A $95 Billion Company Vs. The Former McDonald’s Worker – Nike V. Berian

LRCGet The Inside Scoop On Why Nike Is Suing World Indoor Champ Boris Berian For Breach Of Contract

We've read through the lawsuit and tell you why Nike, a company with a $95 billion market cap, is suing the guy who two years ago was working at McDonald's. Updated with statement from Merhawi Keflelzighi.
*MB: Holy cow!! Nike just served Boris Berian at the Hoka One One Meet - They are suing him for breach of contract

It’s A Busy Weekend – Hoka One One, Ostrava, Manchester & Rabat Are All Taking Place *Hoka Full Results *Ostrava Full Results *Manchester Schedule & Streaming *Manchester Results

Manzano at USAs last yearLRC Oxy Recap: Evan Jager (8:15), Eric Jenkins (13:24), Hassan Mead (3:37) & Kate Grace (4:05) Impress With Victories; Leo Manzano (3:43) Struggles Find out who excelled and struggled late at night in California in the meet where none of the races were amazingly fast.

Oxy On The Boards MB: Official 2016 Hoka One One Oxy Live Discussion Thread
*MB: 10,000m Runner Hassan Mead Just Crushed Wheating and Manzano at 1500 – They’re Done
MB: Oxy drinking game

LRC Ostrava Full Results *Bolt Race Video

Bolt-Ostrava-2016LRC Ostrava Recap: Usain Bolt Wins In 9.98; Breakout Runs From Young 1,500 Runners Filip Sasinek (3:36.32) & Konstanze Klosterhalfen (4:06.91) Bolt crushed the competition, beating a man Gatlin beat by .30 by .23, but wasn’t happy and shook his head when he saw the time. MB *Official Ostrava Thread
*IAAF Recap: Thomas Rohler Throws World Leader On Last Throw To Win Javelin
*Unknown 20-Year-Old Czech Runs Huge PR To Win 1,500 Over Chris O’Hare In 3:36.32 American Cristian Soratos was way back.
*19-Year-Old Konstanze Klosterhalfen Of Germany Gets Olympic Standard (4:06.91) And Win

Manchester: *Results

Sunday Morning: *Official Start Lists


Oregon Project News Updates

Week That Was

Via @pwerhane LRC The Good, The Bad And The Ugly From The Conference Meets; Big $ On The Roads, Fast US High Schoolers And The Great Kenenisa Bekele We praise  the Arkansas Razorbacks, have some insight into the incredible Kenenisa Bekele, look at some nice road win$, including a dominant one by Ben Blankenship, plus some high school news and some insight on the Rio track.
*Bekele racing Sun morning  (6 am ET)

Man’s Best Friend

Crazy Story: Runner Attacked By Bear And Saved By His Dog While Running In The Woods In Canada Reid Roberts was able to escape with only non-life-threatening wounds thanks to his dog, Pacer, attacking and distracting the bear.

Jamaican News

Tokyo 2020 Investigation Continues

The US’s 1st-Ever Street Meet Is In Boston In 1 Month

LRCMeet Director Mark Wetmore Explains Why The adidas Grand Prix Moved From New York To Boston And Became The US's 1st-Ever Street Meet

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also was on hand to pump up excitement for the United States' first-ever street meet, which will be free for all on the Boston Common.

The Diamond League Goes To Africa – Rabat DL Is Sunday At 12 Noon ET *Schedule, Entries, Results *TV & Streaming

LRC Rabat DL Preview: A Fast Men’s 800, The Return Of Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad And Can Francine Niyonsaba Challenge Caster Semenya? The Diamond League’s debut in Africa features some great distance match-ups. Everyone is hyping the women’s 5,000 at Pre next week but the gold (Almaz Ayana) and silver medalists (Senbere Teferi) are both in Rabat this weekend. Adam Kszczot, Amel Tuka and Nijel Amos headline the men’s 800, while MMB joins Jairus Birech and Conseslus Kipruto in the steeple. And then there is the women’s 800 where World Indoor champ Francine Niyonsaba will aim to take down Caster Semenya. Plus LaShawn Merritt in the 400 and Erik Kynard vs. Gianmarco Tamberi in the HJ.
*IAAF Preview Of Rabat: How Fast Will Almaz Ayana Run? How Far Will The Buffalo Bills’ Marquise Goodwin Jump?
*Semenya’s Coach Says She Won’t Do 400-800 Double At The Olympics
*Daily Relay: This Weekend’s Best Match-Ups
*In A Race We Weren’t Aware Of, Nick Willis Is Racing In Canada
*Dafne Schippers Is Running 200 And 4 X 100 In Hengelo On Sunday
*Dejen Gebremeskel Is In The 5,000 And Erik Sowinski In The 800 Next year, the meet will move to early June so it won’t be on the same day as Rabat.

Interesting Reads

Galen, Meb, Shalane And All Olympic Marathon Medal Hopefuls – You Just Caught A Break

LRC2016 Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Team Announced - Ethiopians Leave Off World's Fastest Woman And Arguably The World's Greatest Distance Runner Ever

Galen Rupp and Meb Kefelzighi, you just caught a major break as Ethiopia definitely didn't select its three best marathoners for its Olympic team. Kenenisa Bekele is staying home as is women's world leader Tirfi Tsegaye.
 Ethiopian marathon team announced: Picks are as debatable as Kenya's.

 Jumpers In The News

Midweek Action – 2016 IAAF Challenge Beijing *Race Videos

Erik Sowinski Gets 4x800 World RecordLRC Complete Results: 2016 IAAF World Challenge Beijing Two American men picked up wins in seasonal bests – Justin Gatlin (9.94) and Aries Merritt (13.24) – while pole vaulter Sam Kendricks was even better as he got a new PR and world lead (19’5″). Other world leaders included Majd Eddin Ghazal in the HJ (7′ 8¾”), Bin Dong in the TJ (56′ 6¾”), and Wenxiu Zhang in the women’s hammer (75.58m). Plus Ezekiel Kemboi won the steeple, Erik Sowinski almost won the 800 and Nick Symmonds struggled in the 800.
*IAAF Recap Of Beijing: Ghazal Surprises With HJ World Lead, Kendricks Soars 19’5″; Hellen Obiri Wins 1,500, Ezekiel Kemboi Wins Steeple As Erik Sowinski Almost Wins 800
*MB: IAAF Challenge Beijing Official Thread 
*MB: Erik Sowinski 1:45:81
*Race Videos

Oxy & Ostrava Are Friday – Rabat Is Sunday – Previews Coming Soon
*MB: Trouble in NOPland? Rupp SCRATCHES the 5000m at Oxy.
*Usain Bolt Promises He’ll Run Fast On Friday In Ostrava If The Weather Is Good, Wants A 9.8 He says his tight hamstring is feeling great.

Kenyan Doping Updates

Some Potentially Major Doping News

Random Running News

Sunday / Monday US Track Action *Results: *Portland Twilight *Swarthmore


Zika Fears Cause US Swimming To Move Pre-Olympic Training Camp From Puerto Rico To Atlanta

Russian Doping Headlines

A Steepler And Former Steepler Making Headlines

High / Long Jump News

Mid-D News

RIP: Two-Time Olympian And Former Ohio State Coach Mamie Rallins Has Died In A Car Crash At 74 Years Old Rallins competed in the 80m hurdles and 100H at the 1968 Mexico City and 1972 Munich Games. *USATF Mourns Loss Of Mamie Rallins