Boston Marathon Women (More in our special section)

2015 Boston Marathon WeekendFriday Good News/Bad News for Desi and Shalane’s American Chances  We break down the women’s press day in terms of good news/bad news for the American women. Mare Dibaba is ready to go, so is Buzenesh Deba and nearly everyone we spoke too. And some words of wisdom, “Life is today. Tomorrow is a dream.”

Desiree Davila in Boston 2011LRC 2016 Olympic Trials 2015 Boston Marathon American Women’s Preview: Can Flanagan, Linden Or Cragg End The American Drought? It’s been 30 years since an American woman won Boston. Can Shalane FlanaganDesiree Linden or Amy (Hastings) Cragg follow in Meb’s footsteps and take the laurel wreath? We break down this preview of the Olympic Trials.

Dibaba_Mare-Boston14LRC 2015 Boston Marathon International Women’s Preview 2014 Chicago champ Mare Dibaba leads the field, though she’ll be challenged by fellow sub-2:20 woman Buzunesh Deba, who would have set a course record last year if not for drug cheat Rita Jeptoo. World junior record holder Shure Demise Ware and former champs Caroline Kilel and Sharon Cherop will also be on the start line.

2015 Boston Marathon Is Monday

LRC 2015 Boston Marathon American Men’s Preview: Can Meb Keflezighi Shock The World Again? For the first time in 31 years, an American enters Boston as the defending champion. If Meb can’t repeat, can Ritz, Teg, Eggleston, Arciniaga, Cabada or anyone else from the US of A shock the world?

LRC 2015 Boston Marathon International Men’s Preview: Which Of These Men Will Snap The American Win Streak At One? 2013 champ Lelisa Desisa and former world record holder Patrick Makau (2:03:38 PR) are the headliners, but there’s depth behind them with five sub-2:05 men overall and five more sub-2:07 + HM world record holder Zersenay Tadese (58:23).

More Men’s News On Chebet: “I have polished what it needed to be done.” … Ritz “I have under-prepared just to stay healthy.” … Meb “… is the frosting on the cake.” And Cabada In Our Boston Special Section

Let’s Put This Guy In Charge Of The Sport’s Marketing

World Indoor Champ Richard Kilty Challenges Arsenal’s Theo Walcott And Hector Bellerin To £30,000 Race “(The media claims Hector Belleri) can run 4.42 over 40m. Absolutely no way. Are these journalists complete morons?”
*MB: Soccer player faster than Usain Bolt at 40m??


Words Of Wisdom From Shot Silver Medalist Christina Schwanitz

We Knew It’d Been Too Many Days Without A Doping Ban


Olympic Spots Will Be On The Line At World Relays The top 8 finishers in the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 will qualify for the 2016 Games.

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Boston Is In Less Than A Week

Women Distance News

3 World XC Getty Images Photo Galleries:
1) Pro Photos From Getty Images
2) New Rojo’s Women’s Photos
3) New Rojo’s Men’s Race Photos

More Boston in Our Special Section

2015 Boston Marathon WeekendLRC Everything You Want to Know About the Boston Marathon Men’s Pro Field From Friday Guaranteed If you want to dominate your Boston office pool read this as we give you insight on just about everyone. Ritz is getting help from Greg Meyer and Hartmann, Tadese hopes to have figured out the marathon, Makau is ready, Tadese still looks great, not to mention Teg, Cabada and oh yeah a guy named Meb. Interviews and more.

Eugene 2021!

LRC Analysis: Eugene Worlds 2021: Details And Three Quick Takes – USATF Thriving Under “Old School” Way Of Doing Business In a special vote, the IAAF decided to bypass the normal bidding process to give the 2021 championships to TrackTown USA. We break it down.

  • Not Everyone Is Happy: Gothenburg Says Eugene Bid For 2021 Worlds Was “Unfair” Gothenburg wanted 2021 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of their city.
  • European Athletics Head Svein Arne Hansen Congratulates Vinny But Says, “This type of decision would just not happen within European Athletics as we have a comprehensive bidding process that all candidates must follow.”
  • MB: Eugene Awarded World Champs in 2021!

Non-Boston Stories From Wednesday

Weekly Recap

WTWWTW: Definitely Don't Quit, Masters WR In Marathon Goes Down, Jake Riley Impresses, 20.20 By Bolt

Kenneth Mungara took down Andres Espinosa's master's WR in the marathon, Ryan Hall lost another high school record to Webb, Kodiak, Alaska pop 6,423 has had 2 sub-8:50 2 milers, Jake Riley ran a tremendous race of an unspecified distance, and two reasons why you should never quit.

Angry Reactions To AK Announcements

15 Minutes Of Fame – 51 Seconds Of Fame (Shame?)


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The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On LetsRun.com Is … Not Made Anymore … The Nike Pegasus+ 30 Thousands of you filled out our detailed running shoe survey in the fall and more of you ran in the Nike Pegasus+30 than any other shoe. Only problem is all of you need to find a new shoe, help us out below:

runningshoesurveyLRC The Improved LRC Running Shoe Survey Is Back – Three Minutes To A Better Running Shoe The running shoe buying process sucks and we want to improve it with data. We took your reviews from the fall, made a running shoe beta site, and have improved our survey to ask you what shoe your previously ran in. We now need more reviews from you on the latest shoes.