LRCWho Do You Think Is "Dirty"? Who Do You Think Is "Clean"? Male Track And Field Stars Doping Poll Results

It’s spring cleaning time at LetsRun.com and we present to you the results of our male stars doping polls – from Chris Derrick (7%) to Taoufik Makhloufi (87.6%) and everyone else in between, who do the most sophisticated track and field fans think are “clean” and who do they think are “dirty”?
*MB: LRC Male Stars “Clean” or “Dirty” Doping Poll Results

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LRC Fast Women: Hellen Obiri (3:57.05), Sofia Assefa (9:11.39) And Mercy Cherono (9:13.27) Run Fastest Times Ever In US For 1,500, Steeple And 2-Mile Those winning times were very impressive but American fans were pumped by Jenny Simpson’s PR and Shannon Rowbury’s AR.
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Former Duck Zoe Buckman Sets 4:04 PR “I feel like a completely different athlete now compared to when I lived as a student in Eugene.”

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#MissionAccomplished By Our LRC Dennis Mitchell Story

Dennis Mitchell Coaching Controversy Gets Picked Up By NY Times “It seems ridiculous that United States track officials would want him anywhere near their delegation, or that any athletes would want Mitchell to coach them, for fear that his doping background might cast a shadow on them. But this is track and field, a sport that has repeatedly failed Public Relations 101, so nothing seems to be too ridiculous to be true.”
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LRC Story That Kicked This Off: USATF Does It Again: Dennis Mitchell, Convicted Doper, Your Head Sprint Coach For World Relays

Upcoming DL Action – Rome Is Thursday (2pm ET) *Rome Schedule/Entries *Rome TV Streaming/Info

LRC A Fan’s Guide To Rome Golden Gala: Top Stars To Clash In 800s (Amos Vs. Aman; Sum Vs. Martinez) And 1,500 (Souleiman Vs. Kiprop); How Low Can Molly Huddle Go In 5,000? (link fixed) The turnaround from Eugene is short and there will be men’s 800 and 1,500 rematches but also a women’s 5,000 with Genzebe Dibaba and an in-form Molly Huddle, a women’s 800 with Sum and Martinez, plus a men’s steeple.

Asbel Kiprop finds enough to win in ShanghaiUnbelievable: Athletics Kenya Bans Kenyan Stars From Rome DL For Drop In Form – Will They Obey? Truly unbelievable. The head of Athletics Kenya apparently doesn’t care about signed contracts or the fact that many of the Kenyan stars like Silas Kiplagat and Eunice Sum just set PRs in Eugene. He wants them back for the Trials being held for the African champs and Commonwealth Games.
*MB: Here we go again, Kiprop banned from Diamond league 
*Kiprop To Run In Rome Despite AK Threat “I’m in Rome now and preparing to run on Thursday and I will be back for the final day (Saturday) and will compete if I’m invited,” said Kiprop about the AK ban.
*Rudisha Isn’t At Trials Either – He’s Staying In US Getting Ready For adidas GP

IAAF Preview Of Rome: Unreal HJ With Bondarenko, Ukhov, Barshim And Drouin In addition, the meet also features a great women’s 100H with Bianna Rollins and Sally Pearson clashing with each other and world indoor champ Nia Ali,and a slew of other great events.
Good Read: Meet World Indoor 60H Champ Nia Ali – For Now, The “Greatest Pure Athlete” That USC Coach Has Ever Seen Will Stick To Hurdles, Hepthalon Return Will Come After 2016 Games Coached by fellow hurdler Ryan Wilson, Ali is fully back into track after her father’s murder-suicide in 2009.

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Trey Hardee (8518) And Katarina Johnson-Thompson (6682) Win At Gotzis Multi Meet Brianne Theisen-Eaton set a new Canadian record but finished second.
*British Press Goes Ga Ga: Katarina Johnson-Thompson Is Now A Threat To Jessica Ennis Hill?

Good Read: Meet The NY/NJ Track Club’s Ex-Football Player But Soon-To-Be Sub-4 Miler, Ford Palmer Palmer started his collegiate career at Monmouth as a 185-lb. football player. 30 pounds lighter, he’s now a 3:38 1,500 runner who three times in three months has run between 4:00 and 4:01.

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Friday At Pre

Former Nike Strength And Conditioning Coach Vern Gambetta Speaks About Drugs In The Sport “Very honestly, everybody in the sport knows the drug coaches. And it’s not those supported by just one shoe company. Everybody knows it, but nobody will speak out because of fear of libel. It’s going to take some balls, that’s for sure. And the federation [USATF] is complicit. …”
*MB: former NOP strength coach speaks on drugs!

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Fixtures From 1964 Tokyo Olympic Stadium Up For Sale Get a royal box seat for just ¥250,000  ($2442). LRC is interested in the manhole covers for just ¥20,200 ($197).

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2014 Prefontaine Classic *Full Results *TV/Stream Info *LRC Photo Gallery *LRC: Tons Of Post-Race Video Interviews

souleimancenebrate2LRC 6 Quick Takeaways From The 2014 Pre Classic Oh, baby! What an incredible 2.5 hours. The Bowerman Mile was historic, Jenny Simpson PRed for the first time in 5 years, David Rudisha and Mo Aman both lost. So much to talk about. We get started here. *IAAF Recap Part I *IAAF Recap Part II

Men’s Mile LRC Ayanleh Souleiman Runs 3:47; Manzano Returns To Winner’s Circle – 9 Takes From 2 Great Miles At 2014 Pre Classic A ridiculous 22 men broke 3:55 on Sunday in Eugene. We give you the scoop.
*LRC US HSer Blake Haney Runs 4:10 Haney feels he’s fitter than last year when he ran 3:55 for 1,500 but this race was set up to run 3:55.
*MB: Centro PB 3:50.53! *BLAKE HANEY 4:10.41
*A lesson, not a letdown for Haney
*Johan Cronje Breaks 17-Year-Old South African Mile Mark With 3:50.70

Men’s 800 & 5k: LRC David Rudisha And Mo Aman Lose As Nijel Amos Wins; Caleb Ndiku Outkicks Alamirew As The Americans Struggle David Rudisha had a tough last 100 in the 800 and the American men had a tough last half in the 5,000.
*MB: Amos is the real deal – takes down Rudisha AND Aman in 1:43.63!!
*MB: Major Rust Buster for David Rudisha ! Not bad really

*MB: LAGAT 13:31 @ PRE
*IAAF Recap Part III: Rudisha And Kiprop Are Beaten
*David Rudisha Loses In Return, But Runs 1:44It was tough to go out there, but I am happy to start at 1:44 after missing a year,” Rudisha said. “I think it’s good.”

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RRW2:19 Marathoner Lucy Kabuu Wins 2014 Freihofer's Run For Women In 15:20

Megan Hogan was the top American. Melody Fairchild won the Masters race.

More Distance News: Alexa Efraimson Breaks HS 1,600 Record