Quote Of The Day

– David Rudisha talking about how his coach Brother Colm O’Connell joked with him after he finished second in the Commonwealth Games 800. The subpar season hasn’t stopped Rudisha from thinking big, though, as he’s going for Johnny Gray‘s 1:12.81 600m WR tomorrow in Birmingham.

2014 Birmingham GP Is Sunday – 10am ET (9:30 am ET On BBC) *Schedule / Results *TV / Streaming

LRC Birmingham Preview: Mo Farah Dodges The Competition (Again), A Spectacular Men’s Mile, Ajee Vs. Eunice, And David Rudisha Goes For The World Record? This meet is loaded from a mid-d and distance perspective but sadly Mo Farah‘s race is an insult to the fans. Silas KiplagatAyanleh Souleiman and Asbel Kiprop plus Leo Manzano and Matt Centrowitz will race the mile, David Rudisha squares off against Adam Kszczot at 600, while world leader Ajee Wilson and world champ Eunice Sum resume their rivalry in the 800.

Today’s Doping Updates

2014 DN Galan *Full Results *LRC Stockholm Photo Gallery Updated 180+

W1,500: LRC Jenny Simpson Pulls Away Over Final 50 Meters For Her Second Career Diamond League Victory Indoor WR holder Genzebe Dibaba took this one out very quickly but was caught on the final lap.
*MBWow: What a 1500!!!! Jenny Simpson wins it in Stockholm!!!

M5,000: LRC Galen Rupp Goes For It, Fades To 13:05 As Muktar Edris Arrives With World-Leading 12:54.83 In addition to Edris’ win, Ndiku broke 13:00 for the first time but most of the men in this one were reminded that a 5k is 5,000 meters, not 2,500.
MB:
RUPP GOES FOR IT – Comes up short over last 500 – 13:05.

Rest Of The Meet: LRC Full Stockholm Recap: Adam Kszczot Grabs Big Win In 800; Hiwot Ayalew Keeps On Winning In Women’s Steeple Kszczot followed up his victory at Europeans by taking down Nijel Amos in the 800 in a negative-split 1:45 while Emma Coburn was just third in the steeple in 9:20. Allyson Felix and Queen Harrison got wins in the sprints while Nesta Carter won the 100 in 9.96. In the field events, Reese Hoffa won to extend his lead in the DL standings while France’s Renaud Lavillenie‘s 20-meet win streak is history after he failed to clear a height on a poor night for jumping. Plus a B-heat victory for Leo Manzano.
*M800: MB:
Adam Kszczot crushes Nijel Amos in 800 -Is this white guy the world’s best?
*MB: Official 2014 Stockholm DL Discussion Thread

*LRC Stockholm Photo Gallery

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2014 NCAA Cross Country – LetsRun.com’s Top 10 Countdown

LRC 2014 Men’s XC Preview: #2 Stanford & #1 Colorado As usual, Stanford is loaded on paper with the Rosa brothers, Sean McGorty and grad student Maksim Korolev, but that still may not be enough to topple defending champion Colorado, which returns its entire top seven plus its top runner from 2012, Jake Hurysz (13:38 5k PR).
Previous: *#4 Oregon & #3 Northern Arizona
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#6 Portland & #5 Oklahoma State
*#8 Wisconsin & #7 Indiana
*#10 Villanova & #9 Iona

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2014 NYC Marathon

New York City Marathon Champions Geoffrey Mutai And Priscah Jeptoo Return To Defend Titles In November Mutai will be going for NYC title #3 – no one has won 3 since Alberto Salazar in 1982.

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It’s Time To Get Excited For Some Fall Marathons

NYC: RRW A Rejuvenated Kara Goucher Is Ready To Race Again: “The passion is definitely back and I am excited for it to start.” An honest Goucher admits that at the end in Portland she was going through the motions, “running it out” as the “passion was kind of gone.” Remotivated, she’s going to race the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon in September and then New York (not announced but what else could it be?).

Chicago: MB: Kenenisa Bekele vs Eliud Kipchoge in ChicagoMarathon:what do you think about this duel?

Eindhoven: Road 10km And 15km World Record Holder Leonard Komon To Make Marathon Debut On October 12th In Eindhoven, Netherlands Sorry, we initially said Eindhoven was in Belgium.


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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.