2020 World Half Gets A Big Addition and Subtraction

LRC World Half News: Kamworor OUT, Kiplimo IN, Ingebrigtsen Maybe? The 2020 World Half Marathon Championships are going to be incredible but they will not include three-time defending champ Geoffrey Kamworor. Kamworor fractured a tibia in a car accident in June and his agent has told LetsRun.com that the World Half is “not in his plans.” But 7:26/12:48 man Jacob Kiplimo has been added to the field and it also might include Norwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen.
*MB: Breaking: Geoffrey Kamworor out of 2020 world half
*MB: JAKOB I. to attend World Half in Poland against Kamwo and Cheptegei.

Weekend International Action

World Athletics Weekend Round-Up: Kenya’s Nicolas Kimeli Runs 10,000m World Lead With 26:58.97 At The Gouden Spike Meet In The Netherlands At the Norwegian Championships, Jakob Ingebrigtsen had a solid double winning the 1,500/800 in 3:33.93 and 1:48.72 (he won the 1,500m by 13 seconds). Karsten Warholm won the 400H in 48.23, beating the rest of the field by more than five seconds.

Semenya Legal Battle Is Over, But Debate Continues

Assorted Distance News

Winter NCAA XC

More Results: Van Niekerk Returns

Big Finance-Related News From Nike

LRC 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?
*MB: Oregonlive.com: Nike’s track and field overlord John Capriotti eyes consulting role in post-Nike future

Ken Goe: “Could John Capriotti’s Departure Mean Nike Is Scaling Back Its Support For Track? Not So Fast” Goe outlines some of the reasons it’s pretty obvious Nike isn’t going to be pulling back from track in the near future.

NCAA News

Non-Distance Stuff

Covid Cancellations (And Postponements)

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.

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More On Diack Trial

Previous Capriotti News

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.

LetsThrow.com

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.