Quote Of The Day:

"2013 has not been the year that I thought it would be for my running. For the past few months I have been looking forward to running the ING New York City Marathon as a perfect way to cap off a difficult year and to show the world what I am still capable of doing. Unfortunately, it just is not in the cards for this year. Letting go of my dream of running New York this year has been very difficult for me, but it was a decision I had to make."

"... What does this mean? It means 2013 was a rough year for me as an athlete. I have had many great moments in training and with my teammates, but unfortunately it didn't get a chance to translate into my races. But I know how hard I worked this year, and last. And I know that the opportunity will come when I can finally run the race that I am capable of. I'm not finished, I simply had an off year. My plan now is to get healthy. I would love to do some fall road races for fun, and as workouts to build my fitness as I come back from this injury. And I am already looking forward to 2014. I have put together a loose calendar and I'm going to be racing quite a bit. I get excited just thinking about it. Until then, I will continue my 100+ miles a week running on my AlterG treadmill and keep thinking about one special moment at the 2008 Olympic Games when Constantina Dita of Romania became the Olympic Marathon Champion at the age of 38. You see, I will be 38 in Rio 2016. And I still believe."

- Kara Goucher announcing her withdrawal from the 2013 New York City Marathon due to a stress fracture in her foot.

Week In Review

LRC WTW: A Special Great North Run, Kenenisa Bekele Is Back, US 1,500 Women Rule, And Has Haile Gebrselassie Learned The Error Of His Ways? We span the globe starting with some tremendous road racing between Kenenisa Bekele, Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie in the UK. We look at the US 1,500m women, Bernie Montoya, and throw in some drug news as well.

Lighting Bolt News: Bolt Says He Might Not Retire After Rio 2016


Competitor Group Still Making News

Competitor Group To Get $125,000 In Corporate Welfare From City Of Raleigh

Pat Rizzo: Why I Ran RnR Philly And How I Will Deal With CGI In The Future
Rizzo already had planned to use the race as his final prep before Twin Cities. However, in the future, he won't be participating as he's irate that the company that he's worked for as an UNPAID volunteer for years is knifing the sport in the back.
*MB: Labor lawyers: How is it legal for Competitor Group to use volunteers without paying minimum wage at races?

Doping News From Jamaica

Administrative News

Elites In The News

Column: 3 Years Ago, Ryan Gregon And Andrew Wheating Seemed To Be The Future Of Middle Distance - What Happened?
*MB: Webb = a runner of sporadic brilliance? Are you joking Mr. Len Johnson?

Ezekiel Kemboi To Retire After 2016 Games
We guess this means he's not moving up to the marathon?

Former Olympic And World 400H Champ Melaine Walker To Be Inducted In Texas Athletic Hall Of Fame

Speaking Of Elites, Do Elites Matter?

Coming Soon / 2013 New York City Field Announced

1964 Olympics In Tokyo Were Held In October, But Will Be In August In 2020 - Will It Be Too Hot? The average high is 87.8 F (31 C). *Avg Temperature In Tokyo By Month

USA Today's Amazing Races To Run Before You Die Mesa Falls Marathon in Ashton, Idaho, the Emerald Run, the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run and Honolulu Marathon are the only US races.

Interesting Masters News

Random News, But These Links Make The Cut On A Slow Thursday

Action We Missed

Pro News

Random But Interesting

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    International Stuff

    NCAA Polls

    *Wood Report - In-Season Women's Poll #1 - Cornell Up To #9
    *Wood Report - In-Season Men's Poll #1 - Oregon Vaults To #2

    Your Votes Are InLRC Oklahoma State A Heavy #1 On Men's Side, Duke And Providence Up Top On Women's
    The LRC faithful have weighed in via the LRC Super Fan XC Polls and Dave Smith's Oklahoma State Cowboys are heavy favorites for the NCAA crown with little separating NAU and Colorado in second and third. On the women's side, Duke is #1, with Providence actually getting more first place votes, with Oregon at #3. Regional and national poll results.
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    Re-Live NCAA XCs 2012 *NCAA 2012 XC Photo Gallery

    It's Official: Shannon Rowbury To Be Coached By Alberto Salazar Her previous coach John Cook is retiring, so Rowbury will move to coach Salazar. LRCers might have already known this.

    Sad News: Devastating Flooding In Boulder

    Wow: Ben Johnson Calls Out King Carl And Says "He's Not A Man" Unless He Confesses To PED Use

    First Full Week In September = NCAA XC Begins In Earnest - *All College XC Results For This Weekend

    *MB: Abbey D wins 2013 Opener at Dartmouth Invitational by 51 seconds - Sam Chelanga wins men's race
    *BYU Men Beat Portland 25 To 33 In Utah Cross-Country Meet
    *Reigning NCAA Champ Kennedy Kithuka Wins By More Than A Minute
    *#10 Cornell Women Take Top 15 Spots In Rout
    *MB: Harvard Sweeps Yale 1-2-3-4-5 in 100th meeting between two, H Women dominate as well All time, it's now H 60, Y 40.
    *MB: Question about #7 Wisconsin @ Indiana State dual meet Saturday

    Inspiring Read: Vanderbilt Coach Steve Keith Is Fighting For His Life Against Cancer
    *Bad News: Megan Goethals Out For The Year With Femoral Stress Fracture
    *100th Harvard-Yale XC Clash Is This Weekend Harvard leads 59 to 40.
    *5 Minutes With #2 Duke Coach Kevin Jermyn