Big sprint result: South Africa’s Akani Simbine blitzes 9.93 and 19.95!! Is 7th man in history to go sub-10 and sub-20 on same day. We hope Wayde van Niekerk is ok with sharing the spotlight a little.

Nike’s Sub 2 Trial Run

Nike’s sub-2 attempt will be run on F1 course in Milan – Kipchoge tests it out and runs 59:17 half marathon Tadesse ran 59:41 and Desisa embarrassed himself at 62:55.
*Nike unveils shoe as well The shoe, which features a spring plate, claim it improves running economy by 4% which might improve performance by 4%.
*Recommended Read: Alex Hutchinson: If shoes make a sub-two-hour marathon feasible, what does that mean for the sport?

More Free Press For Nike Breaking: Telegraph Exclusive: FBI joins probe into Mo Farah coach Alberto Salazar

USATF Ruling

LRC A Setback for the USATF National Office and Board: 12 of 13 USATF Youth Committee Board Members Suspended Without a Hearing Must be Reinstated The good news for the National Office is that Youth Chairman Lionel Leach is still suspended through May 24th. USATF should be ashamed for suing and suspending without a hearing, Dorothy Dawson, who won one of USATF’s highest awards in 2010.
*Discuss

Post-2017 European Indoor News / Laura Muir Is A Star


Japan’s ’91 World Championships Gold Medalist Hiromi Taniguchi Calls For Tokyo Marathon Top 3 to Be WC Team – Brett Larner says his logic is false Larner wants Kawauchi on the team.

UK & Irish Journalists Are Tired Of Being Played For Fools

If It Walks Like A Duck, Quacks Like A Duck … Irish Journalist Goes Off And Basically Calls Team Sky And Mo Farah Dopers …  The journalist’s most poignant memory of Farah is him being totally exhausted as a complete also-ran in 2009. Then he became tied to two coaches with doping accusations currently surrounding them – Salazar and Aden – and now he’s a world beater.
*MB: Irish journalist calls out Mo Farah….. Big time 

2017 European Indoor Champs *Results

Sunday: RRW Sunday Recap: Laura Muir Completes 1,500 / 3,000 Double At 2017 Europeans In Style – Garners Her Second Championship Record With 8:35.67 Switzerland’s Selina Büchel won a very close 800 by .01, setting a NR at 2:00.38 as Adam Kszczot came through as the favorite in the men’s race.

NOP Doping Story Continues To Get Big Press In Europe

NCAAs Are Next Weekend And Sadly One Deserving Runner Won’t Be There #Ridiculous

Danielle ShanahanLRC NCAA Punishes Coach and Athlete … For Knowing And Following The Rules – Nation’s 10th-Fastest 5,000 Runner Barred From NCAA Meet The NCAA is famous at times for being a stickler to obscure rules. Well, now it’s punishing a collegiate coach and his athlete because he both a) knew and b) followed the rules. Brilliant. As a result, the nation’s 10th fastest 5,000 runner, Loyola Marymount’s Danielle Shanahan (15:52 PR), won’t be competing at NCAAs.
*MB: Woman runs 15:52 5k (#10 in NCAA): NCAA screws her over and won’t let her run because her coach followed the rules!

More Drug News

2016 Was A Record Year For Us In Terms Of Traffic – Thanks For Visiting

An Inside Look At How LRC Operates How a Ragtag Crew Of Almost Journalists Created Running’s Most Controversial Website Author Charles Bethea embedded himself with us during the US Olympic trials and got a behind-the-scenes look at how we operate. His article in Outside magazine includes some really nice quotes from Tim Layden, “… their best quality is that they don’t give a shit about offending people,” and Nick Willis, “It gave me a ton of inspiration. LetsRun is one of the primary reasons high-quality coaching and training have improved in ­America.”
*MB: Long Article on Letsrun… in Outside Magazine

Enjoyed The Article Above? Then Check This Article On LRC’s Founding From Marathon And Beyond In 2009 The LetsRun Phenomenon

2017 NCAA Indoor Are Fri & Sat *Schedule and TV (Watch ESPN)

LRC Women’s 800 Preview: NCAA Record Holder Jazmine Fray of Texas A&M Battles Defending Champ Raevyn Rogers of Oregon The collegiate record holder versus the winner of the last 3 NCAA 800s. It doesn’t get much better than this.

LRC Men’s 800 Preview: Penn State’s Isaiah Harris Leads a Field in Which Nine Guys Have Broken 1:47 This Year 9 men under 1:47. Two freshman phenoms. An Olympic Trial finalist and many more. The men’s 800 is certainly a good one.

 

Were The 2016 & 2020 Olympics Bought And Paid For?

Speaking of Olympic Scandals and Corruption – Lots of Fascinating News Is Coming Out of Kenya 

Us News


Ryan Hall Believes The Two Hour Marathon Is Possible Now … On A Treadmill Hall thinks it’ll be a while before we see one on the roads, though.”I’ll be excited the first time I see a marathoner go out under 60 minutes. Just doing that alone will be a pretty big step towards the sub-two-hour marathon.”

Distance Action

Previous Euro Indoor News

More On The NOP Doping Allegations

lequipe-salazarLRC Fancy Bears Releases The Vitamins And Medications That Galen Rupp And Shannon Rowbury Were On Before Rio Supplements are an important part of the all-in focus of the Nike Oregon Project as Galen Rupp took more than 20 legal pills over the span of 4 days in April according to the latest Fancy Bears leak as published in L’Equipe.

BU Last Chance

Edward Cheserek, coach Andy Powell, and Johnny Gregorek of the University of Oregon in advance of the 2015 NYRR Millrose Games (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)LRC Q&A Q&A With Andy Powell: Oregon Distance Coach Discusses The Greatness Of Edward Cheserek, Learning From Centro And Salazar & How He Peaks Athletes For NCAAs We caught up with Powell after Cheserek’s collegiate record 3:52.01 mile in Boston and he shared details on Oregon’s training system, how Cheserek bounced back from his defeat at NCAA XC and his relationship with Centrowitz, whom he coached to World Championships bronze in 2011.

LRC Fast Times in Boston: Edward Cheserek (3:52.01) Breaks NCAA Mile Record, Mo Ahmed (13:04.60) Sets Canadian Record to Lead 4 Men Under 13:10 The record-breaking 2017 is underway. Kyle Merber 2nd.
Discuss: Ches FTW!!!!! Merber goes home devastated
*MOH AHMED 13:04 OFF 8FLAT 3K!! Ahmed 13:04.6, Jenkins 13:05. 8, True 13:06.7, Hill 13:07.6, Kincaid 13:12.2, Lomong 13:12.2, Campbell 13:14.4, Derrick 13:19.3


Sad News From Europe

Sprint Stuff

Previous USATF News

Suhr at the street vault in New York in 2014Olympic Champion Jenn Suhr Withdraws From USAs In Protest Suhr issued a statement where she said, “Championship meets need to be administered in a way that gives the spectators the best competition while providing ALL competitors a fair and equal playing field producing the best results.”

Previews: 

Olympic News – Did Rio Bribe To Get The 2016 Games?

Collegiate / High School News

Throws And Multis

Previous NOP Doping Allegation News

Screenshot 2017-02-25 at 17.28.35LRC Leaked USADA Report From 2016 Says Alberto Salazar “Almost Certainly” Broke Anti-Doping Rules, Used Prescription Meds And Drug Infusions To Boost Performance The Sunday Times got the report from the Russian Fancy Bear hack. Much of it is previous allegations about L-Carnitine, but we also have allegations that Mo Farah (and others) were given prescription drugs for performance-enhancing (not medical) reasons and this tidbit that Alberto told Lance Armstrong: “Lance call me ASAP! We have tested it and it’s amazing.” *Discuss

Centro Sr.’s Book Gets Some Publicity

Matt Centro’s Sr Gets Q&A In Washington Post About His Biography And His Son’s Olympic 1,500m Gold

centrowitz-book-father-sonLRC Exclusive LetsRun.com Exclusive: Read Chapter Two Of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son” LetsRun.com doesn’t beat around the bush. Neither does Matt Centrowitz. He’s so confident you’ll like his book, he’s letting you read a whole chapter for free. Purchase the book now and come back at the end of February and participate in the first ever LetsRun.com Virtual Book Club.

LRC Review Legendary Athlete, Father And Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It