Genzebe Dibaba Does It Again *Full XL Galan Results

LRC Genzebe Dibaba Smashes Indoor 5,000 WR By Over 5 Seconds With 14:18.86 In Stockholm Dibaba now holds indoor WRs at 1,500, 3,000, 2 miles and 5,000 thanks to a stupendous performance, during which she hit 2 miles faster than Jenny Simpson‘s AR.
*MB: Genzebe Dibaba Smashes 5000 WR – Runs 14:18.86!!
*IAAF Recap Sifan Hassan
and Homiyu Tesfaye ran world-leading 1,500 times of 4:00.46 and 3:34:13; Qatar’s Musaeb Balla ran a WL 1:45.13 and Qatari teen Abadalleleh Haroun ran 45.13; plus a 6.99 WL in the LJ.

Week That Was

News From Over The Pond

 Could You Beat The Mars Rover In A Marathon? 

NASA’s Mars Rover Will Soon Finish A Marathon The robot’s mission on Mars was only supposed to last 93 days and 600m, but 11 years later it’s still going.

A Boring Tuesday Got A Little More Interesting Thanks To Twitter

LRC Andy Vernon Calls Out Mo Farah On Twitter: “I would just rather watch a race than the Mo Show.” Is Farah dodging the competition (again)? Vernon believes so and says the 2-mile field for this Saturday’s Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham (of which he is not a part) isn’t strong enough. Farah responded by saying, “Taylor Swift can probably run faster than you!”
*MB: Mo Farah and Andy Vernon go at it in Twitter
*AW Article 

Mid-Week Action

 IAAF Politics 

Random But Interesting

British Indoor Champs *Results

Are You Getting Excited For 2015 World XC? We Are

Kenyan Champs: Bedan Karoki And Faith Kipyegon Repeat As Champs, Geoffrey Kipsang And Agnes Tirop Are 2nd The big news on the men’s side was reigning World XC champ Japhet Korir failed to qualify. Faith Kipyegon, who has won the last 2 World Jr. XC titles and has a 3:56 1,500 PR, will go for title #3 in China.
*Full List Of 26 Kenyans Who Could Race In Worlds

Ugandan Champs: World Junior Mountain-Running Champion Phillip Kipyeko Beats Moses Kipsiro

The Last Star Standing? After 18-Month Maternity Break, Yelena Isinbayeva Begins Preparations For 2016 Olympics Meanwhile, the rest of Russia has seemingly been banned for doping.

 For Your Weekend Pleasure 

Kenyan XC Champs Are Saturday Unless Runners Strike

Nevada Looking Into Lifting Ban On Olympic Betting The LRC staff might have to take a trip to Vegas in 2016.

Sprint / Hurdle Stuff

Distance News: Was Sammy Wanjiru Murdered?

 The World Marathon Majors Start Saturday in Tokyo *Full Coverage Here 

LRC Men’s Preview: The Three Kings Geoffrey Mutai, Stephen Kiprotich, and Tsegaye Kebede Have Something to Prove vs Defending Champ Dickson Chumba A year ago a Geoffrey Mutai (2013 NY champ), Kebede (2013 London champ), Kiprotich (2013 World Champ) match-up would have been salivating. Now all 3 titans have something to prove against defending champ Dickson Chumba as Tariku Bekele makes his debut. In all, five sub-2:05 guys will toe the line on Sunday morning (Saturday night in U.S.).

Elite Distance News

News From Kenya: AK To Be Disbanded?

 More US Pro News 

More T&F Drama / Gossip

Today’s Doping Updates

Women’s Pro News

 International Results 

2015 NYRR Millrose Games Were Saturday *Results *Post-Race Videos *Race Videos

What a stretch run.

LRC Centrowitz Wins Wanamaker Mile In Thrilling Stretch Run Over Willis As Year Of Lagat Continues Matt Centrowitz and Nick Willis delivered the goods on Saturday night with Centro edging Willis to win the Wanamaker mile in 3:51. Wanamaker mile legend Bernard Lagat took 3 seconds off the 40+ world record in 4th.

LRC Bowerman Track Club’s Lopez Lomong And Ryan Hill Go 1-2 As Cam Levins Falters NOP’s Cam Levins had an off day and the rival BTC’s Lopez Lomong and Ryan Hill were glad to pick up the slack, going 1-2 in the men’s 5,000m. German Fernandez DNFed as he was having a terrible day and going to get lapped.

LRC Men’s 3000m: Eric Jenkins Just Misses Galen Rupp’s American Collegiate Record As Oregon Goes 1-2 Eric Jenkins and Will Geoghegan aren’t even Oregon’s best 3,000m runners but they went 1-2 at Millrose and nearly broke Galen Rupp’s American collegiate record.

*Post-Race Interviews Centro, Willis, Rowbury, Lomong, Hasay, many more. The distance stars and Brycen Spratling in NYC.
*RRW Recap

Millrose On The Boards:

IMG_3098LRC  Did America Just Get Itself A Gold Medal Contender In The 1,500 At The 2040 Olympics? Moroccan 1,500m star Abdelaati Iguider‘s wife Ibtissam went into labor unexpectedly yesterday in Philadelphia and the family welcomed Mohamed Mourad Iguider to the world.

LRC Latest Millrose And Olympic Trials Vote Tallies Voting fixed so you don’t have to refresh page.

2015 RAK Half Marathon – World’s Fastest Half *Results

LRCRecap: The Marvelous Mary Keitany And Remember The Drone

Mary Keitany ran the third fastest time ever (66:02) to put away a stiff challenge by Mamitu Daska, who set a new Ethiopian record of 1:06:27. The men's race came down to a 5-way sprint but the big news was the drone that filmed parts of the race with stunning shots.

One Of Africa’s Top Talents Will Train In The USA

LRC Remembering LRCer Van Townsend The running world lost one of its bright lights this week with the death of Van Townsend.
*MB: RIP Van Townsend: Share Your Respects Here

Doping Stuff: Adrienne Herzog Gets 2 Years

 NCAA News 

 More Distance Stuff 

Doping Updates

 Big Lance Armstrong & Tony Bosch News 

2015 NYRR Millrose Games Were Saturday *Results *Post-Race Videos

LRC A Wobbly Shannon Rowbury Hangs On To Win Women’s Wanamaker By Over 3 Seconds Poor pacing ruined the AR attempt and Rowbury wobbled during the final straight but held on for a dominating victory. Treniere Moser came in 2nd, an upbeat Jordan Hasay faded the last lap, and Mary Cain struggled.

LRC Sponsorless Brycen Spratling Runs New 500m World Record Of 1:00.06 The Pittsburgh grad was hoping to be the first man sub-1:00.00.

LRC Erik Sowinski Edges Robby Andrews, Ajee Wilson Repeats, Ashton Eaton Drops 10 Feet, Sally Kipyego And More 2015 Millrose Erik Sowinski edged Robby Andrews, Ajee Wilson repeated, and Sally Kipyego won the 3,000 as Ashton Eaton could have killed himself.

Non-Distance: IAAF: Former World Champ Jesse Williams Wins HJ (2.31) While Aleec Harris Sets WL In The 60H At 7.50 Beating David Oliver And Ashton Eaton Phyllis Francis beat Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400 with 53.14, Jamaica’s Damar Forbes won the LJ (8.03m) over Will Claye (8.02m), Murielle Ahoure set a WL in the 60 with 7.05, Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi took the PV.

Past Distance Greats In The News