Quote Of The Day

– Excerpt from a letter allegedly signed by 9 athletes of famed Chinese coach Ma Junren in 1995, including 3,000 and 10,000 WR holder Wang Junxia. The letter was allegedly sent to a journalist but remained unpublished until Chinese state media revealed its existence this week. Wang said many athletes would try to refuse drugs but Ma would personally inject them with the PEDs.

MB: Report: Chinese 10,000 WR holder Wang Junxia admitted to Chinese doping in 1995

Week That Was

The Chinese Women Officially Dirty?

Letter From 1995 Surfaces With Wang Junxia And Other Chinese Runners Confessing To Doping The letter has not been authenticated yet. The next year Wang won Olympic gold, but if authenticated, it would prove what 91.9% of you thought two years ago – Wang Junxia was dirty. Wang denied she doped in 2004.
*Might Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan Be Upgraded To Two Gold Medals From 1993? She was 4th in the 3k (behind 3 Chinese athletes) and 2nd in the 1,500 (behind 1 Chinese athlete).

Meet Some Olympians Who May Be Making A Name For Themselves In Rio

Random But Interesting

More Upcoming Action: Centro Vs. Willis Rematch At Millrose

Distance News: Another Great American Runner Takes A Step Toward Retirement

Father Time Stays Undefeated

Teg got a much deserved day in the spotlight at the 2009 USAs. *More 2009 USA Photos

LRC Teg Retires: We Remember The Six Greatest Moments In His Career & Show Some Awesome Old School Video While Tegenkamp may not have been the best of his generation, he helped usher American distance running into a new stratosphere and he’s the only American in US history ranked in the top 100 of the both the 1,500 and marathon. We rank his six most impressive accomplishments.

Abdi Abdirahman Scratches From Olympic Marathon Trials And Loses His Chance To Become First American Distance Runner To Make 5 Olympic Teams Abdi still might run a spring marathon and is even talking about the 10K on the track. “Everything good comes to an end but this isn’t the end.”
*MB: Abdi Scratches From Olympic Trials

Sprint Q&A: Jeremy Wariner

LRC What’s Jeremy Wariner Doing Working At Jimmy John’s? 7 Questions With The Olympic Legend Wariner posted online that he was now a general manager at a Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurant. We wondered if it could be that one of the greatest 400m sprinters of all time was retiring, so we reached out to see what was up.
*MB: Is Jeremy Wariner’s investment in Jimmy John’s smart?

Armory Track Invite Is Saturday And Drew Hunter Might Go Sub-4

LRC Meet The Elementary School PE Teacher Who Is The Mastermind Behind America’s Greatest Prep Distance Runner Tom Schwartz (aka “Tinman” on the message boards) has a training philosophy that is LetsRun.com approved (7-minute easy days) which focuses on Critical Velocity – 90% of VO2 max – and not forcing things. “Humans think, ‘If I just run at goal pace, I’ll automatically get there.’ Um, that’s not how your body develops. There’s no physiological basis for that.”
*MB: Get the inside scoop on Drew Hunter’s training – LetsRun’s feature on Tom “Tinman” Schwartz

 Thursday's Action 

Administrative News

The 2016 US Marathon Trials Are In 10 Days – Who Is The Favorite?

LRC LetsRun.com Debates: Is Galen Rupp The Favoite For The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials? Who’s Most Likely To Make The Team? Is Galen Rupp the favorite at the Trials in his debut marathon? We debate that as we start breaking down the Trials.

2016 World Indoors Are Next Month

Chanelle Price won the U.S.'s sole distance gold two years ago but has yet to qualify for this year's championshipsLRC World Indoors Is Less Than Seven Weeks Away; Which Americans Have The Standard? A number of Americans have the standard in the 1,500 and 3,000, but only two men (Boris Berian and Donavan Brazier) and three women (Ajee Wilson, Treniere Moser and Charlene Lipsey) have it in the 800.

Upcoming Action: Drew Hunter Going After Alan Webb’s Record On Saturday

Two Great Distance Reads

Speedy Mid-Week Action In Dusseldorf *Full Results

Five World-Leading Marks Set In Dusseldorf: Augustine Choge Runs 7:39.23 To Beat Stacked Field In 3,000 Choge won over Caleb Ndiku (2nd – 7:39.82), Yenew Alamriew (3rd) as well as many other top African stars. Elijah Manangoi won the 1,500 (3:39.77) as Adam Kszczot ran 1:46.00 to win the 800 over Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Eric Sowinski. Habitam Alemu won the women’s 800 (2:01.99). *Meet Videos

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