World Indoors are Almost Here (Pole Vault is Thursday, Everything Else Starts Friday)

Berian_Boris-USAind16LRC M 800 Preview: Can the USA’s Unsponsored Boris Berian Get Gold in His First World Championship Appearance? Berian’s in great shape and two-time defending champ Mo Aman of Ethiopia is not. In a wide-open race, does Berian have the strength to run two good 800s in two days?

Catching Up With Ben True

LRCAfter Stellar 2015, Ben True Turns His Sights To Bigger Things In 2016

After a fantastic 2015, Ben True is very bullish on 2016 even if he is a little banged up right now. Update: True has withdrawn from this weekend's United Airlines NYC Half but you can still learn about how his off-season is going.

LRCIAAF Announces Entries For 2016 World Indoor Championships

Good news track fans. Vashti Cunningham is competing.

NCAA Photo Galleries (1,659 Photos!) *Day 1 Gallery *Day 2 Gallery

2016 NCAAs *Results *LRC Video Interviews

King Ches completes the triple.LRC NCAA 3,000s: Molly Seidel And Edward Cheserek Remain Utterly Dominant The 2015 NCAA XC champions have added the indoor 5k and 3k crowns to their CVs with ease.

Murphy is an NCAA championLRC NCAA 800 Finals: Favorites Deliver As Clayton Murphy Has To Fight For It; Raevyn Rogers Was Totally Unbeatable The people that we thought would win at the start of the day did, but in contrasting fashion.

Henry Wynne Wins NCAA MileLRC Mile Finals: Henry Wynne Wins By Controlling It From the Front; Kaela Edwards’ Patience Pays Off Virginia’s Henry Wynne and Oklahoma State’s Kaela Edwards got their first NCAA titles.

2016 USAs Day 1 *LRC Video Interviews

Screenshot 2016-03-12 at 00.11.59LRC M3k: Ryan Hill Stamps Himself As A Medal Contender & Paul Chelimo Kicks His Way Onto Team USA In A Classic Race Bowerman Track Club tried to rabbit the race to set it up for Hill and Evan Jager but ultimately only Hill was able to take advantage as he claimed his second straight U.S. title in a meet-record 7:38.60. Chelimo was the surprise runner-up while Galen Rupp was eighth 27 days after winning the Olympic Marathon Trials.

Screenshot 2016-03-11 at 23.57.01LRC W3K: Shannon Rowbury Puts Away Field With Ease Over The Final 400 and Turns Focus To Medaling At Worlds Shannon Rowbury dispatched the field with ease the final 400 and now turns her attention to a medal at Worlds. Abbey D’Agostino will join her on Team USA after a strong second-place showing.
LRC 800 Prelims: Favorites Advance, Though Not Without Drama Laura Roesler and Ajee Wilson both faced some trouble in their prelims but ultimately advanced to Saturday’s final unscathed. Boris Berian and Erik Sowinski had an easier time of it on the men’s side.

Screenshot 2016-03-12 at 15.26.58LRC USA Post-Race Video Interviews *Race Videos

The Week That Was

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 Week That Was

WTWWTW: Nationals Galore, D2 > D1?, NCAA > USATF?, Super-Fast Collegiate Sprinting And Super-High Women's Vaulting, And Meet The Unknown 58:44 Half Marathoner

What a week! Indoor nationals were held at every level - HS, college and pro. We get you caught up on everything as it was impossible to follow it all as it took place. Who overachieved, underachieved and dropped out? Plus learn about Drew Hunter's latest exploits.

USA 15K Champs Were Saturday *Results

Stanley Kebenei And Tara Welling Win US 15K Championships At Gate River Run Welling just held off Kebenei by 2 seconds to win the $5,000 man vs. woman equalizer bonus (the women got a 6-minute head start). On the men’s side, Kebenei won a close race with Shadrack Kipchirchir and Christo Landry.

Non-USA/NCAA Weekend Action

There Will Be A New Meet In Jamaica

Glen Mills’s Dream Comes True – A New Meet – Racers Grand Prix – Will Be Held June 6th In Jamaica And Usain Bolt Promises To Put On A Show Bolt and his Racers teammates, which include Yohan Blake, Warren Weir and Zharnel Hughes have all confirmed for the meet. *Reuters Article

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

News From The UK

2016 USAs *Results *LRC Video Interviews

Centro and Andrews at 2016 USATF Indoors

LRC Robby Andrews Gives Him A Run For His Money, But Centro Is Still The King Of The 1,500 A great race between Centro and Andrews that had Ben Blankenship speculating he may move up to the 10,000m afterwards.

borisLRC USA Distance Recap: Favorites Boris Berian, Ajee Wilson & Brenda Martinez Cruise To U.S. Titles Laura Roesler (800) and Cory McGee (1,500) also made it onto Team USA but men’s 800 runner-up Erik Sowinski will have to wait to see if he’ll get an at-large bid from the IAAF for World Indoors.

LRC Young US Phenoms: High Schooler Vashti Cunningham (Randall’s Daughter) Jumps A World Leader In The High Jump, Sandi Morris Joins The 16-Foot Club And Ashley Spencer Is On Her Way Back In 400 The future is very bright for the US in the vault and high jump. Demi Payne had a vault that would have put her top 10 all time and didn’t make the US team.

Screenshot 2016-03-12 at 15.26.58LRC USA Post-Race Video Interviews *Race Videos LRC USATF Indoor Flash Saturday Recap:

Non-USA/NCAA Weekend Action

Our Prediction Contests Go Indoors For The First Time Ever

Screenshot 2016-03-09 at 23.14.15LRC $20,016 USA/NCAA Running Warehouse Distance Prediction Contest What’s the track fan supposed to do this weekend with both USA Indoors and NCAA Indoors? Play in the Running Warehouse Indoor Prediction Contest that has the USA Indoor distance events + some of the top NCAA events. In a LRC first, we have excluded the USA men’s 800m from the contest.

See Who The Nation Is Favoring MB: It’s Official: Ryan Hill The Huge Favorite In Tonight’s 3,000m: LRC Running Warehouse Predictions Galen Rupp is the #2 choice, but Matthew Centrowitz is the biggest favorite of the weekend.


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Educate Yourself  Watch The English Version Of The Latest ARD Doping Documentary – “Russia’s Red Herrings”

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