Even Gun Owners Think It Was Murder

– South African attorney Martin Hood reacting to the Oscar Pistorius verdict. One columnist went further: “There are good prospects for the state to appeal on a point of law. The higher court might even rebuke her for getting it wrong. The mistake she made really was elementary.”

Super Hot on LetsRun: Official 2018 Pre Classic Discussion Thread
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Big Weekend: 5th Avenue Mile Saturday, Continental Cup Saturday-Sunday

5th Avenue Mile Is Sat In NYC *Full Results

MB: 2014 Fifth Avenue Mile Official Discussion Thread – Jordan McNamara & Jenny Simpson win! *Full results here

RRW Reigning Champion Jenny Simpson Eager To Cap Season With Fifth Avenue Win The two-time champion has passed up a chance to win $30,000 at the Continental Cup to run in NYC.

RRW Mary Cain And Matthew Centrowitz Lead Nike Oregon Project Charge Down Fifth Avenue

Reaction To Oscar P Verdict

 News From Scotland 

Upcoming Marathon Action: Kipsang Vs. Mutai In NYC

Track & Field’s Grand Finale – The 2nd IAAF Continental Cup Is Saturday And Sunday *Schedule / Results (1:30 ET Sat., 12:30 ET Sun.) *TV / Streaming

MB: Official 2014 Continental Cup – Marrakech, Morocco 9/13-14 – Discussion Thread 

LRC Women’s Preview: Great Mid-D Action On Tap With Sum Vs. Wilson Vs. Sharp, Rowbury Vs. Hassan; Coburn Battles Ayalew In Steeple The 3,000 and 5,000 are lacking depth (and we propose a combining of them at this meet), but there’s nothing wrong with the mid-d events as world champ Eunice Sum will take on world leader Ajee Wilson and the in-form Lynsey SharpShannon Rowbury will look to end her season with an elusive victory over world leader Sifan Hassan and world junior champ Dawit Seyaum. Finally, American record holder Emma Coburn faces Diamond League champ/world leader Hiwot Ayalew and world junior champ Ruth Jebet in the steeple.

LRC Men’s Preview: Amos Vs. Aman, Jager Vs. Birech, Ndiku Vs. Lagat And A 1,500 Worthy Of The Olympics Move over, Diamond League. The 2nd annual Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco is the DL finals on steroids as this two-day meet has $2.9 million – six times more than a DL meet. There should be some great mid-d/distance matchups, including Nijel Amos vs. Mo Aman vs. Adam Kszczot in the 800,  Bernard Lagat vs. Caleb Ndiku in the 3,000 and Jairus Birech vs. Evan Jager in the 3,000 steeple, but we’re most excited about the men’s 1,500, which one could argue is better than an Olympic final. Plus Duane Solomon will race for the first time in almost two months.

Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

WTW Was The Great North Run Fixed? Chicago Is Loaded (Up Front) With Talent, Betsy Saina’s Dream 2014, NCAA XC Gets Under Way And Proof That Indoor Track Is As Fast As Outdoor We ponder if Mo Farah‘s Great North Run win was fixed (with video), praise Betsy Saina‘s incredible 2014, get excited about the BofA Chicago Marathon, talk a little NCAA XC and Eric Jenkins, and ponder indoor vs. outdoor tracks in light of Galen Rupp‘s 1,500 in Brussels. 

Interesting Read: “Why Running Movies So Often Look Unbelievable” From the lap counter counting up instead of down, to Brad Pitt running the wrong way around the track, running movies are often full of inaccuracies.


Runners in the Real World

Final Day to back Student Playwriting Competition in Buffalo  (ends at 6pm eastern) The project is led by legendary Yale 800m runner Neil Wechsler.

2014 NCAA XC *All Results

 Sunday In The Czech Republic 

IAAF Preview Of Sunday’s Usti nad Labem Half Marathon: 4th Fastest Man Of All Time Atsedu Tsegay (58:47) Leads Field He’ll face Simon Cheprot (59:20) and Azmeraw Bekele(59:39). Ethiopia’s Firehiwot Dado leads the women’s field with Correti Jepkoech (31:05 10K) and Helah Kiprop (1:07:19).

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