Former London Marathon Director Dave Beford Testifies Before Parliament

Dave Bedford Testifies Before Parliament Bedford said that on several occasions before December 2015, he had told Coe about the Russian extortion scheme involving the IAAF. One MP said Bedford’s testimony undermined what Coe had told them. When Coe testifed to Parliament, he told that he was unaware of the “scale” of the corruption until the German ARD TV report aired. Coe has issued a statement saying he’s got nothing further to say on the matter.
*IndependentCoe Rejects Request To Give More Evidence After Knowledge Of IAAF Extortion Racket Comes Under Question
*MB: Coe to face new questions in British parliament

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Catching Up On Japanese News

2017 Great Edinburgh XC *Edinburgh Results *Edinburgh Video *Campaccio Results

screenshot-2017-01-07-at-09-31-23Saturday: LRC Full Recap: Leonard Korir Outkicks Callum Hawkins In Thrilling Duel As Mo Farah Finishes 46 Seconds Back In 7th The men’s race was super-entertaining as Mo Farah got beaten by a Brit for the first time in 7 years. Laura Muir looked dominant in the 4 x 1k relay. Yasemin Can won the women’s race and the US’s Noah Affolder won the junior race.
*Edinburgh XC Video Highlights *IAAF

campaccio-top-3-obiri-tiropCampaccio Was Friday Hellen Obiri And Muktar Edris Win 60th XC Meet Obiri hammed throughout and showed how she took down Almaz Ayana in Rio. Men’s race was more tactical. *Results
*Post-Race Interviews With Campaccio Stars, Including Hellen Obiri Alberto Stretti talks to the leading Kenyan finishers.

Lots Of Interesting Reads 

Post Retirement News For The Eatons

Two-Time Irish Olympian And 1969 NCAA 880 Champ Frank Murphy Dies Due To Parkinson’s He also anchored two DMR teams to victory, won 8 Penn Relays titles and was on 3 NCAA XC championship teams.

GBR News: Laura Muir Started Off 2017 Just Where She Left 2016 – On Fire

Laura Muir Destroys British Indoor 5k Record That Had Stood Since 1992 With A 14:49.12! It was the first sub-15 in British history as it destroyed Liz McColgan-Nuttall‘s 15:03.71 record. *Race Video

The Eatons Retire

screenshot-32LRC The World’s Greatest Athlete, Ashton Eaton, Retires In His Prime; We Pay Tribute With Our 5 Favorite Ashton Eaton Memories The greatest decathlete ever and his wife are both calling it a career at age 28. We pay tribute by sharing our five favorite Ashton Eaton memories.
*Oregonian *CBC *BBC
*MB: Ashton Eaton retires
*MB: World’s greatest athlete retires and 3 hours later there is nothing on front page of ESPN and

NBC Henry Marra – Coach Of The Eatons – Is Thrilled, Calls It A “Fantastic Decision”

The King Really Appears To Be Back

screenshot-2017-01-08-at-21-54-38LRC Kenenisa Bekele Going For Marathon World Record In Dubai In Less Than Two Weeks On January 20th It’s a big surprise Bekele is running Dubai, but it must mean he is fit and thinks he can get the world record. Bekele also said he wants to run Worlds in London.
Discuss: Kenenisa Bekele Going for the World Record in the Marathon…. in Dubai in Less Than 2 Weeks 

Is He A Machine Once Again? He’ll Try To Do London 12 Weeks Later: 2017 London Marathon Men’s Field Announced – Bekele Is Doing It As Well The field features four who have broken 2:05 and seven who have broken 2:06. analysis coming later.

Virgin London MoneyLRC London Analysis 4 Thoughts On The 2017 London Marathon Men’s Field: London’s STACKED Once Again, Who’s Left To Face Galen Rupp Boston, Bedan Karoki’s Debut, And Can Kenenisa Bekele’s Body Hold Up? We analyze the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon men’s field.
*MB: London Marathon 2017 elite field 

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The NBIGP Is Fast Approaching

Bronze for Murphy and Talk of World RecordLRC 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Adds Rio Medallists Paul Chelimo, Hagos Gebrhiwet And Clayton Murphy Plus Donavan Brazier, Candace Hill And Noah Lyles January 28th’s meet – the only US Meet on the IAAF World Indoor Tour – is now officially loaded as the meet already previously announced the participation of Matt Centrowitz, Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn, Brenda Martinez, Jenn Suhr and Ekaterini Stefanídi*MB: Wow! Clayton Murphy’s not scared or resting on his laurels. He’ll face Hagos G and Paul Chelimo in the 3k at NBIGP

SPIKES Lists The 5 Match-Ups They Want To See In 2017 They aren’t going to get Wayde van Niekerk vs. Bolt at 200 as Bolt doesn’t want to tarnish his legacy.

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2016 Was A Record Year For Us In Terms Of Traffic – Thanks For Visiting

An Inside Look At How LRC Operates How a Ragtag Crew Of Almost Journalists Created Running’s Most Controversial Website Author Charles Bethea embedded himself with us during the US Olympic trials and got a behind-the-scenes look at how we operate. His article in Outside magazine includes some really nice quotes from Tim Layden, “… their best quality is that they don’t give a shit about offending people,” and Nick Willis, “It gave me a ton of inspiration. LetsRun is one of the primary reasons high-quality coaching and training have improved in ­America.”
*MB: Long Article on Letsrun… in Outside Magazine

Enjoyed The Article Above? Then Check This Article On LRC’s Founding From Marathon And Beyond In 2009 The LetsRun Phenomenon

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