Quote Of The Day

"From the start of my training, I was focused on breaking the world record.

From my side, the training has been going well, I have run 2:03.32 in training and the time is beatable."

- Wilson Kipsang, the favorite for Sunday's BMW Berlin Marathon talking about going after the WR. Not sure what he means saying he has run 2:03:32 in training (WR is 2:03:38). Kipsang wants to hit halfway in 1:01:44. LRC preview of race here.

BMW Berlin Marathon Is Sunday *Pre-Race Photos With 7 WR Holders

LRC Men's Preview: The World's Best Marathoner In 2012, Wilson Kipsang, Takes On 2003 World Track Champion Eliud Kipchoge And Rising Star Geoffrey Kipsang The BMW Berlin Marathon is Sunday and Wilson Kipsang is talking about taking a crack at the world record. First he'll have to win the race and he'll have his hands full with Eliud Kipchoge and Geoffrey Kipsang.
More: *MB: Renato Canova Says On LetsRun That WR Is Possible But Predicts 2:04-Low
*Wilson Kipsang Says He Wants 1:01:44 Halfway Split, Intention Is To Break World Record He says he's run 2:03:32 in training. Not sure what that means. 2:03:38 is the WR.
*IAAF Berlin Preview 10 years ago, Eliud Kipchoge, who is running Berlin, beat Kenenisa Bekele AND Hicham El Guerrouj to win the 2003 World Championships at 5,000m.
*A Graphical Look At Last Year's Berlin Marathon

LRC Women's Preview: Florence Kiplagat The Favorite Battles Georgina Rono And Sharon Cherop With The Return Of Desi Davila Florence Kiplagat is a sub-2:20 marathoner and the Kenyan record holder at 10,000m, so she's the favorite. Irina Mikitenko is going after the masters world record and Desi Davila returns.

Photo Of The Day:
All 7 World Record Holders In Berlin Back For The 40th Anniversary:

(Click On Photo For More Photos)

Drug News

Week That Was

LRC 5th Avenue Mile, Bumbalough Over Teg And Solinsky, Jenny Simpson, Kara Goucher, Geoffrey Mutai, More On Competitor Group We span the running globe and look at the 5th Avenue Mile presented by Nissan, Andrew Bumbalough beating Matt Tegenkamp and Chris Solinsky, ponder Kara Goucher's prospects, look at Geoffrey Mutai and weigh in some more on the Rock 'N' Roll Marathons.

Marathon(er)s In The News

Upcoming Marathons

News From Europe

US News

Russian Race Walker Igor Erokhin (5th At London Olympics) Given Lifetime Ban For 2nd Doping Offense

IAAF Profile On Two-Time Olympic Javelin Champion Barbora Spotakova, Who Returned To Competition Less Than 4 Months After Giving Birth

With The Olympic Stadium Under Construction Until At Least 2015, London DL Meet May Be Moved To Hampden Park In Glasgow, The Host Site For 2014 Commonwealth Games

#1 Read On LRC On Friday: Guest Column From A Pro

LRC David Torrence Responds To John Bingham: The Blaming Of The Elites Has To Stop John Bingham recently wrote that the first pro to show "even a LITTLE interest in the rest of the pack will become a hero overnight." 3:52 miler David Torrence saw that and was spurred to share his story as he's been showing a ton of interest in the back of the pack and is far from a well-recognized hero. *Discuss

What Does The Penguin Say To This? Pros Inspiring The Youth At The 5th Avenue Mile Presented By Nissan

(5th Avenue Photo Gallery Updated)

More Road News: LA Bringing Out Red Carpet To Try To Win 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials Over Houston, Cincinnati Decision coming in December. More here.
*Jenny Simpson Talks Moscow, Her Fall In Brussels And 2013

Random But Interesting

Stuff From Track Season

After Winning US Road 5k Champs, Molly Huddle Says She Wants To Step Up And Do The .US Road Racing Champs 12K In November

US News

Bizarre But Interesting News

One Of The Biggest Doping Scandals In The Sport Was 25 Years Ago

Marathon News

  • XC News: A Lot Of Big NCAA Action This Weekend *All College XC Results

    Oregon Men, Providence Women Win At Coast-To-Coast Battle In Beantown As Edward Cheserek Wins His College Cross-Country Debut The Ducks raced in Boston.
    *Men's Results *Women's Results

    Boston Meet On The Boards: *Big XC Meet in Boston this Fri: Wisco, Oregon, Syracuse, and more
    *University of Oregon: running in Boston this Friday? Why?


    USTFCCCA Extensive Weekend Preview: Autumn - And The First Big Weekend Of XC - Is Here
    Roy Griak, Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamoboree and Boston College Coast-To-Coast Battle In Beantown highlight weekend action with top ranked teams going head-to-head.
    *Minnesota Daily Griak Invy Preview
    *Coach Roy Griak Celebrates 50 Years At The University Of Minnesota
    *MB: Big XC Meet in Boston this Fri: Wisco, Oregon, Syracuse, and more *University of Oregon: running in Boston this Friday? Why?

    Charging Moose Shot At Middle School XC Race In Anchorage, Alaska It was shot and killed by a police officer when it charged at a pack of girl runners on the course. The officer was there watching his daughter race.

    Strength Equals Speed:
    Minnesota 800 Runners Using XC To Get Ready For Track They do the XC workouts, but tailored for mid-d training.
    *DyeStat's Doug Binder Shares Some Insight On The Debate Among Minnesota High Schools About Moving The Girls Up To The Same 5k Race Distance As Boys Currently Minnesota is among the minority of states where HS girls race shorter distance in XC; here they do 4k.

    The Telegraph: Ben Johnson evokes pity, not a feeling of redemption on return to Seoul Olympic Stadium One writer shares some good reasons why she feels Ben Johnson is a horrible choice to put as the face of a new anti-doping campaign.

    Usain Bolt Renews Puma Sponsorship Deal Through After The 2016 Rio Olympics
    *Deal Estimated At $10 Million A Year He'll also reportedly still get $4 million a year after he retires to act as a "Puma ambassador."

    XC News

    2013 5th Avenue Mile Photo Gallery

    Where Is The "Sport" Headed?

    Good Read: "The Festivalization Of Sport": Toni Reavis Adds To WSJ Article On How The "Everyone's A Winner" Mentality Is Taking Over And The Latest Generation Of Runners Are Less Competitive "But with the advent of the first Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego in 1998, we began to see the Lebow-anticipated devolution toward the participation-based completion model. ... accordingly, we have seen the gap between elite and also-ran grow to a black-hole depth as the linking ground of effort has been allowed to go fallow."

    Recommended Read: WSJ Article On How Today's Generation Of "Runners" Are Slower, Don't Run Hard And Are "Turning Some Races Into Parades" Article includes a quote from LRC's Rojo: "If you're going to get just as much praise for doing a four-hour marathon as a three-hour, why bother killing yourself training? It's hard to do well in a marathon if your idea of a long session is watching season four of 'The Wire.'"

    Doping: 7 Tested Positive At Worlds In Moscow