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Louisiana Marathon’s first female finisher disqualified after ‘receiving assistance’
The disqualification stemmed from a “technicality of assistance,” meaning West received aid from someone on the course who was not affiliated with the race or part of its 17 aid stations throughout the 26.2 miles.

Tears of Joy from Last-Minute Olympic Trials Qualifiers
“I went from 1:08 to 1:04 in a year. It’s good. It’s the last day to qualify, and I’ve always been known as a procrastinator.”

Bolder Boulder Offering Free Race Photos to Participants
Bolder Boulder Signs deal with Gameface Media for 3 years that includes free race day photos for everyone who runs famous Memorial day race.

Glasgow to bid on 2019 European Indoor Championships
Glasgow last hosted the event in 1990. This year’s Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix sold out months before the event. It helps that Mo Farah is expected to race.

Pittsburgh Marathon brought $10.2M ‘golden opportunity’ to region in 2015
The Pittsburgh Marathon generated $10.2 million in spending on lodging, transportation, food and beverages, retail, recreation and other activities in 2015. Visitors booked 8,450 room nights for race weekend.

Mo Farah doesn’t regret racing Edinburgh XC
“It would have been better to have nice conditions,” Farah said. “But you have got to get out there and race. That’s part of athletics in any condition. The important thing is you race and mix it. I haven’t raced for so long.”

Elite Field for 2016 Boston Marathon AnnouncedBoston Marathon champions Lelisa Desisa, Caroline Rotich, Geoffrey Mutai and Wesley Korir return. Combined, the team has won 16 Abbott World Marathon Majors, Olympic and IAAF World Championships medals, and 89 global marathons.

Garret Heath takes down Mo Farah in Edinburgh
Farah lost out in a sprint finish as Heath won the cross country race in 25 minutes 29 seconds. Says Farah, “It is disappointing to lose but better to lose now than later in the year. I couldn’t really sprint – it was very slippery.”

Insanely Good Women’s Field Announced For 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon
The Champions From The 2015 Dubai, London, Berlin, Worlds, Chicago, and New York Marathons Will All Battle; Field Includes Five Sub-2:20 and Eight Sub-2:21 Women. Defending Champ Tigist Tufa, 2015 Major Champs Mary Keitany, Gladys Cherono & Mare Dibaba Will All Compete. WOAH!