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Rest In Peace: Athlete Manager Zane Branson Dies Suddenly In Iten, Kenya

Long-time athlete manager Zane Branson, who shepherded the careers of marathoners Jimmy Muindi, Wilson Chebet and Patrick Makau among many others, died suddenly this morning in Iten, Kenya.

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RW On Kerri Gallagher: From Running Dropout To World Championships Team Member Gallagher explains how she quit running after college to work at a wealth management group, but was convinced by her high school coach to move to Washington DC and be coached by Matt Centrowitz, Sr.

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LRC Genzebe Dibaba Runs 3:50.07 To Smash 1,500m World Record!!! Shannon Rowbury Crushes AR! (updated) Genzebe Dibaba has done the unthinkable and has run 3:50.07 for 1,500m to smash the world record and take a Chinese WR off the books. Jenny Simpson served as a rabbit for Shannon Rowbury for 1,500 as Rowbury kicked home for the American record.

1500 meter running at it's finestLRC Asbel Kiprop Puts On An Exhibition, Running 3:26.69 To Destroy 1,500 Field And Become Third-Fastest Man In History (udpated) It was the deepest men’s 1,500m race in history with ten of the top twelve setting lifetime personal bests, but no one was even close to touching Kiprop. Matthew Centrowitz PRed and became the fastest American-born runner in history. That’s the good news. The bad news – he was 10th.

Screenshot_2015-07-17-13-41-11Rest Of Monaco: A Guy You’ve Never Heard Of From Bosnia Runs 1:42.51, Boris Borian Runs 1:43.34, The Clean World Record In The Shot Put By Kovacs? And Ghribi Runs World-Leading Steeple Some European dude you’ve never heard of (Amel Tuka) ran 1:42.51, Boris Berian of the US went 1:43.34, Joe Kovacs threw a bomb in the shot, Justin Gatlin kept winning, Ghribi led a world-leading parade in the steeple as Emma Coburn had another sub-par race.

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Screenshot (446)LRC What A Race: Asbel Kiprop Toys With Field, Centro Beats Souleiman For 2nd Kiprop went from first to last in the span of 50 meters halfway through the race but it didn’t matter as he was back with the leaders with 300 to go and blew everyone away on the homestretch to get the win. Matthew Centrowitz ran well to finish second in 3:55.03, .03 ahead of Ayanleh Souleiman. (Includes Video)
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What the f*** is Kiprop doing? *Kiprop: History’s Fastest Running Comedian! *Blankenship ran like an animal in London!

LRC Saturday Recap: Mercy Cherono Wins As Molly Huddle Almost Gets The Upset, Eunice Sum Stays Perfect And Nijel Amos Wins A Nail Biter With David Rudisha In the steeple, there was a fierce battle between Conseslus Kiopruto and Jarius Birech and in non-distance action, Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6 meters, Valerie Adams lost again and South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk blew the 400 field away. We recap it all here.
*MB: London Day 2 Thread

LRC Usain Bolt Is (Almost) Back, Wins 100 In 9.87 (Includes Video) Don’t hand the gold medal to Justin Gatlin just yet. Usain Bolt put together his best showing of 2015 by far, running 9.87 into a headwind twice within the span of an hour to win at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.
*MB: Usain Bolt “Is Almost Back” – 9.87 Win Into Wind
*MB: UK sprinter Richard Kilty pushes referee after 100 Final DQ

Screenshot_2015-07-24-16-57-06LRC Friday Recap: Mo Farah Dominates The 3,000, While Laura Weightman Gets A Surprise 1,500 Win To Thrill The Home Crowd It was no contest as Farah took the 3,000 in a world-leading 7:34.66 while Weightman held off US’s Gabe Grunewald to get her first big international win.
*MB: Farah wins 3000m in 7:34.66
*MB: Mary Cain, going backwards again

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Americans Drop Fast Times In Heusden *Full Results

LRC KBC Nacht Meeting: Ben True Gets IAAF Standard As Eric Jenkins Explodes To A 13:07 And Lauren Johnson Destroys Her PR To Make Worlds On A Night Full Of Fast American Running True ran 13:06 to seal the deal for Worlds with Jenkins right behind him in a huge PR. Abbey D’Agostino PRed at 5,000 as did Johnson to punch her ticket to Worlds in the 1,500. Other big names in action included Dejen Gebremeskel, Chris Derrick, Emily Sisson, Mary Cain, PVer Sandi Morris and Lolo Jones. Check out how they did.
*MB: Ben True Runs 13:06 5000m, Eric Jenkins 13:07

The Integrity Of The Sport Is At Stake – Mike Rossi Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Have Been DQed From The 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon

LRC Investigates Lehigh Valley Got It Wrong: The Evidence Is Conclusive: Mike Rossi – The Viral Boston Marathon Dad – Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Never Have Been On The Starting Line In Boston In April, Mike Rossi gained international fame for his snarky response to a letter from his kids’ principal scolding him for taking them out of school for several days to watch Boston. A LetsRun.com investigation has revealed that Rossi’s principal was correct, the kids should never have been in Boston as the evidence is conclusive – their father didn’t legitimately qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon. How confident are we that Rossi cut the course when he “ran” his 3:11:45 BQ qualifier at Lehigh Valley? Extremely. We’ll pay Mike Rossi $10,000 if he qualifies again in the next 12 months – and the qualifying time is 13+ minutes slower – 3:25.
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? 


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LRC Friday What Does Usain Bolt Do At 100? How Fast Does Mo Farah Try To Go At 3k? Friday DL Preview The DL meet in London is so good it takes up two days. We preview down Friday’s action, where two of the sports biggest stars, Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, take center stage. Farah faces Lopez LomongBernard Lagat in the 3k, plus an American-heavy women’s 1,500 featuring Lauren JohnsonKatie MackeyTreniere Moser.

Week That Was

20150502 ROWBURY Shannon5 KL (2)LRC What A Week – Shannon Rowbury Breaks 3:57, Eric Jenkins Breaks 13:10, 15-Year-Old American Sammy Watson Runs 2:03, And Is Maine Better Than Kenya At Producing Distance Runners? Shannon Rowbury reversed a very one-sided rivalry with Jenny Simpson to get the American 1,500 record, Eric Jenkins became the second-youngest American under 13:10, and 15-year-old Sammy Watson dropped a 2:03.55.

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Excellent Guest Column

LRC Dealing With Depression: How I Got Past Suicidal Thoughts While Running In College For a while, life didn’t feel real to Nico Composto – it existed entirely in his head. Might a fall from the 12th floor window make all the pain go away? Thankfully, Composto realized that suicide wasn’t the answer. He shares his powerful story of how he overcame suicidal thoughts out of a desire to help others.