British Champs Are This Weekend *Schedule & Results *TV & Streaming

LRC 5-Minute Guide to the 2019 Müller British Athletics Championships With Josh Kerr, Jake Wightman, and Charlie Da’Vall Grice, the 1500 may be more competitive than at USAs last month. Plus there are key battles in the men’s and women’s 800 and women’s 5,000.
*MB: Official 2019 British Athletics Championships Discussion Thread. Top 2 make the WC team.

Matt Lawton Of The Daily Mail Breaks It

World’s Fastest Man Christian Coleman “Has Missed THREE Drugs Tests'” Potential anti-doping infractions don’t get any bigger than this. Matt Lawton says the world’s fastest human is fighting one of 3 missed test infractions but if his appeal is unsuccessful he’ll face a 1-2 year ban.
*MB: World’s fastest man Christian Coleman faces potential whereabouts failure ban for 3 missed drug tests 

LRC Analysis The World’s Fastest Man May Be Banned From The Olympics And World Championships: Analyzing The Christian Coleman Situation While Coleman is reportedly fighting his whereabouts infraction, 10 of the 11 fastest men in history have now been linked to a some sort of anti-doping infraction.

Noah Lyles Says He’s “Shocked” By Christian Coleman’s Missed Tests Lyles said “you don’t expect anybody to be missing three [tests].”

Sprints And Jumps

More Kenyan Distance News

LRC In-Depth

LRC A Life On Pause: Jarrion Lawson’s Career Hangs In The Balance As He Fights His Four-Year Doping Ban – And The Global Anti-Doping System How do you prove something you ate over a year ago was contaminated with a substance banned for athletes – but not for cattle? That’s what Lawson, who in 2016 joined Jesse Owens as the only men in history to win the 100 meters, 200 meters, and long jump at the NCAA championship and came inches shy of Olympic gold, must do to prove his innocence and save his career.
*MB: Ajee Wilson, Will Claye and a 90 yr old cyclist got cleared after eating contaminated beef – Why not Jarrion Lawson?

Sprint/Field Stuff

Women Tracksters In The News

And Some News About A Few Men

Better Running Shoes

LRC Top 10 Most Comfortable Running Shoes As Rated By You We got over 1,500+ shoe reviews last month and decided to do something with them. People rate shoes different ways but when we ask them what they want they often say “comfort.”

Paris DL Is Saturday *Schedule & Results *TV & Streaming (2-4 PM ET)

LRC 2019 Paris DL: Conseslus Kipruto & Taoufik Makhloufi Return, Grant Holloway Makes DL Debut, & The Noah Lyles Show Rolls On Two final regular season DL of the season looks like a dandy as two Olympic champs will return to the DL after a long hiatus. Plus will Jakob or Filip Ingebrigtsen win their first DL 1,500?
*MB: Official 2019 Paris DL Discussion Thread – Olympic champs Kipruto & Makhloufi return to the DL + The Ingebrigtsen Civil War

This Week’s Podcast

LRC Track Talk Podcast: Who Are The Favorites For Worlds, Craig Engels Is Skipping A DL Meet To Go To A Wedding, Will Alexa Efraimson Ever PR, The DL Is Back, Max Burgin Bombs, And More There was a ton to talk about this week as the Diamond League has returned and Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s unbeaten streak has passed the two year mark. We spend a ton of time talking about how exciting and wide-open Worlds are going to be this year with few huge mid-d or distance favorites.

Russian Doping News

Middle Distance News

Birmingham DL *Full  Results *TV & Streaming

LRC Mid-D/Distance Recap 2019 Birmingham DL Recap: Ajee’ Wilson, Beatrice Chepkoech & KoKo Keep Rolling; Craig Engels Runs 3:35 Wilson and Chepkoech got wins in the 800 and steeple as expected, while KoKo held off Gabriela DeBues-Stafford in the mile. Engels was 3rd in the 1,500 behind Ronald Musagala and Stewart McSweynUpdated with race videos.
MB: Official 2019 Birmingham DL Discussion Thread
*MB: Calling it now: Kate Grace – Grace will beat Ajee Wilson and win Birmingham DL 800 This certainly did not happen.
*Just 4 Days After Dropping Out Of Race In His Native Ireland, Mark English Wins Birmingham 800 – “A right old funny sport, eh?”

2019 Leadville 100

Might Farah Still Run Worlds?

Mo Farah Is Focused On Defending His Title At The Chicago Marathon, But Isn’t Ruling Out Doing The 10,000m At Worlds Chicago is on October 13th and the Doha 10,000 is on October 6th. Farah gets an automatic entry as the defending champ and said, “Anything is possible. I’m a reigning champion. I get an automatic spot. There’s nothing I have to do. I just thought why not?”

Assorted Admin/Other News

Kenyan 10,000 Trials Are In The Books

Geoffrey Kamworor And Agnes Tirop Win 10,000m Titles At Kenyan Championships Kamworor ran 27:24.76 to just win over Rhonex Kipruto (27:26.34) and former world U20 champ Rodgers Kwemoi (27:26.92). The women’s race was even closer as the top three finished within 1.3 seconds of each other. Tirop ran 31:25.00 (fastest-ever 10,000m at altitude) to Hellen Obiri‘s 31:25.38 and Rosemarry Wanjiru‘s 31:26.22.
*MB: Rhonex Kipruto and Hellen Obiri are beaten at Kenyan 10,000 Trials – Kamworor and Tirop FTW

Cheating Headlines

2019 Falmouth

LRC Leonard Korir Becomes First American To Win Falmouth Road Race Since 1988 On a hot and humid day in Massachusetts, Korir finally got the victory he so badly wanted after finishing in the top 3 each of the last 4 years. In the women’s race, Sharon Lokedi, the 2018 NCAA 10,000 champ, was the surprise winner and American Sara Hall the even more surprising runner-up.
*MB: 2019 Falmouth Road Race Thread: Edward Cheserek added to elite field
*Toni Reavis’s Falmouth Photos

LRC After A Year Of Ups And Downs, Josh Thompson & Cory McGee Stay Red Hot And Claim 2019 Falmouth Mile Titles Earlier this year, Thompson ran 9:02 for the steeple but now he’s one of America’s best in the 1,500. As for McGee, just weeks ago she was DQed at USAs. But both have been running amazingly of late and it continued tonight at Falmouth.
*MB: Official 2019 Falmouth Mile and Road Race Discussion Thread

Guardian Mile In Cleveland: MB: Nick Willis (3:58.12) and Shannon Oskia (4:27.20) win 2019 Guardian Miles in Cleveland Willis still needs the 2019 WC standard but he’s #45 on the descending order list and they take 45.

More Road Action: Suguru Osako Gets Ready For Japanese Trials With Dominant Half Marathon Win In Dallas, TX (62:23) 80 degrees with 76% humidity.

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