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MB: Official 2017 London Marathon Live Discussion Thread

keitany-21701-OMG LRC Mary Keitany Survives Nearly Suicidal First Half And Blitzes A 2:17:01 To Take Down Paula Radcliffe’s Women’s-Only World Record And Win 2017 London Marathon Running history was made today when the greatest field assembled in women’s marathoning history battled against each other. Mary Keitany ran the fastest marathon ever in an women’s-only race and she did so in mind-boggling fashion as she ran the first half more than a minute faster than any woman in history. Tirunesh Dibaba had a historic run as well, putting herself third on the all-time list in 2:17:56. On the American front, Laura Thweatt had a super impressive run, taking almost 3 minutes off her PR to finish sixth in 2:25:38.
*Mary Keitany won more than $300,000 today $55,000 for the win, $100,000 for sub-2:18, $25,000 for the course record and $125,000 for the world record.

daniel-wanjiru-london-2017-winsWhat A Battle LRC After An Epic Battle, Daniel Wanjiru Outduels Kenenisa Bekele To Win The 2017 London Marathon A great back-and-forth between Kenya’s Daniel Wanjiru and all-time great Kenenisa Bekele saw Wanjiru win a close race in 2:05:48 as he held off a late charge by Bekele.

Full Coverage in Our 2017 London Marathon Special Section

2017 World Relays Are Sat. & Sunday *Schedule, Entries & Results (7:30pm ET) *TV & Streaming

MB: Official 2017 World Relays Live Discussion Thread

IAAF World Relays Day 2 Preview

Amazing Role Reversal: Justin Gatlin And Team USA Roar To Victory In Men’s 4 X 100 As Jamaica Drops The Baton In The Heats With Jamaica not even in the final and three other teams (Andre De Grasse-led Canada, GB and the Netherlands) DNFing, it was Barbados that took the silver way back from the US.
*IAAF Recap: “If you can keep your head when all around are losing theirs, then yours is the world relays title.”
*4 X 100 Heats Recap – Jamaica Goes Home Early

USA Hat Trick: USA Women’s 4 X 800 Makes It A Perfect Three-For-Three With Another Gold At The IAAF World Relays The team of Chanelle Price, Chrishuna Williams, Laura Roesler and Charlene Lipsey got a comfortable 3+ second win over Belarus, although their 8:16 winning time wouldn’t have been fast enough to even podium at the last two World Relays.

4 X 200: Jamaica Women Power To 4 X 200 Gold In A World Relays MR Anchored by double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, Jamaica beat Germany by over a second with Team USA taking the bronze. *Heats Recap

More Weekend Track Action *All NCAA Results

Was Last Week The Most Entertaining Week Of The Year?

Screenshot 2017-04-20 at 23.13.26LRC WTW: Is Katie Rainsberger The Second Coming Of Jordan Hasay? The Most Incredible Long Jump Ever? Comparing Josh Kerr To Drew Hunter There’s a lot of stuff we really found interesting in this one.

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Sprint Stuff


NJ Running Legend And Two-Time NYC Marathon Champ Tom Fleming Dies While Coaching HS Track Meet The 2:12 marathoner won the NYC Marathon in 1973 and 1975 and finished second in Boston twice.
*MB: RIP: Tom Fleming -1973 and 1975 NYC Marathon champ – has passed away

Upcoming Action: World Relays Are This Weekend


2017 Boston Marathon *Tracking And Live Results

kirui-wins-boston-2017LRC Updated Geoffrey Kirui Outduels Galen Rupp Over Final 5 Miles To Win 2017 Boston Marathon A great run by Kirui to put back a stiff challenge from American Galen Rupp.

Kirui and RuppLRC 7 Thoughts On Men’s Race In Boston: Galen Rupp More Than Leads The Way With Six Americans In Top 10 A Kenyan may have won and a Japanese guy was 3rd, but Galen Rupp led the American invasion (these points are in our full race article above).

LRC Boston Winner Geoffrey Kirui Does “… 70% (of) the preparation of a real marathon runner.” Life isn’t always fair.

Pre-London Marathon News

Bravo, This Field Is A Work Of Art LRC The Greatest Women’s Marathon Ever? London 2017 Is Absurdly Loaded; How Fast Will Mary Keitany Go? The London Marathon website has called this “the best elite women’s field ever assembled” and they may be right. This field is RIDICULOUSLY loaded. There are four sub-2:20 women and four more sub-2:22, including world champ Mare Dibaba, Chicago champ Florence Kiplagat and Berlin champ Aberu Kebede. Plus track studs Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivian Cheruiyot (who is making her debut).

First time's the charm: Thweatt shined in her marathon debut in NYCLRC Americans Laura Thweatt And Kellyn Taylor Are Racing The 2017 London Marathon – How Fast Will They Go? The two 2:28 marathoners are looking for PRs in the UK.

LRC 2017 London Marathon Men’s Preview: Kenenisa Bekele Takes On Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Feyisa Lilesa, Abel Kirui & Rising Star Daniel Wanjiru In Another Stacked Race Even without Eliud Kipchoge, the 2017 London race is LOADED as Bekele (Berlin), Ghebreslassie (NYC), Kirui (Chicago) & Wanjiru (Amsterdam) all won big fall marathons, while Lilesa took Olympic silver in Rio. Kenyan stud Bedan Karoki (’15 World XC/’16 World Half silver) is also making his debut.

South African Champs

More News From Africa Athletics Kenya Warns Agents And Coaches That They Will Face Extra Scrutiny Due To Doping So AK blames the agents and coaches and the agents and coaches blame the doctors. We blame all of the above but most of all – the athletes. “Cheats will be exposed irrespective of their world status, their agents and coaches will be brought to book.”

Random / Interesting Other News

African Distance News

News From The UK

2017 Boston Marathon Rankings

Hasay_Jordan-BostonM17LRC The Boston Marathon Report Cards Are Out – We Rate the Runners A Through (DN)F We rank the top 10 and the Americans on their Boston performances. Someone pictured might have gotten an A+.

Good Read: Interview: Ato Boldon Gives His Advice On What It Takes To Go Pro Out Of High School Even though his athlete Khalifa St. Fort went pro successfully Boldon said that, “I think it’s almost never the right choice.”

Drug News

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Boston Women

Edna Kiplagat Wins BostonLRC Updated Edna Kiplagat Wins Boston And Possibly $500,000 As Jordan Hasay’s Debut Is A Huge Success, Desi 4th Kiplagat crushed it from 30k to the finish and got the big win as Hasay hit her debut out of the park.

Hasay_Jordan-BostonM17LRC 4 Thoughts On Women’s Race In Boston – Kiplagat Hopefully “Doing It the Right Way,” Hasay’s Debut For Her Mom A Smashing Success, Plus Updates On Favorites Cherono And Linden These thoughts are in our full recap above but weren’t when initially published.

Centro Sr.’s Book Gets Some Publicity

Matt Centro’s Sr Gets Q&A In Washington Post About His Biography And His Son’s Olympic 1,500m Gold

centrowitz-book-father-sonLRC Exclusive Exclusive: Read Chapter Two Of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son” doesn’t beat around the bush. Neither does Matt Centrowitz. He’s so confident you’ll like his book, he’s letting you read a whole chapter for free. Purchase the book now and come back at the end of February and participate in the first ever Virtual Book Club.

LRC Review Legendary Athlete, Father And Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It

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Brianna Rollins Gets Suspended

getty-rollinsLRC Brianna Rollins, Olympic 100 Hurdles Champ, Is Banned For 1 Year For Not Being Available For Three Drug Tests Utterly idiotic and avoidable. She took the blame but her agency and USATF were noted in the arbitrators decision.
Discuss:  Olympic 100H Champ Brianna Rollins Gets 12-Month Ban For 3 Whereabouts Violations 

Non-London Sunday Road Action: WR Holder Jepkosgei & Sara Hall In Japan

LRC Goes To Kenya

4C2A4693LRC My Trip To A Possible Doping Camp In Kenya: What I Saw When I Spent A Day With Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong LRC founder Weldon Johnson was at Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong‘s training camp in Kenya a couple of weeks before her positive “A” sample doping test was announced.

Doping News

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