2014 Prefontaine Classic Is Friday-Saturday

LRCPre Friday Night 10k Preview: Only 3 Men Have Broken 26:48.00 in 7 Years, Can Galen Rupp Be #4?

Only three men have run faster than 26:48.00 in the last 7 years. Rupp will face a deep field including Leonard Komon, Sam Chelanga, World bronze medalist Paul Tanui and Olympic 5th placer Bedan Karoki. Mary Cain will race the 800 against Chanelle Price and Maggie Vessey. The men’s “B” 800 has Erik Sowinski, Tyler Mulder, Charles Jock, Elijah Greer and Michael Rutt.
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MB Thread

IAAF Preview Of Short Sprints At Pre Classic: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Allyson Felix And Blessing Okagbare In 200, Justin Gatlin Vs. Nesta Carter And Mike Rodgers In 100

Jill Greer Talks To Runner’s World About Oiselle Reprimand For Nike Logo Photo Shop She says it’s not a USATF rule, but a “professional business intellectual property issue” and declined to comment on the point that USATF reacted to this in less than 12 hours, but has still failed to address the DQ issues from USA Indoors back in February. *MB Thread

Memorial Day – 2013 Bolder Boulder *Results (link fixed)

Denver Post: Mamitu Daska Of Ethiopia Wins 4th Bolder Boulder Title In 6 Years, Shalane Flanagan 2nd, Kastor 4th – US Women 3rd
*A Wobbly Sara Hall Finished 16th, Secured 3rd Place Team Finish For USThat is the hardest race I’ve ever run, by far. I really wanted to make them (Shalane and Deena) proud.”
*Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane Wins Men’s Rrace, Sean Quigley, Not Ryan Hall Or Bobby Curtis, Was Top American In 8th Quigley was on the US #3 team but was 8th and beat Hal,l who was 9th. *MB: Hall 9th at Bolder Boulder
*Meyer: Bolder Boulder Is A Special Race On A Special Day Ryan Hall:Running into this stadium is as emotionally uplifting and energizing as going into the Olympic Stadium.”

Good Read: Recently-Adopted Ethiopian Orphan, Abreham Anderson, Invited To Bolder Boulder Elite Press Conference To Hang With Ethiopian Pros The kid is in Jr. high and started at 7:20 in the mile and ended the season at 5:03. 2024, here we come.

 Athletes On Trial 

Great Sunday Recap Of World Relays From Alan Abrahamson: Bahamas Rocks, US Rolls “Passion is what track and field needs. Passion is what the Bahamas delivered.” The US men’s short sprint teams were a disaster, but the women were perfect and LaShawn Merritt ruined the hopes of 15,000 raucous fans.

LRC Sunday World Relays Video Highlights The US sprint women did great, the men’s 4 x 100 was a disaster. Video highlights for USA visitors.

 Sunday World Relays Photos (Click for Gallery) 

 Other Assorted News 

 Saturday Photos (Click For Gallery) 

 Upcoming 

 Saturday World Relays Talk 

 #USATFDoesItAgain & Lauren Fleshman Speaks Out 

Lauren Fleshman Blasts USATF For Selecting Convicted Doper Dennis Mitchell As A Team USA World Relays Coach “It’s like putting someone who has formerly served time for fraud in charge of your bank. Or a convicted child abuser in charge of your day care.”

Fast Times At HS State Meets

 Other News 

 Tyson Gay Drama Continues 

 A Year Later, Results From Kenyan Doping Investigation Are In 

When In Doubt, Blame The Foreigners: Kenyan Government-Appointed Commission Blames Foreign Agents For Recent Upsurge In Doping Positives Head of task force Professor Moni Wekesa: “We have left our athletes in the hands of foreigners. … Any drugs which we found to have been used by the athletes was only through the influence of the foreign agents.”

Some Good Distance Reads

 NCAA Regionals Are This Weekend 

 Non-Distance Pro News 

More News From The World Relays

 More World Relays Day 2 Coverage 

 Saturday World Relays 

LRC Updated World Relays Start With A Bang As Kenya Holds On For Gold And USA Settles For Bronze In 4 X 800

What a crazy anchor leg it was in the first final at the loud and raucous World Relays.

LRC UpdatedW 1,500: Kenya Crushes World Record, USA Beats Old World Record, Australia Celebrates Bronze

The Kenyans crushed the soft world record and the Americans overcame a violent fall for silver.

 More Non-LRC Coverage 

 USADA Responds To Drummond 

USADA Says The Lawsuit Filed By Jon Drummond Is “Baseless” A USADA spokesperson said, “Mr. Drummond’s baseless lawsuit against the US Anti-Doping Agency is an effort to circumvent the mandatory arbitration process established to protect the rights of all clean athletes, coaches and the integrity of competition.”

 Will We See Two More WRs From Dibaba? 

Genzebe Dibaba And Her Coach Jama Aden Talk About Her Summer Goals Of Breaking The 2,000 And 2-Mile Outdoor Records And Her Loss In The Doha DL 3,000 She was expecting between 8:14-8:18 in Doha (she was 8:26). She’s going for a 5,000 PR at Rome DL on June 5th and then will attack the 2,000 WR on June 17th in Ostrava.

Threat Of Empty Seats At Glasgow 2014 With Many Tickets Unsold This after the ticket sale site crashed because “so many” people were trying to buy tickets at once.

The Inaugural IAAF World Relays Were Awesome *Results *LRC Photos *Video Highlights *Day 1 Recaps *M 4 x 8 *W 4 x 15

LRC (Updated)USA Women Are Golden In 4 X 800!!!

Great performances all around by the US team with 3 of the 4 legs running the fastest splits on the day. The USA is the best 4 x 800 country in the world.

LRC Brenda Martinez was "Absolutely Brilliant"

LRC (Updated)4 X 1,500: Kenya Gets Gold, US Hangs On For Silver After Casey Hands Off In 1st & Torrence Tries To Hang With Kiplagat

Kenya won and got the WR as expected but this one had way more drama than expected with Pat Casey handing off in first, David Torrence hanging with Silas Kiplagat and Leo Manzano making it real interesting (for bronze) on the anchor.
LRC David Torrence WOW One of the boldest runs we've seen by an American.

 USATF Acts Quickly 

Sunday Distance Action Outside The Bahamas

 NCAA Regionals Next Weekend 

Non-World Relays Results

NCAA Preliminary Rounds Are Next Weekend

 Other Upcoming Distance Action