USAs Start Thursday

rw-hires-horizontal-dark-on-whiteLRC $200,018 Running Warehouse USAs Prediction Contest Get your picks in. $100 RW gift certificates and HOKA One One Cliftons to winner.

Lyles after winning the Diamond League 200m title in Brussels last yearLRC Feature Icon In The Making: Why Noah Lyles Could Be The Next Face Of Track & Field A natural showman and faster than Usain Bolt at age 20, is Noah Lyles the next face of track and field?
*MB: Is Noah Lyles the next face of track and field? 

LRC The 5 Things We’re Most Excited About For in The Men’s Events At The 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships We know it’s an off year but USAs are this week and we’re excited for it and try to get you excited as well by sharing our top 5 men’s highlights including a LOADED men’s 800. Plus can Evan Jager win his 7th straight and can Matthew Centrowitz win his 5th 1500 title?

Here We Go

Breaking: Caster Semenya Will Challenge IAAF’s New Rules On Hyperandrogenism Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright said in a statement that the legal challenge would be filed on Monday at the CAS in Lausanne. Semenya said, “I just want to run naturally, the way I was born. It is not fair that I am told I must change. It is not fair that people question who I am. I am Mokgadi Caster Semenya. I am a woman and I am fast.” *Discuss

Hope You Had A Good Father’s Day

Me And My Dad (An Essay By Trevor Dunbar) Dunbar recalls having the time of his life when he attended the 2004 Trials as a 7th grader with his Dad and his Dad’s friends. He got to meet Alberto Salazar, who quipped, “There’s no such thing as too many miles, kid.” *MB: Al Sal advice to 7th grader Trevor Dunbar: “There’s no such thing as too many miles, kid.”

International Action

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Ostrava Golden Spike *Results

More Long Jump News

Greg Rutherford Will Retire At The End Of The Year As Injuries Have Taken Their Toll: “I just don’t want to be in pain every day of my life.” His athletic career isn’t over as he’s hoping to become a pro cyclist. No joke.
*Greg Rutherford: London 2012 Long Jump Champion To Try Track Cycling After Track Retirement
*RR Tribute: Greg Rutherford Ends AGlorious Career As He Competed, Squeezing Every Last Drop From His Crumbling Body “In any other era, Greg Rutherford probably wouldn’t have been an Olympic champion. His winning mark of 8.31m in London would not have won gold in any other Games since Tokyo 1964, or set a world lead in any of the past 40 years. Had rivals Dwight Phillips and Irving Saladino been fit then it might not have been enough in 2012, either. But Rutherford possessed a determination which transformed him from a talented long jumper into a multiple champion.”

Mike Powell loans his 1991 WR singlet to Ostrava museum until Continental Cup takes place there at end of summer 

2018 Chorzow, Poland Diary: Brittney Reese Ends 2018 Season, Now Focus Is On Preparing For 2019 We are very confused by this. Who needs 10 months to get ready for 2019? *Discuss

Comrades Was Last Weekend But We Didn’t Have Space For It Up Top

ann-ashworth-do-not-use-except-smallRRW 2018 Comrades Recap: Bongmusa Mthembu Repeated, Ann Ashworth Pulled Off Upset In Women’s Race Ashworth, a 2:48 marathoner, was a surprise winner in the women’s race but the men’s race went according to form as Mthembu became the first guy to repeat since Stephen Muzhingi did in 2010-11.
*Amputee Runner Completes Comrades Marathon On His Crutches A wound prevented Xotani Luvuno from using his prosthetic, so he did it on crutches instead, completing the the 56-mile ultra in 15 hours, 50 minutes.
*MB: Comrades Marathon (Ultra Pace)

NCAA Updates

European News

2018 USATF Jr. Champs And New Balance Nationals Outdoors *Results *Free NBON Live Stream *NBON Entries

Day 3

Katelyn Tuohy Runs 4:33.87 High School Mile Record She dominated the race to win New Balance Outdoor Nationals by more than 15 seconds. Cain and Efraimson both ran faster indoors and on the combined indoor/outdoor 1500/mile combined list, Tuohy is now #7.
*MB: Tuohy 4:33!! New high school outdoor mile record
*Video Interview *Race Video
*MB: Katelyn who? 17-yr-old Irish girl – Sarah Healy – runs 4:09.25 for 1500m to destroy the Irish under-18 record 

Day 2

NCAA Champ Sammy Watson Edges HS Star Caitlin Collier For USATF Junior 800 Title It should be pointed out that the collegian Watson is 97 days younger than Collier.

Day 1

HSer James Mwaura Runs 14:00 To Move To #9 All Time In US HS History The Gonzaga recruit, who won the Brooks PR 2 mile last week in 8:48, ran the time at the Stumptown Twlight meet. The race was won by Diego Estrada in 13:33.
*Full Meet Results One other highlight was a 2:00.13 victory by Georgia Griffith in the 800.

It’s That Time Of The Year – Who’s Turning Pro?

Tremendous Matchup In Chicago

Galen Rupp & Mo Farah HomepageIt’s Official: Rupp Vs. Farah In 2018 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon With Pacers! link fixed We’ll find out how friendly the ex-training partners are on the streets of Chicago.
From The Archives: 5/28  Galen Rupp and Mo Farah: It’s more than you think!
*5/28 Okay so Mo actually does join Galen in Chicago, who wins?

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College News

Demolition Of Historic East Grandstand At Hayward Field Has Begun

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Ken Goe: Preliminary Work Begins On Demolition Of East Grandstand At University Of Oregon’s “Historic” Hayward Field Opponents say demolition is in violation of state law, UofO says everything is fine.

LRC  East Grandstand Supporters Issue Statement Saying Demolition Of Hayward Field Is Illegal Violation Of State Law “Noncompliance with ORS 358.653 constitutes a violation of state law, and so it is our opinion today’s work violates and invalidates the demolition permit issued by the City of Eugene for the Hayward Field Renovation Project.  The City permit office has been informed of our grave concern about the willful destruction of publicly owned historic property.”
*MB: Historic Hayward Field may soon be a thing of the past – Demolition of East Grandstands may have already begun 


Grandma’s Marathon

kellyn-taylolr-dont-use-twitter-grandmas@dad_williamsonMB Kellyn Taylor Wins 2018 Grandma’s Marathon In 2:24:28 – Moves To #7 All-Time On US List Taylor ran a slight negative split (72:30 first half) and won by nearly six minutes.

Distance News Of Note

An Inner Look At How USATF Operates

Screenshot 2018-06-12 at 11.40.38Memo Says Max Siegel Promised 2021 USATF Champs To Mt. SAC AFTER Pulling Out Of 2020 Trials Great reporting by Ken Stone. Meanwhile we’re one lawsuit away from Eugene not being ready for 2020 Trials.

Full Contract Between Mt. SAC And USATF For Hosting Olympic Trials Released Want to host the Trials? Come up with $3 million + all the expenses for the Trials.