Archived Homepage For July 05, 2014
Archived Homepage For July 05, 2014

2014 Paris DL – Meeting Ariva – Is On Saturday July 5th At 2pm ET *Start Lists/Results*How To Watch On TV/Online

LRC Can Galen Rupp Get The American 5k Record, Will Ben True Join The Sub-13:00 Club?The day after American Independence Day, Americans Ben True and Galen Rupp will be looking to celebrate themselves by making history at the 2014 Meeting Areva, which could be special.

LRCParis DL Preview: Can Simpson Get The American Record And Can Rowbury Break 4:00 In A Stacked Women’s 1,500; What About Coburn?  A Fascinating Men’s 800 Of Amos Vs. Kaki Vs. KipropHellen Obiri looks to keep winning against Abeba Aregawi and Jenny Simpson in the women’s 1,500. Can Simpson get the AR or can Rowbury break 4:00? Asbel Kiprop takes on Nijel Amos and the 800 specialists and Emma Coburn goes for her second DL win in the women’s steeple. Can she get the American record as well?

 More Pre-Paris 

4+ Months Later: USATF DQ Report From Indoors Finally Out

An American Hero Has Passed – RIP Louis

RIP Louis Zamperini – War Hero, American, Track Star And Man updated NY Times obit. Zamperini ran the 5,000 at the Berlin Olympics and then was shot down in WWII and survived 47 days on a life raft in the Pacific and 2 years in a POW camp. If you have not read his biography, it is a must, must read.
On The Boards: Celebrate Louis’ great life and pay your respects

Interesting Reads

2014 Peachtree – US 10k Champs *Results *$100,000 In Prize Money *Photo Gallery

RRWChristo Landry And Amy Hastings Win 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race & USA 10-K Titles

Landry won after a late battle with Tyler Pennel. Sara Hall was the women's runner-up as husband Ryan ended up a DNF with more hamstring problems. *Photo Gallery

Sunday: Preview Of Sunday’s Gold Coast Marathon: 13 Runners With 2:10 Or Better PRs Could See Rob de Castella’s Australian All-Comers’ Record (2:09:18) From 1982 Go Down Field led by 2:06 men Gebretsadik Abraha AdihanaNicholas Manza and Stephen Tum as well as Japan’s Arata Fujiwara (2:07:48) and Yuki Kawauchi (2:08:14). *IAAF Preview

Oregonian’s Ken Goe Comments On USATF DQ Report And, Like Many, Doesn’t Understand Why It Took So Long “For some reason, USATF chose to stall … I think it was a public relations disaster. It made the people running USATF look either distant and out of touch (best case) or calculating and inept (worst case).”

 UK News 

PreRace News – 2014 Peachtree – US 10k Champs Are July 4th – *Full Elite Fields*$100,000 In Prize Money

Week That Was

US Distance Runners In The News After USAs

Field Event Blog: US Jav Champ Kara Patterson Blogs About Rome, NYC, And Winning USAs

2014 Athletissima Lausanne DL*Results *Video Highlights

Full Meet Recap 
Ronald Kwemoi celebratesLRC New Kenyan 1,500 Star Arrives As Centro Fails To PR, Dibaba Loses, Tyson Gay Returns In “Drug 100,” Bondarenko Goes For The WR, And Sum Keeps Streak Athletissima Lausanne was pretty special. Read all about it, including a bold run by American Molly Beckwith Ludlow.

Blake wore face paint for his poor performance

LRC The Five Big Stories From Lausanne  The 5 big stories from Lausanne:  Justin Gatlin won the “Drug 100” vs. Tyson Gay, a new 1,500 star is here, 400 Running Supreme, Yohan Blake sucked, and more WR attempts in HJ.

LRC Video Highlights Of 2014 Lausanne Diamond League Meet


Fans React On The Message Board:Official 2014 Lausanne  DL Discussion Thread

Full Coverage In Lausanne DL Special Section

 Commowealth Organizers Sigh Relief 

Usain Bolt And Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Included On Jamaican 4 X 100 Squads For 2014 Commonwealth Games Neither competed at the Jamaican Trials, but got medical exceptions (Bolt after the meet was over) and were put on the relay teams.

Caught With EPO

LRC Chris Derrick, Ryan Vail And Other Elites React To Mo Trafeh EPO Bust 

LRC ExclusiveMo Trafeh – American Record Holder At 25k – Caught With EPO, Is Retiring From The SportThe 2-time Foot Locker finalist, 8-time US road champion, and the US 25k American Record holder was recently caught with EPO in his possession, which he admits to purchasing for intended use but never actually using. *Discuss