Weekend Track Action *Sainsbury’s Results

Sainsbury Indoor Grand Prix:
LRC
 
Mo Farah Gets His First World Record, Runs 8:03.40 2-Mile (updated) The critics can shut up for quite some time now. Farah went 3:58 for his 2nd mile to get the WR.
*Farah: Vernon Row Got Me Going

Rest Of The Meet LRC 2015 Birmingham Recap: Matthew Centrowitz & Shannon Rowbury See Winning Streaks Come To An End Some Americans did find success, however, as Ben Blankenship and Jordan Hasay PRed and Erik Sowinski almost did.
*Katarina Johnson-Thompson Sets British LJ Record With 6.93m; Jenny Meadows Wins 800 In 2:01 Greg Rutherford won the LJ in an indoor PR and WLing 8.17m.
*Full Meet Recaps: Athletics Weekly & IAAF

More Weekend Highlights *All NCAA Results

Previous Farah / Vernon Controversy News

Week That Was

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

Random, But Somewhat Interesting

Elite Distance News

Doping Stuff: Adrienne Herzog Gets 2 Years

 NCAA News 

Sunday: Dathan Ritzenhein, Jen Rhines Pick Up Wins And $8,000 At Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon 1:03:16 for Ritz with a comfortable win over Abdi. 1:12:34 for a 4-second win by Rhines over Neely Spence Gracey. Discuss Here

Team USA Wins Three Of Four Team Titles At Inaugural 2015 APA Pan American Cross-Country Cup Maksim Korolev was the only individual champ for the US. Justyn Knight won the juniors for Canada.

 

 The World Marathon Majors Are Underway – Tokyo In The Books *Results

Chumba running away from everyone but Negesse

LRC Tokyo 2015: Negesse And Dibaba Get First Major Wins, Stephen Kiprotich = Hero In 2nd, Japanese Twitter Erupts, Lauren Kleppin Risks It All Ethiopians Endeshaw Negesse and Birhane Dibaba got the major marathon season underway with their first major wins as Stephen Kiprotich showed the Olympic spirit in second, Tariku Bekele bombed in his debut, Japanese twitter went nuts over the marathon, and Lauren Kleppin took a shot at greatness but bombed.

*MB: Official 2015 Tokyo Marathon Thread

NOP And OTC Distance News

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).

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 

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


Jamaican (Doping) Stuff

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