Video Interviews from 2016 Portland Track Festival

Galen Rupp returned to the track in fine form and Clayton Murphy turned pro. Recap coming. Results here.

2016 NCAAs *Schedule & Results *Day 1 Full Results *Day 2 Full Results *Full Day 3 Results *Day 4 Results

freitas-cranny8LRC Updated Wow: Mississippi State’s Marta Freitas Wins Women’s 1,500 But A Premature Celebration Nearly Costs Her The Title As Stanford’s Elise Cranny Almost Steals It What a race. Freitas led it wire to wire but Elise Cranny is back and better than ever as she PRed and lost by the tiniest of margins. *MB: Cranny is Back!

freirichs-record6LRC Updated From 54th at State Meet to NCAA Record Holder: Courtney Frerichs Wins Women’s NCAA Steeplechase Title In Style, Breaks Jenny Simpson’s Collegiate Record By Running 9:24.41 Frerichs wanted the record and she got it!

Rogers-NCAA-2016fLRC Updated Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers Wins Her Third Straight NCAA 800m Title In Dominant Fashion She’s a class above at the NCAA level.

Scott-10k-NCAA5LRC NCAA Women’s Recap: Dom Scott’s Double Leads Arkansas To First Team Title, Keturah Orji Breaks The AR In The TJ, Frosh Ariana Washington Wins The 100-200 

Full Day 4 Results

Full Coverage In Our 2016 NCAA Section

High School News

Thursday’s NCAA Action

Scott-celebrate-10kwinLRC DOMination: Arkansas’ Scott Claims First NCAA Outdoor Title In Women’s 10,000 Dominique Scott dominated the final 2 laps to help the Razorbacks team title hopes.

Screenshot (1026)LRC Women’s Day 1 Thursday Recap: PRs But Not A Ton Of Drama In Distance Qualifying, NCAA Records In Jav, Shot, Oregon’s Title Hopes All But Gone Raven Saunders of Ole Miss got the NCAA shot record, Maggie Malone of Texas A&M got the NCAA jav record, Arkansas’ title hopes started well while Oregon’s likely fell by the wayside.
*Squire: Thoughts On Day 2

Outside Coverage

Screenshot 2016-06-09 at 14.33.17Thursday Men’s Update: LRC Freshman 800m Phenom Donavan Brazier Says He Will NOT Run The Olympic Trials And Has No Idea Who Jim Ryun Is

LRC Bailey Roth, American High School Record Holder In The Steeplechase, Is Back With 8:37 PR After Running 9:14 At End Of May Medical issues had his season going in the wrong direction, but now it’s trending up.

Full Coverage On Our 2016 NCAA Outdoor Event Page

NCAAs Wednesday Day 1

Day 1 Full Results King Ches won his 14th title, the 800 prelims were amazing and there was a sub-10 100.

Screenshot 2016-06-08 at 10.46.28 PMLRC Business As Usual: Edward Cheserek Cruises To Third Straight NCAA 10,000 Title King Cheserek is back on top. As expected, no one could match Cheserek on the final 400m Wednesday. Futsum Zeinasellassie was 2nd and Gabe Gonzalez a surprise 3rd.

Screenshot (938)LRC Day 1 Recap – Look Out – Tremendous 800 And 1,500 Finals Set For Friday As McBride, Brazier, Yorks, Murphy, Kidder, Wynne Look Great Jim Ryun‘s NCAA record turns 50 on Friday and now is officially in jeopardy. We recap all of day 1’s distance action plus Texas’s Senoj-Jay Givans went sub-10 for first time.

LRC Men’s Day 1 Video Interviews

Day 1 On The Message Board

Women Compete Thu./Saturday: *MB: Official 2016 NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track And Field Discussion Thread

Full Coverage On Our 2016 NCAA Outdoor Event Page

 Outside NCAA Coverage 

2016 Has Been A Big Year For Alexi Pappas

African Distance News

Early Week Action / Weekend Leftovers

The Olympic Trials Are Less Than A Month Away

Kim Conley can't believe she's an Olympian *2012 US Olympic Trials 5000 Race Recap HereLRC LetsRun.com Olympic Trials Q&A: Who Are The Favorites To Make Rio? What Big Names Are Going To Stay Home? Wednesday marks three weeks to go until the Olympic Trials. With that in mind, it’s time for the LRC crew to start looking ahead. Who looks good? Who needs a lot of help? Who might surprise? Dare we say who will make the team?

Doping Updates: Russia’s Date With Destiny Is In 10 Days

What Is Wrong With Some Countries?

Weekend Track Action – Results: *Furman 1,500 *ATL *Festival Of Miles *Music City Distance Carnival

David Torrence Will Run For Peru In 2016 Olympics

Torrence winning USA Indoors in the 3k in 2009LRC Q&A: David Torrence Talks About Why He’s Switching Nationalities To Peru, Seb Coe’s Criticism And Why He Wants To Run The 800/1,500 Double In Rio Torrence said he’s hoping to inspire the people of Peru by representing them in Rio and said that he had to do some soul searching before reaching a decision. “I’ll acknowledge that getting to the Olympics now is a much easier task. But if anything, that made me want to run for the U.S. even more.”
*MB: David Torrence request to compete for Peru granted!

Other Citizenship News: GB Olympian Julia Bleasdale Hopes To Run For Germany In Rio She was 8th in the 5K and 10K at London 2012.

Week That Was

Screenshot 2016-05-28 at 22.15.48WTW Molly Huddle And Emma Coburn Open Up Fast, NCAA Regional Flops And Kim Collins Breaks 10 At Age 40 Who flopped at NCAA Regionals? Does your state let transgender athletes compete without treatment? We answer those questions and more.

JN Racers GP: Usain Bolt Is Back! *Results

More Non-NCAA Action *PTF Live Results

Doping Updates

Non-NCAA Action

Interesting Reads

Marathon News: Huddle Will Debut In NYC

General Doping Updates

Today’s Doping Updates

Pre-NCAA News

Some Good Reads From Across The Pond

Finally A Pro Contract Is Revealed!

Cropped BerianLRC Find Out What Pro Track And Field Runners Make: Boris Berian’s New Balance Contract Offer Revealed We’ve got all the details on the contract including base pay, bonuses, and more.

beriancontractLRC New Court Filings Reveal What The Nike Vs. Boris Berian Lawsuit Is Really About – The “Dreaded” Reduction Clause Nike agreed to match New Balance’s offer to Boris Berian, then sent him a contract that included reduction clauses, whereas the New Balance offer sheet did not mention them. Nike justified this by saying the clauses are “standard in track and field endorsement contracts.”

Sunday On The Roads

News From Oregon

The Summer Of Greatness Is Here

LRC The LetsRun.com Summer Of Greatness Kicks Off With Advice To The High School Hopefuls June is here, the Olympic Trials start in one month, and the LRC Summer of Greatness is officially here. We want everyone to pursue a little greatness this summer and start with some advice for high schoolers. How are you going to pursue greatness this summer?



Jenn Suhr’s Husband Still Complaining And Campaigning Against The US Olympic Trials Rick Suhr: “We have to be top three that day, that day only or we don’t go. We’re stuck with it and we’ll make the most of it.” … So does everybody else.


Oscar Pistorius Will Appear In Court On Monday For Sentencing After Being Found Guilty Of Murder The case could last through Friday and minimum sentence is 15 years, although it could be reduced for time served and “mitigating factors.”

Friday’s NCAA Men’s Action

Brazier-143-NCAAsLRC Not A Misprint: True Freshman Donavan Brazier Runs 1:43.55 To Win NCAA 800m In One Of The Greatest American Junior Performances Ever America, it’s time to meet your newest track and field phenom.
*MB: Oh My God!!! 1:43.55!!!!!!!! for Brazier The kid whom many had written off is now a BEAST. And our friend who said last year that Brazier was more talented than Grant Fisher may have been proven correct.
*Video: Watch Donavan Brazier Shatter Jim Ryun’s Collegiate 800 Record Which Celebrated Its 50th Anniversary Yesterday
*Video: Donovan Brazier Talks About His 1:43.55 NCAA Record That Broke Jim Ryun’s Record

Murphy-Wins-1500LRC A League Of His Own: Clayton Murphy Destroys The Field Over The Final 100 To Win NCAA 1,500 Title In 3:36.38 The Akron star is officially one of America’s two newest mid-d stars as the 800 champ had no problem with the super fast pace and won in the third fastest time ever. If it wasn’t for Brazier, everyone would be going ga-ga over his fine run.
*MB: Clayton Murphy Destroys the 1500m Field – Wins in 3:36!!

Will Fisher one day do this?Rest Of The Meet LRC Full Friday Men’s Recap: Jarrion Lawson Pulls Off The 100-200-LJ Triple, King Ches Wins #15, Mason Ferlic Dominates 2,800m Of Steeple And Florida Claims The Team Title It had been 80 years since a man had won three events at a single NCAA meet but Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson equaled the feat last pulled off by Jesse Owens. He wasn’t the only equaling history as Edward Cheserek won a record-tying 15th NCAA title.

 

Nike Gets Restraining Order But Berian Finds Some Important Supporters

Symmonds_NickFV1-USAout15LRC The Restraining Order That Nike Sought Against Boris Berian Is Now Out – Read It Here – Plus Under Penalty Of Perjury, Nick Symmonds, Jesse Williams And Sally Bergesen Support Berian We’ve received the copy of the minute order from a legal expert and they provide a little analysis of what it all means. We also have copies of sworn affidavits in support of Berian from Jesse Williams, Nick Symmonds and Sally Bergesen. Under penalty of perjury, Williams said he’s never signed an athlete to a contact with reductions in it in 12+ years at Brooks.

Will Berian dare to run in his NB kit at the birthplace of Nike?LRC Nike Is Granted Temporary Restraining Order In Its Lawsuit Against Boris Berian Nike got the 14-day temporary restraining order (TRO) it was seeking even though under the penalty of perjury New Balance’s John Evans said his contractual offer to Berian had no reductions in it.
*MB: Official Discussion Thread For Boris Berian’s Contract Dispute
*MB: 
Wow: Nike’s mafia-themed party where LetsRun.com was allegedly one of 3 parties to be ‘hit ‘makes it into the WSJ

Berian Podcast From Monday Night Where He Talks About The Lawsuit *Itunes

USATF News: Update On Youth Dispute

Upcoming Diamond League Action

2016 Birmingham Diamond League *Results

Screenshot (330)LRC Recap: David Rudisha Is BACK – Runs World’s Second Fastest 600m Ever But Is Nearly Beaten, Mo Farah Gets The One Record He Didn’t Have, Asbel Kiprop Sub-3:30, And The American 800m Women Struggle Again Rudisha is back but beatable, Farah now owns all the British records, the 800m is a different event this year, and Caterine Ibarguen‘s 38-win streak in the triple jump came to an end as English Gardner and Andre De Grasse got wins.

Saturday Road Results

Gender Controversy Continues

What Makes Asbel 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