Caster Semenya appears to be on the way back, the Brooks Beasts now have one more Diamond League win by Americans than the Nike Oregon Project and Bowerman Track Club combined, and the USA dominated World Juniors. Plus if you missed it, we've got links to the Kenyan champs and Stockholm, and we don't know what to say about the doping report yet.
What a week it was with London, Boston, Drake and Penn. Annie LeBlanc kept rolling at Penn, we've got an excuse for Zersenay Tadese, we tell you why so many of you hate sit and kick races, talk Larry the Legend's underwater treadmill, masters doping and more.
If you want to dominate your Boston office pool read this as we give you insight on just about everyone. Ritz is getting help from Greg Meyer and Hartmann, Tadese hopes to have figured out the marathon, Makau is ready, Tadese still looks great, not to mention Teg, Cabada and oh yeah a guy named Meb. Interviews and more.
2013 champ Lelisa Desisa and former world record holder Patrick Makau (2:03:38 PR) are the headliners, but there's depth behind them with five sub-2:05 men overall and five more sub-2:07 + HM world record holder Zersenay Tadese (58:23).
The pro fields for the 2015 Boston Marathon were announced today and previously announced Americans Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan will have their hands fulls.
Other big names in the half field are Teklemariam Medhin and Ibrahim Jeilan. The men's marathon has 7 sub-2:10 men led by 2:06-man Philip Kimutai. Defending champ Agnes Kiprop (2:23:54) leads the women's marathon. Italian Nadia Ejjafinni has the fastest PR in the women's half field with 68:27.