Quote Of The Day

British sprinter Richard Kilty on Justin Gatlin being faster now in his 30s than when he was busted for drugs. In the same article, Paula Radcliffe says of the Nike/Alberto Salazar doping allegations: “There were a lot of allegations in the programme, worrying allegations and ones I hope are properly investigated.”

Birmingham DL Sunday *Schedule  *TV/Streaming Info (TV Coverage Starts 10am Eastern On BeIn Sports)

Saturday Reading Pleasure

earpieceTrackTown USA Keeps Pushing Envelope – Fans Can Get Radio Receivers with Commentators for NCAAs Good idea. We think they should have commentator for the track events too.

Video Of Sally Pearson Breaking Her Wrist

More On Nike Doping Allegations: Paula Radcliffe Troubled By Doping Allegations Richard Kilty had this to say about Justin Gatlin: “Maybe the drugs that he was on weren’t working before.”

Mid-Week Excitement In The USA *Adrian Martinez Recap

LRC Grant Fisher Breaks 4:00 – Runs 3:59.38 To Become 6th American High Schooler To Break 4 In Mile Fisher, who is more than a year younger than Matthew Maton, is now officially a total stud. Two-time Foot Locker champ and a sub-4 miler at 18 and 44 days.

LRC Abbey D’Agostino Takes Down Desi Linden In 5k, Robby Andrews Crushes The Mile Field – Full Recap Of 2015 Adrian Martinez Classic Plus, have you ever heard of Hannah FieldsJonathan Gault has gone above and beyond the call of duty with this 3,600-word recap.
*MB: ROBBY ANDREWS IS BACK, BABY!! Crushes the field at the 20125 Adrian Martinez Classic
*LRC: Post-Race Interviews With Kyle Merber, Desi Linden, McKayla Fricker, Nicole Tully, Ryan Martin, Reed Connor, Hannah Fields, and Robby A and Abbey D

 Twitter Reaction 

LRCRunning Pros Respond On Twitter To Nike Oregon Project Doping Allegations

Matt Centrowitz thought it was a yawning matter, but no one else did, including Paula Radcliffe, Dai Greene, Nick Willis, Lornah Kiplagat and many others.

 The World Reacts 

Sprints, Jumps And Throws

Sad News

Mo Farah Speaks And We Learn A Lot *Discuss

farahAngry Mo Farah wants answers over Alberto Salazar’s doping allegations and reveals a lot He said he has never been on thyroid medication, will sit down with Alberto face to face, speak with Steve Magness and others in the documentary, and also make his blood values public to show he has nothing to hide. We’d also like him and the entire NOP to release the list of supplements they admit to taking when they are drug tested. The sports “grey area” may need to change.

LRCSub-Four Win For Jenny Simpson, The Steeple Is For The Taking For The Americans, Crazy Fall In Women's Hurdles - 2015 Rome Women's Recap

Jenny Simpson left it late but got her fifth straight win in a 1,500 at a DL meet. Super impressive.

LRCRome Men's Recap: Gatlin 9.75, Aman Over Amos Again, Kejelcha Is The Real Deal

The Justin Gatlin, Mo Aman and Yomif Kejelcha trains kept rolling.

Full Coverage In Our Rome Special Section

 Asian Champs 

The Week That Was – Our Weekly Recap

WTWMo Farah Earns Our Respect, Big 1,500 PRs For Kyle Merber And Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman's Big Rebound, Meb's Masters Debut And Gallowalking To Comrades Glory

What a week. We give you "10 People That Had A Good Week" and the list includes Jeff Galloway, Meb Keflezighi, Ben True, Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman, Anastasiya Bazdyreva, Kyle Merber, Mo FarahEmily Chebet and Mary Cain. Yes, Mary Cain. Plus we break down the winners and losers from the NCAA Regionals, mourn the loss of "blue-collar" running legend Pat Petersen, and explain to you why Alexa Efraimson has zero shot at the World Junior record.

LRCVin, Mo, Galen, Alberto, Alexa And Justin: Six Thoughts On Prefontaine

Wejo wraps up his thoughts from Eugene about Pre.

Distance News

The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On LetsRun.com Is … Not Made Anymore … The Nike Pegasus+ 30 Thousands of you filled out our detailed running shoe survey in the fall and more of you ran in the Nike Pegasus+30 than any other shoe. Only problem is all of you need to find a new shoe, help us out below:

runningshoesurveyLRC The Improved LRC Running Shoe Survey Is Back – Three Minutes To A Better Running Shoe The running shoe buying process sucks and we want to improve it with data. We took your reviews from the fall, made a running shoe beta site, and have improved our survey to ask you what shoe your previously ran in. We now need more reviews from you on the latest shoes.

3 World XC Getty Images Photo Galleries:
1) Pro Photos From Getty Images
2) New Rojo’s Women’s Photos
3) New Rojo’s Men’s Race Photos


 Nike Doping Scandal On The Messageboard: 

Big Doping News *Miss The Broadcast? Here’s How To Watch The BBC In The US

Have drugs been instrumental to the success of the Nike Oregon Project?

LRC Everything You Want To Know About The BBC Nike Oregon Project Doping Documentary If You Didn’t See It The show had multiple anti-doping allegations against Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp, and that the Nike lab advocated for or was aware of testosterone usage by Nike athletes.
*MB: Former American Record Holder George Malley corroborates John Stiner’s allegation that androgel was in the NOP training camp Malley says Salazar admitted it to him in 2013.
*Shoot The Messenger: Alberto Salazar And Galen Rupp Issue Statements Saying They Believe in Clean Sport And Criticize The Journalism Of The “Reporters” Salazar’s response was especially cheeky as he referred to David Epstein and Mark Daly as “reporters.” ProPublica and the BBC are about as respected as it gets in the journalism world. David Epstein is definitely a reporter – his past work helped expose A-Rod and Lance. *Message Board Poster Analyzes Statements Of Rupp And Salazar

Must Read: ProPublica Investigation Alleges Anti-Doping Violations By Alberto Salazar David Epstein, author of Sports Gene, has been working on this piece for a few years. A great read alleging possible anti-doping violations by Alberto Salazar and even Galen Rupp.  Epstein teamed up with BBC reporter Mark Daly to take a look inside the NOP. Steve Magness, Kara Goucher and Adam Goucher all speak on the record –  other former NOP athletes speak without using their names.  The BBC aired a one hour show on doping last night as well. Miss The Broadcast? Here’s How To Watch The BBC In The US

albertogalenLRC Rojo’s Five Quick Thoughts On David Epstein’s Nike Oregon Project Investigation David Epstein‘s piece is a great read, this could be just the beginning as it is time for more people to speak on the record and for Nike to investigate its own house. Plus Matt Centrowitz‘s tweet on this is embarrassing.

Competitor Q&A With David Epstein On Nike Oregon Project Allegations

David Epstein/BBC Investigation Talk On The Message Board
MB:
 Former Team Members Accuse Famed Coach Alberto Salazar Of Breaking Drug Rules (official thread)
*Impressions of BBC TV Panorama Program on Alberto Salazar/Doping and Adam Goucher Comment: “That’s Almost Child Abuse”
*What is going through Mary Cain’s Parents heads right now?
*Centro not holding back on twitter

*Rupp on Testosterone since high school !
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Are letsrun’s “trolls” still considered trolls… They are ALWAYS right.