LetsRun.com’s Mid-D And Distance Previews
LRC Men’s 10,000: Rupp Goes For Sixth Straight Title The only person who can stop Rupp from winning the 10,000 is his wife, Keara, who is pregnant with twins. When Keara delivers could determine whether Rupp runs USAs or the Paris DL meet on July 5 instead.
LRC Women’s 5,000: Molly Huddle, Then Who? There Are Lots Of Worthy Challengers Huddle, the American Record holder, is running great in 2014, but the next few spots are up for grabs. Shannon Rowbury is the best bet for second, but there are plenty of women who will challenge her, such as Katie Mackey, Laura Thweatt, Chelsea Reilly and the collegiate big three of Marielle Hall, Aisling Cuffe and Abbey D’Agostino. Has US women’s 5,000 running ever been this deep?
LRC Women’s 10,000: Shalane Flanagan Back On The Track; Can Jordan Hasay Or Kim Conley Challenge Her? Hasay and Conley are both in the shape of their lives, but Flanagan has been running great in 2014 as well, chopping 3:36 off her marathon PR with a 2:22:02 at Boston in April.
LRC Steeplechases: Expect Easy Wins For Evan Jager And Emma Coburn We know who is winning both races. The question is who else gets on the podium.
Follow-Up On Yesterday's Article On The Money Side Of The Sport
Ken Goe On Whether Fans Dislike Shoe Companies: “I think Siegel misinterprets the anger. I think it’s more directed at USATF’s leadership, which many athletes seem to believe – rightly or wrongly – is mostly concerned with cozying up to the shoe companies.”