The Virgin London Marathon - The World's Most Competitive - Is Sunday *TV/Internet Viewing Info (Race is 9:00 am in London - 4:00 am ET, 1:00 Am Pacific) *Elite Entries

London Men's Preview
LRC The Greatest Men's Marathon Field Ever The running world keeps on running Sunday on the grandest scale at the Virgin London Marathon that features what we are calling the strongest men's marathon field ever. In it you've got the course record holders at the World Marathon Majors (including the WR holder and fastest marathoner ever) all in their prime squaring off versus the Olympic champ. Spread the word as we break down the field.


Note: In terms of Boston, we didn't find it appropriate to cover the race last week due to the tragic attacks. We plan on covering it one week after the fact. The runners will get the attention they deserve here on Tuesday.

Non-London Road Action

Previous London News

Bolt Will Definitely Be At London Anniversary Games

Yohan Blake Out For Up To 6 Weeks With Hamstring Injury The injury occurred during the UTech Classic meet where Blake DNFed, grabbing his right hamstring.

The 117th Boston Marathon *Top 25 Results *Boston Photos *Boston Pre-Race Photos

LRC Top 25 Boston Results: Rita Jeptoo And Lelisa Desisa Win The action was exciting as Portugal's Anna Dulce Felix was reeled in after having a 1+ minute lead at 35k. The men's race ended up being a 3-way sprint for home between Gebre Gebremariam, debutante Micah Kogo, and Desisa. Shalane Flanagan and Jason Hartmann led the American charge with 4th-place finishes. The American men, thanks to Daniel Tapia and Craig Leon, place 3 in the top 10!

Race Recaps/News:

We Hope You Read Our Preview As We Nailed Both Races Perfectly And Told You "If you read one piece all year here, this is the one you have to read."

LRC 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.

LRC World XC Photo Gallery

RIP in Sean Collier *One Fund Boston Charity

Weekend Track Action *All College Weekend Meet Info/Results *Oregon Vs Arkansas Dual Live Stream Sat. From 3PM ET To 6:15PM ET

Mt. Sac: Brenda Martinez 4:04, Ben True/Patrick Casey 3:40, Will Leer 13:21, Abbey D'Agostino 15:11, Shalaya Kipp 9:52 Steeple True had the fastest 1500 of the day with 3:40.07 beating out Casey's 3:40.27 from heat 1. Behind Casey 6 more were sub 3:42.
*Updated Mt. Sac Heat Sheets Morgan Uceny and Anna Willard in the 800, Duane Solomon vs Charles Jock, Eric Sowinski and Cas Loxsom in men's 800, Ashton Eaton and Jason Richardson in 110H.
Abbey D 15:11.35 at Mt. Sac!!
*Will Leer!! 13:21 5k!!! gotta love the guy!
*Holy smokes!!! Brenda Martinez 404 1500 @ Mt. Sac!!!
*Laura Hollander Back!!!

Oregon Relays:
Ken Goe Recaps Distance Action At Oregon Relays: Julia Lucas Wins The 1500 (4:16); Andrew Wheating Wins The 800 (1:49) Hassan Mead won the 1500 (3:41.03), Japan's Tsuyoshi Ugachi won the 5k over Ben Blankenship in 13:56.95 as Oregon's Parker Stinson was 3rd (13:59.83). Jordan Hasay and Bridget Franek ran the 5000 together as a controlled effort in 16:01.
*Live Results *Meet Schedule *Photos
* Live Stream Of Oregon Vs Arkansas Men's Dual Starts Saturday From 3PM ET To 6:15PM ET

Kansas Relays:
Today: Leo Manzano, Nick Symmonds, Peter Van Der Westhuizen, Ciaran O’Lionard And A.J. Acosta In Glenn Cunningham Mile

Kenya's World Youth Steeplechase Champ Norah Jeruto Wins At Kenya Secondary Schools Champs With A 10:11
*MileSplit Weekend HS Coverage: Ben Saarel Wins Mt. Sac Relays Mile In 4:08.55
*DyeStat Oregon Relays Coverage/Live Results
*HS Stream: RunnerSpace Oregon Relays Free Live Webcast Starts At 1PM ET On Saturday

Sprint News/Upcoming Track Action

The Horror In Boston *Channel 7 News Update (Video) *Video Of Explosion *CNN Photos (Warning: Some Intense Images) *Boston Race Photos

Eventually, they get caught Did USADA waste its time?

MB: 2004 Olympic 200 Champ Shawn Crawford Gets 2-Year Doping Ban It's not a surprise that Crawford, who worked with Trevor Graham but was never busted, is now out for 2 years for missing 3 drug tests. However, Crawford supposedly retired last year. Crawford should have notified USADA so as not to blemish his record and then USADA wouldn't have to waste its resources on this.*WADA Statement *More

Non Boston/London News

Previous Boston Bombing News

International News

Previous Boston Bombing News

Blue Collar/ Inspirational Runner of the Week

LRC Meet Conner Paez: "Please don’t cut off my leg. Please just don’t amputate my leg. I can't lose my leg. I need to run" Two years ago Conner Paez was on top of the world as a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania (8:16, 14:18). Then his life turned in a second as he was broadsided by a car while on his motor bike. The injuries were bad, very bad. He almost lost his leg, then some toes. Doctors told him he'd never compete again. What's he doing this weekend? Competing again.


US News

MB Haile Gebrselassie: Happy 40th Birthday!

On 40th BDay - Haile Recaps His 5 Favorite Races And His Biggest Racing Regret Haile's favorite race? The Sydney 10k. His one regret? No Olympic gold in the marathon.
*10 Of Haile's Greatest Races

More Athletics Kenya Voting Problems

After Being Postponed 5 Times, How Can They Still Be Shocked? Voters "Shocked" As Athletics Kenya Elections Were Stopped Yet Again A court order temporarily stopped AK from holding its elections.

Boston Marathon Race Photos

Cycling News: Who Is Dirtier, Lance Or The UCI?

2013 BAA Mile And 5,000 Photos

Non-Boston News

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

Carlsbad Photo Gallery

In Case You Missed It: April Fools On LRC

Did you not visit on the April 1st?'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.

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