Week That Was

we-are-not-afraidLRC Why NCAA Regionals Should Not Be Cancelled, Jakob Ingebrigtsen Becomes The Youngest To Break 4:00* and Team USA Wins Its First Title at Bolder Boulder* We look at some crazy fast times at Regionals, plus the big American win and payday at Bolder Boulder.

adidas Boost Boston Games And Adrian Martinez Classic Are Thursday, Friday And Sunday In Boston Start Lists, Schedule And Streaming Info For Adrian Martinez Classic *Schedule, TV And Streaming For 2017 adidas Boost Boston

Brazier on a better day at HaywardLRC Big Weekend Of Track In Boston: 2017 Adrian Martinez & adidas Boost Boston Games Preview Boston is the PLACE TO BE this weekend as there are some great names entered in these two events. From sprint stars like Wayde van Niekerk, Yohan Blake, Tori Bowie, and Shaunae Miller-Uibo to mid-d and distance stars like Robby Andrews, Leo Manzano, Donavan BrazierDejen Gebremeskel, and Muktar Edris. Plus can HSer Casey Clinger break 4:00 in the mile?
*Deep Fields Set For Boys’ And Girls’ adidas Dream Miles At Boost Boston Games Two-time NXN champ Casey Clinger leads the boys’ race while the girls’ has the top 4 in the country, headed by Taylor Roe (4:45) and NXN champ Brie Oakley.
*A look at where 2013 Adidas Grand Prix Dream Milers are now – all 15 of the men are very good collegians
*US’s #1 HS sprinters Anthony Schwartz (10.15) and Symone Mason (11.24) will both be in Sundays Dream 100s

St Louis Festival Of Miles Is Tonight As Well HSer Reed Brown is hoping to break 4. It only costs $5 to attend but $30 to watch online on FT. *Start lists/Schedule

Non-African Distance News

Doping News: Farah Splitting From Salazar?

Shhh … The Pros Have Revealed A Few Secrets

Coburn at PreLRC Asbel Kiprop Tries The Steeple, Andrew Wheating & Clayton Murphy Are Training Buddies – What We Learned From Being In Eugene For The 2017 Pre Classic There are some things that can only be learned from being on the ground at a meet. Get the inside scoop from the 2017 Pre Classic, including learning what changes Emma Coburn is making in 2017 now that she’s being coached by Joe Bosshard and not Mark Wetmore/Heather Burroughs.

More Distance News That Makes The Cut

Maybe Everyone Should Train For The Multi

NOP Updates

43rd Hypo Meeting *Results

More Pre Classic Coverage

Industry / Admin 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.

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

Oregon News: King Ches Goes Pro

Jamaican Sprint Stuff

Behind-The-Scenes Look With Team New Balance Boston

Screenshot 2017-05-30 at 18.55.38LRC Workout Day With Team New Balance Boston Olympic Trials 6th placer Liz Costello and 5-time Swedish national champ Anna Silvander share a 3-minute video on what a workout day is like for them.

Pro Sprint/Field News

Monday Was Memorial Day In The US

Weekend Road Action

High School State Meet News

Great CityGames Manchester

Doping / Gender News

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:


Non-Pro Running News

BBC/ProPublica Take Another Look At Alberto Salazar And Dr. Jeffrey Brown

magness-dr-brown-salazar-nopBBC/ProPublica Dr. Brown Also Doctored Steve Magness’ Medical Records Magness has revealed that the records that Dr. Brown turned over to USADA do not match the ones that Dr. Brown gave him. Dr. Brown changed them to make it look like he gave Magness a full medical exam prior to giving him L-Carnitine.
*MB: BBC/ProPublica Strike Again – Dr. Jeffrey Brown also doctored Magness’ medical records before giving them to USADA

More Doping News:

NCAA Start Next Week

2017 Pre Classic *Results *Event Hub

Full Pre RESULTS  On one page.

Ronal Kwemoi Wins ItLRC Saturday Recap: Mo Farah Wins 5k, Ronald Kwemoi Impresses In Mile, Jakob Ingebrigtsen Becomes History’s Youngest Sub-4 Miler, Bowie Wins Dream 200 Ronald Kwemoi won the 1,500 and Mo Farah the 5,000. Could they clash at 5,000m at Worlds? Others winners were: Semenya in the 800, Kipyegon the mile, Tori Bowie with the big win at 200, Ronnie Baker the 100, and Christian Taylor went long in the triple as did Crouser in the shot. American distance runners were underwhelming today.

8th-gradeLRC Friday: A 14-Year-Old Sprint Star & New Steeple Star Arrive, Genzebe Dibaba Just Wins, Charlene Lipsey Keeps Excelling – Recap Of Joan Benoit Samuelson Night At Pre Fans didn’t see a world record but they got a nice start to a great weekend of track and field.
*MB: Official 2017 Prefontaine Classic discussion thread – Is this the best Pre meet ever?
*MB: Wow, Wow, Wow: 18 year old Cellphine Chespol stops to put on her shoe still runs 8:58.78 steeple

NCAA Regionals *East Results *West Results

Screenshot 2017-05-26 at 19.35.54LRC Texas A&M’s Fred Kerley Blasts 43.70 NCAA Record (w video) Move over, Quincy Watts. Kerley is the new NCAA record holder.
Discuss: Fred Fred Fred Kerley

African Road News: Kenyan World Marathon Squad Is Official

International Distance 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