Justin Gatlin Scandal 2.0?

Screenshot 2017-12-18 at 17.03.37Justin Gatlin’s Entourage Caught Up In Undercover Doping Sting, Gatlin Fires Coach Dennis Mitchell The Telegraph from the UK went undercover and said they needed help training an actor to be an athlete in the film. Robert Wagner, an agent who occasionally works with Gatlin, and coach Dennis Mitchell both reportedly said they could get him steroids with the agent also saying Gatlin used them. *Discuss
*Gatlin’s Agent Robert Wagner Says He “Played Along” Because He Knew What Was Going On Dennis Mitchell said, “I never suggested in any way that any of my current athletes used any banned substances …”
*Justin Gatlin “Shocked And Surprised” At Doping Allegations Against Dennis Mitchell “I am not using and have not used PEDs. … I fired [Mitchell] as soon as I found out about this.”

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European XC Champs In The Books *Results

Kaan Kigen Ozbilen And Yasemin Can Make It A Turkish Double Victory At European XC Championships Ozbilen won by 9 seconds over Spain’s Adel Mechaal, helping Turkey to a 3-point team win over Spain. On the women’s side, Can won easily while GB took the team title.

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LRCParker Stinson Went For It, Tim Ritchie Got It Done, Sara Hall Doubled Down, A 50-Year-Old Made The Trials And A Jerry Lawson History Lesson

Sara Hall completed a nice double, Tim Ritchie kept the Saucony team rolling, Parker Stinson went for it, a 50-year-old made the Trials, and a history lesson on Jerry Lawson.

*Recommended Read: USA Marathon Champ Sara Hall Defies Convention Hall has always had great range and now is enjoying the success her non-standard approach is bringing. “In my mind, I flash back to times that you are thinking you aren’t even good at this sport. It makes you realize that, wow, when you hear those voices, don’t believe those voices.”

USATF Marathon Championships *Results

Sara Hall of Redding, Calif., wins the 2017 USA Marathon Championships women's title at the California International Marathon in Sacramento, Calif., in 2:28:10 (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly)RRW Sara Hall And Tim Ritchie Win 2017 USA Marathon Titles At Cal Int’l Marathon Hall won in 2:28:10 just 5 weeks after running 2:27:21 in Frankfurt while Ritchie ran a new PR of 2:11:55.
*CIM Going The Extra Mile To Stop Race Cheats In addition to analyzing results, CIM hired Marathon Investigation’s Derek Murphy to help catch cheats and even catch people pre-race who tried to hire a “bib mule.”

Message Board Talk

NCAA XC Photo Galleries (800+ Photos Each Race) *Men *Women

The Best Races Of 2017 (Recaps And Video)

Shalane Flanagan after winning NYCLRC The Best Races Of 2017: Gold & Silver For U.S. In The Steeple, Shalane Wins NYC, Kipchoge Runs 2:00:25 & More  From the track to the roads we’ve got you covered. We reflect on the most exciting races of 2017, including history from Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs, major marathon wins from Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp, the brilliance of Eliud Kipchoge and some NCAA action.

The World’s Biggest XC Fan

fanLRC Meet Mr. Cross-Country, The Sport’s Biggest Fan Cross-country’s biggest fan, Michael Mahon, resides in Massachusetts, where for the past 33 years he has traveled to over 1,747 career meets, bag of cans in tow. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
*Michael Mahon – Mr. Cross-Country – Share Your Favorite Story Here

Mo Farah Shocks Himself And The Bookies

Screenshot 2017-12-17 at 21.15.39A Stunned 50-To-1 Longshot, Mo Farah, Wins British Sports Personality Of The Year Award Farah had been nominated for the award so many times and somehow only once finished once in the top 3 (he wasn’t even in the top 3 with double Olympic wins last year) that he didn’t attend in person this year and was stunned to win. The live national TV video feed then went out. Video and Farah’s reaction here.
Discussion: And the winner of 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year is Mo Farah
Brits what’s the American equivalent of British Sports Personality of Year Award? 

More Awards: Coaches Behind British 4 X 100 Team Named British Coaches Of Year
*Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Sprints And Jumps

NCAA News: The Bowerman Award

News From Africa

A Four-Time Tour Winner Goes Down?

The Commonwealth Games Are In April

NCAA News – The 2017 Bowerman Award Gets Announced Friday

Russian Ban Updates

Field Event News

Boston 2018

Defending Champions Geoffrey Kirui And Edna Kiplagat Will Return For The 2018 Boston Marathon Both will be coming off an excellent 2017 where Kirui won World gold and Kiplagat the silver. *Video Release

*April Fools Comes Early: Boston Marathon Announces New Vaporfly-Adjusted Qualifying Times Men in the 18-34 age group will need to run a 2:57:30 instead of 3:05:00. *Discuss

Sunday Road Action

Add This To Your Christmas List?

Independent Study (Funded By Nike) Finds That Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Actually Could Make You Run Faster They found energy saving of between 2% and 6% – with an average of 4%. A big criticism of the study is it wasn’t blind testing, so the placebo effect could be at play.

Upcoming In 2018

Zatopek 10 *Results

Stewart McSweyn Runs 28:37.28 To Beat Out Former NCAA Champions Patrick Tiernan (28:38.94) And David McNeill (28:47.54) At Zatopek 10,000m Celia Sullohern won the women’s race in 32:31 over World Champs marathon 9th placer Jessica Trengove (32:35). In the 1,500s, World Junior 5th placer Matthew Ramsden (3:40.08) and Brittany McGowan (4:14.18) took the wins.
*Pre-Race Interviews: *Tiernan *McNeill

Great Edinburgh XC Is January 13

Women’s Distance News

Assorted International News

RIP News

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Foot Locker High School XC Champs *Results *Race Replay

Screenshot (1627)LRC Claudia Lane Dominates To Repeat As Champ, Misses Joining Sub-17:00 Club (link fixed) 17:03 for Lane as only 3 women in the last 30 years have ever gone sub-17. She’ll attempt to be first-ever 3-time girl’s champ next year.

Screenshot (1649)LRC Dylan Jacobs Wins To Make Carl Sandburg High In Illinois The First With Two Different FL Champs (Lukas Verzbicas) As Soph Graydon Morris Is 2nd Jacobs turned the tables on rival Daniel Kilrea as sophomore Morris moved up to take second and could become the second boy ever to run at 4 Foot Lockers (Jorge Torres).

LRC Official Foot Locker Nationals 2017 Live Thread 

More Russian Scandal Updates

2017 Fukuoka Marathon Was Incredible *Fukuoka Results

Screenshot 2017-12-03 at 00.40.37Wow! LRC Norway’s Sondre Moen Makes History, Smashes European Record To Win Fukuoka In 2:05:48 Moen, who ran 59:48 during his buildup, became the first non-African born male to break 2:06 on a record-eligible course as he stunned the world and Bedan Karoki. 2012 Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich grabbed second in 2:07:10 just ahead of the Suguro Osako, who set a new Nike Oregon Project record of 2:07:19.

Kipchoge Vs. Farah At London 2018

Eliud Kipchoge Will Return To The London Marathon; Looking To Maintain His Unbeaten Record With A Third Title After winning in 2015 and 2016, Kipchoge skipped a year to chase the sub-2 hour marathon, but now he’s back and says, “I know that I have the world record in me so we will have to wait and see what happens.”
*Kipchoge Happy To Be Racing Mo Farah In London Kipchoge: “It’s great he will be racing because I’m sure that will make the atmosphere more special.”
*MB: Eliud Kipchoge is taking Mo Farah very seriously