Two Athletes Angry They Won’t Be In Rio Crush It At Beach To Beacon

IMG_1651LRC Maine Native Ben True (28:17) Becomes First American To Win TD Beach To Beacon 10K; Mary Keitany Blasts 30:45 Course Record After Olympic Snub True and Keitany were frustrated to be left off their respective Olympic teams and both athletes responded by earning historic wins in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on Saturday morning. True led a U.S. 1-2 as Dathan Ritzenhein (28:27) was second with sub-27:00 Kenyan William Malel Sitonik (28:31) third in his road race debut. Emily Sisson (32:20) was the top American woman in fourth.
*MB: Ben MF True 1 and Ritz 2 at Beach 2 Beacon. 1st American win ever.
*MB: Ritz is totally pumped after Beach to Beacon: “I think I can have a really special race in New York.”

Sir Walter Miler MB: Lauren Johnson (4:25) And Kyle Merber (3:54) Win As Drew Hunter (3:57.15) And Mikey Brannigan (3:57.58) PR It’s a Paralympic WR for the autistic Brannigan. *Meet Home

The 2016 Rio Games Have Opened

HUGE Doping News

Must Read Head Of WADA’s Investigation Into Russian Doping Absolutely Rips WADA And IOC  – Says WADA Chief Craig Reedie Never Asked Him Once About The Investigation Former DEA superstar Jack Robertson held nothing back in a Q&A with ProPublica and the BBC: “The action the IOC took has forever set a bar for how the most outrageous doping and cover up and corruption possible will be treated in the future … The people in charge are basically raping their sports and the system for self-interest. Sport is seriously broken.”

Demand Change Sign The Petition Asking For Reedie’s Resignation

MB: ProPublica interview with Jack Robertson – WADA and IOC tried to kill Russian doping investigation and fallout

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2016 Is The Year Of The Zatopek Books

LRCBook Review: "Endurance: The Extraordinary Life And Times Of Emil Zatopek" By Rick Broadbent Offers A Compelling Look At Zátopek, His Competitors, And The World In Which He Lived

Endurance is one of three Zátopek biographies that were released this summer (Today We Die A Little! by Richard Askwith and Quicksilver by Pat Butcher - which we have not reviewed yet - are the others). This one's worth a read as it offers insight into not just Zátopek's life, but those of rivals Alain MimounGordon Pirie and Jim Peters as well as Zátopek's former coach Jan Haluza and his brutal treatment at the hands of Czechoslovakia's communist regime.

News From Jamaica

US Distance Olympians Getting Ready For Rio

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Non-Olympic Distance News

LRC Goes To Kenya

LRCThe Man Who Took Down Asbel Kiprop: A Week With Kenyan 1,500-Meter Stud Ronald Kwemoi

Our man on the ground in Kenya, Andy Arnold, was granted exclusive access to Kwemoi last week as the ninth-fastest man of all time (3:28.81 PR) prepares for his first Olympics. His coach, Renato Canova, would not be surprised if the 20-year-old Kwemoi, who beat Kiprop and several of the world's top milers in Monaco on July 15, one day breaks the world records at 1,500 or 5,000 meters.

Hyperandrogenism Will Be A Huge Controversy In Rio

Pre-Rio Jumping News

Pre-Rio African Distance News

US Throwers Making Headlines

Olympic News: Brooks And Rule 40; The Yellow Should Have Given It Away

Sprint Stuff

The IOC Doesn’t Support Whistleblowers, But You Can

Semenya Will Keep A Lower Profile In Rio

Opening Ceremony Is Friday Night *TV Info (8pm ET)

US Olympic News

Kenya News

Overhead view of the race and the surrounding Kenyan lowlandsLRC Goes To Kenya A Legacy Lives On: A Look At The Search For Kenyan Talent At The Aloha Zane Branson Memorial 15K The late Zane Branson was so much more than an agent to some of East Africa’s top runners. In his latest piece, Andy Arnold travels to the western Kenya to visit the race that now bears Branson’s name and tells how Zane’s messages of family and teamwork live on.

International Distance News

Russian Doping

Olympic Sprint Stuff

US Distance News

Multi-Event News: Meet A 25-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

Latest Doping News

Olympic News: Opening Ceremony Is On Friday

Russian Doping Updates

Random But Interesting

Would You Break Your Marathon PR If We Offered You $200,000? What About $10,000 To Come Within 30 Seconds Per Mile Of It?

LRCOne Of The Largest Cash Prizes In Road Racing History Goes Unclaimed - 48-Year-Old Pennsylvania Viral Marathon Dad, Mike Rossi, Misses Out On $200,000 Challenge To Replicate His Marathon Personal Best

We were so confident that Mike Rossi cheated at the 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon that we offered him $200,000 to replicate his personal best. He failed to do so and also failed to claim $10,000 if he could come within even 30 seconds per mile of his alleged marathon best.

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Week That Was

Non-Olympic Distance Stuff: Joe Newton Retiring, Drew Hunter Pro Debut Tomorrow

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Doping News: IOC Vs. WADA Tension Continues

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US Distance News

Jamaican Sprint Stuff

Bix 7 Road Race *Results

International Distance News

American Track League Houston *Results

centro-murphy7LRC Clayton Murphy Versus Centro Lives Up To The Hype, De Grasse Defeats Powell & Gives The Stare, Prandini Gets The Double Centro and Murphy both brought it in the 1,000m and Murphy was too good and got the win. Ajee Wilson won the 800.

LRC Sandi Morris Breaks The American Record In The Pole Vault Video.

The Latest On USADA’s Investigation Into Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project

The WSJ Story on Dr. Brown in 2013LRC Exclusive What’s Going On With US Anti-Doping’s Investigation Of Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project? Documents And Audio From Latest Court Hearing Offer Lens Inside The Investigation USADA’s attempt to compel Dr. Jeffrey Brown to testify about his treatments of several elite athletes has been met with skepticism by a Texas judge even though seven athletes themselves have given their permission.
*MB: The latest on USADA’s investigation into Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project

USADA-LogoLRC Legal Analysis: 5 Takeaways From USADA’s Attempts To Force The NOP’s Endocrinologist To Give A Deposition A lawyer gives his thoughts on the court hearing.

NY Times: Judge Rules Against USADA Seeking To Despite Doctor Brown

The Real Winners From The Trials