Meb Still Making News

A MUST READ: The Inside Story: How did Meb get far enough ahead to win 2014 Boston? Toni Reavis tells you Reavis has the scoop of what went on in the top African pack.

Interesting NY Times Article: What Good Marathons And Bad Investments Have In Common Researchers say the same motivation that gets you to push yourself under 3 hours can make you hang on to a bad investment too long.

Sprint / Jumps News

No More Marathon For Mo Farah?

 Jamaica Dominates At CARIFTA Games 

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

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

Penn And Drake Relays Have Started *Drake Live Results/Start Lists/Schedule (Update: Watch live at 7:40 pm Fri., 3-5 Sat.) *Penn Live Results/Start Lists/Schedule (Watch live 12:30 – 3 pm ET Sat.)

Live Now Drake Pro Races: Watch on Hurdles/Field events first, Men’s 400 at 9pm eastern, women’s 1500m at 9:25 eastern. The 400 just happened so the official schedule is off. Women’s 1500 may be earlier 9pm eastern? Schedule here

Tonight 9:00 pm ETShow Me the Money: Brenda Martinez, Morgan Uceny, Rowbury, Moser Racing for $25,000 Tonight, Men's 400: Merritt vs James vs Wariner for $25k

Hy-Vee has put up some serious $$$ at Drake the last two years ($50,000 in select events, the DL only offers $30,000) and it has started getting the World’s best to Drake. The men’s 400m is absolutely sick with LaShawn Merritt, Kirani James, Santos, Wariner, and Christian Taylor. The highlight for LRC fans is a stellar women’s 1500 where many of America’s take on Hellen Obiri for $25k. We preview all of Friday’s pro action including a winner take all grudge match shuttle hurdle relay with Lolo Jones. Watch live: 400 at 9:00 pm ET *1500 at 9:25 ET

Oregon celebrates DMR win via @thepennrelaysPenn: Friday: LRC Edward Cheserek Wows The Penn Relays Crowd – Turns on Jets In Final 300 and Gives Oregon a Resounding Victory in Men’s DMR Indoors, Stanford crushed Oregon. Outdoors, with Fleet and Cheserek, it was time for some revenge and oh boy was Cheserek good.

LRC Déjà vu: Villanova and Emily Lipari Kick Past Cuffe and Stanford For 4 x 1500 Crown – Abbey D 4:08 split! If you read yesterday’s recap, you know exactly what happened today.

MB: Stanford Bound Olivia Baker’s runs 2:02.55 anchor leg – fastest in Penn HS history She gave her HS team Columbia it’s second straight COA win.

US Mid-D News: Spikes Mag: A Day in the Life of Nick Symmonds Symmonds, like’s JK loves Dr. Pepper, eats 4-5,000 calories a day (but barely touches breakfast). In the afternoons, he often tries to learn Spanish.

 More Upcoming Track Action 

The US Road Mile Champs Were Tuesday In Des Moines

David Rudisha’s Younger Brother Dreams About Following In His Footsteps And Breaking The 800 WR Francis Leparon Rudisha is in high school and has a 400 PR of 49.38.

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

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.

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)

 Non-Boston Action 

Previous Drake/Penn News

Drake – Wed: WR Holder Renaund Lavillenie Returns To Competition and Wins in 18-8 3/4 at Drake PV Mall Competition Cuba’s Yarisley Silva won the women’s comp in a world lead of 15-4 1/4 (4.68m). *Video *Photo Gallery *Athlete Quotes

Penn: Recommended Read: NY Times: Penn Relays – The meet that never stopped running The article includes a historical photo gallery of Jesse Owens, Roger Bannister, etc. *Photos

Kenyan News: Moses Mosop And Abel Kirui Return To Action

Soon will more than 200,000 have read this?
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.

 More Post-Boston News 

 NCAA Stuff 

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