Galen, Meb, Shalane and All Olympic Marathon Medal Hopefuls – You Just Caught A Break

LRC2016 Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Team Announced - Ethiopians Leave Off World's Fastest Woman And Arguably The World's Greatest Distance Runner Ever

Galen Rupp and Meb Kefelzighi, you just caught a major break as Ethiopia definitely didn't select its three best marathoners for its Olympic team. Kenenisa Bekele is staying home as is women's world leader Tirfi Tsegaye.
*MB:
 Ethiopian marathon team announced: Picks are as debatable as Kenya's.

Week That Was

Via @pwerhane LRC The Good, The Bad And The Ugly From The Conference Meets; Big $ On The Roads, Fast US High Schoolers And The Great Kenenisa Bekele We praise  the Arkansas Razorbacks, have some insight into the incredible Kenenisa Bekele, look at some nice road win$, including a dominant one by Ben Blankenship, plus some high school news and some insight on the Rio track.
*Bekele racing Sun morning  (6 am ET)

A Steepler And Former Steepler Making Headlines

High / Long Jump News

Mid-D News


RIP: Two-Time Olympian And Former Ohio State Coach Mamie Rallins Has Died In A Car Crash At 74 Years Old Rallins competed in the 80m hurdles and 100H at the 1968 Mexico City and 1972 Munich Games. *USATF Mourns Loss Of Mamie Rallins

NCAA Action Galore *All Conference Meets *All NCAA Results






  • IC4A/ECAC: Results Former prep star Eddie Owens has won the steeple in 8:46.

It’s Going To Be A Busy Next Few Days – Hoka One One, Ostrava, Manchester & Rabat Are All Taking Place *Hoka Schedule & Results *Hoka Streaming *Ostrava Schedule / Results *Ostrava TV & Streaming *Manchester Schedule & Streaming *Rabat DL Is Sunday 12 Noon ET

Manzano at USAs last yearFriday Night LRC 2016 Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic Preview: U.S. Stars Evan Jager, Leo Manzano, Shannon Rowbury & Brenda Martinez Headline Deep Fields Six weeks from the Olympic Trials and a lot of things are still up in the air. Will Leo Manzano put it together in time in the 1500? Can Andrew Wheating stay healthy? Will Laura Roesler or Brenda Martinez wind up missing out in the uber-competitive women’s 800? We’ll start to get some answers on Friday at Oxy, which also features Robby Andrews, Shannon RowburyEmma Coburn and Eric Jenkins in their outdoor openers, plus Evan Jager in the steeple.
*MB: Official 2016 Hoka One One Oxy Live Discussion Thread

Friday Afternoon LRC Usain Bolt, Chris O’Hare, Cristian Soratos All Racing in Ostrava Bolt races at 12:45 pm ET

Later Friday Afternoon: LRC Travyon Bromell, Greg Rutherford and Dafne Schippers Racing at Great CityGames Manchester
*Trayvon Bromell To Race 150m At Friday’s Street Meet

Sunday Morning: LRC Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba Are Racing in Bupa Great Manchester Run

Midweek Action – 2016 IAAF Challenge Beijing *Race Videos

Erik Sowinski Gets 4x800 World RecordLRC Complete Results: 2016 IAAF World Challenge Beijing Two American men picked up wins in seasonal bests – Justin Gatlin (9.94) and Aries Merritt (13.24) – while pole vaulter Sam Kendricks was even better as he got a new PR and world lead (19’5″). Other world leaders included Majd Eddin Ghazal in the HJ (7′ 8¾”), Bin Dong in the TJ (56′ 6¾”), and Wenxiu Zhang in the women’s hammer (75.58m). Plus Ezekiel Kemboi won the steeple, Erik Sowinski almost won the 800 and Nick Symmonds struggled in the 800.
*IAAF Recap Of Beijing: Ghazal Surprises With HJ World Lead, Kendricks Soars 19’5″; Hellen Obiri Wins 1,500, Ezekiel Kemboi Wins Steeple As Erik Sowinski Almost Wins 800
*MB: IAAF Challenge Beijing Official Thread 
*MB: Erik Sowinski 1:45:81
*Race Videos

Oxy & Ostrava Are Friday – Rabat Is Sunday – Previews Coming Soon
*MB: Trouble in NOPland? Rupp SCRATCHES the 5000m at Oxy.
*Usain Bolt Promises He’ll Run Fast On Friday In Ostrava If The Weather Is Good, Wants A 9.8 He says his tight hamstring is feeling great.

Man’s Best Friend

Crazy Story: Runner Attacked By Bear And Saved By His Dog While Running In The Woods In Canada Reid Roberts was able to escape with only non-life-threatening wounds thanks to his dog, Pacer, attacking and distracting the bear.

Jamaican News

Tokyo 2020 Investigation Continues

The US’s 1st-Ever Street Meet Is In Boston In 1 Month

LRCMeet Director Mark Wetmore Explains Why The adidas Grand Prix Moved From New York To Boston And Became The US's 1st-Ever Street Meet

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also was on hand to pump up excitement for the United States' first-ever street meet, which will be free for all on the Boston Common.

Sprint News / If You Are Religious, Please Pray That Bolt Isn’t Hurt

The Latest Corruption News From Kenya, Russia And Japan

Distance Stars From The Past

Shot Put News

Sprints/Jumps: Bolt Opener

Screenshot 2016-05-14 at 21.07.57LRC No Need To Panic, Bolt Fans – Usain Bolt Opens Season With 10.05 100m At Cayman Invitational With video. Bolt opened with a 10.09 in 2013 at this same meet. In other action at this meet, Kendra Harrison ran 12.42 in the hurdles, giving her the 3 fastest times in the world in 2016, and Jenna Prandini got the 100 /200 double (11.16 / 22.63). *IAAF Recap

The Negative Side Of The Sport


Kenyan Doping Updates

Some Potentially Major Doping News

Random Running News

Sunday / Monday US Track Action *Results: *Portland Twilight *Swarthmore

2016 Bay To Breakers

Rio Is Ready – Are You?

Meet The Bernard Lagat Of The Discus 44-Year-Old Virgilijus Alekna – The 2000 And 2004 Olympic Discus Champ – Still Competing For Lithuania

2016 Shanghai DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming *Meet Preview By LetsRun.com

MB: Official 2016 Shanghai DL Live Discussion Thread *Full Results

Symmond and his coverup T-mobile tattoo at the startLRC A Diamond League Debacle: David Rudisha Beaten By Four Men; Nick Symmonds Runs 1:48 In Farce Of Men’s 800 In Shanghai Rudisha had a good excuse for his loss. The same can’t be said for Nick Symmonds. Find out what we are talking about.

Different angle of fallThe Rest Of The Meet LRC Faith Kipyegon Crushes It In Women’s 1,500; A Fast Women’s Steeple; A Sub-13 Men’s 5k And Much More  In the first DL women’s 1,500 of the year, Jenny Simpson fans have reason to worry as Faith Kipyegon smashed the Kenyan national record. Justin Gatlin was utterly dominant as well, Muktar Edris was great in the 5,000, Omar McLeod went sub-13, Americans Sam Kendricks and Kurt Roberts picked up their first DL victories, and more.

Shanghai On The Message Board:

The “Blade Debate”