Screenshot 2017-05-26 at 19.35.54Texas A&M’s Fred Kerley Blasts 43.70 NCAA Record (Video) Move over Quincy Watts. Kerley is the new NCAA record holder.
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LRC Get ready for the 2017 Pre Classic by listening to our Pre-Pre Podcast 28 minutes available to listen or download now.

2017 Pre Classic Is Fri. / Saturday *Schedule & Results *TV & Streaming *Event hub 

MB: Official 2017 Prefontaine Classic discussion thread – Is this the best Pre meet ever?

MB: Breaking: Matthew Centrowitz has scratched from the 2017 Bowerman Mile Centro says he picked up an “untimely virus” and thus the matchup between him and Kiprop – both gold medallists – is off.

These Two Races Are So Good They Should Be Their Own Meet
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M5k and Mile Previews: Centro vs. Kiprop in a Bowerman Mile For The Ages; Mo Farah vs. 28 of the World’s Best Men in the 5K Including Geoffrey Kamworor Who Has Guaranteed Victory We know it’s a holiday weekend in the US this weekend but you need to clear your calendars and make sure you have 14 minutes to watch tv at 4:13 pm ET on Saturday and then four minutes free at 5:52 pm ET as you absolutely must watch the men’s 5000 and men’s mile at the 2017 Pre Classic as they are RIDICULOUSLY good.
*MB: Kamworor talks smack to Farah: “If the conditions allow, in the shape that I am in, I will win the race.”

Simpson won at Pre last year but repeating will be a challengeLRC Saturday Preview: What A Meet – Is This The Greatest Pre Classic Ever? Some of the events at the 2017 Pre Classic are without a doubt better than the 2016 Rio Olympic finals. We’re so excited we even preview the men’s pole vault and women’s 200 but we also will see a loaded women’s 1500 with Faith Kipyegon, Laura Muir and Jenny Simpson and possibly the youngest sub-4 mile in history.
*MB: Official 2017 Prefontaine Classic live discussion thread – Is this the best Pre meet ever?

Doping / Gender News

Week That Was

Screenshot 2017-05-24 at 13.06.40LRC WTW: Yohan Blake Is BACK, A College Woman Runs 14:51, Why The 2020 Trials Shouldn’t Be In Eugene, Joanie Turns 60 & More Plus we point out a high school meet in Georgia produced more World Championship qualifiers than the USATF Distance Classic and praise an American who won an international marathon last week.

Hosting News

Is King Ches The GOAT? / Is Steeple Hurdle Technique Overrated?

Cheserek has 5 NCAA 5k titles (3 indoor, 2 outdoor) and a PR of 13:18LRC Is Edward Cheserek The GOAT Of NCAA Distance Running? Why The Answer Isn’t That Simple King Ches certainly had an amazing career but Gerry Lindgren only lost once at NCAA championships, Henry Rono set a world record in four different events in one season, and Suleiman Nyambui won just as many NCAA individual titles but also secured an Olympic medal and had better PRs at the 1,500, mile, 5,000 and 10,000.
*MB: Is Edward Cheserek the GOAT for NCAA distance runners? 

2015 World Outdoor Championships Beijing, China August 22-30, 2015 Photo: Victah Sailer@PhotoRun Victah1111@aol.com 631-291-3409 www.photorun.NETLRC How Much Do The World’s Top Steeplechasers Practice Hurdle Form? For 2008 Olympic Champ Brimin Kipruto, The Answer Is “Never” Everyone prepares for the steeplechase in their own way, from the Olympic champion who claims he never practices hurdling to Evan Jager, who works on his hurdle form every week. LetsRun.com consulted the experts to explore the differences between the top Kenyan and American steeplers and the importance of hurdle form.
*MB: How important is hurdling form to being great at the steeplechase? We asked the experts.
*MB: Kiprop runs steeple 1 week before pre classic

NCAA Regionals Start Thursday *Live Results: *East *West

Women’s Distance News

Kenyans On The Roads

Three Recommended Reads

LetsRun Forum Reader And Ultrarunning Star Anton Krupicka Contemplates If It Is Better To Be Popular Or Good Krupicka, aka LRC forum reader and “Jesus-man,” used to win big trail runs with regularity, now he is injured but more popular than ever.

NCAA Mile Champ Karissa Nelson Sometimes Only Ran 4 Times A Week As A Freshman As She Wanted To Be Social Even up through sophomore year, she wasn’t sure she wanted to be elite.
*MB: NCAA mile champ Karisa Nelson sometimes only ran 4 days a week freshman year as she wanted to be social

Deshae Wise, The Fastest HS Girl In Oregon, Spent The First Six Years Of Her Life As A Hostage As Her Mom Was Sexually Trafficked In Vegas She’s a star now and will be going to Berkeley next year.

More Pre News

Dominance Indoors (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for IAAF)"

LRC 2017 Pre Classic Friday Night Preview: Genzebe Dibaba Goes For The 5,000-Meter World Record Joan Benoit Samuelson night at Pre looks fantastic as a couple of world record holders (Ruth Jebet and Genzebe Dibaba) will be racing as will a couple of American record holders (Emma Coburn and Molly Huddle). Might some WRs and ARs fall?

Industry / Admin News

NCAA Regionals *Watch it live for free

Doping Updates

albertogalenLRC  6 Takeaways On Full USADA Report On Alberto Salazar, NOP: USADA: “It Appears Highly Likely” That 6 NOP Athletes, Including Galen Rupp And Dathan Ritzenhein, Violated Anti-Doping Rules We give you the nitty gritty on the 269-page USADA interim report on Alberto Salazar, Dr. Brown and the Nike Oregon Project, hacked by Fancy Bears and released in its entirety on Flotrack.

*Salazar Responds: The Oregonian: Alberto Salazar Issues Statement In Response To Leaked USADA Doping Report Salazar refers to the report as “baseless speculation” and states that he never used testosterone when competing nor had “dual” prescriptions or rubbed it on an athlete.

Tons Of Discussion On The Boards:

Assorted Distance News

Sprints And Jumps

LetsThrow.com

Ultra News: Running Goes To Everest

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.

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.

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.


International Distance News

Previous Pre Classic News

Depression Is Real – Please Be Strong & Seek Help If You Are Struggling (800-273-8255)

Gabe Proctor at 2016 Houston Half Marathon

RIP Two-Time NCAA D2 Champ Gabe Proctor Has Died Proctor lost his battle with depression and took his own life at the age of 27.
*MB: Sad News: Rest in Peace Gabe Proctor 1990-2017
*CitiusMag: Running Community Mourns Loss Of Gabe Proctor

Previous Drug News

Upcoming DL Action: Pre Classic Is Saturday *Provisional Entry Lists

The King Has Abdicated His Throne

Cheserek has 5 NCAA 5k titles (3 indoor, 2 outdoor) and a PR of 13:18

MB: Edward Cheserek’s NCAA Career Comes To A Close – King Ches Scratches From NCAAs Due To Back Strain King Ches certainly had an amazing career but Gerry Lindgren only lost once at NCAA championships, Henry Rono set a world record in four different events in one season, and Suleiman Nyambui won just as many NCAA individual titles but also secured an Olympic medal and had better PRs at the 1,500, mile, 5,000 and 10,000.

More Weekend Track Action

It Was A Great Night For The NOP On The Track But A Horrible Morning Off The Track

salazar-nytimes-nopNY Times Publishes 2,400-Word Expose On The Nike Oregon Project: “This Doesn’t Sound Legal” – Ritz Testifies Under Oath The Times has secured access to the 269-page report that the USADA has written about the NOP. Dathan Ritzenhein testified under oath that he felt compelled to take an L-Carnitine injection that he thought didn’t “sound legal” as Nike was reducing his payments. Ritz also said Alberto Salazar had him take thyroid medication to rev up his endocrine system for a race “instead just whatever was best for my health.” The report also indicates Tara Welling lied to investigators about ever being a patient of Dr. Brown and that Dr. Brown sent investigators altered medical records. When pressed about what sort of treatment she received from Dr. Brown, Welling cried and said, “I don’t know if Alberto did something to me.”
*MB: NY Times Article on Nike Oregon Project implicates Ritz and Farah
*Ken Goe’s Quick Takes From The Latest Story Alleging Doping Within Alberto Salazar’s NOP