2015 Pre Classic *Full Results  *Full Taped Race Replays If You Missed Fri. Broadcast *LRC Fan Poll Results

LRC A Massive Day For Americans At 1,500/Mile At Pre – Jenny Simpson Wins, Centro Is 2nd And High Schooler Alexa Efraimson Runs 4:03.39 Simpson (4:00.98) won her third straight DL race while Centro missed out on the win by .10 as Ayanleh Souleiman repeated in the Bowerman Mile (3:51.10). Efraimson broke Mary Cain‘s HS/U.S. Junior record by running 4:03.39.

Screenshot (275)LRC 800s World’s Preview? Eunice Sum Beats Ajee Wilson In A Nail Biter As Mo Aman Gets It Done In Front Of His New Hometown Crowd Ajee Wilson keeps progressing and Aman returned to form.

LRC Rest Of Meet: Genzebe Dibaba (14:19.76) Misses WR But Gets Dominant Win, Ezekiel Kemboi Is Back And Evan Jager Impresses Kemboi (8:01.71) outkicked Jairus Birech (8:01.83) as Jager was 4th in 8:05.28, his fastest-ever opener. Justin Gatlin kept winning with a world-leading 19.68 in the 200 while Mutaz Essa Barshim cleared 2.41 but chose not to go any higher even though he had no misses in the competition.

LRC 35+ Post-Race Video Interviews
*Alexa Efraimson After Breaking Mary Cain’s Record
*Matthew Maton On Efraimson’s Record

Day 2 Talk On The Message Board:

1. Official 2015 Prefontaine Classic Live Discussion Thread
2. Alexa Effraimson is now faster than Mary Cain has been! 4:03!!!
3. Jenny Simpson’s massive ego
4. Pre 2015: NOP TROUNCED on home field. Can we accept the “project” has failed?
5. Gatlin says F*ck the haters – 19.68
6. jagr runs 8:05
7. Pre Classic preempted by Children’s Hospital telethon in New Orleans. It also wasn’t shown in Detroit.
8. Nick Symmonds BLACKBALLED from Pre Classic 800
9. Anyone else disappointed in Kemboi’s victory dance? 

Outside Coverage:
IAAF: Barshim Soars, Sprinters Fly In Eugene
*IAAF: Lavillenie Breaks Diamond League Pole Vault Record In Eugene
*USA Quotes Including Ben Blankenship, Tyson Gay, Jenny SImpson, Shannon Rowbury, Matt Centrowitz, Justin Gatlin

 Friday Pre Coverage 

LRCMo Farah Still Owns The 10,000m As He Takes Down Geoffrey Kamworor And Paul Tanui At Pre

The fast race Farah wanted did not materialize, but he showed he still is the boss and afterwards said Galen Rupp will win an Olympic gold medal and is his #1 rival at 10,000m.
*IAAF Day 1 Recap

Everything Else Friday:Mens 5,000m: The World And Galen Rupp Meet Yomif Kejelcha, Former Sprinter Carlos Villareal Kicks Like Mad In HS Mile

Kejelcha arrived, Galen Rupp had a nice opener, and Bernard Lagat set another record.

 Previoius Pre-Classic News 

Distance News Of Note

 And NBC Missed It 

LRCMove Over, Mary Cain - Alexa Efraimson Breaks American High School And Junior 1,500m Records As Her Prom Date Matthew Maton Watches

Alexa Efraimson has displaced Mary Cain as the queen of American high school running and she's the prom date of sub-4 miler Matthew Maton.

Saturday Road Action – Results: *UAE Healthy Kidney 10 *Freihofer’s 5K

Mile / 1,500 / 1,600 News

Kenyan News

2015 Comrades Is Sunday (Saturday Night US)

2015 Ostrava *Full Results

That looks painfulLRC David Rudisha Pulls Up Injured At 2015 IAAF World Challenge Meet In Ostrava, Usain Bolt Runs 20.13 In 200 Plus Asbel Kiprop in the 1k, Dejen G. in the 5k, Asafa Powell in the 100, and a new Kenyan national record in the javelin. Updated: Rudisha says it’s not “a very serious injury” and he hopes to be back training within a few days.
*IAAF Recap: Sharika Nelvis Steals The Spotlight With A 12.55 100H Into A 1.7 m/s Wind
*Bolt: “You can’t be satisfied if I don’t break 20 seconds.” He said the cold/rainy conditions were partly to blame for the slower time.

The Legend Of Steve Prefontaine Continues To Grow – Steve Prefontaine Gets His Own Graphic Novel

LRC Book Review The Art Of Running By Matthew Crehan – A Graphic Novel Telling The Story Of Legendary US Distance Runner Steve Prefontaine Over the years, movies, books, T-Shirts – just about everything imaginable – have been made to tell the inspiring life story of Steve Prefontaine. But now for the first time, there is a comic book graphic novel that tells his story.

The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On LetsRun.com 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

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