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LRC2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Men's Preview: Wow - What A Spectacular Men's Set Of Events

Saturday's 2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix features a spectacular men's set of mid-d and distance events. Seriously, it's hard to imagine a better set of men's fields this early in the year. Galen Rupp will take on the true milers in a fantastic men's mile that features three Olympic silver medalists, Ryan Hill and Sam Chelanga will battle with three 5,000 medalists in a stacked men's 3,000, and there is a world record attempt in the 4 x 800.

LRCWomen's Preview: Mary Cain, Ajee Wilson, Kim Conley, Sally Kipyego, Jenny Simpson And The US's Top Milers All Race

Our preview of the women's action, which features a clash between teen phenoms Mary Cain and Ajee' Wilson in the 1,000, a women's 2,000 with Kim Conley, Shannon Rowbury, Morgan Uceny, Treniere Moser and others, and a women's two-mile where Jenny Simpson and Sally Kipyego renew their rivalry and try to hold off Ethiopia's Sentayehu Ejigu.

More: IAAF Preview
*Mary Cain gets front page sports story in Boston Globe: Track phenom Mary Cain to run at Reggie Lewis center
Cain, who says Alberto Salazar’s first call to her was an “amazing moment,”  talks about the “two different kind of lives” she lives as a high school student and pro athlete.

Dibaba Does It Again *Results *Video

Week That Was: January 27th – February 2nd

LRCWeek In Review: Was Genzebe Dibaba's 3:55.17 The Fastest Clean 1,500 Ever Run? The Marathon Trials Go To LA, The Depth Of Japanese Road Racing And Fast Collegiate DMRs And 3Ks

We're a little bit late getting this up this week, but it's worth recapping a week that saw possibly the greatest women's 1,500m ever run, one of the greatest high school 3,000m ever run, and some crazy-fast collegiate DMR action.

University Of Oregon’s Pepsi Team Invitational Gone Without Explanation The invy is a quadrangular meet that has been a “centerpiece of Oregon’s home track & field regular season since 1987,” but is now gone and in an interview, head coach Robert Johnson refused to explain why. Ken Goe points out that this was always the key home meet and one of the rare scored meets in the NCAA.

Russian Athletes Prepare For Russian Indoor Champs Feb. 17th – 19th Coach of Olympic HJ champ Ivan Ukhov says Ukhov didn’t hit the WR in his last meet because he was “over motivated.”

#comeonUSATF

Ed Torres Reveals LA To Pay Athletes $100,000 Less Than Houston Would Have For 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

LA, according to Torres, is offering $100,000 less in prize money for the Trials than Houston. If LA is such a great place to offer the Trials, shouldn't that mean more publicity, more sponsorship, and more $ for the athletes. What about the athletes?
*Discuss

 More US Distance News 

Biomechanics Expert Debunks Treadmill-Running Myths: The 1% Incline “Rule” Isn’t Actually A Rule A study found that setting the treadmill at a 1% incline made it equivalent to regular running only at 7:09 pace or faster.

 Sprint News 

Today’s Top Distance News

Saturday Live On NBC Sports Network 4:30-6pm Eastern *All NBIGP Coverage Here

Galen Rupp Running New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Mile On Saturday

Great news for track and field fans as Galen Rupp is now racing on live national television for the first time this year this Saturday at the NBIGP. It is also now official that Rupp will not try to break the American or world indoor record in the mile February 15 at Boston University.

 More US News: Alysia Montano Is Pregnant 

Dibaba 3:55.17 WR *Results *Video *MBoard Thread

More International Results From Sunday

NBIGP Pre-Race Press Conference News *All LRC Meet Coverage *Pre Race Photo Gallery

LRCGalen Rupp Excited To Take On North America's Best Milers - 4 Takeaways From Friday's Men's Press Conference

The four stars squaring off in the mile on Saturday revealed a little about themselves. Leo Manzano is self-coached, Galen Rupp discusses not going for the World record in the mile, Nick Willis and Lopez Lomong are ready to battle.

LRC5 Takeaways From the Women's NBIGP Women's Presser

What secrets did Mary Cain, Jenny Simpson, Kim Conley and Emma Coburn reveal on Friday? Find out - plus a quick update on Kara Goucher from coach Mark Wetmore.

LRC Leo Manzano Reveals He’s Now Self-Coached, Hoping To Represent USA At 2014 World Indoors We flew up to Boston a day early and are glad we did as the pre-race press conference certainly was informative. Ryan Ponsonby is no longer coaching Leo, who is looking to hit it hard in indoors this year. Guess what he ran recently for 1k in practice?

Two-Time World Champion Edna Kiplagat Isn’t Worried About Tirunesh Dibaba Making Her Debut At The London Marathon Kiplagat said, “It’s good we are having Tirunesh as a debutante but it will not be easy for her. Marathon is four times what she has been running, 10,000m. She has to make a lot of sacrifice to make sure she is going to handle the marathon.”

News From East Africa

Queens Of The Vault

Craig Virgin Calls For More Transparency With Supplements/TUEs

LRCRunning Legend Craig Virgin Calls For More Transparency Revealing The Medications And Supplements Athletes Are On: "In Sight It Must Be Right"

Two-time World Cross-Country champion Craig Virgin has called for more transparency in the legal supplements/medications athletes may be taking. LRC spoke with Virgin on his comments and with Galen Rupp’s agent Ricky Simms about Virgin’s comments and the calls for more transparency. Plus, Simms tells LRC Mo Farah has never been on thyroid medication.

Kenyan News: Anti-Doping Task Force Is Broke

 Sochi 2014 

Saturday’s US Track Action: Alexa Efraimson Breaks HS 3k Record *Results: *UW *Camel City *Penn State National *IU Relays *New Mexico *All Weekend NCAA Action

 Not-So-Super Sunday 

Un-American Quote Of The Day? Nick Symmonds Isn’t Going To Watch The Super Bowl “Apparently, it is called the ‘Super Bowl,’ and several hundred million people will sit down to watch it. I know I’m in the minority, but I must be honest: I couldn’t care less about this particular game or the sport of football in general.”

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.
Discuss: Olympic Marathon Trials to Be in LA

UK News: GB Indoor Champs This Weekend

 South Africa Updates 

IOC Debates Changes To Olympic Bidding Process A big topic of discussion is having a country bid, rather than a city, so that the Olympics could be spread out in different venues throughout a country. While this could reduce costs, many argue that it will kill the Olympics as a unified event.

Hampden Park In Glasgow Will Host London Leg Of Diamond League As Olympic Stadium Is Under Construction This is good preparation for the facility as it gets ready to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

This Week

  • Stockholm PreviewWorld Champ Abeba Aregawi Says She Still Wants To Break World 1,500m Record Thursday

    Sweden's Aregawi wanted to break the WR before the home crowd but that task got a lot tougher after Genzebe Dibaba lowered the WR by 3 seconds to 3:55.17 this past weekend. The men's 1,500m features the top 5 in the world in 2013, including Silas Kiplagat and Ayanleh Souleiman. Mo Aman in the 800 and more.

Drug/Administrative News (Don’t Forget To Vote In Our Dirty/Clean Polls)

 NCAA Stuff 

 Not An Everyday Run 

Mo And The Marathon

 Paula Wants To Race Again 

Let Us Introduce You To The Hottest Runner In The NCAA

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?

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