Quote Of The Day

– Joanna Harper, writing in a Q&A with Ross Tucker on Sportsscientists.com. Harper, a medical physicist (and former guest letsrun.com columnist) who ran a 2:23 marathon as man and has won six age group national titles as a woman, believes that untreated hyperandrogenism and transgenderism threatens the very existence of women’s sports. And Harper, who “perhaps more than anyone on the planet, (lives) and breathe(s) gender and sports,” should know as within nine months of starting hormone replacement therapy she was running 12% slower than what she ran with male T levels.

*MB: If you care about women’s sports and the Caster Semenya situation, you MUST read this article

What Makes Aspel Kiprop So Good? We Try To Tell You

LRCA Week With The World's Best Miler: An Exclusive Look At Asbel Kiprop's Last Two Workouts Before The Pre Classic

The Pre Classic is this weekend and the Bowerman Mile is LOADED with Olympic champ Taoufik Makhloufi, all three medalists from Worlds last year, plus studs like Matthew CentrowitzSilas Kiplagat and Ayanleh Souleiman. But the headliner is Asbel Kiprop, and our man on the ground in Kenya, Andy Arnold, says hand him the victory and world record later this summer after getting a behind-the-scenes look at his preparation for Pre.
*MB: The secrets of Asbel Kiprop revealed - Our man on the ground in Kenya says hand him the gold and WRecord

Ireland Names Their Marathon Squad For Rio

Almost Half The “Beijing 31” Were Russians – Anyone Surprised?

UK Sprint News

High School News

Distance Action: Manchester 10K

MB: Kenenisa Bekele (28:07) And Tirunesh Dibaba (31:16) Win Manchester 10k Bekele beat Wilson Kipsang (28:15) and David McNeill (28:39) while Dibaba made a triumphant comeback, beating Edna Kiplagat by 9 seconds.

Running Wild

LetsThrow.com


Zika Fears Cause US Swimming To Move Pre-Olympic Training Camp From Puerto Rico To Atlanta

Russian Doping Headlines

A Steepler And Former Steepler Making Headlines

High / Long Jump News

Mid-D News

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

Women’s Sports Are In Danger

A Must Read: Ross Tucker Interviews Medical Physicist Joanna Harper On Hyperandrogenism In Women’s Sports Harper, who describes herself as a “scientist first, an athlete second, and a transgender person third,” provides amazing insight and analysis into the controversy surrounding intersex athletes such as Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand.
*MB: If you care about women’s sports and the Caster Semenya situation, you MUST read this article

US Distance News

NCAA Championship Season Starts Thursday – Live Results, Start Lists, Schedule, Streaming: *DI West *DI East *DII *DIII

Sunday Track Action – The Diamond League Goes To Africa – Rabat DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming *Hengelo Results

The world record only appears to be a matter of time for AyanaLRC Rabat Recap: Almaz Ayana’s World Record Attempt Comes Up Short (14:16.31), Caster Semenya Wins Again (1:56.64), Another WL For Conseslus Kipruto (8:02.77), And Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (1:44.51) Gets His First Career DL Win The first-ever African DL didn’t disappoint. Find out what happened here.

*FBK Games: *Hengelo Results
*MB: Dejen Gebremeskel smokes the field – runs 13:00 in Hengelo!! Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey won the women’s 5,000 in 14:58.
*IAAF Recap: Dafne Schippers Clocks World-Leading 22.02 In Rainy Conditions
*3 Races Over 3 Days For Schippers It would have been a perfect 3-for-3, but the Dutch 4 x 100 relay team botched a handoff and was a DNF at the FBK Games.
*Loughborough: Jessica Ennis-Hill Makes Return From Injury In Loughborough Javelin She threw a modest 41.69m (her PR is 48.33), but said she was free from the Achilles pain that cancelled her indoor season. *More Quotes From Ennis

Doping Updates

A $95 Billion Company Vs. The Former McDonald’s Worker – Nike V. Berian

LRCGet The Inside Scoop On Why Nike Is Suing World Indoor Champ Boris Berian For Breach Of Contract

We’ve read through the lawsuit and tell you why Nike, a company with a $95 billion market cap, is suing the guy who two years ago was working at McDonald’s. Updated with statement from Merhawi Keflelzighi.
*MB: Holy cow!! Nike just served Boris Berian at the Hoka One One Meet – They are suing him for breach of contract

 

*Oregonian’s Ken Goe: Regardless Of Who Is Right Or Wrong, “Nike Already Has Lost The Public Relations Battle” Goe calls it “a classic little guy vs. the machine story.”

It’s A Busy Weekend – Hoka One One, Ostrava, Manchester & Rabat Are All Taking Place *Hoka Full Results *Ostrava Full Results *Manchester Schedule & Streaming *Manchester Results

Manzano at USAs last yearLRC Oxy Recap: Evan Jager (8:15), Eric Jenkins (13:24), Hassan Mead (3:37) & Kate Grace (4:05) Impress With Victories; Leo Manzano (3:43) Struggles Find out who excelled and struggled late at night in California in the meet where none of the races were amazingly fast.

Oxy On The Boards MB: Official 2016 Hoka One One Oxy Live Discussion Thread
*MB: 10,000m Runner Hassan Mead Just Crushed Wheating and Manzano at 1500 – They’re Done
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MB: Oxy drinking game

LRC Ostrava Full Results *Bolt Race Video

Bolt-Ostrava-2016LRC Ostrava Recap: Usain Bolt Wins In 9.98; Breakout Runs From Young 1,500 Runners Filip Sasinek (3:36.32) & Konstanze Klosterhalfen (4:06.91) Bolt crushed the competition, beating a man Gatlin beat by .30 by .23, but wasn’t happy and shook his head when he saw the time. MB *Official Ostrava Thread
*IAAF Recap: Thomas Rohler Throws World Leader On Last Throw To Win Javelin
*Unknown 20-Year-Old Czech Runs Huge PR To Win 1,500 Over Chris O’Hare In 3:36.32 American Cristian Soratos was way back.
*19-Year-Old Konstanze Klosterhalfen Of Germany Gets Olympic Standard (4:06.91) And Win

Manchester: *Results

NCAA News

Oregon Project News Updates

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)

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

Random Running News


Jumps / Throws

US / Jamaican Sprint Stuff

Assorted Distance News

Olympic News

The British 10,000 Trials Were Saturday *Results

LRC UK 10K Trials Run Through A Bar: Total Unknown Jess Andrews Sets Huge 83-Second PR To Win British 10,000m Trials And Qualify For Rio; Jo Pavey And Andy Vernon Falter There was drama and excitement at the British 10K Trials as in front of thousands of spectators and bar goers, Andrews went from nobody to Olympian, beating Kenya’s former World champion Linet Masai in the process. Team favorites Jo Pavey and Andy Vernon faltered. Recap, results, quotes and race videos.

Sprints, Throws And Jumps

Interesting Reads

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.

 Jumpers In The News

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.

Kenyan Doping Updates

Some Potentially Major Doping News

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.