Quote Of The Day

"I know there is a thing (lot of attention) for first American and all that, but how is being first American if you are getting ninth place anything to glorify? You are still getting ninth place."

- Fernando Cabada talking about his goals for the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday. Cabada is hoping for top 5 and thinks if he ran the race of his life he could be top 3.

The 117th Boston Marathon Is Almost Here (9:30AM ET Mon. Live For Free) *Boston Pre-Race Photos

He Stayed Up To 5AM Writing This, So Hopefully It's Good:
LRC Elite Media Day At The 2013 Boston Marathon: Trying To Get The Inside Scoop On The Leading Ethiopian And Kenyan Contenders Rojo thinks he's got some inside scoop on who is the man to beat. It's a shame betting isn't allowed. How will the 6th fastest 10,000 man in history, Micah Kogo, do in his debut? Is Lelisa Desisa the marathon's newest young star? Is relative unknown Dickson Chumba really the man to beat or is he not in top shape as he claims? And what about 2010 champ Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot? Plus let's not forget defending champ Wesley Korir.

Reuters On Defending Champ Wesley Korir: Kenyan Lawmaker Faces Fast Field In Boston Marathon

Gebre Gebremariam Hopes Third Time The Charm At 2013 Boston Marathon

Nearly All Of The Kenyans Were Talking About This In Boston: Floods Sweep Athletes Out Of Kenyan Training Venues - Dirt Stadium Unusable

An Awesome/Tearful Read About The Power Of True Love
Six Years Ago, Colombian Yolanda Caballero Was Only A Jogger; Now She's A 2:26 Marathoner Trying To Persevere After Losing The Man Who Romanced Her And Turned Her Into A Star She lost her beloved husband and coach to a totally unexpected death at age 44.

Did You Have To Work On Friday And Miss The Press Conference? LRC
Archived  BAA Teleconference With Nick Willis, Kim Smith, Ben Bruce And Gabrielle Anderson They are going to talk about Sunday's Invitational miles and 5ks as well as the BAA $100,000 distance medley challenge. If you miss it live, you can watch it taped.

Boston Isn't The Only Marathon This Weekend:
Rotterdam Preview: Ethiopian Favourite Getu Feleke Wants 2:04:27 Course Record And Weather Should Be Good

Paula Radcliffe Is Happy Her INCREDIBLE 2:15:25 WR Is About To Turn 10 Years Old - Hopes It Lasts Longer

Previous Boston News *Live Stream Monday @ 9:30 AM ET

HS News: MileSplit Updated 2013 World Youth Championships Prospects-April 10th Report
*adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile/100 Announce Some Of The First Invites

More Boston News

Some Interesting International Track 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

LRC World XC Photo Gallery

The Americans Meet The Media Before Boston *Boston Pre-Race Photos

Fernando Cabada Hoping For Race Of His Life And Top Five Showing At 2013 Boston Marathon We caught up with a more mature Fernando Cabada, who isn't ruling out a top-3 showing.
*ESPN: Time Is Right For Fernando Cabada - Former U.S. Olympic Hopeful Is Ready To Show Running World His Evolved Self

Jason Hartmann Has Upped His Mileage But Talks To LetsRun Before The 2013 Boston Marathon "I'll try to run as hard as I can and allow other people to beat themselves."
*RRW Jason Hartmann Remains Confident In What May Be His Final Elite Race
*Boston Herald: Hartmann Closing In On Retirement: "I don't know how much longer I'll be in this sport."


Great Watch
Goucher Goes 1-On-1 On Local CBS TV And Talks About Her Near Miss At First Boston

ESPNW: Boston Brings Shalane Flanagan Full Circle

Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce Talks Prior To 2013 Boston Marathon "I feel like things are kind of right where they want to be and we'll see where 'Lady Marathon Luck' is on Monday."

Cancer Survivor And Mom Hoping To PR

Good, Bad And Awful Injury News

We Didn't Realize This Was Controversial

Kenyan Columnist Is VERY Upset With Atlantic.com Article Saying Kenyan Distance Success Is Due To Genetics "There exists a system of knowledge, institutional infrastructure, and people that created and sustain Kenyans running dominance." Our response. Of course genetics play a role. Genetics play a big role in the NBA where the avg. height is 6'7" - nothing wrong with saying that. If genetics aren't big, then why are so many of a single tribe so good?
*Atlantic.com: Why Kenyans Make Such Great Runners: A Story Of Genes And Cultures
*MB: How fast were your parents?

This Weekend *Vienna Live Stream Sun. @ 3AM ET *Aussie Champs Live Stream On Sat./Sun.

More On 2016 Trials

The Fields For This Season's Top Track Meets Are Starting To Take Shape

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.

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

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

Mo And Galen (And The UK Press), You'll Want To Read This (aka Here's A Headline For The UK Tabloids)

LRC Dejen Gebremeskel Tells LetsRun He Wants To Try 10,000/5,000 Double At Moscow World Champs He also reveals that he views his compatriot Hagos Gebrhiwet and not Mo Farah as the biggest threat. *Discuss

Boston Pre-Race Photos (Vienna Marathon, Haile G Meeting The President Photos Here)

Oscar P News

*Oscar Pistorius' Family Say He's Been Coming Out Of "Isolation" And "Interacting With People," Including Some Who Were Close To Reeva Steenkamp USA Today
*Oscar Pistorious Book Already In The Works It will be published shortly after the trial.

Armstrong Sold His Estate To Help Pay For His Huge Legal Bills As He Faces Multiple Lawsuits; Has Hired Attorneys In 3 US Time Zones And GB And yet another lie Lance told - back in 2008 he told his kids, "You will graduate from high school in this house. I promise. Dad's not moving again."

The Wall Street Journal Investigates What You've Been Talking About For Years

Update: Good Read: Ross Tucker From Science Of The Sport Chimes In On The Thyroid Debate And Comments On The WSJ Article

The WSJ Takes A Look At The Endocrinologist To Athletes Who Have Won 15 Gold Medals
What do Carl Lewis, Galen Rupp and Ryan Hall all have in common? Thyroid medication.

LRC Analysis 
Hypothyroidism, The Wall Street Journal, Jos Hermens, Mo Farah, Galen Rupp And The Olympics link fixed
*Discuss: Wall St Journal looks at Houston Doc who treats Rupp, other thyroid users

Reading About Running

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.

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.

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.

Beautiful People: NCAA Banquet Photos (Click On Photo)

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