LRCPre-Meet Press Conference: World Record Attempts For Pearson, Dibaba And Eaton? XC In The Winter Olympics? And Does The Mayor Of Sopot Read LetsRun.com?

(updated with videos) The customary pre-meet press conference was quite interesting. G. Dibaba, Sally Pearson and Ashton Eaton all revealed whether they’re going for the $50,000 world record bonus this weekend. Speaking of Pearson, 8-time global hurdler gold medallist Allen Johnson said Pearson is “the best – not one of the best” and “probably the best hurdler I’ve ever seen in person.” Bruny Surin said he thought a Bit – yes a Brit (James Dasaolu) – would have broken the 60m WR had he not been injured. All of that plus Pentathlon world record holder Nataliya Dobrynska of the Ukraine talks politics, cross country as a winter Olympic sport and does the mayor of Sopot read LetsRun.com? *Note: Our videos are uploading and will be added to this article later.

LRCW 800: Ajee' Wilson And Chanelle Price Try To Make History, But Brit Laura Muir Is Our Favorite

19-year-old teen phenom Ajee' Wilson of the USA has the top time in the world and teammate Chanelle Price is #2 in the world, but can an up-and-coming Brit Laura Muir steal the gold?

LRCW 1,500: Aregawi FTW, Can USA's Treniere Moster Get The Silver?

Abeba Aregawi enters the field with having run 7.43 seconds faster than anyone else in it. She's a lock for gold but the USA's Treniere Moser has a chance for silver that could have been Mary Cain's. Plus Turkey's Genze Bulut returns to the world stage; she was the Olympic silver medalist.

LRCW 3k: Genzebe Dibaba's Time To Shine, What About Grunewald And Rowbury?

Genzebe Dibaba, Ms. World Record 2014, gets her chance to shine and Hellen Obiri of Kenya will try to challenge, and after that it's wide open. Can one of the two Americans sneak in there?

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

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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 

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

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LRCM 3k: A Dream Race - Lagat, Rupp, Levins, Gebremeskel Gebrhiwet, Ndiku Go For Glory

Set your alarm and be by your TV for Saturday's 10:10 am eastern 3,000m final as it will be a tremendous one. Bernard Lagat goes for World indoor title #3 in a row, but he'll have his hands full with Ethiopian 5,000m silver medalists Hagos Gebrhiwet and Dejen Gebremeskel, not to mention Calib Ndiku, who trounced Lagat earlier this year, and fierce American rival Galen Rupp.

LRCM 800: Mo Aman The Favorite But It Won't Be Easy, Especially With Two Poles In The Hunt

Mo Aman got gold last year in Moscow and is looking even better in 2014, but he faces a tough field with 4 of the top 5 at Worlds last year, including Nick Symmonds, in the field and a strong Polish contingent with Adam Kszczot and Marcin Lewandowski.

LRCM 1,500: A Great Field That Is Totally Wide Open For The Taking

The men's 1,500m is wide open. Ayanleh Souleiman and Silas Kiplagat are in the field as is defending champ Abdelaati Iguider. But can Leer, Lomong, Willis, Brannen or even Lee Emanuel get on the podium?

LRC List Of American Medalists At IAAF World Indoor Championships – Mid-D And Distance Events A US born mid-d or distance athlete has only once legitimately won gold at World Indoors. Will that change in 2014?

LRC Ranking The American Mid-D And Distance Runners’ Medal Chances At 2014 World Indoors From #1-12  Can Rupp or Symmonds really be ranked #9 but Treniere Moser #2? Yes, they can!
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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.

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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