2014 USATF Annual Meeting Concludes In Anaheim

CIM And Fukuoka Are Sunday

The Biggest Doping Scandal In Russian History?

42-Year-Old Australian High Jumper Nick Moroney Has Cleared 2.10m (~6 Feet, 10 Inches) Or Better Every Year For The Past 25 Years He has 7 national titles to his name and at his best regularly cleared 2.25m, finishing 4th at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Now he says the streak is a “big thing” for him.

WADA Signs Collaboration Deal With US Pharmeceutical Company Pfizer The company will give WADA a heads up about new products with a potential for athletics performance misuse.

Beer Mile News

IAAF Profile On Top Steepler In 2014, Kenya’s Jairus Birech (7:58) Birech hopes to make his first Kenyan championship team for 2015 Worlds and get the win, taking after his cousin Alfred Kirwa Yego, who was the 2007 800m World champ.

Thanks To All You Coaches: Adult Runner Writes Open Letter To Her High School XC Coach About How Running Made Her A Better Person In Life

After A Very Successful 2014, Scottish 400 Hurdler Eilidh Child Looking For A Medal At Beijing World Champs

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

2014 NXN Is Saturday *Live Stream Starts @ 12:30PM ET *HS Forum

LRC2014 NXN Preview: Can Fayetteville-Manlius Sweep Boys' & Girls' Titles?

Bill Aris' famed F-M has seven women's titles but has never claimed the men's crown; can the upstate New York school become the first to sweep both titles? North Central (WA)'s Tanner Anderson is the favorite in the boys' race after a 14:32 CR at the Washington state meet; Fiona O'Keeffe (Davis CA) looks to be the top girl in the field. 

RR: King Carl Speaks: Carl Lewis Talks About His Full-Time Coaching Gig At The University Of Houston “My legacy as a jumper will not be how far I jumped. My legacy will be how far the people I coached jumped. I’m putting that pressure on myself.”

IOC Cashes In On Asia’s Hat Trick Of Olympic Wins With $550 Million TV Deal In China

Distance News

 Bidding News 

News From The UK

 Coe Vs. Bubka For IAAF Head 


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.

Week That Was

LRCWeek That Was: The Olympic Mascot Is Here, The Eugene R-G Looks Into Worlds 2019, The Foot Locker Final Fields, Some Guy Runs 1:45 In December, Andrew Wheating Runs 13:59

The Eugene Register-Guard does some good journalism on the Worlds 2019 bid, the Foot Locker Final fields are almost set, some guy runs 1:45 in December, Andrew Wheating runs 13:59, and the Olympic mascots are here.

 Previous Russian Doping News 

Seb Coe’s Election Manifesto

 USATF Financial News 

News From The US

News From Kenya

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