USAs Start Wednesday In Sacramento *Entries/Schedule *TV/Streaming Info *All Coverage

Women’s Distance Previews (Men’s 5k/10k At 8pm ET)
LRC Women’s 5,000: Molly Huddle, Then Who? There Are Lots Of Worthy Challengers Huddle, the American Record holder, is running great in 2014, but the next few spots are up for grabs. Shannon Rowbury is the best bet for second, but there are plenty of women who will challenge her, such as Katie Mackey, Laura Thweatt, Chelsea Reilly and the collegiate big three of Marielle Hall, Aisling Cuffe and Abbey D’Agostino. Has US women’s 5,000 running ever been this deep?

LRC Women’s 10,000: Shalane Flanagan Back On The Track; Can Jordan Hasay Or Kim Conley Challenge Her? Hasay and Conley are both in the shape of their lives, but Flanagan has been running great in 2014 as well, chopping 3:36 off her marathon PR with a 2:22:02 at Boston in April.

LRC Steeplechases: Expect Easy Wins For Evan Jager And Emma Coburn We know who is winning both races. The question is who else gets on the podium.

LRC Men’s Mid-D Previews:
800: Duane Solomon Looks To Defend, Elijah Greer Aims To Surprise … And No Nick Symmonds Without Symmonds, Solomon is the favorite in Sacramento, but is he vulnerable to upstarts Elijah Greer and Erik Sowinski? We think so.
*Despite Lacking Base, Elijah Greer Wants To Win USAs Greer broke his wrist in the fall and sprained his ankle in the winter but is dreaming big. Rowland: “He is going to want to go there feeling he can win, and I’m not going to suppress that attitude.”

Women’s Mid-D Previews:
LRC 800: The Best Women In The World Battle: Brenda Martinez Vs. Ajee Wilson Vs. Chanelle Price Vs. Laura Roesler

LRC 1,500: Jenny Simpson Leads The Way; High Schoolers Mary Cain & Alexa Efraimson Round I

Sprint/Hurdles News

Meb Keflezighi To Start At Back Of Field, Try To Pass 22,500 People To Raise Money For Charity At July 4th Peachtree Road Race Meb’s hoping to raise $75,000 for the inaugural Kilometer Kids Charity Chase. *Donate Here.

Derval O’Rourke Retires

2006 World Indoor 60H Champ Derval O’Rourke Of Ireland Calls It A Career The 33-year-old’s last race earned her a bronze at European indoors. “Going to a championships just to be there, isn’t me.” *BBC
“She inspired us to compete with the best in the world.”
*O’Rourke: “Very talented … but a cheeky brat.” She was always great at the biggest competitions.
*Twitter Tributes Pour In For “Inspiration” O’Rourke

Rabbit Stuns Wilson Kipsang In Czech Republic

RR: Pacer Geoffrey Ronoh Stuns Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto At Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon Ronoh only has one professional race to his name (a 2:15:51 marathon) and is Kipsang’s personal pacer. However, here he shocked Kipsang, beating him by 8 seconds to win in a CR 60:17. Kimetto was way back in 3rd (1:01:42) and Edna Kiplagat dominated the women’s race in 68:52.
*Highlights Video

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 Follow-Up On Yesterday's Article On The Money Side Of The Sport 

Ken Goe On Whether Fans Dislike Shoe Companies: “I think Siegel misinterprets the anger. I think it’s more directed at USATF’s leadership, which many athletes seem to believe – rightly or wrongly – is mostly concerned with cozying up to the shoe companies.”

College News

It’s Offiical: Penn State Director Beth Alford-Sullivan Leaves To Take Over At Tennessee
*Alford-Sullivan: “My 15 years at Penn State have been outstanding.”

Distance News

Dick Beardsley’s Record Finally Goes Down At Grandma’s *Results

A Ton Of Interesting Reads

BAA 10k (Top 10 Results In Article)