Well Said

– The IAAF responding to the the open letter signed by Billie Jean King and the Women’s Sports Foundation which claimed the IAAF’s hyperandrogenism rules “continue the invasive surveillance and judgment of women’s bodies that have long tainted women’s sport.” What King and the WSF fail to realize is that without a simple non-invasive testosterone rule, you’ll soon have what is happening in Connecticut at the high school level happening all over the globe. Women that were men six months ago will be dominating all levels of women’s sport.

MB: The IAAF fires back at Billie Jean King and the WSF: “Without limits, (women’s sport) would cease to exist”

Week That Was

Damion Thomas at World JuniorsLRC Is It Good To Be A Young Phenom At World Juniors? Mexican And Indian 800 Records Fall, Bernard Lagat Still Has It, And Athletics World Cup Two Jamaican-Americans put on a show at World Juniors, Michael Norman joined a select club, Bernard Lagat still has it, and more.

The IAAF Is Not Discriminating Against Women

IAAF Responds To Open Letter From The Women’s Sports Foundation And Athlete Ally As they say in their statement, “The IAAF has been one of the foremost advocates for women’s sport for almost a century.” There are few sports out there that have as much sex equality as track and field.
*From Last Week: Women’s Sports Foundation And Athlete Ally’s Open Letter The most notable track athlete to sign the letter was Suzy Favor Hamilton. T&F women won’t speak out publicly due to fear of backlash, but we’re sure most support the IAAF’s new regulations.
*IAAF Hammering In Their Point: “IAAF Supports Push For Gender Equity In Leadership Positions”

Upcoming Action: Monaco Is Friday

The 1st Athletics World Cup *Results *TV & Streaming

MB: Official 2018 Athletics World Cup Discussion Thread

Are We Headed Towards An Age Of Shoe Doping?

Outside Magazine Asks An Interesting Question: Is It Fair For Runners To Compete In Prototypes? A recent IAAF rule change states “any type of shoe used [in competition] must be reasonably available to all in the spirit of the universality of athletics.” However, it doesn’t seem that they have any plans to ban the use of prototypes in races – something that athletes like Eliud Kipchoge and Galen Rupp have done recently with the Nike 4%.

Friday At World Juniors

Previous World Juniors News

Manangoi celebrates goldThursday: LRC George Manang’oi Wins Thrilling Men’s 1,500 At 2018 World U20 Championships As World Indoor Champ Samuel Tefera Fails To Medal (5th) This one lived up to the hype. The talent at the U20 level is so incredible the reigning World indoor gold medalist at the professional level failed to medal.
*MB: The men’s 1500 final at the U20 Champs lived up to the hype!! Manangoi 1, Ingebrigtsen 2. Tefera – no medal!!

Wednesday Was A Crazy Day Full Of Upsets At World Juniors

LRC 6 Reasons To Watch The IAAF World U20 Championships (AKA World Juniors) If rooting for the American 5k runner who has gone from college dropout to forklift operator to World Juniors all in the last year isn’t enough, we don’t know what is, but we’ve got 5 other great reasons to pay attention.

The Inaugural Athletics World Cup Is Saturday / Sunday

2018 Canadian Champs *Free Stream *Schedule / Results

Links A Human, Not An Algorithm, Found Interesting

Mary Cain Races *Results

Cain hanging on to the back 89 seconds into the raceLRC Mary Cain Winds Up A DNF In Her First Track Race In 2 Years Mary Cain‘s return to the track after a 2-year hiatus did not go well. Kiwi Camille Buscomb got the win in 8:45 as Elinor Purrier also set a PR for second. Other results included Sam Prakel winning the mile in 3:56.09 (Ben True was 6th in 3:57.83), Puerto Rico’s Ryan Sanchez beating Eric Sowinski over 800m (1:45.73 to 1:46.09), a 2:02.45 win from Laura Roesler in the 800 and Aussie Brett Robinson winning the 3,000 in 7:59.65 over Jordy Williamsz.

Pre-Race LRC Watch Mary Cain’s Return To Racing Over 3,000m In Ireland Today At 3:05 PM ET *Discuss

Sprint Stuff

More From The Weekend

2018 IAAF World Juniors *TV & Streaming *Results

Athletics World Cup Saturday Coverage

Doping News

Inspiring Record Attempt Or Too Good To Be True?

Screenshot from Dave Proctor's Outrunrare.com websiteGuest Column LRC Co-Founder Of Trans American Foot Race Has Doubts About Current Trans-Canada Record Attempt Jesse Dale Riley, who served on the crew for Al Howie when he set the Trans-Canada record in 1991, has some doubts about Dave Proctor‘s record attempt which is ongoing.
*MB: Cross-Canada record attempt, 7200K – 66 days. Current record by Al Howie 72 days 

Big Semenya News

Researchers: Study Used For New Hyperandrogenism Rules Had Flawed Data In It The IAAF has issued an update to its study as it admits the original study had 220 errors in it. However, the NY Times headline of “Did Flawed Data Lead Track Astray on Testosterone in Women?” is misleading as the researchers who found the flawed data believe if it had been accurate it might have been more convincing against Caster Semenya.

Interesting Reads

Interesting Reads

Previous World Jr Results

rhonex-kiprutoDay 1 PM: MB: Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto breaks CR to win 10,000 gold in 27:22 The man who earlier this year destroyed the Central Park and US All-Comers road 10k mark has lived up to his favorite status and won World Jr. 10,000 gold.
*Beatrice Chebet Of Kenya Wins Women’s 5,000 In Sprint Finish In 15:30.87 As Ethiopia Grabs Silver And Bronze

IAAF Recaps: Full Recap Of Day 1 At World Juniors *Women’s 5,000m Recap *Men’s 10,000m Recap
Photo by Charlie Crowhurst. © Getty Images for IAAF*Expected Shot Put Duel Between South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut And US’s Adrian Piperi Lives Up To The Hype Blignaut won by 1 centimeter as Piperi set a new US U20 record of 72-4.50 (22.06m).

Day 1 AM: Mouthwatering 1,500 Final For WU20s Is Set – Ingebrigtsen, Tefera And Soget All Win A 1,500 Heat American Cooper Teare also made final.
*George Manangoi Reveals After 1,500 Heat That He’s Recovering From Malaria But Still Thinks He Can Win Gold He said he didn’t feel good today.
*Jamaica’s Michael Stephens Runs 10.30 PR To Lead 100m Qualifiers

Recommended Read Legally Blind Jaryd Clifford Of Australia Finishes 8th In 1,500 Heat – Just Misses Final – Thanks To A Helping Hand From A Kiwi Clifford can only see directly in front of himself so he made friends with a Kiwi, who let him run strides just behind him, and then Clifford tracked him in the race.

A Slow Weekend In Terms Of Pro Action

European Athletics U18 Championships *Entries / Seeds *Results *Schedule

World U20 Champs Are Next Week In Finland


US Distance News

And Oregon’s New Coach Is …

ben-thomasLRC The University Of Oregon Names Ben Thomas – Formerly Of Virginia Tech – As Its New Distance Coach Additionally, Pete Watson (formerly of UVA) will be moving to coach the men’s distance runners at Texas.
*MB: 2018 College Track & Field Open Coaching Positions Discussion
*Register-Guard Article

Previous World Cup News

The US Has Lost A Legend

Recommended Read: Lindy Remigino, The 1952 Olympic 100 Champ, Dies At Age 87 Frank Litsky pays tribute with a great obituary to the man, who wasn’t the US champ or even the best sprinter on his Manhattan College track team but won Olympic 100 gold. Remigno went on to win 31 CT state titles as a high school coach in Hartford.
*Also Great: Hartford Courant: Lindy Remigino, Won 2 Olympic Gold Medals, Hartford Icon, Dies At 87

Wednesday’s Pro Results / News Of Note

Monday’s Results From Lucerne

Links That Caught Our Eye

Women In The News

LRC Content For The Weekend

cain_mary_boston_mayors_cup_2015_lotsbomLRC A More Mature Mary Cain Prepares To Return To Track Racing After 2 Years Away – 5 Takeaways From Cain’s Recent Podcast Appearance Next Sunday will mark two years since Mary Cain’s last track race. Find out what’s changed with Cain here.

Chelanga with wife Marybeth and son Micah after earning his U.S. citizenship in 2015 (Courtesy Sam Chelanga)LRC Why Sam Chelanga Retired From Running At Age 33 To Enlist In The U.S. Army You may have heard the story of pro runners joining the US Army so they can get US citizenship. What you haven’t heard is this story – Sam Chelanga‘s story – a pro runner giving up his running career so he can go the US Army’s Officer Candidate School.
*MB: Sam Chelanga retires