World XC Is Saturday, Let's Hope It's As Exciting As This

– The end of the 1980 World XC Champs in Paris was thrilling.

We were made aware of that video from this thread: MB: WTF: Did this really happen? In 1981, the entire Ethiopian xc team kicked a lap too early at Worlds? Virgin won title

Interesting Distance News During A Slow Weekend Of Action

Going Pro

Collegiate News *USTFCCCA Weekend NCAA Coverage

Our Weekly Recap

LRC WTW: USATF Defies The IAAF And Ruins The Olympic Trials, Fast Halves And The Perfect Solution To The DL 5,000 Situation What a ridiculous week for US distance fans. We pick ourselves off the mat and offer common sense solutions to keep the crown jewel of US track and field – the Olympic Trials – exciting and to save the Diamond League 5,000. Along the way we wonder if Brigid Kosgei is now the favorite for next month’s London Marathon.

Sprints / Field Event News

It’s Unfortunate The Only Women Comfortable Enough To Speak Up On This Issue Are Retired

2019 World XC Is Going To Be Amazing *Entry Lists

Men’s Preview: LRC The Race of the Year Is Here: Get Ready for a Five-Way Slugfest in the Men’s Race at 2019 World XC What a race. If you call yourself a distance fan, you need to be up at 9 am ET on Saturday morning to watch this one – the greatest race on turf. Will Geoffrey Kamworor join John NgugiPaul Tergat, and Kenenisa Bekele as a world xc legend?

More IAAF News Good For IAAF: IAAF Fires Back And Rips Into Author Of UN Resolution Saying IAAF May Be Violating UN’s Rule On Human Rights In Caster Semenya Case “There are many generic and inaccurate statements contained in the motion presented to the Human Rights Council so it is difficult to know where to start. The common ground is that we both believe it is important to preserve fair competition in female sport so women are free to compete in national and international sport.”

Non-Distance News

More Distance News

More On IAAF Neutering The 5,000

Our Weekly Recap

LRC WTW: USATF Defies The IAAF And Ruins The Olympic Trials, Fast Halves And The Perfect Solution To The DL 5,000 Situation What a ridiculous week for US distance fans. We pick ourselves off the mat and offer common sense solutions to keep the crown jewel of US track and field – the Olympic Trials – exciting and to save the Diamond League 5,000. Along the way we wonder if Brigid Kosgei is now the favorite for next month’s London Marathon.

Collegiate News


An Update On The Confusion / Controversy Surrounding The 2020 Olympic Selection System

LRC One Week Later: How Will USATF Select The 2020 Olympic Team? No One Really Seems To Know We have a little good news to report. Amid confusion, USA Track and Field is refusing to confirm the statement they gave us last week that put US distance fans into a tizzy. And USATF tells us they are appealing to the IAAF to give the top 5 at the US Olympic Marathon Trials the marathon standard.
*MB: A Little Good News: USATF is appealing to get top 5 at US Olympic Marathon Trials the standard.

Doping News: Strange Details From Asbel Kiprop Case

Semenya Decision Delayed

LRC CAS Delays Caster Semenya Case For At Least A Month In a guest post for LRC, Amby Burfoot gives some background on the case and references studies demonstrating the over-representation of DSD (Differences of Sexual Development) athletes in the women’s 800.

Next Week’s World XC Looks Like It Will Be Amazing

LRC Mud, Beer And VIKINGS! A Behind-The-Scenes Look At How The Incredible 2019 World XC Course Was Designed Organizers are planning one hell of a party for next week’s World XC Champs. The course features mud, water, and sand pits, a beer tent, a portion that runs over the roof of a museum, and a Viking Zone. And it’s all inspired by Chuck Norris.
*MB:
 2019 World XC looks like it’s going to be LEGENDARY! Someone hire Jakob Larsen to run all of track and field

Indoor Athletes Of The Year

Corruption / Doping News