Quote Of The Day

– Indiana HS state champ and 1:50 man, Daniel Kuhn, talking to David Woods about the amount of training he did this year. A full-time baseball player, Kuhn simply showed up at the meet and destroyed the competition.

Discuss Kuhn’s talent on the messageboard: MB: Sports Gene: Indiana HSer Daniel Kuhn runs 1:50 and wins state on absolutely ZERO training.

2014 Athletissima Lausanne DL Is Thursday At 2pm ET *Schedule/Results *TV/Streaming Info

LRC Preview: Matthew Centrowitz Tries To Go Fast In The 1,500; Molly Beckwith And Brenda Martinez Take On Eunice Sum In 800; Conseslus Kipruto Returns This is the meet that Centrowitz skipped USAs for, so there’s BIG pressure for him to beat his 3:31.96 PR from 2012 as he races Silas Kiplagat. Americans Brenda Martinez and Molly Beckwith will try to prevent Eunice Sum from winning her 12th straight race at 800. Plus a strong women’s 3,000 with Genzebe Dibaba and the return of teen phenom Conseslus Kipruto in the men’s steeple.

Stuff We Missed Over The Weekend

 

 

*Breakdown Of How The Collegians Did At Their National Championships This Weekend Devon Allen (110H), Sam Kendricks (PV) and Hayden Reed (discus) won titles at USAs. Brandon McBride won a Canadian 800 title as Tom Farrell won the British 5,000 and Texas Tech’s Sharlene Nickle was the Jamaican 1,500 champ.
*Florida’s Cory McGee Signs With Total Sports

 Youth / HS News 

 USAs OTB 

 Friday USAs Coverage 

LRC What A Race: Molly Huddle Triumphs Over A Brave Effort From Shannon Rowbury In 2014 USATF 5,000 Huddle and Rowbury waged an epic battle to the line with Huddle prevailing in 15:01.56 to Rowbury’s 15:01.71. NCAA champion Marielle Hall was 3rd as Stanford’s Aisling Cuffe was 4th.
MB: Shanon Rowbury should have been DQ’d from the 5000. What do you think?  Watch the video and tell us what you think.

LRC Bernard Lagat, At Age 39, Wins His Seventh USA Men’s 5,000 Title – Two Quick Thoughts + Lots Of Post-Race Talk Lagat got the job done yet again as expected since Galen Rupp wasn’t in the field. Or was he?
*Goe: Andrew Bumbalough does everything but win the men’s 5,000 final “You always know he’s coming,” Bumbalough said. 

LRC Cain Vs. Efraimson Fizzles – 3 Thoughts On the Women’s 1,500 SemifinalsThe attention was on the teens but the accomplished veterans Morgan Uceny and Jenny Simpson got the heat wins. Analysis and post-race interviews. *MB: Yes, that’s right, Cain just cruised to beat Efraimson

LRC Men’s 800 Semis: The Big Boys – Solomon, Greer, Sowinski – Advance To Set Up A Great Final A great final with Duane Solomon, Erik Sowinski, Elijah Greer, RobbyAndrews, Cas Loxsom and others is all set, but we’re still wondering about a questionable DQ of Nick Hartle.

Ajee Wilson Ahead of Molly BeckwithLRC  800 Semifinals 2014 USA Nationals: Chanelle Price Scratches, Ajee Wilson Impresses, And So Does Laura Roesler The future looks very bright for Laura Roesler, who won her heat ahead of Brenda Martinez. If you believe that, then remember Ajee Wilson is two years and five months younger.

LRC  Steeplechase Semifinals Go According To Form: Andy Bayer Still Learning, Ben Bruce Wins 3.5 Weeks After A Marathon Recap, results, post-race interviews.
*Women’s Steeple:
Mr. Mom: Alan Webb Took Over Child Care Duties So His Wife Julia Could Compete In Steeple She failed to make the final.

Who’s The Greatest American 10,000-Meter Male Runner Of Them All? Rupp, Mills Or Shorter?

 Women's 5,000 Mania OTB!!! 

 Previous USAs Stuff 

Caught With EPO

LRC Chris Derrick, Ryan Vail And Other Elites React To Mo Trafeh EPO Bust 

LRC Exclusive Mo 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

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

Week That Was

LRCA Look Back at USAs, $245,000 Reasons Tennessee is Better Than Penn State, a non DQ Controversy & a Top Track Recruit Punching a Girl in the Face

The favorites ruled the day at USAs, the DQ rules were selectively enforced, the NCAA upsets were shown not to be upsets, and we pinch ourselves and confirm the world is still going on after as a major US meet was held outside of Eugene. Plus it was a really great and really bad week for football playing tracksters and a quarter million reasons to leave Penn State.

Good News For Isi, Bad For Oscar P

Peachtree Is July 4th (Friday)

2014 USATF Champs *Full Compiled Results *LRC Video Interviews *LRC Previews: *M800 *W800 *M1,500 *W1,500 *Steeples *All Coverage

Simpson_JennyFV1-USAout14LRC Final Day Photo Gallery Now Up!

Unbelievable – Morgan Falls Again
Fall 6 Womens 1500LRC Jenny Simpson Over Mary Cain, But The Talk Is About Morgan Uceny Falling (Again)
 (updated) Mary Cain put up a fight but Jenny Simpson was too good, yet all anyone could talk about was Morgan Uceny falling again. *Discuss The Fall Here *Watch here.

800 Fall 9LRC Three Thoughts On The Fall And Duane Solomon’s Dominant 800 Victory At 2014 USAs (updated) There was a big fall, but no one was going to stop Duane Solomon from repeating as champion.

LRC 3 Thoughts On Women’s 800m: Ajee Wilson The Real Deal, Laura Roesler Earns Some $$$, And Brenda Martinez’s “Struggles”(updated) Ajee Wilson is the real deal and Laura Roesler may be as well.
Discuss: AJEE MF WILSON – USA CHAMPION!!!
*Did Brenda Martinez look less toned than normal
*Laura Roesler Welcome to the Sub 2:00 Club

jager 2LRC Evan Jager Holds Off Training Partner Dan Huling To Win Third Straight Steeple Title Jager has run the steeple three times at USAs and has come away victorious each time. He had to work hard to do it though, as Huling was right with Jager for most of the last lap.

*RRW Final Day Recap

More: 2014 USAs Special Section – Full Coverage

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.

 Distance Stuff 


USAs Final Day Non-Distance Coverage *Full Results

 More USAs On The Boards 

 Saturday USAs 

LRC Beautiful People Day 3 (Saturday) Photo Gallery *Day 2 *Day1Emma Coburn Wins USAs 2014

MB: Official 2014 USATF Outdoors Live Discussion Thread

Leo Wins USAs 2014LRC Men’s 1,500: Leo Manzano Comes Through When It Counts Again, Wins Second Outdoor 1,500 Title (updated) Manzano proved once again that he’s a different animal in championship races and used a strong last 100 to pull away from second-place Pat Casey for the win. *MB: Manzano is the man!
LRC Leo Manzano’s Amazing USATF Championship Record Nine USA meets for Leo in his life, nine top 3 finishes.
*Pat Casey Ran To Win, But Is Happy With 2nd “I’m a regular person, and I look at the prediction boards. I’m happy with finishing second. I hope people start giving me credit.”

LRC Women’s Steeple: Emma Coburn Breaks Meet Record to Win 3rd U.S. Title Coburn ran a very impressive 9:19 in 84-degree heat and now owns three of the top six times in the world this year. Ashley Higginson ran a big PR of 9:27 for second.

RRW Emma Coburn Sets USATF Steeplechase Meet Record, Leo The Lion Captures His 2nd 1,500 Title Race Results Weekly recap.

USAs Non-Distance Coverage *Saturday Full Results *Friday *Thursday

 Thursday USAs 

Galen RuppLRC Men’s 10,000: The Race Goes According To Form As Galen Rupp Kicks Away From Chris Derrick In The Last Lap To Win His 6th US 10,000m Title As expected, Rupp was dominant over the final 400 and easily won over Derrick in 28:12. Behind them the best of the rest was 2:10:57 marathoner Ryan Vail, who had a big kick to get 3rd.

Kim ConleyLRC Women’s 10,000: Kim Conley Comes Back On Jordan Hasay, Wins First U.S. Title In Front Of Hometown Fans Hasay passed Conley with 230 meters to go but Conley fought back bravely and eventually pulled away for good with 50 to go, sending the crowd into a frenzy. *Sac Bee

LRC Women’s Steeple Semis: All The Big Names Through Bridget Franek and Emma Coburn won their respective heats, both in 9:39. After the race, we spoke with Coburn as well as Stephanie Garcia, who recently set a PR by 13 seconds.

US men's 4 x 1500 team in the Bahamas in 2014 - Pat Casey, David Torrence, Will Leer and Leo ManzanoLRC Men’s 1,500 Semis: David Torrence Goes Home Early – Leo, Lopez, Leer And Casey All Advance David Torrence‘s first USAs under new coach Jama Aden turned into a nightmare, but it was a great night for a number of underdogs like Ford Palmer who find themselves in the USA final.

Instant Analysis 3 Thoughts On The Men’s And Women’s 800 Heats: A Very Pregnant Alysia Montaño, The Group Of Death, And The Favorites Move On (Mostly) The track action at 2014 USAs is underway and the 800 heats are in the books. Get our instant analysis of the heats which included a very pregnant competitor. MB: WTF is Montano doing on the start line?!

LRC 800 Post-Race Reactions: The Athletes Talk About Their Races Post-race reaction from Chanelle Price, Ajee Wilson, Brenda Martinez, Phoebe Wright, Lea Wallace, Laura Roesler, Charles Jock, Cas Loxsom, Robby Andrews, Sam Ellison and Duane Solomon.

Non-USAs Results: Kenya Chooses Its World Junior Team

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