Quote Of The Day

– Chairman of British Athletics talking about how Tyson Gay has had his people contact them to return money won at the 2012 Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix where his mark has been erased following his doping suspension. Gay has offered to pay back around $500,000 in prize money and appearance fees to meets.

Doping News: Tyson Gay Offers To Pay Back All Appearance Fees/Prize Money

Stephan Shay Wins OC Marathon In 2:23:09 After Original Winner Mohamed Fadil DQed Fadil was videotaped getting extra aid on the course from a biker who paced him and handed him his own fluids. Bonnie Axman won the women’s race in 2:45:56.
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Payton Jordan *Results

Women’s 10K: LRC Molly Huddle Is #2 All-Time Fastest American At 30:47; Sally Kipyego Gets The Win In 30:42 The women’s 10,000 saw a new world lead for Olympic silver medalist Kipyego and the second-fastest time ever by an American woman in Huddle for second place. Former All-American Betsy Saina was 3rd (30:57.30) and Jordan Hasay set a new PR with 31:39.67 for 4th.

Women’s 5K: LRC Sifan Hassan Goes Sub-15 To Win As Katie Mackey Runs 15:04 – Stanford’s Aisling Cuffe Is The 3rd Fastest Collegian Of All-Time Hassan ran a world-leading time of 14:59.23 while Bahta was second in 14:59.49. Leading the Americans was Mackey in 15:04.74, just beating out  Laura Thweatt (15:04.98). But the highlight of the race was Stanford’s Aisling Cuffe setting a new school record and moving herself to #3 all-time in the NCAA with a 15:11.13.

Mid-D Action: LRC Elise Cranny’s #2 All-Time 4:10.95 High School 1,500 Highlights Cranny is now the second-fastest high schooler of all time as she blew away Jordan Hasay‘s 4:14.50. Only Mary Cain‘s NR of 4:04.62 is faster. In other events, Eliud Rutto had a breakthrough 1:45.37 victory in the 800, Karine Belleau-Beliveau beat Treniere Moser in the women’s 800, Riley Masters won the men’s 1,500 (3:38) and Billy Nelson and Shalaya Kipp got steeplechase wins.

More To Come? #FridayAfternoonNewsDump

LRCTyson Gay Gets A One-Year Drug Ban For Cooperating With USADA, Admits He Cheated At 2012 Olympics, Many Questions Remain

Gay did admit to doping at the 2012 Olympics (the US will lose its 4 x 100 silver medals), but not the Olympic Trials.

Spice Up Your Saturday – Track Doesn’t Have To Be Boring *American Track League Results

Get Excited For This Weekend

Sprint News: Oscar P Trial And Bolt’s Spikes Stolen

Weekend Action We Didn’t Have Space For *NCAA Conference Results

Meb Still Getting Good Press / Meb Isn’t Just A Better Marathoner Than You; He’s Also A Better Romantic

Alan Abrahamson: The IOC’s Big Bid Problem Abrahamson reveals many countries won’t even bid for the Olympics any more and the IOC has an image problem. It ranked last out of 30 entities when ranked for “accountability indicators,” suggesting it was the least accountable and transparent and behind Halburton and Goldman Sachs.


More From The Anniversary Of Bannister’s Sub-4

60 Years Ago History Was Made – May 6, 1954

Payton Jordan *Results *LRC Photos

Men’s 5K: LRC Ben True And Hassan Mead Go 13:02 As The Top 5 Break 13:10 True got the win in 13:02.76 over a super-stacked field where Mead was second in 13:02.80.
*After huge 13:02 pb, Hassan Mead Keeps says he has “more left in the tank”

Men’s 10K: LRC Mexico’s Juan Luis Barrios Gets The Win Over Cam Levins Oklahoma State’s Shadrack Kipchirchir set a collegiate lead at 27:36.79.

60-Year Anniversary Of Bannister’s Sub-4 Is May 6th

Did USATF Get Ripped Off?