5-Year-Old To Run Half Marathon On Saturday In Trenton According to RW he would "become just the second person his age to officially complete a 13.1-mile race." He's apparently already done 13 miles in training.

US News

UK Stuff

Sad News, But A Great Way To Go Out: Oldest Women's Finisher At 2013 New York City Marathon, Joy Johnson, Dies Day After Race After Falling At Mile 20 Johnson refused to go the hospital, kept going, finished, and did the Today show the next day and then died in her sleep that night. She always wanted to die running, so she went out doing what she loved.

*Geoffrey Mutai Talks To Sean Hartnett Day After 2013 New York Marathon Win (Video)
*Meet The One Millionth New York City Marathon Finisher Julissa Sarabia ran 5:19:47.
*Runner With Down Syndrome Becomes First To Fnish NYC Marathon

Administrative News

IAAF Athlete Of The Year Men's News From Day Before

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah And Bohdan Bondarenko Named Finalists For IAAF World Athlete Of The Year Award The winner will be chosen at  the 2013 World Athletics Gala in Monaco on November 16th.

New York *Men's Results *Women's Results *LRC Photo Gallery

Men: LRC Ten Takeaways About The 2013 ING New York City Marathon Men's Race And Geoffrey Mutai We start by asking just how good was Mutai before telling you about the happiest second place finisher ever, tell you that Ryan Vail has a lot to be proud of, Meb Keflezighi impressed us immensely even though he finished 20th 23rd, who had the biggest breakthrough, and a reminder to Stanley Biwott that the marathon is more than 26 miles, not 23.
*LRC Meb Keflezighi on Finishing: "I'm doing (it) for Boston and for what happened and I'm doing it for America." Text/video.

Race Recap: Man Among Boys, Geoffrey Mutai Wins NYC Marathon RRW Geoffrey Mutai pulled way from Stanley Biwott in the 23rd mile and then cruised to an impressive victory. Tsegaye Kebede was second and picked up the $500,000 WMM crown. Ryan Vail was the top American. *Results *LRC Photo Gallery

NYC On The Boards:

Non-LRC NYC Coverage


MB: Official 2013 ING New York City Marathon Live Discussion Thread

Predictions: You Heard It Here First, NYC Will Be Slow LRC coaching genius, John Kellogg, who predicted the 2:03 in Boston in 2011, has seen the forecast for NY and says the winning time could be over 2:10. We still expect the favorites Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo to triumph.

More: *NY Times Article On Yuki Kawauchi: "Japanese Civil Servant Runs Marathon for Fun, Not Profit"

Previous NYC News

Friday: LRC On Comeback From Soleus Tear, American Meb Keflezighi Hoping To Defy Doubters Yet Again Meb revealed he partially tore his soleus in early September. He nearly pulled out, but America's best hope has really had things turn around the last few weeks and will go into NY not tapered as he's been playing catchup.
Meb: "I'm going to play year to year but this is not going to be my last marathon. If I can run within my PR, why stop?"

Teammates Alisha Williams And Mattie Suver Hoping For Low 2:30s The Scott Simmons-coached athletes think they are ready.

American Ryan Vail Ready To Take Next Step Forwards After Six Weeks Over 140 MPW On Average The former Okla. State Cowboy also talks NCAA XC action, giving props to the CU Buffs and NAU Lumberjacks.

Thursday News:
LRC Edna Kiplagat And Priscah Jeptoo Are Both Ready To Battle For $600,000 Two-time World Champion Edna Kiplagat and Virgin London Marathon Champ Priscah Jeptoo are the favorites for the 2013 ING NYC Marathon and both said Friday they are ready for their $500,000 battle on Sunday.

LRC Training Partners Kim Smith And Amy Hastings Talk Confidently - Smith Says Hastings Is At New Level In 2013 Amy Hastings has upped her training and can hang with training partner Kim Smith now. Both hope that means for a strong result on Sunday.

LRC Catching Up With Europe's Leading Women Entrants: Lisa Stublic Of Croatia, Sabrina Mockenhaupt Of Germany And Portugal's Ana Dulce Félix Mockenhaupt is thrilled to be in NY as she loves Americans, whom she calls "crazy" but in a great way; Dulce Félix reveals she's trying to overcome the sudden death of her father, and Stublic hopes she can PR yet again.

NYRR Dash To The Finish Line Video Interviews: *
LRC Evan Jager Talks about his 2013 season and 2014.
*LRC Chris Derrick Reflects On His 2013 Track And Cross-Country Season Derrick looks back at 2013, looks ahead to 2014 (sub-13:00 and sub-27:00 are on the horizon), and talks about German Fernandez, Alan Webb and you LRC message boarders.
*LRC Nick Willis Talks about World Speed Golf, running the 5k at Commonwealths and a marathon debut? *LRC Ben True On His 2013 "Almost Year" Before 2013 NYRR Dash To The Finish Line
*LRC Lisa Uhl Talks about her move to Iowa being the right choice despite a subpar 2012 and her marathon debut. *LRC Sara Hall Talks about a possible marathon debut, Ryan Hall and more.

Non-LRC NYC Coverage

Doping News: Another Argument For Lifetime Bans


International Elites In The News

International: Bolt Wants Sub-19 In 2014

News From Russia

Not Your Everyday Reads

News From Kenya

Post-NYC / Distance News: Dennis Kimetto Says Chicago Was A Missed WR Opportunity

NYC Women *Men's Results *Women's Results *LRC Photo Gallery

Women: LRC 6 Takeaways From The Fascinating Women's Race Big props to runner-up Buzunesh Deba, an awful day for the Americans and - most importantly - did a mysterious man on a bicycle save the day for Priscah Jeptoo, who is the greatest women's distance runner in the world right now?

Race Recap 
Priscah Jeptoo Comes From Behind For $625,000 Victory RRW 14 miles into the race, Priscah Jeptoo was 3:24 behind 2011 runner-up Buzunesh Deba. Jeptoo had to catch her if she wanted to win $600,000. She did it in impressive fashion as Deba held on for second. Top results. Adriana Nelson was the top American. *Results

Other News

*LRC Photo Gallery link fixed

NYRR Dash To The Finish Line 5k *Women's Results/Finish/Post-Race Video *Men's Results/Finish/Post-Race Video LRC Photo Gallery

LRC Nick Willis Over Sam Chelanga, Aaron Braun link fixed
Nick Willis
showed he's pretty good at 5k with a big kick the final 800m to get the win over Ben True's new training partner Sam Chelanga and Aaron Braun. Recap, results, post-race video.
LRC Chris Solinsky's Still Got The Fire After His 14th Place Finish: "It's Embarrassing" ... "It Was Really Bad" ... "A Shit Performance" Video and text.

LRC Molly Huddle Over Emily Infeld & Shalane Flanagan updated Molly Huddle got the best of Jerry Schumacher-coached athletes Emily Infeld and Shalane Flanagan as she won in course record time. Recap, results, post-race video.

LRC Photo Gallery

Other Weekend Results

More Friday NYC

LRC Geoffrey Mutai Has Answers For All Of You Who Say You Can't Run A 2:03 Marathon Clean LRC asked Geoffrey what he would tell people who say it's not possible to run 2:03 clean. He had a good answer. Video and text.

LRC Ageless Veteran Martin Lel Is Back In New York 10 Years After His First NY Victory Lel's body of work in the early part of the decade was amazing. He's still hoping to win on Sunday in his second race of the year.
*NYRR: Healthy Martin Lel Hopes To Recapture Youth In NYC; Says He "Can't Predict Anymore" If He Can Win

LRC Yuki Kawauchi, The Citizen Runner, Invades The 2013 New York City Marathon: Five Takeaways This is the 9th of 11 marathons for Yuki in 2013 and we no longer think his racing is quite as crazy as we once did.
*Brett Larner's Japanese NYC Preview Kawauchi says he wants to beat Meb.

Day 2 Media Day

LRC Tsegaye Kebede is Confident: "I think the money is mine. Nobody will take it." We really enjoyed talking to Kebede, one of the most consistent marathoners in history, who was full of smiles and confident he'll win the $500,000 jackpot on Sunday.

Stephen Kiprotich: "I Can't Run 2:03" - Kiprotich Video Before 2013 ING New York City Marathon Plus he reveals he didn't want to initially run the World Champs, but the Ugandan federation encouraged him and he walked away with Gold.
*Stephen Kiprotich Happy To Have Uganda Training Partner Jackson Kiprop In NYC With HIm Kiprop ran with Kiprotich for a while in Moscow before fading to 10th place.
Stephen Kiprotich, Tsegaye Kebede Ready To Duel For World Marathon Majors Title

Wesley Korir: Marathon Champion, Member Of Parliament, Humanitarian Korir's learned a lot from the US and has taken it back home to Kenya, where he wants to try to stop the corruption and fat cats. Also, read this if you want to run just 40 mpw and get 5th at the Boston marathon.
USA Today: Wesley Korir Mixes Running And Politics To Work Against Terrorism

Thursday Video:
LRC Stephen Kiprotich The Olympic champ didn't want to run Worlds but the federation urged him to. He left with a gold medal.
*LRC Wesley Korir The Kenyan member of Parliament gets paid $10k a month to be in Parliament. More coming from Wesley and Stephen. *LRC Tsegaye Kebede

Ashton Eaton Plans On Defending His World Indoor Heptathlon Title It will be Eaton's only combined events competition of the year as he focuses on individual events such as trying to do 400 hurdles.

Day 1 Media Day

Day 1 Media Day:
Discount Firehiwot Dado And Buzunesh Deba At Your Own Peril; The Two Ethiopians Say They've Been Training Better Than Ever LRC totally discounted Firehiwot Dado and Buzunesh Deba two years ago at the ING NYC Marathon. (Full disclosure: We even thought Dado's name was Dado Firehiwot). We're not going to do it this year. The two Ethiopians are primed and ready for NYC 2013.
RRW: Close Friends Dado, Deba Happy To Be Back In New York City The 1 and 2 from 2011 are back in NYC again.

Former Hobby Jogger, Now Pro, Yolanda Caballero's Still Inspired By Her Husband 21 Months After His Death; Words Of Wisdom From Super Master Chema Martinez Yolanda Caballero was a hobby jogger and then her now-deceased husband made her world class. At 42, Spain's Jose Manual "Chema" Martinez wants to be a factor in NYC.

More From Wednesday:
After World Championships Silver, Valerie Straneo Ready For More In NYC The 37-year-old Straneo made a name for herself with her silver medal at the recent World Champs.
*2013 ING NYC Marathon Honors Boston Marathon With Yellow Line To Finish

USA Today: "Films On Lance Armstrong Have Titantic-Like Appeal?" A long look at the three movies and documentary (The Armstrong Lie) that are in the works. The documentary is set to be released in select cities Friday.

Olympic Games News

More NCAA (Full Updated Conference Champs Coverage Farther Down)

Conference XC Action *Results Central

Friday's New York City Marathon On The Run Video Show (Meb, Mutai, Alisha Williams, Jason Hartmann, David Epstein, Wejo). More Episodes Here.

Don't Think You Can Run 2:03 Clean? Geoffrey Mutai Wants To Talk To You (More Here).

Episode #2 On The Run With Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit, Stephen Kiprotich, More (Larger Here). Each Night At 8pm Eastern Here.

Random Stuff: Harry Potter Is Seb Coe

Weekly Recap

LRC Week That Was 10/29/13 - Walking On At Wisconsin, Marathon Abstinence, And Wilson Kipsang's World Record Is Broken? (link fixed) This week, we give out free coaching advice to Alberto Salazar and Shannon Rowbury, introduce you to a true hero for walk-ons at Wisconsin, and talk about marathon abstinence and teetotalers at Rio 2016. Plus running in the Serengeti, bad running journalism and Wilson Kipsang's world record is broken?

Sunday: Inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler Attracts Strong American Field Men's field is led by Americans Brent Vaughn, Andrew Carlson, Jon Grey and Fernando Cabada, who face Kenyan Julius Kogo and Scottish runner Andrew Lemoncello. The women are led by Ethiopia's Askale Merachi.

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