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Alberto Salazar talking about Galen Rupp going for Hicham El Guerrouj‘s 3:48.45 indoor mile world record in two weeks. Salazar says that this is the first race of the year Rupp will be fully rested for. Bernard Lagat has the U.S. record at 3:49.89. Rupp’s mile has been pushed back a week to the same day as the famed Wanamaker Mile, but Rupp will not be attempting to break the record in the media capital of the world: MB: Date of Galen Rupp’s 1 Mile Record Attempt Moved to Same Date as Millrose.

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LRC Will Geoghegan Q & A: The Secrets Of Going From 4:05 To 3:58 In The Mile Are Revealed Will Geoghegan‘s story shows not all track stars are born overnight – it just seems like it as he went from 4:05 to 3:58 last week. The Dartmouth senior is on a roll in 2014, leading the NCAAs in the mile, but it was not an easy ride to the top. Freshman year, he quit the Dartmouth team and was flunking his courses; now he’s going to have his pick of schools for his fifth year, unless he takes an LRC internship.
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MB: Will Geoghegan to NOP?

RRWLos Angeles To Host 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

The 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon will be in Los Angeles. Reportedly, a USATF panel voted 5-0 to put the Trials in Houston, but that recommendation was ignored by USATF CEO Max Siegel. One big change, likely because of the panel favoring Houston, was the date of the LA Marathon (and the Trials) being moved to the middle of February, so athletes could double back to the Track Trials.
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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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LRCSolomon Vs. Symmonds Vs. Andrews: 4 X 800 AR Assault At NBIGP Gets Better

Duane Solomon, the second fastest American ever at 800, has decided to extend his indoor season and put together a 4x800 team to try and beat the American record in a clash vs the Nick Symmonds led Brooks Beasts team and the Robby Andrews led NJ-NY track club. The meet will be live on the NBC Sports Network next Saturday. Update: Duane's team has been announced and includes Erik Sowinski.
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Mary Cain And Matt Centrowitz Headline Millrose Games Mile Fields

Mary Cain will race Morgan Uceny on the women’s side and Centrowitz will take on Nick Willis, Lawi Lalang and Alan Webb in his final indoor track race. Meet will be live on NBC Sports Network.
*NXN Champ Alexa Efraimson Will Face Cain And The Pros In The Millrose Women’s Wanamaker Mile

 Not Your Everyday TV 

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial To Have Its Own 24-Hour TV Channel In South Africa The channel will launch on March 2, the day before Pistorius goes on trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last February.

Today In Dusseldorf

IAAF Profile On World 800 Bronze Medalist And 3:30 1,500 Man Ayanleh Souleiman, Who’s Running The 3k In Dusseldorf Today Souleiman doubled at Worlds and thinks he would have won the 1,500 if he hadn’t run the 800 (he didn’t make the 1,500 final). He’s training partners with Olympic 1,500 champ Taofik Makhloufi and two-time World Indoor 800 champ Abubaker Kaki.
*PSD Bank Meeting In Dusseldorf Today: Germany’s PV World Champ Raphael Holzdeppe Vs. Olympic Silver Medalist Bjorn Otto Poland’s double European Indoor champ Adam Kszczot will defend his title in the 800.

European Stuff: Will The World Finally See A New Pole Vault WR?

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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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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Ireland Mid-D Runner Ciarán O Lionáird Talks About How You Know You’re In Good Shape When You Don’t Have To Try He said, “I noticed that my pace picked up by 10 seconds for that mile. I was out of it, though. I was just in that zone. I thought: ‘Wow! It’s here.’ That’s really cool. To not have to try.”

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Distance News

*2014 Sainsbury’s Glasgow International Match Results (USA Vs. GB Vs. Scotland Vs. CWealth)
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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

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.