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Recommended Read Renato Canova Reveals The Best Strategy To Beat Mo Farah His strategy: You don't. You wait for him to get old.

*LRC Update: Canova Explains On Why He Thinks Farah Might Have Touble In A 3,000/5,000 Record Attempt
*Discuss Canova's article here. Yesterday Canova seemingly read this thread as well: MB: Mo's 3:28.81, what is the ideal tactic to beat him at 5K/10K?

Who Will Actually Be In Moscow?: David Rudisha And Yohan Blake Both Withdraw

Asafa Powell And Jamaicans Test Positive

Some Positive US Results *KBC-Nacht Full Results *Madrid Results

Brandon Johnson 1:43.84 PR Win In Madrid, Nesta Carter 9.87 Brandon Johnson's incredible 2013 has kept rolling into July. LaTavia Thomas won the 800 with Jenny Simpson 3rd, and Gabrielle Anderson over Morgan Uceny in 1,500.
MB: *Brandon Johnson 1.43.83

LRC Cory McGee Qualifies For Worlds - Runs 4:06.67 In Belgium

LRC Ryan Hill Qualifies For 2013 IAAF World Track And Field Championships - Runs 13:14.22

Paris DL Men *Full Results *Event-By-Event Results *Race Video Highlights (US Only) *LRC Paris Photo Gallery LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

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LRC Men's 1,500: Mission Accomplished* For American Men; Leo's BACK!!! Leo Manzano may still be sponsorless but the lion is officially out of hibernation as he showed why he is the Olympic silver medallist as he led the American charge as he and Lopez Lomong both got the "A" to finalize America's Moscow WC team. All was not totally well for the Americans, though, as Centro stepped off the track, possibly injured. Update: Salazar Says Centro's Not Injured - Just "Embarrassed" For Dropping Out For First Time Ever
Video: Leo, Lawi, Lopez And Lagat Talk After Paris 1,500
MB: Paris 1500m *Manzano IS BACK - 3:33.14 in Paris!!! *Centro DNF Paris 1,500?

LRC Men's Steeple: Ezekiel Kemboi Breaks 8:00 As Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Breaks The European Record The men's steeple clash between the Olympic gold and silver medallists certainly lived up to the hype.
*EA: France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Broke The Steeple European Record With 8:00.09

MB Talk: Manzano 3:33.14 for 3rd!, Lomong Gets "A", Centro Drops Out, Bolt 19.73, James Over Merritt, Kemboi Sub 8:00, Mekhissi 8:00.09, Individual links above for each headline. Manzano interview here.

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

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 Reviews: #1: Two Thumbs Up
*Review #2 by D2 Coach Torrey Olson "It's got a lot to offer anyone interested in an incredibly sustained passion for the both the sport and the profession."

London Anniversary Games Are Fri.-Sat. *Start Lists, Results, Schedule And TV And Streaming Information

LRC Preview: American Fans Are Going To Like This One - Cain, Hasay, Huddle, Rowbury, Uceny, Rupp, Centro, Ritz, Symmonds, Solomon, Etc. This meet is watered down by international standards as many of the top Africans are on the sidelines but American fans will have plenty to pay attention to here.
*IAAF Full London Preview: Kirani James In 400, Bohdan Bondarenko In The HJ, Valerie Adams In The SP And Much More

Drug Talk At Press Conference Dominates Pre-Meet News:

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Top International News: Rudisha's Season Is Over

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Good Read: Meet Scotland's And Glasgow University's Laura Muir, Who Has Gone From 2:07.3 To 2:00.8 In One Year And Is Now Going To Moscow Before her switch to new coach Andy Young, she used to wonder how she'd ever compete at Commonwealths.

2013 Herculis Monaco DL *Full Results *Race Video Highlights (USA Visitors Only) *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

IAAF Full Meet Recap Brigetta Barrett, Renaud Lavillenie, Montsho, Kiprop, Edwin Soi and Vesely all got world leaders.

1,500: LRC Asbel Kiprop Runs 3:27.72, Mo Farah Takes Down Steve Cram's British Record
What an unbelievable race. Asbel Kiprop's magic in Monaco continued with a 3:27.72 PR win and then in 3:28.81 was none other than Mo Farah. Bye-bye Steve Cram's British record. Farah, the Olympic 10k gold medallist is now the sixth-fastest 1,500 man ever. The vaunted American contingent was a non-factor in this one, but up front was so hot, it was hard to be a factor.
*Video Interviews With Mo Farah, Asbel Kiprop and Nick Symmonds

LRC: USA Women DESTROY Monaco 1,500! World Champion Jenny Simpson got the big win in her final race before Worlds, new 800m star Brenda Martinez nearly made it an American 1-2 after barely getting into the meet in the first place, and Shannon Rowbury and Gabriele Anderson ran 4:01 for 4th and 5th. US Champ Treniere Moser struggled in last, but the American women are back in the 1,500!
*Martinez #10 All-Time U.S. At 1,500M

800: LRC Duane Solomon Comes Through As The Favorite - Picks Up First Diamond League Victory The 2013 world #1 did his normal thing - get out fast, and in the end he BARELY hung on for his first DL victory.

5,000: LRC Four Men Break 13:00 But Americans Lagat And Rupp Struggle The guys up front were on WR pace early and that group included Lawi Lalang, who is now the fastest man in collegiate history, but not Galen Rupp or Bernard Lagat. Last time Lalang raced, he beat Kenenisa Bekele. Now he takes down Galen Rupp, proving this MBoarder is correct for a day: Lawi Lalang Is Better Than Galen Rupp.

MB: Shalaya Kipp gets the job done - 9:37 in Monaco Updated with post-race interview from Kipp. Milcah Chemos won in 9:14.

Monaco On The Boards:
Monaco live updates-Official Thread
*2013 Monaco: Holy mother of God: Asbel Kiprop 3:27.72, Mo Farah sets British record at 3:28.81
Farah 3:28.81 6th fastest 1500 runner of all time
Shoutout to Symmonds for running 3:34
A thought about Mo & Galen's new found speed
Duane Wins 800: first American >= 800m with a win since...
Soi 12.51! Galen Rupp failed to break 13:00 as this race went out super, super fast. Maybe 6:20 low at halfway. Looks like this guy was correct:

Pre-Monaco News

LRC Catching Up With The Olympic 1,500 Silver Medallist Leo Manzano In Monaco We sat down with Manzano this morning at his hotel in Monaco. Still sponsorsless, Manzano seems to be in a great frame of mind and is very much looking forward to racing tomorrow.
Carmelita Jeter Walks Out of Monaco Press Conference after Doping Question *1-Minute Video Here With Decent Sound Of Her Walking Out

Mo Farah Talks Speed Before 2013 Herculis 1,500m After a double deck bus tour of Monaco with Mo was cancelled due to a storm, Mo was forced to do a normal presser. Farah: "I used to believe I could never beat the Kenyans until I trained with them."

Recommended Read: Ken Goe: Track And Field A Sport Of Haves And Have-Nots Goe takes a look at the state of the sport, saying, "For every Allyson Felix or Galen Rupp, who make a comfortable living from track and field, there are dozens of athletes living on the margins, near poverty or in debt, or bankrolled by relatives. Olympic dream? This is more like a nightmare."

Sad RIP News

Good Read: Running Times: "More miles, more mustache and more maturity are leading Will Leer to impressive results" in 2013 Despite not making the US team for Moscow, Leer has ran well this year, especially considering he thought about quitting the sport after the Olympic Trials last year.

Tyson Gay And Asafa Powell Test Positive *The Thread With Insider Info That Predicted A Day In Advance Do You Have A Drug Tip? Contact Us

Wejo Speaks: 5 More Thoughts from Monaco: My Favorite Monaco Moment: Jenny Simpson, "Keep Being Hard on the Cheaters" Before turning our full attention to London, Wejo's got 5 more behind the scenes thoughts on Monaco. Jenny Simpson wants a cleaner sport, Brigetta Barrett entertains on and off the track, the women's 1500m runners impress, Lawi Lalang gets overlooked, and Queen Harrison love.

Other Drug News:
IAAF Anti-Doping Stats: Top 10 Most Tested Nation Kenya, Russia and the USA top the list.
*More drugs shame on Jamaica after soccer player fails doping test

Friday: Former World Half Marathon Champ Wilson Kipsang Highlights Field For 101st Edition Of Giro Podistico di Castelbuono In Italy, One Of The Oldest Road Races In Europe 59:53 half runner Paul Lonyagata and 2:05:46 marathoner Dickson Chumba are in the field, as is Italy's European XC champ Andrea Lalli.

Interesting: Opinion Piece Analyzing Haile Gebreselassie's Upcoming Entry Into Ethiopian Politics In 2015

US News: 2013 Will Be The Last Year The NYC Marathon Is Sponsored By ING The bank has sponsored the race for the last 10 years.
*Jenny Simpson Named USATF Athlete Of The Week For Her 1,500 Win At The Monaco DL Meet

Week In Review - The Week That Was

LRC  Is Something Wrong With Galen Rupp? Mo Farah, Lawi Lalang And Jenny Simpson Impress, And A Royal Kiss During Leo Manzano's Race This week we struggle to put Mo Farah's amazing 1,500 run into perspective for you before moving on to see if Jenny Simpson might repeat as world champion. Along the way, we get caught up in the Prince and Princess mania that is sweeping the globe. We exclusively show you that Leo Manzano was running so bad in Monaco, that Prince Albert and Princess Charlene started to make out before his race was even over. We also come to realization that every race that Galen Rupp has run so far in 2013 has been worse than the same race he ran last year. Is something wrong?

Monaco Photos

Gone Over The Weekend? Monaco: Kiprop 3:27!!!, Farah!? 3:28. More Monaco Race Videos Here, Look To Your Left For LRC Recaps / Interviews

Jenny Simpson 4:00.48 Win In Monaco, Brenda Martinez 4:00.94 For 3rd! (Recap Here, More Monaco Race Videos Here)

Doping Talk Is Still Dominating The Headlines Worldwide

Week In Review

LRC Gay And Powell Test Positive: Leroy Burrell The Fastest Of All Time?, Brandon Johnson Keeps Rolling, Ben True, Hassan Mead And More We take a look at Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell testing positive, give some props to some good performances on the track and much more.

Lolo Jones In Bar Fight *MB: Lolo Jones punched somebody.

Paris Diamond League Photos (Lausanne Photos Here)

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Russian Athletics Coach Slams Doping Claims Made By London Daily Mail Which Hinted At Conspiracy
*Conspiracy Theory? London's Daily Mail Alleging Doping Conspiracy In Russia Where Athletes Are "Ordered To Dope" By Coaches And Testing Labs Are Paid To Cover It Up The report claims that an "anonymous" Russian sport official said, "Russians are still taking anabolics that were developed in the GDR in the 1970s. Every sportsman takes doping at the early stages as they are not tested until they become grown-ups."

USATF Sunday Photo Gallery

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