W10k Emma Bates Gets NCAA Title #1 After Great Stretch Battle With Elinor Kirk

The women's 10,000m was historically fast and it featured two lead changes in the final 100. Emma Bates and Elinor Kirk battled side-by-side for much of the final 100m, but Bates was too good in the end and got her first NCAA title. *Post-Race interviews With Emma Bates, Elinor Kirk, Julie Bottorff, Erin Finn, Elvin Kibet And Megan Curham

NCAAs Day 2 Thursday Live

MB: Official 2014 NCAA outdoor Day 2 discussion thread 

Day 2 Video Interviews Here Cory McGee, Katie Flood, Stephanie Brown, Emily Lipari, Ben Saarel, Mac Fleet, Linden Hall, and many more.
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Emma Bates 2014 NCAA Champion

Emma Bates 2014 NCAA Champion

 NCAA Day 2 On The Boards 

Jenn Suhr Wins NYC Street Vault *Recap *Photo Gallery/ Video


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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 LetsRun.com 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

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LRC1,500 And Men's Steeple Prelims - Favorites Cruise Through To Set Up Some Great Finals

The big players - Lawi Lalang, Mac FleetEmily Lipari and Stephanie Brown - all looked great as expected. Oregon's Sam Prakel was an unexpected surprise. The finals should be great. The intrigue came with an almost cat-fight between some of the top 1,500 women.
*MB: CAT FIGHT in the 1500!!! Cory McGee and Stephanie Brown

LRCFlorida's Marquis Dendy Delivers And Wins Men's Long Jump For Florida

The inconsistent Dendy, who had never scored before outdoors, was on his game and had three jumps better than anyone else and gave the Gators 10 key points in the team competition.

2014 IAAF NYC – adidas Grand Prix Is Saturday *Results/Schedule/Entries *TV/Stream Info (2:38PM ET) *IAAF Full Preview

David RudishaLRC 2014 adidas GP Preview: David Rudisha Round Two, Simpson Vs. Aregawi Round Three, A Dream Boys HS Mile, And Mary Cain Dodges The Competition Rudisha gets a much more toned down race than at the Pre Classic, but still faces Duane Solomon and the two fast Poles. Jenny Simpson and Abeba Aregawi do battle again over 1,500 along with a slew of top Americans and high schooler Alexa Efraimson. Mary Cain’s 800 is basically a practice run and don’t get your hopes up for a sub-4 in the high school Dream Mile. Also Mercy Cherono vs. Sally Kipyego in the women’s 3K and Sofia Assefa and Hiwot Ayalew in the steeple.
*IAAF Full Preview

 NCAAs Day 1: King Ches Dominantes 

King ChesLRC 4-For-4! Edward Cheserek Runs 24.8 Last 200 To Blow Away Field In NCAA 10,000 Final King Cheserek waited until the final 250, but boy was it special as he remained undefeated for his life at NCAA champs.
*MB: Cheserek – 24.71 last 200!!! Wow!!!! (EOM)

LRC 1:45 Man Edward Kemboi Fails To Advance In 800; Favorites In Women’s 800, Steeple All Advance The favorites in men’s and women’s 800 and women’s steeple all looked great.

LRC Cornell’s Stephen Mozia Sets New Just Misses Ivy League Shot Put Record With 20.46m, Finishes Second At 2014 NCAA Championships

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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

2014 IAAF Oslo – ExxonMobil Bislett Games Was 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

 NCAAs On The Boards 

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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?

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