LRCUSATF Does It Again: Dennis Mitchell, Convicted Doper, Your Head Sprint Coach For World Relays

Eight years after USATF accidentally appointed convicted doper Dennis Mitchell (of the "five bottles of beer and sex with his wife at least four times" excuse) to be a USA National Team coach, USATF has done it again, but this time for real with the full backing of the USATF national office. 

 USADA Responds To Drummond 

USADA Says The Lawsuit Filed By Jon Drummond Is “Baseless” A USADA spokesperson said, “Mr. Drummond’s baseless lawsuit against the US Anti-Doping Agency is an effort to circumvent the mandatory arbitration process established to protect the rights of all clean athletes, coaches and the integrity of competition.”

Two Huge Comeback Races: Mary Keitany And David Rudisha

 NCAA News 

 Tyson Gay Drama Continues 

Week That Was

LRCSome Ridiculous NCAA Performances, Analyzing Emma Coburn, Calling Foul On Greg Rutherford, And Sports Gene Proven To Be True

It was a crazy week as Emma Coburn got a huge DL win, Courtney Okolo set the NCAA 400m record but may not be the best 400m runner on her team, Kennedy Kithuka and Erin Finn dominated, Trayvon Bromell ran 9.77 and Nick Arciniaga ran in a spiderman suit.

Diamond League #2 – Shanghai DL Was Sunday *Full Results *TV/Streaming Info

LRC Miss The Meet? You Can Watch The Meet In Its Entirety On Deman For Free In US Legally (Free For 48 Hours) Or For $10/Month

Emma Coburn gapsWSteeple: LRC Emma Coburn Pulls A Meb: Gaps The Field Early, Runs PR And Stunningly Wins The Steeple In her first steeple of the year, Coburn was brilliant as she ran a PR and got a convincing victory.
*Emma Coburn pulls a Meb – gaps field early and shockingly wins Shanghai DL *EMMA MF COBURN!!!

W1,500: LRC Abeba Aregawi Wins  In 3:58, Jenny Simpson Nearly Breaks 4:00, Runs Second-Fastest Time Of Her Career Not a great day for Treniere Moser and Morgan Uceny. *4:00.4 for Jenny Simpson – Incredibly smart race!!

Stupidity 2#EPICFail M800: LRC Taoufik Makhloufi Sticks Out Tongue And Arms Celebrating His 800m “Win” And Loses As A Result Makhloufi snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as an emerging star, Robert Biwott, arrived from Kenya. The Americans Johnson, Mulder and Sowinski, all struggled. *Hahahah MackDaddy LOSES while celebrating!!!! *Makhloufi What a Jackass

Full Coverage, Including Pre-Meet News, Can Be Found In Our Shanghai Diamond League Special Section

LRCWorld Relay Notes: "We're from the US and we Never Race for 2nd", Leo To Anchor 4x1500, Forget About Mixed Sex Relays and More

Some interesting tidbits at the presser in advance of the first World Relays. Leo Manzano reminds us there is nothing better than being on a college team.

LRCMen's 4 X 1,500: A Kenyan Team For The Ages Goes For The World Record, The US Battles Ethiopia For Silver

Please pause and appreciate how SPECIAL this Kenyan men's team is. Their 1,500 PRs convert to an average of 3:46.10 miles per man - faster than Alan Webb's American record. 15:04 for 4 x mile. 

LRCWomen's 4 X 1,500: Expect A World Record From Kenya And A Silver From The US Women

Mary Cain, Jenny Simpson and Treniere Moser aren't racing but the US women are very much still in the hunt for silver.

Eunice Sum wins goldLRC Women’s 4 X 800 Preview: Can The US Women Take Down Eunice Sum And Kenya And Win Gold? Kenya has the best anchor, but the US has Chanelle Price, Ajee Wilson and Brenda Martinez. What wins out? *MB: Can the US win gold?

Solomon after 800 heat in MoscowLRC Men’s 4 X 800 Preview: Can The US Men With Duane Solomon Take Down An Inexperienced Kenyan Squad? The US is led by the best guy in the field on paper, 1:42.72 man Duane Solomon. Kenya is led by a 17-year-old who has never raced on the pro circuit and only broken 1:48 twice in his life. Big USA advantage, right? Think again. *MB: Can the US win gold?*MB: Is this the most entertaining 800 ever run?

 Other News 

US Distance Runners In The News

LetsRun Experiences The Craziness Known As Bay To Breakers *Crazy Costume Photos

 Other Upcoming Distance Action 

Beijing IAAF World Challenge Meet *Full Results

Justin GatlinRecap Of Beijing’s IAAF World Challenge Meet: Justin Gatlin’s 9.86 100 Win HighlightsIn the 800, Andrew Olivier ran 1:44.88 to beat Erik Sowinski (1:45.68) as Teng Haining set a Chinese NR in 4th place (1:46.32). Paul Kipsiele Koech won the steeple in 8:06.04 and Rababe Arafi the 1,500 in 4:02.71 over Gudaf Tsegay (4:02.83). Ana Simic improved her HJ world lead to 1.98m and Brianna Rollins ran 12.58 in the 100H to tie the world lead. Veronica Campbell-Brown won the 100 (11.14).
*Photo: US Sprinter Tiffany Townsend Falls During Beijing IAAF World Challenge 100m
*SA’s Olivier Talks About His 800 Win: “The [fast] times will come. I was in control of the race and that was the goal.”
*MB: Gatlin 9.86 in Beijing, 2014

 Pre Classic Keeps Getting Better 

UK News: Mo Farah Pulls Out Of Bupa London 10K

 Wetmore Speaks 

LRCMark Wetmore Talks About Emma Coburn's Big Win, Jenny Simpson's Four-Flat And What The Future Holds For Ben Saarel

Wetmore gave his star steepler splits to hit 9:19 and that's what she did. The expected PR came with an unexpected bonus - victory. Plus what is Jenny Simpson focusing on? And what will Ben Saarel run at NCAAs?

2014 Oxy HP Complete Coverage *MB Thread  *Video *2014 Results