The Only Thing That Can Stop Her Is The Courts

Caster Semenya in DaeguMB: Hand her the gold medal(s) now – Caster Semenya complete ridiculous 50.76/1:58.46/4:10 double in span of 50 minutes triple in span of 4:10 The double – during which she had 50 minutes between the 400 and 800 (which was run off of a 61 first lap) – blew us away. Then we found out she was also running the 1,500. 3:20 later, the triple was complete.

Other Saturday Action: LRC Molly Huddle (15:14) Wins Third Straight B.A.A. 5K Title; Dejen Gebremeskel (13:39) Takes Down Ben True (13:41) In Men’s Race Both of the American stars will be running the 5,000 at the Pre Classic.

LRC Chris O’Hare (4:10.2) And Brook Handler (4:49.6) Win 2016 B.A.A. Invitational Miles Kemoy Campbell and Heather Kampf were the runners-up (Kampf for the third straight year). 

2016 Boston Media Day

IMG_2483LRC The Inside Scoop From The Top Pros At The 2016 Boston Marathon – Who’s Scared Of The Heat, Who Loves It And What American Hopes To Break 2:10 You had better read this article about what the top pros have to say about the race as we know that sadly no other news organization is going to interview most of the pros from Africa. Plus Joyce Chepkirui reveals in an exclusive that she feels she would have won the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon had Molly Huddle not made contact with her.

LRC Catching Up With Olympians Amy Cragg, Desi Linden And Ryan Hall In Boston John Hancock rolled out the red carpet for some of America’s best marathoners, past and present, and we got to talk to three of them today. Cragg and Linden talked about their Trials recovery and Rio buildups while Hall spoke about what life is like with four young girls in the house and coaching his wife Sara as she prepares to run the London Marathon next week.

Wesley Korir after winning Boston in 2012LRC 2012 Boston Marathon Champion – And Kenyan Member Of Parliament – Wesley Korir Says Kenya Is On Track To Meet May 2 WADA Deadline Korir says the risk/reward ratio for doping needs to be changed in Kenya and has asked WADA for special permission to allow Kenya to criminalize doping (the WADA code says countries can’t impose additional penalties on top of those established by WADA).

News We Found Interesting

Doping News

On The Roads Sunday *Watch: Hamburg Free Live Stream @ 2:30AM ET

Olympic News

Upcoming Pro Distance Action

Olympic News: 2016 – 2024

Only 5 Days Until Boston

How Can We Make The Sport Cleaner? Two Ivy League Legends Share Their Ideas

Nelson_AdamSt-Millrose09LRC “The Scarlet Letter Law” & The “Fair Play Fund”: A Look At Ben True’s & Adam Nelson’s Ideas For A Cleaner Sport Dartmouth alums True and Nelson brainstormed a couple of unique anti-doping solutions while True was training in Athens, Ga. this winter. Should convicted dopers where a special uniform when they return? Should a significant portion of prize money only be paid out years after the fact? We take a look at the proposals and whether Nelson can revitalize the Track and Field Athletes Association (TFAA), an attempt at a T&F union.
*MB: Fair sport: Ben True and Adam Nelson have some very interesting ideas on doping – We share them with you here

Field Event News

Pepsi Invite: Cheserek Goes Down *Full Results

More NCAA Highlights *All NCAA Results

High School News

Nothing To See Here

No One To Face Criminal Charges In Russian Doping Scandal, Says Sports Minister “The general prosecutor’s office carefully examined the report in question and did not find a single legally supported fact to open any kind of case.”

Women’s Distance News

Not What The Sport Needs

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LRC Twitter Fight With Racial Overtones Breaks Out Between USATF Athletes Advisory Committee (AAC) Chair Dwight Phillips And Lauren Fleshman And Nick Symmonds It’s official. Twitter is not the place to try to carry on a constructive dialogue.

*Merhawi Keflezighi Weighs In: “A Call for Respectful And Productive Discourse” “Aggressive and assertive approaches are sometimes necessary, but l do think it is important to resolve all matters, respectfully. … Personally, I would be more critical of the athletes that aren’t advocating for their rights at all.”

African Drug Updates

Olympic News

Dopers Making Headlines In Kenya, Russia The UK And US

Time To Get Excited For Boston 2016

coursemap_2016LRC The Idiot’s Guide To The 2016 Boston Marathon Share with your friends and family (or secretly read it yourself). Help take Boston to the masses. Boston for the casual fan.

Desisa won his second title last year and will hunt a third on Monday

LRC 2016 Boston Marathon Men’s Preview: Can Lelisa Desisa Win Title #3 In The Unofficial Ethiopian Olympic Selection Race? With six guys who have run under 2:05 (more than London), this field is impressively deep. Desisa is a slight favorite but ’15 runner-up/Worlds silver medalist Yemane Tsegay, ’15 3rd placer Wilson Chebet and Chicago runner-up Sammy Kitwara (2:04:28 PR) are among the many guys looking to take him down. What role, if any, will the meldonium ban play?

LRC 2016 Boston Marathon Women’s Preview: Which Woman Will Separate Herself In A Wide-Open Field? Defending champ Caroline Rotich is back, and she’ll battle a deep field that is devoid of any studs. Dubai champ Tirfi Tsegaye (LRC World #1 in ’14), Amsterdam/Honolulu champ Joyce Chepkirui and Buzunesh Deba (who finished 2nd behind doper Rita Jeptoo in ’14) plus several others will look to wrest the crown from Rotich. Neely Spence Gracey (debut) and Sarah Crouch are the lone U.S. pros.

*The Boston Globe With Yet Another Story On Marathon Cheats And Some Quotes From LRC’s Rojo Rojo explained why he offered Mike Rossi $100,000 if he could replicate the 3:11 marathon time he used to qualify for Boston.

bostonbingoLRC Boston Marathon Bingo Is Here – Free LRC T-Shirts To The First 10 People Who Get A Boston Bingo
LRC Help Us Come Up With A Boston Marathon Drinking Game

Doping: Bad News For Clean Sport As Tatyana Andrianova Goes Free

Week That Was

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LRC WTW: Dennis Mitchell And USATF, Shaq Goes 1:44.99, Nick Symmonds 2.0?, Hurdle Stars Keni Harrison And Devon Allen, Meet The Lyles Brothers, And The Indoor Marathon We recap the week that was from the track, the boardroom, the bedroom, and even the indoor marathon.

RRW Flashback: Paula Radcliffe Sets Marathon WR 13 Years Ago Yesterday It was over a decade ago that Radcliffe ran her still standing WR of 2:15:25. At the time, Chicago race director Carey Pinkowski put it well saying, “She’s like Neil Armstrong.”

Distance News From Japan

Distance News: Rudisha Racing In Kenya This Weekend

This Weekend’s Distance Action

More Doping News

News From Kenya

Sprint Stuff

Don’t Try This At Home

indoor-marathon-womenMen’s (2:21:56) And Women’s (2:44:44) World Records Set During Inaugural Armory NYC Indoor Marathon Malcolm Richards and Allie Kieffer are the record holders. *Discuss

Have You Read This Yet? Goes To Kenya 2016

Tsenov in midflightLRC Exclusive One Week, Three Workouts: Behind The Scenes With Renato Canova, Florence Kiplagat, Thomas Longosiwa And Jairus Birech We have another exclusive update for you from Kenya and are worried that since we aren’t charging you to read this we might be charged with theft, as the intellectual property of one of the world’s greatest coaches is being given away for free. Oh well. His loss, your gain. Our man on the ground in Kenya, Andy Arnold, goes behind the scenes and gives you the rep-by-rep splits of three of the world’s top distance runners as they prepare for Rio. Plus Birech makes an Olympic prediction that Evan Jager fans will want to read.

Sprint / Jump News

Big City Marathon News

More Doping News: Some Good, But Mostly Very Frustrating

Some Overlooked Distance News From The Weekend

Upcoming Sprint Action: 1 Month Until Diamond League Season

Sprint Stuff

LRC Running Warehouse Worlds Contest Recap

brooks running warehouseLRC Doping Scandal Comes To LRC $200,015 Running Warehouse World Indoors Prediction Contest Doping has tainted our contest but you still can meet the interesting winners who make up LRC and win our contests.

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.

Mt. SAC Relays Have Started *Live Results *Start Lists *Schedule *All NCAA Action

Judge Hears USOC Motion To Toss Out Nick Symmonds’/Run Gum’s Lawsuit The judge is expected to decide in the next 2 weeks whether the suit moves forward or not.

More Boston/ Marathon Cheating News

XMAS Comes Early For Meldonium Users

LRCMeldonium Amnesty? WADA Issues Notice That Many Of The 172 Athletes Who've Tested Positive For Meldonium May Get Off; Maria Sharapova May Not Be One Of The Lucky Ones

We give you the latest on the meldonium doping scandal. Find out how today’s development may be good news for Abebe Aregawi but bad news for Maria Sharapova.
*MB: Meldonium Amnesty

Previous Doping News

Boston Is Less Than A Week Away

neelydillonLRC What’s It Like Being The Husband Of A Potential American Marathon Star? We Talk To Dillon Gracey Before Neely Spence Gracey’s Debut In Boston Dillon Gracey tied for 3rd in our $20,016 LRC Running Warehouse USA Indoor Prediction Contest. We used that as an excuse to talk about Neely’s debut in Boston and being the husband of an American star.

Neely Spence Gracey Ready For Boston “Training has been great and she’s healthy and ready to go.” From the interview above.

LRC Two Aspiring Coaches Triumphed In Our Running Warehouse USA Indoors Prediction Contest We give props to two of the guys who finished ahead of Dillon in the LRC Running Warehouse Prediction Contest.

Women’s Distance News

Post-Weekend NCAA Updates

Doping Updates

2016 Rotterdam Is Sunday

LRC Ayele Abshero And Tsegaye Kebede Targeting Olympic Berths In Rotterdam Watch it live for free on at 10 a.m. local (4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. Pacific).
*Watch Vienna Live At 4am ET As Well

Profiles We Enjoyed

Ian LaMere Dominated (Click for Photo Gallery)Meet NCAA DIII 10,000 Record Holder Ian LaMere, Who Is On Fire In 2015-16 LaMere, who is working a full-time job this spring (co-op), won the DIII XC meet by a record 39 seconds and then ran a DIII record of 28:38 at Stanford (14:32-14:06) – winning by 17 seconds. Next up, a crack at the DIII 5,000 record o f 13:50.
*MB: Ian LaMere New DIII 10k Record
*MB: Where does D3 champ Ian LaMere finish in the D1 race?

Athletics Weekly Catches Up With Super Coach Dan Pfaff A great read as Pfaff implies Greg Rutherford is a “genius,” talks about doping and sweeping the LJ podium in Rio.

giesting-feeneySpikes Looks At The Friendship And Careers Of Chris Giesting And Patrick Feeney The HS rivals were teammates at Notre Dame and now are roommates after college, both running on the gold medal-winning 4 x 400 team at World Indoors.

 Not A Profile, But Interesting 

Interesting Reads From Friday

The Week That Was

WTW German Fernandez Does The 10k, Meet The Breakthrough Athlete Of The Year: Violah Jepchumba, Plus Martin Lel’s Brother, NCAA Leaders Galore, Leo Manzano Struggles But Says All Is Well, Pregnancy Photos And More Martin Lel‘s brother is making a name for himself, so is Violah Jepchumba and Stephanie Bruce. Plus German Fernandez does the 10k, the college track season heats up and more.

More Distance News

The Hot Drug Topic In 2016 Is Meldonium

Scary Stuff Tim Noakes, Author Of Classic Book Lore Of Running, Is On Trial In South Africa For Tweeting Low-Carb, High-Fat Advice To The Mother Of An Infant Noakes’s views on diet have become very controversial after he wrote a top-selling book, The Real Meal Revolution, and he could now lose his medical license.

News From Down Under: Aussie Olympic Trials In The Books

Boston Updated

04NYCHalf14_Mutai-Finish_VSLRC Geoffrey Mutai Pulls Out Of 2016 Boston As He Doesn’t Hit His “Training Goals” – 2:20 Marathoner Amane Beriso Added To Women’s Field Mutai has struggled since winning NYC in 2013.

Catching Up With The US’s 2016 Marathon Squad

NCAA Updates

Better Late Than Never United Airlines NYC Half Photo Gallery