The 118th Boston Is Monday *Full Elite Fields

LRCRyan Hall The Best is Yet to Come: “100% healthy and really excited” for Boston, Says Last 2 Years the “best of my career”

America’s fastest marathoner has not finished a marathon in 2 years, but after a training stint at 9,000 feet in Ethiopia, he is healthy and upbeat on his chances Monday. The last two years he hopes lead to a “very significant improvement to my marathon running.”

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 It's Not Been A Good Year For Jamican Anti-Doping 

Jamaican Anti-Doping Admits That Sample Collection Process With Veronica Campbell-Brown Was Flawed JADCO said “some procedures” were faulty and that “no partial sample kits were used.”

 Pistorius Trial Will Start Up Again May 5th 

Weekly Recap

LRCChanelle And Leo Get Paid, Kara Goucher Gets Injured, Sub-4 Alert For Blake Haney, Free Marathon Tips From Kipchoge And Kipsang, And Haile G Says 18 Is Too Young

This week we tell you who had a good week: Shalane, Deena, Chanelle, Leo, Hawi, John Hayes, a 9.99 guy, and a few you haven't heard of, and who had a bad week: Oscar P and the sport of running. Plus some praise for Kim Collins, some free marathon training advice and a $3,000 challenge for Kara Goucher.

The Anniversary Of The Boston Bombing

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?

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

Boston Women

LRCThe International 2014 Boston Marathon Women's Field

Don't be uneducated when you watch Monday's Boston Marathon. We break down the international portion of the field. Rita Jeptoo headlines three returning champs in the field, we've also got an LRC fan, and a Dibaba. And if a blond haired woman crosses the line first and it's not Shalane, we've got you covered.

 Administrative News

USATF Secures Some Big $$$ (This Is Not April Fools)

Jamaican Doping News: CAS Calls Anti-Doping Program “Deplorable”

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

2014 Rotterdam/Non-London Road Results


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 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.

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