1st Ever – 2014 LetsRun.com Top 10 NCAA XC Countdown

LRC 2014 Men’s XC Preview: #10 Villanova & #9 Iona Each day over the next 10 days, we’ll be counting down two teams at a time from our NCAA Top 10. Today, we start with the men and #10 Villanova. ‘Nova has everyone back from last year’s 18th-place finish and will rely heavily on 13:31 Aussie Patrick Tiernan, while Iona will reload from a 6th-place finish with its own Aussie, 7:57 3k man Chartt Miller.

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RR#1: Phil Hersh Profiles Kenenisa Bekele’s Preparation For 2014 Chicago – Bekele Says He Has No Regrets About His Track Career Bekele says he’ll do more long runs in preparation for Chicago as the marathon in Paris was harder than he thought it would be.

RR#2: German Long Jump Champ Gets Huge Feature In NY Times – And For Good Reason – He’s Got 1 Leg Markus Rehm won the German nationals with a massive 8.24 (27+ feet), which would have won him silver at Euros (which the Germans wouldn’t let him compete in). We don’t get the controversy – the IAAF should 100% ban all athletes with prosthetic legs.

 More News Of Note:  

LetsRun.com Goes To The New Balance Falmouth Road Race *Results

Coach James Li of the University of Arizona and Stephen Sambu after Sambu won the 2014 B.A.A. 10-K in a world-leading 27:25 earlier this year (Photo by Karen Locke)

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LRC  Stephen Sambu Breaks Away To Win Falmouth Road Race By 45 Seconds; Betsy Saina Wins Close Affair Over Gemma Steel, Molly Huddle Sambu’s incredible summer continued as Ben Bruce was 4th. Huddle was third on the women’s side.
*MB: And the winners of 2014 Falmouth Road Race Are … Stephen Sambu and Betsy Saina (Molly Huddle 3rd, Ben Bruce 4th).

LRC Kyle Merber, Katie Mackey Win Titles At Falmouth Mile Merber left it late but swung wide on the final turn to beat David Torrence and get revenge on Garrett Heath, who beat him at the Michigan Track Classic last week, running 3:56.46 for the victory as Jordan McNamara was a non-factor. Mackey went wire-to-wire and ran away from Stephanie Brown and Morgan Uceny to win in 4:27.79.
*MB: Merber wins Falmouth mile! *MB: Katie Mackey wins back-to-back Falmouth Miles

Previous European News

M800: LRC Poland’s Adam Kszczot Destroys Men’s 800 Field Over Final 150m To Take Gold, World #2 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse Stunningly Finishes Last There is a reason why they run the race. Two youngsters, a 20-year-old Pole and 21-year-old Irishman, got silver and bronze.
*MB: Bosse goes home DEVASTATED! 2014 world #2 (1:42.53) finishest last in European 800 final
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English Happy With Bronze For Ireland: “It’s nice not to be known as a time triallist anymore, that I can actually medal!”

W1,500: LRC Sifan Hassan Outkicks Abeba Aregawi To Win 1,500 Next up for Hassan and Aregawi. A race with Jenny Simpson. Will the AR fall?
*MB: Sifan Hissan takes down Abeba Aregawi for 2014 European 1500 title, Laura Weigthman gets bronze.
*Steve Cram Told Laura Weightman To Chill Until 600m Remained

M1,500/WSteeple Prelims: RRW Henrik Ingebrigtsen And Chris O’Hare Win Two 1,500 Heats At Europeans To Advance To Final Women’s steeple heats also are done – 10:00 got you into the final.
*Chris O’Hare: “I’ve got a healthy shot of the silver or bronze medal.”

Sprint News – Usain Bolt Finally Runs His First 100 Of The Year

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Good Read For Everyone Over The Age Of 35: Jo Pavey Proves You Don’t Have To Be Child Prodigy To Be Great Research has shown you can be a greater writer or athlete even at an advanced age.


yohanblakewatchNew Super-Expensive Yohan Blake Watch Debuts LRC has been unable to confirm rumor that the watch is designed to break down every 6 months.


 Euro Champs Saturday Coverage 

LRC Profile The Long Road: Jordan McNamara’s Injury-Filled Path To Success A big fan of the sport since HS when he had pictures of Webb, Lagat and Goucher on his wall, Jordan McNamara is so determined to rise to the top that 14 stress fractures haven’t been able to stop him from becoming one of America’s best milers. Plus insight on OTC members Ben Blankenship, Pat Casey, Hassan Mead, Ciaran O’Lionaird and Andrew Wheating.

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