We Feel Your Pain

– The Chicago Tribune‘s Phil Hersh (the last remaining Olympic writer at a major paper?) talking about how his love for track and field has been tested of late by recent scandal after recent scandal. In addition to the Nike Oregon Project / Alberto Salazar prescription drug abuse (at a minimum), Hersh cites Dennis Mitchell being employed by USATF, the Russian doping scandal and the doping scandals of Nike marathon stars Liliya Shobukhova and Rita Jeptoo plus other things like Justin Gatlin / Tyson Gay.

Alberto’s Response and ProPublica’s Response to That Response

Alberto’s Response Is Out!!!!!!!! Very lengthy. We have not had time to fully read it. Discuss here.

ProPublica Responds!!!!!

No TUE Needed To Play

LRC$200,015 LRC Running Warehouse USA Track Nationals Prediction Contest

The 2-year wait is over and national spots are on the line starting Thursday in Eugene. Make nationals way more interesting by playing in our $200,015 RunningWarehouse.com prediction contest with some great prizes, including a $250 RW gift certificate and the soon to be released New Balance Vazee. Plus perfect ballot bonuses of $2,015 to $200,015.

The Oregon Track Club Speaks On NOP Doping Allegations/ USAs

vin2LRC Vin Lananna: “… obviously saddened by all of this but in the end I feel confident it will be sorted out.” TrackTown USA – Vin Lananna discussed the Nike Oregon Project doping allegations for the first time and the successful run of events in Eugene in advance of the 2015 USA Championships.

Marra and EatonLRC World’s Greatest Athlete Ashton Eaton Doesn’t Even Take Flintstone Vitamins Because Of Doping Problems In Track And Field

otcLRC OTC’s Charles Jock, Ben Blankenship, Hassan Mead And Mark Rowland Talk USAs, Doping Controversy The Oregon Track Club’s Charles Jock (800), Ben Blankenship (1,500), Hassan Mead (5k/10k) and their coach Mark Rowland are focused on USAs and waiting to see what happens with the NOP doping investigation.
*Coaching Tip From Mark Rowland: “It’s not so much the 2 hours we see them but the 22 that we don’t.”

#Cleansport #Transparency #Leadership

LRCConvicted Doper Dennis Mitchell Is Now The Paid Head USA Relays Coach Hired By USATF National Office Without Input Of USATF High Performance Committee

USATF has quietly hired convicted doper Dennis Mitchell to lead the USA Relays program. Sadly, they are afraid to take ownership of the decision and have Dennis and Max Siegel discuss why Dennis is the best man to lead Team USA or have Dennis publicly account for his doping past.

2015 USAs Start Thursday *Schedule, Entries & Results *TV & Streaming

LRC Steeple Previews: Evan Jager & Emma Coburn Should Repeat; Can Collegians Colleen Quigley, Courtney Frerichs And Leah O’Connor Grab A Spot To Beijing? Emma Coburn and Evan Jager should win but the steeple is suddenly a very interesting event in the US.  Stephanie Garcia, Ashley Higginson, Colleen Quigley, Courtney Frerichs, and Leah O’Connor all have realistic dreams of competing in Beijing as do Stanley Kebenei, Dan Huling, Donn Cabral and Cory Leslie.

LRC 800s Previews: Ajee Wilson Leads A Loaded Women’s Field; Can Boris Berian Go From 1:48 To National Champ In Three Months? We feel very confident in predicting one thing about the 800s. Ajee Wilson and Boris Berian are going to Worlds. After that, it’s going to be a lot of fun seeing what happens.Might Nick Symmonds and Duane Solomon both be left home?

Steeple Previews Coming At 3pm ET Wed.

More Previews: LRC 1,500s *LRC 5,000s *LRC 10,000s *Sprint & Field Event Preview From RSpace: Shot Preview: Kovacs Looks To Repeat *Jumps / Vault Preview *Sprints / Hurdles Preview

Outside Coverage

Complete Coverage In Our 2015 USA Outdoor Special Section

Employee 1.0 Is Back With An Excellent Guest Column

LRCWhat A Surreal Scene - The 2015 Portland Track Festival - Where (Most Of) The US Distance Stars Came Out To Play

Alberto and Galen were notably absent but the stars were out in full force at the Portland Track Festival with Shannon Rowbury, Steve Magness, the Gouchers, Alan Webb, Kevin Hanson, Desi Davila, Mark Wetmore, Shalane Flanagan, Evan JagerChris Solinsky, and many more in attendance. Employee 1.0 is back to recount the surreal scene in light of the Nike Oregon Project Doping investigation.

LetsRun.com Sleuths Strike Again

LRCOuted By LetsRun.com Sleuths Yet Again - Abdelaati Iguider's Then-World-Leading 3:32.88 1,500 Was Run From The Wrong Start Line

History has shown that if you cheat in a marathon and don't run the full distance, you will be caught by the LetsRun.com nation. The same rule applies - even if you attempt the same feat in an internationally broadcast 1,500-meter race.

More Data=Better Shoes

runningshoesurveyLRC Real Reviews by Real Runners: A Better Running Shoe Site is Here Today the shoe buying process gets better with the beta release of the LetsRun.com Better Running Shoe site. See what shoes runners just like you are running in and which they like best. Want to see what shoes 6 foot 150 lb runners rate the best? You can do that. Want to see the top shoes for pronators training for a marathon? You can do that too. Click here to on the first step to a better running shoe

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:

LRC The Improved LRC Running Shoe Survey Is Back – Five 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