Quote Of The Day

– Azerbaijan’s Hayle Ibrahimov (formerly of Ethiopia), talking about losing to Mo Farah in the European Championships 5,000m on Sunday. Ibrahimov’s “feeling” is right as in their career (according to tilastopaja.org) he’s had 6 losses to Farah and no wins. Here Ibrahimov finished runner-up by 2.5 seconds as he couldn’t stick with Farah’s 52.3-second final lap.

LetsRun.com Goes To The New Balance Falmouth Road Race *Results

Coach James Li of the University of Arizona and Stephen Sambu after Sambu won the 2014 B.A.A. 10-K in a world-leading 27:25 earlier this year (Photo by Karen Locke)

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LRC  Stephen Sambu Breaks Away To Win Falmouth Road Race By 45 Seconds; Betsy Saina Wins Close Affair Over Gemma Steel, Molly Huddle Sambu’s incredible summer continued as Ben Bruce was 4th. Huddle was third on the women’s side.
*MB: And the winners of 2014 Falmouth Road Race Are … Stephen Sambu and Betsy Saina (Molly Huddle 3rd, Ben Bruce 4th).

LRC Kyle Merber, Katie Mackey Win Titles At Falmouth Mile Merber left it late but swung wide on the final turn to beat David Torrence and get revenge on Garrett Heath, who beat him at the Michigan Track Classic last week, running 3:56.46 for the victory as Jordan McNamara was a non-factor. Mackey went wire-to-wire and ran away from Stephanie Brown and Morgan Uceny to win in 4:27.79.
*MB: Merber wins Falmouth mile! *MB: Katie Mackey wins back-to-back Falmouth Miles

 Euro Champs Saturday Coverage 

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.

Good Read For Everyone Over The Age Of 35: Jo Pavey Proves You Don’t Have To Be Child Prodigy To Be Great Research has shown you can be a greater writer or athlete even at an advanced age.

yohanblakewatchNew Super-Expensive Yohan Blake Watch Debuts LRC has been unable to confirm rumor that the watch is designed to break down every 6 months.

Distance News Of Note

 More 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

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

Falmouth Photo Galleries *Road Race *Mile

Road Race:


Youth Olympics

Post-African Champs

Thursday at Europeans

LRC Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad Does It Again – Wins Steeple, Loses Singlet And Respect And Is DQed 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

Mekhissi-Benabbad Aftermath

 African Champs Day 4 

  What's Going To Happen To NCAA Sports 

Previous European News

M800: LRC Poland’s Adam Kszczot Destroys Men’s 800 Field Over Final 150m To Take Gold, World #2 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse Stunningly Finishes Last There is a reason why they run the race. Two youngsters, a 20-year-old Pole and 21-year-old Irishman, got silver and bronze.
*MB: Bosse goes home DEVASTATED! 2014 world #2 (1:42.53) finishest last in European 800 final
English Happy With Bronze For Ireland: “It’s nice not to be known as a time triallist anymore, that I can actually medal!”

W1,500: LRC Sifan Hassan Outkicks Abeba Aregawi To Win 1,500 Next up for Hassan and Aregawi. A race with Jenny Simpson. Will the AR fall?
*MB: Sifan Hissan takes down Abeba Aregawi for 2014 European 1500 title, Laura Weigthman gets bronze.
*Steve Cram Told Laura Weightman To Chill Until 600m Remained

M1,500/WSteeple Prelims: RRW Henrik Ingebrigtsen And Chris O’Hare Win Two 1,500 Heats At Europeans To Advance To Final Women’s steeple heats also are done – 10:00 got you into the final.
*Chris O’Hare: “I’ve got a healthy shot of the silver or bronze medal.”