2014 Prefontaine Classic Is Friday-Saturday *Schedule / Results (10:15pm ET Fri./ 3:30pm ET Sat.) *TV/Stream Info

FridayCan Galen Rupp Really Break His American 10,000 Record?

Only 3 men have gone sub 26:48 in 7 years and Rupp will try and be #4. Rupp will face a deep field, including Leonard Komon, Sam Chelanga, World bronze medalist Paul Tanui and Olympic 5th placer Bedan Karoki.
*MB Thread

LRC Friday Night At The Races: Mary Cain Looks For The Pre Magic Vs. Chanelle Price And Maggie Vessey At 800

Mary Cain will have her hands full at Pre, where last year she became the first US high schooler to go sub-2:00.
On The Boards: Mary Cain Prediction Thread

#MissionAccomplished By Our LRC Dennis Mitchell Story

Dennis Mitchell Coaching Controversy Gets Picked Up By NY Times “It seems ridiculous that United States track officials would want him anywhere near their delegation, or that any athletes would want Mitchell to coach them, for fear that his doping background might cast a shadow on them. But this is track and field, a sport that has repeatedly failed Public Relations 101, so nothing seems to be too ridiculous to be true.”
*MB Thread
LRC Story That Kicked This Off: USATF Does It Again: Dennis Mitchell, Convicted Doper, Your Head Sprint Coach For World Relays

2 Recommended Reads And Other Top Distance News

Russian Olympic Committee President Insists Russian Athletes Did Not Use Xenon Gas During Sochi 2014 He declined to comment on whether Russian athletes used it before Sochi 2014.

UK’s Holly Bleasdale Will Skip 2014 Outdoor Season To Focus On 2015 And 2016 She was injured a year ago and says she still hasn’t got back to her top fitness.

 NCAA Regionals Are This Weekend 

 Non-Distance Pro News 

More News From The World Relays

 More World Relays Day 2 Coverage 

 Saturday World Relays 

LRC Updated World Relays Start With A Bang As Kenya Holds On For Gold And USA Settles For Bronze In 4 X 800

What a crazy anchor leg it was in the first final at the loud and raucous World Relays.

LRC UpdatedW 1,500: Kenya Crushes World Record, USA Beats Old World Record, Australia Celebrates Bronze

The Kenyans crushed the soft world record and the Americans overcame a violent fall for silver.

 More Non-LRC Coverage 

 USADA Responds To Drummond 

USADA Says The Lawsuit Filed By Jon Drummond Is “Baseless” A USADA spokesperson said, “Mr. Drummond’s baseless lawsuit against the US Anti-Doping Agency is an effort to circumvent the mandatory arbitration process established to protect the rights of all clean athletes, coaches and the integrity of competition.”

Saturday At Pre

SickDream 800: Rudisha Returns Vs. Aman, Amos And Duane Bang's American Record Attempt

London Olympics take II. This field is absolutely stacked as Duane Solomon attempts to do something only 5 men have done in ten years - go sub-1:42.60.

5k PreviewLagat Takes On 5 Guys In World Faster Than Him In 2013, As Ben True And Hassan Mead Hope To Join Sub-13:00 Club

A stacked field with the possibility of 2 more Americans joining the sub-13:00 club.

W1500Can Jenny Topple Aregawi? Can Brenda (or Jenny) go Sub 4, High Schooler Cranny Gets Her Shot

Jenny Simpson's pb is 5 years old - will it go down? Will HS phenom Elise Cranny steal the spotlight from Mary Cain? How fast will Aregawi go? Plus don't forget BMart as she tries to go sub 4:00 for the first time and Faith Kiypegon.

LRCSteeple and 2 Mile: Emma Coburn Goes for DL victory #2, Rowbury vs Hasay and AR?

Coburn shocked the world a few weeks ago. Can she do it again? Can Jordan Hasay and Shannon Rowbury keep it close against Africa's best in the 2-mile?

 World Relays-Related 

 A Year Later, Results From Kenyan Doping Investigation Are In 

When In Doubt, Blame The Foreigners: Kenyan Government-Appointed Commission Blames Foreign Agents For Recent Upsurge In Doping Positives Head of task force Professor Moni Wekesa: “We have left our athletes in the hands of foreigners. … Any drugs which we found to have been used by the athletes was only through the influence of the foreign agents.”

Some Good Distance Reads

Tyler Andrews Won Vermont City Marathon In 2:20:27 It was his second marathon as his first was in Boston, where he ran 2:21:30.

 Will We See Two More WRs From Dibaba? 

Genzebe Dibaba And Her Coach Jama Aden Talk About Her Summer Goals Of Breaking The 2,000 And 2-Mile Outdoor Records And Her Loss In The Doha DL 3,000 She was expecting between 8:14-8:18 in Doha (she was 8:26). She’s going for a 5,000 PR at Rome DL on June 5th and then will attack the 2,000 WR on June 17th in Ostrava.

Threat Of Empty Seats At Glasgow 2014 With Many Tickets Unsold This after the ticket sale site crashed because “so many” people were trying to buy tickets at once.

The Inaugural IAAF World Relays Were Awesome *Results *LRC Photos *Video Highlights *Day 1 Recaps *M 4 x 8 *W 4 x 15

LRC (Updated)USA Women Are Golden In 4 X 800!!!

Great performances all around by the US team with 3 of the 4 legs running the fastest splits on the day. The USA is the best 4 x 800 country in the world.

LRC Brenda Martinez was "Absolutely Brilliant"

LRC (Updated)4 X 1,500: Kenya Gets Gold, US Hangs On For Silver After Casey Hands Off In 1st & Torrence Tries To Hang With Kiplagat

Kenya won and got the WR as expected but this one had way more drama than expected with Pat Casey handing off in first, David Torrence hanging with Silas Kiplagat and Leo Manzano making it real interesting (for bronze) on the anchor.
LRC David Torrence WOW One of the boldest runs we've seen by an American.

 USATF Acts Quickly 

Sunday Distance Action Outside The Bahamas

 NCAA Regionals Next Weekend 

Non-World Relays Results

NCAA Preliminary Rounds Are Next Weekend

 Other Upcoming Distance Action 

Jill Greer Talks To Runner’s World About Oiselle Reprimand For Nike Logo Photo Shop She says it’s not a USATF rule, but a “professional business intellectual property issue” and declined to comment on the point that USATF reacted to this in less than 12 hours, but has still failed to address the DQ issues from USA Indoors back in February. *MB Thread

Memorial Day – 2013 Bolder Boulder *Results (link fixed)

Denver Post: Mamitu Daska Of Ethiopia Wins 4th Bolder Boulder Title In 6 Years, Shalane Flanagan 2nd, Kastor 4th – US Women 3rd
*A Wobbly Sara Hall Finished 16th, Secured 3rd Place Team Finish For USThat is the hardest race I’ve ever run, by far. I really wanted to make them (Shalane and Deena) proud.”
*Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane Wins Men’s Race, Sean Quigley, Not Ryan Hall Or Bobby Curtis, Was Top American In 8th Quigley was on the US #3 team but was 8th and beat Hall, who was 9th. *MB: Hall 9th at Bolder Boulder
*Meyer: Bolder Boulder Is A Special Race On A Special Day Ryan Hall:Running into this stadium is as emotionally uplifting and energizing as going into the Olympic Stadium.”

Good Read: Recently-Adopted Ethiopian Orphan, Abreham Anderson, Invited To Bolder Boulder Elite Press Conference To Hang With Ethiopian Pros The kid is in Jr. high and started at 7:20 in the mile and ended the season at 5:03. 2024, here we come.

 Athletes On Trial 

Great Sunday Recap Of World Relays From Alan Abrahamson: Bahamas Rocks, US Rolls “Passion is what track and field needs. Passion is what the Bahamas delivered.” The US men’s short sprint teams were a disaster, but the women were perfect and LaShawn Merritt ruined the hopes of 15,000 raucous fans.

LRC Sunday World Relays Video Highlights The US sprint women did great, the men’s 4 x 100 was a disaster. Video highlights for USA visitors.

 Sunday World Relays Photos (Click for Gallery) 

 Other Assorted News 

 Saturday Photos (Click For Gallery) 


 Saturday World Relays Talk 

 #USATFDoesItAgain & Lauren Fleshman Speaks Out 

Lauren Fleshman Blasts USATF For Selecting Convicted Doper Dennis Mitchell As A Team USA World Relays Coach “It’s like putting someone who has formerly served time for fraud in charge of your bank. Or a convicted child abuser in charge of your day care.”

Fast Times At HS State Meets

 NCAA News 

 Other News 

 Tyson Gay Drama Continues