NOP Doping News

LRC Questions & (Some) Answers: Galen Rupp Meets The Press Ahead Of 2019 Chicago Marathon Jonathan Gault has a hard time believing one key answer Rupp gave at today’s press event. When asked when did he learn that Salazar had been charged by USADA, Rupp said, “I read about it on the news, I think like everybody else.”  Hard to believe as Rupp was a witness in the Salazar case. As for what type of shape Rupp is in, Rupp himself wants to know. “I’m kind of wondering about it too, to be honest,” Rupp said.
*Rupp’s Official Statement On Salazar *Rupp Video Interview

Farah Addresses Salazar’s Ban In Chicago

Mo Farah: “There is no allegation against me. I’ve not done anything wrong. Let’s be clear – these allegations are about Alberto Salazar.” Farah also urged the authorities to “test me any time.”
*Farah Reminds Everyone In 2015, He Flew Over To Confront Salazar Over BBC/ProPublica Allegations And Salazar Promised Him They Weren’t True
*Farah Refuses To Say If He Feels Let Down By Salazar But Does Say He Feels Let Down By Press Coverage
*Farah Suggests There Was A Racial Element In Coverage Of Him

Previous NOP Doping News

NOP Is Done – Nike CEO Mark Parker Shuts Down The NOP Calling the situation a “distraction” that is “compromising (the athletes) ability to focus on their training and competition needs”, Parker had made the decision to “wind down the Oregon Project.” He, however, reiterated his support for Alberto Salazar, writing, “we will continue to support Alberto in his appeal as a four-year suspension for someone who acted in good faith is wrong.”

Pre-Race INEOS 159 News *Streaming Info

If Kipchoge Fails To Break 2, Will He Lose The Status As The #1 Marathoner To Bekele? TFN: How Kenenisa Bekele Returned To World-Beating Form Bekele: “After achieving this time, I am confidant that I am back.”

LRC Doha Analysis

LRC Podcast: Doha Worlds Recap, INEOS 1:59 And Chicago Marathon (Rupp Vs. Farah) Preview, Alberto Salazar Ban The World Track and Field Champs are in the books and the Chicago Marathon and INEOS 1:59 Challenge are here and Alberto Salazar is still banned. Subscribe today on your favorite podcast platform.

Watch the INEOS 1:59 Challenge Live

LRC In The End, The Doha Worlds Ended Up Being Pretty Spectacular World Cup fans breathe easy. 5 years ago when the track and field world champs were awarded to Doha, dire predictions were made. In the end, the championships ended up being fabulous, particularly from a performance standpoint. Air-conditioned outdoor stadiums really do work.

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Saturday At Worlds

LRC/RRW Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa Wins World Title And Says Bekele Can Go Sub-2 In The Marathon Desisa is the first man to ever win Boston, NY and Worlds.

LRC Final Sifan Hassan Completes Historic 10,000/1,500 Double In Style With A 3:51.95!!! Hassan completed an epic double with an epic front-run that resulted in a 3:51.95 win.

LRC Final Hellen Obiri Returns To Her Winning Ways, Defends 5,000 Title With 14:26.72 Championship Record Obiri hasn’t had the smoothest of seasons but she front-ran her way to gold tonight.

Doha MBoard Chatter

2019 Chicago Marathon Is Sunday *TV & Streaming *Tracking & Results *LRC Video Interviews With Emma Bates, Jordan Hasay, Parker Stinson, Stephanie Bruce And Galen Rupp

LRC Mo Farah & Jordan Hasay Speak, Emma Bates Tries Not To Throw Up, & More From 2019 Chicago Marathon Media Day American record alert. Jordan Hasay says she’s going out in 70 flat.
*Jordan Hasay Says She’s Going Out In 70 Flat
*Emma Bates Wants To Run 2:24
*Stephanie Bruce Wants A Big PR
*Parker Stinson Shooting For 2:10

MB: Ben Rosario: ” I just don’t think that you’re making some kind of giant leap to believe that Galen Rupp was involved” 

LRC Women’s Preview: The Course & American Records Are In Jeopardy – If the Weather Cooperates The world’s best marathoner Brigid Kosgei is racing Chicago and that means Paula Radcliffe‘s 17-year-old course record of 2:17:18 is in jeopardy. Could Deena Kastor‘s American record also go to Jordan Hasay?

LRC Men’s Preview: Galen Rupp Returns To Face Mo Farah & Boston Champ Lawrence Cherono How will Rupp do in his first race since last year’s Chicago and in his first since Alberto Salazar‘s ban? Should defending champ Mo Farah be considered the favorite or should that honor go to Boston champ Lawrence Cherono?

MB Talk

Post-Worlds News Of Note

LRC Report Card Time: From A+ To F, We Grade Team USA At Worlds From the very best (A+: Brazier, Schweizer, Groner), to the very worst (F: Colleen Quigley), we hand out the grades to Team USA at Worlds.

Good News For Olympic Athletes And Their Sponsors

USOPC Relaxes Rule 40 Guidlines For Athletes Ahead Of Tokyo 2020 The controversial rule has always had very rigid restrictions on what athletes and their sponsors could do during the Olympics. Now for example athletes are allowed to thank their sponsors and receive congratulatory messages from their sponsors during the Games.
*Full USOPC Release
*British Olympic Association Also Revising Restrictions On Personal Sponsors During Olympics

Russian Doping News

Road Results: USATF 10 Mile Champs *Results

Sara Hall And Futsum Zienasellassie Kick To Victory At USATF 10 Mile Champs Hosted At The Medtronic TC 10 Mile Just a week after running 2:22 for 5th in Berlin, Hall ran 53:11, six seconds ahead of Makena Morley. Zienasellassie finished in 46:55, two seconds in front of Abbabiya Simbassa. *Results

Daniel Herrera (4:05) And Emily Lipari (4:33 – CR) Win At The Navy Mile This was the finale of the BBTM Grand Prix with Herrera and Heather Kampf (4th place) finishing as the series overall winners.
*Low-Key Pre-Race Interview With Kampf

The Latest Nike Doping Articles

Ex Nike Star Michael Johnson Had Little Sympathy For Sifan Hassan When She Cried And Said She Was Clean On The BBC “Running fast, if you’ve been under some kind of doping cloud, doesn’t make you clean, it doesn’t prove to people that you’re clean. They are going to say, ‘Yeah, that’s what I mean.'”

Irish 1,500 Runner Ciara Mageean Goes On Irish Radio And Doesn’t Sound Like A Fan Of Sifan Hassan “If you associate with a coach who is known to have doping offences, you are opening yourself up to questions. … The fact that she ran the 10k with a sub four-minute 1,500m to finish it and then 3:51 gun to tape [in the 1,500m], yeah, it’s an interesting one.”

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