Nico Young Runs 13:50

MB: Nico Young Goes For Galen Rupp’s 13:37 US HS Record But Comes Up Short – Running 13:50 Young died big time over the last 1600 which he ran in 4:33 but moves to #4 on the all-time US HS list. Galen Rupp was supposed to rabbit but pulled out with an injury. Someone thought it was a good idea to set the event up with pacers, timers, and a live camera crew but only announce it an hour before it started and to hold it in 79 degree weather instead of waiting a day for it to be 10 degrees cooler. *Race replay here

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Last Week Was The One-Year Anniversary Of Gabe Grunewald’s Passing

Since You Can’t Go To A Movie Theater, You Should Consider Watching This New Feature Film At Home While In Covid-19 Quarantine

LRC Sudanese Refugee Turned Olympian Guor Mading Maker’s Incredible Life Story Is Now A Feature Film: “Runner” 8 of his 9 siblings were killed in the Sudanese Civil War but Guor Maker (née Marial) somehow survived and eventually thrived despite the odds and competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Marathons. Maker is the subject of a new feature-length documentary that will premiere this weekend in conjunction with World Refugee Day. *Click Here To Find Out How To Watch

Christian Coleman Could Miss Olympics After Three Missed Tests But The Drug Tester Didn’t Even Try To Call Him?

LRC World’s Fastest Man May Face An Olympic Ban For Missing Yet Another Drug Test Christian Coleman may be facing a two-year ban, but we’re not sure he should be banned as some significant questions remain about his case. The authorities ADMIT they made no attempt to call Coleman when they could not locate him.
*MB: Christian Coleman facing suspension for three missed tests

AP: Coleman Is Accusing AIU Of Making A “Purposeful Attempt” To Make Him Miss A Test For the test in question, Coleman says he was shopping for Christmas presents near his home and documents show the testers didn’t call him.

European News

Mass Running Events Coming Back!?

Hamburg Marathon Optimistic It Can Be Held With 10,000 Runners and Elites on September 13th in Germany Gives us hope that the Berlin Marathon may be held this year in a COVID safe manner. Hamburg is planning on being held despite there being a ban on mass events in Germany through October 24th, because organizers came up are implementing a rigorous anti-COVID hygiene  plan.
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A Lot Of Coleman / Naser Criticism From The UK

LRC In Christian Coleman Case, Track & Field Cannot Win No matter the outcome of the Christian Coleman saga, somebody is going to be unhappy. So it goes, as track & field suffers another self-inflicted wound.

USATF Publishes False Info On Its Own Website

LRC USATF Corrects Their Own Error; Still Unclear If Marks This Summer Will Count For Olympic Trials Qualifying USATF says its statement that marks achieved this summer would not count for Olympic Trials qualification was not “finalized” so it’s possible marks will count. At least it’s not as bad as last year, when USATF was forced to re-pick its entire Pan American Games squad because it failed to follow its own selection policy.
*MB: USATF says statement it published on its website saying you couldn’t qualify for the Trials during Covid-19 wasn’t actually true.

The AIU Says They Purposely Don’t Call Athletes?

Trying To Come Back From Coronavirus

We’ve Brought John Kellogg Out Of Retirement – Our Summer Training Program Is Back

LRC High Schoolers And College Runners- Train Smarter This Summer With The LetsRun.com Summer Training Program If you aren’t sure what you should be doing for summer training and want to be your best this fall, sign up for our summer training program. Get a daily training schedule, interact with our team, and be your best this fall.

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Happy Father’s Day

Recommended Read: ESPN: “Philadelphia Eagles Receiver (And Olympic LJer) Marquise Goodwin And Wife Morgan Persevere Through Pain For The Promise Of Family” Goodwin and his wife tell the emotional story of how after losing three children to pregnancy complications and premature births, they finally welcomed into the world a beautiful baby girl.

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Happy 40th Birthday, Craig Mottram

Throwback Thursday #11
LRC I Was Bored, So I Watched Craig Mottram Battle Augustine Choge In Melbourne At The 2006 Commonwealth Games In honor of Craig Mottram‘s 40th birthday today, we revisit the race he called “the greatest race I have ever done in my life” – his incredible duel with Kenya’s Augustine Choge in the 2006 Commonwealth Games 5,000m final.
*MB: Time flies. Happy 40th birthday Craig Mottram. We celebrate by featuring your 2006 CG silver on Throwback Thursday

Diack Trial Updates – Will Anyone Even Serve Time For One Of The Biggest Sporting Scandals Of All-Time?

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