It’s a Big NCAA XC Weekend *Wisco Live Results *Army-Navy Live Results *Pre-Nats Live Results (Sat). *All NCAA Results

Wisco: LRC Edwin Kurgat & Alicia Monson Stamp Themselves as NCAA Title Contenders as NAU Men & Arkansas Women Roll at 2019 Nuttycombe Invite We break down the biggest regular-season NCAA meet of the season for you. As good as NAU and Arkansas were, the men from the ACC were bad as their top 4 teams all bombed. Plus it looks like the American men’s losing streak at NCAAs will continue.

Negative Nike News

Week That Was

LRC What A Week: Kipchoge Goes Sub-2 In Marathon, Paula Radcliffe’s World Record Gets Destroyed By Brigid Kosgei, 10 Americans Go Sub-2:12,Is Rupp In Trouble For The Trials? Eliud Kipchoge went sub-2 in the marathon, Paula Radcliffe’s world record was destroyed by Brigid Kosgei, and 10 Americans went sub-2:12. Is Galen Rupp’s spot on the Olympic team in jeopardy? We make sense of it all.

LRC Top Track Agent Will Repay Commissions Earned From Athlete Who Tested Positive For PEDs We have a new model as to how all track and field agents should behave if one of their athletes gets busted for PEDs. Davor Savija, head of Ikaika Sports, has announced they’ll be repaying the commissions they received for one of their athletes who tested positive.

Track Awards

More MB Talk From Chicago And INEOS Sub-2

Latest Doping News

Pre-Chicago News *TV & Streaming *Tracking & Results *LRC Video Interviews With Emma Bates, Jordan Hasay, Parker Stinson, Stephanie Bruce And Galen Rupp

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

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” 

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

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.

More Post-Doha Stuff

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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

Sub-2 And The Shoes

Catching Up With Doha World Champions

Major Marathon News

IOC Announces That The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Marathon And Racewalks Are Being Moved To Sappaoro This is due to fears over the Tokyo heat, as Sapporo is the northern-most and coolest prefecture in Japan. Temperatures there are as much as 40 degrees F cooler than in Tokyo during the day at the time of the Games.

The Telegraph: “Olympic Organizers Learn From Doha Chaos” The article points out that half the women’s marathon field dropped out at Doha Worlds.

Non-Distance Stuff

Chicago Marathon *Tracking & Results

LRC Final Brigid Kosgei Runs 2:14:04, Shatters Women’s Marathon World Record At 2019 Chicago Marathon Paula Radcliffe‘s legendary 2:15:25 world record is history after 16+ years.

LRC Final Lawrence Cherono Sprints To 2019 Chicago Marathon Title, His 2nd Straight Major Win Just as he did in Boston earlier this year, Lawrence Cherono won a thrilling sprint finish for the title today in Chicago. Meanwhile, former NOP teammates Mo Farah and Galen Rupp both struggled but 10 Americans broke 2:12.


Athlete Of The Year News

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.”

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

Testosterone And Women’s Sports

Giving Some Love To Weekend Road Results That Were Largely Ignored Due To Marathon Madness

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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