Breaking: Andre De Grasse Pulls Out of Worlds A message board poster said this would happen yesterday and people were irate we wouldn’t take the rumor down. Guess what? It’s true. (Well, half true as the poster said he was still doing the 200.)
*De Grasse: “The entire year this 100m race in London was my focus. I am really in the best shape of my life and was looking forward to competing against the best in the world.”

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Week That Was

Screenshot (1482)LRC Monaco Madness Makes Jager The Worlds Favorite?, Eilish McColgan Is Faster Than Her Mom, Sammy Watson, Shalane Flanagan, Morgan McDonald Keep Rolling Jager, Ajee Wilson, and Emmanuel Korir turned heads in Monaco, but quietly Sammy Watson, Shalane Flanagan and Morgan McDonald kept on impressing.

2017 IAAF London Worlds Start This Friday *Schedule By Day *Schedule By Event *TV & Streaming *Prediction Contest *LRC Previews: *M800 *W800 *M1,500 *W1,500 *MSteeple *WSteeple *M10k *W10k *WMar *MMar

LRC Betting Odds for 2017 IAAF London World Championships In Track and Field / Athletics What American man has the best odds (60%)  for gold in a mid-d/distance event? What woman has the best odds at just 9%?

Geoffrey Kirui Wins Boston 2017LRC Men’s Marathon Preview: Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola Does Battle With a New Crop of Kenyan Studs Sometimes the marathon field at worlds is watered down but certainly not this year as the Dubai, London and Boston champs are all racing.

Edna Kiplagat Wins BostonLRC Women’s Marathon Preview: Edna Kiplagat Tries to Make History By Winning A Third World Title The women’s field in the world championships is absurdly deep as it features 10 women who have broken 2:22.

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The Wait Is Over

Screenshot 2017-07-31 at 23.20.24LRC $200,017 LRC Running Warehouse Worlds Prediction Contest Is Here! The World Champs start Friday. It’s time to get down to business and enter our prediction contest. Easy to do even if you know very little about Worlds.

Get Ready For One Last Party With Usain Bolt

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Rudisha Out Of Worlds

David-Rudisha-celebrating-his-London-victory-and-WR-e1408742042788LRC David Rudisha Pulls Out Of Worlds With Injury The greatest race at the 2012 London Olympics was the men’s 800 final, won in a world record by David Rudisha. The fans won’t get a repeat this year as Rudisha is out with injury. Michael Saruni of UTEP was not entered as an alternate so no word officially if he can’t run yet.
*Rudisha: “I have accepted my fate with a very heavy heart.” Rudisha says he damaged his quad while “trying to engage in more speed.”
*Discuss: Rudisha announces a no show at London 2017 – quad injury.

Russian Drug Ban Will Continue

IAAF Not Ready To Lift Russian Suspension After Latest Task Force Update Task force head Rune Andersen says that Russia has still not “establish a strong anti-doping culture … or created an open environment that encourages whistleblowing.”
*Athletics Weekly Article Andersen: “RUSADA has started some testing but not comprehensive testing. There is a long way to go before they conduct the testing which we consider to be meaningful.”

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