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2013 Drake Relays *Results *Friday's Complete Results *Saturday Drake Photos

Saturday: Queen Harrison Upsets Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells And Lolo To Take Home $25k, Nick Willis Wins Mile AP Zusana Hejnova won the 400m hurdles with a world leader, Reese Hoffa had a world leader and Nick Willis won the mile by over 3 seconds, plus Bjorn Otto won the stacked pole vault. *IAAF Recap
*Lolo Jones Says She's Ready For "Twitter Attacks" After Her 4th Place Finish At Drake "I can take away some positives, but I feel like people will automatically attack me and turn it into something negative."
After Finishing 4th, Hometown Hero Lolo Jones May Skip Future Drake Relays For "Sanity's Sake"
*Father To Be (And 30-Year-Old) Nick Willis To Run Shanghai, Pre And NY But Not Run In Europe Before Worlds
*HS: Josh Evans Runs 4:10.86 1,600 For Iowa State Record

On The Boards: Nick Willis Dominates Drake: 3:55.7 Pumps Up Crowd!

Friday: LRC Wow: Jenny Simpson Impresses With Drake Relays Record And World Lead In 1,500 They say the sequel rarely lives up to the original. Well, that wasn't true Friday night in Des Moines as Jenny Simpson's first race since her reunion with Mark Wetmore was simply SENSATIONAL. Mary Cain was way back but got a new HS record.
*MB: Tim Hutchens (sic) on Jenny Simpson "The World Champion is Back."
*MB: Morgan Uceny adidas 4:17.71
*MB: Official 2013 Drake 1500 Thread

Rest Of Friday's Pro Action: A Stunner In the 110 Hurdles, Jenn Suhr Loses, Jeremy Wariner Loses, Brittney Reese Wins All 3 of the Olympic 110 hurdlers were running for $25,000. None of them won as Andrew Riley pulled a stunner. Brittney Reese was very clutch.
Aries Merritt Partially Blames Drake Loss On Wind As He's "Really Thin" And The Headwind Hurts Him More Than A "Muscular Guy" Like Riley
*IAAF Recap: Simpson And Cuba's Yarisley Silva Shine
*Quotes From Friday's Stars Simpson was pumped as her grandpa was a Drake grad.

More: Des Moines Register Coverage:
*1,500: Iowa Native Simpson Sets Stadium Record
*Huge 110H Upset
Recap Of Friday's Highlights

The NFL Gets A Discus Thrower

*UK Discus Record Holder And Olympian Lawrence Okoye Decides To Quit Track And Signs With The San Francisco 49ers As An Undrafted Free Agent He's never played football before, but did well in the Combine with 4.78 seconds in the 40 yards, 35 inches in the vertical jump and 125 inches in the broad jump.
*Okoye: "I realise it's going to be a ridiculously tough process. I will have to work even harder than everyone else, I have a lot to catch up on."

Admin News

What's Next For Shalane Flanagan And Kara Goucher? Schumacher Doesn't Know (But They Want To Do Some Sort Of Track Season)

Register Guard Looks At 3 Ducks Who Are Juggling 4 X 100 Duty And Football

The BBC Looks Back At The Horrific Systematic Doping Of East Germany

Countries Start To Name Their Marathon Squads For 2013 World Champs

Boston Charity Updates *One Fund Boston Site

US Road Mile Championships *Results/Full Race Videos

Garrett Heath And Kate Grace Win US Road Mile Championships As 1,500 Medallists Manzano And Rowbury Struggle Heath won with 4:02.79 over Jeff See (4:02.91), Leo Manzano (4:03.59) and Craig Miller (4:03.60); Miles Batty was 6th (4:04.53). Grace won with 4:43.02, outkicking Sara Hall (4:43.61) and defending champ Heather Kampf (4:43.69). Shannon Rowbury was back in 6th (4:45.39).
*Post-Race Video Interviews

We Celebrate The 2013 Boston Marathon's Pro Race A Week After The Fact *Top 25 Results *Boston Photos *Boston Pre-Race Photos

Women's Race Recap & Analysis
The Seven-Year Itch Is Met: Rita Jeptoo Closes Hard To Win Her Second Title Hometown favorite Shalane Flanagan closed hard but not fast enough to give the US its first win since 1985.

LRC Shalane Flanagan And Kara Goucher On The Beauty And Emotion Of The Boston Marathon Even before the bombings, emotions were running high for Goucher and Flanagan. We talk about their tears, the pro-American crowd and media, the incredile Joan Benoit Samuelson and even what Kara and Shalane do when there isn't time to go to the Porta Potty but a race you've trained a lifetime for is about to start.

The Virgin London Marathon - The World's Most Competitive - Was Sunday *Top Results LRC: Photo Gallery

Women's Race: LRC Priscah Jeptoo Finishes First In Women's London Marathon Marred By Wheelchair Collision Jeptoo was very special over the second half, but the race was marred by the fact that Olympic champ Tiki Gelana was wiped out from behind in a horrific collision with a wheelchair racer.
*Top Results LRC: Photo Gallery

More London: *
Video Of Wheelchair Collision
Good News:
Wheelchair Racers May Start Before Professional Women Next Year
Josh Cassidy (Wheelchair Racer Who Hit Gelana): "One of these years a woman is going to have a leg broken, a career ruined."
London Honors The Victims In Boston
Some Are Selling Boston Memorabilia On EBay And Giving Proceeds To Charity

Recommended Read: Paula Radcliffe And Her Husband Reflect On Her 2:15:25 Marathon WR, Which She Ran At London 10 Years Ago Her physio at the time, Gerard Hartmann, says she has the highest pain tolerance of anyone he'd ever worked with. "She would hurt me rather than me hurt her. She would actually break me down because I'd have to go so deep into the sinews, I would have to ice my thumbs afterwards I was in such pain."

Kansas Relays

Which Americans Can Go To Worlds?

Weekend Results On The Roads

Upcoming Action: Rudisha Will Open His Season Friday

Stanford Was Sunday *Women's Results *Men's Results

LRC Men's Results And Flash Recap Ben True's big season continued as he won the 5k, but the most improved American is Eric Jenkins, who came into the meet as a 14:04 guy but is now one of the 10 fastest collegians in history thanks to his 13:18! Chris Solinsky's comeback to relevance took a BIG step forward while Alan Webb's took somewhat of a hit.
Ashton Eaton Was 3rd In PV With 16 Feet, 3/4 Inch As His Fiance Brianne Theisen Won The HJ With 5-11-1/2
Brett Larner Looks At Japanese Weekend Results: Suguru Osako (27:38.31) And Yuki Sato (27:39.50) Go 2-3 And Come Up Just Short Of 27:35.09 NR At Payton Jordan Elsewhere at Oda Memorial Meet in Hiroshima, Kenya's Paul Tanui won the 5k in 13:16.57 as Martin Mathathi was 6th (13:41.80) and Yuki Kawauchi 18th (14:09.88).

Women's Results And Flash Recap The good news is Jordan Hasay is now one of the 5 fastest collegians in history. The bad news is she missed the "A" and "B" standards. The breakthrough of the night came from Jamie Cheever, who went from 9:51 to 9:29 in the steeple.
*MileSplit Weekend HS Coverage: At Payton Jordan, Elise Cranny Finished 3rd, Running The 3rd Fastest All-Time HS 1,500 At 4:15.07 The time is only behind the 4:10.77 by Mary Cain at Drake and Jordan Hasay's 4:14.50.

Stanford O The Message Boards:
Official Payton Jordan Updates Thread
MB: #3 AT HS 1500m-Elise Cranny at Payton Jordan
MB: Olympic Triathlon Champion Brownlee runs 28:32 for 10k at Stanford
MB: Alistair Brownlee running Stanford 10K
MB: Twin Robertsons

Penn Relays Ended Saturday

LRC Saturday American Women's 4 X 800 Record, Robby Andrews Kicks Too Soon, Emily Lipari Impresses And More It was a great final day at Penn. The American record got crushed in the 4 x 800, Big East XC champ Emily Lipari somehow won the 4 x 800 for Villanova, excitement in the USA vs. the World DMR, Oregon won the 4 x mile, Penn State the 4 x 800, and German Fernandez and Robby Andrews were in the mile that saw 3 4 US guys go sub-4 for the first time. In the USA vs. the World races, the US won everything but the DMR and women's 4 x 100. *IAAF Recap
*IU's Derek Drouin Breaks Stones's Stadium Record At Penn With 7 feet, 7 3/4 inches
*Jamaican Women Win Penn Relays 4 X 100, Anchored By Olympic Champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
*DyeStat Penn Relays High School Highlights
Jamaican HSers Do Well As They Won 4 Of The 6 Available Relays At Penn
Jamaican HSer Clive Pullen Wins Rare Penn Relays Double, Winning TJ The Year After He Won The LJ
* Recap Of American  4 X 800 Record
AP Recap Of 4 X 800 Record And USA Vs. The World
*Two Great Quotes From Emily Lipari And Cas Loxsom That Show The Passion Of Penn Lipari: "It's all about guts, and it's all about heart." Loxsom: "I heard all of those 'Nova fans with about 300 to go and said screw them."
*Villanova Women Somehow Upset Oregon In 4 X 800
*Jeff Demps Gets Traded He ran the 4 x 100 at Penn.
USATF Recap With Quotes From Athletes
Good Question: Why Are Drake And Penn The Same Weekend?

Penn On The Boards:

Previous Penn News *Results/Info

Experts: Don't Stretch Or Cool Down

2 Reviews & 1 Book Excerpt From John McDonnell: The Most Successful NCAA Coach In History

LRC Book Review By Former Hog Marlon Boykins: "Two Thumbs Up:" - "The book is full of insight into the hard-working, team-first ethos that made us such a successful." We had two people review the book, including the 1:47 man Boykins, who was at Arkansas at the pinnacle of its heyday. "It was a self-contained UBER-COMPETITIVE atmosphere ... the sprinters, jumpers and distance guys all trying to show which group reigned supreme ..."

Book Excerpt
The Legendary Story Of The 1989 Penn Relays DMR, Where 4 Kids From Arkansas, Texas And Missouri Beat 4 African Olympians And The Olympic 1,500m Champ The 1989 Mount St. Mary's Penn Relays DMR team featured 4 African Olympians, including 1988 Olympic 1,500m champ Peter Rono. John McDonnell's Arkansas squad featured 4 kids from Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. A legendary motivational speech by McDonnell and Joe Falcon on the anchor made for one of the great upsets in Penn Relays history. Read all about it in this excerpt from the new John McDonnell biography.

LRC Review #2 John McDonnell D2 Coach Torrey Olson We had Olson, who has an MFA in creative writing, give his take. "It's got a lot to offer anyone interested in an incredibly sustained passion for the both the sport and the profession."

International News

Oregon News

We Celebrate The 2013 Boston Marathon's Pro Race A Week After The Fact *Top 25 Results *Boston Photos *Boston Pre-Race Photos

Men's Race Recap & Analysis
2013 Boston Marathon Men's Race: Lelisa Desisa Wins 3-Way Kick For Title And Remains Undefeated At The 26.2 Distance The race ended up being a fan and promoter's dream - a 3-way kick between 3 big names for the title. Since the local CBS station went to commercial, we hype up the finish for you and ask if marathoning has a new #1 in Desisa. John Kellogg explains to you why the times were slow (2:10:22 FTW) and we point out how the slowest guy won the kick and just how special our predictions were. Plus Jason Hartmann (4th), Daniel Tapia (9th), Craig Leon (10th) and Rob Watson (11th) meant four North Americans in the top 11.

Long-Time Track And Field Official Tommy Meagher Reacts Heroically To Boston Marathon Bombings Many of you certainly recognize Meagher - who in many ways is the "face" of running in New England. He passed the guts test with flying colors.

LRC Visitor Will Brown Talks About The 2013 Boston Marathon Terrorist Attacks The 60-year-old marathoner was just 2.5 blocks away and says "it was the biggest sound" he'd ever heard - so loud he "thought it was possibly a plane crash."

The Virgin London Marathon *Top Results

Men's Race LRC Marathon Gods 1, Distance Runners 0: World And Course Record Attempts Disintegrated As Everyone Bonked After A Crazy-Fast First Half The totally loaded men's field tried to live up to hype as they went out on WR pace, but in the end it proved to be a destructive pace. Course record holder Emmanuel Mutai had a 28-second lead at 40km but ended up losing by 29 seconds as three different people had the lead in the last 4 miles. In the end, Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede was the winner.
LRC: What Happened to World Record Patrick Makau? He Didn't Stay With Leaders for 10k
*Top Results
Imagine if a in-form Ryan Hall had run London this year...
LRC: Photo Gallery

More London Men: *Side Stitch May Have Helped Kebede Come From Behind To Victory Independent
Mo Farah Will Run Full London Marathon In 2014
*Editorial: Half A Mo Better Than No Mo Telegraph

Hamburg: 2003 5,000 World Champ Eliud Kipchoge Wins Debut In 2:05:30 The fastest marathon of the weekend.

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

Field Event News

US Road Race News

Other Weekend Action: Japan HSer Runs 10.01; David Rudisha Is A DNS With The Flu

May 10th: 10 Olympic Champions And 14 World Champions On Start List For Doha Diamond League Meet Athletes competing include David Rudisha, Asbel Kiprop (1,500), Genzebe Dibaba (1,500), Allyson Felix vs. 2011 World champ Amantle Montsho and 2008 Olympic champ Christine Ohuruogu in the 400, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (200m), and Jesse Williams.

US Milers Getting Some Pub

Recommended Read Great Will Leer Profile: Move To Southern California Is Paying Off
*USATF Elite Athlete Spotlight - Garrett Heath He's getting his PhD from Stanford soon. One smart (and fast) dude.

The Week In Review

LRC No Boston Hat Unless It Has A Swoosh, The 2013 London Marathon, US 1,500 Stars Struggle, & How Do You Pronounce Tsegaye Kebede? This week we take a look at the struggles of the US 1,500 stars Manzano, Rowbury and Uceny, wonder if it's the year that Brenda Martinez and Will Leer break through, wonder if Abbey D will break 15:00, wonder what the name of the 2013 New York City marathon will be, explain to you why the men's times were so slow in London, tell you what Eliud Kipchoge, Paul Tergat and Haile G have in common, and lament the fact that Andrew Wheating can't wear a Boston cap unless it has a Nike swoosh on it. All of that and more including Usain Bolt the king and a HSer runs 8:46 in 15 mph winds.

Boston Marathon Bombers Were Going To Attack Times Square

US News

Upcoming Spring/Summer Action

Kenyan News

Recommended Read: IAAF Profile On Ethiopia's World Junior XC Champ Hagos Gebrhiwet, Who Is Being Referred To By Some As "The Next Kenenisa Bekele" The 12:47 5,000 man had a more difficult than usual East African "rags to riches" story as he had lost both this father and mother by the time he was 13 and actually quit running and school at one point to do farm work to provide for his 5 younger siblings.

Questions On The Boards

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.

Prince Harry And Richard Branson In London (Flash Gallery, More Coming)

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

Boston Marathon Race Photos

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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