LRC Post-Caster Semenya Articles

LRC What No One Is Telling You About Caster Semenya: She Has XY Chromosomes, The Usain Bolt/Michael Phelps Comparisons Don’t Work and More After getting a confused email from his mom, Robert Johnson realized that average person has no idea what’s going on with the Caster Semenya case because the mainstream reporting on the case is so poor. Somehow the Associated Press, BBC, NY Times, NPR, Reuters, and Washington Post all failed to tell you a very key fact about Semenya – she has XY chromosomes. Since the media’s reporting on Semenya has been so biased, Robert thought it was important to clear up three common misconceptions about the Semenya case. We encourage you to share this article with your friends that haven’t been following the Semenya case closely.

LRC Guest Column by Amby Burfoot: Let Semenya run free … in the 1500 The 1968 Boston Marathon champ who wrote a 5,000+ word piece in support of the IAAF’s regulations regarding Caster Semenya says he felt “no joy” when he read the CAS decision yesterday and is now actually hoping the IAAF lets Semenya run the 1500.

2019 Doha DL *Schedule, entries, results * TV & streaming  *Live Noon Eastern TODAY on Olympic Channel

LRC Track and Field’s Opening Day Is Friday! Caster Semenya’s Last Run In The Women’s 800 Headlines A Loaded Meet It’s time to call in sick to work tomorrow as the Diamond League opener in Doha looks sensational.  The women’s 800 with Caster Semenya, Ajee Wilson, Francine Niyonsaba and Maragret Wambui will have the world’s attention but the men’s 800 is loaded as well (Brazier, Korir and Amos). Plus Dibaba vs. Obiri at 5k and a stacked men’s 1500 with four 3:28 men.
*MB: Caster Semenya ADDED to 800 field in Doha. How fast will she go?
*MB: Official 2019 Doha Diamond League Discussion Thread: Track and Field’s Opening Day Looks Sensational.


Post London News

LRC Eliud Kipchoge Says He Plans To Run All Six World Marathon Majors Before He Retires New York and Boston couldn’t have heard better news. Get him here now!

London Women

LRC Final Brigid Kosgei Is Your New Queen As She Destroys The World’s Greatest Marathon Field Ever Assembled In London Kosgei was extremely confident going in and she showed why this morning in London.

LRC Emily Sisson Backs Up The Hype With 2:23:08 Debut In London Marathon She set an American record for a women’s only race and just missed Jordan Hasay‘s fastest-ever American debut of 2:23:00. Molly Huddle PRed but wasn’t happy, “Today just wasn’t good.”

World Relay Champs Are Next Month

Random But Interesting Meet The 13-Year-Old Girl Who Set The Marathon WR In 1967 And Then Was Forgotten About Two weeks after Katherine Switzer‘s famous Boston run, Maurren Manco smoked Switzer by more than an hour and ran 3:15:22. The reaction? Almost universally negative.


Stanford’s Payton Jordan Meet *Results

Stanford Results: Murphy, Simpson, Kejelcha, Hassan, True, Hull and Ostrander Win Clayton Murphy won the 1500 (3:37.59) comfortably, Jenny Simpson got the win (15:21) over Rachel Schneider in the 5,000 (video of finish here) , Yomif Kejelcha won the 5,000 with easily (13:10 for him, 13:17 for 2nd)and Sifan Hassan’s 10,000m debut (31:18) was a success, as Ben True won the 10k (27:52) but no one got the Worlds standard.
Discuss: Official 2019 Payton Jordan Discussion Thread

LRC Weekly Podcast London Marathon Recap Podcast: Caster Semenya Decision, Eliud Kicphoge’s Greatness, Stanford & Doha Diamond League Preview, HOKA Project Carbon X We react to the Caster decision, talk about Kipchoge, Stanford, Doha, and more. Includes an interview with HOKA’s Mike McManus about Project Carbon X.

HOKA ONE ONE Project Carbon X World Record Attempts are Saturday (sponsored) *LIVE Stream 9 am eastern Saturday

LRC HOKA Project Carbon X is Here: A 50 Mile & 100K World Record Attempt By Jim Walmsley and Others in Brand-New Carbon X Shoe HOKA’s got a new shoe out that they are really proud of they and they’ve enlisted many of their top ultramarathoners to go after the 100k world record in the new shoes this Saturday, broadcast live, world-wide for free. Sponsored content by HOKA ONE ONE.
*MB: Hoka Carbon X project is the 100k WR

LRC Ultramarathoning 101: Sage Canaday Explains The Ultramarathon Scene To LRC – Getting Helicoptered Out Of Races, Carrying A Phone And How Would Kipchoge Do? By the end of May, we want to be up to speed on the ultra scene and know “What are the Best Ultra Races in the World?” We started our quest by talking to ultramarathoner Sage Canaday for a 1.5 hours. Audio and text. Sponsored content by HOKA ONE ONE.
*MB: What are the best ultras in the world?

Previous Semenya News

Caster Semenya Loses CAS Case, Can Only Compete In Women’s 800 If She Suppresses Testosterone “The panel found that the DSD Regulations are discriminatory but that, on the basis of the evidence submitted by the parties, such discrimination is a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of achieving the IAAF’s aim of preserving the integrity of female athletics in the Restricted Events.” The ruling applies to athletes who are 46 XY.

More Distance News

Guest LRC Editorial

LRC Want An Intelligent, Nuanced Read On Caster Semenya Before IAAF Ruling? Amby Burfoot: The Whole World Is Watching: Caster Semenya Vs. IAAF In this in-depth piece, Burfoot argues that intersex pro athletes like Semenya should only be allowed to compete in the female category if their testosterone is below a certain level.
*MB: What’s at stake in Semenya vs. IAAF — Amby Burfoot breaks down the monumental looming CAS decision 

Fallout From Caster Semenya Decision

Some London Marathon Leftovers

2019 London Marathon *TV & Streaming *Tracking & Results *Pre-Race Podcast

LRC Final Eliud Kipchoge Runs 2:02:37, Shatters London Course Record To Win 10th Straight Marathon Eliud Kipchoge continues to redefine what we thought was possible in the marathon.

LRC Putting Eliud Kipchoge’s Marathon Greatness In Perspective No matter how you look at it – win rate, average time, or world ranking – Kipchoge is WAY better than anyone else in history.

LRC Mo Farah Speaks On Haile G & Jama Aden As His Coach Gary Lough Criticizes Media Coverage: “I Don’t Think It’s Fair” Mo Farah said he doesn’t regret anything he’s said this week and his coach Gary Lough went a step further, criticizing the media for feeding “off Haile’s lies.” “Haile was president of the Ethiopian federation. He let Jama Aden coach Genzebe Dibaba. So why’s he coming out and saying stuff like this?”

Non-Penn/Drake Track Action

The 125th Penn Relays *Results *TV & Streaming




Asian Games Conclude In Doha

Previous Haile Vs. Farah News

LRC Haile Gebrselassie Fires Back At Mo Farah, Accuses Him Of “Disgraceful Conduct,” Says Sir Mo Was Reported For Attacking A “Married Athlete” In Hotel Gym We were expecting a titanic clash between distance legends in London – just not these two. Haile G also said Mo Farah refused to pay his $3,000 room bill and that Farah avoided a criminal charge for the alleged attack only after Gebrselassie’s intervention.