USATF Incompetence

LRC Up To 39 Athletes May Have Had Their Spot on Team USA Denied Thanks To USATF’s Incompetence, Hear Some of Their Stories Here In December, USATF head Max Siegel and two others signed a 20-page document saying USATF would pick the Pan Am team off of 2019 times – then USATF didn’t do that and many are devastated as a result. Some of those athletes share the anguish of what it feels like to wrongfully be denied a spot on Team USA.
*MB: USATF completely botches selection of 2019 Pan American Games team 

Ken Goe: Bungling USATF amends Pan Am Games team without explanation

LRC USA Track And Field Tries To Hide The Fact That They Messed Up BIG TIME, Quietly Names New Pan Am Team Update: Was a microsoft excel sorting error the cause of some of this? Instead of issuing a press release admitting they butchered the national team selection for the Pan Am Games, USATF today took the unprofessional route and simply changed the names on the web page they published on Monday without telling anyone. Kind of like how they changed the qualifying criteria without telling anyone either. An emergency Section 9 arbitration hearing is taking place tonight.

LRC USATF Makes It Up As It Goes Along (Again), Ignores Its Own Selection Procedures For 2019 Pan American Games

Meet the Running Warehouse Prediction Contest Winners

LRC Previous Winners and NCAA Coaches Triumph in Our Running Warehouse NCAA Outdoors Prediction Contest Meet the winners and we’re reminded how the tiny little University of Tulsa is producing NCAA champions.

Our Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

WTW Meet The Fastest Loser In History And The Two 17-Year-Old 800 Phenoms, Plus What Does The US Women’s Soccer Team And US Men’s Marathoners Have In Common? This week, we introduce you to a second 1:45 17-year-old that few are talking about and remind you once again that life isn’t fair.

Recent Results

June 25th Was Gabriele Grunewald Day In Minnesota

2019 Pre Classic is Sunday Schedule & Results * TV & streaming (4-6 pm ET).

LRC 2019 Pre Classic Women’s Distance Preview: USA vs the World in the Steeple, Semenya (and Kipyegon & Houlihan & Ayana) Returns The 3k is ridiculously stacked (Dibaba vs Ayana vs Hassan vs Obiri). Heck, EVERY event is ridiculously stacked. The women’s steeple features 6 of the 8 fastest women ever, the 1500 has Houlihan vs Muir vs Kipyegon, and the 800 has Semenya. Oh boy.

kejelcha-world-recordLRC 2019 Pre Classic Men’s Distance Preview: Centro Returns in a Stacked Bowerman Mile vs. Kejelcha, Cheruiyot, J. Ingebrigtsen & More Centro hasn’t raced all year but will run his first race in a Bowerman TC singlet on Sunday against former teammates Yomif KejelchaClayton Murphy, and Craig Engels. Barega faces Paul Chelimo and World XC champ Joshua Cheptegei in the 2-mile.
*MB: Pre Classic 2019 (6/30) – official discussion thread.

Kipchoge’s Sub-2 Attempt Will Be in Vienna

Rojo would rather he run NYC instead Kipchoge’s sub-2hr marathon set for Vienna on October 12th The course for INEOS 1:59 is a 4.4 km straightaway in the middle of town in a park that will be repeated nearly 9 times. No word or not if they’ll try to draft off of a car/timing board like they did last time.  The race could be held as late as October 20th due to weather. *Mayor’s support and fact that many fans can watch played role in selection of Vienna
*MB: Kipchoge attempts new sub 2h marathon in Vienna in Oct 2019

Gladys Cherono Will Return To Defend Her Title Against Vivian Cheruiyot At The 2019 Berlin Marathon Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) was also announced.

Non-Distance News

Caster Semenya Updates

Upcoming Action

Hosting News

Corruption / Doping News

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