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 How Much Do The Non-Runners Of The Sporting World Run? 

We’re Not Making This Up

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

2014 IAAF Oslo – ExxonMobil Bislett Games Is Wed. *Results/Schedule/Entries *TV/Stream Info (2pm ET) *IAAF Full Preview

LRC Evan Jager Runs Boldly, Just Misses American Record In Steeplechase By .16 Evan Jager bravely went out on the heels of the rabbit, on sub-8 pace. He ended up with a career-best 2nd place finish.
*MB: JAGER – 8:06.97

LRC Men’s 5,000: Galen Rupp’s AR Attempt Fails To Materialize As Yenew Alamirew Outkicks Caleb Ndiku For Win The field never went for a fast time, they went for the win as Rupp ended up 3rd.
*Galen Rupp Reaction After Running 13:03.35 For Third In Oslo: “There are no short-cuts in distance running.”

LRC Men’s Mile: Ayanleh Souleiman Notches Another DL Win As Nick Willis And Germany’s Homiyu Tesfaye Join The Sub-3:50 Club Ayanleh Souleiman held on for yet another victory as Nick Willis nearly went from last to first to get under 3:50 for the first time in his career. Matthew Centrowitz went in the other direction in this one.
*MB: Nick Willis 3:49.83 Welcome to the Sub 3:50 Club

LRC Women’s 800: Eunice Sum Keeps Her Undefeated Streak Going As Ajee Wilson Gets Season’s Best Eunice Sum won her 11th straight, America’s Ajee Wilson had a great runner-up showing as Brenda Martinez struggled.

MB: OFFICIAL 2014 Oslo Diamond League Discussion Thread
*2014 Oslo Diamond League Video Highlights Bislett Games

 More Day 1 NCAAs 

2014 NCAAs Pre-Meet News/Previews

LRC 8 Takeaways From The Pre-Meet Press Conference At NCAAs

LRC Men’s Long Distance Preview: Cheserek Aims For NCAA Titles #4 And #5; Can Seniors Kithuka And Lalang Stop Him?

LRC Men’s Mid-D/Steeple Preview: Mac Fleet And Anthony Rotich Look To Repeat; Indoor Champ Brandon McBride Favored In 800 

LRC Women’s Mid-D/Steeple Preview: Laura Roesler & Shalaya Kipp Heavily Favored; Can Emily Lipari Finish Out Perfect 2014?

LRC Women’s Long Distance Preview: Freshman Phenom Erin Finn Vs. 25-Year-Old Elinor Kirk In 10k; Can Abbey D’Agostino Close Out NCAA Career With Title #8?

3 Great Distance Athlete Profiles:
*Register-Guard: Edward Cheserek Anchors Oregon’s NCAA Title Hopes Profile piece that follows Cheserek from when he was a boy in Kenya who had to once run 60 miles to take his final exams to get a scholarship to go to school in the US.
*Shelby Houlihan Aiming To Become First ASU 1,500 Champ Houlihan deals with a hereditary blood disorder and says having constant trips to the hospital when she was younger gave her her mental strength and “toughness” now.
*Idaho Statesman: Emma Bates’ Coach, Cory Ihmels, Says She’s “Starting To Believe She’s Really Good” Bates has been putting in 80-90 mile weeks and her “big goal” is to win the 10K.
*Mac Fleet Eyeing 1,500 Repeat At NCAAs “I’m definitely not going out to get second or third.”
*Providence Sophomore Julian Oakley, Who Just Ran 3:58 Last Week And Beat Manzano, Only Started Running At Age 16 Somehow he was only 33rd in the East regional and isn’t at NCAA finals.

 From Over The Pond 

Sunday Distance Action: Lagat And Brenda Martinez At FBK Games, Mo Aman Wins Again And Josh McDougal Races For First Time Since 2009

 NCAAs On The Boards 

 Farah Will Do 2 Events At Glasgow 2014 

Non-NCAA Weekend Action: adidas GP, NBNO, NY Mini 10K

 Josh McDougal On The Comeback Trail 

Josh McDougalRecommended Read: Josh McDougal Blogs About His Comeback From 7 Years Of Injury, Which Got Going Sunday Night With A 4:10 Mile At The Music City Distance Carnival “… We felt there was no better way to start back than jumping in head first. Would it be pretty? … Probably not! But all new stories have to begin somewhere.”
*MB: Josh McDougal comeback? Coach Steve Magness?

Kenya Names Its Commonwealth Games Team: No Kiprop Or Kiplagat