MB: Official Hoka One One Live Thread And Live Radio Show @ 9:15 Eastern Tonight Celebrate Doha #OpeningDay)

2015 Hoka One One Mid-D Classic (USATF Oxy) Is Thursday (9 pm ET) *Results *Schedule, Entries, Streaming

20150502 ANDREWS Robby KLLRC Men’s Preview: Will America’s Biggest Stars Return To Form? After some recent struggles, can Nick Symmonds return to form? What about Galen Rupp, Cam Levins (Canadian) and the NOP? Are former NCAA stars Andrew Wheating and Robby Andrews back? The highlight is an incredibly deep 1,500 which contains former NCAA champs Wheating, Andrews, Leo Manzano, Mac Fleet, and Nate Brannen  plus a slew of other talented guys.
*Salazar Wants To Make Sure Rupp Gets 5k Qualifier – “(The) important thing is to get the qualifier in case he doesn’t get it at (Pre).”

LRC Women’s Preview: Jenny Simpson’s Season Debut As Stars Old (Kara Goucher) And Young (Mary Cain) Try To Regain Their Form Mark Wetmore‘s two biggest current stars will make their season debuts – Jenny Simpson (800) and Emma Coburn (1,500) – while Kara Goucher (5,000) will run her first track race since 2013 and Mary Cain will look to regain her “teen phenom” label.
*Kara Goucher Hoping “To run something around 15:40, dip my toe into the racing waters, get information, and go back to Boulder to put in more work.”

Week That Was

WTWMatthew Maton Goes Sub-4, Bernard Lagat Sets AR And MWR, Haile G Calls It Quits, Emily Sisson Nearly Laps The Field, And Microdose All You Want

What a week it was: Matthew Maton became the 6th high school sub-4, Haile Gebrselassie ended a tremendous career that was 7 years longer than LetsRun.com, Bernard Lagat tied an American record and set a masters world record, 4 state 2-mile records fell in one race, and Emily Sisson nearly lapped the entire Big East.

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Marcus Wheeler, State Cross-Country Champion In Arizona, Commits Suicide On Campus

Marcus' twitter feed in the last day was that of someone crying out for help and he tweeted "there is going to be a suicide in the school right now" but a campus police officer who spotted him with a gun could not prevent him from taking his life. If you are considering suicide, please don't do it. Help is a phone call away: 1-800-273-8255 or via chat.

Updates On SAFP World Relays Controversy

Legal News

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.

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

Diamond League Season Opens Friday In Doha (Noon ET) *TV / Streaming (Doha) *Schedule / Results (Doha) Then Moves To Shanghai On Sunday (7am ET) *TV / Streaming (Shanghai) *Schedule / Results (Shanghai) *Play Fantasy Track 

LRC 2015 Doha Preview: Mo Farah Doesn’t Duck The Competition In A Stacked Men’s 3,000; Asbel Kiprop, Mo Aman & Ayanleh Souleiman To Battle In 800; Abeba Aregawi And Sifan Hassan To Clash In 1,500 Track fans have been waiting since 8 months for the DL to start up again but this one is well worth the wait. How low will American Aisha Praught go in the steeple? *IAAF preview

LRC 2015 Shanghai Preview: Ben Blankenship Takes On Big Boys Silas Kiplagat & Ronald Kwemoi; Eunice Sum (800) & Jairus Birech (Steeple) Open Up In Their Specialties Are you ready for some Sunday morning track and field? American Molly Beckwith-Ludlow, who split 1:59 at world relays, seems to be. In non-distance action, there’s a great HJ with Mutaz Essa BarshimBohdan Bondarenko, plus Merritt vs. James in the 400 and VCB vs. SAFP in the 100.


Non DL News: 

Bye-Bye Mary, Hello Peter

Be Inspired

We Will Miss Her

LRCMary Wittenberg Steps Down As New York Road Runners President To Launch Virgin Sport

Wittenberg had been COO of the NYRR since 2000 and CEO since 2005 and was a strong advocate of the professional side of the sport. She helped put the NYC Marathon back on top as one of America's premier sporting events. *Discuss Her Departure Here


A Result Not Mentioned From The Weekend: Ajee Wilson Ran 2:00.65 To Win The Jamaican Invitational 800


Another Russian Racewalker Banned For Doping Tatyana Akulinushkina gets 4 years in her second doping offense as only a 21-year-old.

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Assembled And Designed In America

Ryan Bolton (Wyoming) with at least three other Olympians (Kevin Sullivan (Michigan), Meb Keflezighi (UCLA), Adam Goucher (Colorado)) at the 1995 NCAA xc meet. Photo courtesy of Ryan Bolton.

LRC Exclusive The Inside Story Of How American Ryan Bolton Helped Caroline Rotich Conquer The 2015 Boston Marathon He may have made the Olympics in the triathlon, but Ryan Bolton is a runner. In HS, Bolton dreamed of Running for the Buffaloes before going to Wyoming and nearly beating Meb Keflezighi at NCAA XC. Now he’s found his calling as a coach who just guided the unheralded Caroline Rotich to a stunning victory at Boston Marathon last month.

Sprint Stuff

Morrison’s Great Manchester Run *Results

LRC The End Of An Era: The Great Haile Gebrselassie Retires One of the sport’s greatest ambassadors has officially retired after being at the top for two decades.

LRC Bernard Lagat Breaks Masters World 10,000m Record, Stephen Sambu, Betsy Saina Win Bernard Lagat ran 27:48 to get another world record. Discuss: Lagat just ran 27.50
*IAAF Race Recap
*UK’s Gemma Steel 2nd 6 Seconds Behind Saina