Russian Team Escapes Blanket Ban From IOC For Rio Games Instead, the 28 individual sports federations that make up the summer Games will make their own decisions. On the positive note, Russia won’t be able to enter any athletes that have ever been sanctioned and those who do compete will have to pass stricter analysis of their anti-doping record. *Discuss

*More Bad News: IOC Decided Against Allowing Yuliya Stepanova To Compete As A Neutral Athlete In Rio This is a huge mistake if the IOC wants to encourage future whistleblowers to come forward. Although some would argue that’s exactly what they don’t want. Yelena Isinbayeva is quoted as saying Stepanova should be ”banned for life.”

American Track League Houston *Results

centro-murphy7LRC Clayton Murphy Versus Centro Lives Up To The Hype, De Grasse Defeats Powell & Gives The Stare, Prandini Gets The Double Centro and Murphy both brought it in the 1,000m and Murphy was too good and got the win. Ajee Wilson won the 800.

LRC Sandi Morris Breaks The American Record In The Pole Vault Video

2016 World Junior (U20) Championships *Live Results, Schedule, Start Lists *Streaming And Radio

Random But Interesting

Previous London Diamond League News

Previous 2016 World Junior (U20) Championships

Screenshot 2016-07-22 at 18.47.55LRC What A Day For High School Sprint Stars: Michael Norman Wins World Juniors 200m And Lyles Brothers Turn Pro Noah Lyles gets all the attention but his younger brother has better range. Video of Norman’s run.

More Sprint Stuff

Good And Bad Olympic News

Mary Decker And Zola Budd Are In The News

Previous Russian Doping Updates

News From Europe

Russian Doping Scandal: WADA Calls For International Russian Ban *PDF Of Richard McLaren’s Full Report

Non-Russian Doping News

The Real Winners From The Trials

Weekend Results *Padua *Heusden *NACAC U23 Champs (link fixed)

Usain Bolt Gets Cover Of Sports Illustrated

boltcoverGreat Read On Usain Bolt In Sports Illustrated Tim Layden once again showing why he’s the best track writer in America. It’s two straight SI covers for Tim as he also had the Caitlyn Jenner cover article.
*Be Like Jon Gault, Read SI Cover-To-Cover Each Week For Under $1 A Week And support LRC – we get a small commission if you sign up.

GB News: UK Athletics Crushing Dreams

Latest Report On Russian Doping Comes Out Tomorrow

Doping: Aden Updates; Rosa Charged In Kenya

London Anniversary Games *Full Day 2 Results *Full Day 1 Results *TV & Streaming

Screenshot (1250)Day 2 Full Recap LRC On To Rio: Mo Farah Delivers A World-Leading 5,000m And Warning Shot To Kamworor And Karoki, Molly Ludlow Almost Wins And Much More Day 2 of the London Anniversary Games was full of quality, the best of which came from Mo Farah who put on a show for the fans and destroyed American Bernard Lagat, Ben True, Ryan Hill and Eric Jenkins in the process. There was good news for Emma Coburn and she didn’t even race but more heartbreak for Molly Ludlow.
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Hill, True, and Jenkins go home DEVASTATED!
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Mo and Butchard smash up USA and Kenya
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Harrison-12.20Day 1 LRC American Keni Harrison Rebounds In Incredible Fashion From Not Making Olympic Team, Breaks 28-Year-Old World Record In Women’s 100 Hurdles We all love sports because they are not scripted. Keni Harrison has gone from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.
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12.20 WR For Keni Harrison in Hurdles

Screenshot_2016-07-22-16-10-03LRC Move Over, Kelly Holmes – Laura Muir Is The New British Record Holder At 1,500m Muir was sensational!!! American Amanda Eccleston showed no post-Trials 4th place fatigue as she PRd.

Screenshot (1191)LRC The Rest Of The Meet: Usain Bolt Wins And Shows He’s Healthy, Brandon McBride Comes Close, Silas Kiplagat Is Still Really Good And Is Shaunae Miller – Not Allyson Felix – The Favorite In The 400? Day 1 of the London Anniversary Games was full of quality.

Sprint Stuff: Could Bolt Go To 2020?

The Latest On USADA’s Investigation Into Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project

The WSJ Story on Dr. Brown in 2013LRC Exclusive What’s Going On With US Anti-Doping’s Investigation Of Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project? Documents And Audio From Latest Court Hearing Offer Lens Inside The Investigation USADA’s attempt to compel Dr. Jeffrey Brown to testify about his treatments of several elite athletes has been met with skepticism by a Texas judge even though seven athletes themselves have given their permission.
*MB: The latest on USADA’s investigation into Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project

USADA-LogoLRC Legal Analysis: 5 Takeaways From USADA’s Attempts To Force The NOP’s Endocrinologist To Give A Deposition A lawyer gives his thoughts on the court hearing.

NY Times: Judge Rules Against USADA Seeking To Despite Doctor Brown

More Distance Results / Upcoming

News From Rio

Two All-Time Greats Will Duel At Berlin 2016

Get Psyched For September: Wilson Kipsang And Kenenisa Bekele Will Go Head-To-Head At The 2016 Berlin Marathon Maybe something positive will come out of the madness that was Ethiopia not selecting Bekele for their Rio marathon squad.
*MB: Bekele and Kipsang in Berlin, also Yuki Kawauch

Previous 2016 World Junior (U20) Championship News

More From The Weekend: Rudisha And Ryan Hall Bounce Back

Upcoming Road Mile Action

Running History: Two Good Reads

2016 Herculis Monaco *Full Results 

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LRC Ronald Kwemoi Upsets Asbel Kiprop In Monaco As History Will Have To Wait For The 100th Sub-3:30 Clocking Coming into tonight, 99 times in history a human had broken 3:30 for 1,500. When Asbel Kiprop hit 800 in 1:50 low, it looked like we were well on our way to #100 but the final 700 wasn’t kind to Kiprop.
*MB: Kiprop and Farah get trashed in Monaco *Kiprop is DONE

Screenshot_2016-07-15-12-22-51LRC Caster Semenya (1:55.33 NR) Runs The World’s Fastest Time Since 2008 & Leads Field To Slew Of PRs; Francine Niyonsaba 1:56.24 NR, Molly Ludlow 1:57.68 #7 All-Time USA Semenya has yet to go sub-1:55 but it is only a matter of time.

Screenshot 2016-07-15 at 14.32.59LRC Rest Of Monaco: Omar McLeod Loses For First Time In 2016, Van Niekerk Keeps Winning, National High Jump Record & Dramatic Injury For Tamberi

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What If A Bunch Of Crazy Stuff Didn’t Happen At The Trials

Duane Solomon too hotLRC What If Duane Solomon Hadn’t Let Up In Round #1, What If Kim Conley’s Shoe Hadn’t Come Off, What If Brenda Martinez Hadn’t Been Tripped Up In The 800? We look at “What if” a bunch of crazy stuff didn’t happen at the Trials …

Screenshot 2016-07-12 at 10.16.15 PMSpeaking Of Crazy: LRC Wow: Is This Best Finish To A Distance Race Ever? We’ve seen some crazy finishes over the years, but aren’t quite sure if we’ve ever seen anything as crazy as the finish to the men’s 5,000 at the 2016 European Championships.


Mid-D News

Russia: Will The IOC Do What Has To Be Done?

Previous Doping News

Updating You On Correct (But Not Necessarily Politically Correct) Views

Sprint / Jump News

US Distance News: The Heartbreak Of 4th Place

Would You Break Your Marathon PR If We Offered You $200,000? What About $10,000 To Come Within 30 Seconds Per Mile Of It?

LRCOne Of The Largest Cash Prizes In Road Racing History Goes Unclaimed - 48-Year-Old Pennsylvania Viral Marathon Dad, Mike Rossi, Misses Out On $200,000 Challenge To Replicate His Marathon Personal Best

We were so confident that Mike Rossi cheated at the 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon that we offered him $200,000 to replicate his personal best. He failed to do so and also failed to claim $10,000 if he could come within even 30 seconds per mile of his alleged marathon best.

Doping News: Latest WADA Russian Scandal Report


Interesting Read: Washington Post: “A Less Glamorous Side Of Olympic Life: Peeing In A Cup Under Watchful Eyes” A in-depth look at the  post-race and out-of-competition athlete testing process.

More Countries Name Their Olympic Squads: Dibaba Sisters Will Run One Event Each

Mid-Distance News

Random But Interesting

More From The Trials

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