Meet Jordan McNamara

LRC Profile The Long Road: Jordan McNamara’s Injury-Filled Path to Success A big fan of the sport since HS when he had pictures of Webb, Lagat and Goucher on his wall, Jordan McNamara is so determined to rise to the top that 14 stress fractures haven’t been able to stop him from becoming one of America’s best milers. Plus insight on OTC members Ben Blankenship, Pat Casey, Hassan Mead, Ciaran O’Lionaird, and Andrew Wheating.
*Jordan McNamara, Will Leer, Ben True, David Torrence And Garrett Heath Lead Deep Field For Falmouth Mile This Weekend

2014 African Champs *Schedule (PDF) *Results *Post-Race Interviews By AthleticsAfrica *Meet Website

 What's Going To Happen To NCAA Sports? 

 Doping News 

Random To Extremely Random

Texas Tech’s Cierra White Named USATF Athlete Of The Week After Her Triple Gold Medals At NACAC U-23 Championships She won the 100, 200 and ran the opening leg on the 4 x 100. Other performances included NCAA 1,500 champ Shelby Houlihan winning the 100 in a MR 2:03.00.

 RIP Robin Williams 

 Mid-D News 

Chicago Just Got Really Interesting

Kenenisa Bekele Will Run His Second Career Marathon At The 2014 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Bekele ran 2:05:03 in Paris and says his goal is to break the 2:03:45 CR in Chicago. *Discuss

 Long-D News 

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A Real Running Hero

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

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LRC Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Does it Again – Wins Steeple, Loses Singlet and Respect And is DQd The man who threw punches in Monaco in 2011 and shoved a 14-year-old girl mascot in 2012 may have topped himself today in terms of bizarre behavior.
*MB: Mekhissi-Benabbad is an idiot

 Previous African Champs News 

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Day 1 African Champs News

Eritrea’s Nguse Amlosom (Tesfaldet) Wins Eritrea’s First-Ever Medal (And Gold) At African Champs In Men’s 10,000 Morocco’s Mustapha El Aziz was 2nd and CG silver medalist Josphat Bett was third as Moses Kipsiro was a DNS.

 Thursday's Euro Champs News 


LRC Mo Can Still Kick: Wins 10,000m Gold At Europeans The last kilometer was slower than usual, but in the end, it was vintage Mo Farah with a 54.4 final lap. Recap, analysis and video of final lap. *Discuss Mo’s Win Here
*RRW: Farah Dominant In European Champs
*Telegraph: Farah Back To Brilliant Best

 African Champs Day 4 

 Previous Euro Champ News 

RRW 40-Year-Old Jo Pavey Makes History, Wins 2014 European 10,000 Title Pavey finally has European gold and is the oldest European champion in any event in history. She’s also the slowest 10,000 winner (32:22).
*Pavey Has No Plans On Retiring And Still Wants To Break Her 2:28:24 Marathon PR

W1,500: RRW Sifan Hassan And Abebe Aregawi Win Heats, Set Up Clash For Women’s 1,500 Final The women’s final is Friday at 1:25 pm ET. Laura Muir won’t be in it, nor will Olympic silver medalist Gamze Bulut.
GB’s 4:00.07 Woman Laura Muir “Gutted” After Going Out Heats In other news, Paula Radcliffe denies criticizing Mo Farah, saying, “Mo’s maybe seen the headline and not read further in the article.”
*MB: Guess who bombed out of 1st round of women’s European 1500?

Men’s Steeple: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Begins Quest For Double Gold The reigning champ took it easy in the steeple prelims.
*Video: Spain’s Victor Garcia Knocked Out When He Hits The Track Face First In A Steeple Fall He has no lasting injuries, but has no memory of the crash.

Good Start: Russia DQs 6 Coaches Whose Athletes Were Doping We agree that a big part of the anti-doping fight needs to be going after athletes’ support crew.

Week That Was

Day 2 African Champs News

IAAF Day 2 Recap: Shock Result In Women’s 5,000 As Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana Wins Over Genzebe Dibaba And Mercy Cherono Ayana ran 15:32 to beat Dibaba by almost 10 seconds as Cherono was way back in 5th (16:08). In the men’s 800 semifinal, Mohammed Aman just beat Nijel Amos (1:46.63 to 1:46.73) as both advanced to the final along with Olympic 1,500 champ Taoufik Makhloufi. Despite a strong headwind, Nigeria’s Blesing Okagbare won the 100 in a championship record of 11.00.

Previous European Champs News