Another World Record Goes Down: Florence Kiplagat Runs 1:05:12

Florence KiplagatFlorence Kiplagat Flies To Half Marathon World Record Of 1:05:12 In Barcelona Kiplagat took 38 seconds off of Mary Keitany‘s 1:05:50 from 2011. En route, she also set the 20k WR at 1:01:56, which beat Keitany’s 1:02:36. Former 5k world champ Eliud Kipchoge defended his title in the men’s race in 1:00:52.
*MB: florence kiplagat 65:12 world record half marathon

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The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For: The Results For Our “Dirty” Or “Clean” Doping Polls

LRC World Record Holders “Dirty” Or “Clean” Doping Poll Results Without further ado, we present to you the results of our world record doping poll. LRC The “Dirty” Or “Clean” Doping Polls: Why Did We Do Them? Many of you get it. You voted and gave us some very interesting demographic data. We think you’ll find the data very interesting. Some of you don’t get it and have said so. Here we address some of your concerns.
*Blogger Reflects On LetsRun’s “Clean Or Dirty Polls” And Says It Has Helped Promote Belief In A Clean Sport He writes, “The most surprising aspect of the data to me was the percentage of voters who thought that athletes were clean. … This data is surprising because I thought that as a community we were more cynical than the numbers show.”
*MB: LetsRun “Clean or Dirty” Poll Discussion Thread
*MB: Wait a minute! Over 40% of letsrun visitors DON’T think El G was doped up?

Kenyan National XC Champs *Top 10 Results

World XC Junior Champ Faith Kipyegon And Japan-Based Bidan Karoiki Win Kenyan National Cross-Country Championships Kipyegon won in a kick beating Peris Chepchirchir and reigning World XC champ Emily Chebet as World 5,000 silver medalist Mercy Cherono was back in 10th. Karoiki beat World Junior XC silver medalist Leonard Barsoton by 7 seconds as last year’s surprise winner Philemon Rono was 6th.
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Gold, Silver, Bronze And Paper: Did You Know What The Fourth Through Eighth Place Finishers At The Olympics Get? Apparently they get a paper Olympic diploma signed by the IOC president.

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

*Galen Rupp Still Did A Workout After A DNF In NBIGP Mile Alberto Salazar said Rupp was racing in an experimental pair of Nike spikes, but did a “fantastic” post-race workout in his regular spikes after dropping out.
*MB: Classic: Experimental pair of nike shoes got Rupp injured
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.”
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Dibaba Does It Again *Results *Video


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.

LRCAlan Webb Retires From Track And Field

Webb, the American mile record holder, talks about his career after running one last mile in the place where he first broke 4:00.

LRC Millrose Men's Recap: Bernard Lagat Amazes Yet Again, Will Leer Stuns The Wanamaker Mile Field And A Frenchman Breaks The American Record

The men’s mid-d and distance action was pretty spectacular at the 2014 NYRR Millrose Games. We tell you all about it. Here’s an intro – imagine breaking a 33-year-old American record and finishing 5th.

LRC Women's Recap: Teens Mary Cain And Ajee Wilson Win As Does Kim Conley

Mary Cain won the mile, Ajee' Wilson the 800 and Kim Conley the 3,000.

Sainsbury Birmingham GP *Results

LRC Genzebe Dibaba Does It Again - Smashes 2-Mile World Record - 3rd World Record In 2 Weeks

Dibaba broke the old 9:06.28 record by running 9:00.48. Ethiopia’s Mo Aman ran the 7th-fastest indoor time ever (1:44.52), Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet beat Dejen Gebremeskel for the second time in two weeks in the 3,000, Great Britain’s Laura Muir got an upset win in the women’s 1,500, Kenya’s Nixon Chepseba won the men’s 1,500, and Angelika Cichoka took down the women’s 800 to get Polish fans excited for World Indoors, which they host. *Results
*IAAF Recap: US’s Olympic Silver Medalist Erik Kynard Won HJ In PR Of 2.34m Ivory Coast’s Muriel Ahoure beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as they both were timed at 7.10.
*James Dasaolu Beats Nesta Carter In 60m With World-Leading Time, But Crosses Line With An Injury It might be a strain and could keep him out of World Indoors.
*Athletics Weekly Recap

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RAK Half Marathon Was Early Friday

World’s #1-Ranked Marathoners Lelisa Desisa And Priscah Jeptoo Win 2014 Rak Half Marathon As Record 8 Men Break 60:00 In A Single Race Desisa, the 2013 Boston Marathon champion, won in 59:34 as Jeptoo (2013 NY and London winner) ran in 67:00. *IAAF Recap *MB: RAK HALF *LRC Preview

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.

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

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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.

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Doping News

The IAAF Fights Back And Re-Suspends Olympic 1,500 Champ Asli Cakir Alptekin For Biological Passport Violation The IAAF has appealed the Turks’ exoneration of Alptekin and now the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will decide. The verdict will be monumental as she’ll either get a lifetime ban or be named Olympic champion. *More 

Big Doping News

The Double Standard Continues: Tyson Gay Tested Positive After Trusting Doctor Of Many NFL Stars  David Epstein, in a joint piece for Pro Publica and Sports Illustrated, says that Tyson Gay tested positive this summer after seeing a doctor favored by a slew of NFL stars. It’s believed Gay’s positive resulted from him taking a cream which the manufacturer says doesn’t even have testosterone in it (but the label does), just DHEA – a substance legal in both the MLB and NFL but banned in track as it’s a steroid precursor. USADA has been told that Jon Drummond carried the cream around Monaco for Gay in 2012. *Piece On *Discuss On MB: Doping Double Standard Continues: D Epstein Reports Tyson Gay Tested Positive After Seeing Doctor Favorited By NFL Stars *LRC Archive: The Doping Double Standard In American Sports Needs To End

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?

LRC Alexa Efraimson Breaks Mary Cain’s High School And US Junior 3,000m Record With 9:00.16 High school junior and 16-year-old Alexa Efraimson came in 4th place in the 3,000m at the UW Invy, breaking Mary Cain‘s 9:02.10 record. We share a few quick thoughts on Efraimson’s extremely impressive run and tell you where it stacks up compared to Cain.