LRCWhat A Race: 4 X 800 Record Falls In Tremendous Battle To The Line

This one lived up to the hype. The US All-Stars anchored by Erik Sowinski just held off Michael Rutt's NY/NJ Track Club team as both teams broke the previous world record. Recap, analysis and post-race video from the 4 x 800 record setters and Robby Andrews and Nick Symmonds.

RRWWorld Record For USA In 4 X 800, World Junior Record For Cain Highlight 2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

The US All-Stars anchored by Erik Sowinski set the world record in the 4 x 800 just ahead of Michael Rutt's NY/NJ Track Club team that broke the previous WR as well. Tremendous race. Mary Cain improved her 1,000m world junior record, Jenny Simpson kicked a lap early in the 2-mile and missed the American record as a result, Nick Willis won the mile, and Galen Rupp dropped out with a minor injury, Kim Conley dominated the 2k, and Ryan Hill placed third in the 3,000 and showed he's the real deal.
Post-Race Videos: Galen Rupp Dropped Out, Mary Cain WJR, Erik Sowinski After 4 X 800 World Record, Michael Rutt Just Misses, Jenny Simpson Kicked A Lap Early, Nick Willis Winner, Leo Manzano Last, Ryan Hill 8:35 *18 MORE Post-Race Videos

*USATF Recap According to the USATF, Solomon’s “all-star” team gets the World Record, but the NJ-NY Track Club will officially hold the American record “because all members of a relay team breaking an AR must be members of the same recognized club.”
*Quotes From Top Athletes

Weekend College Action *All NCAA Action

Fan Twitter Q&A With US 5K Record Holder Molly Huddle Huddle says she’d like to run a marathon before 2016.

University Of Oregon’s Pepsi Team Invitational Gone Without Explanation The invy is a quadrangular meet that has been a “centerpiece of Oregon’s home track & field regular season since 1987,” but is now gone and in an interview, head coach Robert Johnson refused to explain why. Ken Goe points out that this was always the key home meet and one of the rare scored meets in the NCAA.

Russian Athletes Prepare For Russian Indoor Champs Feb. 17th – 19th Coach of Olympic HJ champ Ivan Ukhov says Ukhov didn’t hit the WR in his last meet because he was “over motivated.”


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?

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.

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

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

LRC6 Thoughts On The Men's Action: Is Ryan Hill The US's New #1? Nick Willis Might Be In Form Of His Life, Galen Rupp Thinks He's Fine

Nick Willis won the mile as Galen Rupp dropped out and Leo Manzano got last place. Hagos G won the 3k, but the big news was Ryan Hill has officially arrived.

LRC6 Thoughts On The Women: Mary Cain Wants More, Jenny S Kicks Too Early, Kim Conley Dominates And Let's Don't Forget Chanelle Price

Mary Cain keeps rolling, Jenny Simpson entertained, Treniere Moser is going for it, Chanelle Price keeps improving and Kim Conley is crushing everyone. Analysis and video interviews.

US Mid-D News

IAAF Weekend Indoor Roundup: Russian High Jumpers Ivan Ukhov And Alesky Dmitrik Both Clear 2.40m At Arnstadt HJ Meet In Germany Ukhov, the Olympic champ, won on countback and this was the first time ever a HJer cleared as high as 2.40m and lost.

 UK News 

Dibaba Does It Again *Results *Video

 More International Racing 

Two-Time World Champion Edna Kiplagat Isn’t Worried About Tirunesh Dibaba Making Her Debut At The London Marathon Kiplagat said, “It’s good we are having Tirunesh as a debutante but it will not be easy for her. Marathon is four times what she has been running, 10,000m. She has to make a lot of sacrifice to make sure she is going to handle the marathon.”

Mo And The Marathon

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?


NB Pre-Race

LRC Leo Manzano Reveals He’s Now Self-Coached, Hoping To Represent USA At 2014 World Indoors We flew up to Boston a day early and are glad we did as the pre-race press conference certainly was informative. Ryan Ponsonby is no longer coaching Leo, who is looking to hit it hard in indoors this year. Guess what he ran recently for 1k in practice?

Major Drug Scandals?

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.

UK News: GB Indoor Champs This Weekend

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

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LRCWhat's Your 2013 Running Photo Of The Year?

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