LRCStockholm Preview: Centro & Robby Vs. Souleiman At 1,500; Molly Huddle Shoots For Win In 3,000

With the Kenyan World Champs Trials this weekend, the mid-d/distance fields aren't quite as strong, but that opens the door for a slew of Americans. In the 1,500, Ayanleh Souleiman and Matthew Centrowitz will battle as Robby Andrews makes a rare DL appearance. Brenda MartinezMolly Ludlow and Chanelle Price are all in the 800 and is there any way Andy Bayer can win the steeple?

Boston 2024 LA Or Toronto 2024 News

USOC Dumps Boston 2024 Bid, Attention Shifts To LA

Nike/Apple May Owe You Money

Nike And Apple Settle Class Action Suit Regarding Nike+ Fuelband – Will Pay Out $15-$25 To Consumers They don’t admit that the devices are inaccurate but will pay you either $15 in cash or $25 in Nike credit.

The Bolt Vs. Gatlin Rivalry Is Brewing

US Road / Ultra Action

The Integrity Of The Sport Is At Stake – Mike Rossi Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Have Been DQed From The 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon

LRC Investigates Lehigh Valley Got It Wrong: The Evidence Is Conclusive: Mike Rossi – The Viral Boston Marathon Dad – Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Never Have Been On The Starting Line In Boston In April, Mike Rossi gained international fame for his snarky response to a letter from his kids’ principal scolding him for taking them out of school for several days to watch Boston. A investigation has revealed that Rossi’s principal was correct, the kids should never have been in Boston as the evidence is conclusive – their father didn’t legitimately qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon. How confident are we that Rossi cut the course when he “ran” his 3:11:45 BQ qualifier at Lehigh Valley? Extremely. We’ll pay Mike Rossi $10,000 if he qualifies again in the next 12 months – and the qualifying time is 13+ minutes slower – 3:25.
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? 

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.

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International Results

2015 Pan Am Games *All LRC Coverage *Results

 More London 

Two-Day London DL Meet Was Friday/Saturday *Full Fri. Results *Sat. Results *Television And Streaming Info *Schedule, Entries

Screenshot (446)LRC What A Race: Asbel Kiprop Toys With Field, Centro Beats Souleiman For 2nd Kiprop went from first to last in the span of 50 meters halfway through the race but it didn’t matter as he was back with the leaders with 300 to go and blew everyone away on the homestretch to get the win. Matthew Centrowitz ran well to finish second in 3:55.03, .03 ahead of Ayanleh Souleiman. (Includes Video)
On The Boards:
What the f*** is Kiprop doing? *Kiprop: History’s Fastest Running Comedian! *Blankenship ran like an animal in London!

LRC Saturday Recap: Mercy Cherono Wins As Molly Huddle Almost Gets The Upset, Eunice Sum Stays Perfect And Nijel Amos Wins A Nail Biter With David Rudisha In the steeple, there was a fierce battle between Conseslus Kiopruto and Jarius Birech and in non-distance action, Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6 meters, Valerie Adams lost again and South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk blew the 400 field away. We recap it all here.
*MB: London Day 2 Thread

LRC Usain Bolt Is (Almost) Back, Wins 100 In 9.87 (Includes Video) Don’t hand the gold medal to Justin Gatlin just yet. Usain Bolt put together his best showing of 2015 by far, running 9.87 into a headwind twice within the span of an hour to win at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.
*MB: Usain Bolt “Is Almost Back” – 9.87 Win Into Wind
*MB: UK sprinter Richard Kilty pushes referee after 100 Final DQ

Screenshot_2015-07-24-16-57-06LRC Friday Recap: Mo Farah Dominates The 3,000, While Laura Weightman Gets A Surprise 1,500 Win To Thrill The Home Crowd It was no contest as Farah took the 3,000 in a world-leading 7:34.66 while Weightman held off US’s Gabe Grunewald to get her first big international win.
*MB: Farah wins 3000m in 7:34.66
*MB: Mary Cain, going backwards again

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 Sad News 

Rest In Peace: Athlete Manager Zane Branson Dies Suddenly In Iten, Kenya

Long-time athlete manager Zane Branson, who shepherded the careers of marathoners Jimmy Muindi, Wilson Chebet and Patrick Makau among many others, died suddenly this morning in Iten, Kenya.

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