LRC Content For The Weekend

cain_mary_boston_mayors_cup_2015_lotsbomLRC A More Mature Mary Cain Prepares To Return To Track Racing After 2 Years Away – 5 Takeaways From Cain’s Recent Podcast Appearance Next Sunday will mark two years since Mary Cain’s last track race. Find out what’s changed with Cain here.

Chelanga with wife Marybeth and son Micah after earning his U.S. citizenship in 2015 (Courtesy Sam Chelanga)LRC Why Sam Chelanga Retired From Running At Age 33 To Enlist In The U.S. Army You may have heard the story of pro runners joining the US Army so they can get US citizenship. What you haven’t heard is this story – Sam Chelanga‘s story – a pro runner giving up his running career so he can go the US Army’s Officer Candidate School.
*MB: Sam Chelanga retires

Interesting Reads

Sprint / Field Event / Multi News

2018 British Athletics Champs *Results

Other Weekend Action / News

The Inaugural Athletics World Cup Is Next Week

News From Europe

Former Irish 1,500m Champion, Penn Relays Champ And Sub-4 Minute Miler Andrew Walker In Intensive Care After Being Struck By A Car While Training For World Masters Champs You can donate to his GoFundMe here.

Peachtree Is Always On July 4th In Atlanta *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 10k 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

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

2018 Lausanne DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming

Full Results

houlihan-lausanne-2018LRC After A Dominant 3:57.34 Win (US #4 All-Time) In Lausanne, Is Shelby Houlihan The World’s Best 1,500 Runner? Shelby Houlihan’s fantastic final 70 meters was there once again – this time she used it to kick by the best women in the world not named Genzebe Dibaba.
*After Beating Sifan Hassan In Lausanne, Laura Muir Eyes European Gold After Season’s Best Over 1,500m “Definitely, in terms of Europe, I should be at the top of the rostrum.”

norman-thomasLRC 2018 Lausanne DL Recap & Video Highlights: A CRAZY Men’s 5,000, Noah Lyles Over Michael Norman, And No 400H WR The 2018 Lausanne DL featured a fantastic clash between two of America’s (and the world’s) great young sprint talents in Michael Norman and Noah Lyles. Plus maybe the craziest 5,000 finish we’ve ever seen.

Lausanne On The MBoard: Official 2018 Lausanne DL discussion thread
*We’ve NEVER seen a 5k end like this. Barega vs. Kejelchas get after it!! (GIF)
*Shelby MF Houlihan – She just took down Semenya and moved to #4 all-time in US history
*Is Shelby Houlihan dirty? 
*Pre-Race: Who has the edge? Shelby Houlihan vs Caster Semenya at 1500 in Lausanne on Thursday 

Full Coverage including previews can be found here.

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

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