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MB: Official Day 4 World Indoor Championships Discussion Thread

"IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 4"LRC Centrowitz Caps Perfect Season With Gold In Men’s 1,500 (updated) Centro was magnificent, Nick Willis‘ run for glory ended up with bronze, as Robby Andrews was 4th and the Africans were left off the medal stand.
*Salazar says Centrowitz executed race plan perfectly

Hills nabs silver with a lean

LRC USA’s Ryan Hill Gets Silver As Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha Wins And Arrives As Mo Farah’s Potential #1 Rival (updated) Hill was 4th coming off the final turn but he ended up getting the silver!
*Oregonian on Hill’s silver

LRC Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba Sprints To Gold In Women’s 800 As Ajee Wilson Has To Settle For Silver Wilson had the lead early, but she wasn’t ready for an aggressive move by Niyonsaba, who claimed her first global medal. Kenya’s Margaret Wambui was third and the U.S.’s Laura Roesler fourth.

Dibaba Wins World Indoors 2016LRC Women’s 3k Goes According To Form: Genzebe Dibaba Dominates, Defar Gets Silver, Shannon Rowbury Bronze At 2016 World Indoors Dibaba is so good she said this about a field that included Meseret Defar, “It was easy for me because the field was not that strong.”


GB 800 Runner Lynsey Sharp Calls For Lifetime Bans And For Russia To Stay Suspended For Rio 2016 Sharp was reacting to Ukraine’s Nataliya Lupu getting a drug ban barely a year after she had returned from her first one.


Vin Lananna Says They Never Gave The IAAF An Ultimatum Over 2021 Worlds

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USA 15K Champs Were Saturday *Results

Stanley Kebenei And Tara Welling Win US 15K Championships At Gate River Run Welling just held off Kebenei by 2 seconds to win the $5,000 man vs. woman equalizer bonus (the women got a 6-minute head start). On the men’s side, Kebenei won a close race with Shadrack Kipchirchir and Christo Landry.

Non-USA/NCAA Weekend Action

Carl Lewis Helps You Get Over Hump Day

News On The Corruption Front

Educate Yourself  Watch The English Version Of The Latest ARD Doping Documentary – “Russia’s Red Herrings”

Two More Bite The Dust?

LRC Shannon Rowbury Shares Her Thoughts On 2012 Olympic 1,500 Final – “These Cheaters Rob People Like Me And My Competitors Of Medals” 4 of the 6 women who finished ahead of the American record holder at 1,500 at the 2012 Olympics have been linked to doping.

$200,106 LRC Running Warehouse Trials Prediction Contest Recap

image1LRC Girl Power! A 13-Year-Old Wins LRC Running Warehouse Marathon Trials Prediction Contest There’s a new generation in the running ranks. 13-year-old Kate Kowalik won our contest and her 11-year-old sister finished in the top 10. Take that, LRC Nation.

Doping Updates: Aregawi Trying To Get Off On A Technicality

Worlds Sunday Non-Distance *Post-Race Interviews

Cunningham celebratesLRC Vashti Cunningham – Randall’s Daughter – Wins World High Jump Title And Announces That She’s Going Pro Cunningham won while not even jumping as high as she did last week at USAs as she was clean on her first four attempts.
*AP Profile of Randall and Vashti Cunningham Before the HJ Final

"IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 4"LRC The Rest Of The Meet: Marquis Dendy And Omar McLeod Win Their First World Titles And The US Dominates Both 4 X 400s To Finish With Half The Gold Medals At Worlds The US picked up 5 more golds to finish with half of the 26 golds awarded at Worlds.

Saturday World Indoors

© Getty Images for IAAFLRC Boris Berian’s Gutsy Run Gets 800m Gold At World Indoors 2016; Bronze For Erik Sowinski Berian was fortunate to make the final as he ran tactically. Tonight, he went for it – big time. And got gold!!
*MB: Boris MF Berian is the World Champ!! Wire to Wire!!! 

Sifan HassanLRC W1,500 Sifan Hassan Holds Off Dawit Seyaum To Earn First Global Gold In 4:04.96 And Lead Ethiopian-Born 1-2-3-4 Sweep With Genzebe Dibaba in the 3,000, Hassan had the opportunity to shine and delivered a stellar last lap to hold off the 19-year-old Seyaum for gold. American Brenda Martinez was the top non-Ethiopian-born finisher in 5th.

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2016 USAs *Results *LRC Video Interviews

Centro and Andrews at 2016 USATF Indoors

LRC Robby Andrews Gives Him A Run For His Money, But Centro Is Still The King Of The 1,500 A great race between Centro and Andrews that had Ben Blankenship speculating he may move up to the 10,000m afterwards.

borisLRC USA Distance Recap: Favorites Boris Berian, Ajee Wilson & Brenda Martinez Cruise To U.S. Titles Laura Roesler (800) and Cory McGee (1,500) also made it onto Team USA but men’s 800 runner-up Erik Sowinski will have to wait to see if he’ll get an at-large bid from the IAAF for World Indoors.

LRC Young US Phenoms: High Schooler Vashti Cunningham (Randall’s Daughter) Jumps A World Leader In The High Jump, Sandi Morris Joins The 16-Foot Club And Ashley Spencer Is On Her Way Back In 400 The future is very bright for the US in the vault and high jump. Demi Payne had a vault that would have put her top 10 all time and didn’t make the US team.

Screenshot 2016-03-12 at 15.26.58LRC USA Post-Race Video Interviews *Race Videos LRC USATF Indoor Flash Saturday Recap:

Non-USA/NCAA Weekend Action

Double Standard Or Just Business As Usual?

LRCUnbelievable: The 2016 NYRR Millrose Games Wasn't A USATF-Sanctioned Meet

Just over a month ago, USATF told us that Rachel McFarlane couldn't run in the Olympic Marathon Trials as her qualifier didn't come in a USATF-sanctioned event, even if we paid the sanctioning fee ourselves. A month later, someone failed to secure a sanction for the crown jewel of the US Indoor season - the NYRR Millrose Games - but all of the marks will count.

Even More Drug News: Jos Hermens And Alysia Montano Speak

Latest On The Abeba Aregawi Doping Story


Worlds Saturday Non-D

Ashton Eaton Wins 2016 World IndoorsLRC Michelle Carter Comes Up Totally Clutch, Ashton Eaton Crushes Field Again, Dafne Schippers Is Beaten, And Much More Michelle Carter threw an American record in her final throw to get gold in the shot, Ashton Eaton won the heptathlon with ease as Curtis Beach just missed a medal, Barbara Pierre won the 60m, and much more.

Friday At World Indoors

"IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 2"LRC Friday At World Indoors: Trayvon Bromell, Brianne Theisen-Eaton And Brittney Reese Come Up Totally Clutch For Gold, Asafa Powell Does Not, As Nia Ali Repeats In 60H The first night of track action was full of drama as Trayvon Bromell showed he’s clutch and Asafa Powell showed he’s not. On the women’s side of the ledger, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Brittney Reese came up huge as well for gold. Plus Tom Walsh gave New Zealand its 1st-ever gold!

Screenshot (131)LRC  Men’s 1,500 Prelims: Matt Centrowitz Dazzles As All The Favorites Make Final And Robby Andrews Qualifies Easily Centro had a big kick in the first heat to get the win in a super-tactical 3:47 while the second heat got off easy as they all basically jogged a 4-minute mile to qualify.

MB: Official World Indoor Live Discussion Thread – Day 2

Brenda Martinez at World IndoorsLRC Friday Early Distance Prelims Recap: Caleb Ndiku Falls And Advances To Final, As American Brenda Martinez, Berian, Sowinski, Ryan Hill And Paul Chelimo Make Finals We break down the first track action from World Indoors.

LRC Caleb Ndiku Has A Message For Mo Farah: “All I know is I’m still the guy to watch.”

"IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 1"LRC World Record Holders Lavillenie And Suhr Kick Off World Indoors In Impressive Fashion It only took Lavillenie two jumps to wrap up pole vault gold, but that didn’t stop him from entertaining the Portland crowd with three attempts at the the world record. It was an all-American battle for gold on the women’s side as Suhr and Sandi Morris went 1-2 with Suhr setting a Championship record.

Men’s Previews:

Hill_Ryan_WIC_2016_Pre_Meet_Presser_LotsbomLRC M 3,000 Preview LRC M 1,500 Preview LRC M 800 Preview

Here’s What Team USA Will Be Wearing In Rio

Rio 2016 Team USA Uniforms Unveiled We hope you like blue.
*MB: New USA 2016 Olympic Uniforms (Guess What Color …)

The Week That Was

WTWWTW: Nationals Galore, D2 > D1?, NCAA > USATF?, Super-Fast Collegiate Sprinting And Super-High Women's Vaulting, And Meet The Unknown 58:44 Half Marathoner

What a week! Indoor nationals were held at every level - HS, college and pro. We get you caught up on everything as it was impossible to follow it all as it took place. Who overachieved, underachieved and dropped out? Plus learn about Drew Hunter's latest exploits.

Catching Up With Ben True

LRCAfter Stellar 2015, Ben True Turns His Sights To Bigger Things In 2016

After a fantastic 2015, Ben True is very bullish on 2016 even if he is a little banged up right now. Update: True has withdrawn from this weekend's United Airlines NYC Half but you can still learn about how his off-season is going.

News From The UK

2016 World Indoors Start Thursday

LRCIAAF Announces Entries For 2016 World Indoor Championships

Good news track fans. Vashti Cunningham is competing.

NCAA Photo Galleries (1,659 Photos!) *Day 1 Gallery *Day 2 Gallery

2016 NCAAs *Results *LRC Video Interviews

King Ches completes the triple.LRC NCAA 3,000s: Molly Seidel And Edward Cheserek Remain Utterly Dominant The 2015 NCAA XC champions have added the indoor 5k and 3k crowns to their CVs with ease.

Murphy is an NCAA championLRC NCAA 800 Finals: Favorites Deliver As Clayton Murphy Has To Fight For It; Raevyn Rogers Was Totally Unbeatable The people that we thought would win at the start of the day did, but in contrasting fashion.

Henry Wynne Wins NCAA MileLRC Mile Finals: Henry Wynne Wins By Controlling It From the Front; Kaela Edwards’ Patience Pays Off Virginia’s Henry Wynne and Oklahoma State’s Kaela Edwards got their first NCAA titles.

2016 USAs Day 1 *LRC Video Interviews

Screenshot 2016-03-12 at 00.11.59LRC M3k: Ryan Hill Stamps Himself As A Medal Contender & Paul Chelimo Kicks His Way Onto Team USA In A Classic Race Bowerman Track Club tried to rabbit the race to set it up for Hill and Evan Jager but ultimately only Hill was able to take advantage as he claimed his second straight U.S. title in a meet-record 7:38.60. Chelimo was the surprise runner-up while Galen Rupp was eighth 27 days after winning the Olympic Marathon Trials.

Screenshot 2016-03-11 at 23.57.01LRC W3K: Shannon Rowbury Puts Away Field With Ease Over The Final 400 and Turns Focus To Medaling At Worlds Shannon Rowbury dispatched the field with ease the final 400 and now turns her attention to a medal at Worlds. Abbey D’Agostino will join her on Team USA after a strong second-place showing.
LRC 800 Prelims: Favorites Advance, Though Not Without Drama Laura Roesler and Ajee Wilson both faced some trouble in their prelims but ultimately advanced to Saturday’s final unscathed. Boris Berian and Erik Sowinski had an easier time of it on the men’s side.

Screenshot 2016-03-12 at 15.26.58LRC USA Post-Race Video Interviews *Race Videos

Russian-Related Doping Headlines

Nick Willis Opens Up On Porn

Nick Willis After Winning 2013 Fifth Avenue MileNick Willis Talks About Porn Addiction & Being Porn Free For 2.5 Years and How It’s Helped His Marriage Nick’s post on Facebook is getting a lot of press.
*Editorial: “It takes guts to do what he has done – not just in being public about it, but in facing his own fragility.”
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