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PrintUnreal 2015 Virgin London Men’s Pro Field Announced

LRC The Greatest Marathon Field Ever? Kipsang Vs. Kimetto Vs. Bekele Vs. Kipchoge – 6 Thoughts On 2015 Virgin Marathon Field The 2015 Virgin Marathon London professional men’s field has been announced and it’s arguagly the best men’s field ever. The field features World #1 Wilson Kipsang vs. world record holder Dennis Kimetto, plus world #2 Eliud Kipchoge, and the added bonus of 5,000/10,000 record holder Kenenisa Bekele. The field has all of the top 5 from the 2014 LRC rankings and 7 of the top 9.
*Discuss In Our Forum: 2015 London Marathon men’s elite field is amazing – greatest ever?

LRC Wilson Kipsang Thinks A World Record In London Is Possible, Shares His Thoughts On Doping In Kenya We share you the wisdom we got this morning from talking to the greatest marathoner on planet earth, Wilson Kipsang, and long-time London Marathon guru Dave Bedford.

IAAF On London Men’s Field Dennis Kimetto: “I broke Wilson’s world record in Berlin last year and now I want his London Marathon crown.”

Ritz Is Back!

Dathan Ritzenhein Wins Campaccio XC 10k In Italy Ritz beat Italians Andrea Lalli (2012 Euro XC Champ) and Danielle Meucci (27:32) and told “It’s nice to get back into the winner’s circle.”
*Video Interview With Ritz After The Race * Article
*Message Board Thread

Jamaican Sprint Stuff

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Jumps / Throws

Olympic News

Doping News: We’re #1!

2015 Bupa Edinburgh XC *4k Results *8k Results *Women’s Results *Jr. Results *Photos

Garrett Heath Wins Again, Dathan Ritzenhein Gets 3rd In Front Of Asbel Kiprop, Chris Derrick Wins 8k As USA Takes 6 Of Top 10
(updated with IAAF recap)
*MB: Live Great Edinburgh Discussion
*Men’s 4k:  Garrett Heath Wins Again Reigning World XC champ Japhet Korir was 2nd, Ritz third and Asbel Kiprop 4th.
*Men’s 8k: Derrick Wins Again (Results/Photos) Derrick was followed by Stanford teammate Jacob Riley as Team USA dominated.
*Women: Emilia Gorecka Wins Women’s Race At 2015 Great Edinburgh XC Brianne Nelson was the top American in 4th.
*Jrs: Americans Makena Morley And Anna Rohrer Go 1-2 In the boys race, American Cerake Geberkidane was 2nd as Team USA went 2-6.
*Some Great Photos From Great Edinburgh XC

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Kenyan Anti-Doping Tries To Step It Up

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MB: Robby Andrews leaves NJ/NY Track Club – Returns To Guidance of Jason Vigilante Andrews, who beat Andrew Wheating for an NCAA title as a frosh, is looking for success as a pro.

Sad News

Stephen Kiprotich’s 19-Month-Old “Olympic” Daughter Has Died – More Than A Thousand Attend The Funeral Little Elizabeth was conceived right after Stephen returned from the Olympics and born 10 months later. She died of “breathing problems.”

News From Kenya

AK Clarifies Allegations Of Deducting Money From Bahamas Relays Squad They paid alternates, kept $26,000 in reserves and paid officials $1,000 each ($9,000 total).

 Great Edinburgh Pre-Race News 

News From Europe

More Distance News: US Half Champs Next Weekend

One Month Away

LRCGet Your Butt To Boulder, Colorado For The USA XC Afterparty One Month From Today

Steve and Sara Slattery are hosting the party and want runners, non-runners, and LRCers to be there.