LRC ExclusiveMo Trafeh - American Record Holder At 25k - Caught With EPO, Is Retiring From The Sport

The 2-time Foot Locker finalist, 8-time US road champion, and the US 25k American Record holder was recently caught with EPO in his possession, which he admits to purchasing for intended use but never actually using. *Discuss

2014 USA Champs *Results/Starts Lists *Schedule *TV/Streaming Info *TFN Picks *LRC Previews:*M800 *W800 *M1500 *W1500 *Steeples *M5K *W5K *M10k *W10k *All Coverage

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.

Previous USAs Stuff

Sprint/Hurdles News

Meb Keflezighi To Start At Back Of Field, Try To Pass 22,500 People To Raise Money For Charity At July 4th Peachtree Road Race Meb’s hoping to raise $75,000 for the inaugural Kilometer Kids Charity Chase. *Donate Here.

Derval O’Rourke Retires

2006 World Indoor 60H Champ Derval O’Rourke Of Ireland Calls It A Career The 33-year-old’s last race earned her a bronze at European indoors. “Going to a championships just to be there, isn’t me.” *BBC
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“She inspired us to compete with the best in the world.”
*O’Rourke: “Very talented … but a cheeky brat.” She was always great at the biggest competitions.
*Twitter Tributes Pour In For “Inspiration” O’Rourke

Rabbit Stuns Wilson Kipsang In Czech Republic

RR: Pacer Geoffrey Ronoh Stuns Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto At Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon Ronoh only has one professional race to his name (a 2:15:51 marathon) and is Kipsang’s personal pacer. However, here he shocked Kipsang, beating him by 8 seconds to win in a CR 60:17. Kimetto was way back in 3rd (1:01:42) and Edna Kiplagat dominated the women’s race in 68:52.
*Highlights Video

The Week That Was Returns

WTW 6/26/14Increased Depth In Women's Running, High Praise For Molly Beckwith-Ludlow, Dismissing Galen Rupp's WR Chances, And Please Don't Bring Back The World Relays (Next Year)

The WTW is back! We praise Molly Beckwith-Ludolow, praise the increased competitiveness of women's track, show you just how dominant the SEC and PAC-12 are at NCAAs and make a $10,000 guarantee that Galen Rupp won't set the 10,000 WR. Plus why it's unacceptable for commentators to talk about the weight of female track stars.

RRWGeorge Claassen, Oldest Comrades Marathon Champion, Has Died At 97

Non-USAs Results: Kenya Chooses Its World Junior Team

Upcoming: Ryan/Sara Hall Racing Napa Half; Lauren Fleshman Making Debut

Get Educated, Learn Some Great T&F History

 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.”

College News

It’s Offiical: Penn State Director Beth Alford-Sullivan Leaves To Take Over At Tennessee
*Alford-Sullivan: “My 15 years at Penn State have been outstanding.”

Distance News

Dick Beardsley’s Record Finally Goes Down At Grandma’s *Results

 Distance Stuff 

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