Two For Two LRC Galen Rupp Gets Back The American Two-Mile Record, Runs 8:07.41 In Boston Bernard Lagat‘s 8:09.49 and Rupp’s previous 8:09.72 AR are history as he went for it big time tonight. Rupp took a crack at Kenenisa Bekele‘s 8:04 WR as he was at 4:59 at 2k but faded a bit at the end.

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Interviews With Galen Rupp And Alberto Salazar After Rupp’s Record Run Both seem very excited for his mile AR attempt in 3 weeks.
*LRC Galen Rupp’s 8:07.41 Two Mile Record Broken Down – Lap by Lap Splits

*MB: Galen finished post AR workout with 4:01.6
*MB: Official Galen Rupp 2 Mile Prediction & Race Talk/Split Thread

LRCMary Cain Just Misses World Indoor Junior Mile Mark By .01 - Sets New American Junior Mark Of 4:24.11

Mary Cain ran her best race of 2014 but in the end she missed the world junior mark by .01. Abbey D'Agostino and Jordan Hasay ran lifetime bests in second and third.

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*2014 Sainsbury’s Glasgow International Match Results (USA Vs. GB Vs. Scotland Vs. CWealth)
*Armory New Balance *All Weekend NCAA Action

LRC Glasgow International Match: Bernard Lagat, Chris O’Hare, Laura Muir And Hellen Obiri All Win Scotland’s Laura Muir might have been the distance star of the day as she was very impressive in the women’s 800 where Chanelle Price PRed; Chris O’Hare won the men’s 1,500 over Britain’s upcoming star Charlie Grice; a Scottish record fell in the men’s 600 and reigning world champs Hellen Obiri and Bernard Lagat started off their 2014 campaigns with wins. *Results

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Drug News

LRCUnheralded Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa - Just 18 - Pulls Off A Shocker And Crushes Everyone In Dubai In 2:04:32, Setting The World Junior Record

Talk about having no fear of the marathon. An unheralded 18-year-old with a 62:53 PR at 13.1 went out on world record pace and ended up with a dominant 2:04:32 victory as a Ethiopian debutant won in 2:04 for the 3rd straight year. Wow.

LRCMula Seboka Gets Surprise Victory In Women's Race At 2014 Dubai Marathon In 2:25:01

(updated) This was certainly an upset as Seboka, until recently, was a journeywoman. But no longer. In the 30th marathon of her career - yes, 30th - thanks to a strong surge at 35k which broke the pack, she defeated the #2 10,000 runner in history, Meselech Melkamu, and finished off a 71:20 2nd half. 2011 NYC champ Firehiwot Dado was third.

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 Upcoming Majors 

2014 Tokyo Release: Elite Fields Announced For 2014’s 1st Major (Feb. 23rd) Finally Released 2:04 man Tadesse Tola and 2-time World champ Abel Kirui lead a men’s field that has 5 others who have gone 2:06 or better, including 2011 World Junior XC champ Geoffrey Kipsang. 2012 Olympian Arata Fujiwara leads the Japanese charge. The women’s favorite is 2:19 runner Lucy Kabuu, who will face Tirfi Tsegaye (2:21:19).
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2014 London Women’s Field Released: LRC 4 Quick Takes – Priscah Jeptoo To Try To Defend As Tirunesh Dibaba Debuts At Star-Studded 2014 London Marathon The 2014 London field is totally stacked as Priscah Jeptoo, who was totally unbeatable in 2013, will clash with Tirunesh Dibaba, who is making the most anticipated women’s marathon debut in 10+ years (maybe ever?).

2014 Boston Field Released
LRC Three Thoughts About The 2014 Boston Marathon Field There certainly won’t be talk of Boston being watered down in 2014 as both fields are quite strong. The men’s field includes TFN’s world #1 and #2 marathoners from 2013, Dennis Kimetto and Lelisa Desisa, and the women’s field is led by sub-2:20 women Mare Dibaba and Rita Jeptoo.
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Boston Marathon Releases Fastest Field Ever For 2014 Race
*MB Talk: Ritz is going to get rocked at Boston