The Biggest Doping Scandal In Russian History?

News From The UK

 Coe Vs. Bubka For IAAF Head 

USA News

Marshall_MylesQ-YouthOlyG14-200x300Myles Marshall And Irene Obera Named USATF 2014 Youth And Masters Athletes Of The Year Myles won the 800 at the 2014 Youth Olympics and his  mom is Debbie Grant, who was has a 2:00.81 PR and was 4th at the 1988 Olympic Trials. His father is 1984 Olympic 800 runner John Marshall (1:43.92).

Flanagan_ShalaneBeer-Berlin14You Blew Your One Chance To Beat Shalane: Shalane Flanagan Runs 26:55 5k As The Guest Of Honor At The Back The Track 5k To Bring A Track To Her Hometown Shalane ran with a Go Pro. Mary Wittenberg, Joan Samuleson and Tom Grilk (head of BAA) also ran.
*SLIDESHOW: Shalane Flanagan At Marblehead Back The Track 5K

International Weekend Results

News From The US

News From Kenya

Beer Mile News

Science Of Sport: How To ID And Develop Talent They advise waiting until later to specialize. *Scientific Paper By Ross Tucker: What makes champions? A review of the relative contribution of genes and training to sporting success

LRC Q&A With Brian Shrader

LRC NAU’s Brian Shrader Talks About Surprise Win At The .US 12K Championships, Living His Whole Life At Altitude And Possibly Having To Turn Down $20,000 In Prize Money We catch up with the NAU senior who’s raised himself to a completely different level this fall, going from a collegian who hasn’t made an NCAA outdoor meet to a US champion and American record holder.

 Sports And Dating 

Canadian XC Champs

Men’s Results: Steepler Chris Winter got the win as his fiancee Rachel Cliff was second on the women’s side (Rachel Hannah the winner) as they attempted to sweep the titles.
Pre-Race: Engaged Runners Chris Winter And Rachel Cliff Hoping To Win Canadian XC Titles

Good Profile Of Olympic TJ Champ Olga Rypakova Of Kazakhistan The former multi-eventer picked up the TJ by accident. Now she’s on the comeback trail after giving birth to baby #2 in 2013.

 The United States And The 2024 Games 

Saturday US XC Action

Fisher won a Foot Locker for the ages in 2013Foot Locker Regionals: Dominant Victories In All 3 Regions, Including Wins By Past Champs Fisher, Rohrer The closest race in all 6 races on Saturday was defending champ Grant Fisher‘s 9-second win in the Midwest. Anna Rohrer, the 2012 champ, who has battled injuries the last 2 years, won the Midwest in impressive fashion. Top 10 in all the regions here. Olin Hacker, son of former NCAA and USATF XC champ Tim Hacker, also qualified.
*List Of Foot Locker Qualifiers
*Full List Of NXN Qualifying Teams
More Coverage Here

On The Boards: Grant Fisher 4:59 2nd Mile, Anna Rohrer 5:13 2nd Mile
*Are the Hackers The First Foot Locker Father-Son Qualifiers?
FLN and NXN predictions: YOUR TOP 3 – time to put up watchoutxcrankings

Nice Read:
Profile On 2012 Foot Locker Champ Anna Rohrer, Who Has Battled 2 Years Of Injuries To Get Back On Top

Doping Corner

Kiprop-CentrowitzFL-World13[1]Good News: Asbel Kiprop Calls For Jail Time For Dopers “Those found guilty should serve a long jail term in addition to the ban,” said Kiprop.
Bad News: The same article above reveals a Kenyan high school got a rubberized tartan track. Once the Kenyans get soft like the rest of the world, forget about dominating.

Alex Hutchinson In The NY Times: When Taking Drugs Isn’t Cheating 

Put This One On Your Bucket List

British Journalist Writes About Running One Of The World’s Greatest Road Races – The Great Ethiopian Run 37,000 runners run this thing and Haile Gebrselassie said they could have 200,000 there is so much demand. Haile G had to buy a Great Run T-shirt off the street.