The Week That Was – Our Weekly Recap

WTWMo Farah Earns Our Respect, Big 1,500 PRs For Kyle Merber And Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman's Big Rebound, Meb's Masters Debut And Gallowalking To Comrades Glory

What a week. We give you "10 People That Had A Good Week" and the list includes Jeff Galloway, Meb Keflezighi, Ben True, Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman, Anastasiya Bazdyreva, Kyle Merber, Mo FarahEmily Chebet and Mary Cain. Yes, Mary Cain. Plus we break down the winners and losers from the NCAA Regionals, mourn the loss of "blue-collar" running legend Pat Petersen, and explain to you why Alexa Efraimson has zero shot at the World Junior record.

Distance News Long And Short, Old And Young

Random Sprint News

2015 Pre Classic *Full Results *Full Taped Race Replays If You Missed Fri. Broadcast *LRC Fan Poll Results

LRC A Massive Day For Americans At 1,500/Mile At Pre – Jenny Simpson Wins, Centro Is 2nd And High Schooler Alexa Efraimson Runs 4:03.39 Simpson (4:00.98) won her third straight DL race while Centro missed out on the win by .10 as Ayanleh Souleiman repeated in the Bowerman Mile (3:51.10). Efraimson broke Mary Cain‘s HS/U.S. Junior record by running 4:03.39.

Screenshot (275)LRC 800s Worlds Preview? Eunice Sum Beats Ajee Wilson In A Nail Biter As Mo Aman Gets It Done In Front Of His New Hometown Crowd Ajee Wilson keeps progressing and Aman returned to form.

LRC Rest Of Meet: Genzebe Dibaba (14:19.76) Misses WR But Gets Dominant Win, Ezekiel Kemboi Is Back And Evan Jager Impresses Kemboi (8:01.71) outkicked Jairus Birech (8:01.83) as Jager was 4th in 8:05.28, his fastest-ever opener. Justin Gatlin kept winning with a world-leading 19.68 in the 200 while Mutaz Essa Barshim cleared 2.41 but chose not to go any higher even though he had no misses in the competition.

LRC 35+ Post-Race Video Interviews
*Alexa Efraimson After Breaking Mary Cain’s Record
*Matthew Maton On Efraimson’s Record

Sunday On The Roads


GB Goes Sub-10: GB’s Adam Gemili Wins 100 In 10.13 At Bedford International Games He actually ended up running 9.97 in the final, but had a huge 3.7 m/s tailwind. Other winners included Jodie Williams (400 – 53.51), Jack Green (400H – 50.39), Isobel Pooley (HJ – 1.91m) and Robbie Grabartz (HJ – 2.24m).


AP: “F-bombs, shouting: Uncivil discourse on Boston’s Olympic bid.”

Saturday Road Action – Results: *UAE Healthy Kidney 10 *Freihofer’s 5K

Mile / 1,500 / 1,600 News

 Previoius Pre-Classic News 

Wejo SpeaksVin, Mo, Galen, Alberto, Alexa And Justin: Six Thoughts On Pre

Wejo wraps up his thoughts from Eugene about Pre.

Two More DL Races This Week – Rome Is Thursday *TV & Streaming *Schedule,  Entries & Results – Birmingham Is Sunday

LRCRome Preview: A Totally Loaded Men's 5,000, Aman Vs. Amos Round II, And Can Jenny Simpson Take Down Dawit Seyaum And Win Her Fourth Straight 1,500 On The Diamond League Circuit?

Simpson is the reigning DL champ but she's never beaten Ethiopian teen sensation Dawit Seyaum. In the 5,000, Pre winner Yomif Kejelcha faces Doha 3k winner Hagos Gebrhiwet and a ton of other fast guys (six men sub-13:00). Plus Justin Gatlin in the 100, Renaud Lavillenie in the pole vault and Jasmin Stowers in the 100 hurdles.

Sad News

100m News

 And NBC Missed It 

LRCMove Over, Mary Cain - Alexa Efraimson Breaks American High School And Junior 1,500m Records As Her Prom Date Matthew Maton Watches

Alexa Efraimson has displaced Mary Cain as the queen of American high school running and she's the prom date of sub-4 miler Matthew Maton.

More Post-Pre News

 Previous Pre Classic 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


 Friday Pre Coverage 

LRCMo Farah Still Owns The 10,000m As He Takes Down Geoffrey Kamworor And Paul Tanui At Pre

The fast race Farah wanted did not materialize, but he showed he still is the boss and afterwards said Galen Rupp will win an Olympic gold medal and is his #1 rival at 10,000m.
*IAAF Day 1 Recap

Everything Else Friday:Mens 5,000m: The World And Galen Rupp Meet Yomif Kejelcha, Former Sprinter Carlos Villareal Kicks Like Mad In HS Mile

Kejelcha arrived, Galen Rupp had a nice opener, and Bernard Lagat set another record.

Gotzis Multi-Event Meeting In The Books

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