Quote Of The Day

"Boston Marathon in 2006, 13th mile, I realized my half marathon split was 1:02:44, which was my PR for half marathon because I hadn't raced a half marathon before. We were also on World Record Pace ... at the Boston Marathon course ... and no tailwind. The second half was not that fast."

- Meb Keflezighi's number 18 on his "26 most memorable miles" talking about the 2006 Boston Marathon, where he ended up finishing 3rd in 2:09:56.

Elite Distance News

IAAF Recap Of South America Junior Track Champs Ecuador's Angela Tenorio was a highlight winning the 100m in a wind-aided 11.24 and the 200m in 23.35.

UK Telegraph Writer: "It's time to stop being misty-eyed about the Olympics."

Sunday Marathon Action - 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront *Results

Ethiopia: Recap Of 1st-Ever Haile Gebrselassie Marathon Gudisa Shentema, a 2:07 guy, ran and won the race in honor of Haile, who watched the race with friends.

Lanni Marchant Sets New Canadian National Record In Women's Marathon - Runs 2:28:00 In Toronto Deressa Chimsa of Ethiopia has set a new Canadian soil record of 2:07:05.
MB: Lanni Marchant 2:31 in 2012, 2:28:00 in 2013. Athletics Canada still defends denying "rising star" status

CBC: Canadian Records Toppled At Toronto Marathon Eric Gillis ran 2:11:49 and came up short in his bid for the Canadian men's record.
Toronto Star: Marchant Smashes Record
*IAAF Recap
Masters: MB: Ed Whitlock ran 3:41:58 to set age 82 record, Hosaka misses age 62 record
*MB: 2013 Toronto Marathon coverage

Amsterdam: 3-Peat: Wilson Chebet Wins Amsterdam For Third Ttime, Breaks His Own Course Record With 2:05:36 Valentine Kipketer won the women's title in 2:23:02 as American Serena Burla was second in a new PR of 2:28:01.

Beijing: Tadese Tola Breaks 27-Year-Old Beijing Marathon Course Record With 2:07:16 Sprint Finish Win (link fixed) Zhang Yingying won the women's title in 2:31:19.

Birmingham: Uganda's Thomas Ayeko Wins BUPA Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon In 1:02:32 As GB's Chris Thompson Was 2nd (1:03:03) And Abdi Abdirahman 3rd (1:03:08) Aussie Collis Birmingham was 4th (1:03:44) and Olympic 10,000 bronze medalist Tariku Bekele was way back in 5th (1:04:36). GB's Gemma Steel broke her own CR to win in 1:10:19.

Kenyan Benjamin Ngandu Outkicks Yuki Kawauchi To Win Tokyo 20K 59:14 To 59:17

Detroit: 22-Year-Old Former Michigan Runner Zachary Ornelas Wins In 2:20 He's got a 14:12 5,000 PR.

Kenya: 2012 Berlin Marathon 5th Placer Agnes Jepkosgei Wins Kimbilio Marathon In 2:49 Alfred Kipsane won the men's race in 2:16.

Other Marathon News

Track News In The Off-Season

Not Directly Running-Related But Interesting: Tribute To Recently Passed 87-Year-Old Japanese "Marathon Monk" Yusai Sakai Sakai is famous for being one of only one of three men to complete the Sennichi Kaihogyo twice. The Senichi Kailhogyo is a seven-year "quest for enlightenment" that by the end has the monks walking 51 miles a day for 100 days on barely any sleep.

Desire By Some To Race Under A Fake Name Or Anonymously At Odds With Increased Security At Road Races Some are worried about privacy while others just want to run as Bruce Wayne, "Hugh Jass" or Kermit Frog.

Former Head Of Jamaican Anti-Doping Renee Anne Shirley Throws Out More Accusations Against The Organization, Claiming They've "Never Carried Out A Blood Test" She claims they received 30 blood testing kits, but never used them and also says that she thinks Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test for a diuretic should have resulted in a 2-year ban.

Week That Was

LRC Week That Was: Dennis Kimetto, Rita Jeptoo And All Things Chicago Marathon, Kim Smith, Stephen Sambu Pick Up $100k, Haile Gebrselassie Still Has It We look at just how good Kimetto's and Jeptoo's Chicago performances were, explain why we're not crazy about the BAA Distance Medley's gimmicky prize money structure and remind you that even at 40 years old, Geb is still very, very good.

Drug News

NCAA Stuff

Sprint / Field News

Non-Marathon News

Army Ten Miler: Former Fordham Runner Kerri Gallagher Sets Army 10 Miler Course Record (54:56) Gallagher is coached by Matt Centrowitz. The men's winner was Moscow WC marathon sixth placer Solonei da Silva, who ran 48:04.

Half Marathon In Valencia Spain:
Jacob Kendagor (58:58) And Joyce Chepkirui (68:15) Win (tranlated from Spanish) Chepkirui beat her training teammate Emily Chebet (68:20).

Wisconsin And Pre-Nats *Wisconsin Results *Pre-Nats Men's Results/Photos *Pre-Nats Women's Results/Photos *All NCAA XC Weekend Action

European News

Doping News

Fionnuala Britton And The Irish Women's XC Team Looking To Defend Their Individual And Team Euro XC Champs Titles This December In Belgrade

SA Olympic Committee Unhappy With IAAF As Organizational Mess With Suspended ASA Continues

Track News

  • Pro / HS XC News

    RIP: Dog Who Recently Bandited A Half Marathon Dies Of A Heart Attack The dog got free from his owners and ran the half marathon in 2:15, even receiving a finisher's medal.

    Study Finds That Only 12.2% Of Women 50 And Older Are Happy With Their Body Size Those that are happy are highly active.

    Kenyan Marathoning News

    Trailer For New Documentary On Steve Prefontaine Called "Pre's People" The documentary is the first to center around Pre's life in his hometown, Coos Bay, Oregon and is shown "through the eyes of his fans."
    *Film Website
    *RW Interview With Executive Producers Travis Johnson And Brad Jenkins