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Runner World's Sarah Lorge Butler is reporting that FBI agents "recently interviewed a high-ranking official within USATF, who has knowledge of the organization’s finances, outside his home" and that a grand jury subpoena has been served. Remember, USATF under head Max Siegel paid two ex-Nike employees more than $20 million to negotiate a no-bid 20+year endorsement deal with Nike.
*Ex-board member Lauren Fleshman welcome federal probe of USATF and asks if Siegel will step down “Is there a plan to suspend Max Siegel while this investigation is going on? [If they don’t], it’s quite a double standard," said Fleshman who noted Vin Lananna had to step down when he was being investigated.
*MB: Nike-USATF-Siegel Subject of a Federal Criminal Investigation

Week That Was
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European XC Champs Are Next Weekend

His older brother Filip is also racing.

RIP To Three Former Champions

62-year-old King and another 60-year-old pulled guns and fired at each other after having an argument in front of a house in Bessemer, AL. The two reportedly knew each other.

US Half Champs

Conner Mantz is not resting on his NCAA xc title laurels. He appeared on the LRC Friday 15 SC podcast and not only revealed he may do this weekend's USATF Half Marathon champs, but that he may try and break Ryan Hall's 59:43 American record.
Conner Mantz may try and break Ryan Hall's American record in the half marathon THIS weekend

HS XC Action

Congrats to Gavin Sherry for breaking Donn Cabral's VCP course record to win the NE and to Sahil Dodda, from the alma mater of the Brojos, who got second in the South. *Dyestat

Their top 4 went out in 4:32. In the end, Colin Sahlman ran 14:26 as their 5th man was 7th in 15:11. *MilesplitCA

Distance News
Thanksgiving Special

Orton and Mantz joined the LRC crew for a special edition of the Friday 15 LetsRun.com Track Talk Podcast. Listen in player above or here on your favorite podcast app.