Our Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

WTWAndrew Wheating Gets Gold, Meet America's Pre-Teen Prodigy, Meet Those Who Said "No Thanks" To Wearing Team USA Uniform (and a Potential Free Lap Dance), & Thank You Germany for Caring

This week we look back at Pan Ams, tell you it's okay to eat ice cream (at least in high school), get caught up on a Polish 800m rivalry, talk about video games and much more.

The Beginning Of The End For Women’s Sports?

LRC The End Of Women’s Sports As We Know It? Is Caster Semenya The Favorite For Gold For The 2016 Olympics? The Court Of Arbitration For Sport Suspends IAAF’s Hyperandrogenism Regulations Earlier this week, hyperandrogenic Indian sprinter Dutee Chand was cleared to compete despite having super-elevated testosterone levels. More importantly, the court totally suspended the IAAF’s hyperandrogenism regulations, meaning athletes with internal testicles are free to compete as women without treatment. We break down what it means. Is this the beginning of the end for women’s sports?


This Weekend’s Beach To Beacon 10K Is Latest Race To Join Trend Of Offering Free Photos To Race Finishers

European Maccabi Games – aka The “Jewish Olympics” – To Be Hosted In Nazi-Built Stadium

Boston 2024 LA Or Toronto 2024 News

L.A., San Fran. Look Into Possible Joint Bid For 2024 Olympics

USOC Dumps Boston 2024 Bid, Attention Shifts To LA

Monday Morning Doping Updates

International Results

2015 Pan Am Games *All LRC Coverage *Results

 More London 

2015 Stockholm DL Is Thursday *Schedule & Entries *TV & Streaming

IAAF News Of Note: Seb Coe Pulls Ahead Of Sergey Bubka For IAAF Head After He Promises To Pay All 214 IAAF Federations At Least $100,000

Some Good Reads

2015 Worlds In Bejing Start In Less Than 1 Month

Two-Day London DL Meet Was Friday/Saturday *Full Fri. Results *Sat. Results *Television And Streaming Info *Schedule, Entries

Screenshot (446)LRC What A Race: Asbel Kiprop Toys With Field, Centro Beats Souleiman For 2nd Kiprop went from first to last in the span of 50 meters halfway through the race but it didn’t matter as he was back with the leaders with 300 to go and blew everyone away on the homestretch to get the win. Matthew Centrowitz ran well to finish second in 3:55.03, .03 ahead of Ayanleh Souleiman. (Includes Video)
On The Boards:
What the f*** is Kiprop doing? *Kiprop: History’s Fastest Running Comedian! *Blankenship ran like an animal in London!

LRC Saturday Recap: Mercy Cherono Wins As Molly Huddle Almost Gets The Upset, Eunice Sum Stays Perfect And Nijel Amos Wins A Nail Biter With David Rudisha In the steeple, there was a fierce battle between Conseslus Kiopruto and Jarius Birech and in non-distance action, Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6 meters, Valerie Adams lost again and South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk blew the 400 field away. We recap it all here.
*MB: London Day 2 Thread

LRC Usain Bolt Is (Almost) Back, Wins 100 In 9.87 (Includes Video) Don’t hand the gold medal to Justin Gatlin just yet. Usain Bolt put together his best showing of 2015 by far, running 9.87 into a headwind twice within the span of an hour to win at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.
*MB: Usain Bolt “Is Almost Back” – 9.87 Win Into Wind
*MB: UK sprinter Richard Kilty pushes referee after 100 Final DQ

Screenshot_2015-07-24-16-57-06LRC Friday Recap: Mo Farah Dominates The 3,000, While Laura Weightman Gets A Surprise 1,500 Win To Thrill The Home Crowd It was no contest as Farah took the 3,000 in a world-leading 7:34.66 while Weightman held off US’s Gabe Grunewald to get her first big international win.
*MB: Farah wins 3000m in 7:34.66
*MB: Mary Cain, going backwards again

More US Distance News


Nike/Apple May Owe You Money

Nike And Apple Settle Class Action Suit Regarding Nike+ Fuelband – Will Pay Out $15-$25 To Consumers They don’t admit that the devices are inaccurate but will pay you either $15 in cash or $25 in Nike credit.

The Bolt Vs. Gatlin Rivalry Is Brewing

US Road / Ultra Action

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? 

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.