LetsRun.com 2014 World Top 10 And US Top 5 Rankings

Over the final five days of the year, we’ll be breaking down the best in the world in the 800, 1,500, steeple, 5,000 and marathon.

LRC Women’s 800: Eunice Sum Is World #1, America’s Ajee Wilson Is World #2 20-year-old American Ajee Wilson ran the fastest time in the world and had a great year but Eunice Sum‘s season was just a little more special. It’s a great event for TEAM USA as three Americans made our global top 10.

LRC Men’s 800: Nijel Amos And Duane Solomon Get The #1 Rankings The men’s 800 is one of the most exciting races in all of track and field. Tons of superstars and lots of diversity as men from seven different countries nabbed spots in our global top 10. Where is David Rudisha?

Random But Interesting

End-Of-Year Stuff

ASICS LA Gets A Big Name

LRCRyan Hall To Run US Marathon Champs At 2015 ASICS LA Marathon

Ryan Hall will look to get his career back on a positive trajectory at the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon. The move is a smart one to us financially and competitively. We have no idea why it would be announced this week when no one is paying attention to anything.
Discuss On The Boards: BREAKING: Ryan Hall to run LA marathon

The Day After Christmas OTB

 Other Random MB Threads 

Unbroken Opens Today

Three Interesting Distance Reads

 Random Stuff 

 Other Random Stuff 

Doping Updates

Strange / Random News

The Next Dibaba? The Next Huddle?

Another Day, 2 More Drug Positives

US News

HS News

Preview Of Sunday’s National High School Ekiden Championships In Japan The top boys HS team in Japan has a 7-man avg. of 14:08. The top girls team has a 9:13 5-girl avg. for 3k.
*Meet On Live On NHK At 8:05pm ET Saturday Night (10:05am Sun. Japan)
*MB: Truly incredible: Top Japanese HS team has 7 man avg 5k pb of 14:08

Meet Jr. European XC Champ Yemanebernane Crippa Of Italy – The Orphan Born To Run One of 9 orphans adopted from Ethiopia by an Italian couple, his idol is Mo Farah. “The sprint of Mo is magic. It is also about his personality.” He got help in winning gold as Russia’s Aleksandr Novikov sprinted a lap early.

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Mo Trafeh at the 2011 London Marathon, which he briefly led.

LRC 6 Thoughts: Mo Trafeh, Liar And Drug Cheat, Gets 4-Year Ban: Who Else Was Doping In Flagstaff? The 8-time USA road champion officially got a 4-year ban from the sport and the arbiter’s report showed he lied to LetsRun.com. We’ve read over the report and have our key thoughts.
On The Boards: Mo Trafeh’s Suspension and Who Else Was Doping in Flagstaff

*Moses Kiptanui Feels Vindicated By Rash Of Doping Positives In Kenya “When I raised the red flag a few years ago, officials condemned me.”
*Boit, Keflezighi, Landry Named USATF Champions After Mo Trafeh Is Banned

LRC USA Olympic Coach Jon Drummond Gets Banned: 4 Big Thoughts, Including Was Tyson Gay On HGH Prior To The Summer Of 2012? We carefully read the 24-page decision in the Jon Drummond case and conclude this story is far from over as the report includes a bombshell on page 5Tyson Gay had a bottle labeled HGH which someone had given him before even met Dr. Gibson or moved to Dallas to work with Drummond in May in 2012. Then why did Gay’s suspension only begin in July?
*MB: A bombshell in the Jon Drummond decision? Report says Tyson Gay had a bottle labelled HGH in May of 2012

Bring Back The Mile’s Top 10 Mile Moments From 2014 From Mary Cain just missing the World Jr. record by .01 to Ayanleh Souleiman running a US All-Comers record of 3:47.32.

News From Africa

News From The UK

Fernando Cabada Returning To Brad Hudson As His Coach Cabada has been self-coached for the last year and a half, but worked with Hudson in 2012.


Unbroken Came Out In Theaters Yesterday *Discuss

Doping News

Don’t They Know It’s Christmas? Doping And Kenyan Controversy

Doping Corner

 End Of The Year News 

Weekend International Results

UK News: Seb Coe For Mayor?

 High School Corner 

 Japanese Results 

Intersex News

 More News From Kenya:  

News From South Of The Equator

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 The Olympics Are Coming 

Week That Was

LRCKenny B Commits To Dubai, Foot Locker, USATF And European XC Mania, Meb "Dusts" Ryan Hall, And No Love For Stephanie Hightower?

What are the Olympic chances of Grant Fisher and Anna Rohrer? How will Kenenisa Bekele do in his marathon in Dubai next month. Plus Club Nats XC, European XC, Kevin Sullivan moving to the marathon, Stephanie Hightower making the wrong news off the track, and LRC on the BBC.

The IOC Can And Has Done Worse: Creator Of World Of Warcraft Says Video Games Should Be In The Olympics His argument is that “Video games are well positioned to be a spectator sport.” There also is mention of “lightning quick reflexes.” *10 Wackiest Olympic Events Ever

US News

More Distance News

Distance News

Some Random MB Threads On A Slow News Day

 Bad News For Road Racing 

Track And Field Legends In The News

Marathon News

Two Interesting Reads

Previous Administrative News

XC News

Sprint Stuff: Don’t Touch Usain Bolt’s 200

 The Heisman Of Track And Field