Quote Of The Day

– Examples of the opulence that Max Siegel has enjoyed as head of USATF, a non-profit that pays him $1.7 million annually, as uncovered in an expose by Will Hobson and Steven Rich in The Washington Post. Siegel also flies either in first class or by private jet – yes, private jet – which the head of USATF’s board defended as he had a meeting the day after he returned from the Olympic Trials (we’d rebuke him for scheduling a meeting at that time).

The Post also discovered that Siegel’s main accomplishment – the ridiculously long Nike contract – is one he didn’t even negotiate. No, he paid two former Nike executives more than $23 million to do it for him. Yes, $23+ million.

Before getting the gig at USATF, Siegel was under eviction proceedings for failure to pay rent and subject to an IRS lien. No, it’s not April Fool’s Day. This is all sadly real. Discuss: MB: Breaking: Max Siegel Expose in The Washington Post – It’s going to be tough for him to survive this! 

If You Read One Running Article All Month – It Needs To Be This One

Must Read Washington Post Expose Of USATF Head Max Siegel – USA Track And Field CEO Has Alarmed Some Insiders With His Spending And Style The article is full of shocking allegations – lavish travel, possible sales tax fraud, a threat to **** people up, and a whole lot more.
*MB: Breaking: Max Siegel Expose in The Washington Post – It’s going to be tough for him to survive this!! 

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2016 BOA Chicago Marathon Is Sunday (8:30 AM ET) *Complete Coverage *Tracking, Leaderboard, TV & Streaming

MB: Official 2016 BOA Chicago Marathon Live Discussion Thread

LRC Great News: Watch Chicago Live On LetsRun.com Tomorrow 8am Eastern Tim Hutchings and Ed Eyestone on call. Also available on NBCSN with Todd Williams and Paul Swangard.

RRW Confident But Cautious, Stephen Sambu Is Ready For Marathon Debut Carey Pinkowski picked Sambu as his first elite due to his “deep intergrity.”

Press Conference LRC Great Weather Is In The Forecast – Will The Men And Women Go For Fast Times Without Rabbits? Conditions ideal for a fast time appear to be in the forecast for Sunday, but will the elite men and women go for a fast one? We give you the inside scoop.
*After Visa Glitch, Dickson Chumba Finally Gets To Chicago And Says He’s Ready To Go “I’m not sure why I was the one whose visa was delayed. I’m yet to meet with the people who are responsible. Whether it was intentional or not, I will not let anyone take the title from me easily. I came here with one purpose and that is to take the title and go home a champion, nothing less.”

Puskedra on his way to fourth at the Olympic Trials in FebruaryLRC Luke Puskedra And Diego Estrada Both Say They Are Ready – Could A Sub-2:10 Be In The Cards? Puskedra: “There’s a resurgence in American distance running and I want to jump on the back end of it.” Estrada says he’s going out between 3:00 and 3:05 per km (2:06-2:10 pace). 

Women’s Preview: LRC It’s A Clash Of The Kiplagats As Florence And Edna Square Off On The Streets Of Chicago

Men’s Preview: LRC Dickson Chumba Goes For The Repeat As Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Do Battle

LRC The Comeback: How Luke Puskedra Bounced Back From 4th Place At The Olympic Trials And His Daughter’s Cancer Diagnosis To Prepare For Sunday’s Chicago Marathon Puskedra’s 14-month-old daughter Penelope, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two days after the Trials, is now cancer-free. That’s allowed Puskedra to focus on cranking out 130-mile weeks (in singles!) in preparation for Chicago.

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