Quote Of The Day

Lukas Verzbicas talking ahead of the June 29th ITU World Triathlon Series stop in Chicago. He ended up dropping out of the race, but despite dealing with lingering effects from his 2012 bike crash, he’s still shooting for Rio 2016. He also said, “I can’t be the same athlete I was. I have a whole new body to work with. But I do believe I can be a better athlete than I was.”

LRC Distance RecapWhat A Meet! Jenny 3:57.22, Rowbury Sub-4, Kiprop Over Amos, Emma Coburn & First Sub-13

What a meet. 3:57.22 for Simpson, first sub-13:00 of 2014, sub-4:00 for Rowbury, Emma Coburn, and Kiprop over Amos.

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2014 Athletissima Lausanne DL *Results *Video Highlights

Full Meet Recap 
Ronald Kwemoi celebratesLRC New Kenyan 1,500 Star Arrives As Centro Fails To PR, Dibaba Loses, Tyson Gay Returns In “Drug 100,” Bondarenko Goes For The WR, And Sum Keeps Streak Athletissima Lausanne was pretty special. Read all about it, including a bold run by American Molly Beckwith Ludlow.

Blake wore face paint for his poor performance

LRC The Five Big Stories From Lausanne  The 5 big stories from Lausanne:  Justin Gatlin won the “Drug 100” vs. Tyson Gay, a new 1,500 star is here, 400 Running Supreme, Yohan Blake sucked, and more WR attempts in HJ.

LRC Video Highlights Of 2014 Lausanne Diamond League Meet


Fans React On The Message Board: Official 2014 Lausanne  DL Discussion Thread

Full Coverage In Lausanne DL Special Section

 Commowealth Organizers Sigh Relief 

Usain Bolt And Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Included On Jamaican 4 X 100 Squads For 2014 Commonwealth Games Neither competed at the Jamaican Trials, but got medical exceptions (Bolt after the meet was over) and were put on the relay teams.

Caught With EPO

LRC Chris Derrick, Ryan Vail And Other Elites React To Mo Trafeh EPO Bust 

LRC Exclusive Mo Trafeh – American Record Holder At 25k – Caught With EPO, Is Retiring From The Sport The 2-time Foot Locker finalist, 8-time US road champion, and the US 25k American Record holder was recently caught with EPO in his possession, which he admits to purchasing for intended use but never actually using. *Discuss

Distance News: Verzbicas Has Rough Road Back

USA Junior Champs *Results *Live Stream 5:45PM Sun. *Start Lists *Schedule *Meet Home

 Sunday In Canada 

Schedule And Start Lists For Edmonton Track Classic Duane Solomon, Nate Brannen, Tylder Mulder, Charles Jock in men’s 800. Kate Grace, Charlene Lipsey for the women. Warren Weir and Wallace Spearmon in 200. Justin Gatlin in 100. LaShawn Merritt vs.Luguelin Santos in 400.
*Live Results

2014 Peachtree – US 10k Champs *Results *$100,000 In Prize Money *Photo Gallery

RRWChristo Landry And Amy Hastings Win 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race & USA 10-K Titles

Landry won after a late battle with Tyler Pennel. Sara Hall was the women's runner-up as husband Ryan ended up a DNF with more hamstring problems. *Photo Gallery

4+ Months Later: USATF DQ Report From Indoors Finally Out

An American Hero Has Passed – RIP Louis

RIP Louis Zamperini – War Hero, American, Track Star And Man updated NY Times obit. Zamperini ran the 5,000 at the Berlin Olympics and then was shot down in WWII and survived 47 days on a life raft in the Pacific and 2 years in a POW camp. If you have not read his biography, it is a must, must read.
On The Boards: Celebrate Louis’ great life and pay your respects

Interesting Reads

Sunday: Preview Of Sunday’s Gold Coast Marathon: 13 Runners With 2:10 Or Better PRs Could See Rob de Castella’s Australian All-Comers’ Record (2:09:18) From 1982 Go Down Field led by 2:06 men Gebretsadik Abraha AdihanaNicholas Manza and Stephen Tum as well as Japan’s Arata Fujiwara (2:07:48) and Yuki Kawauchi (2:08:14). *IAAF Preview

Oregonian’s Ken Goe Comments On USATF DQ Report And, Like Many, Doesn’t Understand Why It Took So Long “For some reason, USATF chose to stall … I think it was a public relations disaster. It made the people running USATF look either distant and out of touch (best case) or calculating and inept (worst case).”

 UK News 

Previous USA Junior Champs

PreRace News – 2014 Peachtree – US 10k Champs Are July 4th – *Full Elite Fields *$100,000 In Prize Money

Week That Was

US Distance Runners In The News After USAs

Field Event Blog: US Jav Champ Kara Patterson Blogs About Rome, NYC, And Winning USAs