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Symmonds_NickFV1-USAout15LRC Federal Judge Dismisses Nick Symmonds’ Run Gum Lawsuit; USATF And USOC Can Restrict Non-Apparel Logos At Olympic Trials USATF and the USOC won at least the temporary legal battle but have they won the war? Will athletes stand for being told USATF has the legal authority to prevent them from monetizing a logo that USATF does not even attempt to monetize itself?

2016 Shanghai Is Saturday *Schedule / Entries / Results *TV & Streaming Information (7am ET)

Photo Courtesy Of Brooks RunningLRC Preview Nick Symmonds Races An 800 For First Time In 10 Months And Faces David Rudisha; American Jenny Simpson Faces Faith Kipyegon & Dawit Seyaum In Tough 1,500; Yomif Kejelcha Headlines Ethiopian-Heavy 5,000 Tell the kids their Saturday morning cartoons will have to wait as the Saturday morning action is bound to entertain. Other headliners include Hyvin Kiyeng (steeple), Justin Gatlin (100), Joe Kovacs (SP), Tianna Bartoletta (LJ), Renaud Lavillenise (PV) and Omar McLeod (110H).

Sprint Stuff

The Myth Of The Sub-2-Hour Marathon?

Recommended Read: NY Times: Man Vs. Marathon Meet Yannis Pitsiladis, the scientist behind the Sub2 Project who is trying to raise $30 million and challenging the validity of every training principle out there to try and get a man to run a marathon in under 2 hours. He thinks it can be done by the end of 2019.

Part 2: An Unknown To Most Of The World, Yannis Pitsiladis Was A Huge Factor In Kenenisa Bekele’s Comeback At The 2016 London Marathon Pitsiladis worked with Bekele, giving him a rehab program and restricting his diet down to 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day to help him lose the excess 25 lbs. he had put on.
*MB: Good Lord, the Bekele London Training Stuff Was True *LRC Archives: The Myth Of The Sub-2-Hour Marathon

Olympic News: Another Major Scandal?


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Surprise News From Kenya If True

P1030009Associated Press Says Eliud Kipchoge, Stanley Biwott, And … Wesley Korir Will Be Kenyan Olympic Marathon Team Jemima Sumgong, Mary Keitany and Florence Kiplagat are favorites for women’s team. Korir wouldn’t be on the Olympic team if we picked the Kenyan team.

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US Distance News: Ryan Hall Now Jacked

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Puma-BeatBot-BoltLRC The Future Has Arrived – PUMA Unveils BeatBot – A Personal Robotic Pacer Do you hate working out alone? Or seeing races ruined by people going out too fast or slow? Puma has the answer.

Our Weekly Recap

WTWPraise For The 800/1,500/5k/10k & 4 X 400 Quintuple, What's Wrong With Edward Cheserek? Boring Track Uniforms And Nick Symmonds Doesn't Think Highly Of A Lot Of You

We span the track and field globe and ponder if Edward Cheserek is now an underdog at NCAAs while discussing fashion choices and intersex athletes.

Huge Russia Doping Conspiracy At Sochi 2014?

General Doping News

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Maybe USATF Should Hire These Young Women To Coach The Rio Olympic Team

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Post-Weekend NCAA News

Weekend Pro Action *Golden GP *Jamaica Invite Results *Oxy Results (link fixed)

Golden Grand Prix: Justin Gatlin Clocks 10.02 Into A .4 m/s Headwind
*Tianna Bartoletta Gets 100-LJ Double Win; Shawn Barber Takes PV Erik Sowinski won the 800 in 1:45.92 while Ben Blankenship (7:52.80) was 2nd in the 3K. Caroline Chepkurui took the steeple in 9:31.
*Gatlin Says That Racing Usain Bolt Has Made Him “Smarter And Wiser”

Jamaica Does the BoltJamaica Invite: Jamaica Invite Recap: Elaine Thompson Blasts To Wind-Aided 10.71, Powell Wins 200m, Alexa Efraimson Wins 1,500m Thompson said she wants the 100, 200 gold in Rio. Efraimson won the 1.500 in a meet record 4:08. *IAAF Recap

Texas Invite: Trayvon Bromell Runs Wind-Aided 10.00, Ashley Spencer Runs 55.75 In Hurdles Spencer ran 54.70 in the hurdles two weeks ago, which is the #2 in the world right now and would have made her #16 in world last year.

Oxy Invite Meet Results: Brenda Martinez 2:01 800, Carmelita Jeter 11.42 100m

College Action *Heps Results: *Men *Women *All NCAA Results

Track And Field’s Opening Day – 2016 Doha DL *Results 

LRC Was Caster Semenya’s Final 100m In Doha The Fastest Ever Run In A Women’s 800? Crazy as it sounds, she closed in 13.6.

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2016 Doha Recap LRC A Day Of Distance Dominance: Asbel Kiprop, Conseslus Kipruto, Almaz Ayana & Caster Semenya Earn Big Wins On Track & Field’s Opening Day The 2016 Diamond League season opened with a bang in Doha as favorites Asbel Kiprop, Almaz Ayana and Caster Semenya won in utterly dominant fashion. The men’s steeple wasn’t as kind to the favorites as Jairus Birech lost and Ezekiel Kemboi got embarrassed. American Ameer Webb looked fantastic in the men’s 200, Dafne Schippers ran fast but lost the women’s 100 to Tori Bowie, and a number of Americans picked up their first-ever DL victories in the field events. *Full Results 

MB: Official 2016 Doha Diamond League Discussion Thread

More US Distance News

Sara Slattery Returns To Track At 34, Pointed Toward Olympics In Rio Denver Post profile. Slattery wasn’t going to give the Olympics a go, but she started coaching a collegiate team and has rediscovered the competitive bug.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Pays $21,800 For Nick Symmonds’ Tattoo

Erin Finn May Not Be Competing For Michigan This Semester But She’s Got U Of M In Her Heart

Sprint Stuff Worth A Read

Running Science

Medical Emergency Ends Ultrarunner’s Trans-America Record Attempt Lisa Smith-Batchen was shooting to break the 36-year-old record for the fastest time crossing the country, but had to have emergency gall bladder surgery.

Rio 2016 Updates

Sad News: RIP Former IU Runner And Navy SEAL Charlie Keating

Stanford Payton Jordan *Live Results

Lagat at Carlsbad 2016LRC Lagat Wins 10,000m Debut In 27:49, Izaic Yorks Beats Pros In 1,500, Courtney Frerichs Dominates Steeple Brief comments on the races and full results on 1 page. *IAAF

Another Exclusive From Kenya – LetsRun.com Goes To Kenya

Kiprop put on another tremendous performance as he cruised through the 1500 semisLRC Asbel Kiprop, Elijah Manang’oi And Vincent Yator Put On A Show At The 2016 Kenyan Police Championships Get the inside scoop on how Kiprop and Manangoi, who went 1-2 at Worlds last year in the 1,500, totally toyed with the fields en route to 1,500 and 800 titles. Yator pulled off a tough double, winning the 5,000 and 10,000 within the span of 90 minutes. You’re lucky we aren’t charging you to read this 5,500-word masterpiece.

Keep Chasing Your Dreams: At Just Shy Of 41, Marathoner Scott Westcott Will Become Australia’s Oldest Track Olympian When He Competes In Rio This will be Westcott’s first Olympics as he missed being selected at the three previous Games despite running qualifying times.

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NCAA Action Galore *All Conference Meets *All NCAA Results

We’d Be Scared To Death To Pull A Mike Rossi / Kip Litton In North Korea

UK Road Races Coming Up Short

Mid-D News

We Knew 100% They’d Screw It Up

LRCAthletics Kenya Does It Again And Butchers Third Selection To Both Men's And Women's Teams - Kenyan Olympic Marathon Team Announced

Good news, Galen Rupp and US women’s marathon fans – it just got a lot easier to medal in Rio as Athletics Kenya picked a 2:24 woman and a man who is about to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of his last sub-2:10 clocking (May 25th) to the Olympic team. Stars like Edna Kiplagat and Mary Keitany will be sitting at home. Updated with new stats for Dickson Chumba and Bernard Kipyego and the fact that Wilson Kipsang didn’t want to go to Rio.
*Eliud Kipchoge In Search Of Elusive Olympic Gold In Rio Kipchoge has won Olympic silver and bronze, but never gold.


Olympic News

“60 Minutes” Does Russian Doping Piece

High School – The Drew Hunter Show Continues (And The McGorty And Lomong Brother Show Begins)

Drew Hunter Celebrates 3:58.25Junior Brandon McGorty Edges Drew Hunter And Alex Lomong In One Of The Deepest High School 800s Ever Brandon is the brother of Stanford runner Sean, Lomong is the brother of US Olympian Lopez and Hunter is the sub-4 high schooler who, after lowering his 800 PR by nearly 4 seconds, came back to run an 8:43 3,200m.

*MB: Michael Slagowski 48.54 open 400.
*MB: Drew Hunter 1:48.64/ 8:43 3,200m Double

More on Oregon Twlight & Cheserek’s Loss Friday

About Half Of The NCAA Conference Meets Are This Weekend *Conference Championship Central *All NCAA Results

ches-losesLRC Oregon Twilight: Edward Cheserek Beaten By Guy You’ve Never Heard Of At Oregon Twilight, Mary Cain Runs 2:08 800, Edward Kemboi Wins 800 High schooler Katie Rainsberger lowered her PR to 4:14.20. Video of Ches’ finish. *Results

A Big Pro Time In S. Africa: Wayde van Niekerk Runs 44.11 400m In Low-Key Meet In South Africa

Doping Updates


Go Back In Time 6 Years To Relive Chris Solinsky’s Amazing 10K AR

Another American Legend Hangs Up The Spikes