Archived Homepage For October 27, 2014
Archived Homepage For October 27, 2014

NCAA XC Conference Mania Begins *LRC NCAA Polls Open

Edward Cheserek (457) and Kemoy Campbell (33) follow Kennedy Kithuka (632) near the 4-kilometer mark at the 2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly)

LRCPac 1012 Preview: Can Anyone Stop Colorado or Cheserek? What About Shelby Houlihan or the Oregon Women? The Pac 12 meet is the best XC conference meet in the country and we break it down for you.
On the boards: Pac 12 Predictions

LRCXC Fan Polls: Who Are Your Top 10 in the Nation and in the Power Conferences? We want your votes.

 IAAF Visiting Eugene This Week 

 NCAA News 

Women Making News

NYT: 1/3 Of Elite Women In NYC Are Mothers Including Kara Goucher: “I watched Paula win New York, basically leading from the starting gun to the finish tape, and afterward she picked up her baby. I realized I can do both. And I want to do both.”

Kate Grace Is Inspired By Her Mom Kathy Smith – A Fitness Icon Who Sold 16 Million Videos “My mother also taught me the value of the full-body workout of strength, flexibility and mobility.”

 NYC Marathon Is Next Sunday 

 Other Pro News: USA Is #1 

On The Roads This Weekend

Random But Interesting

 US Sprinting News 

 Sprint Stuff 

 Half Marathon News 

Sunday/Monday International Road Results *Frankfurt Results

AP: Unpaid Volunteers Worth Millions To Olympics An estimate said  it would cost at least $100 million to pay Rio’s 70,000 volunteers a minimum wage to work two weeks at the games.

America’s Next Star?

MB:Austin Tamagno Breaks Famed Mt. SAC Course Record – Runs 14:23! Tamagno could be America’s next great miler as he’s already run 4:09 as a frosh, 4:06 as a sophomore.
*MileSplit High School XC Weekend Recap

Plan Your Summer Vacation Now

Ticket Prices For IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 Unveiled On 300-Day Countdown Make your travel plans now. Tickets range from US $8.00 to US $163.50.

News From Kenya

Sprint News

Columnist Asks How Will Asafa Powell Be Judged By History? “With all his setbacks, Asafa Powell is one of Jamaica most resilient athletes in its history.”


Study Finds That Running In The Cold Can Reduce Your Body’s Immune Function However, the study also said that “low intensity pre-exercise shivering” helped boost immune function.

Problems With Roof Increase 2012 Olympic Stadium Conversion Costs By $57.5 Million The extra money will either need to be paid by taxpayers or West Ham United.

 Oscar Pistorius Behind Bars 

Week That Was

LRC50 Years Waiting For American Gold, The Men's Marathon World Record Progression Is Speeding Up, Proof Track Isn't Popular In Eugene, Steve Scott's Cancer Battle And Jerome Drayton's Record Lives On

We recap the week of pro track and field: "Look at Mills, Look at Mills!," the marathon world record is dropping faster than ever,the Canadian marathon record lives on, a big week for Nick Symmonds, a bad week for Jeff Demps, and what about the OSU runner who flipped off Justin Gatlin?Plus we talk about Steve Scott's manhood battle with cancer.

Doping News: Keeping Kenya In Check

 What Are You Drinking? 

Yet Another Star Dies Way Too Young

RRW Remembering Mbulaeni Mulaudzi – South Africa’s Greatest 800 Athlete, Who Has Died At Age 34 The six-time global medalist and two-time world champ (once indoor) who beat the great Wilson Kipketer in the Olympics and David Rudisha at Worlds will be missed. RIP at age 34.
*MB: R.I.P 2004 800m Olympic Silver Medalist – Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

Kenya / South Africa News: RIP Former 800 Champ; Asbel Kiprop In Trouble?

Championship Bidding News: USA Favorites For 2024?

The New York City Marathon Is Next Weekend

 More Distance Stuff 

Marathon News: Frankfurt Is Sunday