The Week That Was

WTWMeet Germany's Teen Phenom, How Not To Run A Marathon, The End Of The Diamond League In New York, And Praise For Doper Maria Sharapova

We introduce you a German teen sensation and try to figure out if she's most like Cain, EfraimsonHasay and Ostrander, prove to you that it's a real bad idea to just go for it in a race, talk about the end of NY Diamond League, and do something we almost never do - praise a doper.

2016 NCAAs Are Also Fri. & Sat. *Schedule *Streaming

LRC NCAA DMR Preview: The Deepest Men’s Field In History Is Led By Oklahoma State Six of the 12 fastest men’s teams in NCAA history will compete on Friday. Will they be good enough to hold off Stanford and Washington and their 3:53 anchor legs, Sean McGorty and Izaic Yorks? Will Oregon dare to run Edward Cheserek just 30 minutes after the 5k?

LRC NCAA DMR Preview: The Women’s Race Should Be A Stanford-Georgetown Duel Stanford and Georgetown already raced once this year and just .19 separated. They are the class of the field and should battle it out again on Friday.

Previous M 800 *W 800 *W Mile *M Mile *W 3K/5K *M 3k/5k *Men’s Team Analysis *Women’s Team Analysis

A look at what the top collegiate programs are feeding their runners now that they can give them unlimited stuff Univ. of Oregon offers Generation UCan, a letsrun sponsor, to its athletes.

The Latest On The Corruption Front

Educate Yourself Watch the English Version of the Latest ARD Doping Documentary — “Russia’s Red Herrings”

Russian-Related Doping Headlines

The Russian Doping Trilogy

Distance: David Rudisha Opens His Season

Big Doping News

Ultra Running News

Mostly Negative Olympic Headlines *All Rio Coverage

Doping News: Another Major Drug Bust

Justin Gatlin / Dennis Mitchell Making Waves

2016 USAs Fri. & Sat. *Schedule *TV / Streaming

Centro cruised to a win at USA indoors in 2015LRC M 1500: Matthew Centrowitz Shoots For Repeat; Who Will Join Him on Team USA? Centro, who ran a 3:50.63 mile at Millrose, has been on fire this year and is a near-lock for the team. Three other men have the IAAF standard: Robby AndrewsCory Leslie and Ben Blankenship.

Shannon Rowbury Wins USATF Final (Full Photo Gallery Now Up)LRC W 1500: Shannon Rowbury Attempts to Defend Her Title Against Brenda Martinez Rowbury and Martinez are the favorites for the spots on Team USA, but there are plenty of familiar names in this one including Katie MackeyHeather KampfTreniere MoserMorgan UcenyAlexa Efraimson and the rapidly-improving Amanda Eccleston.

Berian shaved his dreads after 2015 and will look to capture his first U.S. title next weekendLRC M 800 Preview: Boris Berian Is Going To Worlds No Matter What Berian has the top time in the field and as the only guy with the World Indoor standard, he’s guaranteed a spot at Worlds. But can he hold off a challenge from U.S. indoor champs Cas Loxsom and Erik Sowinski?

Wilson and Roesler have battled six times in their careers; Roesler has yet to come out on topLRC W 800 Preview: Ajee Wilson And Laura Roesler Will Battle For The U.S. Title Wilson, Roesler and Treniere Moser are the only women with the IAAF standard, so two of those three women will be your team for World Indoors.

Double Standard Or Just Business As Usual?

LRCUnbelievable: The 2016 NYRR Millrose Games Wasn't A USATF-Sanctioned Meet

Just over a month ago, USATF told us that Rachel McFarlane couldn't run in the Olympic Marathon Trials as her qualifier didn't come in a USATF-sanctioned event, even if we paid the sanctioning fee ourselves. A month later, someone failed to secure a sanction for the crown jewel of the US Indoor season - the NYRR Millrose Games - but all of the marks will count.

More Distance Results From The Weekend

Financial/Legal News

Is Russia Doing Anything To Change? Did Nike Bribe Athletics Kenya Officials?

Nick Willis Opens Up On Porn

Nick Willis After Winning 2013 Fifth Avenue MileNick Willis Talks About Porn Addiction & Being Porn Free For 2.5 Years and How It’s Helped His Marriage Nick’s post on Facebook is getting a lot of press.
*Editorial: “It takes guts to do what he has done – not just in being public about it, but in facing his own fragility.”

In The USA

$200,106 LRC Running Warehouse Trials Prediction Contest Recap

image1LRC Girl Power! A 13-Year-Old Wins LRC Running Warehouse Marathon Trials Prediction Contest There’s a new generation in the running ranks. 13-year-old Kate Kowalik won our contest and her 11-year-old sister finished in the top 10. Take that, LRC Nation.

The End Of The Road For Blade Runner: South African Court Rejects Oscar Pistorius’ Right To Appeal Murder Conviction Pistorius will now face re-sentencing and faces up to 15 years in prison.

Week That Was

World Indoors Is Right Around The Corner

Previous NCAA News

More Olympic Corruption?

Carl Lewis Helps You Get Over Hump Day

 More Sprint/Jump News 

Even More Drug News: Jos Hermens And Alysia Montano Speak

Two More Bite The Dust?

LRC Shannon Rowbury Shares Her Thoughts On 2012 Olympic 1,500 Final – “These Cheaters Rob People Like Me And My Competitors Of Medals” 4 of the 6 women who finished ahead of the American record holder at 1,500 at the 2012 Olympics have been linked to doping.

Latest On The Abeba Aregawi Doping Story

Non-Distance Action

Doping Updates: Aregawi Trying To Get Off On A Technicality

NYC Says Goodbye To The Diamond League

2016 NCAA Entries – We Tell You Who Gets In And Who Doesn’t

The Oregon distance men won the NCAA title by themselves last yearLRC Observations On The Men’s NCAA Indoors Entries: Can Anyone Prevent An Oregon Three-Peat? It’s going to be hard to beat Oregon once again.

LRC Observations On The Women’s NCAA Indoors Entries: Florida Leads The Way; Multi-Event Stars Akela Jones & Kendell Williams Will Battle All Meet Long Only in a sport like track and field, can a team like Florida, which got killed at SECs, be the favorite at NCAAs.

LRC 2016 NCAA Entries – What Did It Take To Get Into NCAAs? How Does It Compare To Past Years? Find out what it will take to get into NCAAs and who is running what here.

*Update To The Women’s Bowerman Watch List Molly Seidel and Raevyn Rogers are the two distance runners to make the list.

US Women’s Distance News