Week In Review

WTWBen True, Hassan Mead, Adam Goucher And The Payton Jordan 5,000, Molly Huddle's 30:47, Aisling Cuffe, Elise Cranny And Brannon Kidder

Our crack stats team gives you the lowdown on Stanford's fast times. How do Ben True and Hassan Mead compare to Adam Goucher and Galen Rupp? Will there be a slew of sub 13:00 Americans in 2014? Plus, some fast times from Aisling Cuffe and teen star Elise Cranny. The performance of the week was Molly Huddle's 30:47 10k. And some props for Brannon Kidder.

Medtronic TC 1 Mile Is Today Cancelled

Asbel Kiprop, Ezekiel Kemboi And Other Elites Speak Out Against Tyson Gay Getting A Reduced Ban As A “Plea Bargain” For Providing Information Kiprop: “I think it is the wrong message to send. If reductions on bans are going to be made, athletes will take advantage of it. They should tell what they know anyway.”

Usain Bolt Sending New Pair Of Signed Spikes To The Person In London Who Had Theirs Stolen Bolt tweeted, “I know u love me..but please why u had to go stealing that signed Usain Bolt spikes ..I know u going to return it. Right?”

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

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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.

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.

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

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

2014 Diamond League Doha Begins With A Bang On Friday In Doha – We’ve Been Waiting Nearly Two Years For These Matchups *Start Lists, Schedule, Results *TV, Streaming Info (12 Noon ET) *Meet Preview

Mo Aman 2014 GoldLRC Oh Baby: The Diamond League Kicks Off In Style – Aman Vs. Amos At 800 (and B. Johnson) Since losing in Doha last year, Mo Aman has been 100% unbeatable. But he hasn’t had to face David Rudisha or Nijel Amos. That all changes on Friday. A sensational early season race which you need to skip out of work for at 12:56 pm ET. It also includes American Brandon Johnson.

Centrowitz-Manzano-Iguider-MakhloufiFH1-OlyGame12[1]LRC Men’s 1,500: The Olympic Rematch All Fans Have Been Waiting For – Kiprop Vs. Makhloufi (+ Kiplagat & Wote) At the 2012 Olympics, the best 1,500 runner on the planet Asbel Kiprop was injured and Taoufik Makhloufi ended up being totally dominant – some think too dominant. Well, they will clash on Friday with each other as well as Silas Kiplagat and the third and fourth placers from Moscow. This is MUST WATCH track and field action. Updated: Plus don’t forget 21-yr old phenom Ayanleh Souleiman like we did.

LRC A Fan’s Guide To The Doha DL – Chanelle Price versus Eunice Sum, G. Dibaba vs. Cherono and Obiri, and Kemboi vs. Kipruto What a meet!!! The women’s 800 (world indoor champ Chanelle Price vs outdoor champ Eunice Sum), the women’s 3000 (Genzebe Dibaba versus Hellen Obiri and Mercy Cherono) and men’s steeple (clash between Olympic champs Ezekiel Kemboi and Brimin Kipruto) are all pretty amazing.

*IAAF Full Meet Preview: What a way to start the season – a totally stacked meet Great action across the board including a great men’s HJ, a women’s 100 with SAFP and English Gardner.
*IAAF Highlights From Pre-Meet Press Conference In Doha Quotes from Asbel Kiprop, Ezekiel Kemboi, Eunice Sum, Andrew Osagie and Jenny Meadows.
*PLAY FANTASY TRACK:
2014 Fantasy Diamond League LRC League

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

More From The Anniversary Of Bannister’s Sub-4

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.

Did USATF Get Ripped Off?


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