Quote Of The Day

– Former Nike pro and four-minute miler Ben Andrews talking about his experience racing against inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary in 2000. The 40+ year-old running club, started by Steve Prefontaine and later coached by Bill Dellinger and Dick Brown, includes 130 members who train daily and run races monthly in the prison yard.

BMW Berlin Marathon Kicks Off Abbott World Marathon Majors Sunday *Stream Info – 3AM ET; Tape Delay On TV At 1PM ET

LRCMen's Preview: Can Kipchoge Or E. Mutai Get The World Record? What About The Canadian Record? Will An American Break 2:10?

The world record is on everyone’s mind as Eliud Kipchoge (London champ) and Emmanuel Mutai (2:03:13 PR) square off. Plus is Geoffrey Mutai done? Can Reid Coolsaet get the 39-year-old Canadian record? Plus Berlin, not Chicago or New York, may have the most # of elite Americans this fall in Shadrack BiwottSean QuigleyMatt Llano and Gabe Proctor. More coverage in our Berlin special section.

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NCAA News *This Weekend’s NCAA Results

Jonah Koech and David Rudisha (photo from Koech's facebook page)LRC 2015 NCAA Men’s Individual Top 10 Preview: Can Anyone Beat King Cheserek? There is a heavy, heavy favorite but behind him it’s wide open. How many can Colorado put in the top 10? Does anyone have a chance Edward Cheserek? We’ve found a potential upset winner (pics included on the right) whom we bet you’ve never heard of.

Scott won her first NCAA individual title in MarchLRC 2015 NCAA Women’s Individual Top 10 Preview: Who Takes Over For Kate Avery? With no Kate Avery, the championship picture is wide open. Wisconsin junior Sarah Disanza is the top returner from a year ago but she’s far from a shoo-in as she’ll be pushed by British import Rhona Auckland (New Mexico) and NCAA track champs Dominique Scott (3k), Rhianwedd Price (1,500) and Molly Seidel (10k).

MB: What is your Early Season Individual NCAA Top 15

Syracuses Justyn KnightThis Weekend’s XC Preview: LRC Battle In Beantown & Roy Griak Invitational Headline The Season’s First Weekend That Actually Counts For Anything The women’s races are the most interesting this weekend, with No. 4 Georgetown and No. 8 Providence squaring off in Boston and No. 2 Iowa St. and No. 6 Michigan St. doing the same in Minnesota. The No. 3 Syracuse men run in Boston as well, while Stanford, Virginia and Oklahoma State all host home meets.

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LRCWTW: Craig Virgin's Insight On Drugs At Nike's Athletics West, RIP Niall O'Shaughnessy, Sarah Sumpter And Cameron Bean, And How Does Alan Webb Stack Up At Karaoke?

Last week, our sport lost three figures at way too young of an age, Craig Virgin talked about drugs at Nike's Athletics West, and the stars did some karaoke in NYC, which we compare to Alan Webb's retirement karaoke in NYC in 2014.


Study: Sitting For Long Stretches Of Time Is Also Bad For Kids After sitting for 3 hours, 9- to 12-year-old girls  showed “a profound reduction in vascular function.”

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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?