Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

WTW Was the Great North Run Fixed? Chicago is Loaded (Up Front) With Talent, Betsy Saina’s Dream 2014, NCAA XC Gets Under Way and Proof That Indoor Track is As Fast As Outdoor We ponder if Mo Farah’s Great North Run win was fixed (with video), praise Betsy Saina’s incredible 2014, get excited about the BofA Chicago Marathon, talk a little NCAA XC and Eric Jenkins, and ponder indoor vs outdoor tracks in light of Galen Rupp’s 1500 in Brussels. Updated with more Eric Jenkins info.

Upcoming Marathon Action: Kipsang Vs. Mutai In NYC

Interesting Read: “Why Running Movies So Often Look Unbelievable” From the lap counter counting up instead of down, to Brad Pitt running the wrong way around the track, running movies are often full of inaccuracies.

Big Administrative News – The IAAF Copies USATF

IAAF And Japanese Advertising Agency Dentsu Extend Marketing And Sponsorship Partnership Through 2029 Lamine Diack is thrilled as he’ll leave the sport financially secure as Dentus will guarantee the IAAF $17.7 million through 2019 and $22.5 million through 2029.
*Dentsu Gets Global Marketing And Licensing Rights For Major IAAF Events As Well As The Media Rights Outside Of Europe And Africa *IAAF Press Release

 More Administrative News 

President Thomas Bach Promises That Scottish Athletes Would Be Able To Compete In 2016 Games If The Country Secedes From GB Some were worried that the March 2016 deadline wouldn’t leave them time for Rio 2016.

Marathon News: Kara Goucher And Desiree Linden (Davila) In NYC

 Sprint News 

IAAF Rieti World Challenge *Full Results *Video Replays

Oscar P Verdict Coming Today

Breaking: MB: Unbelievable: Judge Says Oscar Pistorius Isn’t Guilty Of Murder, Goes On Lunch Break Before Finishing Case 

Judge To Give Verdict On Oscar Pistirous Trial Today The process may be drawn out, though, as the judge will be giving a “long reading” that could go into Friday. Pistorius could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.

*Oscar P’s Former Teammate Says His Athletic Legacy Will Live On Regardless Of Trial Verdict Ofentse Mogawane: “He has done a lot for the country and for disabled people.”

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Women’s Running News

College News

More From The Weekend: Betsy Saina With A WLing 10K

 NCAA / HS Weekend Results 

 Other News 

IAAF Profile: “Allyson Felix Rises From The Ashes” Felix overcame a torn hamstring from 2013 Worlds and a slow early season start to run a 22.02-second world-leading victory in the Brussels 200.

 Other US Stuff 

IAAF: A Look Back On The 2014 Diamond League And Ahead To The 2015 Calendar The DL picks back up again next year on May 15th in Doha.

Big $$$ On The Line This Weekend

Nearly $3 Million In Prize Money On Offer At IAAF Continental Cup In Marrakech This Weekend If you’ve been wondering (like we have) why everyone has been trying to get into this meet, realize that it’s 6 x the prize money for a DL event ($480,000) and 3 x as much if you consider it includes all events instead of just 1/2.

State Of The Sport

 Distance Stuff 

2014 Bupa Great North Run: Mo Farah And Mary Keitany Impress *Top Results *Video Replay *Highlights