A Story The World Needs To Know – We LOVED The Book On Their Story So Much We Had Them On Our Podcast

Podcast Interview The Stepanovs Share Their Story With LetsRun.com Would you risk your life and be willing to re-locate your family halfway across the globe simply because you believed in clean sport? These two heroes did just that.

LRC “The Russian Affair” By David Walsh: The Story Of The Stepanovs, As You’ve Never Heard It Before In his latest book, David Walsh – the Irish reporter who helped bring down Lance Armstrong – tells the story of the Russian doping scandal through the eyes of whistleblowers Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov, whose relationship was far more complicated than you could imagine. On, February 8, 2013, the couple was supposed to get divorced. Instead, the Stepanovs decided to bring down the Russian doping regime and save their relationship in the process. 5 stars out of 5. Let’s hope this is made into a movie. *Purchase here.
*London Times: “The candour with which they have allowed Walsh to tell their story is rare and gripping.”
*Walsh: “It’s a love story set against the backdrop of a doping thriller.”

The DL Concludes Friday in Doha *Schedule & results * TV & streaming

LRC Doha DL Preview: A stacked women’s 3k, Bryce Hoppel takes on the world’s best miler, Conseslus Kipruto debuts and Faith Kipyegon drops down The very strange 2020 track season is almost over as the 2020 DL season concludes Friday in Doha with some FASCINATING distance races. For example, Doha will feature the three best men’s steeplers from 2019, but they are all in the 1500. 1500 stars Faith Kipegon and Timothy Cheruiyot will both run the 800. The women’s 3,000 is totally loaded with five 2019 World medalists, led by Hellen Obiri.

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USADA Nails A Guy And We Celebrate

LRC Drug Cheat Who Won US 15K Title in March Gets Popped (Twice!) For Taking Drugs Yet Again For some reason, even though people like Edward Cheserek and the Stepanovs can’t get citizenship, the US government decided to grant EPO cheat Ridouane Harroufi citizenship. He has rewarded them by showing his “good moral character” by testing positive two more times.
*MB: Unreal: Ridouane Harroufi – the doper whom the US made a citizen – gets popped for doping two more times!!!
*From The Archives: MB: Why wouldn’t testing positive for EPO be an automatic disqualifier for US citizenship? Ridouane Harroufi win US 15k title

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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.

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.

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Covid Cancellations (And Postponements)


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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

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