“In the past, people have said sport is nothing to do with politics, or with money and business. This attitude is wrong and we cannot afford it anymore. We have to partner up with the politicians who are running this world, and with international Governments. To ensure the functioning of worldwide sport, we must be politically neutral but realise that our decisions have political implications.”
– IOC president Thomas Bach talking about the obvious connection that exists between Olympic sports, politics and business, which has almost always existed but isn’t always acknowledged.
MB: Philly RnR Half Marathon – Baden Karoki 59:23 / Aberu Kebede 68:39 / Deena Kastor 69:39 NEW Masters WR! It was a great day for Deena.
5k: Bernard Lagat Comes Up Short In 5k American Record Attempt – Lawi Lalang Runs 13:29, Lagat 13:31 In Phiily
Philly: LRC Rock ‘N’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Preview: Bedan Karoki Vs. Gebremeskel, The Return Of Kara Goucher, And A World Record Attempt For Deena Kastor The men’s field is still strong even after Geoffrey Mutai, Stanley Biwott and Dathan Ritzenhein withdrew. Goucher is running this race in preparation for NYC but probably won’t be a factor. The real question for American fans may be, “Will Deena Kastor be the top American and will she get the master WR?” Plus, Bernard Lagat goes for the American 5k road record on Saturday morning. *Discuss
RRW:Kara Goucher Sees Methodical Approach To Her Fall Racing Goucher says her goal in RNR Philly as well as the NYC Marathon will be to run a solid race at her own pace. She isn’t trying to run to win on Sunday.
Providence: 2014 USA 5k Champs – Eight Story Lines To Follow Molly Huddle will be in Providence trying to defend her crowns, but it won’t be easy as the NOP is showing up with Mary Cain and JordanHasay (and Centro). Emily Infeld will be there as well. Watch it live at 11:15 am ET for free.
LRCIt’s Time To Vote: NCAA XC Fans Super Polls Are Back The pro track season is over and that means it’s time to turn your attention to NCAA XC. Our LRC Fans Super Polls are back where you tell us the top 10 teams in the country and the top teams in each conference.
LRC New York Vs. Chicago, Your Worst Race Ever, Eugene 2018, $$$, PEDs In The Military, And Talent Does Not Go Away The Continental Cup brought to an end the 2014 track season and that means we turn our attention to marathoning – Chicago and New York. Plus a defense of Katie Mackey and Andrew Bumbalough, a look at $$$ – prize money & appearance fees – Kevin Durant vs. the IAAF and USATF, and Eugene
Wallace Spearmon Gets 3-Month Doping Ban For Testing Positive For A Steroid Spearmon’s ban was only 3 months because USADA accepted his explanation that he was taking it in a therapeutic dose under the care of a doctor, but he never got a TUE.
LRC A Brief History Of Intersex Athletes In Sport Caster Semenya was a big story in 2011. Dutee Chand is a big story this year, and maybe Margaret Wambui? Some people are under the misconception that these are isolated incidents. They are not. A guest column on the intersex issue facing women’s sports, by a former 2:23 men’s marathoner who is now a multi-time national champ as a woman.
News From Canada:Canadian Record Holder Lanni Marchant Will Return To Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon On October 19th
And The Netherlands: Olympic Marathon Champion Tiki Gelana Will Headline This Weekend’s Dam tot Damloop 10 Miler In Netherlands She’ll face Linet Masai. On the men’s side, a lot of people are running, including defending champ and African 10,000m champ Nguse Amlosom and world junior 10,000 champ Joshua Cheptegei.
The Best Men’s 1-Day 100/200 Doubles Justin Gatlin has the best with 9.77 and 19.71, but Ato Boldon has 5 of the top 10.
LRC Q&A With Jack And Tim McGowan – The Sub-9 Twins Who Have Gone The DIII Route To Roger Williams University Someone stop the insanity. HS running is now so fast that sub-9 guys are going the DIII route. Meet identical twins Jack and Tim McGowan. *Discuss on theMB: Two sub-9 HSers go to the same college….. And it’s DIII…..
*NBC Nightly Did Feature On Their 4:07 Teammate With Autism, Mike Brannigan Together the three went sub-9 for two miles in the same race.
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