The Latest In The Nike Lawsuit Against The Former McDonald’s Worker

Will Berian dare to run in his NB kit at the birthplace of Nike?Wow LRC Boris Berian’s Legal Team Files Its First Response To Nike Lawsuit – Alleges Nike’s Legal Strategy Is “Clearly” Designed To Interfere With His Training Things are certainly heating up in the courtroom. Berian’s legal team argues that Nike clearly didn’t match the NB offer as they included reductions in the contract. Meanwhile, the stress of it has caused Berian to pull out of his final two pre-Olympic Trials races.

Goucher_Kara_NYCHM_2011_Cropped_Jane_MontiLRC Pro Runners React To Boris Berian’s Contract – Most Greatly Underestimated How Much He Was Offered Some guessed it might be as low as 35-40k for the guy who is now the World Indoor champ.

2016 Birmingham Diamond League *Results

Screenshot (330)LRC Recap: David Rudisha Is BACK – Runs World’s Second Fastest 600m Ever But Is Nearly Beaten, Mo Farah Gets The One Record He Didn’t Have, Asbel Kiprop Sub-3:30, And The American 800m Women Struggle Again Rudisha is back but beatable, Farah now owns all the British records, the 800m is a different event this year, and Caterine Ibarguen‘s 38-win streak in the triple jump came to an end as English Gardner and Andre De Grasse got wins.

Saturday Road Results

Gender Controversy Continues

Doping Updates

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

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

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

The Olympic Trials Are Less Than A Month Away

Kim Conley can't believe she's an Olympian *2012 US Olympic Trials 5000 Race Recap HereLRC Olympic Trials Q&A: Who Are The Favorites To Make Rio? What Big Names Are Going To Stay Home? Wednesday marks three weeks to go until the Olympic Trials. With that in mind, it’s time for the LRC crew to start looking ahead. Who looks good? Who needs a lot of help? Who might surprise? Dare we say who will make the team?

NCAAs Start Wednesday *Schedule And TV/Streaming 

LRC 2016 NCAA Outdoor Women’s 5K/10K Preview: Arkansas’ Dominique Scott Goes For the Double That Eluded Her Last Year With Molly Seidel out for the season with a stress fracture and Erin Finn focused on the Olympic Trials, Scott, who finished second in both events last year, is the NCAA leader at both distances (15:25/31:56). On paper, SEC rival Chelsea Blaase is her biggest competition in the 10k but seems past her peak; could Georgetown’s Katrina Coogan threaten in the 5k after moving up from the 1500?

LRC 2016 NCAA Outdoor Women’s Mid-D/Steeple Preview: Can Raevyn Rogers (800), Marta Freitas (1,500) & Courtney Frerichs (3,000 SC) Deliver As Favorites? Freitas (4:09.80) and Frerichs (9:29.31) have SBs that put them well ahead of the rest of the NCAA, while Rogers is the defending NCAA indoor/outdoor champion. Can indoor mile champ Kaela Edwards challenge Freitas in the 1,500? What about Stanford’s super-soph Olivia Baker (NCAA-leading 2:01.02) in the 800?

LRC 2016 NCAA Outdoor Men’s Mid-D/Steeple Preview: Clayton Murphy Vs. Izaic Yorks Vs. Henry Wynne In An Epic 1,500; 1:44 Men Brandon McBride & Shaquille Walker Battle In 800 The  men’s 1,500 is totally stacked (Penn State’s Brannon Kidder and Oregon’s Blake Haney are among the other contenders) while a resurgent Donavan Brazier could threaten in the 800. Mason Ferlic of Michigan is the favorite in the steeple.

LRC 2016 NCAA Outdoor Men’s 5K/10K Preview: After Losing Twice In The Regular Season, Is Edward Cheserek Finally Vulnerable At NCAAs? Cheserek looked rough in April and early May but flashed his old form at regionals. Can NAU’s 27:52 man Futsum Zienasellassie challenge him in the 10k? What about Virginia Tech’s Thomas Curtin, Stanford’s Sean McGorty, Villanova’s Patrick Tiernan or Syracuse’s Justyn Knight in the 5k?

Upcoming Diamond League Action: Oslo Is Thursday *TV & Streaming *Schedule & Entries

Doping Updates: Russia’s Date With Destiny Is In 10 Days

What Is Wrong With Some Countries?

Weekend Track Action – Results: *Furman 1,500 *ATL *Festival Of Miles *Music City Distance Carnival

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!

Other Citizenship News: GB Olympian Julia Bleasdale Hopes To Run For Germany In Rio She was 8th in the 5K and 10K at London 2012.

Nike Vs. Berian

Nike Seeking Federal Court Order To Halt Boris Berian From Running With New Balance Gear Nike had the “right of first refusal” and claim they matched the NB offer. Berian’s lawyer says, “We have a different view on that, and this matter will play itself it out in the courts.”
*MB: Boris Berian forced to scratch out of the rest of my races, maybe even the trials

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.

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

Marathon News

More Upcoming Diamond League Action

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

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.

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

Some Good Reads From Across The Pond

Finally A Pro Contract Is Revealed!

Cropped BerianLRC Find Out What Pro Track And Field Runners Make: Boris Berian’s New Balance Contract Offer Revealed We’ve got all the details on the contract including base pay, bonuses, and more.

beriancontractLRC New Court Filings Reveal What The Nike Vs. Boris Berian Lawsuit Is Really About – The “Dreaded” Reduction Clause Nike agreed to match New Balance’s offer to Boris Berian, then sent him a contract that included reduction clauses, whereas the New Balance offer sheet did not mention them. Nike justified this by saying the clauses are “standard in track and field endorsement contracts.”

Sunday On The Roads

News From Oregon

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

The Summer Of Greatness Is Here

LRC The 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?

Random But Interesting Distance News

Olympic Doping Re-Test News

 Go Out And Run Today 

Latest Doping Updates

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

2016 Is The Year Of Emil Zátopek Books