The Abu Dhabi Marathon Was Short – 42k Instead Of 42.195

LRC After Re-Measuring The Course, Here’s Definitive Proof That The 2018 Abu Dhabi Marathon Was Short Marathon experts Helmut Winter and Sean Hartnett have gone all the way to Abu Dhabi to remeasure the course and have found the 34th kilometer was between 195.8 and 199.6 meters too short. Our best theory is the locals wanted access to the local fish market so someone moved the cones up.
*MB: Vindication: 2 experts just remeasured the Abu Dhabi Marathon course and found it to be a little less than 200 meters short! Rojo is feeling good about himself after immediately questioning the validity of the marks.

Doping News

Ritz Tunes Up For Boston

Dathan Ritzenhein Wins Rock ‘N’ Roll New Orleans Half In 61:24 In Boston Tune-Up Ritz beat out Kenya’s Emmanuel Bett by six seconds and said, “I surprised myself, actually.” *Discuss

More Weekend Results

British News / Indoor Champs

Our Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

WTW Scott Simmons Keeps Developing Talent, 12,000 People Went To An Indoor Track Meet You’ve Never Heard Of, Mascot Races, US Cross, And More How great was the women’s race at US Cross?, a 41-year-old Irish/Australian woman keeps running fast, and the mascot race in Germany.

Camel City Elite & IAAF Karlsruhe *Live Camel City Results *Karlsruhe Results *Free Karlsruhe Stream Replay

LRC Ajee Wilson (1:59.26) And Clayton Murphy (1:45.92) Both Break Flat Track World Records At 2019 Camel City Elite Meet! Other winners included Edward Cheserek and Patrick Tiernan,who dominated the mile and 3k in 3:55 and 7:48 respectively. Grace Barnett (4:33) and Emily Lipari (8:59) won the women’s mile and 3k.
*MB: Official 2019 Camel City Elite Live Discussion Thread

Katelyn Tuohy After Her High School 3,000m Record Run

Kemoy Campbell News

Caster Semenya Controversy Back In The News

IAAF Insists It Accepts Caster Semenya’s “Legal Sex Without Question” Despite Report Lawyers Will Argue She Is “Biological Male” The the IAAF has clarified its position in a statement, saying that it “is not classifying any DSD [differences of sexual development] athlete as male.” They just want athletes like Semenya to lower their testosterone levels so they aren’t at male levels.
*BBC Article *Full IAAF Statement

Post Millrose Podcast

LRC Millrose Recap Podcast: Mile World Record Survives, European Guy Runs 59:13, Praise For NOP, Houlihan Not Running World Cross, Qualifying System For Worlds Needs To Change, Special Appearance By John Kellogg, Does The LRC Crew Need Sensitivity Training? We talk about all of the above, plus a pro’s family talking about posting on LRC at Millrose, and even go into the audio archive to have Kyle Merber and Robby Andrews read mean posts about them from the forums.

Encouraging Kemoy Campbell News

LRC Great News: Kemoy Campbell Is “Breathing On His Own,” “Smiling” And “100% Coherent” But Has No Memory Of Collapse At Millrose Games Jonathan Gault brings you the latest on Kemoy Campbell after communicating with his former coach Mark Coogan*Discuss

What’s Up With Vin Lananna And USATF?

The Oregonian: USATF Board Of Directors’ Motives Questioned As Vin Lananna Bids To Regain His Presidency The board is meeting later this month to consider whether to bring Lananna back from his temporary administrative leave which has lasted the last year. Former board member and lawyer Curt Clausen (who voted against Lananna’s suspension) said he feels that the board purposely tried to “discredit” Lananna and “ensure his presidency and the election by the membership didn’t work.”

NCAA Action

Doping: Depressing News Or Uplifting News?

2019 RAK Half *Results *Watch Replay Of 2019 RAK Half Marathon

LRC Julien Wanders (59:13) Shatters European Record; Stephen Kiprop (58:42) And Senbere Teferi (65:45) Win 2019 RAK Half The 2019 RAK Half was spectacular as both races featured fast times and sprint finishes. The men’s race included a European record by Julien Wanders (59:13) and the most sub-60s in a single race in history (11).

LRC Julien Wanders Reacts After SMASHING European Half Marathon Record With A 59:13 Wanders has bigger goals than being the fastest non-African in history. “I want to be the fastest in the world so that’s my next goal.”

Post-Weekend NCAA News

LRC Exclusives

LRC Podcast Shelby Houlihan Guest Interview+ NBIGP, US Cross, And Sydney McLaughlin Pro Debut And Diva Talk The American record holder Shelby Houlihan opens up for more than 30 minutes about her breakout year, what is on tap for 2019, her coach’s high standards and more. Plus the LRC crew discusses a Rosa athlete running fast in Dubai, split screen coming to track and field broadcasts and even UCLA legend John Wooden.
*MB: Shelby Houlihan is running 10k cross this weekend and we’ve got a podcast with her to celebrate

Transcript Shelby Houlihan Talks About Her Breakout 2018 Season, Making America Great At 5,000 Again, And Jerry Schumacher If you’re not a podcast person, we’ve got a transcript of our interview with Houlihan right here.

WTW Brazier AND Murphy Impress, Should We Not Get Excited About Fast HS Girls?, Who Are The World XC Favorites? And we take a look at the amazing times in Dubai.

2019 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon *Results *Full Race Replay

LRC Marathon Madness In Dubai: Getaneh Molla Runs 2:03:34 Debut Record; Ruth Chepngetich (2:17:08) & Worknesh Degefa (2:17:34) Move To #3 & #4 On All-Time List The 12:59 5ker Molla took to the marathon like a fish to water while Chepngetich went sub-2:18 just 75 days after breaking 2:19 in Istanbul. Course records fell for both the men and women.

MB: Official 2019 Dubai Marathon Discussion Thread
MB: If Kipchoge ran Dubai…
MB: Negesa (2nd place and Adidas runner) ran Dubai in Nike Vaporfly Flyknits dyed red to (poorly) mask the Nike Logo


$mart Or Foolish?

MB: Sammy Watson Turns Pro Watson accomplished it all as an amateur – winning a World Youth, World Junior and NCAA title but this is a risky sign for any shoe company as she was slower at 18 than 17 and just ran 2:06 in her first 800 as a 19-year-old.

Today’s Dose Of Random

2019 NYRR Millrose *Schedule/ Streaming Info *Results *Athlete Videos

LRC So Close – Yomif Kejelcha Misses Breaking Mile World Record By .01 Of A Second At 2019 Millrose Games You can’t get any closer to the WR than Yomif Kejelcha did on Saturday night at the 2019 Millrose Games.

LRC Michael Saruni (1:43.98) Becomes 2nd Man To Break 1:44 Barrier Indoors, Donavan Brazier (1:44:41) Breaks American Record In Millrose 800 The TV portion of the meet started off with a bang as Saruni ran the third-fastest indoor 800 ever and Brazier shattered Johnny Gray‘s indoor AR, which had stood since 1992. Updated with videos and quick takes.

LRC Ajee’ Wilson Gets Her American Record Back* By Running 1:58.60 To Win Millrose 800 The Jamaican record also fell to Natoya Goule.

More Millrose

BU Valentine

LRC Sean McGorty Runs PR (13:21), Hits World Standard In First Race With Bowerman TC In Boston While the race went well for McGorty and Marc Scott, who got the Worlds standard (13:22.50), Ryan Hill (13:36) struggled. 20-year-old Hyuga Endo (13:27) also broke the Japanese indoor record. Interviews with McGorty and new BTC pro Elise Cranny.
*Stanford All-American Elise Cranny Signs With Nike And Joins Bowerman Track Club
*LRC Video Interview

*MB: Elise Cranny joins the Bowerman babes 

LRC Exclusives

LRC Q&A Ahead Of Her Mile At Millrose, Katelyn Tuohy Talks About Training With (And Beating) The Boys & Which Pro Runners She Admires We caught up with Tuohy this morning after she was named Gatorade National Girls Cross-Country Runner of the Year and she reveals what runners she looks up to and what her plan is (or lack thereof) for this weekend’s mile at Millrose.

LRC Did Usain Bolt Really Run A 4.22 40-Yard Dash At The Super Bowl? Our Stopwatch Says He Didn’t Come Close While the rest of the world’s media produces fake news, we uncover it. Out stopwatch shows that Usain Bolt ran nowhere near the NFL record of 4.22 seconds for the 40-yard dash at the Super Bowl.
*MB: Did Usain Bolt really run a 4.22 40-yard dash at the Super Bowl?? It wasn’t anywhere close to that on my stopwatch

LRC Podcast Scott Simmons / NYRR Millrose Games Preview Podcast  We analyze the world record attempt in the mile at Millrose, the American record attempts at 800m, and get a good 50 minutes with Scott, talking about the amazing success of his American Distance Project group.

2019 USATF XC *Results

LRC Shelby Houlihan DESTROYS Molly Huddle The Final 800, Bowerman Track Club Gets 5 On Worlds Team A dominant display by Shelby Houlihan over the final 800m got her the win as her Bowerman Track Club team impressed.

LRC Shadrack Kipchirchi Gets First US XC Title As Scott-Simmons Coached Athletes SWEEP Top 5 Very impressive by the ADP team as the ADP domination of US Cross continued.

When They Say All-Access, They Mean All-Access

LRC Book Review Inside A Marathon Is The Ultimate Book For Marathon Junkies Do you want the inside scoop on what it takes to finish top 10 at a major marathon?Then this book is for you as Scott Fauble and Ben Rosario share every single thing – from blood tests to workouts, day by day – that led to Fauble finishing 7th in New York last fall. We loved the book and highly recommend it.