USATF Friday

LRC Christian Coleman Cruises, Upstart Teahna Daniels Wins USA 100m,  Allyson Felix Makes Final, And Blade Runner 2.0 Into 400 Final Christian Coleman is the man and Teahna Daniels believe it or not was the top woman. Plus a little blade runner controversy.

Pan Am Games *Results, Schedule

Road News

One Year Until Tokyo 2020

LRC Articles

Rojo Rants 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.

Drug News

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 

More Outside USAs Coverage

Jamaican Sprint News

Outside USAs Coverage

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 1,500? Can Craig Engels take down Centro? Subscribe today on itunes.

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.”

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.

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.

Canadian Champs *Results, Startlists, Schedule *Meet Home *Live Stream (Subscription Required)

USATF’s Day 1 Thursday

Two 34-Year-Olds Just Won The 10,000s
LRC Relentless Molly Huddle Wins Fifth Straight US 10,000m Title Molly Huddle is still the best 10,000m runner in America as she turned the tables on training partner Emily Sisson and a strong challenge from NAZ Elite’s Kellyn Taylor.

LRC The Legend Of Lopez Lomong Grows: He Runs A 51-Second PR To Win 2nd-Straight USATF 10,000m Title Lopez Lomong can win a US 1,500 title, a slow 10,000m title and now a fast 10,000m title. Last year was definitely not a fluke.
*MB: Lopez Lomong Appreciation Thread

Drug News

USAs Previews

LRC 2019 USAs Women’s 5,000 And 10,000 Preview: Old Vs. New Battle In 5K & Can Anyone Else Get The 10K Standard?

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?

Sprint/Field 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

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