The 117th Boston Marathon Is Monday *TV/ Internet Info (Free Internet Stream 9:30AM ET, Women's Start 9:32, Men 10:00 am eastern) *Boston Pre-Race Photos

2 ways to follow live besides the stream:
*Coveritlive coverage
*Live Boston Message Board Thread

Know What Will Happen in Boston
2013 Boston Marathon Preview: We Break Down The Field And Try To Make You Look Good At The Office On Monday If you read one piece all year here, this is the one you have to read. On Monday, everyone in the office will ask you what is going to happen and you'd better be able to sound like a running expert or your reputation will be ruined. Sadly, we say the American men have ZERO chance for victory and say don't expect Shalane to end the US drought that dates to 1985.

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.

Non-LRC Coverage:
Kara Goucher: "I know the course and I know my body. I would just say that anybody that's counting me out is going to have a surprise."
*GoodWeather For 2013 Boston Marathon After The Extreme Heat Of 2012: Says High 40's At The Start, Low 50's At Finish (For Elites) Flanagan: "I expect a hard run. I expect to die a thousand deaths. I don't know what to expect."
*5 Reasons The Boston Marathon Is Similar To The Masters (And 5 Reasons It’s Different)
*All-Time List Of Boston Marathon Winners In 1897 JJ McDermott won in 2:55:10. In 1972 Nina Kuscik won in 3:08:58.

More LRC Coverage:

Jason Hartmann Has Upped His Mileage And 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."
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."
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

Weekend Track Action *Collegiate Results Page By USTFCCCA

LRC Andrew Wheating 1:50.75 Season Opener *Wheating 2013 Debut!!

First Usain Bolt, Now Powell:
UTech Classic: Yohan Blake Pulls Up With Cramp As Kim Collins Wins 100m *Powell Hopes To Stay Healthy

2nd Day Of SA Senior Athletics Championships: Long Jumpers Steal Show In Stellenbosch
Johan Cronje (3:38.13) over Juan van Deventer (3:38.40) in 1,500 as Stephen Mokoka (13:25) wins 5,000.
*More On SA Champs

Recap Of Fourth National Bank Of Kenya/Athletics Kenya Track And Field Meeting At Thika Municipal Stadium

Previous Boston Coverage

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.

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

LRC World XC Photo Gallery

Sunday Morning Action *BAA 5k Results *5k Photo Gallery

Boston: BAA 5k: RRW: Kim Smith (15:16) And Dejen Gebremeskel (13:27) Win Aaron Braun was a strong second in 13:40 for the men and Molly Huddle third in 15:28 for the women. Link includes video interviews with Smith, Gebremeskel, Braun, Huddle and Aussie Brett Robinson.
*5k Photo Gallery
*Post Race Interviews

BAA Mile:
2013 BAA Mile: Brenda Martinez (4:51.4) Wins As Nick Willis Makes It Look Easy (4:03.3) Willis came in full of confidence as he'd already run a 3:34 this year - so confident that he was willing to sport pink shoes. Interviews with Martinez, Willis, Gabrielle Anderson and Donn Cabral.
*Post Race Interviews
*MB Thread
*Pre-Race: Nick Wills Moving On After Olympic Disappointment

Non Boston Weekend Action

Saturday: Andres Arroyo Does It Again!!! Andres Arroyo - 8:51.47, Brian Jäger Elite Classic
*Race Video *Video Interview
*MileSplit Weekend HS Coverage

International Track Action: Kirani James 400 WL, Merritt Over Gatlin

Boston Is Monday - Extensive (And Good) Boston Globe Coverage *TV/ Internet Info (Free Internet Steam 9:30AM ET) *Boston Pre-Race Photos

Recommended Read: Irish Examiner Devotes 2,500+ Words To Look Back At Great Career Of Sonia O'Sullivan O'Sullivan is full of praise for Kim McDonald. "He taught me confidence and to challenge people I'd have seen as better than me ... He made me believe I belonged and in that sense, I think it takes a long time to understand what you are doing. I'd be a lot more confident about things now than I was as an athlete."

Crazy But Interesting Thinking

Previous Boston News

Jason Hartmann 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

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 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?
* Why Kenyans Make Such Great Runners: A Story Of Genes And Cultures
*MB: How fast were your parents?

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