Late Night/Early Morning – Pre-Marathon Reading: LRC Renato Canova, One Of The Top Distance Coaches In The World, Writes About Rita Jeptoo And Doping In Kenya Canova coached Jeptoo when her career started.

Rita Jeptoo’s “A” Sample Tests Positive

Rita Jeptoo smashed the course record in Boston by 1:46

LRC “A” Sample Of World’s Best Female Marathoner – Rita Jeptoo – Comes Back Positive For EPO, $500,000 WMM Award Ceremony Postponed  Jeptoo, currently the best female marathoner in the world, was supposed to be in NYC this weekend to pick up her $500,000 WMM payday after winning 4 straight WMM (Boston twice, Chicago twice), but the ceremony has been postponed.
*LRC Looks At Jeptoo’s Career In Story Above *WMM Statement
*Kenya Sweats Over Jeptoo’s Doping Claims
*Rita Jeptoo’s Doping Claims Hit Kenyans Hard
*Doping Scandal Threatens To Overshadow Mutai’s Bid For Hat Trick Salazar was the last to win 3 in a row in ’82.
*Larry Eder Talks About Breaking The Story On RunBlogRun

Discuss On The MBRita Jeptoo tests positive
*Jeptoo busted, WHO is next?

More NYC News

The Americans in New York 2014LRC The Americans Pumped And Ready For New York: Meb, Deena, Kara, Desi, Ryan Vail, & Luke Puskedra Talk About NYC 2014 The top Americans faced the media today and we talked to America’s stars about their goals for Sunday’s marathon. Text and video.
*Interviews with Meb, Deena, Desi, Ryan Vail, Nick Arciniaga and Luke Puskedra at the link above.

2:19 is fast

LRC 41-Year-Old Deena Kastor Ready To Take Names And Inspire In NYC: “To call it (running) a job is a joke.” Deena Kastor is the Queen of America’s current marathoners and on Sunday she could prove to be one of the best as she’s running tremendously in 2014 with the “running as a lifestyle” mantra.

Men’s Preview LRC 2-Time Defending Champ Geoffrey Mutai Takes On Wilson Kipsang, Stephen Kiprotich And Meb It should be a great one.

What American Men Have Been Dreaming of Doing for 31 YearsLRC 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 PR) 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

Full Coverage In Our  2014 TCS NYC Marathon Special Section

2014 TCS New York City Marathon *Men’s Preview *Women’s Preview *TV, Streaming Info (9am ET) *Tracking *Live Results

epocheatsLRC Rita Jeptoo’s Agent And Coach, NYC Marathon Pros, & Paula Radcliffe React To News Of Jeptoo’s Positive “A” Drug Test The agent and coach of the world’s top marathoner Rita Jeptoo expressed shock and surprise along with many of the top pros at Jeptoo’s positive test. Jeptoo’s agent said he may have an idea who gave her drugs if she did do drugs.

Geoffrey Mutai with Paula Radcliffe in the Background

LRC The Male Stars Speak: Geoffrey Mutai, Wilson Kipsang, Stephen Kiprotich, Lelisa Desisa Ready To Battle Plus Mutai talks about Meb telling him he was near retirement this spring.

More NYC Coverage In Our  2014 TCS NYC Marathon Special Section

NCAA XC Conference Action *Full NCAA XC Results *LRC Previews: *Big 10s, PAC-12s, Heps Men, Heps Women, ACCs *LRC Polls

Our Weekly Recap – Better Late Than Never

WTW Don’t Believe Doug Logan, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi Dies Too Young, 40-Year-Old Aces, And Jeff Nelson (Not Austin Tamagno) Is Still The Fastest Ever At Mt. SAC This week, we tell you not to believe everything Doug Logan (or the NY Times) tells you, remember Mbulaeni Mulaudzi at his finest and recall his stunning victory over a totally stacked field in 2009, determine that Jeff Nelson, not Austin Tamagno, is still the greatest in Mt. SAC history, and much more.

Saturday’s NYRR Dash To The Finish Line 5K *Results

RRW: Olympians Donn Cabral And Gwen Jorgensen Win NYRR Dash To The Finish Line 5K Cabral won in 14:24 as World triathlon champion Jorgensen ran 16:03.

 Non-NYC News 

2014 TCS NYC Women (Full NYC Coverage Here)

Keitany celebrates the first of her two London Marathon titles in 2011

Women’s Preview: LRC Mary Keitany, 2nd-Fastest Marathoner Ever, Returns To The Marathon And NY To Take On 2-Time World Champ Edna Kiplagat And A Slew Of Challengers Keitany may be a Paula Radcliffe type talent, but she’ll have her hands full in NYC in her first marathon in two years with former double World Champ Edna Kiplagat and NYC champs Jelena Prokopcuka and Firehiwot Dado, plus 2013 runner-up Buzunesh Deba. Desiree Linden leads the American field, which also includes 41-year-old Deena Kastor (shooting for 2:25) and Kara GoucherLauren Kleppin and Annie Bersagel.

More NYC Coverage in Our  2014 TCS NYC Marathon Special Section.