Quote Of The Day

– New Zealand’s Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams tweeting out in anger about Belarus’ Nadzeya Ostapchuk only receiving a 4-year ban (instead of lifetime) after having her second positive drug test. Ostapchuk initially finished first ahead of Adams and received the gold medal on the podium at London 2012 before she was DQed for doping.

Oscar P’s Defense Lawyers Expected To Call Pathologist As First Witness Pistorius himself is expected to take the stand eventually.

Berlin Half

LRCLeonard Komon Runs Fastest Half Marathon Debut Ever - Wins In 59:14 In Sprint Finish In Berlin

Komon was pretty spectacular and wanted even more - the World Record - as he went out with the wind in 13:39 (57:36 pace). LetsRun.com wind genius John Kellogg estimates the wind might have cost Komon around 17 seconds. *Results
*Ken Nakamura: List Of Fastest Half Marathon Debuts In History *Chronological List Of All Sub-60 Half Marathons In History

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LetsRun Goes To Jamaica

LRCJamaica Day 4: Rare Insider Access To A Racers Track Club Workout With Yohan Blake And Warren Weir, And Watching Track In The Bathroom At Usain Bolt's Sports Bar

Steve was given unprecedented access to a workout session of the famed Racers Track Club and learned the sprinters actually work their asses off. Afterwards, he celebrated in style at Usain Bolt‘s sports bar. Steve loved the establishment – the only problem is track was only being shown on the TV in the bathroom.

Meet Warren Weir – The Man Whom Glen Mills Calls The “Heart And Soul” Of His Racers Track Club He’s not as well known as Bolt and Blake but has a lot of respect within the club.
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More LetsRun.com Goes To Jamaica

LRC Jamaica Day 3: Lifting With Yohan Blake; Hanging At The Car Wash With Warren Weir; Getting Pumped Up With Calabar High; And A 1 AM 10-Mile Run In Kingston Steve Soprano went inside the weight room with sprint stars Yohan Blake and Warren Weir and then had lunch at the car wash with Weir, who later gave a crazy “Champs” pump-up speech to Calabar High. Before the night was done, Steve decided he absolutely had to go for a 10-mile run at 1 am on the streets of Kingston.

Doping News

Sprints / Jumps / Multis

LRCGladys Cherono's Gold Leads Perfect Kenyan Team As Bersagel And Kleppin Lead Strong American Effort

The Kenyan women were perfect and the American women almost got the bronze.

#USATF Still Doesn’t Get It

LRCUSATF Talks About The "New Conclusive" Evidence That Got Gabe Grunewald DQed

The LRC take is it was not new or conclusive. And if it was, then Grunewald should still be DQed.


2014 Carlsbad: *Results *Full Video Race Replay *LRC Photo Gallery

LRC Dejen Gebremskel And Julia Bleasdale Win 2014 Carlsbad 5,000 – Bernard Lagat Sets New American Record Of 13:19 Gebremeskel turned the tables on Lagat from World Indoors but Lagat left with a nice consolation prize. In the women’s race, no one came close to Bleasdale, who became the first non-African born winner since 2002. Brenda Martinez was the top American – not Jordan Hasay or Gabriele Grunewald.
*MB: Official 2014 Carlsbad Live Discussion Thread: Bleasdale & Gebremeskel Win – Lagat Gets American Record
*MB: Oh crap! Grunewald vs Hasay rematch at the Carlsbad 5k, who’s gonna win?

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