Kenya Names Its Commonwealth Games Team: No Kiprop Or Kiplagat

 Updates From South Africa 

Adrian Martinez Classic *LRC Photos *Results

LRCHow Seven Olympians And 55 Other Pros Ended Up Racing At A High School Track Next To A Playground

A vision, cause and nearly $20,000 from Hoka One One go a long way in attracting stars.

LRCLeo Manzano Upset In Mile; Wins For Cas Loxsom, Dana Mecke, Violah Lagat And Amy Hastings At 2014 Adrian Martinez Classic

Talk about an upset. Eric Finan had a 4:04 PR coming in (including his converted 1,500 best) but chopped off 6 seconds and took down Manzano in the process. Plus Morgan Uceny came up just short of getting the outdoor world lead in the women's mile.

LRCMassachusetts High Schooler Garrett O'Toole Runs U.S. #1 4:01.89 Mile

The Princeton-bound O’Toole, a message board poster, ran 58 over the last lap to move into the top 15 all-time in the HS ranks and come close to sub-4 on the 50th anniversary of Jim Ryun‘s first sub-4. We caught up with him after the race.
*MB: HSer Garrett O’toole runs 4:01.89

Top Track Action Set For Sunday

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Distance Stuff: Coach Fired For Running Boston Marathon

Mid-Week News Of Note On And Off Track

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Post 2014 Pre Classic News

Sprint News: VCB 100 WL, 22.80 For HSer Whitney

 More Saturday Results 

Article/Interview With Galen Rupp From Norwegian Newspaper (In Norweigian) “Galen Rupp has killed the myth that you have to be African to run fast at medium to long range. But he slept in altitude tent since he was 14 years old.”

Kenyan Champs/Commonwealth Trials Are This Weekend

IAAF Looks At The Rise Of US Sprinter Tori Bowie, Who Is Having A Breakthrough Year, Winning The Pre 200 And Rome 100 She was an underdog in both races, which included Olympic champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and at Pre was given lane 1. She was actually mostly considered a LJer before this year.
MB:  Who is this girl Tori Bowie?

Jim Ryun Festival Of Miles *Results

Awesome: Eric Avila Finds Redemption And First Sub-4 Mile At Jim Ryun Festival Of Miles In SD What a race. Avila, the 2007 CA 3,200 champ, who went to NAU and failed out and started digging ditches, is back in a big way. He went from 4:07 to 3:56 in the mile (did have a 3:42 1,500 PR), just edging AJ Acosta in front of a raucous home-town crowd. Denna Kastor (5:02) was way off the Masters mark as Sarah Brown won in 4:33. *Video *Vine *Photos *MB: Eric Avila’s return is complete!! Goes from 4:07 to 3:56 in front of Jim Ryun and Alan Webb and racuous crowd.
*RRW: Fun Evening, Fast Times At Jim Ryun Festival Of Miles

Avila Mania: Recommended Read: Awesome Profile Of Eric Avila’s Resurrection From May: State Champ Was “Cocky” And It Cost Him “I was a cocky little turd. … I didn’t approach things right. Let’s just say I was an idiot.”
*Eric Avila Is Now Thriving At Southern Oregon University
Archive: 2007: Is Avila The Best Prep Ever?

Another Good Read: Topeka Capital-Journal: Jim Ryun Relives Record-Setting Race Of 50 Years Ago
*Ryun’s Predecessor Tom Sullivan Talks About Losing His HS Record “I am very privileged and honored to be able to say that Jim Ryun broke my record. I am more fortunate, however, to have been born four years before Jim Ryun.”

Awesome Read: Track And Field News Recalls How 50 Years Ago Jim Ryun’s Sub-4 Was Far From Being Huge Track News The 5k at the same meet, where Gerry Lindgren set his legendary 13:44 HS record, was called “the most significant race by American distance runners in history” by a TFN co-founder.

Nike Festival Of Miles In Missouri

 News From Kenya 

Not Your Everyday Read (These Should Spice Up Your Workday)

Future DL Action

 Bolt Still Not Back 

Usain Bolt Will Miss Ostrava Golden Spike And Paris DL Meet This Month As He’s Not In Shape To Race He’s been coming back from a foot injury and says while he is 100% healthy and training, he is behind where he normally is.

Houston Leg Of American Track League Series Was Friday And Asafa Powell Almost Competed

Running Times Looks At The Top Running Meccas In The US: Flagstaff, Boulder And Eugene Top Their List These 12 cities are popular with elites for their great trails and running communities.

 Other Weekend Stuff 

Two Really Good Pieces Of Journalism

Multi News

More Commonwealth Games News

Fixtures From 1964 Tokyo Olympic Stadium Up For Sale Get a royal box seat for just ¥250,000  ($2442). LRC is interested in the manhole covers for just ¥20,200 ($197).

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