USADA Drops Case Against Christian Coleman

LRC Why Was Christian Coleman Cleared? We Explain Everything You Need To Know About His USADA Case Coleman was cleared after a careful reading of the WADA rules. But had one of his tests begun just one minute earlier, he could have been staring at a two-year ban. *Discuss

USADA Clears Christian Coleman To Compete In Whereabouts Violation Case

Recent Ultra/Trail News *UTMB Results

USATF 20k Champs *Results

RRW: Leonard Korir And Sara Hall Dominate USA 20K Championships At New Haven Road Race Both got comfortable wins as Koror won in 59:06 by 26 seconds and Hall won by almost 2 minutes. *USATF Recap

Running Training 101

LRC Running 101: Six Keys To Becoming A Better Runner The basics of running explained with a high schooler in mind from Wejo.
*Discussion Thread

Assorted Distance News

Looking Ahead To Worlds

More Zurich

Big Mid-Week Headlines

Jamaica’s Double World Under-20 Sprint Champ Brianna Williams Tests Positive For A Banned Diuretic Williams’s legal representative is seeking an expedited hearing and arguing that she was not at fault and shouldn’t face sanctions. *Discuss

BAA Head Coach Ricardo Santos Is Leaving To Take Distance Coach Position At Stanford; 2012 Olympian Morgan Uceny Will Take Over Uceny has been an assistant coach with the BAA, but has now been named interim head coach while the they search for a permanent replacement for Santos. *Discuss

Bad News – These Stars Won’t Be In Doha

Zagreb And Other Recent Results *Zagreb Results

Bekele Will Be In Berlin

Kenenisa Bekele Added To The Berlin Marathon Field Bekele will face a good field of fellow Ethiopians including Guye Adola (2:03:46), Leul Gebrselassie(2:04:02), Sisay Lemma (2;04:08) and Birhanu Legese (2:04:15). *Discuss

*Kenenisa Bekele Instagram Video About Running Berlin

NCAA XC

LRC How Did Transgender Runner June Eastwood Do In Her NCAA Division 1 College Debut? Eastwood made history becoming the first transgender NCAA D1 cross-country competitor and was the #2 runner on her team and made an impact on the team standings.

African Games

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Chicago Marathon Talk

LRC 2019 Chicago Marathon Elite Field Analysis: Men’s Race Could Be Epic With Farah, Rupp & 2:03 Crew; An Extremely Shallow Women’s Race Boston champ Lawrence Cherono & Dubai champ Getaneh Molla join Mo Farah & Galen Rupp in the men’s race. Defending champ Brigid Kosgei is back, but Jordan Hasay is the only other woman faster than 2:22:56. And Amy Cragg is a scratch.

Gender Controversy News

LRC 5 Facts About June Eastwood, Who Will Become The First Transgender Woman To Run An NCAA Division I Cross-Country Race Saturday Eastwood, who ran PRs of 1:55/3:50/14:38 competing as a male for the University of Montana, has undergone a year of testosterone suppression treatment and is now cleared to compete in the NCAA as a woman.
*MB: First transgender athlete June Eastwood to compete in women’s DI XC this fall, has pbs of 1:55/3:50/14:38

Chicago 2019

LRC 2019 Chicago Marathon Elite Field Analysis: The Men’s Race Could Be Epic, Women’s Field Looking Extremely Shallow Defending champ Brigid Kosgei is back, but Jordan Hasay is the only other woman faster than 2:22:56. Boston champ Lawrence Cherono & Dubai champ Getaneh Molla join Mo Farah & Galen Rupp in the men’s race. And Amy Cragg is a scratch.

Chicago Press Release: Past Champions Dickson Chumba And Brigid Kosgei Lead International Field For The 2019 Chicago Marathon Kosgei comes in as the defending champion after winning in 2018 in 2:18:35 and then winning London in 2:18:20. She is joined by Betsy Saina (2:22:56) and Mexico’s Madai Perez (2:22:59). Chumba won Chicago in 2015, but will only be the fourth fastest in the field as Dubai champ Getaneh Molla (2:03:34) and runner-up Herpasa Negasa (2:03:40) lead the way along with previously announced Mo Farah. USA’s Amy Cragg, Chris Derrick and Brogan Austin have all withdrawn.

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?


News From The IAAF

UK News

Sprint / Field News

2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Gets A Course Change

Course Adjustments Announced For The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Rather than the planned 6-mile loop (which the athletes were essentially running six times), there will now be an 8-mile loop which they will run three times. This change “will decrease the number of turns and reduce the overall elevation gain on the course.” Apparently the changes were made in part because the field (mostly the women’s) is much larger than expected.
*LRC Archive: LetsRun.com Previews The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Course – Where Cross-Country Meets The Marathon

Runner’s World Article On Updated Marathon Trials Course They say the new course is still spectator friendly and the elevation gain has lessened, but “only slightly.”

Podcast

Podcast Will Christian Coleman Be At Worlds? Transgender Woman To Run NCAA Cross-Country, Can Coburn Go Sub-9? Listen at link above or in your favorite podcast player.

Catching Up On Some Recent Results

Previous African Games News

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.”