Quote Of The Day

Emma Coburn talking about unexpectedly winning the Shanghai Diamond League steeplechase last Sunday when she “pulled a Meb” and gapped the field early to win by almost 6 seconds. Read our recap of the race here.

Get Pumped: The Inaugural World Relay Championships Are Sat & Sun. *Streaming / TV Info (6:15 pm ET) *Schedule / Results *Entries

Eunice Sum wins goldLRC Women’s 4 X 800 Preview: Can The US Women Take Down Eunice Sum And Kenya And Win Gold? Kenya has the best anchor, but the US has Chanelle Price, Ajee Wilson and Brenda Martinez. What wins out? *MB: Can the US win gold?

Solomon after 800 heat in MoscowLRC Men’s 4 x 800 Preview: Can The US Men With Duane Solomon Takes Down An Inexperienced Kenyan Squad? The US is led by the best guy in the field on paper, 1:42.72 man Duane Solomon. Kenya is led by a 17-year old who has never raced on the pro circuit and only broken 1:48 twice in his life. Big USA advantage, right? Think again. *MB: Can the US win gold? *MB: Is this the most entertaining 800 ever run?

Beijing IAAF World Challenge Meet *Full Results

Justin GatlinRecap Of Beijing’s IAAF World Challenge Meet: Justin Gatlin’s 9.86 100 Win HighlightsIn the 800, Andrew Olivier ran 1:44.88 to beat Erik Sowinski (1:45.68) as Teng Haining set a Chinese NR in 4th place (1:46.32). Paul Kipsiele Koech won the steeple in 8:06.04 and Rababe Arafi the 1,500 in 4:02.71 over Gudaf Tsegay (4:02.83). Ana Simic improved her HJ world-lead to 1.98m and Brianna Rollins ran 12.58 in the 100H to tie the world lead. Veronica Campbell-Brown won the 100 (11.14).
*SA’s Olivier Talks About His 800 Win: “The [fast] times will come. I was in control of the race and that was the goal.”
*MB: Gatlin 9.86 in Beijing, 2014

 Tyson Gay Drama Continues 

UK News: Mo Farah Pulls Out Of Bupa London 10K

LetsRun Experiences The Craziness Known As Bay To Breakers *Crazy Costume Photos

LRC Kenya’s Geoffrey Kenisi And Iowa’s Diane Nukuri-Johnson (Burundi) Get The Wins As Sara Hall (2nd) And Ben Bruce (7th) Are Top Americans Nukuri-Johnson recovered quickly from a 12th place showing in London to hold off Sara Hall.

Nukuri-Johnson’s Win At Bay To Breakers Was Just One Of Many Great Performances Across The US For Iowa-Based Runners Shelby Houlihan, Katy Moen, Edward Kemboi, Rob McCann all thrived as well.

 More Big Weekend Road Action We Didn't Have Space For 

World Half Champ Geoffrey Kamworor Obliterates The Field At $160,000 TCS World 10K In India, Wins $28,500 Kamworor won by 40 seconds in 27:44 as Lucy Kabuu won $28,500 with a new course record on the women’s side as well (31:48).

 A USATF Controversy History Lesson 

“Trouble At The Track”: Running Times’ Richard Lovett Chronicles USATF’s History Of Breaking Its Own Rules The most recent Gabriele Grunewald DQ episode is just the latest in a series of controversies which Lovett follows back to the 1996 Olympic Trials.

Post-NCAA Conference News

Upcoming: Get Excited For Pre 5,000 Next Weekend

US Distance Runners In The News

 Pre Classic Keeps Getting Better 

Ken Goe: It’s been three months since the Albuquerque DQs and still nothing from USATF In the aftermath of USATF accidentally released the DQ video Jill Greer said that the working group’s report will be done in June. We agree with Goe that it’s ridiculous it’s taken this long.

 More Upcoming Distance Action 

Prosecutors Says Boston Bomber Used Christmas Lights For Fuses And Remote-Control Detonators From Model Car Parts Prosecutors are arguing against a defense motion to have Dzhokhar Tsarnaev‘s statements to FBI agents thrown out because he was questioned without a lawyer.

US Distance News

Diamond League #2 – Shanghai DL Was Sunday *Full Results *TV/Streaming Info

LRC Miss The Meet? You Can Watch The Meet In Its Entirety On Deman For Free In US Legally (Free For 48 Hours) Or For $10/Month

Emma Coburn gapsWSteeple: LRC Emma Coburn Pulls A Meb: Gaps The Field Early, Runs PR And Stunningly Wins The Steeple In her first steeple of the year, Coburn was brilliant as she ran a PR and got a convincing victory.
*Emma Coburn pulls a Meb – gaps field early and shockingly wins Shanghai DL *EMMA MF COBURN!!!

W1,500: LRC Abeba Aregawi Wins  In 3:58, Jenny Simpson Nearly Breaks 4:00, Runs Second-Fastest Time Of Her Career Not a great day for Treniere Moser and Morgan Uceny. *4:00.4 for Jenny Simpson – Incredibly smart race!!

Stupidity 2#EPICFail M800: LRC Taoufik Makhloufi Sticks Out Tongue And Arms Celebrating His 800m “Win” And Loses As A Result Makhloufi snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as an emerging star, Robert Biwott, arrived from Kenya. The Americans Johnson, Mulder and Sowinski, all struggled. *Hahahah MackDaddy LOSES while celebrating!!!! *Makhloufi What a Jackass

Full Coverage, Including Pre-Meet News, Can Be Found In Our Shanghai Diamond League Special Section


Week That Was

LRCSome Ridiculous NCAA Performances, Analyzing Emma Coburn, Calling Foul On Greg Rutherford, And Sports Gene Proven To Be True

It was a crazy week as Emma Coburn got a huge DL win, Courtney Okolo set the NCAA 400m record but may not be the best 400m runner on her team, Kennedy Kithuka and Erin Finn dominated, Trayvon Bromell ran 9.77 and Nick Arciniaga ran in a spiderman suit.

 Wetmore Speaks 

LRCMark Wetmore Talks About Emma Coburn's Big Win, Jenny Simpson's Four-Flat And What The Future Holds For Ben Saarel

Wetmore gave his star steepler splits to hit 9:19 and that's what she did. The expected PR came with an unexpected bonus - victory. Plus what is Jenny Simpson focusing on? And what will Ben Saarel run at NCAAs?

Oscar Pistorius Will Start Mental Evaluation Next Week As The Trial Will Be Postponed Until June 30th He’ll be treated as an outpatient at a mental health institution and be evaluated by a panel of experts.

2014 Oxy HP Complete Coverage *MB Thread  *Video *2014 Results

Team USA For World Relays Announced

LRCTeam USA For World Relays Announced: US Women's 4 X 800 Could Get Gold, US Stars Simpson, Symmonds, Centro And Cain NOT Running

The inaugural IAAF World Relays Championships later this month are going to be amazing - US and World records are going to drop and many US medals will be won. Too bad many American stars such as Jenny Simpson, Nick Symmonds and the entire Nike Oregon Project will miss out. 
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