Quote Of The Day

David Epstein talking on this week’s House of Run podcast about the Alberto Salazar doping investigation. When asked if he thought it was likely that Salazar would end up being sanctioned, he said, “not necessarily.” Talking about other things going on in track, Epstein raved about Evan Jager‘s current form: “It looks to me just from watching him run right now … it seems to me that we are looking at an athlete who is operating at a level that very few operate on ever in their sport and I think that’s really, really special … It seems to me that he’s going to threaten the World Record.”

2015 Barcelona *Results

35411Wow LRC Genzebe Dibaba Runs 3:54.11 For 1,500 In Barcelona – The Fastest Time In The World Since 1997 Jenny Simpson fans, it’s time to start praying that Dibaba doesn’t double at Worlds as she just ran the fastest 1,500 since 1997. Also Ayanleh Souleiman put up a 1:43.08 world leader in the men’s 800.
*MB: Genzebe Dibaba just ran 3:54.11 for 1500 in Spain! 

More Big News From Wednesday

Mid-Week Action In Italy, Ireland & Hungary – Cork City Sports Meet *Results *Free Video Replay *Full Lignano, Italy Results

Lignano, Italy *MB: Kerri Gallagher Is Going To Worlds – Runs 5-Second PR (4:03.56) – Efraimson 4:05 Gallagher had a 4:09 PR prior to USAs.
*MB: Jenkins 7:41 3k in Lignano!
*LRC Full Results Jenkins crushed m3,000, Riseley won m800, Willis m1,500.

Ireland: Big Green Domination LRC Abbey D’Agostino And Will Geoghegan Are Dominant Winners At 2015 Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting In the women’s 3k, Mary Cain led from 1k to 2k but Abbey D dominated the final 900. In other action, in the battle of guys who have run 13:21 this year, Brett Robinson took down Jeff See. Heather Kampf and Michael Rutt won the 800s as Will G schooled everyone in the mile.
*MB: Merber, Cain, Riley Masters, Abbey D, L. Wallace all in Ireland’s Cork City Sports Meet today (free YouTube feed) 2:25-4 pm ET

Hungary: IAAF Istvan Gyulai Memorial Recap: Ronald Kwemoi Beats Silas Kiplagat By Over A Second In 1,500 (3:37 To 3:38) Evan Jager fans should rejoice as Jairus Birech raced again (is he overracing?) and won in 8:16. Barshim won the HJ (2.36m); Fajdek heaved a world-leading 83.12m,
*Sprints: LaShawn Merritt Loses Again – Runs 44.43 As Teenager Steven Gardiner Runs 44.30  Justin Gatlin ran 10.02 (-1.1m/s wind) as VCB ran a season’s best 10.99 (-1.2m/s wind).
*Omar McLeod Suffers “Slight Hamstring Cramp” In European Debut, DNFs

2014 World Junior 400m Hurdles Champion Jaheel Hyde Pulls Plug On 2015 Season Due To Hamstring Injury

2015 British Athletics Championships *Schedule / Results

2015 Canadian Champs *Schedule / Results *Free Streaming

More Paris News

MB: Official 2015 Paris DL Live Discussion Thread

2015 Lausanne DL Is Thursday – Oh, Baby, What A Meet *Schedule & Entries *TV & Streaming *2014 Coverage

Women’s Preview: LRC Emma Coburn Goes For AR In Steeple; Jenny Simpson Tries To Keep Winning Streak Alive In 1,500 + Sub-2 For Rowbury? Teammates Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson will look at a minimum to mark themselves as favorites for Worlds. Could they also get American records in the process? Shannon Rowbury will look to become just the 5th woman in history to join the sub-2:00/sub-15:00 club.

lausannegifMen’s Preview: LRC Worlds Comes Early: Thursday’s Lausanne DL Meet Is Totally Loaded – 5 Of The 6 Fastest 5,000 Men Will Battle With Mo Farah And Caleb Ndiku In 5,000; Amos, Aman, Rudisha And Centro In 800 The distance fields in this one are unreal. If you want to know who the favorite for Worlds is in the 5,000 and 800, you must watch this meet.

Full Coverage on our  2015 Lausanne DL Special Section.

Excellent Guest Column

LRC Dealing With Depression: How I Got Past Suicidal Thoughts While Running In College For a while, life didn’t feel real to Nico Composto – it existed entirely in his head. Might a fall from the 12th floor window make all the pain go away? Thankfully, Composto realized that suicide wasn’t the answer. He shares his powerful story of how he overcame suicidal thoughts out of a desire to help others.

Take That, England, Wales And NI: Scottish Women Won Every Single British Title 800 Through 10,000

2015 Paris DL On Saturday Was Special *Full Results *TV & Streaming *2014 LRC Coverage

Screenshot (1451)EVAN MF Jager! LRC In A Brave, Brave Run, Evan Jager Nearly Crushes The World’s Best In Men’s Steeple, Settles For 8:00.43 American Record (Updated with several post-race interviews) Jager took it to the world’s best. He had destroyed the world’s best in the steeple and was just meters away from a truly shocking 7:56-7 win. Then down he went. He still got up and moved to #13 at 8:00.43.

Full Paris Photo Gallery 198 Photos

*Race Video *10 Minutes Of Post-Race Video With Jager
*Jager Paris Photo Gallery (does not have fall)
*MB: Evan Jager is F*cking Brave Beautiful Man 
*MB: Should Someone Resign from LRC for The “unless he falls,@EvanJager tweet?”
*MB: Thank you Evan Jager Thread!
*MB: Facts about Jager’s performance
*MB: Evan JAGER on pace for 7:55 steeple before fall. Would CLEARLY beat Galen RUPP at 5000 if they raced – YES OR NO
*MB: Paris Areva 3000m SC Full Video – French w/slow motion

LRC Rest Of Distance Action: Genzebe Dibaba, Silas Kiplagat And Eunice Sum Get The Victories With Blazing Times As Molly Ludlow And Chanelle Price PR What a meet Paris was. Ludlow joined the 1:58 club.

LRC Full Results: Kiplagat Over Makhloufi And Souleiman In 1,500, Eunice Sum 1:56, SAFP 10.74, Powell 9.81, Van Niekerk 43.96, Dibaba 14:15, Valerie Adams Loses

Full Coverage In Paris DL Special Section

Weekly Free Coaching Advice

Cam Levins Says Biggest Change Under Alberto Salazar Is He’s Had Him Lose 8 Pounds
*MB: Good read: Cam Levins’ college coach Eric Houle talks about how you can benefit from 190 mpw – Exercise phys disagrees

Recommended Read Steve Magness Article On Why Distance Runners Need A Coach Humans are famous for being bad at predicting their own behavior. “I strongly believe in having a coach. It’s not so much for the training, though that is important, it’s for the outside observation. I always say, a coaches job at the elite level is to hold the reigns. It’s not so much to motivate or poke and prod to get through a workout; instead it’s to prevent smart people from making dumb mistakes.”