“Christmas in Kenya is certainly a different experience than it is in America. I wish I could say it wasn’t commercialized, but it is, just in uniquely Kenyan ways. Just as airfares in America spike for the Holidays, so do transport costs in Kenya – to the point of price gouging. On certain routes the fares can easily double, and sometimes worse.”
“Hawkers on the streets go into overdrive trying to convince passersby that Christmas won’t be complete without another cheap piece of Chinese plastic or a pirated copy of the latest shoot-’em-up movie. Supermarkets are packed; flour, sugar, bread and sodas can be in short supply.”
– 2-time USARC champ Janet Bawcom blogging about spending Christmas in Kenya.
Coach Of UK 400 World Champ Christine Ohuruogu Feels Her Best Years Are Bet To Come Even Though She’s Almost 30 He says “she is a 29-year-old in a 26-year-old’s body” and they are planning on her being at the peak of her career in Beijing 2015 and Rio 2016.
LRC's Wejo travelled to the annual running specialty conference, The Running Event, in Austin earlier this month and he left being most impressed with a product that officially wasn't part of the conference. It's called Bia and it's the only GPS watch with a cellular modem, SOS Alert, and live tracking. If a loved one wants to know where you are when you're running and you don't want to carry a phone, this is the product for you. Read all about it.
Russia Bidding To Host An IAAF Diamond League Meet In 2014 It would be in Moscow.
This week we start by talking about Tessa Barrett's amazing story, hand out belated praise to former USATF head Craig Masback and give some current praise to Mary Keitany and Desi Davila. Plus Khalid Khannouchi vs. Ryan Hall, RIP to a legend in broadcasting, is Haile G a good dancer, and at last the secrets of the Ethiopians revealed?
Do You Know What You’re Taking? USA Today Investigation Finds Companies Caught With Drug-Tainted Supplements Are Often Run By Executives With Criminal Backgrounds The supplement industry is largely unregulated, but sometimes when the FDA does test it has found many supposedly “all-natural” pills and powders to have potentially dangerous and illegal drugs.
The Turks apparently don’t believe there was anything wrong with the Biological Passport of the already convicted doper, who dropped from 4:02 to 3:56 last year. The question now becomes – will the IAAF appeal? We wonder – was American Shannon Rowbury really the third-best clean person in the race?
Might Asafa Powell Be Next? Incoming New Head Of WADA Says Asafa Powell Doping Case Needs To Speed Up “He has been under a cloud and if he has broken the rules then sport wants the case finalised, if he hasn’t then he wants the cloud lifted.”
Let us proudly announced the real winners of NCAAs - our prediction contest winners, who highlight the best of LRC. We've got a repeat winner who can really crunch numbers, an Asics Aggie who ran Club Nats with some legends, and a guy who used to train with Bob Kennedy and has a proposal to fix the NCAA XC meet. Read all about them. Thanks to RunFanShop.com for sponsoring the contest.
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