LRC Listen On Demand To Thursday’s Live Monaco Preview LRC Track Talk Show (or download to itunes) We broke down Friday’s amazing distance action – plus we had Mike Rossi and Kara Goucher talk. 

The Integrity Of The Sport Is At Stake – Mike Rossi Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Have Been DQed From The 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon

LRC Investigates Lehigh Valley Got It Wrong: The Evidence Is Conclusive: Mike Rossi – The Viral Boston Marathon Dad – Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Never Have Been On The Starting Line In Boston In April, Mike Rossi gained international fame for his snarky response to a letter from his kids’ principal scolding him for taking them out of school for several days to watch Boston. A investigation has revealed that Rossi’s principal was correct, the kids should never have been in Boston as the evidence is conclusive – their father didn’t legitimately qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon. How confident are we that Rossi cut the course when he “ran” his 3:11:45 BQ qualifier at Lehigh Valley? Extremely. We’ll pay Mike Rossi $10,000 if he qualifies again in the next 12 months – and the qualifying time is 13+ minutes slower – 3:25.
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? 

monaco2015 Monaco Is Friday *Schedule, Entries, Results *TV & Streaming (2pm ET) *2014 LRC Coverage

LRC Monaco Preview: What A Meet – Mo Farah & Genzebe Dibaba Drop Down To Face Loaded 1,500 Fields; Souleiman Vs. Amos Vs. Aman At 800; A Loaded Women’s Steeple + Caleb Ndiku Tries Not To Fall Oh baby, what a meet. Hopefully, you work at a place that has a flexible summer schedule where you get Friday off as you don’t want to miss this one. All of the distance action is great but the 1,500s are worth more than the price of admission alone – with Genzebe DibabaJenny SimpsonSifan Hassan and Mo FarahAsbel Kiprop, Taoufik MakhlhoufiMatthew Centrowitz and Leo Manzano. The field/sprint action includes PPP vs. Christian Taylor vs. Marquis Dendy in the TJ and Justin Gatlin vs. Tyson Gay in the 100. *IAAF Preview: Mouth-Watering Clashes On Tap

Full Coverage in our Monaco DL Special Section.

Distance Stuff

Mid-D News

Admin / Politics

U-23 Champs And More European Action *U23 Champs Results

More Distance Stuff

2015 Barcelona *Results *Race Video

35411Wow LRC Genzebe Dibaba Runs 3:54.11 For 1,500 In Barcelona – The Fastest Time In The World Since 1997 Jenny Simpson fans, it’s time to start praying that Dibaba doesn’t double at Worlds as she just ran the fastest 1,500 since 1997. Also Ayanleh Souleiman put up a 1:43.08 world leader in the men’s 800. *Video
*MB: Genzebe Dibaba just ran 3:54.11 for 1500 in Spain! 

More Big News From Wednesday

USA Women Clean Up In Liege, Belgium *Full Results *Meet Website

International Meeting De Liege: LRC Victories And PRs For Alexa Efraimson And Rachel Schneider Schneider won the 1,500 in 4:07.88 while Mary Cain made big improvements on her SB with 4:09.08 in 4th. Efraimson got the 800 victory in 2:01.11. Bahrain’s Abraham Rotich won the men’s 800 in 1:45.81 as NCAA champion Edward Kemboi was 3rd (1:46.94). *Discuss
*MB: Efraimson and Cain still dodging each other

Coaching News In The US And Russia: Lananna Gets 2016 Gig

Our Weekly Recap Is Back

WTW Nike Is Correct – Actions Speak Louder Than Words In Regards To Doping, Meet The Family That Soon Will Have Three Sub-4 Milers, We Say Goodbye To A Coaching Legend And Hello To African 43-Second 400 Runners, And Is Scott Jurek’s New WR “Soft”? After a summer hiatus, The Week That Was is back. We do our best to avoid talk of the Nike Oregon Project doping investigation but can’t help but criticize Nike and Mo Farah‘s reaction to it. All of that plus praise for Genzebe Dibaba, Alexa Efraimson, Kerri Gallagher, Eric Jenkins, Lopez Lomong and Amel Tuka.

News From The UK

Other Distance Stuff

Kenyan National Champs Are In The Books *Distance Results

World University Games *Results

Distance Works: SPIKES Talks To South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk After His Breakout 400 Performance From Paris DL, Where He Won In 43.96 Interestingly, he says he does repeats of 800m to 1,000m, although he describes them as “a drag and torture.”

2015 Lausanne DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming *2014 Coverage


Screenshot (344)Men’s Recap: LRC Mo Farah Dominates & Nijel Amos (1:43.27) Takes Down David Rudisha Running in his first race since the NOP doping investigation became public, Mo Farah celebrated his win as if he’d won a World title while Nijel Amos won a big battle in the men’s 800 but limped off the track injured. Justin Gatlin won the awesome men’s 100 battle over Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell.
MB: More Mo Farah – Andy Vernon drama – Farah tells Vernon to “F*** off” after Lausanne win 

Update: LRC After Fall In Lausanne, Caleb Ndiku Has To Go To Hospital, Receives 3 Staples And Will Miss Some Training, Still Hoping To Race In Monaco

Women’s Recap: LRC Jenny Simpson And Emma Coburn Have To Settle For 3rd As Sifan Hassan (4:02.36) & Virginia Nyambura (9:16.99) Grab Wins In 1,500, Steeple Hassan was far and away the best over the final 100 as she won over Faith Kipyegon (4:03.38) while Simpson was third in 4:03.54. Nyambura won for the third time in four DL races with Coburn running 9:20.67 for third. Switzerland’s Selina Büchel won the non-DL 800 (2:01.68) while Dawn Harper-Nelson (12.55 100H) and Allyson Felix (22.09 200) also grabbed wins.

Outside Coverage: 

Lausanne On The Message Board:

Full Coverage In Our 2015 Lausanne DL Special Section

Upcoming: Bolt Will Be Back At It In London

Excellent Guest Column

LRC Dealing With Depression: How I Got Past Suicidal Thoughts While Running In College For a while, life didn’t feel real to Nico Composto – it existed entirely in his head. Might a fall from the 12th floor window make all the pain go away? Thankfully, Composto realized that suicide wasn’t the answer. He shares his powerful story of how he overcame suicidal thoughts out of a desire to help others.

 Goucher Will Not Reveal More Publicly 

Goucher in New York after the 2011 NYC Half

Kara Goucher Issues A Statement – “I firmly stand by all my statements. It was because of the illegal actions that occurred at the Oregon Project under Alberto Salazar that I chose to leave the group … Any new knowledge will be shared to USADA alone.” Kara Goucher issued a statement today saying she will not publicly share more information about the Nike Oregon Project investigation in order to clear her name as she previously said she would do. Instead she will only share info with USADA.
On The Boards: Goucher releases statement: Further evidence will only be shared with USADA

Mid-Week Action *Lucerne Results

World Youth Champs Start Today In Colombia *Schedule / Live Results / Start Lists *Meet Website *Event-By-Event Previews

Sprint News

Weekend Track/Road Action *Madrid Results *Edmonton Results *Boilermaker

Track At Pan American Games Starts Saturday *Meet Website *Schedule/Results

Boston 2024 Claim Latest Poll Figures Show Increase In Support For Olympic Bid Within Massachusetts However, polls specifically within Boston show more than 50% opposition.

Mid-Week Action In Italy, Ireland & Hungary – Cork City Sports Meet *Results *Free Video Replay *Full Lignano, Italy Results

Lignano, Italy *MB: Kerri Gallagher Is Going To Worlds – Runs 5-Second PR (4:03.56) – Efraimson 4:05 Gallagher had a 4:09 PR prior to USAs.
*MB: Jenkins 7:41 3k in Lignano!
*LRC Full Results Jenkins crushed m3,000, Riseley won m800, Willis m1,500.

Ireland: Big Green Domination LRC Abbey D’Agostino And Will Geoghegan Are Dominant Winners At 2015 Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting In the women’s 3k, Mary Cain led from 1k to 2k but Abbey D dominated the final 900. In other action, in the battle of guys who have run 13:21 this year, Brett Robinson took down Jeff See. Heather Kampf and Michael Rutt won the 800s as Will G schooled everyone in the mile.
*MB: Merber, Cain, Riley Masters, Abbey D, L. Wallace all in Ireland’s Cork City Sports Meet today (free YouTube feed) 2:25-4 pm ET

Hungary: IAAF Istvan Gyulai Memorial Recap: Ronald Kwemoi Beats Silas Kiplagat By Over A Second In 1,500 (3:37 To 3:38) Evan Jager fans should rejoice as Jairus Birech raced again (is he overracing?) and won in 8:16. Barshim won the HJ (2.36m); Fajdek heaved a world-leading 83.12m,
*Sprints: LaShawn Merritt Loses Again – Runs 44.43 As Teenager Steven Gardiner Runs 44.30  Justin Gatlin ran 10.02 (-1.1m/s wind) as VCB ran a season’s best 10.99 (-1.2m/s wind).
*Omar McLeod Suffers “Slight Hamstring Cramp” In European Debut, DNFs

2014 World Junior 400m Hurdles Champion Jaheel Hyde Pulls Plug On 2015 Season Due To Hamstring Injury