Duane Solomon Opens With 1:43.88 At Mt. SAC Results and MBoard thread. Super-impressive. Erik Sowinski 1:44.58. Full Mt. SAC results here. Friday distance highlights here.

For Your Saturday Evening Pleasure: Oregon Relays 5k: Centro, Cheserek, Jenkins, Puskreda, Levins Schedule here.
*Free Live Stream Underway Here 5,000m @ 7:55 Pacific, 10:55pm Eastern.

The 118th Boston Is Monday *Full Elite Fields *LRC Pre-Boston Photo Gallery

LRCCan An American Man Really Win Boston On Monday? We Break Down The Odds

Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi are the best chances for ending the 30-year drought. Can one of them really win? There is a chance (somewhere between 1/27 and 1/19,000). We break it down for you.

Don’t Forget BAA Miles & 5ks This Weekend *BAA 5k Start Lists

USATF Secures Some Big $$$ (This Is Not April Fools)

2014 London *Results *Video Highlights *TV & Replay Info *Lots Of Great Video Interviews *Full Coverage: 2014 London Marathon Special Section

LRC Analysis: 7 Thoughts About The Men’s Race – The Great Wilson Kipsang, The Awful Haile G, Kenenisa Bekele’s Big Day And Props To Mo Farah? After recovering from some awful pacing by Haile G, world record holder Wilson Kipsang was truly special after 30km. He was the big winner today on the streets in London but it also was a great day for Kenenisa Bekele … and we think surprisingly in some way for Mo Farah as well. Plus is it time for London to get rid of rabbits? *Video Highlights

RRW American Ryan Vail Cracked The Top Ten And PRed But He Wants More: “I had to do a lot more leading than I was hoping.”

2014 Rotterdam/Non-London Road Results

Non-Boston Friday

LRC Mt. SAC 5k: Jordan Hasay Goes For It, Abbey D’Agostino Outkicks Her, But Sweden’s Meraf Bahta Wins Abbey-Hasay-Brenda Matchup In the end, Abbey D was only 3rd, Jordan Hasay 6th, and Brenda Martinez 8th, but there was a lot of drama getting there as Jordan showed no fear once again, Abbey outkicked her, but the internationals came out on top. Jordan did set a PR. In other action, Matt Hughes won the steeple and Kennedy Kithuka the 5k. *Results

 Something Called The Boston Marathon Is Monday 

LRCRyan Hall - The Best Is Yet To Come: “100% Healthy And Really Excited” For Boston, Says Last 2 Years The “Best Of My Career”

America’s fastest marathoner has not finished a marathon in 2 years, but after a training stint at 9,000 feet in Ethiopia, he is healthy and upbeat on his chances Monday. The last two years he hopes lead to a “very significant improvement to my marathon running.”

 Pistorius Trial Will Start Up Again May 5th 

Weekly Recap

LRCChanelle And Leo Get Paid, Kara Goucher Gets Injured, Sub-4 Alert For Blake Haney, Free Marathon Tips From Kipchoge And Kipsang, And Haile G Says 18 Is Too Young

This week we tell you who had a good week: Shalane, Deena, Chanelle, Leo, Hawi, John Hayes, a 9.99 guy, and a few you haven't heard of, and who had a bad week: Oscar P and the sport of running. Plus some praise for Kim Collins, some free marathon training advice and a $3,000 challenge for Kara Goucher.

Weekend Action Of Note That We Didn’t Have Space For

LRCDavid Epstein Talks About Roger Bannister (On Final Day To Back Roger Bannister Film On Kickstarter)

David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, has struck up a relationship with the great Roger Bannister. Hear what Bannister has to say about genetics and running and back the new Bannister film: Bannister: Everest On The Track on Kickstarter.

Boston Women

LRCThe International 2014 Boston Marathon Women's Field

Don't be uneducated when you watch Monday's Boston Marathon. We break down the international portion of the field. Rita Jeptoo headlines three returning champs in the field, we've also got an LRC fan, and a Dibaba. And if a blond haired woman crosses the line first and it's not Shalane, we've got you covered.

 Administrative News

Jamaican Doping News: CAS Calls Anti-Doping Program “Deplorable”

 Wrong Place, Wrong Time 

Recommended Read: BAA Runner Dan Harper Shares His Nerve-Wracking Experience Of Getting Detained By The Police While On A Run During The Manhunt For The Second Boston Bomber Last Year Harper talks about how he was stopped during his morning run and was detained, cuffed and questioned for 45 minutes until the cops could validate that he was not one of the Boston bombing suspects.

London Women

LRCFour Thoughts On London: The Sprint Finish, Dibaba's Dropped Bottle And Debut, And Kiplagat Coming Through

We dissect the women's London Marathon including the sprint finish, the bottle drop, and Dibaba's debut. Is Edna Kiplagat the new #1 in the World?

 High School: Alexa Efraimson Misses 9:48 3,200 Record