The Week That Was

Road Race Disasters

Interesting Paralympic News

Feyisa Lilesa Continues His Protest From The US


Pro Distance News

New Podcast Series With Great Guests

Screenshot 2016-09-13 at 08.07.58Listen To Pace The Nation We had never heard of the podcast until we were on it this week but they’ve had a ton of great guest in the last year including Matt Centrowitz Sr, Suzy Favor HamiltonJulie CulleyKate Grace, Bob KennedyMarc DavisJenny Simpson,  Chris Lear, and Molly Huddle. *Itunes *Website
*MB: Rojo appeared on a podcast where the female co-host admits she starts each and every day on the forum

Weekend Road Action: Some Great Duels At The Great North Run *Results *Race Video

Ultra / Mountain Running News

Pre-Great North Run News

Good Reads – International Edition

Paralympic News

Assorted Distance News

A Legend Waves Goodbye to the Track

Lagat in 2015

LRC Bernard Lagat Has Run His Final Track Race – What an Amazing Career it Was A track legend is done with the track (but not the roads).

African Distance News

USATF 20K Champs *Full Results

10K Olympian Leonard Korir And Aliphine Tuliamuk Win USATF 20K Champs Hosted At New Haven Road Race Korir beat out Sam Chelanga by one second as Christo Landry was 3rd. On the women’s side, Tuliamuk had a 16-second victory over Emily Sisson.
*Hartford Courant Recap: Close Runner-Up Finish Two-Years In A Row For Sam Chelanga
*New Haven Register article

2016 TCS New York City Marathon Fields Released

Ritzenhein_DathanA1-Birm09LRC Might Dathan Ritzenhein Have A Chance To Win The 2016 NYC Marathon? We Break Down the 2016 NYC Marathon Elite Fields We break down the fields for you and note that the men’s field is short on African talent – could that open the door for a win by America’s Dathan Ritzenhein? Molly Huddle will have her hands full on November 6 as Mary Keitany is looking for a 3-peat against Berlin champ Gladys Cherono, 2015 NYC runner-up Aselefech Mergia and Joyce Chepkirui.
*Press Release from NYRR
*MB: 2016 NYC Marathon Fields released – Does Ritz have a chance (only 4 other sub-2:08 guys in the race)?

Doping: Hackers Release Info On Multiple T&F Olympic Champions

WADA Gets Hacked

fancy-bearLRC The Russians Have Hacked WADA and Want You To Think Simone Biles Is A Drug Cheat Because She Takes ADHD Medicine Russian hackers have gotten their way into WADA and published a positive drug test for American star Simone Biles. In reality, the positive test is a good thing for the anti-doping movement as it shows the tests work as Biles should have tested positive for the ADHD med she openly declared she was taking.
*MB: The Russians Have Hacked WADA: Leaked Drug Tests/TUEs – Real or Not?

If You Care: General Olympic Themed News

Doping / Corruption Headlines

Great North CityGames *Full Results

Great North CityGames: David Rudisha runs ridiculous 57.69 world record (best) for 500! There was a lot of interesting action as Laura Muir won the women’s mile and Bernard Lagat struggled in the men’s.
*MB: Rudisha runs 57.69 over 500m in Newcastle

Results/Video: Olympic Pole Vault Champ Thiago Braz da Silva Upset By Rio 4th Placer Jan Kudlicka At Golden Fly Series Street Meet In Schaan, Liechtenstein

The Not So Smooth Travels Of Mo Farah

News Involving Rio’s Stars


Week That Was

Centro Looks Over the Wrong ShoulderLRC Week That Was: How Fast is the 5th Avenue Mile Course?, Free PR Advice for Mo Farah, And a College Coach Helped an NCAA Legend Score Some Booze Plus in case you were gone we had the Diamond League finale in Zurich with the big win by Shannon Rowbury, a game effort by Evan Jager, and a great women’s 200m.

Wejo Speaks – His Rio Olympics

IMG_20160817_225344LRC “People are People”- The Olympics Remind Us Of All That is Great (and Bad) in the World Two weeks after Rio, LRC’s Weldon Johnson tries to make sense of his Olympic experience.

The Paralympics Have Started

Mid-Week Action: Genzebe Dibaba Misses Mile WR *Results: *Rovereto *Zagreb

Get Excited For This Weekend: The Final Diamond League Meet Of The Year Is Friday

More Upcoming Road Action

More Doping: No Russia, It’s Still You

Previous Paralympic News


 Show Us The Money 

Diamond League Prize Money Breakdown For 2016: Who Came Out On Top? Discus thrower Sandra Perkovic and Dafne Schippers tied for the highest earners as Conseslus Kipruto was the top male and distance earner.

Paralympics Odds And Ends

Good Reads

Sprints Jumps And Throws

The Paralympic Opening Ceremony Is Today At 4:30PM ET (NBC Broadcast At 7PM)

Distance News