Drug News: Remember Those 17 Doping Cases The IAAF Mentioned? Expect Some To Be Russian

RR: Former US Paralympic Head Track Coach Works With Wounded Veterans Teaching Them How To Run/Walk Again On Prosthetics Good article on how running helps wounded veterans recover both mentally and physically. Includes a story of a former 47 second 400 runner who lost his legs and has now ran a marathon.

Bad News

Sunday Road Action *Carlsbad Top 10 Results *Carlsbad Photo Gallery

Carlsbad: LRC Gebremeskel 3-Peats And Gelete Burka Wins - Manzano Struggles Big-Time When you put one of the top track runners on the road, normally he wins and Gebremeskel did just that. Leo Manzano's much hyped 5k debut was a total disaster but the race also served as the return of 2011 Mo Farah slayer Ibrahim Jeilen. Will Leer and Brenda Martinez were the top Americans. *IAAF

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler:
Allen Kiprono Celebrates Too Early - Daniel Salel (46:06) And Caroline Rotich (52:46) Win Tight Races
*Janet Bawcom Sets US Record In Women-Only Race (53:28) To Capture USA Women's 10-Mile Championship 3-time US Olympian Jen Rhines returned to competition and was fifth in 54:54.

Shamrock Shuffle 8k: Asics Aggies Runner Phillip Reid Wins Chicago Shamrock Shuffle 8k In 23:08, Beating Out Hansons-Brooks Runner Jacob Riley (23:10) Lisa Uhl won the women's race in 25:54 over Hansons-Brooks runners Melissa White and Dot McMahan. This race also served as the USATF National Club Team 8k Championships, which was won by Hansons-Brooks on both the men's and women's side.

Paris Marathon:
Kenyan Peter Some Is Surprise Winner, Setting A 3-Minute-Plus PR In 2:05:38 Over Tadese Tola (2:06:33) And Eric Ndiema (2:06:34) (updated) 2:04 man Abraham Girma was way back in 8th (2:08:19) as US's Jeffrey Eggleston was 17th in 2:14:57. Ethiopian Boru Feyse Tadese won the woman's race in a new CR of 2:21:06. *Deeper Results
*OTB: Paris Marathon Live Thread

More Weekend Action

Berlin Half: Kenya's Jacob Kendagor Wins Berlin Half Marathon In 59:36 With Silas Kipruto 2nd (1:00:12) And Victor Kipchirchir 3rd (1:00:27) Helah Kiprop won the women's race in 1:07:53 over Philes Ongori (1:08:01).
*JapanRunning News Looks At Japan Distance Runners' Weekend Road Performances Mai Ito was 3rd at the Berlin Half in 1:10:00 as a tune-up for the London Marathon in 2 weeks.
*24-Year-Old Man Died During Berlin Half The amateur runner collapsed shortly before the finish line and died later in the hospital.

Go! St. Louis Half:
Aaron Braun (1:03:13) And World XC Team Member Mattie Suver (1:12:22) Win Titles At Go! St. Louis Half Marathon (updated article) Jordan Chipangama was 2nd in the men's race with 1:03:22 while Suver beat out Tera Moody by 12 seconds. *Full Half Results

Cooper River Bridge Run 10K: Kenya's Simon Ndirangu Wins In 28:05 With Julius Kogo (28:49) And Bobby Mack (28:50) A Distant 2nd And 3rd In the women's race, World XC 2nd placer Hiwott Ayalew won in 32:18, beating Ogla Kimaiyo by 2 seconds.

More From Prague Half (See Full Coverage Below): Good Read: After A Long Time Away, Kenya's 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Isabella Ochichi Returns To Competition At The Prague Half Marathon With A 69:21 For 3rd (updated with audio interview) "In 2011, I can remember thinking that I needed to go back to competitive running even though the doctors said no. I felt my body smiling and I knew I had to try. I love running."

Other: 91-Year-Old Sets World Half Marathon Record At 3 Hours, 3 Minutes And 56 Seconds Apparently there was no previous record.

Saturday Action *Prague Top 10

Hervis Prague Half: Zersenay Tadese Settles For Sprint Victory - Gladys Cherono Steals Show And Becomes 12th-Fastest Woman In History At 66:48 A €100,000 WR bonus was no match for Mother Nature as cold and wintry conditions kept the pace slow from the start and Tadese was feeling ill.
Flash Recap: World Record Attempt Never Materializes *IAAF Recap *Race Press Release
*Pre-Race: After Excelling In "End Of Road" Fartlek Workout, Philemon Limo Feels As If He's Ready This article talks about the "End of the Road" fartlek, which LetsRun witnessed in 2011 where 400+ Kenyans are narrowed down to a handful.

Saturday Track Action In Melbourne *Melbourne Results

Melbourne: Mid-D & Distance Results: World XC Japhet Korir Crushes Everyone In 5,000 And Gets Easy Victory

*Overall Meet Recap: *Rutherford (8.10) Wins Battle Of Long Jump Gold And Silver Medalists
*IAAF: Ryan Gregson's Early Demise In 5,000 A Surprise
*The Australian: Spearmon Wins 200 - Says He May Move Uo To 400 This Year At MJ's Request "Michael Johnson says I can run the 400, my Dad, my family, so I might as well try it," said Spearmon, who won the 200 (20.79 into a 1.3 wind) but couldn't come back and win the 100, as he was 4th in 10.29.

Friday: Eunice Sum Beats 2008 Olympic Champ Nancy Langat In 1,500 In Kenya Langat is the poster child of competing versus times as she's never broken 4:00.

No Hall, No Meb, No Mosop - Who's Left?

LRC Meb Keflezighi Withdraws From 2013 Boston Marathon With Injury
*MB: Meb just dropped out of Boston

Is Another HS Sub-4:00 On The Horizon?

LRC Andres Arroyo: Florida Prep Runs 1:47.79 For 800 Meters - Becomes US #7 #6 All-Time The question now is can Arroyo, who ran a solo 4:04 a few weeks ago and now sits right behind Alan Webb on the US HS 800 list, break 4? Amazingly, he was 7th to last at World XC a few weeks ago as well.

LRC USC's Bryshon Nellum Runs World-Leading 45.54 At 2013 Florida Relays

World XC: Medhin Is LetsRun's Athlete Of The Week

That Pre Thing

Recommended Read: "That Pre Thing": Steve Prefontaine Was Far From The Fastest Or Most Decorated American Distance Runner Ever, So Why More Than 30 Years After His Death Does He Still Matter? This is another great article by Michael Heald, the author of "It Should Be Mathematical," the three-part article on Ian Dobson and Julia Lucas at the Trials, which was the LetsRun QOD in the summer. Heald goes to Coos Bay, Oregon for the Prefontaine Memorial Run, connecting with family and friends of Pre and also conducts interviews with Pat Tyson and Nick Symmonds.

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Learn From The Pros

LRC Ten Training Tips From Bernard Lagat, Dathan Ritzenhein And Abdi Abdirahman The American men took center stage at the NYC Half on Thursday. You can watch video interviews with the top American men (Lagat here, Ritz here and Abdi here) and we will have more on their race preparations on Friday, but in the meantime we compiled ten training tips from Bernard, Dathan, and Abdi that you can use in your own training.

Carlsbad Photo Gallery

Sprinting/Random News

Shameful: Disgraced Hungarian Discus Thrower Robert Fazekas Sues Canadian Supplement Company, Blaming Them For Positive Test That Kicked Him Out Of London 2012 Previously, Fazeka was stripped of his 2004 gold medal for not giving enough of a urine sample, claiming he was "deeply religious" and "had difficulty urinating in front of other people." His coach Adrian Annus, who is also part of the lawsuit, was also stripped of the gold medal he previously won when his urine samples showed evidence of belonging to different people. What a team.

JK Is A Genius II

We Couldn't Make This Up If We Tried
LRC Organizers Re-Measure 2013 World Cross-Country Course And It Matches Up Almost Exactly With John Kellogg's Estimation

Week That Was

LRC Flanagan Shows Her Cards, Alisha Williams Continues Her Climb To The Top, Kara Goucher And FGCU, And More Shalane Flanagan showed she's ready for the Boston marathon while Kara Goucher keeps improving. We ponder who has improved the most - Alisha Williams or Chelsea Reilly. Plus LRC educating journalists in Africa.

April Fools

Did you not visit on the first? LetsRun.com's 2013 April Fool Page Is Here
MB: *April fools page too obvious *What was your favorite April Fools 2013 headline
*Capital FM April Fools Joke On WMM Cutting Prize Money For Kenyans Fooled Many Causing Outrage On Social Media

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Thank you, Mike Scott.

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