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Ronal Kwemoi Wins ItLRC Saturday Recap: Mo Farah Wins 5k, Ronald Kwemoi Impresses in Mile, Jakob Ingebrigtsen Becomes History’s Youngest Sub-4 Miler, Bowie Wins Dream 200 Ronald Kwemoi won the 1500 and Mo Farah the 5000. Could they clash at 5000m at Worlds? Others winners were: Semenya in the 800, Kipyegon the mile, Tori Bowie the big win at 200, Ronnie Baker the 100, and Christian Taylor went long in the triple as did Crouser in the shot. American distance runners were underwhelming today.

8th-gradeLRC Friday: A 14-Year-Old Sprint Star & New Steeple Star Arrive, Genzebe Dibaba Just Wins, Charlene Lipsey Keeps Excelling – Recap Of Joan Benoit Samuelson Night At Pre Fans didn’t see a world record but they got a nice start to a great weekend of track and field.
*MB: Official 2017 Prefontaine Classic discussion thread – Is this the best Pre meet ever?
*MB: Wow, Wow, Wow: 18 year old Cellphine Chespol stops to put on her shoe still runs 8:58.78 steeple

Outside Coverage:

African Road News: Kenyan World Marathon Squad Is Official

Doping / Gender News

Doping Updates

albertogalenLRC  6 Takeaways On Full USADA Report On Alberto Salazar, NOP: USADA: “It Appears Highly Likely” That 6 NOP Athletes, Including Galen Rupp And Dathan Ritzenhein, Violated Anti-Doping Rules We give you the nitty gritty on the 269-page USADA interim report on Alberto Salazar, Dr. Brown and the Nike Oregon Project, hacked by Fancy Bears and released in its entirety on Flotrack.

*Salazar Responds: The Oregonian: Alberto Salazar Issues Statement In Response To Leaked USADA Doping Report Salazar refers to the report as “baseless speculation” and states that he never used testosterone when competing nor had “dual” prescriptions or rubbed it on an athlete.

Tons Of Discussion On The Boards:

Assorted Distance News

Sprints And Jumps

LetsThrow.com

Ultra News: Running Goes To Everest

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Industry / Admin News

International Distance News

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RIP Two-Time NCAA D2 Champ Gabe Proctor Has Died Proctor lost his battle with depression and took his own life at the age of 27.
*MB: Sad News: Rest in Peace Gabe Proctor 1990-2017
*CitiusMag: Running Community Mourns Loss Of Gabe Proctor

Previous Drug News

Upcoming DL Action: Pre Classic Is Saturday *Provisional Entry Lists

The King Has Abdicated His Throne

Cheserek has 5 NCAA 5k titles (3 indoor, 2 outdoor) and a PR of 13:18

MB: Edward Cheserek’s NCAA Career Comes To A Close – King Ches Scratches From NCAAs Due To Back Strain King Ches certainly had an amazing career but Gerry Lindgren only lost once at NCAA championships, Henry Rono set a world record in four different events in one season, and Suleiman Nyambui won just as many NCAA individual titles but also secured an Olympic medal and had better PRs at the 1,500, mile, 5,000 and 10,000.

It Was A Great Night For The NOP On The Track But A Horrible Morning Off The Track

salazar-nytimes-nopNY Times Publishes 2,400-Word Expose On The Nike Oregon Project: “This Doesn’t Sound Legal” – Ritz Testifies Under Oath The Times has secured access to the 269-page report that the USADA has written about the NOP. Dathan Ritzenhein testified under oath that he felt compelled to take an L-Carnitine injection that he thought didn’t “sound legal” as Nike was reducing his payments. Ritz also said Alberto Salazar had him take thyroid medication to rev up his endocrine system for a race “instead just whatever was best for my health.” The report also indicates Tara Welling lied to investigators about ever being a patient of Dr. Brown and that Dr. Brown sent investigators altered medical records. When pressed about what sort of treatment she received from Dr. Brown, Welling cried and said, “I don’t know if Alberto did something to me.”
*MB: NY Times Article on Nike Oregon Project implicates Ritz and Farah
*Ken Goe’s Quick Takes From The Latest Story Alleging Doping Within Alberto Salazar’s NOP


43rd Hypo Meeting *Live Results

Week That Was

Screenshot 2017-05-24 at 13.06.40LRC WTW: Yohan Blake Is BACK, A College Woman Runs 14:51, Why The 2020 Trials Shouldn’t Be In Eugene, Joanie Turns 60 & More Plus we point out a high school meet in Georgia produced more World Championship qualifiers than the USATF Distance Classic and praise an American who won an international marathon last week.

Hosting News

Is King Ches The GOAT? / Is Steeple Hurdle Technique Overrated?

Cheserek has 5 NCAA 5k titles (3 indoor, 2 outdoor) and a PR of 13:18LRC Is Edward Cheserek The GOAT Of NCAA Distance Running? Why The Answer Isn’t That Simple King Ches certainly had an amazing career but Gerry Lindgren only lost once at NCAA championships, Henry Rono set a world record in four different events in one season, and Suleiman Nyambui won just as many NCAA individual titles but also secured an Olympic medal and had better PRs at the 1,500, mile, 5,000 and 10,000.
*MB: Is Edward Cheserek the GOAT for NCAA distance runners? 

2015 World Outdoor Championships Beijing, China August 22-30, 2015 Photo: Victah Sailer@PhotoRun Victah1111@aol.com 631-291-3409 www.photorun.NETLRC How Much Do The World’s Top Steeplechasers Practice Hurdle Form? For 2008 Olympic Champ Brimin Kipruto, The Answer Is “Never” Everyone prepares for the steeplechase in their own way, from the Olympic champion who claims he never practices hurdling to Evan Jager, who works on his hurdle form every week. LetsRun.com consulted the experts to explore the differences between the top Kenyan and American steeplers and the importance of hurdle form.
*MB: How important is hurdling form to being great at the steeplechase? We asked the experts.
*MB: Kiprop runs steeple 1 week before pre classic

NCAA Regionals Start Thursday *Live Results: *East *West

Women’s Distance News

A Friendly Debate – A Noted Sub-2 Optimist And Pessimist Share Their Thoughts On What Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:25 Means

IMG_7729LRC Was Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:25 A Monumental Step Forward In Marathoning? No, It Was Not – We Still Are 20+ Years Away From A Legitimate Sub-2 Marathon LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson said four years ago that are nowhere close to a sub-2 in a legitimate race and he’s not backing down.

Pace carLRC Guest Column By Dr. Michael Joyner: Kipchoge’s Run & What Might (Or Might Not) Happen Next What does the man who famously predicted way back in 1991 that a human could run a marathon in 1:57:58 think of Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:25 run? Find out here.

MB: Dr. Michael Joyner and LetsRun’s Robert Johnson share their thoughts on what Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:25 means.