The Week In Review – Week That Was

LRC Bye-Bye Alan Webb, The Bold Galen Rupp And Mary Cain, Marathoning’s New Era, Can Ryan Hill Challenge Rupp? And Much More Alan Webb says goodbye to track and field, fortune favors the bold and Galen Rupp and Mary Cain, and do we have an American challenger who can beat Mr. Rupp? A proposal to save the marriages of NCAA track coaches, a star retires at age 25, and those crazy youngsters – a teen runs two half marathon PRs to win $200,000, a look at Britain’s great young talent, some fast NCAA times by Laura Roesler, and someone break up the Big Green of Dartmouth.

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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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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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Now Free: Galen Rupp 8:07.41 2-Mile American Record Race Video

Q&A With US Distance Stars

  • Kara Goucher Q&A With RunnerDad.com She hasn’t ruled out returning to Nike but says, “It would be foolish on my part not to see what my other options are.” On her coaching change: “It was not a personality thing … it’s just me. I just needed a refresher. I’m 35 years old so I just felt like I just needed something big, some big refresher if I was going to make it another 3 or 4 years.”
    MB: Kara: I am a free agent
  • Q&A With Gabriele Anderson, Who Is Now Married And Gabriele Grunewald We call first dibs on the children as her hubby is an OT marathon qualifier. As for Gabriele, she’s focused on trying to make World Indoors.

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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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