What a ridiculous week for US distance fans. We pick ourselves off the mat and offer common sense solutions to keep the crown jewel of US track and field - the Olympic Trials - exciting and to save the Diamond League 5000. Along the way we wonder if Brigid Kosgei is now the favorite for next month's London Marathon.
Organizers are planning one hell of a party for next week's World XC Champs. The course features mud, water, and and pits, a beer tent, a portion that runs over the roof of a museum, and a Viking Zone. And it's all inspired by Chuck Norris.