The 118th Boston Is Monday *Full Elite Fields

LRCBreaking Down The "Fastest Ever" Boston Marathon Men's Field #1 Through 11 - Which Of These Men Will Likely Crush The Dreams Of American Fans Once Again?

Who's left after so many names went to London last week? Plenty of people. Boston features 7 sub-2:05:30 guys, including the #1 and #2 guys in the world from last year, Lelisa Desisa and Dennis Kimetto. We rank the 11 guys who likely will stick a stake into the hearts of American fans rooting for Meb, Ryan, Abdi, Brett Gotcher, Jason Hartmann, Nicholas Arciniaga and Jeffrey Eggleston for the 32nd time in a row.

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News From The Roads

Weekly Recap

LRCChanelle And Leo Get Paid, Kara Goucher Gets Injured, Sub-4 Alert For Blake Haney, Free Marathon Tips From Kipchoge And Kipsang, And Haile G Says 18 Is Too Young

This week we tell you who had a good week: Shalane, Deena, Chanelle, Leo, Hawi, John Hayes, a 9.99 guy, and a few you haven't heard of, and who had a bad week: Oscar P and the sport of running. Plus some praise for Kim Collins, some free marathon training advice and a $3,000 challenge for Kara Goucher.

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 Oscar P Cross Examination Ends 

2014 London *Results *Video Highlights *TV & Replay Info *Lots Of Great Video Interviews *Full Coverage: 2014 London Marathon Special Section

LRC Analysis: 7 Thoughts About The Men’s Race – The Great Wilson Kipsang, The Awful Haile G, Kenenisa Bekele’s Big Day And Props To Mo Farah? After recovering from some awful pacing by Haile G, world record holder Wilson Kipsang was truly special after 30km. He was the big winner today on the streets in London but it also was a great day for Kenenisa Bekele … and we think surprisingly in some way for Mo Farah as well. Plus is it time for London to get rid of rabbits? *Video Highlights

RRW American Ryan Vail Cracked The Top Ten And PRed But He Wants More: “I had to do a lot more leading than I was hoping.”

LRC  Wilson Kipsang Wins 2014 London Marathon In New Course Record Of 2:04:29 – Mo Farah 8th In 2:08:21 American Ryan Vail had a good day and PRed to get 10th in 2:10:57. *Video Highlights
*RRW: Wilson Kipsang Wins His Second London Marathon, Sets New 2:04:29 Course Record

USATF Secures Some Big $$$ (This Is Not April Fools)

More Sobering USATF News: Two Convicted Drug Cheats Are Coaching USA Teams At World Relays Champs
*50 53 Days Ago Today: USATF DQed the Wrong Person at a National Championship and Still Has Not Admitted Its Mistake It does not take a committee to admit the DQ was wrong.

 It's Not Been A Good Year For Jamican Anti-Doping 

Jamaican Anti-Doping Admits That Sample Collection Process With Veronica Campbell-Brown Was Flawed JADCO said “some procedures” were faulty and that “no partial sample kits were used.”

 Pistorius Trial Will Start Up Again May 5th 

Jamaican Doping News: CAS Calls Anti-Doping Program “Deplorable”

Weekend Action Of Note That We Didn’t Have Space For

Sprints / Jumps News

 High School: Alexa Efraimson Misses 9:48 3,200 Record 

Oscar P Gets Grilled On Stand – Game, Set, Match?

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Yesterday Was The Anniversary Of The Boston Bombing

Finally: Uganda Parliament Starts Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Of Elite Female Runners By Team Head Coach It’s sad that it took the government stepping in to spur any action as the Uganda Athletics Federation did nothing and even dropped Moses Kipsiro from the World Half squad for speaking out against the coach.
*Previous: Ugandan Victims Of Sexual Assault/Harassment B Coach Fear He’ll Never Be Punished As He’s A Member Of Police And Police Seem Already To Be Looking Other Way

 Wrong Place, Wrong Time 

Recommended Read: BAA Runner Dan Harper Shares His Nerve-Wracking Experience Of Getting Detained By The Police While On A Run During The Manhunt For The Second Boston Bomber Last Year Harper talks about how he was stopped during his morning run and was detained, cuffed and questioned for 45 minutes until the cops could validate that he was not one of the Boston bombing suspects.

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USATF Confirms That They’ve Sent A Letter Of Interest To The IAAF About Eugene Bidding For The 2019 World Championships However, as Ken Goe points out, this is not a formal bid and Eugene lacks a lot of the necessary components to host, including the size of Hayward Field and lack of hotel rooms in the area, but he adds that with the backing of Vin Lananna and Nike, there could be a shot.

Sad News: Two Runners Die Near Finish Of Rock ‘N’ Roll Raleigh Marathon Both runners appear to have died from “fatal cardiac events.”

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London Message Board Reaction:
MB: OFFICIAL 2014 LONDON MARATHON UPDATE THREAD:
*Bekele would have won London
*Farah Post-London Workout: 4x5k @ 13:30!!!
*Mo Farah finishes with both Mutais!
*Eurosport: Chris Thompson, top Britain, comes in now (REALLY?)
*Mo SMILING after finishing
*Book it now: Ryan Vail will be 2016 US Olympic marathoner – 2:10 pb today – just 1 spot behind Mo Farah in London
*Emmanuel Mutai: Fainted and slipped in his hotel Saturday night
*Kipsang’s shoes *Wilson Kipsang – This guy is a badass