LRC Articles

Rojo USATF’s Unprofessionalism Continues, New Pan Am Team USA Roster is Released But Press Release Fails To Mention 36.8% of Team Was Changed The unprofessionalism many have come to expect from USATF continued today when they failed to admit that they messed up one of their major duties as an organization. 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. Shame on you USATF.
*MB: USATF completely botches selection of 2019 Pan American Games team 

WTW King Ches Breaks His PR (Finally), Fake News Coming From Kenya, And Laura Muir Makes History? There was a lot of really good stuff last week – from Laura Muir to Matthew Boling and from the Ethiopian Trials to Pan Am Juniors – and we break it down for you.

USA Preview /  LRC Founders’ Day Podcast

LRC Preview of USAs, Brazier vs Murphy, Houlihan vs Simpson, Allyson Felix, and the 1,500/10,000 Double at Worlds What are you more excited about at USAs: men’s 800 or men’s 1500. Can Craig Engels take down Centro? Subscribe today on itunes

Hallelujah!!! Our Dreams Have Become Reality

LRC FANTASTIC NEWS: US Olympic Marathon Trials Granted Gold Label Status; Top 3 Finishers Will Go To Olympics On February 29th, the 2020 Olympic year will kick off with huge drama as the first three across the line will be going to the Olympics, just as it should be. Thank you IAAF. Thank you USATF. And thank you LRC nation.
*MB: Great job everyone and USATF! US Olympic Marathon Trials get Gold Label status so top 3 will go to Olympics 

The Rest Of Pan Am U20 Champs *Results

Assorted US News

Good Distance Features

LRC Exclusives

Podcast: Podcast: Sifan Hassan World Record In Mile, Rojo Eats Crow, Nijel Amos Back In 1:41s, Will Jager Ever Break 8? NOP / Bowerman Talk Subscribe today on itunes.

WTW Shelby Houlihan Is An 800 Runner (Again), Anna-Emilie Møller Breaks 41-Year-Old Record, + Is Muktar Edris Getting Into Shape? Monaco lived up to its hype but we go beyond the headlines and also look at the state of affairs with the Japanese men’s 1,500 and listen to Lance Armstrong‘s latest justification excuse of you better bring guns to a gun fight.

LRC Evan Jager, Robby Andrews And Eric Jenkins Definitely Are Out Of USAs Three World Championships team members from 2017 likely will be MIA at USAs later this month. Wed. AM Update: Jager is definitely out as well.
*MB: 2019 USATF Outdoor Entries/Robby Andrews and Eric Jenkins Definitely Are Out of USAs; Evan Jager May Be As Well 

Field Event News

USAs Start Thursday – Get Your Picks In *Schedule & Entries *TV & Streaming

LRC 200,019 LRC Running Warehouse USA Outdoor Track And Field Prediction Contest: Get Your Picks In And Make USAs More Entertaining Give us your top 3 in each event from our guide and you could win.

LRC 2019 USAs Women’s 5,000 And 10,000 Preview: Old Vs. New Battle In 5K & Can Anyone Else Get The 10K Standard? Molly HuddleEmily Sisson and Marielle Hall are the only women with the 10k Worlds standard and should all make the team. The 5k is much more interesting. 5th or even 6th place could still end up going to Doha if Shelby Houlihan and Jenny Simpson run as expected.

LRC 2019 USAs Women’s 800, 1,500 And Steeple Preview: Wilson, Houlihan, & Coburn Favored For Repeats; What Event Will Kate Grace Run? Plenty of drama here. Who grabs the third spot in the 1,500 behind Houlihan & Jenny Simpson: Grace, Nikki HiltzDani Jones, NCAA champ Sinclaire Johnson or someone else? Can Allie O grab the fourth spot on the steeple team?

LRC 2019 USAs Men’s 5,000 And 10,000 Preview: Aside From Chelimo, There Are Plenty Of Spots Up For Grabs 4 guys have the 10,000 standard and 7 have the 5,000 standard. Which 3 of them will make it Doha?

LRC 2019 USAs Men’s 800, 1,500 And Steeple Preview: NOP Stars Brazier & Murphy Battle In 8; Engels Tries To Topple Centro In 15 & Jager Is MIA In Steeple Which stud wins the 800 – Murphy or Engels or does Hoppel stay undefeated? Can Engels take down Centro in the 1,500? And who replaced Jager in the steeplechase?

DyeStat: Ten Interesting Social Media Accounts To Follow During USAs Their list includes Colleen Quigley, Noah Lyles and Sydney McLaughlin, but we all the know the most interesting follow is right here.

10,000 World Record Holder Almaz Ayana Opens Up About The Injury And Double Knee Surgery Which Kept Her Away From Racing For 19 Months Ayana wasn’t able to ditch the crutches until 3 months after surgery and didn’t start running at all until late last year. “I was afraid to run because I was scared of how my knees would respond. I didn’t know if I would feel pain.”

In Case You Missed It – Final Lap Men’s 5k in London

London DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming 

LRC Day 2 Hellen Obiri Stops Hassan, Tefera Goes Sub-3:50 To Defeat Ingebrigtsen, Catriona Bisset Gets 43-Year-Old Australian 800 Record, SAFP Goes Fast, Asian Record In 200 Day 2 saw some great sprint and distance action in London.

Day 2 MB Talk

LRC 2019 London DL Day 1: Hagos G Holds Off Jakob Ingebrigtsen In Thriller, Laura Muir Crushes It, And Nijel Amos Goes Down The mid-d and distance on Day 1 of London was fantastic. It featured big wins for Laura Muir and Hagos Gebrhiwet, another amazing performance by Norwegian wunderkind Jakob Ingebrigtsen, and disaster for Nijel Amos. Plus a Canadian record in the women’s 1,500.

LRC Nijel Amos Pulls Up Lame In London One Week After Running 1:41 In Monaco He’s got 70 days to try to be ready for Worlds.

London MB Talk

*LRC Preview Of Meet *IAAF Preview

Justice Is Served

LRC USATF Ordered To Re-Pick Entire 2019 Pan Am Games Team Based On 2019 Comprehensive List put up the $2,000 for this arbitration case to be held and with the help of pro bono lawyer David Greifinger prevailed. Those of you who wanted to contribute can now do so here.
*MB: USATF completely botches selection of 2019 Pan American Games team 

International News

Pre-Meet London News

Distance News

The IAAF Needs To Take A Stance On Shoe Tech

Rojo Speaks Track And Field’s Shoe Rule Makes No Sense – Might Sifan Hassan’s WR Need To Be Invalidated? The fairness of the 2016 Olympic marathon was jeopardized because some athletes were wearing shoes way better than what anyone else was wearing. We can’t afford for history to repeat itself in 2020. The IAAF’s shoe rules need a re-write.
*MB: Track and field’s shoe rule needs to be rewritten

Olympic News

Non-London Weekend Results

Euro Under-20 Champs *Results

Junior News *Pan Am Results *Euro U20 Results

This Week’s Action *Ethiopian 10,000 Trials Results & Race Replay

LRC Analyzing The Ethiopian 10,000 Trials: Last Night, Would Hagos G Have Beaten Mo Farah In His Prime? We compare the splits from Hagos G‘s 26:48 race last night to Mo Farah‘s 26:49 race from 2017 Worlds and the stats look pretty good for Hagos. *IAAF Recap
*MB: Would Hagos G have beaten Mo Farah in his prime last night? Closed 26:48 race in 54.4, Farah closed 26:49 race in 55.6
*MB: Official 2019 Ethiopian 10,000 Trials Discussion Thread
*MB: Shouldn’t all of the 10k times recorded from Hengelo be disallowed due to illegal pacing? A computer paced the race!!! (video)

MB: Former Olympic 1,500m Champ Taoufik Makhloufi Runs 1:46.33 For Second Place In Sotteville les Rouen, France It was Makhloufi’s first race since 2016. Kenya’s Alfred Kipketer won the race in 1:45.59.
*IAAF Full Meet Recap: Cuba’s Yaimé Perez Throws World Leading 69.39m In The Discus Abdelaati Iguider got a dominating win in the 3,000m in 7:40.71. *Full Results

Sprint Stuff