Big Finance Related News From Nike

LRC VIP John Capriotti – “The Most Powerful Man in Track” – Is Stepping Down at Nike; What Does It Mean for the Sport? Is the departure of the cutthroat Capriotti good or bad for the sport? Some say it’s a great thing as he repeatedly worked with those accused and convicted of doping while others are fearful it might be a sign that Nike is no longer fully committed to track and field. Will his successor continue to support track & field at the same level? Supporter’s Club members are getting early access to this feature. It will be opened up to everyone else on Monday.
*MB: Nike’s track and field overlord John Capriotti eyes consulting role in post-Nike future

John Capriotti – the guy in charge of negotiating all Nike track and field endorsement deals – is stepping down Capriotti has been a monumental power player in the sport for 20+ years, largely outside of the public eye. “Caps corner” was where all the agents wanted to be in Eugene.

A Closer Look At The UMinn Men’s Track Cut

Rome Diamond League *Full Results *TV & Streaming

MB: Official 2020 Rome DL Live Discussion Thread

LRC Mondo Duplantis Clears 6.15m In Rome To Break Outdoor Pole Vault World Record Duplantis now owns the world records indoors and outdoors, as after failing 14 times at the WR height this summer, he got the job done on #15. And he is still only 20 years old.
*MB: Mondo Duplantis Another World Record

LRC Jacob > Jakob: Kiplimo Tops Ingebrigtsen, 7:26 To 7:27, In Fast 3K Showdown In Rome The much-hyped duel between the youngsters didn’t disappoint, while Stewart McSweyn ran 7:28 to take down Craig Mottram‘s Australian record.
*MB: Jakob ran a 7.27,05 3000m tonight in Rome. What do do think about that? 
*MB: Official 2020 Rome DL Live Discussion Thread – Jakob vs Jacob —We’re about to find out who’s better over 3000
*MB: Jakob Ingebrigtsen is NOT even the Best 19 Year Old Runner Named Jakob/Jacob

LRC Karsten Warholm & The Greatest 400-Meter Hurdles Season Ever Yet again, Warholm gave the WR a scare but came up a bit short tonight in Rome. Prior to this year, no man had run 47.10 or faster more than once in a season. Warholm has now done it four times in the last 35 days.

Zagreb *Results

LRC 2020 Zagreb Recap: Daniel Rowden Arrives As Bryce Hoppel Is Beaten; Stewart McSweyn Just Misses Aussie Record World, it’s time to introduce you to Daniel Rowden as Britain may have a new 800 star on its hands; Rowden’s 1:44.09 was the fastest by a Brit since Andrew Osagie in the 2012 Olympic final.

Random Running Records

Weekend Distance Results

Book Review

LRC “From Coal Mine To Finish Line” By James McLatchie McLatchie, one of eight siblings who grew up in a one-room house in Scotland, has lived a very interesting life and spent a lifetime in running, from winning age-group titles as a boy in Scotland, to beating Jim Ryun in the mile, to coaching Olympians. Most recently, at age 77, he and his wife coached a team to the NXN high school national title in the US. That being said, the book isn’t our favorite but maybe worth a purchase for high school coaches as he shares his entire final month of training prior to NXN. *Purchase Here

Assorted Distance News

More Rome Coverage

LRC Rest Of Rome Recap: Jemma Reekie Earns Revenge, & Elaine Thompson Is BACK Reekie negative-split her way to a big 800 win, while Thompson obliterated the 100m field with a world-leading 10.85.

Lamine Diack Found Guilty

Recommended Read Sean Ingle: How Lamine Diack’s 16-Year Reign In Charge Of IAAF Led To A Jail Term The article talks about a €3.2m payment for total protection and $15m being funneled to the company run by Diack’s company. In other news, USATF legally paid out more than $24 million to those who negotiated its no-bid Nike deal.
*MB: Lamine Diack goes down- going to prison for 2 years

Previous: Former World Athletics (IAAF) President Lamine Diack Found Guilty Of Corruption And Sentenced To Two Years In Prison He was also charged a $590,000 fine. It’s not clear if he will face any actual jail time as he’s been under house arrest for the past two years.

Is 36 Old? Or Young?

LRC With Olympic Marathon Dreams Dashed, Molly Huddle Refocuses On The Track To Chase Her Third Olympic Berth Jonathan Gault caught up with Huddle and her coach Ray Treacy to discuss Huddle’s marathon career and her transition back to the track ahead of Tokyo 2021. At 36 (the same age that Shalane was when she won NY), how much does Huddle have left? “I didn’t feel bad (physically) until I started marathoning,” Huddle says. “And I now feel bad.”
*MB: Molly Huddle just turned 36, how much does she have left? Will she ever rock the marathon?


Winter NCAA XC

More Results: Van Niekerk Returns

More From The Weekend

ISTAF Berlin *Results 

Karsten Warholm Breaks Edwin Moses’ 40-Year-Old ISTAF Meet – Not World – Record In Berlin In other action, Laura Muir ran a world lead (3:57.40) and Jessica Hull (4:00.42) set a Aussie national record in the women’s 1,500 as Shannon Rowbury ran 4:02. In the women’s steeple, world record-holder Beatrice Chepkoech (9:10.07) was beaten by Hyvin Kiyeng (9:06.14). A pretty good meet in Berlin with fans. *Discussion