2015 Pan Am Games *Schedule, Entries, Results

 Pre-Meet News 

LRC Five Things To Watch At The 2015 Pan American Games There will be a lot of big names in action in Toronto and many story lines to follow, including:

1. The Andre De Grasse show.
2. A hot men’s 5,000 with LevinsHeath and Torrence.
3. Three 1:57 women, including Alysia Montaño in the 800.
4. Olympians Andrew Wheating & Nate Brannen vs. Kyle Merber.
5. Major star power (PPP, Ibarguen, etc.).

Who’s Going To Worlds?

Upcoming: Bolt In London This Weekend

monaco2015 MONACO EXCEEDS THE HYPE *Full Results *TV & Streaming *2014 LRC Coverage

LRC Genzebe Dibaba Runs 3:50.07 To Smash 1,500m World Record!!! Shannon Rowbury Crushes AR! (updated) Genzebe Dibaba has done the unthinkable and has run 3:50.07 for 1,500m to smash the world record and take a Chinese WR off the books. Jenny Simpson served as a rabbit for Shannon Rowbury for 1,500 as Rowbury kicked home for the American record.

1500 meter running at it's finestLRC Asbel Kiprop Puts On An Exhibition, Running 3:26.69 To Destroy 1,500 Field And Become Third-Fastest Man In History (udpated) It was the deepest men’s 1,500m race in history with ten of the top twelve setting lifetime personal bests, but no one was even close to touching Kiprop. Matthew Centrowitz PRed and became the fastest American-born runner in history. That’s the good news. The bad news – he was 10th.

Screenshot_2015-07-17-13-41-11Rest Of Monaco: A Guy You’ve Never Heard Of From Bosnia Runs 1:42.51, Boris Borian Runs 1:43.34, The Clean World Record In The Shot Put By Kovacs? And Ghribi Runs World-Leading Steeple Some European dude you’ve never heard of (Amel Tuka) ran 1:42.51, Boris Berian of the US went 1:43.34, Joe Kovacs threw a bomb in the shot, Justin Gatlin kept winning, Ghribi led a world-leading parade in the steeple as Emma Coburn had another sub-par race.

Full Coverage In Our Monaco DL Special Section

Doping News

 Pre-Monaco Coverage 

Distance News

USA Women Clean Up In Liege, Belgium *Full Results *Meet Website

International Meeting De Liege: LRC Victories And PRs For Alexa Efraimson And Rachel Schneider Schneider won the 1,500 in 4:07.88 while Mary Cain made big improvements on her SB with 4:09.08 in 4th. Efraimson got the 800 victory in 2:01.11. Bahrain’s Abraham Rotich won the men’s 800 in 1:45.81 as NCAA champion Edward Kemboi was 3rd (1:46.94). *Discuss
*MB: Efraimson and Cain still dodging each other

 Goucher Will Not Reveal More Publicly 

Goucher in New York after the 2011 NYC Half

Kara Goucher Issues A Statement – “I firmly stand by all my statements. It was because of the illegal actions that occurred at the Oregon Project under Alberto Salazar that I chose to leave the group … Any new knowledge will be shared to USADA alone.” Kara Goucher issued a statement today saying she will not publicly share more information about the Nike Oregon Project investigation in order to clear her name as she previously said she would do. Instead she will only share info with USADA.
On The Boards: Goucher releases statement: Further evidence will only be shared with USADA

Mid-Week Action *Lucerne Results

Other Distance Stuff

Kenyan National Champs Are In The Books *Distance Results


Distance Works: SPIKES Talks To South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk After His Breakout 400 Performance From Paris DL, Where He Won In 43.96 Interestingly, he says he does repeats of 800m to 1,000m, although he describes them as “a drag and torture.”

2015 Lausanne DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming *2014 Coverage

FULL RESULTS

Screenshot (344)Men’s Recap: LRC Mo Farah Dominates & Nijel Amos (1:43.27) Takes Down David Rudisha Running in his first race since the NOP doping investigation became public, Mo Farah celebrated his win as if he’d won a World title while Nijel Amos won a big battle in the men’s 800 but limped off the track injured. Justin Gatlin won the awesome men’s 100 battle over Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell.
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MB: More Mo Farah – Andy Vernon drama – Farah tells Vernon to “F*** off” after Lausanne win 

Update: LRC After Fall In Lausanne, Caleb Ndiku Has To Go To Hospital, Receives 3 Staples And Will Miss Some Training, Still Hoping To Race In Monaco

Women’s Recap: LRC Jenny Simpson And Emma Coburn Have To Settle For 3rd As Sifan Hassan (4:02.36) & Virginia Nyambura (9:16.99) Grab Wins In 1,500, Steeple Hassan was far and away the best over the final 100 as she won over Faith Kipyegon (4:03.38) while Simpson was third in 4:03.54. Nyambura won for the third time in four DL races with Coburn running 9:20.67 for third. Switzerland’s Selina Büchel won the non-DL 800 (2:01.68) while Dawn Harper-Nelson (12.55 100H) and Allyson Felix (22.09 200) also grabbed wins.

Outside Coverage: 

Lausanne On The Message Board:

Full Coverage In Our 2015 Lausanne DL Special Section

Two-Day London DL Meet Is Friday/Saturday

Huddle_MollyFL-USAout15LRC Saturday What a Mile – Kiprop vs Souleiman as Centro, Leo and Blankenship Try and Go Sub 3:50; Amos vs Rudisha Rematch at 800 (and Berian), Molly Huddle Tries to Win the 5k The men’s 800 (Rudisha vs Amos Rematch + Berian and Loxsom) and mile (Kiprop vs Souleiman as Centro, Leo, and Blankenship try and go sub 3:50) are the crown jewels of the Saturday action. Other action includes Molly Huddle vs. Mercy Cherono in the 5,000, Eunice Sum vs. Brenda Martinez in the 800 and an African showdown between Isaac Makwala (#5 all-time) and Wayde van Niekerk (#11 all-time) in the 400.

Bolt_Usain1a-NycDL15LRC Friday What Does Usain Bolt Do At 100? How Fast Does Mo Farah Try To Go At 3k? Friday DL Preview The DL meet in London is so good it takes up two days. We preview down Friday’s action, where two of the sports biggest stars, Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, take center stage. Farah faces Lopez LomongBernard Lagat in the 3k, plus an American-heavy women’s 1,500 featuring Lauren JohnsonKatie MackeyTreniere Moser.

News From Jamaica

More Recent / Upcoming Action

Sprint News / Controversy

2015 World Youth Champs In The Books *Results *Event-By-Event Recaps *Meet Website

Americans Drop Fast Times In Heusden *Full Results

LRC KBC Nacht Meeting: Ben True Gets IAAF Standard As Eric Jenkins Explodes To A 13:07 And Lauren Johnson Destroys Her PR To Make Worlds On A Night Full Of Fast American Running True ran 13:06 to seal the deal for Worlds with Jenkins right behind him in a huge PR. Abbey D’Agostino PRed at 5,000 as did Johnson to punch her ticket to Worlds in the 1,500. Other big names in action included Dejen Gebremeskel, Chris Derrick, Emily Sisson, Mary Cain, PVer Sandi Morris and Lolo Jones. Check out how they did.
*MB: Ben True Runs 13:06 5000m, Eric Jenkins 13:07

 Outside Monaco Coverage 

 Upcoming DL Action 

Doping Updates

Distance Stuff

Mid-D News

Sprint News

Excellent Guest Column

LRC Dealing With Depression: How I Got Past Suicidal Thoughts While Running In College For a while, life didn’t feel real to Nico Composto – it existed entirely in his head. Might a fall from the 12th floor window make all the pain go away? Thankfully, Composto realized that suicide wasn’t the answer. He shares his powerful story of how he overcame suicidal thoughts out of a desire to help others.


 Oregon News 

US Mid-D News

Other News

The Integrity Of The Sport Is At Stake – Mike Rossi Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Have Been DQed From The 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon

LRC Investigates Lehigh Valley Got It Wrong: The Evidence Is Conclusive: Mike Rossi – The Viral Boston Marathon Dad – Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Never Have Been On The Starting Line In Boston In April, Mike Rossi gained international fame for his snarky response to a letter from his kids’ principal scolding him for taking them out of school for several days to watch Boston. A LetsRun.com investigation has revealed that Rossi’s principal was correct, the kids should never have been in Boston as the evidence is conclusive – their father didn’t legitimately qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon. How confident are we that Rossi cut the course when he “ran” his 3:11:45 BQ qualifier at Lehigh Valley? Extremely. We’ll pay Mike Rossi $10,000 if he qualifies again in the next 12 months – and the qualifying time is 13+ minutes slower – 3:25.
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? 

More Sprint Stuff

Coaching News In The US And Russia: Lananna Gets 2016 Gig

Our Weekly Recap Is Back

WTW Nike Is Correct – Actions Speak Louder Than Words In Regards To Doping, Meet The Family That Soon Will Have Three Sub-4 Milers, We Say Goodbye To A Coaching Legend And Hello To African 43-Second 400 Runners, And Is Scott Jurek’s New WR “Soft”? After a summer hiatus, The Week That Was is back. We do our best to avoid talk of the Nike Oregon Project doping investigation but can’t help but criticize Nike and Mo Farah‘s reaction to it. All of that plus praise for Genzebe Dibaba, Alexa Efraimson, Kerri Gallagher, Eric Jenkins, Lopez Lomong and Amel Tuka.

News From The UK

Track At Pan American Games Starts Saturday *Meet Website *Schedule/Results