Loxsom Confirms He’s No Longer a Beast

Screenshot (136)LRC Cas Loxsom – World’s Fastest Man At 600m – Dismissed from Brooks Beasts, Looking for a Sponsor The mid-d runner, who enjoyed a great indoor season and just won gold at the World Relays, is looking for a new sponsor after being dismissed from the team for violating “team conduct rules on multiple occasions”. 
*MB: Cas Loxsom no longer a Beast?

Meet One Of The Investors Behind The Track Town Summer Series

Screenshot 2017-04-26 at 00.35.43LRC Q&A Why Is NASDAQ Chairman Bob Greifeld Investing Some Of His Millions In Pro Track And Field In The US? The super-successful Greifeld is one of the main backers of the Track Town Summer Series. Is he crazy or will he help make track and field more popular and profitable in America?

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LetsThrow.com: Spectators, Use Caution

Olympic / Bidding News

USATF 1 Mile Road Champs *Results *USATF.TV Live Broadcast

MB: Clayton Murphy and Katie Mackey Win USATF Road Miles at Drake 3:59.96 for Murphy, Riley Masters second; Mackey (4:37.00) beat Amanda Eccleston and Shannon Rowbury.
USATF Race Recap
*Post-Race Video Interviews:
*Murphy *Mackey
*Q&A With Grand Blue Mile Race Director And Former Pro Blake Boldon

Get To Know Recent Pole Vault Prodigy Mondo Duplantis

NCAA Updates

Saturday World Relays

Saturday Amazing Role Reversal: Justin Gatlin And Team USA Roar To Victory In Men’s 4 X 100 As Jamaica Drops The Baton In The Heats With Jamaica not even in the final and three other teams (Andre De Grasse-led Canada, GB and the Netherlands) DNFing, it was Barbados that took the silver way back from the US.
*IAAF Recap: “If you can keep your head when all around are losing theirs, then yours is the world relays title.”
*4 X 100 Heats Recap – Jamaica Goes Home Early

USA Hat Trick: USA Women’s 4 X 800 Makes It A Perfect Three-For-Three With Another Gold At The IAAF World Relays The team of Chanelle Price, Chrishuna Williams, Laura Roesler and Charlene Lipsey got a comfortable 3+ second win over Belarus, although their 8:16 winning time wouldn’t have been fast enough to even podium at the last two World Relays.

Other Road Action This Weekend


Was Last Week The Most Entertaining Week Of The Year?

Screenshot 2017-04-20 at 23.13.26LRC WTW: Is Katie Rainsberger The Second Coming Of Jordan Hasay? The Most Incredible Long Jump Ever? Comparing Josh Kerr To Drew Hunter There’s a lot of stuff we really found interesting in this one.

More News From Africa Athletics Kenya Warns Agents And Coaches That They Will Face Extra Scrutiny Due To Doping So AK blames the agents and coaches and the agents and coaches blame the doctors. We blame all of the above but most of all – the athletes. “Cheats will be exposed irrespective of their world status, their agents and coaches will be brought to book.”

Random / Interesting Other News

LRC Goes To Kenya

4C2A4693LRC My Trip To A Possible Doping Camp In Kenya: What I Saw When I Spent A Day With Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong LRC founder Weldon Johnson was at Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong‘s training camp in Kenya a couple of weeks before her positive “A” sample doping test was announced.

The 2017 Drake Relays *Results / Schedule / Start Lists *TV & Streaming (NBCSN Sat. 3 -5pm ET)

The 2017 Penn Relays Start Thursday *Results / Schedule / Start Lists *TV & Streaming (NBCSN Fri. And Sat.)

Coaches Of Winning Athletes At 2017 Worlds Will Also Get Medals Now coaches can really live vicariously through their athletes.

Women’s Running Insights

More Post-London Marathon News

Breaking Barriers

Pole Vault World Champion Shawn Barber Announces He Is Gay Shawn becomes one of the more prominent male gay athletes in the world.

The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon LIVED UP TO THE HYPE!!!!! *Tracking And Live Results

MB: Official 2017 London Marathon Live Discussion Thread

keitany-21701-OMG LRC Mary Keitany Survives Nearly Suicidal First Half And Blitzes A 2:17:01 To Take Down Paula Radcliffe’s Women’s-Only World Record And Win 2017 London Marathon Running history was made as Mary Keitany ran the fastest marathon ever in an women’s-only race and she did so in mind-boggling fashion as she ran the first half more than a minute faster than any woman in history. Tirunesh Dibaba had a historic run as well, putting herself third on the all-time list in 2:17:56. On the American front, Laura Thweatt had a super impressive run, taking almost 3 minutes off her PR to finish sixth in 2:25:38.
*Mary Keitany Won More Than $300,000 Today $55,000 for the win, $100,000 for sub-2:18, $25,000 for the course record and $125,000 for the world record.

daniel-wanjiru-london-2017-winsWhat A Battle LRC After An Epic Battle, Daniel Wanjiru Outduels Kenenisa Bekele To Win The 2017 London Marathon A great back-and-forth between Kenya’s Daniel Wanjiru and all-time great Kenenisa Bekele saw Wanjiru win a close race in 2:05:48 as he held off a late charge by Bekele.

Outside Coverage

Full Coverage In Our 2017 London Marathon Special Section

Sub-2 Hour News

  • The Guardian: Is Nike’s Sub-2 Hour Marathon Attempt Just A Clever Marketing Stunt? Most doubt Eliud Kipchoge will actually break 2 hours, but even if he doesn’t, the hype is still a win for Nike.
  • The Guardian: Will Science Help Eliud Kipchoge Run A 2-Hour Marathon? There is talk of Nike’s 4% Vaporflys, some comments from Ross Tucker and we liked the quote from World Half silver medalist and 59:10 man Bedan Karoki: “For me breaking two hours is not possible. Running a half marathon in under an hour is hard enough – after I do it I am sick – so to run the same again for me is much too difficult.”

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Brianna Rollins Gets Suspended

getty-rollinsLRC Brianna Rollins, Olympic 100 Hurdles Champ, Is Banned For 1 Year For Not Being Available For Three Drug Tests Utterly idiotic and avoidable. She took the blame but her agency and USATF were noted in the arbitrators decision.
Discuss:  Olympic 100H Champ Brianna Rollins Gets 12-Month Ban For 3 Whereabouts Violations 

Sprint Stuff


NJ Running Legend And Two-Time NYC Marathon Champ Tom Fleming Dies While Coaching HS Track Meet The 2:12 marathoner won the NYC Marathon in 1973 and 1975 and finished second in Boston twice.
*MB: RIP: Tom Fleming -1973 and 1975 NYC Marathon champ – has passed away

African Distance News

Looking Ahead: Who Will The US World Marathon Team Be?

Good Read: GB Olympic 4 X 400 Bronze Medalist Anyika Onuora Shares How She Nearly Died From Malaria 10 Months Before The Games Anyika says she is “literally had to learn how to walk again” after being hospitalized and receiving emergency care and is “lucky to be alive.”

Next Month: Super-Deep Field Set For Pre Classic Women’s 1,500 With Seven Sub-4:00 Women The field will include Olympic champ Faith Kipyegon, Olympic silver medalist Hellen Obiri, USA’s Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury, Kate Grace and GB record setter Laura Muir.

Drug News

Big US News

Our apologies to Stephanie Hightower and Max Siegel for including them in this pictureWashington Post: New USATF President Vin Lananna Says He Has No Plans To Audit Max Siegel’s Spending As CEO Before and after the October expose on Siegel, many have questioned the way he conducts USATF business with lavish spending and questionable self-dealing and many were hoping there would be an investigation. However, Lananna said, “I really don’t have enough information to really have an opinion on it … Right now, my position [with Siegel] is I’m comfortable with what I’ve seen. If it comes to the point where I’m not comfortable, I will speak up.” Personally, we think it’s a huge blunder that Siegel paid out more than $20 million in commissions to the people who brought in the Nike deal. The commissions should have a) been capped and b) the deal should have been bid out.

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