Week In Review

WTWDistance Runners Can't Dance, Run Over The Summer, Don't Set Goals, The Joys Of Being Called A Steroid-Using Hermaphrodite And Words Of Wisdom From Janet Bawcom

In the final week of 2013, Janet Bawcom reflects on Christmas and how far she's come, Phoebe Wright gets cult status on LetsRun.com after giving out some dating advice, Haile G can't dance, free goal setting advice, free healthy living advice, and a flash mob from India.

New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Races Have Begun

Edward Rotich repeats at Brazil’s historic São Silvestre Road Race as Kenyans go 1-2-3 Rotich won close to $25,0o0 in the 89th edition of the race in 43:48 (last year he won in 44:04). Nancy Kipron of Kenya won the women’s title in 51:58.
*Translated Recap of São Silvestre Road Race From O Globo – Brazil’s #1 paper Gionavi dos Santos was the top Brazilian finisher (4th,44:50) as Moroccan Abderrahime Elasri was fifth. It will be interesting to see if Rotich now goes to defend his title in Cuiabra where he was infamously tackled mid-race last year.
*Pre-race article from O Globo

News From The Commonwealth

News From Japan

Doping News

Pole Vault / Jumps / Walking News

Athletes Of The Year

In Tightest Voting Ever, HJer Bohdan Bondarenko Wins Track & Field News Athlete Of Year Award The 23-year-old HJer, who went 7-10¾ this year, edged Usain Bolt by a single point as Mo Farah was third and Mo Aman fourth.

LaShawn Merritt & Brianna Rollins Are TFN’s US Athletes Of The Year Jenny Simpson (#5) and Brenda Martinez (#7) and Nick Symmonds (#5) and Galen Rupp (#10) were the only mid-d/distance women/men in the top 10.

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Sunday Action

Sprint/Jump News

Another Slow Weekend

Yearly Review

Coach Of UK 400 World Champ Christine Ohuruogu Feels Her Best Years Are Bet To Come Even Though She’s Almost 30 He says “she is a 29-year-old in a 26-year-old’s body” and they are planning on her being at the peak of her career in Beijing 2015 and Rio 2016.

The Most Innovative Product Wejo Saw While at The Running Event 2013

LRC Bia Multi Sport GPS: The Only GPS With A Cellular Modem, SOS Alert And Live Tracking

LRC's Wejo travelled to the annual running specialty conference, The Running Event, in Austin earlier this month and he left being most impressed with a product that officially wasn't part of the conference. It's called Bia and it's the only GPS watch with a cellular modem, SOS Alert, and live tracking. If a loved one wants to know where you are when you're running and you don't want to carry a phone, this is the product for you. Read all about it.

Not Your Normal Races

 Or Normal News 

Olympic Writer Alan Abrahamson Slams Dennis Rodman For Going To N. Korea Next Month “Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is not engaging in ‘sports diplomacy’ by going to North Korea and hanging out, or not, with the dictator Kim Jong Un. All he’s doing is creating publicity for Dennis Rodman.” Kim Jong Un is a bad, bad man. “On his birthday last year, Kim reportedly handed out copies of’ Mein Kampf‘ as gifts.”

Looking Ahead To 2014

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