Big Collegiate XC News

MB: Woody Kincaid 12:58, Lopez Lomong 13:00, Matthew Centrowitz 13:00 at Nike Track in Beaverton They were going for the Olympic standard (13:13.50) and hit it with ease. Kincaid (#5), Lomong (#9), and Centro (#10) all cracked the US all-time top 10.

LRC The Race For The Ages That No One Knows About: The US (NAU) and Japanese Collegiate Champs (Tokai) Just Raced Each Other in Cross Country Last Weekend. Here’s What Happened. And the narrow 25 to 30 victory went to…..
*MB: Just saw GREATEST Intl’ collegiate men’s XC race ever?

The Oregonian: Vin Lananna Opens Up About Leaving Oregon To Become Track Coach At The University Of Virginia Lananna says that he has realized he has missed coaching and working directly with athletes, but says he has no intention of resigning his USATF presidency.

MB: Vin Lananna Hired as Director of T&F/XC at University of Virginia

Tonight On The Nike Track *RunnerSpace Live Stream @ 11:30PM ET (Subscription Required)

Doping News

Great North Run

Brigid Kosgei Runs Fastest Half Marathon Ever By A Woman With 64:28 At The Great North Run Kosgei won by over three minutes as Mary Keitany was only 4th. Kosgei’s time is 23 seconds faster than Joyciline Jepkosgei‘s WR, but this isn’t a record-eligible course. Charlotte Purdue was the top Brit in 5th (68:10) to move to #3 on the UK all-time list. *Discuss

Mo Farah Wins His Sixth-Straight Great North Run Title In 59:07 Farah beat Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Tamirat Tola (59:13).

Great Run Organizers Accidentally Send 5k Racers The Wrong Way They ended up cutting about 300m off the course.

An LRC Exclusive

LRC How Does The Whereabouts System Work For A Professional Athlete? We Asked Jenny Simpson To Explain It Simpson explains everything she has to do to file her whereabouts information and doesn’t believe it’s that much of a burden: “If you miss three tests, it’s either because you’re cheating or because you’re an idiot.”
*MB: Jenny Simpson’s account of how testing works is troubling 

More Colorado News Denver Post‘s John Meyer Looks At How Runners And Cyclists Are Increasingly Fighting On The Colorado Trails

Hoka Long Island Mile *Results

Last Lap Burst Wins Morgan McDonald The Hoka One One Long Island Mile In A PR Of 3:54.63 McDonald ran his last quarter in 57.2. to beat Robert Domanic (3:57.41) and Riley Masters (3:57.59) as nine men went sub-4. Amanda Eccleston won the women’s race in 4:32.58 over Heather Kampf (4:32.79) and Katie Mackey (4:33.28). The meet also included a women’s 5,000m where Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson went 1-2 in 15:08.67 and 15:10.62.
*Full Meet Broadcast *Race Website *DyeStat Recap

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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

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.”

The Match: USA vs Europe *Results (on NBCSN Mon/Tuesday 12-3pm eastern)

New Balance 5th Avenue Mile *Results: *Men *Women

RRW Jenny Simpson, Nick Willis Continue Winning Ways At New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile Simpson won in 4:16.1 to barely beat Elinor Purrier (4:16.2) as Simpson broke PattieSue Plumer‘s previous CR of 4:16.68 from 1990. Willis got his 5th win, taking the men’s race in 3:51.7, just edging out Chris O’Hare (3:51.7) and Sam Prakel (3:51.8).
*MB: Official 2019 Fifth Avenue Mile Thread: Jenny Simpson wins 8th title in event record 4:16.2

LRC Pre-Race Jenny Simpson’s Got The Coolest Job In America And Is Ready To “Rock And Roll” At 5th Avenue Mile And World Champs Jenny Simpson runs fast, wins medals, plays with kids, and gives away free shoes. What’s not to love about that?

The Match Pre-Meet News

Nike Getting Sued

Running Shoe Store Fleet Feet Sues Nike Over “Sport Changes Everything” Slogan Fleet Feet has filed a lawsuit against Nike over Nike’s use of phrases such as “Change Everything” and “Running Changes Everything” which Fleet Feet claims they have trademarks on. *Discuss

US Sprint News

More Team GB News

Bad News – These Stars Won’t Be In Doha

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.


Jamaican Sprint Stuff

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

News From The IAAF

UK News

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.
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