A New Nominee For The Positive Doping Test Hall of Fame?

gil-robertsLRC “Frequent and Passionate” Kissing, Moxylong and an Indian Chemist: Gil Roberts’ Doping Case Is the Strangest One of 2017 Over the years, there have been some entertaining stories that have been used to get people off (or at least try) from positive doping tests – from a gay man making out with a female craigslist encounter to five bottles of beer and sex at least four times with the wife. We’ve go a new doozy for you.
*MB: “Frequent and Passionate” Kissing Results in US 400 Man Gil Roberts Avoiding Doping Suspension.

The Week That Was

LRCWTW: Women Vs. Men, The Boilermaker Turns 40, Konstanze Klosterhalfen Is Only 20, & Jakob Ingebrigtsen Is Younger Than LetsRun.com

We span the globe to get you up to speed on what's been happening in the track and field world the last two weeks.

Interesting Distance News

Mid-Week Action – Results: *Lucerne, Switzerland *Morton Games Ireland

Friday In Spain: Olympic Champ Ruth Beitia And Olympic Silver Metalist Orlando Ortega Highlight Meeting De Madrid Distance action is highlighted by Erik Sowinski and Mo Amanin the 800 and Ethiopia’s 2008 world indoor 1500m champ Gelete Burka vs Azmera Gebru (14:57 5K best) over 3,000m.

Domanic CelebratesMorton Games: Alexa Efraimson Gets Her First International 1,500 Win As Robert Domanic’s Fine 2017 Continues Ole Miss’s Domanic won in 3:55 as Drew Hunter ran 3:56. Efraimson won in 4:06.73Full results.
Discussion: 2017 Morton Games Is Today, July 12 (Hunter, Efraimson, Merber, etc) – Live Discussion Thread

Lucerne: World Bronze Medalist Amel Tuka Wins In 1:46.74 Over Erik Sowinski And Matt Centrowitz Sowinski was 2nd (1:47.06) while Centro was a distant 7th (1:49.12). Ethiopia’s Azmera Gebru won the 3,000 in 8:52 with Aisha Praught 3rd (8:53), Emily Infeld 5th (8:55) and Courtney Freichs 6th (8:56). In non-distance action, Germany’s Johanes Vetter threw the second best javelin mark of all-time with 94.44m while Sharika Nelvis ran (12.67) to beat Sally Pearson in the hurdles and Devon Allen won the men’s race in 13.31.
*800 Race Video
*MB: Nijel Amos Runs 45.55 PB
*MB: JULY 11 800m: Eric S. 1:47.0 and Matthew C. 1:49.12 WTH???

Sunday: Rabat DL Provisional Entry Lists

World Under-18 Champs Started Today In Kenya *Live Results / Schedule *Live Streaming Info (Blocked In USA)


2017 London DL *Full Results *Schedule *TV & Streaming

farah-2017-london-dlLRC 2017 Anniversary Games Recap: Nijel Amos Blasts 1:43.18 World Leader As Mo Farah (7:35 3K) & Hellen Obiri (4:16 Mile) Win Big London did not disappoint as the men’s 800 was fantastic as Amos is starting to look like the Amos of 2012 as American Donavan Brazier took 2nd and Sowinski ran well. Plus Aries Merritt‘s inspirational comeback picks up steam.

IMG_8439LRC Nijel Amos Is Back, Blasts 1:43.18 World Leader, Donavan Brazier Goes 1:43 Amos is clearly #1 in the world right now. Where does that put Brazier?

Screenshot 2017-07-09 at 8.44.33 AMLRC Charlene Lipsey And Chris O’Hare Stay Hot To Win 800 And 1,500 In London Lipsey is one of the best in the World right now. We recapped these events before the rest of the meet as they weren’t on the main TV window.

London Message Board Talk

More Weekend Action

High School / NCAA / Youth

Jama Aden Update

Aden and Mo Farah in AfricaJama Aden Indicted On “Public Health” Charges In Relation To Raid In Sabadell Spain Last Year We don’t know what this means at this point as a year later, no athletes have been sanctioned from the raid despite EPO being reportedly found in a room.

Doping News

Fancy Bears

Fancy Bears Appears To Have Hacked ABP Results For Many Top Track Stars And Many Were Labeled On A Spreadsheet As “Likely Doping” Or “Passport Suspicious” Under the label “likely doping,” the document lists the likes of Meseret Defar, Galen Rupp, Mo Farah, Silas Kiplagat, Geoffrey Mutai, and Evan Jager. Under “passport suspicious,” there are stars like Asbel Kiprop, Henrik Ingebrigtsen, Luke Puskedra, Mary Ketiany and Aries Merritt.
MB: Farah and Rupp = “likely doping” according to IAAF blood passport/Fancy Bears leak
*MB: Evan Jager “likely doping” per new Fancy Bears leak
*MB: Guys, give it a day or two before starting the witch hunt!
*MB: IAAF Statement Offers “Sincerest Apologies” To Athletes’ Whose Data Was Leaked / Says ABP Is A “Dynamic Proccesse

LRC Does Fancy Bears Hack Reveal That Many Of Track And Field’s Biggest Stars Were “Likely Doping?” See The Latest Fancy Bears Documents Here Under the label “likely doping”, the document list the likes of Meseret Defar, Galen Rupp, Mo Farah, Silas Kiplagat, Geoffrey Mutai and Evan Jager. Under “passport suspicious,” there are stars like Asbel Kiprop, Henrik Ingebrigtsen, Luke Puskedra, Mary Keitany and Aries Merritt.

TrackTown Summer Series Portland *Results *Video Replay *Live Thread

Screenshot (1255)LRC Portland Recap: Robby Andrews Drops Out As Ben Blankenship Wins A Thriller Over Merber And Engels, Windle Keeps Rolling The men’s 1,500m didn’t get the Worlds qualifying standard but it was three abreast racing down the homestretch. Drew Windle continued his good form in the 800 and Stephanie Garcia won the 3,000m.
Discuss: Robby Andrews just dropped out with 350 to go

Ken Goe Recap Of Portland: Surprise, Ben Blankenship Wins The 1,500 At The TrackTown Summer Series

Robby Andrews Post-Race Interview: “I’d be lying if (I said) there’s no pressure to get the world championships standard.” Plus news he’s been staying with Clayton Murphy.

Track And Field In The Real World

LRCSports Radio In Dallas Talks Track And Field: "I think the WNBA is laughing at these guys."

The good news is track and field got discussed on the radio as one of the hosts saw The Freeze race at the TrackTown Summer Series meet on TV. The bad news is they ridiculed the idea track could be popular anywhere and the concept of a track league in the US.

Sprint / Field Event News

Evaluating The Sport

Distance News

Sprint Stuff

Canadian Champs In The Books *Results

Sprints And Jumps

More Depressing News / That Latest On The Intersex Debate


Saturday Paris Diamond League *Results

Amos Flailing for the WinLRC  Paris Recap: Sifan Hassan Beats Faith Kipyegon, Ronald Kwemoi And Omar McLeod Lose For First Time, Nijel Amos Is Back?  The World Championships picture may be getting a little bit clearer after Paris and Sifan Hassan may be your new favorite. Get up to speed on everything in Paris.

US Marathon News: Ritz To Brooks

Dathan Ritzenhein shows off his new Hansons Brooks kit (photo by Delachaise Jackson for Brooks; used with permission)RRW Three-Time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein Has Joined The Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project Since 180 days had passed since Ritz’s Nike contract expired, he was free to sign and he chose to go with Brooks.
*MB: Breaking: Dathan Ritzenhein has joined the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project

2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Standards Announced The marathon standards stay at 2:19 and 2:45, but the half marks are quicker at 64:00 and 73:00 (dropped from 65:00 and 75:00 in 2016).
*MB: USATF Announces 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying standards

More Olympic News

2017 USAs Prediction Contest

LRC Who Won Our 2017 Running Warehouse USAs Prediction Contest? A Pro, An Olympic Trials Qualifier, A 3:40 1,500m Runner And An All-State High School Runner See who the kings and queens of LetsRun.com are. Our contest winners this time are by far the most impressive group running-wise in the history of contest winners on LRC.

Britain Prepares For Worlds – About 3 Weeks To Go


Doping News

Assorted Distance News

International Weekend Action

This Normally Would Have Been Big News

2:02:57 World Record for Dennis Kimetto in the MarathonEliud Kipchoge Targets World Record At 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon If he breaks the 2:02:57 World Record, there will be no debate of his mark being legitimate.


Everyone Has The Marathon Bug

Brianne Theisen Eaton Is Going To Run The 2017 BOA Chicago Marathon “The biggest misconception among the general public is probably how often and far Ashton and I run. People think that we could run a 10-miler or jump in a marathon no problem. Let me put it this way, when we were training for the Olympics, we would complain about a 5-minute run, saying that ‘our calves got too tight,’ ‘our feet hurt,’ or ‘it’ll make us slow.'”

Hope You Had A Good July 4th *Top 20 Peachtree Results

Leonard Korir And Aliphine Tuliamuk Win USA 10K Titles At AJC Peachtree Road Race Korir won a close race over Shadrack Kipchirchir as he outkicked him by 1 second (28:16 to 28:17) while Sam Chelanga got third in 28:25, Derrick 4th and Lagat 5th. Tuliamuk won her 6th US road title in 32:49 as Sarah Pagano took 2nd (33:01) and Jordan Hasay 3rd (33:08).
*Top 20 Peachtree Results
*MB: Great job Bernard Lagat 28:42 10k and 5th place at the USA championships. Kevin Castille where were you?

Hungary: Kendra Harrison Runs 12.28, Omar McLeod Runs 12.96 In Hungary Shaunae Miller-Uibo ran 49.86, and David Rudisha ran a seasonal best of 1:44.90. *Full Results
*MB: David Rudisha (1:44.90 sb) returns to his winning ways in Hungary 
*Meet The 86-Year-Old Who Has Run All 48 Peachtree Road Races
*Runner In Cardiac Arrest Collapses At Peachtree Finish Line Not surprisingly, conditions were very hot and humid in Atlanta today.

Alaska: The Legend Grows: Allie Ostrander Wins Women’s Alaska Mount Marathon!