Quote Of The Day

– Jack Ross, father of Yale cross-country runner Hale Ross, who killed himself a day after the 2016 Ivy League championships, writing in a nearly 4,000 word essay entitled, “The Dark Lining of the Prefontaine Mantra: Lessons from Hale Ross’ life at Yale.”

If you are struggling, please get help. The national suicide hotline # is 800-273-8255.

*MB: Yale Runner Dies (thoughts from a mom who lost a son to suicide at Yale)  *MB: Yale Runner Hale Ross Dies

2018 Paris DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming

Full Results

Abderrahman Samba breaks 47.00

LRC 2018 Paris DL Recap & Video Highlights: What An Incredible, Incredible Meet – World Leaders Galore If you missed the 2018 Paris DL, you missed a TRULY INCREDIBLE MEET. From a 46.98 men’s 400 hurdles – the fastest time in more than 25 years – in the first event to a 9.88 world-leading 100 in the last event, this meet had world leaders literally from start to finish. In between, there was a 1:54 women’s 800 and a 3:29 men’s 1,500. This meet had excellence in it from start to finish.

Screenshot (2038)LRC Caster Semenya Runs 1:54.25 With No Rabbits To Become 4th-Fastest Ever And Destroy World’s Best In Paris Semenya was spectacular.

Paris DL Talk On The Message Board
Official Paris DL Discussion Thread
*Caster Semenya has just destroyed her lifetime PB, without any rabbits. 1:54.25!
Timothy Cheruiyot runs 3:29 FTW in Paris!
*Ferguson Rotich just closed a 1:43 race in 25.5. Where does that rank in the all-time best closes?

Mid-D News

Results From Europe

You Never Forget Your First Sub-4

Recommended Read: Nate Brannen: “Only 1,497 Humans Have Ever Broken The 4-Minute Mile And I’m One Of Them” You probably can name most Americans that went sub-4 in high school, but Brannen was actually the 7th North American high school athlete to break the barrier. Here he reflects back on that night and how it helped shape the rest of his career.

European News: British Champs This Weekend

Andre De Grasse / Harry Herome News *Harry Jerome Results

Should There Be A Women’s Decathlon?

The Guardian: Women’s Decathlon: Overdue Game-Changer Or Heptathlon Killer? The first USATF-approved women’s decathlon championship is this weekend, but a lot of heptathlon athletes and coaches are against the idea, fearing the change in event order could lead to more injuries.

High School Corner

Off The Track At USAs

LRC My Sac outUSATF Board Meeting Recap – USOC Slams Mt. SAC Bid For Olympic Trials: “Thank goodness that embarrassment is behind us.” Highlights and lowlights of USATF Board meeting with the biggest lowlight being when the Board violated USATF’s own bylaws to extend the terms of two of its members. At the meeting it was also stated that after Mt. SAC won the bid they were very interested in finding out if they’d get “free clothes.”
Discuss Here

Depression Is Real And It’s Powerful

hale-rossRecommended Read The Dark Lining Of The Prefontaine Mantra: Lessons From Hale Ross’ Life At Yale A personal essay from the father of the Yale XC runner who committed suicide just days after a disappointing run at the Ivy League championships. Does Pre’s mantra of  “to give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” take a psychological toll?
*MB: Yale Runner Dies (thoughts from a mom who lost a son to suicide at Yale)
*MB: Yale Runner Hale Ross Dies

Week That Was

LRC New Blood At USAs, Attendance At Nationals Worldwide, Another Look At Kellyn Taylor’s 2:24:28, Dafne Schippers False Start Plus it is a travesty Haron Lagat is not eligible to run for US.

British Sprint News

Sprints / Jumps

Random Stuff

European News

Bowerman Fan Vote Is Open


Some Great Races To Look Forward To The Next Couple Of Weeks

Distance News

The Best Of

photo by Phil BondLRC The Best Interviews From 2018 USAs: Centro On How Being Fitter Allows Him To Race Smarter, Coburn On Jebet’s Positive, & The People’s Hero, Jordan Mann We know only a few of the biggest die-hards had time to watch all 79 interviews we conducted in the mixed zone at USAs (you can check out all the videos here). That’s okay. Below, we’ve selected our 10 favorite interviews from 2018 USAs. If you want to be educated, entertained, or both, check this out. From Noah Lyles to Matthew Centrowitz and Emma Coburn, we’ve got you covered.

USA News: The Boston Champ Is Coming To NYC

Des your championDes Linden To Run 2018 TCS NYC Marathon Will she face defending champ Shalane Flanagan?

The Future Of Women’s Sport Is On The Line

Sprint Stuff

Upcoming Diamond League Action: Paris Is Saturday