World Athletics Vaporfly Ruling Is Coming Friday

Rojo Speaks By Wearing Vaporfly Prototypes, Eliud Kipchoge, Galen Rupp, & Shalane Flanagan Are All Guilty of Mechanical Doping in 2016 – Will Anything Be Done About It? What happened in the 2016 Olympic marathons where several athletes including Eliud Kipchoge and American stars Galen Rupp and Shalane Flanagan were given secret shoes, made to look like other shoes on the market, that scientists believe produce 2% gains in performance was “mechanical doping.” Will World Athletics acknowledge this fact and potentially invalidate the 2016 Rio Olympic men’s marathon results?
*MB: Kipchoge, Rupp, & Flanagan Are All Guilty of Mechanical Doping in 2016 – Will Anything Be Done About It?

Vaporfly Related MB Talk: 

Will Russia Ever Learn?

World Athletics Shoe Announcement Coming Friday?

More Weekend Track Results *BU Terrier *All Weekend NCAA Coverage

Japanese Distance News

Women’s News Of Note

Better Running Shoes

LRC The 10 Most Popular Running Shoes On Before we do our final call of shoe reviews in 2019, we decided to take a look at what shoes are the most popluar on LetsRun. Four shoe lines dominant, the Nike Pegasus, the Brooks Ghost, the HOKA Clifton and the Saucony Kinvara. These four might be a great place to start when looking for a new pair of shoes.

This Week’s Podcast

LRC Pro Track is Back: Brazier and Hoppel Impress, Mary Cain vs Katelyn Tuohy + Rojo’s Rants Get your weekly fix on the running world.
Been gone the last few weeks? 2 of our most famous podcast listeners were guests the 2 previous weeks:
*Boston Marathon champ and American legend Des Linden talked Trials, ultras and more And explains her $50 tip to
*Foot Locker High School National Champ Josh Methner

Two New Commercials With Usain Bolt

International Distance News

RIP: Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

Road / XC Action

High Jump News

2020 Dubai Marathon *Full Race Replay *Tracking / Results

LRC Worknesh Degefa (2:19:38) Dominates; 11 Men Run 2:06 As Dubai Marathon Comes Down To Mad Dash Over Final Kilometer The post-Vaporfly marathon madness continued in Dubai. Four marathons in history have seen 11 men break 2:08; three have taken place in the last four months.
*MB: Official 2020 Dubai Marathon Discussion Thread
*World Athletics Recap

Random Olympic-Related News

Parenting News

Men In The News

More Sprint Stuff

Nike Is Done Investigating Itself

Nike’s Investigation Of The Oregon Project’s Treatment Of Women Is Complete The report will not be released to the public but Erin Strout reports Nike will be increasing its number of female coaches, investing into scientific research on the impact that elite training has on girls/women, hiring a VP to have “strategic oversight” of Nike’s female athletes and more.
*MB: Nike’s NOP investigation is complete – Cain declined to participate but calls them “weak and cowardly”

Dr. Sander Invite *Results *Dr. Sander Post-Race Interviews

LRC Mary Cain And Katelyn Tuohy Struggle In 3,000, Cain Reflects On Her Biggest Regret At NOP Mary Cain and Katelyn Tuohy struggled on the track. Then Cain offered advice to Tuohy and got emotional when talking about her biggest regret with the NOP. *Discuss Cain And Tuohy
 Dr. Sander Distance Recap: Early World Leader For Nikki Hiltz, Ajee Wilson, Isaiah Harris, Jordan Gusman Win

Pre-Race In Boston
LRC Profile
 Trayvon Bromell Is Back; Hoping That This Comeback Will Be His Last

LRC In Response To Diamond League Changes, Emma Coburn Will Not Run ANY DL Steeples In 2020 Coburn does not like the steeple being excluded from the DL final and will skip the entire DL circuit. Plus Donavan Brazier wants to race David Rudisha. *Discuss Here

Edward Cheserek Update

MB: Breaking: King Ches to Compete for Kenya Ches will go for a World Indoor qualifier this weekend and says he’ll compete for Kenya if he makes the World Indoor and/or Olympic team.

Looking Ahead At The 2020 Track Season

We Reveal The $ecrets Of The Sport

LRC How To Turn Pro In Track & Field, Part III: Case Studies Of Grant Fisher And Morgan McDonald What does the timeline look like for a top NCAA star as a senior? We walk you through how Morgan McDonald and Grant Fisher reached decisions on their professional futures in the final part of our series on how to turn professional in track & field.

Previous: Part II: Signing The Shoe Contract So you’ve hired an agent. Now it’s time to secure a shoe deal. Do you go for the biggest offer, or the one that lets you work with your preferred coach? Do you chase bonuses or go with a smaller, more secure contract? And what about that reduction clause thing? We explain it all in Part II.

Part I: Finding An Agent What happens between an athlete’s final NCAA race and their professional debut? From finding an agent to signing a contract, our three-part series tells you everything you need to know.
*MB: LRC Investigates: How To Turn Pro In Track & Field

Related: From The 2018 Archives: LRC Pro Runners’ Salaries: How Much Do Professional Runners Make? We Unveil One Of The Sport’s Biggest Secrets

World HJ Champ Maria Lasitskene Continues To Bash Russian Fed; Might Sue

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Boston Is Going To Entertain In April And This Weekend

RRW 2020 Boston Marathon Field Released: 8 Sub-2:21 Women, 10 Sub-2:07 Men Scheduled To Race The field also includes Ethiopian half marathon record holder Jemal Yimer (58:33), who will be making his marathon debut.
*MB: Boston Elite Field Announced

World Athletics Indoor Tour Begins This Weekend With New Balance Indoor Grand Prix – Here’s How You Can Follow The Tour On TV/Online

London Will Entertain Twice As Well – Once In March And Then In April

Mo Farah To Race Kenenisa Bekele At Vitality Half Marathon In March Bekele has only one career half marathon in his career on his resume, but boy oh boy was it a classic.
*MB: Mo Farah set to get spanked by Kenenisa Bekele at Big Half

Kenyan Distance News