Quote Of The Day

– Excerpt from story by BAA runner and Olympic Trials hopeful Dan Harper, talking about how he was stopped on his run and detained by police officers several days after the Boston bombings last year. The cops thought he looked like one of the suspects and he was cuffed and questioned for 45 minutes until they could clear him.

Weekend Action Of Note That We Didn’t Have Space For

 Oscar P Cross Examination Ends 

2014 London *Results *Video Highlights *TV & Replay Info *Lots Of Great Video Interviews *Full Coverage: 2014 London Marathon Special Section

LRC Analysis: 7 Thoughts About The Men’s Race – The Great Wilson Kipsang, The Awful Haile G, Kenenisa Bekele’s Big Day And Props To Mo Farah? After recovering from some awful pacing by Haile G, world record holder Wilson Kipsang was truly special after 30km. He was the big winner today on the streets in London but it also was a great day for Kenenisa Bekele … and we think surprisingly in some way for Mo Farah as well. Plus is it time for London to get rid of rabbits? *Video Highlights

RRW American Ryan Vail Cracked The Top Ten And PRed But He Wants More: “I had to do a lot more leading than I was hoping.”

LRC  Wilson Kipsang Wins 2014 London Marathon In New Course Record Of 2:04:29 – Mo Farah 8th In 2:08:21 American Ryan Vail had a good day and PRed to get 10th in 2:10:57. *Video Highlights
*RRW: Wilson Kipsang Wins His Second London Marathon, Sets New 2:04:29 Course Record

Leo Signs With Hoka One One And Gets A New Coach

LRCLeo Manzano Talks Excitedly About The Future, His New Deal With Hoka One One And His New Coach - John Hayes

US Olympic 1,500m silver medalist Leo Manzano not only finally has a sponsor (Hoka One One) and a new agent (Merhawi Keflezighi), but he revealed today via teleconference he has a new coach- John Hayes. The US star can now focus on what he does best- race.
Previous LRC: Leo Finds A Sponsor (And An Agent) – Signs Multi-Year Deal With Hoka One One
MB: Leo Manzano signs with Hoka One One

Sprint News From Jamaica

Finally: Uganda Parliament Starts Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Of Elite Female Runners By Team Head Coach It’s sad that it took the government stepping in to spur any action as the Uganda Athletics Federation did nothing and even dropped Moses Kipsiro from the World Half squad for speaking out against the coach.
*Previous: Ugandan Victims Of Sexual Assault/Harassment B Coach Fear He’ll Never Be Punished As He’s A Member Of Police And Police Seem Already To Be Looking Other Way

 Wrong Place, Wrong Time 

Recommended Read: BAA Runner Dan Harper Shares His Nerve-Wracking Experience Of Getting Detained By The Police While On A Run During The Manhunt For The Second Boston Bomber Last Year Harper talks about how he was stopped during his morning run and was detained, cuffed and questioned for 45 minutes until the cops could validate that he was not one of the Boston bombing suspects.

 More Post-London News 

Sprints / Jumps News

LRCDavid Epstein Talks About Roger Bannister (On Final Day To Back Roger Bannister Film On Kickstarter)

David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, has struck up a relationship with the great Roger Bannister. Hear what Bannister has to say about genetics and running and back the new Bannister film: Bannister: Everest On The Track on Kickstarter.

London Women

LRCFour Thoughts On London: The Sprint Finish, Dibaba's Dropped Bottle And Debut, And Kiplagat Coming Through

We dissect the women's London Marathon including the sprint finish, the bottle drop, and Dibaba's debut. Is Edna Kiplagat the new #1 in the World?

 Admin News 

 High School: Alexa Efraimson Misses 9:48 3,200 Record 

Oscar P Gets Grilled On Stand – Game, Set, Match?

 More Sprint/Jump/Field News 

 Week That Was 

LRCKenenisa Proves He Can Handle 26.2, The Netherlands' Version Of Jordan Hasay, Motivation From The Webbs, And A World Record Holder Is Spotted From The Side Of The Road?

This week we tell you what we think about Kenenisa Bekele's 2:05:03, highlight some great sprint action in Florida (Dedric Dukes 19.97 and a tremendous 4 x 400), talk about how potential world record talent is so big it can be spotted on the side of the road, get motivation from Alan Webb's wife Julia, introduce USATF malcontents to a story about a controversy avoided with Athletics Canada, and introduce you to the Dutch version of Jordan Hasay.


USATF Confirms That They’ve Sent A Letter Of Interest To The IAAF About Eugene Bidding For The 2019 World Championships However, as Ken Goe points out, this is not a formal bid and Eugene lacks a lot of the necessary components to host, including the size of Hayward Field and lack of hotel rooms in the area, but he adds that with the backing of Vin Lananna and Nike, there could be a shot.

Sad News: Two Runners Die Near Finish Of Rock ‘N’ Roll Raleigh Marathon Both runners appear to have died from “fatal cardiac events.”

 More London 

London Message Board Reaction:
MB: OFFICIAL 2014 LONDON MARATHON UPDATE THREAD:
*Bekele would have won London
*Farah Post-London Workout: 4x5k @ 13:30!!!
*Mo Farah finishes with both Mutais!
*Eurosport: Chris Thompson, top Britain, comes in now (REALLY?)
*Mo SMILING after finishing
*Book it now: Ryan Vail will be 2016 US Olympic marathoner – 2:10 pb today – just 1 spot behind Mo Farah in London
*Emmanuel Mutai: Fainted and slipped in his hotel Saturday night
*Kipsang’s shoes *Wilson Kipsang – This guy is a badass

 Other Pro News 

More Distance News

 Results Are In: Sherone Simpson Banned 

Sherone SimpsonSherone Simpson Given 18-Month Ban For Doping By Jamaican Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Her agent has said that they will appeal the decision to CAS. It was also announced that Olympic discus thrower Allison Randall was suspended for two years. Asafa Powell tested positive under the same circumstances as Simpson and will hear his ruling Thursday.