The HS Sprint Action On Friday Was Unreal

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LRC Friday Sprint Recap: High Schoolers Michael Norman & Noah Lyles Steal The Show Again; LaShawn Merritt 19.74 WL; Brianna Rollins (12.34) Wins 100H As Keni Harrison Is Just 6th Both Lyles (20.26) and Norman (20.21, ahead of Justin Gatlin) won their semifinals, just as they won their first-round heats on Thursday. Rollins won a loaded 100 hurdles despite running part of her race in Queen Harrison‘s lane; Kristi Castlin and World Indoor champ Nia Ali join her on Team USA.

Day 7 At US Trials

THUMBNAIlL ONLY DO NOT USELRC Emma Coburn Wins A Dramatic Steeplechase Final As Missourians Courtney Frerichs And Colleen Quigley Rally Late To Nab The Final Two Olympic Spots Coburn remains the queen of the steeple in the US but Courtney Frerichs (9:20.92) and Colleen Quigley (9:21.29) both came up big and PRed in the most important race of their lives to punch their tickets to Rio.

LRC Men’s And Women’s 1,500 Heats: Much Ado For Nothing As Nine Races Are Run To Eliminate Eight Athletes Will Leer was the biggest name to go home. Interviews with nearly all the 1,500 stars.

LRC  Sara Hall Talks Adoption And Ryan Hall Being Back On The Track: “He Can Still Throw Down” link fixed

Previous Trials News

LRC Take The Tour: What’s It Like To Make Team USA? The sad truth is not everyone can achieve their Olympic dreams, but at least now you can get a glimpse of what it would be like to make Team USA.

PHOTO: Jenny Simpson at the historic headquarters of the New York Road Runners at 9 East 89th Street in advance of the 2014 Fifth Avenue Mile (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)LRC US Olympic Trials Women’s 1,500 Preview: Simpson & Rowbury Should (Probably) Make It? Who Will Emerge In The Battle For Third? Brenda Martinez is doubling back from the 800. Morgan Uceny is the defending Trials champ. Cory McGee made the World Indoors team. Which one will step up? And how will 4:07 HS junior Kate Murphy fare against the pros?

Manzano was clutch at the last Olympics.LRC US Olympic Trials Men’s 1,500 Preview: Can Anyone Stop Centro? And Will Anyone Else Get The Standard? Only five guys – Matthew Centrowitz, Kyle Merber, Ben Blankenship, Robby Andrews and Leo Manzano – have the Olympic standard. Unless someone runs faster than 3:36.20 this week, three of those five will be your team to Rio.

Hill earned his first global medal by taking silver in the 3k at World Indoors earlier this monthLRC US Olympic Trials Men’s 5,000 Final Preview: Who Will Close Best In A Wide-Open Race? Ryan Hill is the defending champ but bombed in his only race outdoors. Galen Rupp looked shaky in the prelims. Ben True, Hassan Mead and Eric Jenkins all struggled in the 10k. Bernard Lagat is 41 years old. This race is full of question marks, which makes for a compelling final.

Jama Aden Gets Arrested

farah-adenLRC Jama Aden Doping Raid Update: How Might The Raid Impact Mo Farah, The Dibabas And Nike? Today, we look at some of the connections between Aden and the sport’s biggest names like Genzebe Dibaba, Tirunesh Dibaba, Mo Farah, and Nike and wonder what type of impact, if any, the scandal will have on them. We also reveal for the first time in the English press that Mo Farah trained in Sansabell, Spain in 2014, a fact his agent didn’t even know, but claimed to be more than 100 miles away in France. Why?

LRC Everything You Need To Know About The Jama Aden Doping Raid That Took Place With Three Dibaba Sisters Being Present We give you the scoop on the biggest doping scandal in distance running’s history and the biggest non-country-related (i.e. Russia) doping scandal since BALCO. In the near future, we’ll have much more for you, including “What does this mean for Nike, Mo Farah and Alberto Salazar, who all have ties to Aden?”

More Trials

Conley was in shock when she made the Olympic team in 2012Looking Ahead to Sunday: LRC US Olympic Trials Women’s 5,000 Final Preview: With All Three 10K Olympians Doubling Back, Could 6th Place Be Going to Rio? Molly Huddle, Emily Infeld and Marielle Hall are all coming back from the 10k and all three have a good shot to finish top-3 in the 5k. Huddle has said she’s leaning against doubling in Rio, but Infeld and Hall haven’t committed, so Nicole TullyAbbey D’AgostinoShelby Houlihan et. al could finish fourth (or even fifth or sixth) and still go to the Olympics. Also if Marielle Hall makes it and does the 5000 only, then maybe Kellyn Taylor will be an Olympian.

jager-celebrates-2016LRC One For The Thumb: Evan Jager Wins His 5th Straight USATF Title (updated) Jager for the win, Hillary Bor 2nd, Donn Cabral rounding out the Olympic team.
*There Was Little Joy For Jager In Win As Neither Of His Teammates – Huling Or Bayer – Made It With Him Donn Cabral also wasn’t happy with the way he ran.

Screenshot 2016-07-08 at 18.59.50LRC 11 Minutes With Evan Jager After He Wins the Trials Jager talks about the “pure speed” workouts he’s introduced, his goals for Rio, the women of Bowerman “crushing it” and more.

LRC Stanley Kebenei Shows The Drama Of The Trials: “I don’t know what to say, I just missed my lifetime chance … Oh my god.”

The 4 with the standard went 1-2-3-4LRC Men’s 1500 Semis: The 5 With The Standard All Auto Qualify For Final But We’ve Got Yet Another Needless Controversy As The Officials Put 13 People Into The Final The “Heat of Death” didn’t produce a travesty – no the travesty was produced by the officials, who have stupidly put 13 runners into the final even though there were no DQs in either heat. #IDIOTIC
*MB: Guess what? They’ve done it again. Officials needlessly put 13 people into men’s 1,500 final without a DQ!!

Brenda Martinez and Morgan Uceny in Heat 2LRC A Tremendous Women’s 1,500m Final Is Set As Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury Cruise, And Former High School Stars Cain And Efraimson Advance The HSers Aragon and Murphy didn’t advance.

Day 8 On The Message Board / Fan Forum: 

The Latest On The Federico Rosa Arrest In Kenya / Doping News

Day 7 2016 Olympic Trials  Sprint And Field Action *Live Results

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LRC High School Sprinters Noah Lyles, Michael Norman Lead 200m Qualifying, Sydney McLaughlin Impresses Lyles and Norman won their heats easily and moved up to #2 and #3 on the US high school all-time all-conditions list with 20.04 and 20.06. McLaughlin ran 55.46 for the second-fastest time of the day.

2016 US Olympic Track And Field Trials

IMG_3324LRC Absolute Madness In The Women’s 800: Alysia Montaño Falls Down In Tears As Kate Grace Wins A Wild Race A tangle of limbs on the final turn saw Brenda Martinez lose her momentum and Montaño fall to the track. Grace took advantage, riding the rail to victory in 1:59.10 as Ajee Wilson (1:59.51) and Chrishuna Williams (1:59.59) joined her on Team USA. Molly Ludlow missed out by an agonizing .04, taking 4th in her second consecutive Trials.

Full Coverage In Our 2016 Olympic Trials Special Section


2016 European Championships *Live Results / Start Lists

A Look At The Action On The 4th

2016 Olympic TrialsLRC Clayton Murphy Wins Men’s 800 At 2016 US Olympic Trials As Boris Berian And Charles Jock Punch Their Tickets To Rio There were three first-time Olympians in the men’s 800 as former Akron star Clayton Murphy got the win over world indoor champ Boris Berian.
*Tim Layden: Boris Berian’s Olympic Bid Caps Stunning 18-Month Rise
*Jere Longman NY Times: Boris Berian Goes From McDonald’s Employee To A Symbol Of Athletes’ Rights