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Abbot Dash To Finish Line USATF 5k Champs

IMG_20171102_123925212_HDRLRC Paul Chelimo Aiming For World Indoor 3k Gold, Brenda Martinez Done With The 800, Ben True Has A New Coach – Abbott Dash To The Finish Line USATF 5k Notes News and video interviews with Paul Chelimo, Molly HuddleBen True, Brenda Martinez, Hassan Mead, Leonard Korir and Desi Linden in advance of Saturday’s USATF 5k champs in NY.

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Van Niekerk Post-Surgery Update

Wayde Van Niekerk Has Successful Knee Surgery To Repair ACL Tear Yesterday he did his first rehab session which his manager said “went well.”
*Tweet From Van Niekerk “Successful op done and dusted! ✅ Rehab already started ✅ Ready for the hard work ahead ✅”

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*Good Read: NY Times: Meb Keflezighi Reveals His Secret Is His Mom’s Himbasha All Meb’s family are in town to celebrate his final marathon.
*Industry News: NY Times: The Running Bubble Has Popped, But They Haven’t Heard It In NYC Participation in many races throughout the country has declined and road races are starting to see people resist the inflated prices.


USATF 5K Champs

LRC Shadrack Kipchirchir (13:57) Wins 6-Way Kick, Molly Huddle Earns USATF Title #25 (15:24) At 2017 USATF Road 5K Champs Kipchirchir beat out Thomas Curtin & Kirubel Ersassa as 6 men finished within 2 seconds of each other, while Huddle dusted a field that also included Molly Seidel (2nd, 15:35) and Natosha Rogers (3rd, 15:39). Full results in article.
*MB: USATF Abbott Dash to the Finishline 5k USATF Champs LIVE Thread

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Running Warehouse Prediction Contest

2016 New York City MarathonLRC Running Warehouse NYC Marathon Prediction Contest There is this big marathon in New York on Sunday. Make it even more interesting.

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Running Controversy: Citizenship, Gender And HS Uniforms

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Keflezighi_MebWreath-Boston14Fantastic Read Tim Layden: Meb Keflezighi’s Impact On US Distance Running Meb sums up things nicely with, “My story is the American Dream.” Article includes scoop on Meb’s final workouts from Mammoth Lakes.

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Major Change Coming In 2019?

IAAF To Introduce New World Rankings System As Qualification Route To Major Championships Rather than a time standard, an athlete’s’ position on the IAAF World Rankings list will be “based upon the points they score, with the amount determined by their performance and place as well as the importance of the competition in the IAAF global calendar in which those results are achieved.”
*IAAF Release

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More New York News

keitany-21701-LRC Women’s Preview: Mary Keitany Goes For Four Straight Against Edna Kiplagat & Shalane Flanagan Who are the leading ladies for Sunday’s NYC Marathon? Find out here.

Wilson Kipsang Wins New YorkLRC International Men’s Preview: Ghebreslassie Guns For Repeat, Kipsang Tries To Bounce Back, & Kamworor Returns To The Marathon Which of the following 5 men will win NY on Sunday – Wilson KipsangGhirmay GhebreslassieLelisa DesisaLemi Berhanu, or Geoffrey Kamworor?

Meb, Galen, and JaredLRC U.S. Men’s Preview: Can Meb Close Out His Career As The Top American? Or Will Jared Ward, Abdi Abdirahman Or Shadrack Biwott Stop Him? 4 real high quality American men that will battle in NY this weekend – past champ Meb Kefelzighi, Olympic sixth placer Jared Ward, the ageless Abdi Abdirahman, and Shadrack Biwott, who has been top 5 in his last 2 majors.
*MB: Who will be the top American man at 2017 NYC Marathon? Meb, Abdi, Jared, or Shadrack? 

Alicia and Ryan Shay

LRC Digging Deep: The Legacy Of Ryan Shay Ten Years After His Death At Olympic Marathon Trials 10 years ago this week, Ryan Shay died suddenly at the Olympic Marathon Trials in New York. We look at his legacy a decade later. *Donate To Ryan Shay Foundation

Recommended Read: RW: “Capping A Legendary Career, Meb Keflezighi And His Team Prepare For A NYC Curtain Call” A very nice profile on Meb’s dedication with great quotes from him, coach Bob Larsen and his wife Yordanos.

Deep Fields Set For USATF 5K Champs

USATF 5K Champs Are Saturday In NYC At The Abbott Dash To The Finish Line 5K The men’s race has Paul Chelimo, Ben True, Leonard Korir, Shadrack Kipchirchir, Hassan Mead and Donn Cabral. Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay, Abbey D’Agostino, Brenda Martinez and Desi Linden lead the women.

Wayde van Niekerk Out For 6-9 Months

Wayde Van Niekerk world recordMB: Wayde van Niekerk ACL TEAR! Tears ACL In Celebrity Tag Rugby Game! Van Niekerk injured himself in a touch rugby game for celebrities on Oct 7. He didn’t realize the severity of the injury until later but has put his honeymoon on hold to have surgery in the US today. He’ll be out 6-9 months.