Genzebe Dibaba Does It Again *Full XL Galan Results *WR Race Video

LRC Genzebe Dibaba Smashes Indoor 5,000 WR By Over 5 Seconds With 14:18.86 In Stockholm Dibaba now holds indoor WRs at 1,500, 3,000, 2 miles and 5,000 thanks to a stupendous performance, during which she hit 2 miles faster than Jenny Simpson‘s AR. *Video
*MB: Genzebe Dibaba Smashes 5000 WR – Runs 14:18.86!!
*IAAF Recap Sifan Hassan
and Homiyu Tesfaye ran world-leading 1,500 times of 4:00.46 and 3:34:13; Qatar’s Musaeb Balla ran a WL 1:45.13 and Qatari teen Abadalleleh Haroun ran 45.13; plus a 6.99 WL in the LJ.

IAAF Recap Of Russian Champs: Anzhelika Sidorova Clears World-Leading 4.76m Yelena Korobkina won the 3,000m (8:50.39) and 5,000 (15:47.09) but the times were modest in most events (2:02 in w800).

Week That Was

News From Over The Pond

 Could You Beat The Mars Rover In A Marathon? 

NASA’s Mars Rover Will Soon Finish A Marathon The robot’s mission on Mars was only supposed to last 93 days and 600m, but 11 years later it’s still going.

A Boring Tuesday Got A Little More Interesting Thanks To Twitter

LRC Andy Vernon Calls Out Mo Farah On Twitter: “I would just rather watch a race than the Mo Show.” Is Farah dodging the competition (again)? Vernon believes so and says the 2-mile field for this Saturday’s Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham (of which he is not a part) isn’t strong enough. Farah responded by saying, “Taylor Swift can probably run faster than you!”
*MB: Mo Farah and Andy Vernon go at it in Twitter
*AW Article 

Mid-Week Action

 IAAF Politics 

 The World Marathon Majors Start Saturday (7pm ET) In Tokyo *Full Coverage Here

*MB: Breaking News. Geoffrey Mutai is out of 2015 Tokyo Marathon

LRC Men’s Preview: The Three Kings – Geoffrey Mutai, Stephen Kiprotich And Tsegaye Kebede – Have Something To Prove Vs. Defending Champ Dickson Chumba A year ago, a Geoffrey Mutai (2013 NY champ) / Kebede (2013 London champ) / Kiprotich (2013 World Champ) match-up would have been salivating. Now all 3 titans have something to prove against defending champ Dickson Chumba as Tariku Bekele makes his debut. In all, five sub-2:05 guys will toe the line on Sunday morning (Saturday night in U.S.).
*Stephen Kiprotich Upbeat Ahead Of Tokyo Marathon: “I am ready to compete on Sunday.” Kiprotich has had to try to train while mourning the loss of his “Olympic” baby daughter, who died on January 2nd.

Also Saturday:  IAAF Preview Of Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix: Mo Farah Gets His 2015 Season Underway In Birmingham
*MB: Lagat will BEAT Farah in Birmingham 2-mile
*MB: 
Mo Farah finally going for a world record?

News From Kenya

Great Read: Renato Canova Says Florence Kiplagat’s WR Was A Surprise Even For Him Last year, her #1 goal was the 13.1 WR with London Marathon 2nd. This year, the goal was the 15km WR but London is the goal as she needs to figure out if she should focus on marathon or 10,000 for 2016.

Doping News

 More Coe News 

News From Kenya: AK To Be Disbanded?

 More US Pro News 

More T&F Drama / Gossip

Doping Updates

LRC Remembering LRCer Van Townsend The running world lost one of its bright lights this week with the death of Van Townsend.
*MB: RIP Van Townsend: Share Your Respects Here


McFarland USA – HS XC Movie With Kevin Costner – Opens Today

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Elite Distance News

Doping Stuff: Adrienne Herzog Gets 2 Years

 NCAA News 

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