Week In Review

LRC WTW: Can An American Win Boston? Andres Arroyo Impresses, And It's OK To Race A Lot Less than a week before Monday's Boston Marathon, we examine American futility in Boston and ponder: Can Shalane Flanagan end the drought? Plus, we span the globe from Carlsbad, to Gainesville, to Prague, and look at women's running depth.

It's Almost Marathon Monday

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 run a marathon.

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

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

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

LRC World XC Photo Gallery

US Elite/NCAA News

London Loses One: 2:19 Marathoner And RAK Half Marathon Champ (66:09) Lucy Kabuu Pulls Out Of London Marathon, Citing Lack Of Fitness

Upcoming Action On The Track And Roads

More From The Weekend

You Can Run World Champs In 2015 - Kind Of

Want To Run In The World Championships Marathon? Well, Starting In 2015, You Can According to the IAAF Council Meeting Notes from this weekend, starting at the 2015 Beijing World Championships, "Mass participation races for men and women to be held at the same time of the World Championships marathon races."

Weekend Track Results *Weekend College Track Schedule/Results *2013 Arcadia Invitational Results

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

  • Meet Eritrea's Teklemariam Medhin - LetsRun.com's Athlete Of The Week Teklemariam defied all odds to get bronze at World XC as only a month ago he had malaria and then had  to sleep on the floor of an airport for two days just before the race. If a US runner did this we'd rightly never hear the end of it, yet Teklemariam has received almost no publicity for the amazing feat.

Other News

Carlsbad Photo Gallery

The Amazing Leo Manzano Story (More In Our Week That Was)

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.

Oscar P News

In Case You Missed It: April Fools On LRC

Did you not visit on the April 1st? 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

2,000+ World Cross-Country Photos Now Up

Thank you, Mike Scott.

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.

Usain Bolt Does The Harlem Shake

Beautiful People: NCAA Banquet Photos (Click On Photo)

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