2016 Pre Classic *Results

LRC Live Day 2 Thread

Screenshot 2016-05-28 at 16.57.55LRC Recap: Asbel Kiprop Wins An Underwhelming Bowerman Mile, Mo Ahmed Goes For It In The Men’s 5K And Keni Harrison Gives The World Record A Scare Asbel Kiprop won a slow Bowerman mile, Keni Harrison went after the WR in the hurdles, and a whole lot more, plus a sick women’s steeple and Boris Berian winning the 800 (both recapped separately below).

Emma Coburn All Smiles After on NBCLRC Ruth Jebet Wins The Greatest Women’s Steeple Ever Run, Emma Coburn Gets American Record What a race!
*Nice Read In Denver Post On Coburn’s Struggles This Winter *Coburn Video Interview

LRC Boris Berian (1:44.20) Front-Runs His Way To Victory At Pre, Becomes Third* American Man To Win Diamond League 800 Berian didn’t let the Nike lawsuit distract him as he won convincingly at Hayward Field (in his New Balance kit). *Nick Symmonds won two 800s at DL events in 2013 but they did not count for Diamond Race scoring purposes.

Screenshot 2016-05-28 at 22.15.48LRC Post-Race Video Interviews 25 videos. Drew Hunter talks Bowerman Mile, Emma Coburn her American record, Bernard Lagat his cold, and much, much more.

Kenyan National Champs In The Books *Results

On The Roads

More Upcoming Action

The Latest On Transgderism/Hyperandrogenism

How Not To Run Your Local Road Race

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.

Doping News

Rio 2016 Zika Fears Continue

Week That Was

28-laps-WTW Top 5 Winners From Hoka Meet, 40-Year-Old Kim Collins Beats 20-Year-Old Trayvon Bromell, Lawi Lalang Struggles, And Is Mike Powell BACK?! Plus read about the dude who tried to hang with Chris Solinsky at the state XC meet.

Doping News

Previous Pre-Pre Classic News

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!

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

Women’s Distance News

The Transgender Controversy Gets Real

The Beginning Of The End For Women’s Sports? Transgender Girl Finishes 3rd In Alaskan High School State Meet This was the fear two weeks ago when the US government said schools would have to allow students to compete in sports “consistent with their gender identity.” Now that fear is a reality.
*MB: Obama Issues Decree Ending Sex Segregated Sports in All Schools

NCAA Championship Season Has Started *Results: *DI West *DI East *All NCAA Results

Sprint / Field Event News

Weekend Road Action

International Distance News

Latest USATF Controversy

USATF Suspends Its Entire Youth Executive Committee And Its Chairman, Lionel Leach Due to a dispute about the selection of the vendor to provide registration services for national youth championships.
*MB: USATF & Max Siegel Continue Their Powergrab – This Time Against The Youth

2016 Is The Year Of Emil Zátopek Books

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.