LRC If you missed it, our coverage for Doha DL (Farah gets beat in 3000m, Justin Gatlin runs 9.74) and Hoka One One Mid-D Classic are farther down the page.

Rojo And LetsRun Get Mention In WSJ Article On The Four-Minute High-School Mile They look back 50 years ago when Jim Ryun went sub-4 in an all high school race and contrast it to Matthew Maton doing it in a pro/college race now. *Discuss

Sunday In SF: Neighbors, City Brace For Bad Behavior At Bay To Breakers One local said, “I dread it. I know it’s just one day a year. But it’s just a bunch of drunks. One whole day of belligerent drunks. It’s like a big frat party now.”

RIP: Former 800 WR Holder Nina Otkalenko, 86 She set multiple records, the fastest of which was 2:05.0 in 1955.

Tickets Costing Just $3 Announced For Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

#OpeningDay – 2015 Diamond League Season Opened In Doha *Full Results *TV / Streaming

Hagos gets his first win over FarahLRC Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet Takes Down Mo Farah In Doha 3,000 (updated) Reigning world youth and junior champ Yomif Kejelcha dared to take the lead from Farah late, and while he faded, Farah was defeated.

Rest Of The Meet: LRC 2015 Doha Recap: Track And Field’s Opening Day Amazes – The Rabbit Wins The Steeple, Dawit Sayeum Wins Her First DL Race, Ayanleh Souleiman Dominates, Justin Gatlin PRs + Two Triple Jumpers Over 18.00m The action in Doha was fantastic. It had a little of everything. A rabbit won the steeple, an 18-year-old the women’s 1,500 and some amazing sprint/field action. Should we do our first-ever field event black page for the triple jump?

Doha On The Message Board:

#OpeningDay  Get Excited

We Will Miss Her

LRCMary Wittenberg Steps Down As New York Road Runners President To Launch Virgin Sport

Wittenberg had been COO of the NYRR since 2000 and CEO since 2005 and was a strong advocate of the professional side of the sport. She helped put the NYC Marathon back on top as one of America's premier sporting events. *Discuss Her Departure Here

A Result Not Mentioned From The Weekend: Ajee Wilson Ran 2:00.65 To Win The Jamaican Invitational 800

Another Russian Racewalker Banned For Doping Tatyana Akulinushkina gets 4 years in her second doping offense as only a 21-year-old.

News From Africa

Power 5 Conference Meets – Full Results: SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big 10, PAC-12 + IC4A/ECAC *All Results

US Track Action

More Non-DL Results

Week That Was

WTWMatthew Maton Goes Sub-4, Bernard Lagat Sets AR And MWR, Haile G Calls It Quits, Emily Sisson Nearly Laps The Field, And Microdose All You Want

What a week it was: Matthew Maton became the 6th high school sub-4, Haile Gebrselassie ended a tremendous career that was 7 years longer than, Bernard Lagat tied an American record and set a masters world record, 4 state 2-mile records fell in one race, and Emily Sisson nearly lapped the entire Big East.

News From The UK

Assembled And Designed In America

Ryan Bolton (Wyoming) with at least three other Olympians (Kevin Sullivan (Michigan), Meb Keflezighi (UCLA), Adam Goucher (Colorado)) at the 1995 NCAA xc meet. Photo courtesy of Ryan Bolton.

LRC Exclusive The Inside Story Of How American Ryan Bolton Helped Caroline Rotich Conquer The 2015 Boston Marathon He may have made the Olympics in the triathlon, but Ryan Bolton is a runner. In HS, Bolton dreamed of Running for the Buffaloes before going to Wyoming and nearly beating Meb Keflezighi at NCAA XC. Now he’s found his calling as a coach who just guided the unheralded Caroline Rotich to a stunning victory at Boston Marathon last month.

Sprint Stuff

Morrison’s Great Manchester Run *Results

LRC The End Of An Era: The Great Haile Gebrselassie Retires One of the sport’s greatest ambassadors has officially retired after being at the top for two decades.

LRC Bernard Lagat Breaks Masters World 10,000m Record, Stephen Sambu, Betsy Saina Win Bernard Lagat ran 27:48 to get another world record. Discuss: Lagat just ran 27.50
*IAAF Race Recap
*UK’s Gemma Steel 2nd 6 Seconds Behind Saina

Mostly US Road Action

Sunday In The UK

Bye-Bye Mary, Hello Peter

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Marcus Wheeler, State Cross-Country Champion In Arizona, Commits Suicide On Campus

Marcus' twitter feed in the last day was that of someone crying out for help and he tweeted "there is going to be a suicide in the school right now" but a campus police officer who spotted him with a gun could not prevent him from taking his life. If you are considering suicide, please don't do it. Help is a phone call away: 1-800-273-8255 or via chat.

Updates On SAFP World Relays Controversy

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The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On Is … Not Made Anymore … The Nike Pegasus+ 30 Thousands of you filled out our detailed running shoe survey in the fall and more of you ran in the Nike Pegasus+30 than any other shoe. Only problem is all of you need to find a new shoe, help us out below:

runningshoesurveyLRC The Improved LRC Running Shoe Survey Is Back – Three Minutes To A Better Running Shoe The running shoe buying process sucks and we want to improve it with data. We took your reviews from the fall, made a running shoe beta site, and have improved our survey to ask you what shoe your previously ran in. We now need more reviews from you on the latest shoes.

3 World XC Getty Images Photo Galleries:
1) Pro Photos From Getty Images
2) New Rojo’s Women’s Photos
3) New Rojo’s Men’s Race Photos