Ethiopian 10k Trials

Ayana Zurich 2015LRC Tirunesh Dibaba Loses A 10,000 For The First Time In Her Career – Almaz Ayana Is Now The Woman To Beat In Rio Dibaba had never lost a 10,000 in her life before tonight, having amassed a perfect 11-for-11 record. Ayana had never run a 10,000 before tonight but that inexperience didn’t stop Ayana from ending Dibaba’s win streak in dominant fashion. What does it mean for Molly Huddle?
*MB: Official Ethiopian 10,000 Live Discussion Thread

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LRC Kenenisa Bekele’s 2016 Olympic Dreams Come To An End As The 2012 World Junior Champ Yigrem Wins Ethiopian 10,000 Trials Bekele wasn’t the only prominent DNF. Mo Farah slayer, Ibrahim Jeilan, also was a DNF.

Barcelona Discussion Thread: Genzebe DIbaba Taken Off Track In A Wheelchair After 5K DNF Dibaba went through 3K in 8:41 (14:29 pace) before dropping out. In other action, Ayanleh Souleiman ran 1:45 and the latest Dibaba sister, Anna, ran 4:23.

Week That Was

A Look Back At 2012

LRC An Oral History Of The 2012 Olympic Trials Women’s 5,000, Part III: The Aftermath The world saw the drama unfold on the track but how has the unforgettable race impacted the protagonists since then?
*LRC Part I: The Road To The Trials
*LRC Part II: The Race

Oceania News

Previous Olympic Trials News

Doping News

The World’s Countries Host Their National Championships

2016 British Championships / Trials *Results *TV & Streaming

 US Distance News

Junior / NCAA News: 2016 USATF Juniors *Live Results *Meet Home With Schedule, Entries And Other Info

The 2nd-Fastest Man In World History Is On The Comeback Trail

LRCThe Rebirth Of Yohan Blake

Last year, on the comeback trail after hamstring surgery, Yohan Blake, the second-fastest man in history, was running and losing "B" heats in Europe. Now, the man formerly known as "The Beast" is back in form, having exorcised his demons. "The nickname was holding me back. I keep on getting injured and it was related to the beasts in the Bible ... God didn't like it, so I had to change it."

The Latest Russian Doping Updates

Distance / Mid-D News

Trials Start Friday

Kate Grace Wins Payton JordanLRC Forget About the Predictions – Who Are You Rooting For at the Trials? Wejo’s Got Kate Grace and Jordan McNamara One of the best things about the Trials is pulling for that special athlete you have a connection to. Forget about who you think is going to win, who are you rooting for?
Discuss: Who You Got? (Who Are You Rooting For?)

Recommended Read: Sports Illustrated Cover Story By Tim Layden: “An American Hero” 40 Years After Gold, Caitlyn Jenner Comfortable In Her Own Skin” A great read with insights and stories from the 1976 Jenner who won decathlon gold as a man and the 2016 Jenner who promotes gender rights as a transgender woman.
*MB: Apparently Bruce Jenner admitted to using PEDs in an 1988 interview

FloTrack Has Their Media Credentials For The Olympic Trials And Rio Revoked By The IOC Apparently they violated use rights by streaming parts of the marathon and wrestling Olympic Trials.
*MB: Flotrack denied credentials to the Olympic Trials

Russian Doping News

Recommended Read: Brenda Martinez Has Had To Overcome A Lot Of Setbacks To Become The World Beater And Olympic Medal Hopeful She Is Today Before getting Joe Vigil as her coach, Martinez was without a sponsor and rejected by multiple training groups. She and her husband struggled to make it financially and had to hop track fences at night to do workouts.

More From The Weekend

Russian Doping News

African Championships In The Books *Results

What Are The Toughest National Teams To Make For Rio? USA women’s 100 hurdles tops the list with 37 women who have the Olympic qualifying standard. Kenya’s men’s marathon and Ethiopia’s women’s 5,000 squad also make the list.

Doping Updates

Random Road Race Stuff

WADA Head Craig Reedie Catching Flack

Jama Aden Doping Updates

Jama Aden Gets Arrested

farah-adenLRC Jama Aden Doping Raid Update: How Might The Raid Impact Mo Farah, The Dibabas And Nike? Today, we look at some of the connections between Aden and the sport’s biggest names like Genzebe Dibaba, Tirunesh Dibaba, Mo Farah, and Nike and wonder what type of impact, if any, the scandal will have on them. We also reveal for the first time in the English press that Mo Farah trained in Sansabell, Spain in 2014, a fact his agent didn’t even know, but claimed to be more than 100 miles away in France. Why?

LRC Everything You Need To Know About The Jama Aden Doping Raid That Took Place With Three Dibaba Sisters Being Present We give you the scoop on the biggest doping scandal in distance running’s history and the biggest non-country-related (i.e. Russia) doping scandal since BALCO. In the near future, we’ll have much more for you, including “What does this mean for Nike, Mo Farah and Alberto Salazar, who all have ties to Aden?”

It’s Time To Put Your Game Faces On

LRC$200,016 LRC Running Warehouse Trials Prediction Contest Is Here!

The Olympic Trials are here. It's time to get down to business.

Montano-Martinez-WilsonFHH1d-USout15LRC US Olympic Trials Women’s 800: Prepare For Chaos In The Most Wide-Open Distance Event Of The Trials Ajee Wilson, Alysia Montano and Brenda Martinez have all starred on the international stage before. Will they make it to Rio? Not necessarily, as 12 Americans this year have run between 1:59.72 and 2:00.82.

Is there any way a 1:43 doesn't make the team? Well, it happened to Berian last year.LRC US Olympic Trials Men’s 800: Old (Nick Symmonds/Duane Solomon) Vs. New (Boris Berian, Clayton Murphy, Donavan Brazier) Over Two Laps The 800 is full of lots of studly young talent in Boris Berian, Donavan Brazier and Clayton Murphy – average age 21. Will they arrive as Olympians or can the old studs like Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds make one last stand?

Previous: LRC US Olympic Trials Men’s 10,000 Preview *LRC US Olympic Trials Women’s 10,000 Preview: Molly Huddle, Then Who?

Doping Updates: USADA NOP Investigation Not Over

News From Rio

Sponsorship News – Going Pro

BAA 10k *Results

Three Recommended Reads

Other Weekend Action / News Of Note

Looking Ahead

Nike Raised The White Flag

Will Berian now sign with NB?LRC David 1, Goliath 0: Nike Has Dropped Its Lawsuit Against Boris Berian Berian is now free to run for whomever he pleases at the 2016 US Olympic Trials.
*Keflezighi Tells Bloomberg Berian’s “First Preference” Is To Now Sign With New Balance

*Out Of The Goodness Of Their Hearts? Nike Says It Dropped Their Lawsuit To “Eliminate The Distraction” For Boris Berian Ahead Of The Trials We’re sure eliminating all the bad publicity was among the considerations as well.
*The Oregonian: “Nike, Facing Skeptical Judge, Drops Endorsement Lawsuit Against Berian” This a day after Nike told the federal court it would suffer “irreparable harm” if Berian went to NB.
*Ken Goe’s Take On The Case Before Nike Dropped The Suit “I don’t understand … why Nike wants to force Berian to stay in the fold if he doesn’t want to be there. Let him go.”

More Late-Week Action *Meeting Madrid Results

Olympic News – Rio And Beyond

Once A Doper …

2008 Olympic Race Walk Champ Alex Schwazer Fails Drug Test Just 6 Weeks After Returning From 3+ Year Ban This from the guy who got his girlfriend banned for helping him evade drug tests and broke down in apologetic tears after testing positive in 2012. Pathetic.
*Schwazer Claims He Was Sabotaged, But Aussie Jared Tallent Isn’t Buying It Schwazer returned from his doping ban to beat Tallent at the World Race Walking Team Champs last month.
*AP article

Mid-Distance Stuff

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