Lausanne DL Is Today *Schedule & Entries *TV & Streaming

A big pb for Michael NormanLRC The Race Of The Year Is Here: Noah Lyles Vs. Michael Norman In The 200 In Lausanne Two 20-year-old mega-talents – both undefeated in outdoor 200s since the 2016 Olympic Trials – will battle on Thursday. Enjoy it as big-time men’s sprint stars hardly ever face each other on the DL circuit.
*MB: The matchup of the year is here: Noah Lyles vs Michael Norman July 5th in Lausanne: Who you got?

Houlihan took down Simpson in Des Moines but Semenya represents a different challenge (photo by Phil Bond)LRC 2018 Lausanne DL Preview: Houlihan Vs. Semenya, The Quest For Sub-13:00, & Could The 400 Hurdles WR Go Down? Thursday’s Lausanne DL looks like a dandy as there is a world record attempt by Abderrahman Samba, a stacked 1,500 with Shelby HoulihanCaster SemenyaGudaf TsegayLaura Muir and Sifan Hassan, a quality men’s 5k featuring breakout star Selemon Barega and a women’s 800 where Ajee Wilson will attempt to earn her first Diamond League win in three years. *IAAF preview 
*MB: Who has the edge? Shelby Houlihan vs Caster Semenya at 1500 in Lausanne on Thursday 

A Big Drug Bust 20 Years Ago Led To The Foundation Of WADA – Does It need A Big Revamp?

Recommended Read Bonnie Ford: Chris Froome Case Shows WADA Rules Need A Revamp 20 Years After It Was Founded 20 years ago this weekend, a big TDF drug bust led to the creation of WADA, but Ford argues WADA wastes too much time on minor substances and says too many rich athletes can get off with high-priced lawyers.

Ross Tucker: Video: Tucker’s Take On Froome Case And “The Descent Of Anti-Doping’s Credibility”
 The Chris Froome Ruling Just Broke Anti-Doping
From The Sports Scientist Archives: In 2009, Dr. Bengt Kayser Called For An Anti-Doping Revamp

College Coaching Carousel Continues

Big Monday Action 

Gyulai Memorial In Hungary: Sergey Shubenkov Runs 12.92 110H To Move To #8 All-Time The meet was full of high quality as there was a near WR in the men’s HJ and lots of good mid-d/distance action. In the women’s short hurdles, Sharika Nelvis collected her third 100H victory of the season in 12.55, 0.03 shy of her season’s best and 0.03 ahead of world record holder Kendra Harrison.
Video: Mutaz Barshim Just Missed The High Jump World Record Today At 8’0¾” (2.46m) But Now He’s Injured
*Genzebe Dibaba Destroyed The Field, Including Kate Grace, In The Mile
*Ayanleh Souleiman Won The 1k In 2:16
*Clayton Murphy Ran A 1:44.69 SB In The 800 But Was Only 4th

Oregon-Related News

Yet Another Big Idea That Appears To Not Be Working

This Is Starting To Remind Us Of The International Version Of The TrackTown Summer Series: We Guess They Aren’t Paying Enough – Many Top US Stars Who Are Eligible Will Skip Out On The 1st Athletics World Cup US champs Noah LylesSandi Morris and Shakima Wimbley are all skipping out on the July 14-15 event. Whoever thought this event would be the new big thing in track but scheduled it for the day after the Rabat DL and 5 days before Monaco is an idiot. We don’t think promoting this thing at the expense of the DL is a good idea either.

Talented Teenagers

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

Interesting Reads

Peachtree Is Always On July 4th In Atlanta *TV & Streaming (8:00 PM ET Taped) *Results

bruce-lagatRRW Stephanie Bruce, 34, Wins Her 1st National Title, 43-Year-Old Bernard Lagat Wins His 1st Road National Title At 2018 AJC Peachtree Road Race Yes, that’s right. 43-year-old Bernard Lagat beat the likes of Lopez Lomong and many other top US pros to win the  2018 US 10 road title. In the women’s race, Bruce beat Tuliamuk the defending champ as Gwen Jorgensen was 5th, 49 seconds back. *Top 20 Results
*MB: Official 2018 Peachtree Discussion Thread – 2018 USATF 10k Road Champs
*MB: Can we stop the hype about Gwen Jorgensen ?
*MB: B. Lagat running 28:45 @ peach 10k @ 43yo … what could or would that be worth at age 18-38 … 26:34 ..?
*MB: Bernard Lagat makes the 2020 Olympic Marathon squad

More News Of Note

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.
*France’s Jimmy Vicaut Moves To Top Of European 100m List With 9.91 In Paris

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?

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

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.

Sprint / Field Event / Multi News

2018 British Athletics Champs *Results

Other Weekend Action / News

Mid-D News

Results From Europe