Quote Of The Day

Travis Tygart, head of US anti-doping, writing in a guest column in the New York Times about the Russian doping scandal. In the column, Tygart is very harsh on WADA for not being relentless in its fight and for not being truly independent. WADA’s “governing rules allow its board members also to serve in an executive capacity for sports organizations” and “this inevitably gives rise to conflicts of interest.”

MB: Interesting Travis Tygart NY Times column on Russian doping crisis – He rips WADA almost as much as Russia!!

Pre Classic Is Friday / Saturday

Farah won a thrilling 10k at Pre last yearLRC Pre Classic Preview: Mo Farah (10K), Geoffrey Kamworor (5K), Asbel Kiprop (Mile), Faith Kipyegon (1500) Among Many Stars at Hayward Field This Weekend The Prefontaine Classic is loaded once again. Meets are much more enjoyable if you know what you are watching so give us 15-20 minutes and read this 5000+ word preview.  In addition to the World’s best from Africa, the meet features US grudge matches of  Jenny Simpson vs Shannon Rowbury and Drew Hunter vs. Alan Webb. Hunter wants a US Olympic Trials qualifier (3:54.00) so Alan Webb’s 3:53.43 US HS mark could be in jeopardy.

She’s Not Competing At Pre, But We Wish She Was Shalane Flanagan Did Special 90-Minute Run In Environmental Chamber At US Olympic Training Center To Learn About Properly Getting Ready For Rio Heat She nearly didn’t make it through the heat of LA.

Dakar Is Complete Results: 2016 IAAF World Challenge Dakar Results American Jarvis Gotch won the long jump with a 27′ 3¼” (8.31m) leap.
*MB: Broken wind or measurement gauge? American Jarvis Gotch just won the Dakar LJ w 27′ 3¼” (8.31) leap into -4m/s wind!

 

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The Pre Classic Loses Two Stars

While You Wait For The Week That Was: Read The Daily Relay’s Weekly Recap The talk about Hoka One One, Semenya, Ayana and the Ethiopian marathon selection.

News From Kenya

Ireland Names Its Marathon Squad For Rio

Almost Half The “Beijing 31” Were Russians – Anyone Surprised?

UK Sprint News

High School News

Distance Action: Manchester 10K

MB: Kenenisa Bekele (28:07) And Tirunesh Dibaba (31:16) Win Manchester 10k Bekele beat Wilson Kipsang (28:15) and David McNeill (28:39) while Dibaba made a triumphant comeback, beating Edna Kiplagat by 9 seconds.

NCAA Championship Season Starts Thursday – Live Results, Start Lists, Schedule, Streaming: *DI West *DI East *DII *DIII *All Weekend Results

Follow the meets at the links above.

2016 Is The Year Of Emil Zátopek Books

What Makes Asbel Kiprop So Good? We Try To Tell You

LRCA Week With The World's Best Miler: An Exclusive Look At Asbel Kiprop's Last Two Workouts Before The Pre Classic

The Pre Classic is this weekend and the Bowerman Mile is LOADED with Olympic champ Taoufik Makhloufi, all three medalists from Worlds last year, plus studs like Matthew CentrowitzSilas Kiplagat and Ayanleh Souleiman. But the headliner is Asbel Kiprop, and our man on the ground in Kenya, Andy Arnold, says hand him the victory and world record later this summer after getting a behind-the-scenes look at his preparation for Pre.
*MB: The secrets of Asbel Kiprop revealed - Our man on the ground in Kenya says hand him the gold and WRecord

News From The UK

US Distance News

NCAA Championship Season Starts Thursday – Live Results, Start Lists, Schedule, Streaming: *DI West *DI East *DII *DIII

Sunday Track Action – The Diamond League Goes To Africa – Rabat DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming *Hengelo Results

The world record only appears to be a matter of time for AyanaLRC Rabat Recap: Almaz Ayana’s World Record Attempt Comes Up Short (14:16.31), Caster Semenya Wins Again (1:56.64), Another WL For Conseslus Kipruto (8:02.77), And Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (1:44.51) Gets His First Career DL Win The first-ever African DL didn’t disappoint. Find out what happened here.

*FBK Games: *Hengelo Results
*MB: Dejen Gebremeskel smokes the field – runs 13:00 in Hengelo!! Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey won the women’s 5,000 in 14:58.
*IAAF Recap: Dafne Schippers Clocks World-Leading 22.02 In Rainy Conditions
*3 Races Over 3 Days For Schippers It would have been a perfect 3-for-3, but the Dutch 4 x 100 relay team botched a handoff and was a DNF at the FBK Games.
*Loughborough: Jessica Ennis-Hill Makes Return From Injury In Loughborough Javelin She threw a modest 41.69m (her PR is 48.33), but said she was free from the Achilles pain that cancelled her indoor season. *More Quotes From Ennis

Doping Updates

A $95 Billion Company Vs. The Former McDonald’s Worker – Nike V. Berian

LRCGet The Inside Scoop On Why Nike Is Suing World Indoor Champ Boris Berian For Breach Of Contract

We’ve read through the lawsuit and tell you why Nike, a company with a $95 billion market cap, is suing the guy who two years ago was working at McDonald’s. Updated with statement from Merhawi Keflelzighi.
*MB: Holy cow!! Nike just served Boris Berian at the Hoka One One Meet – They are suing him for breach of contract

 

*Oregonian’s Ken Goe: Regardless Of Who Is Right Or Wrong, “Nike Already Has Lost The Public Relations Battle” Goe calls it “a classic little guy vs. the machine story.”

It’s A Busy Weekend – Hoka One One, Ostrava, Manchester & Rabat Are All Taking Place *Hoka Full Results *Ostrava Full Results *Manchester Schedule & Streaming *Manchester Results

Manzano at USAs last yearLRC Oxy Recap: Evan Jager (8:15), Eric Jenkins (13:24), Hassan Mead (3:37) & Kate Grace (4:05) Impress With Victories; Leo Manzano (3:43) Struggles Find out who excelled and struggled late at night in California in the meet where none of the races were amazingly fast.

Oxy On The Boards MB: Official 2016 Hoka One One Oxy Live Discussion Thread
*MB: 10,000m Runner Hassan Mead Just Crushed Wheating and Manzano at 1500 – They’re Done
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MB: Oxy drinking game

LRC Ostrava Full Results *Bolt Race Video

Bolt-Ostrava-2016LRC Ostrava Recap: Usain Bolt Wins In 9.98; Breakout Runs From Young 1,500 Runners Filip Sasinek (3:36.32) & Konstanze Klosterhalfen (4:06.91) Bolt crushed the competition, beating a man Gatlin beat by .30 by .23, but wasn’t happy and shook his head when he saw the time. MB *Official Ostrava Thread
*IAAF Recap: Thomas Rohler Throws World Leader On Last Throw To Win Javelin
*Unknown 20-Year-Old Czech Runs Huge PR To Win 1,500 Over Chris O’Hare In 3:36.32 American Cristian Soratos was way back.
*19-Year-Old Konstanze Klosterhalfen Of Germany Gets Olympic Standard (4:06.91) And Win

Manchester: *Results

Russia Makes Its Case For Reinstatement – If Only The US Would Do These Two Things

Women’s Sports Are In Danger

A Must Read: Ross Tucker Interviews Medical Physicist Joanna Harper On Hyperandrogenism In Women’s Sports Harper, who describes herself as a “scientist first, an athlete second, and a transgender person third,” provides amazing insight and analysis into the controversy surrounding intersex athletes such as Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand.
*MB: If you care about women’s sports and the Caster Semenya situation, you MUST read this article

Jumps / Throws

US / Jamaican Sprint Stuff

Assorted Distance News

Olympic News

The British 10,000 Trials Were Saturday *Results

LRC UK 10K Trials Run Through A Bar: Total Unknown Jess Andrews Sets Huge 83-Second PR To Win British 10,000m Trials And Qualify For Rio; Jo Pavey And Andy Vernon Falter There was drama and excitement at the British 10K Trials as in front of thousands of spectators and bar goers, Andrews went from nobody to Olympian, beating Kenya’s former World champion Linet Masai in the process. Team favorites Jo Pavey and Andy Vernon faltered. Recap, results, quotes and race videos.