A Real Running Hero

LRC A Real Running Hero: The Flo Groberg Story Two years ago today, former Maryland track and field and cross country runner Flo Groberg helped thwart a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.  This is his story.

Track And Field History 101

Mid-D Stuff: Nick Willis’ Michigan Track Classic Is Sunday *Full Fields

European Champs Start August 12th *Schedule *Entry List

Hurdling News / Sex Sells

IAAF Recap Of Ibero-American Championships Colombian Rafith Rodriguez won the 800 in 1:44.77.

Our Weekly Recap

Meb Went To The White House

At State Dinner, Meb Got Seated At Obama And Carter’s Table Jimmy Carter asked Meb about cross training. Meb was sure to give props to ElliptiGo.

Interesting Profiles of Note

Phys.Org: Will A Human Ever Run 100m In Under Nine Seconds? They say it could eventually happen. But people say sub-2 hours in the marathon could happen too.

Genevieve LaCaze’s Stage-Bombing Performance At CGs Closing Ceremony Could Earn Her Appearance On Dancing With The Stars Sports bettors put her odds at $5 while they offer $7 for her to have a dance-off on TV with Michelle Jenneke.

African Distance News

 Once A Runner, Always A Runner 

A Must Read: Follow-Up With Former University Of Alaska-Anchorage Runner Marko Cheseto, Who Had His Legs Amputated 3 Years Ago After Being Lost In The Snow For 3 Days Cheseto is a runner again as he has “cheetah” prosthetics and is training to make Kenya’s paralympic team in the 400, so far having run 50 seconds without any coaching.
LRC MB Archive: UAA runner missing after snowstorm *UAA runner Marko Cheseto found *UAA runner Marko Cheseto has feet amputated *ESPN Documentary On UAA Runner, Marko Cheseto.

Jenn Suhr’s Pole Snapped In Practice

MB: Suhr is hurt as a result. Video below.

 European News 

US News

Tuesday’s Distance Updates