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LRC Men's 5000: Yenew Alamirew Outkicks Bernard Lagat To Win Men’s 5000 and Diamond League Title as 4 US Men Break 13:10 The American record holders at 1500/5000, steeplechase and 10,000 came to play on Friday and were with the leaders at the bell and Galen Rupp had the lead. How did it turn out? Well Adam Goucher is no longer in the US top 10 and Abdi Abdirahman is no longer in the US top 20. *Video Highlights
MB: Four Americans, one 38 years old, just ran sub 13:09. And you still think thyroid and TUEs are not being abused?
MB: The Future Has Arrived, Jager Almost Beats Ruppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MB: Jager 13:02!
MB: Cheers to Bernard Lagat
MB: What has Rupp done recently to make you believe he can break 13?

LRC Ajee Wilson comes up short in World Junior 1k Record Assault in Brussels Wilson was beaten soundly by American Morgan Uceny.

LRC Women's Steeplechase: Milcah Chemos Wins and Confirms She’s The World’s Best in 2013 Chemos had the lead, then gave it up at the last water jump but rallied to emphatically state she's the World #1 and win the $50,000 as the DL champion as well.

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MB: Official 2013 Brussels DL Discussion Thread

MB: Why doesn't Mo Farah race in fast non championship races

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LRC Women's 1,500 Preview: Can Jenny Simpson Get The Best Of Abebe Aregawi? Will Simpson Break 4:00? Simpson has been getting closer to the unbeaten Aregawi all season. Will America's #1 finally get the best of the world's #1 in this Moscow rematch which has five of the top six from Moscow? The race also includes Shannon Rowbury, Gabriele Anderson and Mercy Cherono.

Women's Steeple Preview:
The Top Three From Moscow - Chemos, Chekpkurui And Assefa - Battle It Out For the 2013 Diamond League Title With her first world title, Chemos had won six straight but she lost on Tuesday and will she now lose again and lose the $40,000 DL title?

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Wednesday  Zagreb & Rovereto *Zagreb Full Results *Rovereto Results

Rovereto: Nick Symmonds Over Andrew Wheating, Bohdan Bondarenko Ends Season With Another Win (Results) That's four straight European wins for Symmonds. This one was in 1:44.75 as Wheating was in 1:46.63. Symmonds has a big test Friday versus Mo Aman on Brussels. *Discuss Symmonds/Wheating
*IAAF Full Meet Recap
*European-Athletics Recap
*Article On Bondarenko

Zagreb Mike Rodgers Wins 100 (9.97) As Justin Gatlin Is 3rd; David Oliver Ties Ryan Wilson With Dayron Robles 3rd In 110H, Dawn Harper Beats Sally Pearson In distance action, Caleb Mwangani won a fast 3,000 in 7:35 with Will Leer 7th (7:39), Andrew Bumbalough 8th (7:40), Nick Willis 10th (7:40), David Torrence 11th (7:40) and Andrew Bayer 13th (7:43). Russia's Ekaterina Poistogova won the 800 in 1:59.30 with Caster Semenya back in 5th (2:00.74) and Shannon Rowbury 8th (2:02.64), Hiwot Ayalew beat Milcah Chemos in the steeple.
*Nick Willis' 7:40 Was A 4-Second PR Willis said, "My body and mind were in shock once I passed the 1,200m mark. ... I hadn't done anything to prepare specifically for a race over a mile, so it felt like I was just hanging on for dear life."
*IAAF Full Meet Recap: Sandra Perkovic Had A Surprise Loss In The Discus In Front Of Her Hometown Crowd And Left Stadium In Tears After Her 15-Meet Winning Streak Came To An End
*Perkovic's Winning Streak Was Ended By US's Gia Lewis-Smallwood Who Moved To 4th All-Time In The US

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UK 20-Year-Old Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson Excited About Future After 5th Place Finish In Moscow, But Downplays Comparisons To Jessica Ennis

Tuesday Was Malcolm Gladwell's 50th B-Day: MB: Malcolm Gladwell has read Epstein's book - wonders why dopers are condemned for trying to overcome genetic disadvantages - Do Genetic Advantages Make Sports Unfair?
*Podcast Where Gladwell Tries To Convince Nicholas Thompson Legalizing PEDs Is The Way To Go

Road News *2013 New Haven 20k Results

US 20k Champs: Matt Tegenkamp (1:00:09), Meghan Peyton (1:09:54) Win US Titles At Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race (updated with RRW story)
*Tegenkamp Post-Race Interview
*Men's Race Highlights *Women's Race Highlights *Post-Race Videos Interviews
Pre-Race: LRC Teg Ready To Defend In New Haven, Eyeing 2:11 In Chicago, Abdi Ready To Challenge

Netherlands: Tirunesh Dibaba Runs 30:30 On The Roads In Netherlands, 4th-Fastest Ever She was after Paula Radcliffe's 30:21 WR but went out too slow in 15:21. *Twitter Blow-By-Blow Of Dibaba's Run *Discussion Thread

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LRC Men's 800: Mo Aman Saves the Best For Last, Nick Symmonds 1:43.03 Mo Aman was spectacular and leaves Brussels $50,000 richer and with a new world lead and a spot in the all-time top 10. Nick Symmondd was pretty darn good as well - as he ran 1:43.03 to grab second and take home the 2013 USA top mark. *Race Video
MB: Symmonds 1:43.03!!!

LRC Women's 1500: What a Disappointment: Aregawi Wins, Jenny Simpson and Five Others Fall Talk about a disapointment. The field was loaded and claimed it wanted to run fast. Then the gun went off and no-one went with the rabbits. It only got worse from there as Jenny Simpson ended up doing her best Morgan Uceny impersonation. *Race Video

IAAF Full Brussels Recap: Fraser-Pryce's 10.72 (-.3 m/s) leads Jamaican sprint triple in Brussels (Bolt 9.80 & Weir 19.87)
*Athletics Weekly Full Meet Recap - Aman smashes 800 world lead
*Bolt wins again - says this wasn't his best season He was pretty darn dominant.
*USATF List US Performances: Dawn Harper And Ryan Whiting Win Natasha Hastings had a big upset win in the 400 over Amantle Montsho and Christine Ohuruogu.
*French TJer Teddy Tamgho Only Goes 17.30 In Brussels But Still Wants To Eventually Get Johnathan Edwards WR
*Bolt: "I’ve been smiling ever since I got to the stadium because it’s my last one and I’m just happy to be done. I’m looking forward to chilling with friends..."
*Bolt says years of sprinting starting to take toll "The older you get the harder it is to come back from injury. I gotta stay injury-free during the season that's the main factor."
*Bolt On Commonwealth Games: "I would love to go, I would love to get a Commonwealth gold medal to say I have got a Commonwealth gold medal." He's not committing though; it will be Coach Glen Mills' call.

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LRC Men's 800 Preview: Nick Vs. Mo Aman For All The Marbles In Brussels The DL finale is a great one with 7 of the 8 Moscow finalists squaring off, including World Champion Mo Aman, winner of 8 straight, taking on silver medallist Nick Symmonds, winner of 6 of 7. Duane Solomon, still the world leader, is also in the field fresh off of his 46.08 400m in Zagreb (video).

LRC Men's 5,000 Preview: A Dream Way To End The Season: Africa's Best Vs. America's Best Many fans may be sad that the 2013 DL season is coming to an end, but the last major distance race of the year is a REAL treat. The American record holders at 1,500/3,000/5,000 (Bernard Lagat), steeplechase (Evan Jager), and 10,000 (Galen Rupp) will clash for American supremacy as the six sub-13:00 men on the year from Africa will battle for world supremacy with the $40,000 DL title on the line. Everyone is there but Mo Farah and his absence shows why he's got a long way to go catch the likes of Haile Gebrselassie or Kenenisa Bekele for GOAT status. More previews coming later.
MB: Rupp Running Brussels!!!!
 Brussels Men's 5000M this Friday
MB: Stat geeks – help us out – when is the last time thw US 1500/5000, steeple, and 10,000 record holders raced in the same 5000?

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Berlin: 53,000 Spectators In Berlin As Women's Javelin, Men's Discus Highlight Berlin
*Valerie Adams Ends Season In Berlin With 42nd-Straight Win
*Berlin ISTAF Results World Champion Mo Aman won the 800 over Duane Solomon. Dayron Robles with a win.

Padua, Italy
Recap: Dylan Armstrong Throws Far, LaShawn And Aries Merritt Both Win Andrew Wheating was 4th in the 800m in 1:47.33, Erik Sowinski was 3rd in 1:47.31. Emily Infeld 2nd in 1,500.
On The Boards: Wheating Making Progress
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    LRC Eric Jenkins Has Transferred To Oregon The message board rumors are true. After Northeastern changed distance coaches for the second time in less than a year, the 13:18 phenom Jenkins has decided it's time for him to make a change as well. Are the Ducks, who didn't even make NCAAs in 2011 and were only 20th in 2012, now the NCAA favorites over Dave Smith's Oklahoma State Cowboys?
    MB: Jenkins to OREGON!
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    Chicago Elite Fields Released

    Elite Field For Chicago Marathon Released: Moses Mosop Leads 3 Other Sub-2:05 Men As The Top 2 Women From Last Year Return Mosop faces Dennis Kimetto (2:04:16), Emmanuel Mutai (2:04:40), Ayele Abshero (2:04:23) as well as Dathan Ritzenhein, Matt Tegenkamp in his debut, Rotterdam champ Tilahun Regassa, World Half-Marathon champ Zersenay Tadese and 58:47 half runner Atsedu Tsegaye. On the women's side Atsede Baysa and Rita Jeptoo return after Baysa beat Jeptoo by only a second last year. They also face Roterdam champ Jemima Sumgong, Maria Konovalova (2:23:50) and Stephanie Pezzullo as the top American.

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    Italian Doping Investigation On Asafa Powell And Sherone Simpson Delayed Due To Bureaucratic Problems Italian authorities have been unable to contact them to see if they want to be present when the substances confiscated from their hotel are tested.

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