Dibaba Does It Again *Results *Video

Week That Was: January 27th – February 2nd

LRCWeek In Review: Was Genzebe Dibaba's 3:55.17 The Fastest Clean 1,500 Ever Run? The Marathon Trials Go To LA, The Depth Of Japanese Road Racing And Fast Collegiate DMRs And 3Ks

We're a little bit late getting this up this week, but it's worth recapping a week that saw possibly the greatest women's 1,500m ever run, one of the greatest high school 3,000m ever run, and some crazy-fast collegiate DMR action.

News From East Africa

Queens Of The Vault

Craig Virgin Calls For More Transparency With Supplements/TUEs

LRCRunning Legend Craig Virgin Calls For More Transparency Revealing The Medications And Supplements Athletes Are On: "In Sight It Must Be Right"

Two-time World Cross-Country champion Craig Virgin has called for more transparency in the legal supplements/medications athletes may be taking. LRC spoke with Virgin on his comments and with Galen Rupp’s agent Ricky Simms about Virgin’s comments and the calls for more transparency. Plus, Simms tells LRC Mo Farah has never been on thyroid medication.

Kenyan News: Anti-Doping Task Force Is Broke

 Sochi 2014 

More International Results From Sunday

 Not-So-Super Sunday 

Un-American Quote Of The Day? Nick Symmonds Isn’t Going To Watch The Super Bowl “Apparently, it is called the ‘Super Bowl,’ and several hundred million people will sit down to watch it. I know I’m in the minority, but I must be honest: I couldn’t care less about this particular game or the sport of football in general.”

RRWLos Angeles To Host 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

The 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon will be in Los Angeles. Reportedly, a USATF panel voted 5-0 to put the Trials in Houston, but that recommendation was ignored by USATF CEO Max Siegel. One big change, likely because of the panel favoring Houston, was the date of the LA Marathon (and the Trials) being moved to the middle of February, so athletes could double back to the Track Trials.
Discuss: Olympic Marathon Trials to Be in LA


Ed Torres Reveals LA To Pay Athletes $100,000 Less Than Houston Would Have For 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

LA, according to Torres, is offering $100,000 less in prize money for the Trials than Houston. If LA is such a great place to offer the Trials, shouldn't that mean more publicity, more sponsorship, and more $ for the athletes. What about the athletes?

 More US Distance News 

 South Africa Updates 

IOC Debates Changes To Olympic Bidding Process A big topic of discussion is having a country bid, rather than a city, so that the Olympics could be spread out in different venues throughout a country. While this could reduce costs, many argue that it will kill the Olympics as a unified event.

Hampden Park In Glasgow Will Host London Leg Of Diamond League As Olympic Stadium Is Under Construction This is good preparation for the facility as it gets ready to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

This Week

Drug/Administrative News (Don’t Forget To Vote In Our Dirty/Clean Polls)

 NCAA Stuff 

 Not An Everyday Run 

Saturday’s US Track Action: Alexa Efraimson Breaks HS 3k Record *Results: *UW *Camel City *Penn State National *IU Relays *New Mexico *All Weekend NCAA Action

Let Us Introduce You To The Hottest Runner In The NCAA

LRC Will Geoghegan Q & A: The Secrets Of Going From 4:05 To 3:58 In The Mile Are Revealed Will Geoghegan‘s story shows not all track stars are born overnight – it just seems like it as he went from 4:05 to 3:58 last week. The Dartmouth senior is on a roll in 2014, leading the NCAAs in the mile, but it was not an easy ride to the top. Freshman year, he quit the Dartmouth team and was flunking his courses; now he’s going to have his pick of schools for his fifth year, unless he takes an LRC internship.
MB: Will Geoghegan to NOP?

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LRCWhat's Your 2013 Running Photo Of The Year?

Rojo, Wejo and Yohan Blake performing "The Beast" is our personal LRC photo of the year. What's your 2013 running photo of the year? Submit or tweet your entries to us. Winner gets a cool $100.

Biomechanics Expert Debunks Treadmill-Running Myths: The 1% Incline “Rule” Isn’t Actually A Rule A study found that setting the treadmill at a 1% incline made it equivalent to regular running only at 7:09 pace or faster.

 Sprint News 

Today’s Top Distance News

Saturday Live On NBC Sports Network 4:30-6pm Eastern *All NBIGP Coverage Here

Galen Rupp Running New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Mile On Saturday

Great news for track and field fans as Galen Rupp is now racing on live national television for the first time this year this Saturday at the NBIGP. It is also now official that Rupp will not try to break the American or world indoor record in the mile February 15 at Boston University.

 More US News: Alysia Montano Is Pregnant 

Dibaba 3:55.17 WR *Results *Video *MBoard Thread

Mo And The Marathon

 Paula Wants To Race Again 

Blazing DMRs Lead Friday’s NCAA Indoor Action