The 2013 NCAA Championships - Men's Coverage *Live Results *Heat Sheets *LRC Post-Race Interviews *LRC Day 2 Photos *LRC Day 1 Photos *LRC Women's Preview *LRC Men's Preview *Men's Start Lists *Women's Start Lists *Streaming/TV Info *Schedule *LRC $20,013 Prediction Contest

LRC Men’s 800: Elijah Greer Wins NCAA Title Number Two, Denies Cas Loxsom Of Coveted Title Number One The two seniors both wanted this one badly and were way better than everyone else in the field.
*MB: Elijah MF Greeeerrrr FTW! 2x NATIONAL CHAMPION - 2013 NCAA's
*MB: 800m final - why were the Penn State uniforms not matching?
*RG: "Elijah Greer closed out his Oregon career by accomplishing what everyone expected when he arrived."

LRC Steeple: Anthony Rotich Wins as Henry Lelei Goes Down On The Final Water Barrier The Kenyans up front ran super fast as Rotich came into NCAAs with an 8:37 pb but left with an 8:21 IAAF 'A' standard. Former US junior champ Curtis Carr of BYU got top American honors.
*MB: Henry Lelei false started

Non-LRC Coverage:

Day 2 Coverage

LRC 2013 NCAA Men's 10,000: Lawi Lalang Halfway Home To The Double The Arizona junior made it look easy as he took home the 10,000 crown on day 2 of NCAAs. Full of confidence afterwards, he told us he's not worried about anyone in the 5,000 even though there are two other sub-13:20 guys.

LRC 2013 NCAA 1,500-Meter Semifinal Recaps: Undefeated Pat Casey Squeaks Into Final In the women's action Oklahoma State's and Natalja Piliusina emerged as the favorite.
*MB: Pat Casey - Say It Ain't So....

Non-LRC Coverage:

NCAA Champs: Day 1

*LRC 800 Semifinals - No Huge Surprises But ... The heats went largely according to form, although the Florida and Arkansas men took a hit and Elijah Greer made it much more interesting than it needed to be. Interviews with NCAA 800 favorites Cas Loxsom, Elijah Greer, Notoya Goule, and Laura Roesler.
*LRC Men’s Steeplechase Semifinals: Anthony Rotich And Henry Lelei Win Their Heats Easily The big casualty was FSU freshmen Zak Seddon. The #2 seed didn't make the final after biting it on a water jump.

Non-LRC Coverage:

Pre-NCAA News

Oscar P Was In Court Tuesday

Also Today: 2008 Olympic Hammer Champ Primoz Kozmus And London Runner-Up Facing The New Champion In Krisztian Pars Today

Admin News

Sunday's Results

Kenya's Bernard Koech Runs Fastest-Ever Half Marathon (58:41) In US History At Rock 'N' Roll San Diego Half  Meb Keflizighi was in the race as was Deena Kastor. Koech's first 10 miles were faster than anyone ever in America as his 44:47 is a new all-comers record - ahead of Haile G's 44:53.
*Reuters On Koech - Koech's 58:41 Won't Count For Record Purposes Due To Elevation Drop But his 10 mile record WILL count.
Alberto Stretti's Play-By-Play Twitter Coverage Of Half Via Storify *AP Recap
*MB: Bernard Koech 58:41 Half in San Diego

39-Year-Old Claude Moshiywa Becomes 1st South African To Win "Up" Comrades Since 1992
 The Nurgalieva twins went 1-2 as usual as Elena won her 8th title.
*Local Coverage Of 2013 Comrades

Yuki Kawauchi Runs And Wins Another Marathon - This One On Gravel In 2:18

Recap Of Australia's Most Difficult Race - Balmoral Burn - 420m Up A 14% Grade
The 420m course up the steep street in the northern Sydney suburb rises approximately 60 metres in elevation at an average grade of 14%.

Jenn Suhr Vaults 15-7 (4.75) On Golf Course In NY

Daniel Kipkoech Wins Dam To Dam 20k In Des Moines, Iowa In 1:00:56 (Results)

Saturday: Lukas Verzbicas Runs 14:51 To Win 5,000 At Jim Bush Track Classic; Maggie Vessey Makes Season Debut With 2:03 800 Win Also at the meet was 2-time Olympic 400 hurdles champ Felix Sanchez, who was second in the 400 in 46.27 (Joey Hughes won in 45.84). Felix Kitur won the 800 in 1:45.87 as Charles Jock was 3rd 1:46.33. Kitur was also 2nd in the 1,500 (3:46) to Luis Gutierrez's 3:45.

*Austin Tamagno Sets Freshman 1,600 National Record He ran 4:09.69.

*Craig Miller Wins Festival Of Miles Mile In 3:59.23 As Top 3 Go Sub-4; Aaron Braun Was 6th In 4:01.43 USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf won the 800 in 2:01.96. Two days later, she won the Music City Distance Carnival 800 in 2:02.51. The mile there was won in 3:57.16 by Brooks' Matt Elliot as Olympic Trials steeple 4th placer Donnie Cowart (happiest 4th place finisher ever at the OT last year) was 4:01.36.

*World XC Champ Emily Chebet Earns Her Second Freihofer's Run For Women Title She won the Albany, NY 5k as 2004 Olympic 5,000 silver medalist Isabella Ochichi was 3rd (15:35). Past Olympic marathon gold medalist Joan Samuelson was second in the 50+ age group. Amy Van Alstine was the first American in 16:01. *Full Results

2013 Pre Classic *Friday Full Results *Saturday Full Results *Individual Event Results *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

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).

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

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

Pre-Meet Pre News

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 (sic) laps against the world's best you want to be at the top of your game."

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?

Lance Armstrong In The News

Post-Boston Marathon

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.

Running Science

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

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."

The 2013 NCAA Championships - Women's Coverage *Live Results *Heat Sheets *LRC Post-Race Interviews *LRC Day 2 Photos *LRC Day 1 Photos *LRC Women's Preview *LRC Men's Preview *Men's Start Lists *Women's Start Lists *Streaming/TV Info *Schedule *LRC $20,013 Prediction Contest

LRC Women’s 5000: Abbey D’Agostino Repeats and Denies Jordan Hasay The Storybook Ending Hasay somewhat surprisingly had the lead on the last lap and the Oregon crowd was going nuts until Abbey D battled back and won going away.
*MB: Abbey D wins Betsy 2nd, Jordan 3rd.
*MB: Abbey challenged by hasay, blows her away

Women’s 800: Natoya Goule Completes Undefeated Season and Pulls Five Others To Lifetime PRs Goule became the 4th fastest collegian in history and just missed the coveted 2:00 barrier as Oregon's Laura Roesler had to settlle for runner-up honors.

Non-LRC Coverage:

Sunday: Mohammed Aman, Justin Gatlin And LaShawn Merritt Vs Jeremy Wariner Highlight Fields For Sunday's Rabat IAAF World Challenge Meet

Random Non-NCAA News

NCAAs Day 2

LRC Women's Steeplechase Semifinals: Emma Coburn Dominates As The Field Gets Ready To Fight For Second

Day 1

LRC Betsy Saina Comes Through As Favorite And Wins 10k; Emma Bates Third Saina delivered as the favorite as she ran away from Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton on the last lap. Top  American honors went to Boise State sophomore Emma Bates.

2013 Rome Golden Gala *Full Results *Event-By-Event Results *MB: Official 2013 Rome Golden Gala Diamond League Thread LRC *Rome Photo Gallery

*Results  LRC Rome Photo Gallery

LRC Women's 1,500: Abeba Aregawi Dominates As Jenny Simpson Runs Race Of Her Life* To Finish Third American Jenny Simpson is in the form of her life and we have the stats to prove it - way better than when she was world champ. The problem is Sweden's Abeba Aregawi is on another planet right now.
On The Boards: LR, Stop the hyperbole! Race of her life? Jenny Simpson won WC gold!

LRC Men's 100: Justin Gatlin Stuns Usain Bolt In Rome If Bolt losing isn't rare enough, how about this - Bolt got off to a self-described "perfect start" and still lost to Gatlin.
*MB: Gatlin 9.94 over Bolt in Rome
*Lauren Fleshman Tweets: "Wish I could get excited about an American off a drug suspension beating a world record holder, but nope. #RomeDL."
*After Loss, Bolt Puts Loss In Perspective & Says He'll Be Back Guardian Good news is Bolt says his hamstring is fine. Up next is a 200m in Oslo next week.

Men's 5,000: Yenew Alamirew Stuns Hagos Gebrhiwet Hagos Gebrhiwet ran 12:55 but he was no match for the 23-year-old Alamirew, who closed in 54 to get the win after only finishing third at Pre. Meanwhile, Pre winner Edwin Soi was just 5th.
MB: ALAMIREW OVER GEBRIWHET!!! 12:54 with 54 last lap!!

LRC Rest Of Meet: Aman Wins 8 Over New French Star, Allyson Felix Gets Beaten Badly, Fall In Steeple, Jump-Off In High Jump, And Almost A Home Win In Triple Lots of drama before a nice crowd in Rome. A 21-year-old Frenchman emerged in the 800, Allyson Felix ran her worst 200 since 2005 and much more.
*USATF List Of US Performances
*Milcah Chemos Gets Win In Steeple, Other Kenyans Fair Poorly In Rome Daily Nation

Sad News: At Award Ceremony Oceania Race Walk Champion Collapses And Then Eventually Dies

Japanese Champs Underway: Hitomi Niiya Runs 31.06 For 10,000m To Dominate Japanese National Track Champs, Book Her Ticket to Moscow

A Lot Of Hot Races Set For Saturday

Sad News

Pre Race Rome

LRC Meet Preview: An Incredible Women's 1,500 Where Jenny Simpson Takes On The World's Best; Hagos Gebrhiwet Faces Mo Farah's Conqueror

*Athletics Weekly Preview Of Rome: Bolt Vs. Gatlin, Gebrhiwet Vs. Soi As Greene Opens Season
*Justin Gatlin Explains Why He's Been Trash-Talking Bolt - It's Part Of Sport And Needed For PR Purposes - And Sort Of Apologizes We still think Usain is going to spank him to teach him a lesson.
*Jumps Take Center Stage At Rome Press Conference
*USATF Lists US Athletes Competing In Rome Today Also lists 2012 US Olympians competing at NCAAs.

*1,500 Update: Morgan Uceny Is Sick And Has Pulled Out Of The 1,500

Two British Stars Are Injured

Mary Cain Named USATF Athlete Of The Week For Her Sub-2 At Pre Classic "Before this race, I was a little more nervous than usual. I tend to think solely of the process and just competing, but before this race, the 2:00 barrier was in the back of my mind."

Previous Pre-Rome News

*Bolt's DL Season Begins With 100m Clash With Gatlin:  Bolt Q&A From Press Conference
*1 Minute Of Press Conference Highlights (Video From AFP) - Bolt Feeling Good *Full 30 Minutes
*Bolt: "I have four years left and will dominate them all." Bolt on Gatlin: "He's said a lot this season already, but for me it's normal because a lot of athletes always talk a lot. It's about when you show up and prove yourself to be the best at a championship. That's what matters."
*Independent: Usain Bolt: The sprinter is back... and ready for the World Championships Bolt: "I have accomplished all my dreams but I do have goals that I make myself. I have four more years in this sport so now it is about dominating for those four years."
*Bolt Talks Ahead Of Rome 100 And Comments On The Criticism He Received For Showing Up In A Picture With A Pro-Cannabis T-Shirt "They tried to make a big deal of it. I'm not going to really be stressed by that. I know who I am and I know what I've represented over the years."
*Reuters: Bolt plotting grand exit from athletics in Rio
*MB: Rome 800 Field: Aman, Kiprop, Kitum, Rotich and Solomon

Oscar Pistorius' Hearing Postponed Until Aug. 19 (Includes Video Of Bodyguards Having To Force Their Way Through Huge Crowds To Get Pistorius To His Car) His actual trial is not expected to start before September, at the earliest.
*Oscar P Shows Up In Court - Everything Delayed 'Til August - Steenkamp's 30th BDay

GB News

Random Stuff

Aries Merritt: “2012 was a breakthrough year for me, I need to make sure I stay on top” He hasn't been having a good 2013, but hopefully he'll come around.

*Other Upcoming DL:
*June 13
Conseslus Kipruto Vs. 2008 Olympic Champ Brimin Kipruto And 2012 Bronze Medalist Abel Mutai In The Oslo DL Meet Steeplechase
*June 30: Deep 400H Field Set For Birmingham DL Meet With The Top 4 From London Games In Felix Sanchez, Michael Tinsley, Javier Culson & Dai Greene Aries Merritt headlines the 110H field.

More From The Weekend

2013 Pre Classic *Friday Full Results *Saturday Full Results *Individual Event Results *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

Post-Pre Excuses Reactions:
Alysia Montaño Says She Was "Banged Up" Coming Into Pre And Thought Her Coach "Was Going A Little Crazy" Having Her Run
"I felt my coach was a little crazy going into this; I've had a pretty hard last couple weeks."
*MB: Al Sal Says Pollen Count Too High For Rupp

Mary Cain's Father Says His Role Is To Help Her "Maintain Perspective And Keep Her Grounded" And He Doesn't Rule Out Her Running In College

Post-Pre Factoids:
Pre Classic Got Higher Attendance Than NCAA Regional Baseball, Mary Cain Talks To UO Coaches Are we supposed to be happy that one of the sport's best professional events was bigger than college baseball games that couldn't even attract 3,000 when college teams play 50+ per year and Pre wasn't sold out despite stellar fields? Correction: This article says Pre was sold-out Saturday
*MB: Possible NCAA violation? Oregon coach Maurica Powell had 'prolonged' talk with Cain after Pre

Meet Coverage:

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
Mutaz Essa Barshim's 7'10.5 Came In His First-Ever Meet Without His 67-Year-Old Coach "Stanley" Szczyrba In Attendance

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
Mary Cain Yahoo Photos

LRC 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
*Eugene Register-Guard: Soi's saucy kick shoves Farah, Rupp aside *Register Guard Photo

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.

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.

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.

More Saturday News
: *Valerie Adams' 3+ Year Win Streak Continued - But Only Barely (.03m)

Oscar P News

Sprint/Jump News

RIP 1960-64 Olympic Sprinter Arquímedes Herrera

Frisbee On The Road To Being An Olympic Sport?

Kenyan Politics

Pros In The News: Caster Semenya Might Not Race In 2013, Japanese Marathoner Tests Positive

IOC News: Track Gets Less Money, Wrestling Still Has A Chance

Haile G's WR Track In Gengelo To Be Destroyed *Sign Petition To Save It (You Will Have To Confirm Your Signature Via Email)

NYC adidas Grand Prix *Results *LRC Winners Photo Gallery *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

*Results *IAAF Recap *RRW Distance Recap

LRC Non-Distance Action:
Blanka Vlasic Returns With A Win, Tyson Gay Wins Again As Does Jenn Suhr, Favorites Christian Taylor And Brittney Reese Struggle Amantle Montsho somehow went sub-50 in terrible conditions.

LRC Women's 1,500:
Aregawi Wins Easily As Expected; The Americans Miss The "A" As Morgan Uceny Improves Step in the right direction for Uceny and Rowbury.

LRC Women's Steeple: Lidya Chepkurui Gets Her Second DL Victory, Bridget Franek Impresses (link now fixed)

Winners Photo Gallery

adidas GP On The Boards:
Official 2013 adidas Grand Prix New York Thread
BEN SAAREL 4:02.78!!!
*What really happened when Sowinsky fell
Wariner's Back Baby!!!
Just saw Leo Manzano in NY hotel lobby, he's been added to adidas GP 800 as has Brannen, Rutt and Lalang
How Good Does Leroy Burrell's Son Get?
The Guarantee - No Sub-4 mile on Saturday. If there is a sub-4, we'll pay you $1,000.

(In Case You Missed It Over the Weekend) Occidental *LRC Oxy Recap *LRC 2013 Oxy Photos *OXY HP Live Thread

LRC Oxy Recap Mary Cain 4:04.62! Is Now Nearly 10 Seconds Faster Than Any Other American High Schooler High school junior Mary Cain ran 4:04.62 for 2nd place to Katie Mackay to smash the American high school record. Cain is now nearly 10 seconds faster than any other American high schooler ever, and would be the #2 collegian of all time. Will Leer won the stacked 1,500m, but not officially, no men hit the "A" standard in the 1,500 or 5k, and Jenny Simpson PRed and Treniere Mosier impressed. Plus Webb, Ritz, and Solinsky in the 5k. *2013 Oxy Photo Gallery
Post-Race Video Interview With Cain
*IAAF Recap: "Mo Farah Upstaged By US Prodigy Mary Cain"

Oxy On The Boards:

Two Recommended Reads

Recommended Read: Religion Blog: What Truths Does Iconic Image Of Boston Marathon Truly Capture? "Just as Jews pray to celebrate Passover 'next year in Jerusalem' and Muslims pledge to visit Mecca, marathoners want to 'run Boston.'"
*More Boston: Runners Start An Online Petition To Grant A Spot In The 2014 Boston Marathon To The 5,700 Runners Who Were Stopped Before They Could Finish More than 21,000 have signed; the BAA say they haven't made a decision yet.

RR#2: John Mayer: Western State's Ian Butler On Remarkable Run In Life's Goal To Succeed The D2 All-American suffered two brain injuries as a kid and has had people tell him he's retarded and has the memory of a goldfish. Hanging out with the wrong crowd in 9th grade, he's now on track to be a college grad.

2013 Rome Diamond League Photo Gallery: Down Goes Bolt! (Link Fixed)

NCAA Thursday Photo Gallery (Click On Photo Below For Day 2 Gallery. Day 1 (Wednesday) Gallery Here)

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We Told You So
Revised Bowerman Mile Results From The Prefontaine Classic: Leo Manzano No Longer A DNF He finished last in 4:00.04.
*MB: Any explanation for Leo Manzano's DNF at Pre this weekend? 2013 NCAA Video Interviews (See All Interviews On The LRC YouTube Channel) YouTube Channel

NCAA Wednesday Photo Gallery

Saturday Pre Photo Gallery Friday Photos Here

Steeple DQ Photo Gallery (And Gallery Where Kemboi And Kipruto Both Celebrate!?)

Running Science

Quote Of The Day Error

Friday 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.

International Pro News

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?

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

These Are So Excellent: 2013 Bay To Breakers Photos

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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