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LRC Leading US Distance Track Results For 1/17-19: Pat Casey opens at 3:58, Alan Webb at 4:02, Shannon Rowbury 2:07, Jordan Hasay and Katrina Coogan 2:08 Pat Casey‘s first race as a pro resulted in the first global sub-4 of the year. Shannon Rowbury‘s first race for coach Salazar was a modest 2:07 as Jordan Hasay got an indoor pb of 2:08.

USA Half Marathon Champs Are Sunday In Houston – Houston Marathon And Half Coverage *Free USATF.tv Live Stream @ 7:50AM ET

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Weekly Recap

WTWMary Cain Loses, Excitement For Desi And Ritz In Boston (And Bekele In Paris), Garrett Heath's Scalps And The Underpaid UK Athletics CEO?

This week, we don't panic about Mary Cain's loss in her pro debut, we get excited for Ritz and Desi to run Boston, praise Garrett Heath for taking the ultimate two scalps, and we note an ignominious anniversary for Ryan Hall. Plus talk of Geoffrey Kipsang, John Trautmann, Mark Coogan, Kenenisa Bekele, Chris Derrick and more.

2014 London Is Going To Be Awesome – Men’s Field Announced – Mo Farah Faces A Stiff, Stiff Test

LRC 6 Thoughts On The 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon Elite Men’s Field – A Win By Mo Farah On April 14th Would Be The Greatest Achievement Of His Career Fantasy marathoning will once again be taking place in the real world in London yet again this year as the field is loaded. We break it down and tell you why if Farah wins it will be the best accomplishment of his career. But we also tell you how last year’s field was deeper and who isn’t running London.
*RRW: 2014 London Elite Men’s Field Announced – Mo Farah To Face Stacked Men’s Field The field includes six sub-2:05 guys, including world record holder Wilson Kipsang and 2:03:02 man Geoffrey Mutai.
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UK Headline: Farah Braces Himself For Baptism Of Fire In London Marathon
*MB: FARAH TO FACE WORLD’S BEST AT 2014 LONDON MARATHON :elite field announced
*MB: Ibrahim Jeilan Running London!

No, It Isn’t April 1st: Convicted Oregon Pimp Sues Nike Over Lack Of Shoe Warning Label Apparently he stomped some guy’s face in, was sentenced to prison and is suing Nike for $100 million as they didn’t have a warning label saying the shoes could be used as a deadly weapon. You can’t make this stuff up.

Where Your Dreams Become Reality

LRCWhen Should You Give Up The (Olympic) Dream? We Tell You - The Oldest American First-Time Olympians Revealed

Along with the oldest American first-time Olympians, we crunch the numbers and tell you which US 1,500 guys should "hang 'em up" before 2016 and why there is hope for Chris Solinsky to make his first Olympic team in 2016.

Interesting Distance Stuff

BU Record Attempts – Rupp And Levins Deliver – Cain And Moser Come Up Short *LRC Photo Gallery *Full Event Coverage

LRC 5 Thoughts After Galen Rupp’s American 5,000 Record And Mary Cain’s World Junior Indoor 1,000 Record Team USA Fans, we’ve got great news. Alberto Salazar said Rupp’s #1 goal for indoors isn’t these records but taking on the World in Poland.

LRC Galen Rupp Breaks American Indoor 5,000 Record – Runs 13:01.26 In Boston Lopez Lomong‘s American record didn’t even last 365 days. Rupp took the lead with 1,600 to go and shattered Lomong’s mark as his old college rival Sam Chelanga ran 13:04.35 and Cam Levins got the Canadian record of 13:19.16. Mary Cain and Treniere Moser were nowhere near Jen Toomey‘s American record but Cain did get a new world junior mark.

Message Board Talk: 2014 N.O.P. Women’s 1k – Men’s 5k AR Attempt Live Coverage Thread
*Galen MF Rupp 13:01.26!!!!!!!!
*My wife is going to have a baby within 2 hours, should we name it Galen?

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BU Pre-Race News

LRC Three Thoughts About The Nike Oregon Project’s American Record Assaults In Boston In 2014 Will Jen Toomey‘s 2:34 women’s 1k AR go down? No chance. What about Lopez Lomong‘s 13:07 men’s 5k? Discount Rupp at your own peril. Plus did you know that Galen Rupp‘s attempt at the mile record on Feb. 8th won’t happen live on national TV at Reggie but instead will happen the same day at a college meet? What about the Sport?
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BU Press Release: Galen Rupp And His NOP Teammates Will Be Going For 6 American Records At BU Over Next 4 Weeks

*Toni Reavis Slams Track And Field’s Focus On Times “Trying to market the sport via time is self-defeating.”


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