Week That Was

Allyson Felix WheatiesLRC Week That Was: More Madness From The World Half Champs, Colleen De Reuck Still Has It, Some US Road Action And Should The IAAF Change The World Track Champs? We tell you everything going on in the running world, including Allyson Felix being on a Wheaties box.

College News

TV Is Good

Good Read: Ben True Started Dating His Wife, Professional Triathlete Sarah True, In Part Thanks To A Broken Toe Which Forced Him To Cross Train With Her The Trues explain the pros and cons of being married to a fellow pro endurance athlete.

Molly Huddle A Top Story On Deadspin: “If You See Something, Say Something. Unless It’s About A Fellow American” The writer doesn’t think Huddle should have been so indignant about people questioning whether she should have been DQed at the NYC Half.
*MB: Molly Huddle Interference? Should Huddle have been DQd for flailing her arms out?

You Won’t Be Seeing The Alternative New Zealand National Flag In Rio Many athletes were behind the change in the NZ flag since theirs is often confused with Australia, but the vote was 56.6% for the original flag.

First Impressions Q&A With Greek Pole Vaulter And Stanford Alum Ekaterini Stefandidi Stefanidi talks about her first coach, first competition, first injury and other random things.

Elite Preps Making Waves

The Random And The Crazy


Week That Was

huddle-Chepkirui-NYC-HalfLRC WTW: World Indoor CliffsNotes, Should Molly Huddle Have Been DQed?, Duane Solomon, Chanelle Price & Raevyn Rogers Make News Outdoors, And The “Robots” In The Long Jump Pit We look back at World Indoors, but there was news made outdoors and on the roads as well, plus the “robots” in the long jump.

The Discus Version Of Adam Nelson? Could The US Actually Medal In The Discus With An Ivy Leaguer?

More Post-World Indoors News *Results *Video Interviews

Saturday World Indoors

© Getty Images for IAAFLRC Boris Berian’s Gutsy Run Gets 800m Gold At World Indoors 2016; Bronze For Erik Sowinski Berian was fortunate to make the final as he ran tactically. Tonight, he went for it – big time. And got gold!!
*MB: Boris MF Berian is the World Champ!! Wire to Wire!!! 

Sifan HassanLRC W1,500 Sifan Hassan Holds Off Dawit Seyaum To Earn First Global Gold In 4:04.96 And Lead Ethiopian-Born 1-2-3-4 Sweep With Genzebe Dibaba in the 3,000, Hassan had the opportunity to shine and delivered a stellar last lap to hold off the 19-year-old Seyaum for gold. American Brenda Martinez was the top non-Ethiopian-born finisher in 5th.

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

Recommended Read: Take An Inside Look At The “No-Frills” Kenyan Training Camp Where Champions Eliud Kipchoge And Stephen Kiprotich Live And Train Kipchoge and Kiprotich have the money to live a fancy, modern lifestyle, but choose to live in bare bones conditions, sharing small rooms with other runners and doing their share of communal chores as their optimal training environment.

Upcoming: Outdoor Season Gets Going This Weekend *All College Meet Info/Results

Doping Related News


Farah_MoBoltPose-LondonDL15LRC What About The Sport? Big Praise For Mo Farah; The IAAF And Abbott World Marathon Majors Needs To Improve Their Broadcasts How can we improve our sport? By taking one little step after another.

More From The Weekend

2016 World Half *Results

Geoffrey Kamworor Wins 2016 World Half MarathonLRC A Legend In The Making: Geoffrey Kamworor Dethrones Mo Farah Despite Falling And Getting Trampled At World Half Marathon Championships This race more than lived up to its hype thanks to a terrible fall at the start. That didn’t stop Geoffrey Kamworor from defeating Mo Farah.

"IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships"LRC 22-Year-Old Peres Jepchirchir Arrives On The Scene As World Half Marathon Champion And Rio Medal Contender At 10,000 As The Kenyans Dominate The US women, led by top-15 showings from Janet Cherobon-Bawcom and Sara Hall, were 5th.

The Good And Bad In Track And Field

US Junior Heptathlon Champ Ashlee Moore Leaves Oregon Moore has moved home to Arizona and is training for the OT.

Previous World Half News

Distance News From The UK

US Road News

CAS Rebukes Russia

Zaripova_YuliyaA-World111Court Of Arbitration For Sport Says Russia’s Selective Doping Bans For 6 Medalists Were Absurd – Yuliya Zaripova Will Lose 2011 Steeple Gold, Sergey Kirdyapkin Will Lose 2012 Olympics 50k Gold This isn’t a new case; it’s just that when Russia banned the athletes they conveniently banned them avoiding certain dates to allow them to keep their medals. *Full CAS Decision

Interesting, But Random

More News From Kenya

2016 World Indoors *Results *TV/Streaming Info *Entries *Video Interviews *Contest *IAAF Event-By-Event Recaps

MB: Official Day 4 World Indoor Championships Discussion Thread

"IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 4"LRC Centrowitz Caps Perfect Season With Gold In Men’s 1,500 (updated) Centro was magnificent, Nick Willis‘ run for glory ended up with bronze, as Robby Andrews was 4th and the Africans were left off the medal stand.
*Salazar Says Centrowitz Executed Race Plan Perfectly

Hills nabs silver with a lean

LRC USA’s Ryan Hill Gets Silver As Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha Wins And Arrives As Mo Farah’s Potential #1 Rival (updated) Hill was 4th coming off the final turn but he ended up getting the silver!
*Oregonian On Hill’s Silver

LRC Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba Sprints To Gold In Women’s 800 As Ajee Wilson Has To Settle For Silver Wilson had the lead early, but she wasn’t ready for an aggressive move by Niyonsaba, who claimed her first global medal. Kenya’s Margaret Wambui was third and the U.S.’s Laura Roesler fourth.

Dibaba Wins World Indoors 2016LRC Women’s 3k Goes According To Form: Genzebe Dibaba Dominates, Defar Gets Silver, Shannon Rowbury Bronze At 2016 World Indoors Dibaba is so good she said this about a field that included Meseret Defar, “It was easy for me because the field was not that strong.”

Worlds Saturday Non-D

Ashton Eaton Wins 2016 World IndoorsLRC Michelle Carter Comes Up Totally Clutch, Ashton Eaton Crushes Field Again, Dafne Schippers Is Beaten, And Much More Michelle Carter threw an American record in her final throw to get gold in the shot, Ashton Eaton won the heptathlon with ease as Curtis Beach just missed a medal, Barbara Pierre won the 60m, and much more.

Friday At World Indoors

"IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 2"LRC Friday At World Indoors: Trayvon Bromell, Brianne Theisen-Eaton And Brittney Reese Come Up Totally Clutch For Gold, Asafa Powell Does Not, As Nia Ali Repeats In 60H The first night of track action was full of drama as Trayvon Bromell showed he’s clutch and Asafa Powell showed he’s not. On the women’s side of the ledger, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Brittney Reese came up huge as well for gold. Plus Tom Walsh gave New Zealand its 1st-ever gold!

LRC Caleb Ndiku Has A Message For Mo Farah: “All I know is I’m still the guy to watch.”

"IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 1"LRC World Record Holders Lavillenie And Suhr Kick Off World Indoors In Impressive Fashion It only took Lavillenie two jumps to wrap up pole vault gold, but that didn’t stop him from entertaining the Portland crowd with three attempts at the the world record. It was an all-American battle for gold on the women’s side as Suhr and Sandi Morris went 1-2 with Suhr setting a Championship record.

Track Coach Problems

Track Officials In Ohio Struggling To Find Somewhere To Purchase Blank Cartridges For Their Starting Pistols Apparently manufacturers aren’t concerned with making blanks because track officials/coaches are the only people who want to buy them.

Your Help Is Needed

LRCEthiopian Distance Runners Need Your Help After Truck Plows Into Them, Killing One And Severely Injuring 4 Others - Please Consider Donating To Their Recovery

One Ethiopian runner is dead, another is in critical condition after a truck plowed them over on a training run on Saturday. Help them now. *Donate here.

Some Pretty Absurd Doping News

Upcoming Track Action: American Fans Gets Excited For Drake Relays

Doping News

Non-World Half Action *All Weekend College Results

Better Late Than Never United Airlines NYC Half Photo Gallery


Distance Stuff

Sprints And Throws

World Indoors Photo Galleries *Sunday *Saturday *Friday *Pole Vault

Post-Worlds News

Worlds Sunday Non-Distance *Post-Race Interviews

Cunningham celebratesLRC Vashti Cunningham – Randall’s Daughter – Wins World High Jump Title And Announces That She’s Going Pro Cunningham won while not even jumping as high as she did last week at USAs as she was clean on her first four attempts.
*AP Profile Of Randall And Vashti Cunningham Before The HJ Final

"IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 4"LRC The Rest Of The Meet: Marquis Dendy And Omar McLeod Win Their First World Titles And The US Dominates Both 4 X 400s To Finish With Half The Gold Medals At Worlds The US picked up 5 more golds to finish with half of the 26 golds awarded at Worlds.

While You Were Sleeping

LRC Molly Huddle Wins 2016 NYC Half In Controversial Fashion (67:41 CR), Stephen Sambu Rolls In 61:16 The women’s race was super-tight and people are wondering if Huddle should have been given the DQ. Decide for yourself.
*MB: Molly Huddle Interference? Should Huddle have been DQd for flailing her arms out at United Airlines NYC Half? 

LRC EPO Cheat Wilson Loyanane Erupe Wins $180,000 At Seoul Marathon As Patrick Makau Drops Out And European Record Barely Survives Kenya’s Rose Chelimo won the women’s race in a new personal best of 2:24:14.

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.