Victoria Track Classic

LRCHealthy Duane Solomon Wins Victoria Track Classic In 1:46.71

Melissa Bishop went 1:58 for the 2nd time in 3 days.

adidas Boost Boston *TV & Streaming *Full Results

Full Results

adidas-boost-bostonSaturday LRC Recap Of The US’s 1st Street Meet: Marvin Bracy (10.23) Nips Yohan Blake At The Line, Tori Bowie Runs 11.03 & Jenn Suhr Scratches The United States’ first street meet is in the books. The atmosphere was great but not everyone was a fan of the temporary track. Yohan Blake was candid in the mixed zone afterwards, calling the track “atrocious.” That’s not all he was candid about as he also said that the Russians should be given a second chance in Rio and explained how God told him to give up “The Beast” nickname. A pastor told him if he did so, he’d run well in 72 hours and he then went out and ran his first sub-10 since 2012. Plus Jasmine Todd talks about her mysterious departure from UO.

Friday LRC Boston Recap: U.S. Leaders For Ajee Wilson In 800 (1:59.72) And Ben True In 1,500 (3:36.05), Sub-13 For Dejen Gebremeskel & HS Junior Kate Murphy (4:07.21 1,500, #3 A-T) Runs Faster Than The Pros Robby Andrews was 7th in the 1,500 in 3:37, Mary Cain 3rd in 1,500 in 4:10. *Friday Results

Message Board Talk About The Meet:

MB: Official 2016 adidas Boost Boston Games Discussion Thread
 High schooler Kate Murphy crushes the Olympic trial standard 4:07!!
MB: Robby Andrews 7th in Boost Boston 1,500; smoked by Ben True 
MB: Mac Fleet: 3:51, Ben True: 3:36, Will Leer 3:58. WHAT?!?!?!

Now We Know Why Pros Hate Reductions

LRCCourt Filings Reveal That Nike's Proposed Contract To Boris Berian Was Full Of Reductions - Contract Could Even Be Terminated If Berian Was Injured And Didn't Compete For 180 Days

Court documents reveal that Nike certainly didn't agree to pay Berian a minimum of $375,000 over three years ($125,000 per year). Nike wanted to have the right to terminate the agreement entirely if Berian was injured and didn't compete for 180 days. If Berian got injured and only competed a handful of times and didn't make Worlds and wasn't ranked in the top 10 in the world, they wanted to be able to reduce his pay from $125,000 to $6,250. If he died or was permanently disabled, they also wanted to be able to cancel the deal. Berian says that's one reason why he doesn't want to run for Nike - the other is he doesn't like their shoes as he bombed out of USAs the first time he competed in them last year.

Distance / Mid-D News

The Trials Are 2+ Weeks Away – Who Is In? Out? And On The Bubble?

Wheating was back in the winners' circle at the Portland Track FestivalLRC Who’s In? Who’s On The Bubble? 2016 US Men’s Olympic Trials Descending Order Lists Given past history, we know there is bound to be a ridiculous controversy so we’ve tried to get ahead of it and let you know how things stand two weeks from the Trials.

LRC Who’s In? Who’s On The Bubble? 2016 US Women’s Olympic Trials Descending Order Lists 

New Balance High School Outdoor Nationals Start Friday

New Balance Outdoor Nationals Schedule, Entries, Results And Streaming Info First broadcast starts at 9:30am ET Friday. *Entry Lists
*Event Previews: *Distance *Sprints *Jumps *Throws

Berian Vs. Nike (Special Section Here)

Reeva Steenkamp’s Father Says Oscar Pistorius “Must Pay For What He Did” Barry Steenkamp gave an emotional testimony where he said his wife had forgiven Pistorius, but “forgiving doesn’t exonerate you from the crime.”

Upcoming Distance Action


The Latest USATF Controversy Escalates

USATF Files Lawsuit Against Entire Suspended Youth Executive Committee As activist Becca Gillespy Peter explains, these volunteers will now “have to pay a significant amount of money to defend themselves against this lawsuit.”
*Full Lawsuit Document
*MB: USATF & Max Siegel Continue Their Powergrab – This Time Against The Youth

Friday’s NCAA Men’s Action

Brazier-143-NCAAsLRC Not A Misprint: True Freshman Donavan Brazier Runs 1:43.55 To Win NCAA 800m In One Of The Greatest American Junior Performances Ever America, it’s time to meet your newest track and field phenom.
*MB: Oh My God!!! 1:43.55!!!!!!!! for Brazier The kid whom many had written off is now a BEAST. And our friend who said last year that Brazier was more talented than Grant Fisher may have been proven correct.
*Video: Watch Donavan Brazier Shatter Jim Ryun’s Collegiate 800 Record Which Celebrated Its 50th Anniversary Yesterday
*Video: Donovan Brazier Talks About His 1:43.55 NCAA Record That Broke Jim Ryun’s Record

Murphy-Wins-1500LRC A League Of His Own: Clayton Murphy Destroys The Field Over The Final 100 To Win NCAA 1,500 Title In 3:36.38 The Akron star is officially one of America’s two newest mid-d stars as the 800 champ had no problem with the super fast pace and won in the third fastest time ever. If it wasn’t for Brazier, everyone would be going ga-ga over his fine run.
*MB: Clayton Murphy Destroys the 1500m Field – Wins in 3:36!!

Will Fisher one day do this?Rest Of The Meet LRC Full Friday Men’s Recap: Jarrion Lawson Pulls Off The 100-200-LJ Triple, King Ches Wins #15, Mason Ferlic Dominates 2,800m Of Steeple And Florida Claims The Team Title It had been 80 years since a man had won three events at a single NCAA meet but Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson equaled the feat last pulled off by Jesse Owens. He wasn’t the only equaling history as Edward Cheserek won a record-tying 15th NCAA title.

2016 Bislett Games *Full Results *TV & Streaming

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LRC 2016 Bislett Games Full Meet Recap: Asbel Kiprop Crushes Everyone In The Mile, Dafne Schippers Crushes Everyone In The 200, And Hagos Gebrhiwet Wins The Loaded 5,000 We break every event down for you including wins by Joe Kovacs and Andre De Grasse as well as 3:59 equivalent for a 15-year old!

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Outside Articles:

Nike Gets Restraining Order But Berian Finds Some Important Supporters

Symmonds_NickFV1-USAout15LRC The Restraining Order That Nike Sought Against Boris Berian Is Now Out – Read It Here – Plus Under Penalty Of Perjury, Nick Symmonds, Jesse Williams And Sally Bergesen Support Berian We’ve received the copy of the minute order from a legal expert and they provide a little analysis of what it all means. We also have copies of sworn affidavits in support of Berian from Jesse Williams, Nick Symmonds and Sally Bergesen. Under penalty of perjury, Williams said he’s never signed an athlete to a contact with reductions in it in 12+ years at Brooks.

Will Berian dare to run in his NB kit at the birthplace of Nike?LRC Nike Is Granted Temporary Restraining Order In Its Lawsuit Against Boris Berian Nike got the 14-day temporary restraining order (TRO) it was seeking even though under the penalty of perjury New Balance’s John Evans said his contractual offer to Berian had no reductions in it.
*MB: Official Discussion Thread For Boris Berian’s Contract Dispute
Wow: Nike’s mafia-themed party where was allegedly one of 3 parties to be ‘hit ‘makes it into the WSJ

Berian Podcast From Monday Night Where He Talks About The Lawsuit *Itunes

Today’s Doping Updates

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?

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.

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

Brooks PR Invite *Full Results

IMG_20160618_142837LRC Brooks PR Recap: Could Nick Symmonds And Andrew Wheating Be Watching The Olympic Trials From Home? Symmonds’ ankle injury kept him out and Wheating still doesn’t have an Olympic Trials auto qualifier after windy conditions slowed down the 1,500m. In positive news, Leo Manzano took a big step in the right direction.

More Saturday US Action: MB: COLBY ALEXANDER RUNS 3:36.26 AT PRINCETON The guy who didn’t even make the NCAA finals last year missed the Olympic standard by just .06.

Sunday Is Father’s Day

Olympics-Related News


Harry Jerome: Duane Solomon Injury Update!

IMG_20160617_213221LRC Harry Jerome: Duane Solomon Pulls Up And Runs 1:50, Bishop Defeats Martinez In 800 Clash, De Grasse Doubles, Wariner Still Doesn’t Have A Trials Qualifier And McNamara Wins And Reveals He’s One Of You A little drama with Solomon’s injury and a great 800m north of the border. Plus Jordan McNamara talks about the message boards and gives some advice.
*Record Crowd Of 6,000+ Showed Up At Harry Jerome To See De Grasse

Post-NCAA Season Awards & Accolades

Not A Good Day – Indifference To Doping/Corruption From Leaders Is Unacceptable

MB: BBC Panorama Alleges Seb Coe was indifferent to corruption and worked with Papa Diack to get IAAF Presidency

Amazing Read From The Front Page Of NY Times: “Even With Confession Of Cheating, World’s Doping Watchdog Did Nothing” Lengthy article painting a damning picture of WADA, which was tipped off about Russian systematic doping in 2012 but did nothing. Actually, they did worse than nothing. They forwarded the athlete’s email to the accused Russian officials.

Friday Is D-Day For Russia

Latest From The Oscar P Trial

Diamond League News

Ultra Runner Or Ultra Cheater?

Ultra Runner Robert Young Denies Allegations That He Is Cheating During His Trans-America Run Record Attempt There have been accusations and videos saying that Young is spending time at night riding in his support vehicle rather than running the miles himself.
*MB: Robert Young fakes run across America

More Post-NCAA Stuff

Oscar Pistorius Re-Sentencing Starts Today

Doping Updates

Thursday’s NCAA Action

Scott-celebrate-10kwinLRC DOMination: Arkansas’ Scott Claims First NCAA Outdoor Title In Women’s 10,000 Dominique Scott dominated the final 2 laps to help the Razorbacks team title hopes.

Screenshot (1026)LRC Women’s Day 1 Thursday Recap: PRs But Not A Ton Of Drama In Distance Qualifying, NCAA Records In Jav, Shot, Oregon’s Title Hopes All But Gone Raven Saunders of Ole Miss got the NCAA shot record, Maggie Malone of Texas A&M got the NCAA jav record, Arkansas’ title hopes started well while Oregon’s likely fell by the wayside.
*Squire: Thoughts On Day 2

Outside Coverage

Screenshot 2016-06-09 at 14.33.17Thursday Men’s Update: LRC Freshman 800m Phenom Donavan Brazier Says He Will NOT Run The Olympic Trials And Has No Idea Who Jim Ryun Is

LRC Bailey Roth, American High School Record Holder In The Steeplechase, Is Back With 8:37 PR After Running 9:14 At End Of May Medical issues had his season going in the wrong direction, but now it’s trending up.

Full Coverage On Our 2016 NCAA Outdoor Event Page

NCAAs Wednesday Day 1

Day 1 Full Results King Ches won his 14th title, the 800 prelims were amazing and there was a sub-10 100.

Screenshot 2016-06-08 at 10.46.28 PMLRC Business As Usual: Edward Cheserek Cruises To Third Straight NCAA 10,000 Title King Cheserek is back on top. As expected, no one could match Cheserek on the final 400m Wednesday. Futsum Zeinasellassie was 2nd and Gabe Gonzalez a surprise 3rd.

Screenshot (938)LRC Day 1 Recap – Look Out – Tremendous 800 And 1,500 Finals Set For Friday As McBride, Brazier, Yorks, Murphy, Kidder, Wynne Look Great Jim Ryun‘s NCAA record turns 50 on Friday and now is officially in jeopardy. We recap all of day 1’s distance action plus Texas’s Senoj-Jay Givans went sub-10 for first time.

LRC Men’s Day 1 Video Interviews

Day 1 On The Message Board

Women Compete Thu./Saturday: *MB: Official 2016 NCAA Women’s Outdoor Track And Field Discussion Thread

Full Coverage On Our 2016 NCAA Outdoor Event Page

 Outside NCAA Coverage 

2016 Has Been A Big Year For Alexi Pappas

USATF News: Update On Youth Dispute

Some Good Reads From Across The Pond

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.

US News

The Latest On The Russian Doping Ban


Russia Ban Remains

LRC Russian Ban Remains: 9 Takeaways From IAAF Press Conference The IAAF has upheld Russia’s doping ban ahead of the Rio Olympics. We pull out the most important/interesting details that came out of the press conference with Seb Coe and the independent task force leader, Rune Andersen.
A great day for the sport. Russia remains banned for Rio

Olympic Marathoners In The News

Today Is The Day: Russia And Rio

Random Running News

Mid-Week Action

More Doping Updates

Olympic News

Doping News: Operation Puerto Not History Yet

Going Pro

UK News

JN Racers GP: Usain Bolt Is Back! *Results

Jenn Suhr’s Husband Still Complaining And Campaigning Against The US Olympic Trials Rick Suhr: “We have to be top three that day, that day only or we don’t go. We’re stuck with it and we’ll make the most of it.” … So does everybody else.

Outside Women’s NCAA Coverage

Full Day 4 Results

Full Coverage In Our 2016 NCAA Section

Non-NCAA Action

Interesting Reads

Marathon News: Huddle Will Debut In NYC

General Doping Updates

African Distance News

Early Week Action / Weekend Leftovers

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.”

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?