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LRC USATF Makes It Up As It Goes Along (Again), Ignores Its Own Selection Procedures For 2019 Pan American Games USATF said it was would pick the 2019 Pan Am team based on the 2019 US descending order list as of June 10, 2019. Then on June 20, it said it would actually use the 2018-19 list. Now the team is out and we have no idea what criteria they used.
*MB: USATF completely botches selection of 2019 Pan American Games team 

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LRC Greatest Of All Throws: Michael Carter’s Unbreakable High School Shot Put Record Turns 40 One of the greatest records in all of sports is now 40 years old and no one one has even come within four feet of it. Read all about it here. We’re so amazed by it we had Jonathan Gault write more than 5,000 words about it.
*MB: Jonathan Gault on Michael Carter a must read. Definitely the greatest high school record

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Mid-Week Track Action – Ostrava Golden Spike *Full Results

LRC Shaunae Miller-Uibo Sets World Women’s 300 World Record* Of 34.41 In Ostrava, Andre De Grasse (19.91) Nips Christian Coleman In Men’s 200 Watch both races in this article. Meet also included a win by Amel Tuka in the men’s 800 (1:44.95), a win by Charlie Grice in the men’s mile (3:56.95) and Gudaf Tsegay in the women’s 1,500 (4:02.95). *IAAF Full Meet Recap

Doping News: Russia, What Are We Going To Do With You?

Youth News: USATF U20 Champs Start Friday

163 Pages Of Info On The Caster Semenya CAS Case

LRC What You Need To Know From The 163-Page Caster Semenya Vs. IAAF CAS Decision Veteran journalist Amby Burfoot has read the full 163-page decision, which was released on Tuesday, in its entirety, and offers his take on the most interesting details that were revealed.

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American Nell Rojas Dominates Women’s Race And Gets Olympic Standard (2:28:06) Not bad for someone who was just hoping to break 2:45 in her debut in December. She is the daughter of former 15,000 WR holder Ric Rojas.
Boniface Kongin Buys Own Bib, Runs 2:06 Pace For 19 Miles Then Holds On For Narrow Win Over American Andrew Colley

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LRC Podcast: Jama Aden Raid Anniversary, Jenny Simpson’s Medal Chances, Who Who Would You Rather Be: Josh Kerr, Drew Hunter Or Grant Fisher?

LRC Who Has The 2019 Worlds Standards? Plus Young 800m Stars Max Burgin & Roisin Willis Run Fast Elinor Purrier got her second Worlds qualifier this past week. Who else has the Worlds standards for America? Leonard Korir and Kirubel Erassa got it in the 10,000m. Updated with info on Josh Kerr breaking Steve Cram‘s U23 GBR record.

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