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UK Athletics Clears Alberto Salazar – Or Does It?

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? 

NCAA XC Previews – Men’s Top 10

LRC 2015 Men’s Cross-Country Preview: #6 Oregon, #5 Villanova, #4 Wisconsin And #3 Syracuse Oregon’s roster is overflowing with talent but everyone beyond top man Edward Cheserek is a question mark. With a veteran squad led by Aussie Patrick Tiernan, ‘Nova will look to land on the podium for the first time in 23 years.

LRC 2015 Men’s XC Preview: #10 Virginia, #9 Ole Miss, #8 Iona, #7 Oklahoma State Both OSU and Virginia underperformed at NCAAs last year but both will be back with a vengeance in 2015. The Cowboys could be dangerous with Craig Nowak (16th last year) and NCAA 1,500 champ Chad Noelle, while the Cavaliers are one of the deeper teams in America. The Rebels made a big step forward in making their first NCAA appearance, but they’ll be even better in 2015 with transfers MJ Erb and Ryan Manahan. Iona boasts another strong squad and will look for its 13th top-10 finish in the past 14 years.

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Hard To Believe, But It’s True

UVA trackLRC Investigates Defying His Drug Ban, Banned Doper Continues To Coach At UVA – Gets Honored By Coaches Association As Regional Coach Of The Year A person serving a doping ban is supposed to be forbidden from all track and field activity during that ban. Any athlete working with him or her is subject to their own ban. Yet in Charlottesville, VA, banned Olympian Martin Maric has been coaching collegians for more than year. Amazingly, the coaches association thought it was a good idea to honor him as the regional coach of the year.
*MB: UVA Coach Serving Doping Suspension

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LRC Women’s Pre-Season Rankings

New Mexico made it onto the podium last year for the first time ever by finishing third; the Lobos will try to climb two spots higher in 2015LRC 2015 Women’s XC Preview: #1 New Mexico And #2 Colorado Colorado adds a ton of reinforcements, including redshirts Carrie Verdon and Melanie Nun and stud freshmen Brianna Schwartz and Dani Jones. However, none of those additions can match New Mexico’s acquisition of Courtney Frerichs (13th last year for UMKC) and Scot Rhona Auckland. Auckland was top 20 at 2015 World XC in the pro race and could put the Lobos over the top in their quest for the program’s first national title.
*#3 Stanford And #4 Georgetown
*#5 Oregon And #6 Iowa State
*#7 Providence And #8 Michigan State
*#9 Michigan And #10 Arkansas

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