2015 TCS New York City Marathon

Mary Keitany celebrates her win in New York last year *More 2015 TCS New York City Marathon Marathon2015 TCS New York City Marathon Women’s Field Released – Mary Keitany Headlines, Sally Kipyego (And Laura Thweatt) To Debut The defending champ is back to take on a field that features three sub-2:20 women and 10 sub-2:25 women, double the 5 sub-2:25 women in Chicago.
*Men: Wilson Kipsang And Meb Keflezighi Lead Men’s Field For 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

US Pro News

SA News: Pistorius And Van Niekerk

2015 NCAA XC – Pre-Season Rankings

LRC2015 Women's XC Preview: #8 Michigan State And #7 Providence

Providence surprised everybody - including coach Ray Treacy - by finishing 13th last year. With All-American Sarah Collins back in the fold, the Friars will be even better in '15. Meanwhile, the defending champion Spartans lose three of their top five but return their top two from NCAAs in Rachele Schulist and Lindsay Clark.

LRC2015 Women's XC Preview: #10 Arkansas And #9 Michigan

Arkansas loses a lot to graduation but still has the country's most versatile runner in Dominique Scott. Michigan, with Erin Finn, will look to rebound after an injury-plagued 2014 saw them slip from preseason #1 to 18th at NCAAs. With both teams featuring such strong frontrunners, they crack our pre-season top 10.

Distance Stuff: Haile G Finally Hanging ‘Em Up For Good

Assorted Distance News


Seb Coe Gives Speech To Entire IAAF HQ Staff In Monaco “This is a dream come true to be able to shape a sport. We should wake up each morning excited to serve, knowing we have the greatest job in the world.”

2024 Bid News

Weekend Track Action *Rieti Full Results

NCAA XC *All Results

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Great North City Games *Full Results

The DL Season Has Ended – 2015 Memorial Van Damme – *Full Results *TV & Streaming

Habiba Ghribi celebrates 9:05 WL in BrusselsLRC Full Brussels Diamond League Recap: Big World Leaders In Women’s Mile, Steeple And Men’s 5,000, But The Americans Come Up Short – Schippers Over Felix At 200m It was a great way to end the season as the 2nd DL finale of the year lived up to the hype as, unlike in Zurich, the stars were well recovered. There were a ton of world leaders and a great women’s mile. The men’s 5,000 produced 13 seasonal or personal bests but American fans were left wanting more. Canadian fans, the 5,000 record now belongs to Mo Ahmed. We break it down for you.

Brussels On The MBoard:

News From Jamaica – Usain Bolt Gets A Stadium But Is It Enough?

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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

rossfinish 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? 

Track Season Is Over – That Means It’s Time For 2015 NCAA XC – Pre-Season Rankings

LRC2015 Women's XC Preview: #6 Iowa State And #5 Oregon

The Cyclones finished second last year and shouldn't drop off too much in 2015 thanks to new addition Becky Straw. Oregon boasts a lot of depth but will need a #1 runner to emerge to make it on the podium.

All African Games *Full Results

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Sprint Stuff

NYC Men’s Field Released

Marathon Greats Wilson Kipsang And Meb Keflezighi Lead Men’s Field For 2015 TCS New York City Marathon Former world record holder Kipsang leads a field of five sub-2:05 men including Lelisa Desisa, Stanley Biwott, Gebre Gebremariam and Yemane Tsegaye. Also World XC champ Geoffrey Kamworor and Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi. Meb and Nick Arciniaga lead the American charge.

5th Avenue Mile Photo Gallery
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Doping News

Some Of Paula’s Blood Values Come Out

Haile Gebrselassie and Paula Radcliffe in BerlinLRC Wejo Speaks With Science Of Sport’s Ross Tucker: Paula Can Gain Credibility With More Transparency – Paula’s Explanations Are Plausible But More Info Is Needed – “You’re not dealing with Shobukhova … here!” Plus an explanation of off-scores and how single off-scores don’t mean that much.

3 Of Radcliffe’s Suspicious Blood Values Are Published By Sky News Two of her OFF scores were 109, which Sky News says is below a 111.7 altitude training level. The other – 114 – was taken immediately after a half marathon and Sky News says WADA now considers tests taken within 2 hours after a competition as invalid because exertion can affect the values.

*MB: Radcliffe blood values released

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Collegiate News *Full NCAA XC Schedule / Results


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Week That Was

LRCPaula's Blood Values, Asafa Powell's 100th Sub-10, Doping, Animal House And Nike, Props To The NYRR And Kyle Merber, Knockout Races And More

We had the Diamond League finale and the 5th Avenue Mile last week, but there was a ton of other interesting news and we break it down for you.

Doping Updates From WADA

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5th Ave Mile And Great North Run – Results: *5th Ave *Great North Run

A win for Willis in New York5th Avenue: LRC Nick Willis Coasts To 5th Avenue Mile Victory; Jenny Simpson Repeats Over Shannon Rowbury The stars were out in NYC, live on national TV. Willis (3:54.9) won his third title, destroying the field over the final 100, while Simpson (4:29.1) left it late to emerge victorious in a three-way kick over Rowbury (4:29.4) and Susan Kuijken (4:30.0). We break it down for you.

Mo Farah Runs 59:22 To Defend His Great North Run Title; Mary Keitany Gets Victory In 67:32 Like last year, Farah won in a sprint finish, this time beating Stanley Biwott by 2 seconds. Mike Kigen was third (60:10). After a slew of withdrawals on the women’s side, Keitany had a solo run as UK’s Gemma Steel took 2nd (71:00). USA’s Adrianna Nelson was 6th (72:29).

Sprint Stuff

The Diamond League Is Officially Over

Sunday Times / Drug News

Emily Infeld Gets Some Pub

Emily Infeld Talks To Spikes Mag – Don’t Ever Give Up She thought about doing it last December when she told Schumacher, “I just don’t know if I’m built for this sport. My body just isn’t handling it.”

Lauren Johnson Gets Her Own Day

Huntington, IN Surprised Lauren Johnson By Naming Yesterday “Lauren Johnson Day”

 

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