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Weekend Track Action *Sainsbury’s Results *All NCAA Results

Sainsbury Indoor Grand Prix:
Mo Farah Gets His First World Record, Runs 8:03.40 2-Mile (updated) The critics can shut up for quite some time now. Farah went 3:58 for his 2nd mile to get the WR.
*Farah: Vernon Row Got Me Going

Rest Of The Meet LRC 2015 Birmingham Recap: Matthew Centrowitz & Shannon Rowbury See Winning Streaks Come To An End Some Americans did find success, however, as Ben Blankenship and Jordan Hassay PRed and Erik Sowinski almost did.
*Full Meet Recaps: Athletics Weekly & IAAF.

Genzebe Dibaba Does It Again *Full XL Galan Results *WR Race Video

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. *Video
*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.

IAAF Recap Of Russian Champs: Anzhelika Sidorova Clears World-Leading 4.76m Yelena Korobkina won the 3,000m (8:50.39) and 5,000 (15:47.09) but the times were modest in most events (2:02 in w800).

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 

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

 The World Marathon Majors Start Saturday *Watch Live At 7pm ET *Full Coverage Here

*Watching/Streaming info Starts at 7pm Eastern on Universal Sports

*MB: Official 2015 Tokyo Marathon Thread

LRC Women’s Preview: Can Olympic Champ Tiki Gelana Resurrect Her Career? Tiki Gelana hasn’t run a good marathon since her 2012 Olympic victory but has an excellent shot to resurrect her career in this less than stellar field. American 2:28er Lauren Kleppin is basically guaranteed her first career top 10 showing at a major in this small 10-woman elite field.

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.). *IAAF Preview: Japanese 2:05:18 All-Comers’ Record Under Threat At Tokyo Marathon

News From Kenya

Great Read: Renato Canova Says Florence Kiplagat’s WR Was A Surprise Even For Him Last year, her #1 goal was the 13.1 WR with London Marathon 2nd. This year, the goal was the 15km WR but London is the goal as she needs to figure out if she should focus on marathon or 10,000 for 2016.

Doping News

 More Coe News 

News From Kenya: AK To Be Disbanded?

 More US Pro News 

More T&F Drama / Gossip

Week That Was

McFarland USA – HS XC Movie With Kevin Costner – Opens Today

Random, But Somewhat Interesting

Elite Distance News

Doping Stuff: Adrienne Herzog Gets 2 Years

 NCAA News