December 07, 2023
After Historic Season, Yared Nuguse To Race Kalakaua Merrie Mile On Saturday As He Gets Ready for 2024
Nuguse reflects back on an amazing 2023 and talks about what he thinks went wrong at Worlds. Plus he reveals he hopes to set the mile road WR this weekend and that he'll run a 5000 at BU in late January.
March 25, 2022
2022 Indoor Awards: Final Thoughts On A Fantastic 2022 Indoor Track Season + Meet the World Champ Who Trains on a Triangular Dirt Track
It's awards season. Who had the best indoor seasons? Which collegiate had the biggest breakthrough? Can Eugene 2022 match the energy of Belgrade? Plus meet the world champ who trains on a triangular dirt track.
November 04, 2021
Six Years After A Dazzling Debut in NY, A Changed Laura Thweatt Returns to NYC Marathon With High Hopes
We LOVED this piece by David Monti on Thweatt who led a lot the 2020 Olympic Trials before finshing 5th.
July 25, 2019
Good Read: RRW: Globetrotting 800m Man Erik Sowinski Is As Prolific As He Is Fast
Sowinski talks about how he couldn't get a contract out of college despite being a 1:45 guy and the NCAA runner-up. Also some interesting stats on how Solinski is one of the most traveled/prolific 800m runners ever with 180 races at 800m in 72 cities in 21 different countries and territories.
February 12, 2018
David Torrence's Death Ruled an Accidental Drowning, But For His Family Questions Remain Because Of Death Threats
While the medical examiner's report and the Scottsdale PD ruled Torrence’s death an accidental drowning, David's mother, Bianca Torrence, is frustrated because she feels investigators didn't seriously consider another possible cause of death: murder. Bianca said that multiple people told her that David had received death threats in 2016 and said she does not believe that Scottsdale PD has taken the information about the death threats seriously.
May 22, 2017
RRW: After Long Injury, Canadian Miler Sheila Reid Finds Her Groove Again
Reid surprised even herself by winning the 1500 over Shannon Rowbury at Oxy after coming back from the injury which kept her from making it to Rio last year.
April 06, 2017
RRW: Boston By Meb - In His Own Words
As Meb Keflezighi prepares to race his final Boston Marathon, he looks back and shares some of his favorite memories from Boston.
June 28, 2016
Recommended Watch: Last Week Tonight's John Oliver Targets Doping Scandals
Oliver gives a funny recap of the current doping scandals plaguing professional sports. *USA Today: John Oliver Destroys Olympic Drug Testing Amid Doping Scandal *MB: John Oliver's HBO show just nailed Doping.
May 20, 2016
Recommended Watch: GoPro Video Tells The Incredible Story Of Kenya's "YouTube Man" Julius Yego
Discover how Yego went from training with wooden sticks and YouTube as a coach to being the world javelin champ.
April 22, 2016
Wesley Korir's Protoge Elkana Yego Expected To Surprise At The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon On May 29th
The poor 22-year-old turned heads and caught the attention of former Boston champ Wesley Korir when he showed up at a local 3K and won running barefoot. Korir took him in and arranged for him to train with Wilson Kipsang. Korir thinks he can run 2:06-2:08.
April 07, 2016
One Week, Three Workouts: Behind the Scenes with Renato Canova, Florence Kiplagat, Thomas Longosiwa and Jairus Birech
LRC has another exclusive update from Kenya as Andy Arnold watched Canova conduct workouts with some of the world's top athletes. Plus Birech makes an Olympic prediction that Evan Jager fans will want to read about.
March 23, 2016
Week That Was: World Indoor CliffsNotes, Should Molly Huddle's Have Been DQd?, Duane Solomon, Chanelle Price & Raevyn Rogers Make News Outdoors, and The 'Robots' in the Long Jump Pit
Sure we look back at World Indoors, but there was news made outdoors and on the roads as well, plus the 'robots' in the long jump.
March 15, 2016
WTW: Nationals Galore, D2 > D1?, NCAA > USATF?, Super-Fast Collegiate Sprinting And Super-High Women's Vaulting, And Meet The Unknown 58:44 Half Marathoner
What a week! Indoor nationals were held at every level - HS, college and pro. We get you caught up on everything as it was impossible to follow it all as it took place. Who overachieved, underachieved and dropped out? Plus learn about Drew Hunter's latest exploits.
February 24, 2016
WTW: Someone Break Up The Women Of The Bowerman Track Club, Putting Drew Hunter's Run In Perspective, Much-Improved US 5k Running, And Galen Rupp Imitates Alberto Salazar
This week we also catch up with coaching legends Frank Gagliano and Ron Warhurst, talk about abolishing the US Olympic Trials and wonder if the Russian doping scandal resulted in a murder.
February 09, 2016
Meet The Most Interesting Man In Running: Chris Zablocki's Long Road To Los Angeles
In his final high school race, he ran 11:07 for 3,200. As a college freshman, he was the worst guy on the team. But Chris Zablocki never gave up and on Saturday in LA, the Yuki Kawauchi of American distance running (13 marathons in 12 months), will be looking to take some serious scalps. *MB: LetsRun, Meet The Most Interesting Man in Running - Chris Zablocki
February 09, 2016
WTW: Time to Panic for Mary Cain? Doping in the Super Bowl, No Medal No Problem, Kenyan Rap Videos, Clayton Murphy Breaks 4 (by a lot), Meet Randall Cunningham's Daughter, and a US Marathoner Saves a Life
What a week. So much to break down including two amazing teen performances and one bad one. All of that and more including our Performance of the Year by Adriana Nelson.
February 02, 2016
Matt Tegenkamp Has Retired - The Six Greatest Moments In His Career With Some Awesome Old School Video
Tegenkamp called it a career yesterday and his career helped usher American distance running into a new era.
January 27, 2016
Four More Years: Mike Cassidy Misses Olympic Trials Qualifier, But Finds Victory In The Journey As He Looks On To 2020
Cassidy qualified for the 2012 OT, but fighting back from chronic injury issues saw him come up short for 2016 as he ran 2:21:20 in Houston. Here, he shares that experience and whether you're an OT qualifier, a fellow near misser or a 4-hour marathoner, if you've ever shot for a goal, you'll find meaning in what he says. *LRC Archives: The Time of My Life: Staten Island Native Mike Cassidy Shares His Experience Finishing The NYC Marathon Hand-In-Hand With His Hero Meb Keflezighi Cassidy's essay after the 2013 NYC Marathon generated more than 12,000 Facebook "likes" and is still one of the most popular articles posted on LRC.
September 29, 2015
WTW: The Kid Playing In The Sandbox At Alan Webb's Practices Is Now A Phenom; How Do Meb, Deena And Sean Wade Do It At 40+; How Many Americans Have A Legitimate Shot At The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Team?
This week we start with talk about Alan Webb, Craig Virgin, Drew Hunter and "Tinman" before moving to the 2013 World Junior XC race with Matt McClintock, Craig Nowak and Malachy Schrobilgen. But we also cater to our 40+ demographic as we talk extensively about Meb, Deena and Sean Wade. Plus Eliud Kipchoge proves that the runner makes the shoe, not vice versa.
September 26, 2015
LetsRun.com Founders Robert and Weldon Johnson Named as Two of "The 50 Most Influential People in Running" by Runner's World
LRC's founders, Robert Johnson and Weldon Johnson (Brojos) are among the 50 most influential people in running according to Runner's World thanks to you. RW had high praise for the LRC audience saying the Brojos are the "masterminds behind perhaps the most engaged online community of runners."