2015 adidas GP Is Saturday In NYC *Schedule, Entries, Results *TV & Streaming (Starts 12 ET)

LRC Preview Usain Bolt Races In The U.S. For The 1st Time Since Breaking The 100m WR In 2008 & David Rudisha Returns To The 800 After Injury Storylines abound in New York. Duane Solomon is one of several Americans who will face Rudisha, while the women’s 800 includes Brenda Martinez and Ajee WilsonBen True and Nick Willis take on top talents Hagos GebrhiwetDejen Gebremeskel and Thomas Longosiwa in the men’s 5,000. Plus Grant Fisher goes in the Dream Mile and Mary Cain runs the 1,000 in her first race since taking a break from NOP.

NYC: Former NY Giants Running Back David Wilson Competing In The TJ At adidas Grand Prix He hasn’t competed since he finished 6th at NCAAs in 2011 while at Virginia Tech.
*Provisional Start Lists For adidas GP

Very Cool: Nick Willis Loses Road Mile To Four High Schoolers In Michigan Willis was running the mile while the high school team ran a 4 x 440y. They ran 3:56 to Willis’ 3:58.

Mo Farah Tells BBC He Is Feeling “More Upbeat” Since Initial Press Conference About Alberto Salazar Doping Scandal On Facebook, Farah added an extra apology about pulling out of the Birmingham DL meet.

Saturday And Sunday: Bolt At The adidas GP And Will The NOP Show At Portland Track Festival?

Deep Fields Including Many NOP Athletes Set For Portland Track Festival Women’s 5,000: Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Jordan Hasay. Men’s 5,000: Chris Derrick, Bobby Curtis, Cam Levins. Men’s 1,500: Galen Rupp, Will Leer, Garrett Heath, Evan Jager. Shannon Rowbury listed in 1,500 and 800. Andy Bayer and Sara Hall in the steeples. Ben Blankenship, Pat Casey, Lopez Lomong in men’s 800. Men’s 10K has Jake Robertson, Japan NOP member Osako Suguru.
*Rupp Out Of Portland Track Festival

Pre 2015 NCAA Outdoors News *Results / Schedule *TV / Streaming

Live Now: MB: Official 2015 NCAA Outdoor T&F Live Discussion Thread

hollowayhenryLRC  The Least Boring Press Conference Ever: Top NCAA Coaches Robert Johnson, Chris Bucknam, Mike Holloway, Pat Henry, Lance Harter Talk State Of NCAA Track And Field Pre-meet coaching press conferences are normally very boring but this one was more interesting than notes as the coaches took a few shots at Track Town USA or being the permanent host and at the new men’s and women’s only format. *AP Recap
*MB: The Least Boring Press Conference Ever: Top NCAA Coaches Talks State of NCAA Track 

M Long-Distance Preview LRC Edward Cheserek And Eric Jenkins Will Dominate – The Question Is Will They Battle Each Other To The Line Or Cross Holding Hands? Oregon’s Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins are the favorites to go 1-2 in the 5,000 and 10,000 at NCAAs. But will they race all-out against each other? And can anyone like Jason Witt, Kemoy Campbell, Justyn Knight, Patrick Tiernan or Thomas Awad  possibly break them up?

M Mid-D/Steeple Preview LRC Cristian Soratos And Jordan Williamsz Lead A Wide-Open 1,500; Anthony Rotich & Stanley Kebenei To Duel In Steeple; Will NCAA Champs Brandon McBride Or Edward Kemboi Emerge In A Loaded Men’s 800? We’re not sure if there will be drama in the 5 and 10 but these races should more than make it up for it. The 800, where NCAA champs Brandon McBride and Edward Kemboi lead the way, is the deepest 800 in years at the NCAA level. Cristian Soratos vs. Jordan Williamsz is must-watch drama in the 1,500 as is the Stanley Kebenei vs. Anthony Rotich battle in the steeple.

W Long-Distance Preview LRC NCAA Champs Emma Bates & Dominique Scott To Battle In 10,000; 5 NCAA Champs Including Emily Sisson And Kate Avery To Battle In 5,000 With 5 NCAA champs battling in a single race, the women’s 5,000 promises to be a great way to end the distance action at the 2015 NCAA champs.

W Mid-D/Steeple Preview LRC Shelby Houlihan & Leah O’Connor Eye Repeats; Natoya Goule Goes For NCAA Title #4 In Stacked Women’s 800 Leah O’Connor will look to be the first woman to repeat in the steeple since Jenny Barringer in 2009. Shelby Houlihan will look to be just the third woman in history to win back-to-back NCAA titles in the 1,500. Natoya Goule has won 3 NCAA titles but she faces a LOADED field.

*Expert Men’s Picks
*Expert Women’s Picks


Full Coverage In Our 2015 NCAA Special Section

 More NCAA Coverage 

Field Event News

Reeva Steenkamp’s Parents Not Happy About Oscar Pistorius’ Early Release From Prison “Incarceration of 10 months for taking a life is simply not enough. We fear that this will not send out the proper message and serve as the deterrent it should.”

For Your Reading Pleasure

earpieceTrackTown USA Keeps Pushing Envelope – Fans Can Get Radio Receivers With Commentators For NCAAs Good idea. We think they should have commentators for the track events too.

Video Of Sally Pearson Breaking Her Wrist

Mid-Week Excitement In The USA *Adrian Martinez Recap

LRC Grant Fisher Breaks 4:00 – Runs 3:59.38 To Become 6th American High Schooler To Break 4 In Mile Fisher, who is more than a year younger than Matthew Maton, is now officially a total stud. Two-time Foot Locker champ and a sub-4 miler at 18 and 44 days.

LRC Abbey D’Agostino Takes Down Desi Linden In 5k, Robby Andrews Crushes The Mile Field – Full Recap Of 2015 Adrian Martinez Classic Plus, have you ever heard of Hannah FieldsJonathan Gault has gone above and beyond the call of duty with this 3,600-word recap.
*MB: ROBBY ANDREWS IS BACK, BABY!! Crushes the field at the 20125 Adrian Martinez Classic
*LRC: Post-Race Interviews With Kyle Merber, Desi Linden, McKayla Fricker, Nicole Tully, Ryan Martin, Reed Connor, Hannah Fields, and Robby A and Abbey D

 Twitter Reaction 

LRCRunning Pros Respond On Twitter To Nike Oregon Project Doping Allegations

Matt Centrowitz thought it was a yawning matter, but no one else did, including Paula Radcliffe, Dai Greene, Nick Willis, Lornah Kiplagat and many others.

 The World Reacts 

Sprints, Jumps And Throws

Sad News

The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On LetsRun.com Is … Not Made Anymore … The Nike Pegasus+ 30 Thousands of you filled out our detailed running shoe survey in the fall and more of you ran in the Nike Pegasus+30 than any other shoe. Only problem is all of you need to find a new shoe, help us out below:

runningshoesurveyLRC The Improved LRC Running Shoe Survey Is Back – Three Minutes To A Better Running Shoe The running shoe buying process sucks and we want to improve it with data. We took your reviews from the fall, made a running shoe beta site, and have improved our survey to ask you what shoe your previously ran in. We now need more reviews from you on the latest shoes.

3 World XC Getty Images Photo Galleries:
1) Pro Photos From Getty Images
2) New Rojo’s Women’s Photos
3) New Rojo’s Men’s Race Photos

Round II – ProPublica, David Esptein And The BBC Strike Again

AndrogelEpstein: More Athletes Say Track Coach Alberto Salazar Broke Drug Rules Three more former NOP athletes have come forward since the initial story broke detailing what they think was inappropriate prescription drug use by coach Salazar.

BBC: Salazar Admitted In His Own Autobiography That He Coached Mary Slaney Salazar has reportedly denied he was coaching Slaney when she tested positive.

MB: *Epstein: More athletes come forward about Salazar
*Salazar lied about not coaching Mary Slaney, and the BBC has the goods
*Alberto Salazar Told Mo Farah He Wasn’t Coaching Mary Slaney When She Tested Positive

NCAAs Thursday *Photo Gallery

Yeah baby.Day 2: LRC Women’s 10,000m Final: Notre Dame’s Molly Seidel Wins A Crazy, Crazy Race  Defending champ Emma Bates blew the race open and opened a 40-meter lead in one lap with 3 to go. A lap later she had lost the lead to Molly Seidel, the former Foot Locker champ, who became Notre Dame’s first 10,000m champ.

Screenshot (775)LRC Women’s 800, 1,500 And Steeple Prelim Recaps: The Big Favorites Move On To Set Up Some Great Finals The favorites got the jitters out but there were a few notable casualties, including Iona’s Rosie Clarke.

Day 2 Chatter On The Fan Forum

Day 2 Photo Gallery
Molly Seidel

Outside Coverage:

ncaalogoFull Coverage In Our 2015 NCAA Special Section

 Political Stuff 

Day 1 NCAAs

Oregon Civil War Round II
There was certainly some tension after this one between Edward Cheserek (l) and Eric Jenkins (r).LRC Men’s 10,000: Oregon’s Edward Cheserek Kicks It In To Win Over Teammate Eric Jenkins In Race Where The Pre-Race Plan Was To Finish Together (Updated with photos) Everyone fully expected the Oregon studs to go 1-2. The question was – would they battle it out or finish together? Eric Jenkins said the plan was to finish together but Edward Cheserek kicked it in for the win – a loss which Jenkins doesn’t fully acknowledge: “I don’t actually chalk this up as a real loss.”
*LRC Archives From Indoors: Civil War I: That was F***ing awesome – Oregon Civil War – Jenkins FTW!! Edward Cheserek is human!! (Wait: Ches says he let Jenkins win!)

Women’s News: The University Of Portland’s Tansey Lystad Is Ready To Make Her Move In The NCAA 5K Lystad says she was “star-struck” when she made NCAAs last year, but after finishing 15th in XC, she says, “Why can’t I be one of the best in the nation?”

Day 1 On The Boards:   MB: Eric Jenkins pissed off at Ches?
MB: Cristian Soratos: “I don’t like how distance running has become a jog and sprint fest …”
MB: Official 2015 NCAA Outdoor T&F Live Discussion Thread

ncaalogoFull Coverage In Our 2015 NCAA Special Section

RIP 1964 Olympic Sprint Champion And NFL Player Henry Carr Carr had an amazing career setting a 200 WR at 20 years old, winning the 1964 Olympic 200 and 4 x 400 after barely making the team and playing for the NY Giants.

Grant Fisher Is USATF Athlete Of The Week After Going Sub-4 “The four-minute barrier was kind of becoming a burden on me, so to have that out of the way and have these races coming up, my goals are to get in there and compete.”

Early Week Track Action

Salazar Responds; Farah’s Blood Being Analyzed

Two Assistants – Two Totally Different Views

Mid-D Stuff

Birmingham DL Sunday *Results

Live Birmingham Thread

LRC Recap: Javelin And 200 Highlight As Hassan And Amos Get First DL Wins Of Year And Lagat Masters 1,500 WR The biggest news was Mo Farah pulling out of the meet before hand, but on the track there was a thrilling women’s 200m, in the infield one of the best javelins ever, and in the distances, Hassan and Amos picked up their first DL wins of the year and Bernard Lagat another masters WR in one of his least impressive runs of the year.

Should Juliu's Yego's throw counted? Not according to our analysis using a free online photo editor.LRC Fair Or Foul?  Should Julius Yego’s 91.39m Monster Javelin Throw Have Counted In Birmingham? Our analysis using a free online photo editor shows it should be a foul, but Jesse Squire tells you why it counted.

Mo Farah Spoke At Saturday’s Press Conference And We Learned A Lot *Discuss

Angry Mo Farah Wants Answers Over Alberto Salazar’s Doping Allegations And Reveals A Lot He said he has never been on thyroid medication, will sit down with Alberto face-to-face, speak with Steve Magness and others in the documentary, and also make his blood values public to show he has nothing to hide. We’d also like him and the entire NOP to release the list of supplements they admit to taking when they are drug tested. The sports “grey area” may need to change.

LRCSub-Four Win For Jenny Simpson, The Steeple Is For The Taking For The Americans, Crazy Fall In Women's Hurdles - 2015 Rome Women's Recap

Jenny Simpson left it late but got her fifth straight win in a 1,500 at a DL meet. Super impressive.

LRCRome Men's Recap: Gatlin 9.75, Aman Over Amos Again, Kejelcha Is The Real Deal

The Justin Gatlin, Mo Aman and Yomif Kejelcha trains kept rolling.

Full Coverage In Our Rome Special Section

 Asian Champs 

The Week That Was – Our Weekly Recap

WTWMo Farah Earns Our Respect, Big 1,500 PRs For Kyle Merber And Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman's Big Rebound, Meb's Masters Debut And Gallowalking To Comrades Glory

What a week. We give you "10 People That Had A Good Week" and the list includes Jeff Galloway, Meb Keflezighi, Ben True, Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman, Anastasiya Bazdyreva, Kyle Merber, Mo FarahEmily Chebet and Mary Cain. Yes, Mary Cain. Plus we break down the winners and losers from the NCAA Regionals, mourn the loss of "blue-collar" running legend Pat Petersen, and explain to you why Alexa Efraimson has zero shot at the World Junior record.

LRCVin, Mo, Galen, Alberto, Alexa And Justin: Six Thoughts On Prefontaine

Wejo wraps up his thoughts from Eugene about Pre.

Distance News

Olso Diamond League *Watch On Demand *Results

Live Thread

Pieter-Jan Hannes after his national record.LRC 50th Bislett Games Recap: Asbel Kiprop Wins The Dream Mile, Genzebe Dibaba Comes Up Short In 5,000 WR Attempt, And The HJ Fizzles Asbel Kiprop got the big win in the Dream Mile as the world record attempts in the women’s 5,000m, men’s HJ, and even the men’s mile all came up well short.

Screenshot (748)LRC Women’s 1,500: Laura Muir Becomes First Brit To Win A Diamond League 1,500 As Her Brave Front-Running Gets Rewarded Since the Brits are our #2 source of traffic, she gets her own article. We’re still looking for the Brits to make a thread super hot on their own. OTB: Laura MF Muir

Saturday In NYC

 Olympic News 

A Look At What WADA Sanctions Alberto Salazar Would Be Facing If The ProPublica / BBC Allegations Are Found To Be True

AndrogelCorrection – LRC Alberto Salazar Potentially Faces Lifetime Ban From Sport If Allegations In BBC / ProPublica Investigation Are Found To Be True WADA Has A 10 Year Statute Of Limitations So Alberto Salazar And Galen Rupp Would Face No WADA Ban If They Doped When Rupp Was In High School We reached out to WADA to seek clarifications on what type of punishment Alberto Salazar would face if the allegations are found to be true by USADA. The results are interesting. Salazar can’t be banned by WADA for giving Kara Goucher a prescription drug she didn’t have a prescription for; he could be potentially banned for “a minimum of two years” and “up to four years” for coaching Galen Rupp on how to get an IV drip; and he would get off scot free if he doped Rupp with testosterone in high school due to WADA’s 10-year statute of limitations.

Register Guard front pageMini-WTW Reactions From A Variety Of Sources Around The Globe To The Alberto Salazar / Nike Oregon Project Doping Allegations The world has been awash with a wide variety of responses over the last week to the Alberto Salazar doping allegations. We quickly hand out awards for our favorites as we hand out awards for our “Email Of The Week,” “Tweet Of The Week,” “Dumbest Reponse Of The Week,” “Picture Message Of The Week,” and “Message Board Posts Of The Week.”

Salazar Updates

 Controversial News 

Weekend Action

Good Read: Garry Hill: “The best part about going to a track meet is visiting with your like-minded friends.” “Being a hard-core track fan, after all, makes you a part of a very small fraternity. (Maybe we should develop a secret handshake!)”

Young Guns Making News

 Nike Doping Scandal On The Message Board: 

Big Doping News *Miss The Broadcast? Here’s How To Watch The BBC In The US

Have drugs been instrumental to the success of the Nike Oregon Project?

LRC Everything You Want To Know About The BBC Nike Oregon Project Doping Documentary If You Didn’t See It The show had multiple anti-doping allegations against Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp, and that the Nike lab advocated for or was aware of testosterone usage by Nike athletes.
*MB: Former American Record Holder George Malley corroborates John Stiner’s allegation that androgel was in the NOP training camp Malley says Salazar admitted it to him in 2013.
*Shoot The Messenger: Alberto Salazar And Galen Rupp Issue Statements Saying They Believe in Clean Sport And Criticize The Journalism Of The “Reporters” Salazar’s response was especially cheeky as he referred to David Epstein and Mark Daly as “reporters.” ProPublica and the BBC are about as respected as it gets in the journalism world. David Epstein is definitely a reporter – his past work helped expose A-Rod and Lance. *Message Board Poster Analyzes Statements Of Rupp And Salazar

Must Read: ProPublica Investigation Alleges Anti-Doping Violations By Alberto Salazar David Epstein, author of Sports Gene, has been working on this piece for a few years. A great read alleging possible anti-doping violations by Alberto Salazar and even Galen Rupp.  Epstein teamed up with BBC reporter Mark Daly to take a look inside the NOP. Steve Magness, Kara Goucher and Adam Goucher all speak on the record –  other former NOP athletes speak without using their names.  The BBC aired a one hour show on doping last night as well. Miss The Broadcast? Here’s How To Watch The BBC In The US

albertogalenLRC Rojo’s Five Quick Thoughts On David Epstein’s Nike Oregon Project Investigation David Epstein‘s piece is a great read, this could be just the beginning as it is time for more people to speak on the record and for Nike to investigate its own house. Plus Matt Centrowitz‘s tweet on this is embarrassing.

Competitor Q&A With David Epstein On Nike Oregon Project Allegations

David Epstein/BBC Investigation Talk On The Message Board
 Former Team Members Accuse Famed Coach Alberto Salazar Of Breaking Drug Rules (official thread)
*Impressions of BBC TV Panorama Program on Alberto Salazar/Doping and Adam Goucher Comment: “That’s Almost Child Abuse”
*What is going through Mary Cain’s Parents heads right now?
*Centro not holding back on twitter

*Rupp on Testosterone since high school !
Are letsrun’s “trolls” still considered trolls… They are ALWAYS right.