Another Day, Another Drug Sentence

Mo Trafeh at the 2011 London Marathon, which he briefly led.

LRC 6 Thoughts: Mo Trafeh, Liar And Drug Cheat, Gets 4-Year Ban: Who Else Was Doping In Flagstaff? The 8-time USA road champion officially got a 4-year ban from the sport and the arbiter’s report showed he lied to LetsRun.com. We’ve read over the report and have our key thoughts.
On The Boards: Mo Trafeh’s Suspension and Who Else Was Doping in Flagstaff

*Moses Kiptanui Feels Vindicated By Rash Of Doping Positives In Kenya “When I raised the red flag a few years ago, officials condemned me.”
*Boit, Keflezighi, Landry Named USATF Champions After Mo Trafeh Is Banned

Day Before: LRC USA Olympic Coach Jon Drummond Gets Banned: 4 Big Thoughts, Including Was Tyson Gay On HGH Prior To The Summer Of 2012? We carefully read the 24-page decision in the Jon Drummond case and conclude this story is far from over as the report includes a bombshell on page 5 – Tyson Gay had a bottle labeled HGH which someone had given him before even met Dr. Gibson or moved to Dallas to work with Drummond in May in 2012. Then why did Gay’s suspension only begin in July?
*MB: A bombshell in the Jon Drummond decision? Report says Tyson Gay had a bottle labelled HGH in May of 2012

Sprint Stuff: Don’t Touch Usain Bolt’s 200

 The Heisman Of Track And Field 

Week That Was

LRCKenny B Commits To Dubai, Foot Locker, USATF And European XC Mania, Meb "Dusts" Ryan Hall, And No Love For Stephanie Hightower?

What are the Olympic chances of Grant Fisher and Anna Rohrer? How will Kenenisa Bekele do in his marathon in Dubai next month. Plus Club Nats XC, European XC, Kevin Sullivan moving to the marathon, Stephanie Hightower making the wrong news off the track, and LRC on the BBC.

LRCBad News, 2014 USATF Club XC Participants - The Course Was Short, Not Long

The race results say 10K, the course map says 10,200m, but what was it really? Employee 1.1 tells you what he found out and argues why course accuracy is important, even in XC.
*MB: Club cross: was the course actually long?

Olympic News: US Officially Decides To Bid For 2024 Games

Distance News


Jo Pavey Finishes 3rd In Vote For BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton won with golfer Rory McIlroy runner-up. *Pictures Of Final Candidates

Administrative News

XC News



Bring Back The Mile’s Top 10 Mile Moments From 2014 From Mary Cain just missing the World Jr. record by .01 to Ayanleh Souleiman running a US All-Comers record of 3:47.32.

News From Africa

News From The UK

Distance News

Doping Updates: Wilson Kipsang Missed A Test, Dick Pound Takes On Russia

 Sprint Stuff 

EPO Marathoners In The News


Previous Doping News

 The Olympics Are Coming 

Distance News: Get Excited For Some Great Racing Next Month

 Other News 

Olympic Stuff: 2016 Track Schedule Released

‘Thon #3 For Bekele

Kenenisa Bekele’s Third Marathon Will Be In Dubai On January 23rd; Now Being Coached By Renato Canova Bekele said that he learned a lot from his disappointing race in Chicago and that things have gone well since then. Canova has taken over his training and is with him in Ethiopia.
*MB: RENATO CANOVA is Bekele’s new coach!
*Bekele On The Possibility Of The Sub-2-Hour Marathon “I don’t think human beings can do that, but maybe a new generation in the future … maybe in 10 years.”