Pre Classic Men's Events *Friday Full Results *Saturday Full Results *Individual Event Results *Friday Photo Gallery *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

IAAF Full Meet Recap: Mutaz Essa Barshim cleared 7-10 1/2 HJ - the highest since 2000. LaShawn Merritt stunned Kirani James in 400.
Oregonian: Mutaz Essa Barshim jumps 7-10 1/2, the highest bar anyone has cleared in 13 years

Men's 5,000: Mo Farah Is Beaten By Edwin Soi As Galen Rupp Finishes Sixth Dathan Ritzenhein ran the 2nd-fastest time of his career and Chris Derrick almost took top American-born honors but Galen Rupp's pride enabled him to mow them down in the last 100m.
Oregonian: Edwin Cheruiyot Soi hands Mo Farah his first loss in an outdoor final in almost two years at the Pre Classic www.oregonlive

Bowerman Mile: Silas Kiplagat Steals The Race From Asbel Kiprop At The Line As 10 Guys Run 3:51 Or Faster Matthew Centrowitz and Lopez Lomong both ran 3:51 but wanted more as it's never fun to finish 9th and 10th.

Men's Steeple: Conseslus Kipruto Survives Ezekiel Kemboi's Shove; Evan Jager 8:08 The men's steeple had everybody, including a mouth-watering dual between the future (Kipruto) and present rulers (Kemboi), that more than lived up to the hype. Evan Jager was right there until the last 250.

LRC Men's 800: Mohammed Aman Dominates As Nick Symmonds Debuts In Third An encouraging race for both Aman and Symmonds, who are dreaming of gold in Moscow.

Friday Night:
RRW/LRC Rabbits Falter, Kenenisa Bekele Outkicks Merga For 27:12 Win The 13:18 first 5k never materialized. In the end, Bekele was better than everyone else over the last 200 but he's got some work to do to scare Mo Farah.

Men's International Mile:
LRC James Magut Wins, No HS Sub-4 As Will Leer Gets Top American Honors, As Andrew Wheating Runs "Scared" It was a little windy and the times disappointed, but the post-race interviews with Leer, Wheating and Montoya certainly didn't as they were full of insight.

Men's National 1,500:
LRC Men's National 1,500: Garrett Heath Wins, Chris Solinsky's Lacking Speed And Alan Webb Struggles But Is Happy Garrett Heath got the win, but our focus in what was basically the "C" heat was firmly on the two Olympians and American record holders (one former, one current) in Webb and Solinsky. Neither ran fast. Webb was next-to-last in 3:45, but even more stunning than that time was the fact that the famously impatient Webb, who is on his fourth coach in four years, was very upbeat afterwards. *Alan Webb Interview

Outside Coverage:
IAAF Recap Of Day 1: Russia's Aleksandr Menkov's 8.39 Is Best LJ Since 2011
*Oregonian: Brisk headwind on the back straight plays havoc with men's mid-distances races at the Pre Classic
*Olympic Bronze Medalist Hansle Parchment Wins Prefontaine 110H In Jamaican NR OF 13.05
Oregonian: Kenenisa Bekele wins 10,000 meters; records fall in other events
*AP Recap Of Pre Distance Night

Late Night Pre Threads:
Live Pre Results And Discussion Kenenisa Bekele got the win in the 10k with a 56-second last lap.
Link To Results, Webb 3:45, Solinsky 3:42, Bumb 3:40
Montoya 4:01

Friday Pre On The Boards:
Farah overrules Salazar on Pre race selection Ken Goe of the Oregonian has the story here.
Let's Hear It: Rupp Prefontaine Predictions
None Of This Farah Maneuvering Makes Sense

Mo Farah Switches From 10k To 5k; David Rudisha Out Of 800 Bad news for distance fans as Farah has pulled out of Friday's 10k against Kenenisa Bekele (as was originally rumored here on Wednesday shortly after the annoucement for Bekele's request for pacing to a 13:18 first 5k) and will instead race the 5,000 against Galen Rupp and Bernard Lagat (still a good matchup). Rudisha has pulled out of the meet with a bone bruise.
*MB: Farah out *None Of This Farah Maneuvering Makes Sense
*Meet Director Tom Jordan: "It's just when you are going 26 laps against the world's best you want to be at the top of your game."

LRC 2013 Pre Classic Distance Night Preview: Farah Vs. Bekele At 10,000, Ajee' Wilson Gets Snubbed, Alan Webb Returns To The 1,500, And More The Pre meet has so much high quality distance action it gets spread out over two days. First up is Friday's action which may have a dream matchup of Farah vs. has Bekele at 10k. US junior phenom Ajee' Wilson got totally snubbed, Alan Webb is back, and Andrew Wheating is running the "B" race.
*Chris Solinsky And Galen Rupp Talk To Ken Goe Ahead Of Their Races At The Prefontaine Classic Solinsky is hoping to take another step in the right direction: "I've been doing a lot of 5k training, a lot of strength stuff. I have no idea of what to expect. The nice part about this not being my primary event is that I'll have the freedom to get after it and make aggressive decisions."

Pre Classic 10k On Friday Night Will Be Paced To A 13:18 First 5k As Requested By Kenenisa Bekele Bekele's WR is 26:17.53; Mo Farah's PR is 26:46 from the Pre two years ago.
*MB: Bekele request 13:18 first 5,000m pace at Pre 2013

High Schooler Bernie Montoya Entered In International Mile At Pre And Going For Sub-4 He was 4th in the adidas Dream Mile last weekend with 4:05.65. Why isn't Ben Saarel in this?

Wow: Pregnant 44-Year-Old Woman Wins Mt. Everest Marathon She ran the high-altitude course in 6:02. Her husband and son tried to convince her not to do it.

US News: Teg Does The Marathon?

Olympic News

Previous Pre Classic News

Other Upcoming Action

2013 Pre Classic Is Friday/Saturday

Lance Armstrong In The News

Post-Boston Marathon

UK News

adidas GP Men's Distance Recap (Rest Of Meet In Middle Column) *Results *LRC Winners Photo Gallery *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

LRC Men's 800 Even Rain Can't Stop David Rudisha; A Fall Robs Erik Sowinski Of Another Great Finish David Rudisha won as expected and Erik Sowsinki's good form continued as Robby Andrews still is searching for the breakthrough.
Recommended Read:
NY Times Writes Feature On Colm O'Connell And David Rudisha: Improbably, Missionary's Work Is To Mentor Kenyan Stars
*MB: Rudisha's SECRET revealed: time operates differently for him!
*Brit Andrew Osagie Wins Race For 2nd Behind Rudisha In 800m

Men's 5k
Hagos Gebrhiwet Establishes Himself As Mo Farah's Biggest Rival, Ben True Runs Well American Ben True's fine 2013 continued with a 4th place finish ahead of Dejen Gebremeskel.
*RRW Distance Recap: Rudisha Cruises Despite Conditions, Gebrhiwet, Aregawi, Frazier And Saarel Win

Dream Mile/100: DyeStat Dream Race Coverage: Ben Saarel Closes Last Lap In 56 To Win In 4:02.72; Edward Cheserek Was 3rd In 4:05.36, Andres Arroyo 8th (4:08.41) In the girl's dream mile, Wesley Frazier won in 4:39.17. Cameron Burrell won the boy's Dream 100 (10.40) and Ky Westbrook won the girl's race in 11.52.
*Duke Recruits Go 1-2-3 In New York DL HS Girls' Mile
*On The Boards: BEN SAAREL 4:02.78!!! *Andres Arroyo O U C H *Boy's Mile Race Video *Girl's Mile Race Video

LRC Post-Race Interviews: Men: *David Rudisha *Leo Manzano (talks about no Nike deal) *Ben True *Robby Andrews (might run 800 at USAs) *Erik Sowinski After Fall *Ibrahim Jeilan
HS: *Ben Saarel Dream Mile Winner *Bernie Montoya *Andres Arroyo

For Those Who Don't Think Genes Matter:
HSer Cameron Burrell Wins adidas Dream 100 On The Same Track His Dad Leroy Set The WR At 9.91, Beating Carl Lewis In 1991 Burrell's father is a former WR holder and a 4 x 100 gold medalist from the 1992 Olympics. His mom also won a gold medal in the '92 Games running the heats of the 4 x 100. Yeah, good genetics matter.

Regionals *NCAA D1 Regionals Results *DII Results *DIII Results *NCAA Confirms Final Entries For Nationals

Great CityGames In Manchester, England; Kenyan Police Champs

Police Investigation Into Oscar P Murder Trial Won't Be Completed Until August His June 4th court appearance is expected to only take 10 minutes and be nothing more than a postponement.

Other US News

2011 Javelin World Champion Matthias de Zordo Won't Defend His Title In Moscow Due To A Torn Achilles Tendon

Previous Regional News

World Champ Trying To Get Back, Olympic Champ Diversifying?

Distance News

UK News

Next Weekend's Pre Men's Mile Will Have It All

Better Than The Olympics: 2013 Bowerman Mile At Pre Classic Will Feature A Totally Incredible Field You can't get a mile field better than this as it features Makhloufi vs. Kiprop plus all of the other London finallists plus all of the world top 10 from 2012.
MB: Return of the Makh - Bowerman Mile startlist
MB: Makhloufi Running Bowerman Mile at Pre Classic

More News Of Note From Oregon:

Oregon's Elijah Greer Has Jettisoned The Self Doubt And Is Making A Statement

Al Sal Says He Wants Mary Cain To Get 5,000 "A" In Case She's Sick Or Gets Tripped In 1,500

Oregon's Chris Brewer Speaks For 1st Time About Crash That Nearly Killed Him & Molly Grabill
Brewer was on Oregon's 4 x 1 mile team at Penn. Grabill has missed the only season recovering from the horrific crash.

Kara Goucher's Next Race Will Be 10,000 At US Trials

Running Science

(In Case You Missed It Over the Weekend) Week #2 Of IAAF Season Is In The Books *Full Results *LRC Shanghai Photo Gallery (Videos In Race Recap Below) (Non-LRC Coverage Further Down Page)

LRC 2013 Shanghai Recap: Asbel Kiprop Pulls Off A Houdini Act, Do We Have A New King & Queen In The Men's Steeple And Women's 5,000? Asbel Kiprop amazed, a new phenom emerged in the men's steeple and perhaps as well in the women's 5,000 & Francine Niyonsaba dominated the women's 800. Plus lots of great sprint/field action with Kirani James, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jason Richardson, and Chinese hero, jumper Jinzhe Li.
*IAAF Full Meet Recap
LRC Shanghai Photo Gallery
MB: Official 2013 Shanghai Diamond League Discussion Thread

Sunday Road Results: Ryan Hall 2nd At Bay To Breakers

News From Kenya (A Deceased Phenom In The News)

2nd Anniversary Of Sammy Wanjiru's Tragic Death Passes - Mausoleum In His Honour Was Unveiled As His Lawyer Claims Agent Federico Rosa Has Stolen Money

Patrick Makau (2931) Loses To Peter Kirui (2915) At Administration Police Championships

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."

Pre Classic Women's Events *Friday Full Results *Saturday Full Results *Individual Event Results *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

LRC Women's 800: Mary Cain Breaks 2:00 As Francine Niyonsaba Dominates Niysonaba was fantastic and got a new meet record. Also running amazingliy was American Brenda Martinez, but both were overshadowed by the 17-year-old Cain.
Oregonian: Mary Cain shatters 31-year-old national high school record

Women's 5,000: Tirunesh Dibaba Survives A Scare From Mercy Cherono Dibaba won but boy did she have to work for it on the thrilling last lap. Kim Conley PRed to grab top American honors.

Women's 1,500: Hellen Obiri Wins In 3:58 As Treniere Moser And Sheila Reid Run 4:02 Alberto Salazar's magic continued as the 31-year-old Moser crushed her 2006 PR.

Friday Night: Women's 800: LRC
Phoebe Wright Gets The Win, Ajee Wilson's Winning Streak Comes To An End And Gabrielle Anderson PRs Wright ran 2:00.85 as Wilson was 3rd (2:01.24).

2013 Pre On The LRC Message Board *Post-Race Video Interviews Already Up

*Official 2013 Saturday Pre Classic Thread
*Derrick came this close to being the #2 American at Pre
*Pre:5000m, How fast was Soi's last 200m?

*Ode to Kim Gallagher who had HS 800 record for 30 + years
*Mary Cain has unfair advantages - so unfair - professional coach. best faciilities
*This is it folks - Mary Cain is the greatest high school distance runner we have ever seen
*Will Mary Cain be the only American with every A-standard in the 800m, 1500m, and 5000m?
*"You Wonder if the Virus is Taking a Little Out of Mo's Finish"
*Jager will break the AR for the SC at Pre

Non-Pre News Prefontaine Interviews (See All Interviews On The LRC YouTube Channel) YouTube Channel

Quote Of The Day Error

Yesterday we had Matt Tegankamp talking about his marathon debut as our QOD. However, we linked to the wrong article. We apologize for the error and you can see his quote with correct link on yesterday's homepage.

Friday Pre Photo Gallery

International Pro News

Study Finds No Difference In Efficiency Between Rearfoot And Forefoot Strike It even went as far as to say, "running with a [rearfoot] pattern might confer benefits."

Week In Review

LRC Desisa's Classy Move, Ben True Battles Jeilan, Manzano And Andrews Update, Natoye Goule Dominates, And Discus Love The adidas GP is in the books. We look back at the runs of Ben True, Leo Manzano and Robby Andrews. We've got some high jump and discus love, and of course some praise for ourselves and Natoye Goule. Plus, who the hell is El Hassan El Abassi? and the cursed Swarthmore meet.

Oregon Project News: Will Hasay Be Coached By Salazar?

LRC Mark Wetmore Is Going To Be A Very Happy Man: Ben Saarel Is A Special Talent co-founder Robert Johnson goes all out in his praise of Saarel, who closed in 55 to win the boys HS mile in NY in 4:02, as despite that speed, he's a 5k/10k guy. Unreal. Can you say sub-13:00 for 5,000 down the road?

RIP Former OSU Coach Berny Wagner

2013 NCAAs Are Next Week

Updated: Now 160+ Photos 2013 adidas Grand Prix Winners Photo Gallery

Despite Recent Injury, 2-Time Defending World Marathon Champ Abel Kirui Included In Kenya's Provisional Team For Moscow World Champs We don't see why he wouldn't be included since he gets a free wild card spot as the defending champ. Women provisionally named include Edna Kiplagat, London Marathon winner Prisca Jeptoo and Lucy Kabuu.

Boston Marathon Champ Lelisa Desisa Gives Boston Marathon Medal Back To The City To Honor All Those Killed/Injured

Oscar Pistorius Audited And Fined For Unpaid Taxes The South African Revenue Service fined him "less than one million rand" (under $105,000).

These Are So Excellent: 2013 Bay To Breakers Photos

Updated 2013 Shanghai Diamond League Photos

The Week That Was

LRC Mary Cain Rewrites The Record Books, German Fernandez & Robby Andrews Struggle, Molly Huddle Impresses, WADA Testing Alert, And Is Alan Webb Done? We offer some extra insight into last week's action at Oxy, Shanghai, Bay to Breakers (aka Ryan Hall's comeback) and more.

International News: Oscar P Won't Be Racing In 2013

2013 Oxy High Performance Photos

LRC The #1 Recruit In The Land Signs With ... New Mexico? The #1 recruit in the land has decided where he'll be running next year and coach Joe Franklin is a very happy man as a result. Whom do we consider to be the top recruit???

Think The Sub-2-Hour Marathon Is On The Horizon? Think Again

LRC The Myth Of The Sub-2-Hour Marathon The mainstream media thinks it may be close but in reality most people reading this will be dead when it happens.
*Science of Sport's Ross Tucker agrees: Pacing, fatigue and the brain. Lessons from London.
*MB: Sub 2 Hour Marathon Discussion: My Thoughts and Yours

Stanford Payton Jordan Photo Gallery

Penn Relays Photo Gallery

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.

Boston Marathon Race Photos

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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