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Usain Bolt And Almaz Ayana Crowned 2016 IAAF World Athletes Of The Year Bolt won the award for a record 6th time. Other winners included Andre De Grasse as the male rising star and Harry Marra (who coaches the Eatons) won the coaching achievement award.

Usain Bolt Says He Wishes He “Got Serious” When He Was Younger As He Feels He Could Have “Done A Lot More In My Career” Bolt was quoted as saying, “Maybe if I’d started younger I’d have had four Olympics.” However, he did have 4 Olympics (he didn’t make the 200 final in 2004), so maybe he meant 4 golds.

Doping: Russia Will Stay Banned Beyond February

Doping Updates

High School / Junior Themed News

Random, But Interesting

Is There A Demand For Lighted Running Shorts / Pants With A GPS Enabled Panic Alarm In Them?

At Night Athletic's Kick Starter page is now liveLRC Q&A With Tim Polanowski – Inventor Of At Night Athletic After nearly plowing into another runner one night, Polanowski has invented a pair of running shorts that come with built-in LED lights that can be turned on / off and a GPS enabled panic alarm.
 What do you think of these super high-tech, lighted shorts with alarm that are on Kickstarter? Q&A with co-founder

USATF Annual Meeting Has Started

2017 London Worlds Will Be Here Before You Know It

bolt_usainboltpose-world15LRC IAAF Announces 2017 World Championships Entry Standards – Which Ones Got Easier And Which Ones Got Harder? Find out what the pros will have to run, jump or throw if they want to compete in London next summer. Also why is the IAAF sexist?

New IAAF Reforms / Sponsorship: Goodbye Adidas, Hello Asics

Pre-Sunday Roads News

Singapore: Former Champions Kenneth Mungara (2:09:00) And Kennedy Kiptoo Lilan (2:11:36) Will Clash In The Singapore Marathon Rebecca Kangogo Chesir (2:25:22) and Peninah Arusei (2:27:17) lead the women’s field.

Doping News: Russia Not Going Anywhere Fast