Sunday Times And German ARD Tape Record Kenyan Team Manager Asking For $13,000 Bribe And He’d Give Brits 24-Hour Notice Of Out-Of-Competition Doping Tests In Kenya We didn’t need a tape recording to tell us the OOC testing in Kenya wasn’t very effective as Reid Coolsaet had already told the world he was called at 8pm the night before OOC tests in Kenya and told where to report at 6 am. However, the fact the Kenyan Olympic team manager is involved is very disturbing. *AFP Article

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

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.

US Distance Olympians Getting Ready For Rio

Need Something To Read On A Sunday? Read This

9,000+ Words Of Great Journalism Learn About The Life Of Arguably The Most Talented Sprinter In History – Houston McTear McTear did it all in life – from equaling the WR in the 100y during the heats of a HS race and competing for Muhammad Ali‘s track club, to drug addiction and homelessness. If you’ve got 30+ minutes this weekend, this is a great read. A movie about his life is being made, watch the trailer here.

North American Olympic News

Opening Ceremony Recap  Worth A Watch: Video On Kip Keino

Semenya Will Keep A Lower Profile In Rio

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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.

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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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