NYC 2014 Generating A Lot Of Great Reads *All Coverage

LRC 2014 New York City Marathon Men’s Preview: 2-Time Defending Champ Geoffrey Mutai Takes on Wilson Kipsang, Stephen Kiprotich, and Meb Mutai (2:03:02 pb) and Kipsang (2:03:23) are the big names but there’s plenty of talent behind them, including Olympic/World champ Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda, 2013 Boston champ Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and 2013 NYC 3rd-placer Lusapho April of South Africa. Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi will also be running his 10th marathon of the year in NYC.

What American Men Have Been Dreaming of Doing for 31 Years

LRC American Men’s Chances: Can Meb Do It Again? What about Ryan Vail or Puskedra? Boston champ Meb Keflezighi is the big American name in New York. Ryan Vail (2:10:57 pb) and Nick Arciniaga (2:11:30 pb) will be looking to battle Meb for top American honors alongside debutants Luke Puskedra and Aron Rono.

LRC The Good, The Bad And The Ugly From Last Year’s New York City Marathon Broadcast on ESPN2 We take a look back at the first live national broadcast of the NYC Marathon in 25 years and give you our thoughts. A few easy solutions would vastly improve the broadcast – including starting the men, not the women first.

 More NYC 

 Kenyan News 

How 5 DL Winners Are Planning To Spend Their $50,000 In Prize Money Christian Taylor, Reese Hoffa, Michael Tinsley Fabiana Murer and Novlene Williams-Mills share their big payday plans.

Sunday/Monday International Road Results *Frankfurt Results

Yet Another Star Dies Way Too Young

RRW Remembering Mbulaeni Mulaudzi – South Africa’s Greatest 800 Athlete, Who Has Died At Age 34 The six-time global medalist and two-time world champ (once indoor) who beat the great Wilson Kipketer in the Olympics and David Rudisha at Worlds will be missed. RIP at age 34.
*MB: R.I.P 2004 800m Olympic Silver Medalist – Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

Kenya / South Africa News: RIP Former 800 Champ; Asbel Kiprop In Trouble?

Championship Bidding News: USA Favorites For 2024?

The New York City Marathon Is Next Weekend

 More Distance Stuff 

Marathon News: Frankfurt Is Sunday

NCAA XC Conference Mania Begins *LRC NCAA Polls Open

Liv Westphal is the individual favorite at ACCs

LRC ACCs Preview: Syracuse Men Could Nearly Be Perfect; Florida State Women Go For 7 Straight The #3 Syracuse men should have no problem winning their second straight ACC title on Friday as they dominated the Wisconsin meet. #12 Florida State will have a harder time defending its title as it’s one of five ACC women’s squads ranked between #12 and #18. Syracuse’s Martin Hehir and Boston College’s Liv Westphal lead the individual fields.

Edward Cheserek (457) and Kemoy Campbell (33) follow Kennedy Kithuka (632) near the 4-kilometer mark at the 2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly)

LRC PAC-12 Preview: Can Anyone Stop Colorado Or Cheserek? What About Shelby Houlihan Or The Oregon Women? The PAC-12 meet is the best XC conference meet in the country and we break it down for you.
On The Boards: Pac 12 Predictions

LRC XC Fan Polls: Who Are Your Top 10 In The Nation And In The Power Conferences? We want your votes.

Strange News

South African Prosecutors Will Appeal Oscar Pistorius Trial Conviction And Sentence In South Africa, an appeal does not involve a retrial or the submission of any new evidence. Prosecutors want a 10-year sentence instead of the 5 Pistorius got.

 Not Your Standard Race Results 

Get Psyched: NYC Is Sunday

More Weekend Road Results

US Weekend Action

 IAAF Visiting Eugene This Week 

 NCAA News 

Women Making News

NYT: 1/3 Of Elite Women In NYC Are Mothers Including Kara Goucher: “I watched Paula win New York, basically leading from the starting gun to the finish tape, and afterward she picked up her baby. I realized I can do both. And I want to do both.”

Kate Grace Is Inspired By Her Mom Kathy Smith – A Fitness Icon Who Sold 16 Million Videos “My mother also taught me the value of the full-body workout of strength, flexibility and mobility.”

 NYC Marathon Is Next Sunday 

 Other Pro News: USA Is #1 

On The Roads This Weekend

Random But Interesting

 US Sprinting News 

 Sprint Stuff 

 Half Marathon News 

 Eugene 2019? 

 High School XC News 

AP: Unpaid Volunteers Worth Millions To Olympics An estimate said  it would cost at least $100 million to pay Rio’s 70,000 volunteers a minimum wage to work two weeks at the games.

America’s Next Star?

MB: Austin Tamagno Breaks Famed Mt. SAC Course Record – Runs 14:23! Tamagno could be America’s next great miler as he’s already run 4:09 as a frosh, 4:06 as a sophomore.
*MileSplit High School XC Weekend Recap

Plan Your Summer Vacation Now

Ticket Prices For IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 Unveiled On 300-Day Countdown Make your travel plans now. Tickets range from US $8.00 to US $163.50.

News From Kenya

Sprint News

Columnist Asks How Will Asafa Powell Be Judged By History? “With all his setbacks, Asafa Powell is one of Jamaica most resilient athletes in its history.”


Study Finds That Running In The Cold Can Reduce Your Body’s Immune Function However, the study also said that “low intensity pre-exercise shivering” helped boost immune function.

Problems With Roof Increase 2012 Olympic Stadium Conversion Costs By $57.5 Million The extra money will either need to be paid by taxpayers or West Ham United.

 Oscar Pistorius Behind Bars 

Week That Was

LRC50 Years Waiting For American Gold, The Men's Marathon World Record Progression Is Speeding Up, Proof Track Isn't Popular In Eugene, Steve Scott's Cancer Battle And Jerome Drayton's Record Lives On

We recap the week of pro track and field: "Look at Mills, Look at Mills!," the marathon world record is dropping faster than ever,the Canadian marathon record lives on, a big week for Nick Symmonds, a bad week for Jeff Demps, and what about the OSU runner who flipped off Justin Gatlin?Plus we talk about Steve Scott's manhood battle with cancer.

Doping News: Keeping Kenya In Check

 What Are You Drinking?