Weekend Diamond League Action – 2018 Monaco Was Friday *London Is Saturday/Sunday (9-11 AM ET) *Full Monaco Results *London Schedule / Entries *TV & Streaming

MB: Official 2018 London Diamond League Discussion Thread Will we have another great two days of track action or will London feel like the day after Christmas when compared to Monaco?

chelimo-win-london-2018LRC  American Paul Chelimo Earns The Biggest Win Of His Career – London Diamond League Day 1 Full Recap And Video Highlights  There were also wins for Ronnie Baker (9.90) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.98) in the 100s and a big 5.92-meter clearance for Sam Kendricks to win the pole vault and a 44.07 Qatari national record in the 400 for Abdalelah Haroun.

Screenshot 2018-07-20 at 19.37.05LRC What A Meet: Full Monaco Recap: Steeple World Record, Sub-8 For El Bakkali, Miller-Uibo Sub-49 400, Amos Is Back This meet had it all and we recap it all.

LRC 10 Crazy Stats From Absolutely Bonkers Monaco Diamond League Meet A 17-year-old Norwegian is now 3-0 vs. Matthew Centrowitz, and much more.

LRC Final Beatrice Chepkoech DESTROYS The Steeplechase World Record, Courtney Frerichs Sets American Record In Monaco Women’s Steeplechase chepkoech-wrIn one of the greatest runs in women’s distance running history, Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech absolutely destroyed the WR by running 8:44.32. She wasn’t the only one to run fast as the race featured a record 7 women under 9:10 and three national records.

Random Sprint Stuff

GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

Big NCAA News

josh-kerr-crushes-cheserekThank You, Title IX New Mexico Cuts Lots Of Men’s Sports And Neiters Its Men’s XC/Track Program The men’s program wasn’t totally eliminated but the roster size for track has been reduced from 32 to 20 and for XC its gone from 16 to 10. They want the male-female ratio of athletes to mirror that of the student body (55% female). Meanwhile, no one insists the student body male-female % mirror that of society or cares if the ratio of academic majors mirrors that of society.

chris-foxCoach Chris Fox Steps Down At Syracuse He’s retiring from collegiate coaching to become a pro coach – more on that soon.

Evaluating The Athletics World Cup

Vin Lananna Resigns From TrackTown USA

The IAAF Is Not Discriminating Against Women

IAAF Responds To Open Letter From The Women’s Sports Foundation And Athlete Ally As they say in their statement, “The IAAF has been one of the foremost advocates for women’s sport for almost a century.” There are few sports out there that have as much sex equality as track and field.
*From Last Week: Women’s Sports Foundation And Athlete Ally’s Open Letter The most notable track athlete to sign the letter was Suzy Favor Hamilton. T&F women won’t speak out publicly due to fear of backlash, but we’re sure most support the IAAF’s new regulations.
*IAAF Hammering In Their Point: “IAAF Supports Push For Gender Equity In Leadership Positions”

Upcoming Action

Pre-London Diamond League News

Distance News

Rest In Peace

Shoe Doping?

NY Times Does Extensive Statistical Analysis Of Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Using Strava Data And Determines It Is Indeed 3-4% Better Using race data from more than 500,000 marathons and half marathons, they also found that runners using the shoes run 1% faster than those using any other racing shoe. The article is entitled, “Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster. What if That’s Actually True?”
*MB: NYTimes research suggests that Nike Vaporfly may actually be 4% faster based on Strava data

Actual Doping News: +1 For Transparency

More Mid-Week Action

More From The World U20 Championships

Distance News

Sprint Stuff

And Oregon’s New Coach Is …

ben-thomasLRC The University Of Oregon Names Ben Thomas – Formerly Of Virginia Tech – As Its New Distance Coach Additionally, Pete Watson (formerly of UVA) will be moving to coach the men’s distance runners at Texas.
*MB: 2018 College Track & Field Open Coaching Positions Discussion
*Register-Guard Article

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Non-Major Championship News

Olympic News

Our Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

Damion Thomas at World JuniorsLRC Is It Good To Be A Young Phenom At World Juniors? Mexican And Indian 800 Records Fall, Bernard Lagat Still Has It, And Athletics World Cup Two Jamaican-Americans put on a show at World Juniors, Michael Norman joined a select club, Bernard Lagat still has it, and more.

Mary Cain Races *Results

Cain hanging on to the back 89 seconds into the raceLRC Mary Cain Winds Up A DNF In Her First Track Race In 2 Years Mary Cain‘s return to the track after a 2-year hiatus did not go well. Kiwi Camille Buscomb got the win in 8:45 as Elinor Purrier also set a PR for second. Other results included Sam Prakel winning the mile in 3:56.09 (Ben True was 6th in 3:57.83), Puerto Rico’s Ryan Sanchez beating Eric Sowinski over 800m (1:45.73 to 1:46.09), a 2:02.45 win from Laura Roesler in the 800 and Aussie Brett Robinson winning the 3,000 in 7:59.65 over Jordy Williamsz.

Pre-Race LRC Watch Mary Cain’s Return To Racing Over 3,000m In Ireland Today At 3:05 PM ET *Discuss

US Distance News

Are We Headed Towards An Age Of Shoe Doping?

Outside Magazine Asks An Interesting Question: Is It Fair For Runners To Compete In Prototypes? A recent IAAF rule change states “any type of shoe used [in competition] must be reasonably available to all in the spirit of the universality of athletics.” However, it doesn’t seem that they have any plans to ban the use of prototypes in races – something that athletes like Eliud Kipchoge and Galen Rupp have done recently with the Nike 4%.