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Early On Ryan and Meb Were Side by SideLRC American Strong: The Untold Story Of American Teamwork And How Ryan Hall Helped Meb Win Boston American Meb Keflezighi rightfully got the glory but his American competitors helped him out. The untold story of American Strong.

“Best article I’ve ever read I believe.”-@GreccoCole
Dick Patrick – Meb Strong: How Meb Worked His Magic Once Again Meb once again pulled it off, when very few thought he could. Dick Patrick tells us how the deserving champ did it.


What American Men Have Been Dreaming of Doing for 31 Years

LRC The American Drought Is Over: Meb Keflezighi Wins The 2014 Boston Marathon The American drought is over. American Meb Keflezighi ran an extremely gutsy race to hold off Wilson Chebet and win the 2014 Boston Marathon. Nick Arciniaga and Jeff Eggleston were in the top 10 as Ryan Hall was 20th in finishing his first marathon in three years.

 Literal Drama In The Courtroom? 

 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.

The 118th Boston Is Monday *Results *Tracking *Full Elite Fields *LRC Boston Photo Gallery

Flanagan Spent at the Finish

LRC Four Thoughts On The Women’s Race: Shalane’s Bid For Glory, Jeptoo’s Incredible Final 3 Miles, The 2:18 And 2:19 Clubs, And Desi Linden We break down the women’s race: Flanagan’s move bold or foolish?, Rita Jeptoo crushed the final 3.2 miles, the 2:18 and 2:19 clubs have 2 more members, and Desi Linden.

Rita Jeptoo Wins Boston 2014 Rita Jeptoo Crushes It The Final 10k To Win Boston Marathon In 2:18:57 Rita Jeptoo took care of business. American Shalane Flanagan set a blistering early pace and then Rita Jeptoo brought it home in convincing fashion to smash the Boston course record. Flanagan held on for the fastest time by an American in Boston.

LRC Boston Photo Gallery (32 Photos Now, We’ll Have Hundreds Tomorrow)

Weekend Track Results – Results: *Mt. SAC *Oregon Relays *ACC

Update On Sierra Leone’s London Marathon 20th Placer Mamie Konneh Lahun, Who Went Missing Afterwards It has come out that she deliberately disappeared after the race to stay in the UK, but she has called her teammate saying that she plans on returning to Sierra Leone.

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

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.

 Non-Boston Action 

Photos: Rojo’s Personal Saturday Photos Of Boston Scene, BAA 5k, Mile, Desi Davila Brooks Press Conference Rojo’s are always more interesting than the pro photos above.


5k Analysis: 5 Takeaways From The 2014 BAA 5k: Molly Surprises Herself, Gebremeskel Says True Can Break 13:00, Sambu Says Abdi Can Run 2:08, More Also post-race interviews with the pros or get them below.
Interviews: Molly Huddle, Ben True, Dejen Gebremeskel, Stephen Sambu

Recap: Gebremeskel Edges Ben True, Molly Huddle Gets Poignant Win Ben True keeps upping his game.
On The Boards: Watch out world,the Americans r coming: Molly Huddle gets upset win, Ben True just misses against Gebremeskel!

Morgan Uceny on her way to victory in the 2014 B.A.A. Invitational Mile against (left to right) Violah Lagat, Chelsea Reilly, Heather Kampf and Laura Crowe (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly) (click for gallery)

BAA Mile: Morgan Uceny And Nick Willis Get Convincing Wins (link fixed) Heather Kampf 2nd, Felnagle 3rd. Paul Robinson of Ireland 2nd, Leo 3rd.
Interviews Above Or Here: Men: Leo, Robinson Women: Uceny, Kampf, Felnagle
*Photos: Victor Sailers’, Rojo’s

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

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.