Quote Of The Day

– US steeplechaser David Goodman ranting on Instagram about how USA Track and Field went against it published selection criteria for selecting its 2019 Pan American Games Team, wrongly denying up to 39 athletes a spot on Team USA.

If you are an impacted athlete, please realize that an athlete’s right to participate in the Pan American Games is protected by US federal law. It’s one of four competitions covered by the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act (Olympics, Paralympics and WCs are the others). As a result, it’s important that your voice be heard. Please call or email the USOPC Ombudsman ASAP:

Phone: 888-ATHLETE
Email: [email protected]

USATF Incompetence

LRC Up To 39 Athletes May Have Had Their Spots 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 

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 4 Big Story Lines To Follow At Pre: How Will The 3 Olympic Champs Returning From Layoffs Do, Old Vs. New In The Women’s 100 & More We also wonder how fast Michael Norman and Christian Coleman will run and if Justin Gatlin & LaShawn Merritt have anything left.
*IAAF Full Meet Preview

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 1,500 has Houlihan vs. Muir vs. Kipyegon, and the 800 has Semenya. Oh boy.
*Allie O in Pre Steeple 

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.

Mid-Week Results / News

Non-Distance News

Caster Semenya Updates

Upcoming Action

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.

Kipchoge’s Sub-2 Attempt Will Be In Vienna

Rojo Would Rather He Run NYC Instead Kipchoge’s Sub-2-Hr. 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.

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