Week That Was

LRC8 Thoughts About The 2014 World Champs: Chanelle Price Is Golden, 26 Years Old Is Over The Hill In Running, Bold Frontrunning Rewarded, DQ City, Love For Ashton Eaton, And Genze Bulut, Treniere Moser And Ajee' Wilson Were Far From Golden

We tell you why Chanelle Price's gold medal was even rarer than you think, why running is definitely a young person's game, discuss what gets your DQed on the international level, ponder how Ashton Eaton isn't a cross-over star, look at the disappointing runs of Ajee' Wilson, Treniere Moser and Genze Bulut, and share with you two message board gems.

 Get Psyched For NCAAs This Weekend 

Updated D1 Rankings Predict Close Championships Battles For Men’s And Women’s Team Race Florida men and women lead the rankings over Arkansas men and Oregon women.

Mo Farah On Verge Of Running Into A Scottish Storm? UK Independent article claims Commonwealth Games organizers are furious that Farah might be snubbing their championships, but still running the Glasgow Grand Prix a few weeks before for a big payday.

 Saturday 

LRCM 1,500 Final: Souleiman Arrives As A Star, Nick Willis Just Misses (And Gets DQ), Leer A Non-Factor, And A Possible Boycott Of USATFs?

World, meet the newest mid-d star Ayanleh Souleiman. Souleiman controlled the race from start to finish, as Nick Willis came up just short of a medal, Will Leer was a non-factor and talked about a possible boycott of USAs. Recap, results, and video and a dance by Souleiman.

*MBoards: Souleiman 3:37.52 *Leer Ran Stupid
*LRC Post-Race Video With Souleiman, Willis, Leer
*DQ Cost Nick Willis $8,000
*Kenyan Papers Rip Birgen And Kiplagat: “Birgen scoops wooden spoon in Sopot.” That means last place.
*“Kiplagat’s habit of choking at the big stage continued.”

 Other International News 

US News

 Saturday Night 

Updated With Post-Race Reaction1,500 Final W: Aregawi Dominates For Gold, Treniere Moser Misses The Medals, And Heather Kampf Falls

Abeba Aregawi went out and crushed the field. There have now been 3 2 DQs after the race. Moving Canada’s Nicole Sifuentes to bronze and Treniere Moser to 4th 5th. (3rd DQ reversed on appeal).
On The Boards: Womens 1500m – 3 DQs – Sifuentes Bronze?

LRCCould a Little More Distance Training Earned Ashton Eaton $50,000? Eaton Wins World Heptathlon Title In Almost World Record Missing It By 1.18 Seconds

Eaton was ahead of WR pace going into the heptathlon 1000m, but came up a bit short and missed breaking his WR by 14-points. We decided to take this opportunity to talk distance running with Eaton and see what kind of a training a double-multi-event WR holder does.

For event-by-event composite Worlds coverage, use these links:

IAAF Experiences A Huge Surge In Website Users During World Indoors We wonder how much of that traffic came to them from LRC?

Post-Worlds: *2014 World Indoors Section *Results *LRC Day 1 PM Photos *LRC Day 1 AM Photos *LRC Day 2 PM Photos *LRC Day 3 Photos

updatedBernard Lagat Meets His Match As Caleb Ndiku Gets Gold, Lagat Silver, Rupp Fourth

Bernard Lagat at age 39 had a tremendous kick on Sunday, but he met his match in a younger version of himself as Caleb Ndiku was too good the final lap. Galen Rupp was a very respectable 4th.
New: Post-Race Video With Lagat, Rupp, Gebremeskel And Cam Levins
 On The Boards: *Renato Canova Tell Us About Caleb Ndiku
*What was the message on Ndiku’s shirt?
*I finally understood what Rupp is lacking

LRCGenzebe Dibaba Remains Perfect, Hellen Obiri Gets Silver, Americans Non-Factors

(updated) Genzebe Dibaba dominated to remain undefeated in 2014 (like Mary Cain), defending champ Hellen Obiri got silver, and the Americans weren’t factors.

 Non-Distance Worlds Results 

Other Weekend Results

2014 Boston Marathon Photos

Meb Wins Boston Marathon 2014

Photos of The Year 2013

The Great Ones

The Great Ones

Payton Jordan Photos

Aisling Cuffe  and Lauren FleshmanStanford’s Old and New 5k Record Holders

 World Half Photos

Perfection for the Kenyan Women at the 2014 World Half Marathon Champs

World Half Photos