2017 Oxy Is Thursday *Schedule And Streaming *Heat Sheets And Results

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Can't believe it? Believe it.LRC 2017 Oxy Preview: Centro Runs His First 1,500 Since Rio Vs. Mo Farah; Jenny Simpson (800), Brenda Martinez (800, 1,500) & Donavan Brazier (800) Also Entered The US Champs take place in 5 weeks and hardly any Americans have the world standard. Normally that’s the name of the game at Oxy, but this year’s meet, which will cost you $69.99 to watch, also serves as Matthew Centrowitz‘s first 1,500 since Rio and Mo Farah‘s first outdoor track race since Rio. Article has been updated with heat sheets.
*MB: Official 2017 Oxy Live Discussion Thread

*The Oregonian‘s Ken Goe Won’t Be Shelling Out 70 Bucks For NBC Sports Gold Track And Field Past Goe writes, “I find this to be disastrous to any hope elite track and field will grow its audience.”

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NCAA Studs

Screenshot 2017-05-15 at 14.00.03LRC Top 10 Greatest Performers From NCAA Conference Weekend: Christian Coleman, Fred Kerley, Deajah Stevens, Grant Fisher, Dani Jones And More Shine Just another ho-hum NCAA weekend with a 9.97/19.98 double, 44.09 in the 400m, 11.05/22.09 double, 51.8-second lap in a 1,500m. Plus there was some great distance action. From Grant Fisher‘s domination of the PAC-12 1,500 to the arrival of Texas A&M’s true freshman Devin Dixon as an NCAA star (1:45 win at SECs), we’ve got the top performances from last week covered.

2017 Shanghai DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming

lyles-shanghai-post-raceLRC 19-Year-Old Noah Lyles Arrives As A Star By Winning His Diamond League Debut In 19.90! Lyles is officially the REAL DEAL as he became just the fourth human to break 20.00 before turning 20.
*Full Results

thumbnail onlyLRC Shanghai Recap: David Rudisha Trounced As The Sprinters And Jumpers Steal The Show updated with video David Rudisha was trounced by 19-year-old Kipyegon Bett but the other favorites in the mid-d and distance races delivered as Olympic champs Faith Kipyegon and Ruth Jebet were dominant. Luvo Manyonga put on a show in the long jump and so did Elaine Thompson in the women’s 100m.

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Full Coverage And Pre-Meet Coverage Can Be Found In Our Shanghai DL Special Section

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Sprint Stuff

More On Breaking2

Chris Derrick (tall guy in center) and Andrew Bumbalough 2:00:25 Breaking2LRC Pacing2: Chris Derrick & Andrew Bumbalough Tell What It Was Like To Pace Eliud Kipchoge To 2:00:25 Derrick and Bumbalough talk about not only the details of the attempt but also their tremendous respect for Kipchoge.

NIke PR Photo Breaking2 2:00:25LRC Nike Or Its PR Firm Altered The Time On The Clock In Eliud Kipchoge Breaking2 Finish Line Photo The best marketers in the world wanted everything to look perfect, so they just added 2 seconds to the finish line clock photo they sent out, which was off.

 Non-Oxy Mid-Week Results 

TrackTown Summer Series Draft 2.0 Is Friday *Watch It Live At 7pm ET

LRC Watch The TrackTown Summer Series Draft Live On LetsRun.com At 7 PM ET On Friday

Symmonds_NickFV1-USAout15LRC “GM” Nick Symmonds, Hoping To Make USAs One Final Time, Is In 1:50 Shape Right Now, Ready For Friday’s Tracktown Summer Series Draft This is Symmonds’ final season on the track and he’s hoping to qualify for USAs and see what happens. Meanwhile, as GM of team San Francisco, he’s getting ready for Friday’s Tracktown Summer Series draft, and also getting ready for life after being a pro track runner.

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 Fast Monday 1,500 At Swarthmore 

MB: Johnny Gregorek Wins Swarthmore 1,500 In 3:36.61 Over Jordy Willamsz (3:36.87) Robby Andrews was 6th (3:38.42) but how about the Ivy League with 3 guys under 3:40, led by Yale’s James Randon at 3:37.93. *Video *Full Meet Results


IAAF Publishes Qualifying Standards For 2018 World Indoors The standards didn’t change by much from 2016 World Indoors except the women’s 3,000, which got significantly faster from 9:00 indoors/8:36 outdoors to 8:50 indoors and 8:28 outdoors.


PA Sports Writer Bashes High School Track And Field; Gets Ripped Apart By Track Community, Including Ato Boldon In reaction to the writer calling track “as intense and high pressure as frisbee golf,” Ato Boldon wrote in the comments section, “Mike Gross, kindly return whatever sum you were paid to write this.”

On The Roads

NCAA Conference Week *All NCAA Results

Sprint Stuff

TrackTown The Movie Is Now Out In Theaters In The US

tracktown-movie-pappasAlexi Pappas’ Film TrackTown Opens May 12 In Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Corvallis, Eugene, Portland, San Fan, Seattle, LA And NYC If you don’t live there, you can also watch it on itunes. If you thought it came out last June (like we did), that was just the premiere.


This Saturday’s Action

Doping Updates

A Friendly Debate – A Noted Sub-2 Optimist And Pessimist Share Their Thoughts On What Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:25 Means

IMG_7729LRC Was Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:25 A Monumental Step Forward In Marathoning? No, It Was Not – We Still Are 20+ Years Away From A Legitimate Sub-2 Marathon LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson said four years ago that are nowhere close to a sub-2 in a legitimate race and he’s not backing down.

Pace carLRC Guest Column By Dr. Michael Joyner: Kipchoge’s Run & What Might (Or Might Not) Happen Next What does the man who famously predicted way back in 1991 that a human could run a marathon in 1:57:58 think of Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:25 run? Find out here.

MB: Dr. Michael Joyner and LetsRun’s Robert Johnson share their thoughts on what Eliud Kipchoge’s 2:00:25 means.

Sprint Stuff

Drug News

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From The Track To The Gridiron

Nike Sub-2 Marathon Distance Attempt *Race Replay

IMG_7729LRC Breaking2 Falls Short, But Eliud Kipchoge Runs An Astonishing 2:00:25 It won’t go in any record books, but Kipchoge showed once again he is the greatest marathoner of all time. We try to break down his remarkable run.
*Miss The Show? Watch The Replay Here

*Form Analysis: What Could Nike Scientists Do To Better Manage Fatigue The Next Time Around?
*Pat Butcher: “So, Superman is not a big, chisel-jawed white Jewish guy from New York, after all. He is a weedy little black guy from 3,000 metres up in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.”
*RW: Processing The Aftermath Of The Sub-2:00 Attempt An interesting note is that Kipchoge unexpectedly used the new Swedish sports drink used by Kenenisa Bekele and the rival Sub2Hr project.
*IAAF: Eliud Kipchoge A “Happy Man” “I hope next time people believe it is possible.”
*NY Times:
Eliud Kipchoge Runs World’s Fastest Marathon, In Nike’s Special Shoes
*WSJ: Nike Marathon Stunt Fails To Break Two-Hour Barrier