopardizes The Future Of Sport And The People In Charge Are Ignoring It Pound: “Many of these stakeholders have a plan to deal with it. Unfortunately, their plan is to ignore the problem, pretend it does not exist, pretend to attack it vigorously, and ultimately hope that the public will get tired of hearing about it.”


Doping / Legal News