Wednesday Was A Crazy Day Full Of Upsets At World Juniors

LRC 6 Reasons To Watch The IAAF World U20 Championships (AKA World Juniors) If rooting for the American 5k runner who has gone from college dropout to forklift operator to World Juniors all in the last year isn’t enough, we don’t know what is, but we’ve got 5 other great reasons to pay attention.

Monday’s Results From Lucerne

Links That Caught Our Eye

Women In The News

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

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

2018 Rabat DL Is Friday (3-5 PM ET) *Schedule, Entries & Results *TV & Streaming

Photo by Phil BondLRC 2018 Rabat DL Preview: Lyles Vs. Baker Vs. Coleman In The Best 100 Of The Year; Centro & Chelimo Take Aim At First Career DL Victories The Rabat DL looks fantastic on paper. The men’s 100 is the best of the year and in the distances Matthew Centrowitz (1,500) and Paul Chelimo (3,000) both have realistic shots at their first career Diamond League victories, while Molly Huddle returns for her first Diamond League in almost a year as she runs the 5,000 against a field that includes Genzebe Dibaba and world champ Hellen Obiri. There’s also a world record attempt by Caster Semenya in the 1,000m.

Wednesday’s Pro Results / News Of Note

The Inaugural Athletics World Cup Is Saturday / Sunday

2018 Canadian Champs *Free Stream *Schedule / Results

Links A Human, Not An Algorithm, Found Interesting

Interesting Reads

Interesting Reads

Previous World Jr Results

rhonex-kiprutoDay 1 PM: MB: Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto breaks CR to win 10,000 gold in 27:22 The man who earlier this year destroyed the Central Park and US All-Comers road 10k mark has lived up to his favorite status and won World Jr. 10,000 gold.
*Beatrice Chebet Of Kenya Wins Women’s 5,000 In Sprint Finish In 15:30.87 As Ethiopia Grabs Silver And Bronze

IAAF Recaps: Full Recap Of Day 1 At World Juniors *Women’s 5,000m Recap *Men’s 10,000m Recap
Photo by Charlie Crowhurst. © Getty Images for IAAF*Expected Shot Put Duel Between South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut And US’s Adrian Piperi Lives Up To The Hype Blignaut won by 1 centimeter as Piperi set a new US U20 record of 72-4.50 (22.06m).

Day 1 AM: Mouthwatering 1,500 Final For WU20s Is Set – Ingebrigtsen, Tefera And Soget All Win A 1,500 Heat American Cooper Teare also made final.
*George Manangoi Reveals After 1,500 Heat That He’s Recovering From Malaria But Still Thinks He Can Win Gold He said he didn’t feel good today.
*Jamaica’s Michael Stephens Runs 10.30 PR To Lead 100m Qualifiers

Recommended Read Legally Blind Jaryd Clifford Of Australia Finishes 8th In 1,500 Heat – Just Misses Final – Thanks To A Helping Hand From A Kiwi Clifford can only see directly in front of himself so he made friends with a Kiwi, who let him run strides just behind him, and then Clifford tracked him in the race.

A Slow Weekend In Terms Of Pro Action

European Athletics U18 Championships *Entries / Seeds *Results *Schedule

World U20 Champs Are Next Week In Finland

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