3 Days Until 2014 World Indoors! They Start Friday *Schedule, TV/Streaming Info *Entries

LRC Ranking The American Mid-D And Distance Runners’ Medal Chances At 2014 World Indoors From #1-12 The world is changing quickly and sometimes things are hard to comprehend. How can it be that silver medalists Nick Symmonds and Galen Rupp need near-miracles to medal at Worlds but Ajee’ Wilson and Treniere Moser are expected to medal? Can Rupp or Symmonds really be ranked #9 but Treniere Moser #2? Yes, they can!
*MB: Employee 1.1 has never been overseas – he’s about to leave for Sopot, Poland – travel tips needed
*MB: LRC initially ranked Rupp as 9th most likely American to medal but moved him up to #5 out of fear of message board criticism

A Busy Monday For The Nike Oregon Project

LRC Mary Cain Pulls Out Of 2014 World Indoors – Worried About “Discomfort” In Her Lower Calf Cain was a near-lock for a medal. Now America’s #1 medal prospect without a doubt is fellow teen phenom Ajee’ Wilson, who is ranked #1. Update: Ken Goe Of Oregonian: “If this were the Olympics, she probably would run.” – Alberto Salazar MB: Mary Cain injured, pulling out of World Indoors. Heather Kampf goes as alternate!!! Dathan Ritzenhein Pulls Out Of 2014 Boston Marathon With Groin Injury – Moses Mosop Out As Well – Ryan Hall And Abdi Are In We had kind of wondered if Ryan Hall would start training for his next marathon and only tell people he was doing it when things had been going well. That seems to be the case. *Ritzenhein Says He’s Training Now But A Sports Hernia From Work In The Weight Room Put Him Too Far Behind *Statement On Moses Mosop’s Withdrawal From 2014 Boston Marathon Mosop has a right knee injury and hopes to be in sub-2:06 shape 4 weeks after Boston.

LRCMatthew Centrowitz Goes On Twitter To Say "I'll be racing in the outdoor season as normal." And Deny "Ugly Rumors"

Update From Agent Ricky Simms: "Matthew put out a statement earlier this evening.  This story was completely fabricated.  It would be appreciated if you could remove the post from your website."

 Not A Bad Season: Torrence Adds A 1K AR To His 4 X 8 WR 

 More Weekend Results 

Weekend Pro Action

Sunday Pro News Of Note

Neely Spence Gracey To Have Knee Surgery To Remove Fragmented Piece Of Patella

Neely last year was 13th at the World XC Champs, but hasn't been able to run since November. Hopefully, she returns to action soon.
*Neely's Blog Post On Which The Article Above Is Based

It’s Official – The Whole Point Of Competition Has Been Forgotten By Governing Bodies Across The Globe

David Rudisha Has Started “Running Normally” But Says It “… will be a while before I hit my top form.” It’s not clear from the article if he’s out for May’s World Relay Champs or not. The article also says Asbel Kiprop is racing this weekend.

College News

 Former NCAA Super Coach 

Near 1-Hour Dan Pfaff Podcast On SportsCoachRadio Pfaff and John Kellogg are the only coaches LetsRun.com can anoint in the genius category from personal experience.

 Stat Of The Day 

Oscar P Trial Has Started

Conference Championships Weekend *USTFCCCA Conference Champs Central

Some Crazy, Some Encouraging Drug News


Some Weekend Reading Material

LRCFemale Track And Field Stars: "Dirty" Or "Clean" Doping Poll Results

Without further ado, we present to you the results of our current female stars doping polls - from Molly Huddle (8.4%) to Carmelita Jeter (89.4%) and everyone else in between, who do the most sophisticated track and field fans think are "clean" and who do they think are "dirty." *Discuss The Poll Here

Solinsky Doing The Marathon

LRCChris Solinsky Is Moving Up To The Marathon

Chris Solinsky believes the speed and endurance combo are no longer there at the same time, and thus it's time to move up to the marathon. We break down the news and pause to remember the greatness of his 26:59.60 10,000m.
*Discuss Solinsky's Move To The Marathon