“They didn’t seem to pay attention to it. It bothers me that they haven’t looked into the death threats. They’re saying it’s just rumors. What [Toni Galbraith, the detective working the case] said is David didn’t take the threat seriously. Talking to his friends about the death threats, David didn’t take them seriously. And I was like, what does that matter? … Because David didn’t take [the threats] seriously, then there was no probable cause? If David took this seriously, maybe this wouldn’t have happened. … I just think the investigation was very shoddy and from the beginning, they just wanted to close the case. … They were just waiting for toxicology and were going to close the case.”
– David Torrence‘s mother, Bianca Torrence, talking about how even though police have ruled his death an accidental drowning, she feels they didn’t properly investigate the possibility of murder.
LRC NCAA TF Committee Reopens Bid Process for 2019 & 2020 NCAA Outdoor Championships That Had Previously Been Awarded to University of Oregon The 2019 and 2020 NCAA outdoor meets were supposed to be at Hayward Field, but citing the “timing around pending construction,” the NCAA TF committee decided to reopen the bid process.
LRC 2018 NBIGP Recap: Jenny Simpson > Emma Coburn, Donavan Brazier Runs 1:45.11, & Chris O’Hare Keeps Rolling The lone US stop on the IAAF World Indoor Tour did not disappoint as Donavan Brazier nearly broke the American record, Jenny Simpson PRed and much more.
LRC Edward Cheserek Destroys Hagos Gebrhiwet At 2018 NBIGP To Complete Epic 3:49/7:38 2-Day Double During his four years at Oregon, Edward Cheserek became a legend in the US by winning 17 NCAA titles. This weekend, he started working on becoming a legend at the world level by pulling off an insane double.
Other Saturday Action:
NBIGP MB Talk
LRC Oh So Close, Fancy Chemutai Just Misses WR And Runs 64:53 (#2 All-Time), Bedan Karoki Runs 58:42 (#4 All-Time) At 2018 RAK Half Even though the WR just barely survived, the women’s race was the best in half marathon history as 11 women broke 69:00. The men’s side was pretty darn good as 7 men broke 60:00, including a guy making his debut, Jemal Yimer, who ran a debut record of 59:00.
Other Thursday Action
LRC Meet Mr. Cross-Country, The Sport’s Biggest Fan Cross-country’s biggest fan, Michael Mahon, resides in Massachusetts, where for the past 33 years he has traveled to over 1,747 career meets, bag of cans in tow. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
*Michael Mahon – Mr. Cross-Country – Share Your Favorite Story Here
LRC Book Review: “Endure” By Alex Hutchinson – A Fitting Successor To “The Sports Gene” As The Next Great Sports Science Book Treat yourself to your own Valentine’s Day gift by buying Alex Hutchinson‘s new book Endure, which we give our highest rating – 5 stars out of 5. Purchase here.
Afrer Giving Birth In August, 2008 And 2012 Olympic 100 Champ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Is Back Training And Says She’s Still Hungry She also thinks she can still PR (10.70) at age 31.
LRC What We Learned In Boston: What’s Up With Boris Berian, How Christian Coleman Can Run Even Faster, & How Much Money It Would Take For Jenny Simpson To Race The Steeple Again Get the inside scoop from today’s NBIGP press conference where three sets of stars will battle each other tomorrow – Simpson vs. Coburn, Coleman vs. Lyles and Berian vs. Brazier. Plus after talking to Brazier, we can only wonder: Has anyone in the history of the world ever broken 4:00 in the mile with a shorter longest run than Donavan Brazier?
LRC Q&A With The Man Who Is Now Coaching Edward Cheserek – Stephen Haas; Haas Talks About Cheserek’s Sub-3:50 Mile Attempt & What Makes King Ches Special Cheserek will be attempting to be the 4th man to break 3:50 in the indoor mile this weekend and then a day later he’ll take on a stacked field in the 3k at the NBIGP. Get the inside scoop on his first altitude camp and learn how Cheserek closed a recent session with a 49-second 400.
Catching Up With Teen Phenoms Past And Present
LRC Q&A: Mary Cain On The Injury That Kept Her Out In 2017 & Her 2018 Plans, Plus Katelyn Tuohy Talks About Her Incredible XC Season, Her Millrose Defeat & Managing Expectations 21-year-old Mary Cain surprised fellow NY Section 1 phenom Katelyn Tuohy Wednesday afternoon and presented her with the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year Award. We caught up with the two right after the ceremony and did a Q&A.
MB:Official Düsseldorf IAAF World Indoor Tour Live Discussion And Watch Thread
*IAAF Dusseldorf Recap: Su Bingtian Runs 6.43 In The 60m To Move To 5th All-TimeChristina Manning edged Sharika Nelvis in the 60H to set a 7.77 world lead.
*Czech Republic’s Tomas Stanek Improved His Own World Lead And The Czech Record To 22.17m
Did you miss the action? Watch it now without knowing the results.
*Men’s 800 1 With Kszczot
*Men’s 800 2 With Sowinski
*Men’s 1,500 With Iguider And Manangoi
*Men’s 3,000 With Kejelcha
LRC Edward Cheserek Blasts 3:49.44 Mile To Move To #2 On The All-Time World Indoor List Edward Cheserek is currently a man without a country. He doesn’t want to run for Kenya and he can’t race for the US, so tonight he raced the clock – and won.
An ABSOLUTE MUST-READ: Incredible Q&A With Jake Robertson: A Decade In Kenya Turned Two Teens From New Zealand Into World-Class Runners The best non-LRC story of the year (so far).
Fascinating Read: Meet The Irishman Who Tested 5,500 Irish School Kids On His Own Dime To Find The Fastest To Race The Kids 60 At Millrose (Which They Won) “What I find in schools is we don’t even have the 10th-fastest kid in the class in our sport. It all comes back to talent.” They produced a winner in 2017 but got beaten this year.
An Interview With Running Phenom Camille Herron: I Was Born To Run The Comrades champ and LRC visitor has a diet that we used ourselves when we use to run 100+ mpw: “I like to eat Taco Bell and Subway before my races.”
The Oregonian: Vin Lananna Has Been “Stripped Of Some Of His Authority” As USATF President Due To Conflicts Of Interest Lananna heads several companies and nonprofits that bid on contracts and host track meets, including TrackTown USA and because of this (as well as concerns expressed by their auditing firm), the board passed a resolution requiring Lananna to recuse himself from many USATF issues. We said back when Lananna was running for president that he should “give up his current role at TrackTown USA.”
LRC WTW: Some Stars Thankfully Ran US Cross, Michelle Sikes Is Back, Emmanuel Korir Was Flying, Edna Kiplagat Struggled, Russian Doping And Coaching Advice From Katelyn Tuohy’s Coach We break down the week of running.
LRC 10 Things I Learned From The Best High School Cross-Country And Track Coaches In America LetsRun.com’s Wejo flew to Boulder to hear from the high school top XC coaches in America Joan Hunter (#1 team), Dan Iverson (#2 team), Jonathan Dalby (#3 team) and John O’Malley (Foot Locker champ). What did he learn? A lot.
Discussion: “I attended a clinic with the top high school cross coaches in the country: ask me anything.”
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