David Torrence Will Run For Peru In 2016 Olympics

Torrence winning USA Indoors in the 3k in 2009LRC Q&A: David Torrence Talks About Why He’s Switching Nationalities To Peru, Seb Coe’s Criticism And Why He Wants To Run The 800/1,500 Double In Rio Torrence said he’s hoping to inspire the people of Peru by representing them in Rio and said that he had to do some soul searching before reaching a decision. “I’ll acknowledge that getting to the Olympics now is a much easier task. But if anything, that made me want to run for the U.S. even more.”
*MB: David Torrence request to compete for Peru granted!

Week That Was

Screenshot 2016-05-28 at 22.15.48WTW Molly Huddle And Emma Coburn Open Up Fast, NCAA Regional Flops And Kim Collins Breaks 10 At Age 40 Who flopped at NCAA Regionals? Does your state let transgender athletes compete without treatment? We answer those questions and more.

2008 Jamaican Positive Isn’t That Big Of A Deal

Nesta Carter Is Rumored To Be The Jamaican Who Tested Positive At 2008 Olympics The positive is only for methylhexanamine, which normally results in a short suspension, but it could impact a 4 x 100 gold medal for Bolt. The B sample hasn’t been tested.

Birmingham DL Is Sunday (9-11am ET)

Women’s 800 News

Sprint Stuff

Five Sports Recommended For Tokyo 2020 Inclusion Baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing are all approved for the 2020 Games.

Monday Was The 41st Anniversary Of Pre’s Death


Doping News

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Women’s Distance News

The Transgender Controversy Gets Real

The Beginning Of The End For Women’s Sports? Transgender Girl Finishes 3rd In Alaskan High School State Meet This was the fear two weeks ago when the US government said schools would have to allow students to compete in sports “consistent with their gender identity.” Now that fear is a reality.
*MB: Obama Issues Decree Ending Sex Segregated Sports in All Schools

NCAA Championship Season Has Started *Results: *DI West *DI East *All NCAA Results

Sprint / Field Event News

Weekend Road Action

International Distance News

Latest USATF Controversy

USATF Suspends Its Entire Youth Executive Committee And Its Chairman, Lionel Leach Due to a dispute about the selection of the vendor to provide registration services for national youth championships.
*MB: USATF & Max Siegel Continue Their Powergrab – This Time Against The Youth

2016 Is The Year Of Emil Zátopek Books

Comrades Is This Weekend

Russia Makes Its Case For Reinstatement – If Only The US Would Do These Two Things

Women’s Sports Are In Danger

A Must Read: Ross Tucker Interviews Medical Physicist Joanna Harper On Hyperandrogenism In Women’s Sports Harper, who describes herself as a “scientist first, an athlete second, and a transgender person third,” provides amazing insight and analysis into the controversy surrounding intersex athletes such as Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand.
*MB: If you care about women’s sports and the Caster Semenya situation, you MUST read this article

Jumps / Throws

2016 Rome Golden Gala *Full Results *TV & Streaming

Ayana wins 1412Full Meet Recap LRC Almaz Ayana Just Misses The World Record, Caster Semenya And Conseslus Kipruto Continue To Dominate And Elijah Manang’oi Breaks His Maiden The 2016 IAAF Diamond League circuit almost began its European stint in sensational fashion as Ethiopian Almaz Ayana just missed the world record. She wasn’t the only one running impressively as Ameer Webb had a great double, Caster Semenya toyed with the field once again and an American man PRed to place in the top 5 in the steeple. The meet wasn’t roses for everyone as Ajee Wilson struggled mightily. *FULL RESULTS 
*MB: Official 2016 Rome Golden Gala Diamond League Discussion Thread

2016 Adrian Martinez Classic

Radcliffe had plenty of support on hand in Concord on Thursday

Full Meet Recap LRC 2016 Adrian Martinez Classic: HSers Sammy Watson (US #1 2:03.07 800) & Thomas Ratcliffe (4:01.50 Mile) Run Fast As Brandon Johnson (1:46.79) & Gabriele Grunewald (15:25.40) Pick Up Wins Andrew Wheating (4th in 800 in 1:47.33), David Torrence (8th in 1:48.55) and Kim Smith (4th in 5k in 15:32.10) were among the big names who raced in Concord, Mass., on Thursday night as a ton of athletes chased Olympic Trials standards in the 800, mile and 5,000.
*MB: Thomas Ratcliffe sub 4 attempt at Adrian Martinez Classic – Official Discussion Thread
*MB: Ratcliffe just misses 4:00 barrier! 

Boston Will Host An Even Better Meet In Two Weeks

LRC Wayde van Niekerk, Robby Andrews, Morgan Uceny, Ben True, Abbey D Added To adidas Boost Boston Games Jenn Suhr, Nick Willis, Yohan Blake and Meseret Defar were previously announced for the June 17-18 meet.

Field Event News

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More Upcoming Diamond League Action

NCAA Champs Are Next Week *Men’s Entries *Women’s Entries

College News: NCAAs Are Next Week *Men’s Entries *Women’s Entries


Kenyan National Champs In The Books *Results

On The Roads

More Upcoming Action

The Latest On Transgderism/Hyperandrogenism

How Not To Run Your Local Road Race

The Pre Classic Loses Two Stars

While You Wait For The Week That Was: Read The Daily Relay’s Weekly Recap The talk about Hoka One One, Semenya, Ayana and the Ethiopian marathon selection.

News From Kenya

Ireland Names Its Marathon Squad For Rio

Almost Half The “Beijing 31” Were Russians – Anyone Surprised?

The Summer Of Greatness Is Here

LRC The LetsRun.com Summer Of Greatness Kicks Off With Advice To The High School Hopefuls June is here, the Olympic Trials start in one month, and the LRC Summer of Greatness is officially here. We want everyone to pursue a little greatness this summer and start with some advice for high schoolers. How are you going to pursue greatness this summer?

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Olympic Doping Re-Test News

 Go Out And Run Today 

Latest Doping Updates

Bolder Boulder 10K *Men’s Results *Women’s Results

Mo Farah Headlines

2016 Pre Classic *Results

LRC Live Day 2 Thread

Screenshot 2016-05-28 at 16.57.55LRC Recap: Asbel Kiprop Wins An Underwhelming Bowerman Mile, Mo Ahmed Goes For It In The Men’s 5K And Keni Harrison Gives The World Record A Scare Asbel Kiprop won a slow Bowerman mile, Keni Harrison went after the WR in the hurdles, and a whole lot more, plus a sick women’s steeple and Boris Berian winning the 800 (both recapped separately below).

Emma Coburn All Smiles After on NBCLRC Ruth Jebet Wins The Greatest Women’s Steeple Ever Run, Emma Coburn Gets American Record What a race!
*Nice Read In Denver Post On Coburn’s Struggles This Winter *Coburn Video Interview

LRC Boris Berian (1:44.20) Front-Runs His Way To Victory At Pre, Becomes Third* American Man To Win Diamond League 800 Berian didn’t let the Nike lawsuit distract him as he won convincingly at Hayward Field (in his New Balance kit). *Nick Symmonds won two 800s at DL events in 2013 but they did not count for Diamond Race scoring purposes.

Screenshot 2016-05-28 at 22.15.48LRC Post-Race Video Interviews 25 videos. Drew Hunter talks Bowerman Mile, Emma Coburn her American record, Bernard Lagat his cold, and much, much more.

Doping News

Rio 2016 Zika Fears Continue

Week That Was

28-laps-WTW Top 5 Winners From Hoka Meet, 40-Year-Old Kim Collins Beats 20-Year-Old Trayvon Bromell, Lawi Lalang Struggles, And Is Mike Powell BACK?! Plus read about the dude who tried to hang with Chris Solinsky at the state XC meet.

Doping News

Previous Pre-Pre Classic News

She’s Not Competing At Pre, But We Wish She Was Shalane Flanagan Did Special 90-Minute Run In Environmental Chamber At US Olympic Training Center To Learn About Properly Getting Ready For Rio Heat She nearly didn’t make it through the heat of LA.

Dakar Is Complete Results: 2016 IAAF World Challenge Dakar Results American Jarvis Gotch won the long jump with a 27′ 3¼” (8.31m) leap.
*MB: Broken wind or measurement gauge? American Jarvis Gotch just won the Dakar LJ w 27′ 3¼” (8.31) leap into -4m/s wind!

What Makes Asbel Kiprop So Good? We Try To Tell You

LRCA Week With The World's Best Miler: An Exclusive Look At Asbel Kiprop's Last Two Workouts Before The Pre Classic

The Pre Classic is this weekend and the Bowerman Mile is LOADED with Olympic champ Taoufik Makhloufi, all three medalists from Worlds last year, plus studs like Matthew CentrowitzSilas Kiplagat and Ayanleh Souleiman. But the headliner is Asbel Kiprop, and our man on the ground in Kenya, Andy Arnold, says hand him the victory and world record later this summer after getting a behind-the-scenes look at his preparation for Pre.
*MB: The secrets of Asbel Kiprop revealed - Our man on the ground in Kenya says hand him the gold and WRecord

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US Distance News

NCAA Championship Season Starts Thursday – Live Results, Start Lists, Schedule, Streaming: *DI West *DI East *DII *DIII