Boris Berian

Boris Berian

May 16, 2018

2018 Oxy Preview: Centro Doubles Up, Brenda Martinez & Boris Berian Return to 800, & A Deep Men's 1500 Headline The Action

For years, we've said when you watch meets like Oxy you are basically watching practice. This year's meet proves it as Olympic champ Matthew Centrowitz is in the C heat of the 1500 (doubling back from the 800).
February 09, 2018

What We Learned In Boston: What's Up With Boris Berian, How Christian Coleman Can Run Even Faster, & How Much Money It Would Take for Jenny Simpson to Race the Steeple Again

Get the inside scoop from today's NBIGP press conference where three sets of stars will battle each other tomorrow - Simpson v Coburn, Coleman v Lyles and Berian v Brazier. Plus after talking to Brazier, we can only wonder: Has anyone in the history of the world ever broken 4:00 in the mile with a shorter longest run than Donavan Brazier? 
December 27, 2016

2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's 800: David Rudisha Is On Top For 2nd Year in a Row; Olympic Bronze Medallist Clayton Murphy Leads the Americans

The greatest 800 runner ever is our pick for #1 again. There are two Americans in the top 10, but where do Murphy and World Indoor champ Boris Berian rank against the world's best?
August 26, 2016

Paris DL Preview: Can Simpson or Rowbury Get the American Record at 1500? Will the World Record in the Steeple Fall? How Fast Can Paul Chelimo Go?

Paul Chelimo headlines the men's 3,000 field, which includes fellow Olympic silver medallist Paul Tanui plus Ryan HillHagos GebrhiwetMuktar Edris and Yomif Kejelcha. Olympic champ Faith Kipyegon could be capable of something really fast in the 1500 as she faces Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury, while Ruth Jebet, Hyvin Kiyeng and Emma Coburn renew acquaintances in the steeple. Plus Berian vs. Souleiman vs. Bosse vs. Makhloufi in the 800.
August 15, 2016

King David's Reign Continues: David Rudisha Becomes First Man in 52 Years To Repeat As Olympic 800m Champion, American Clayton Murphy Snags Bronze

Rudisha has become the first man since 1964 to repeat as Olympic 800 champ. Clayton Murphy got bronze!
August 12, 2016

Men's 800 Prelims: Look Out World, David Rudisha is "Almost Close" to His 2012 Form; Clayton Murphy Scrapes Through, Boris Berian Advances and 2012 Silver Medallist Nijel Amos Goes Home

Rudisha looked great, leading all qualifiers with his 1:45.09 as Murphy ran 1:46.18 behind him but only made the semis on time. Amos faded badly and was only seventh in his heat in 1:50.46 while American Charles Jock (6th in heat 4) was also among the casualties.
August 11, 2016

The Friends and Family Guide to Day 1 of Track & Field at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The Olympics are the one opportunity track and field has every four years to expand its fan base. With that in mind, each day, we're going to present to you an "LRC Friends and Family Guide" to the action - a quick overview of what to expect that day in track and field. Hopefully, you can share the link or print it out and hand it to your friends and family that are either casual track and field fans or not track and field fans at all. If they know the storylines behind what they are watching, they will enjoy it a whole lot more and you won't have to drive yourself nuts by starting at square one with them.
August 09, 2016

2016 Olympic Men’s 800 Preview: David Rudisha Goes for the Repeat In a Wide-Open Event; Clayton Murphy & Boris Berian Shoot for First U.S. Medals Since 1992

No man has repeated in the 800 at the Olympics since New Zealand's Peter Snell in 1960 & 1964. Defending world champ Rudisha enters as the world leader and favorite, but he'll be challenged by Kenyan Trials champ Alfred Kipketer, 2015 Worlds runner-up Adam Kszczot, France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and many more.
July 04, 2016

Clayton Murphy Wins Men's 800 At 2016 US Olympic Trials as Boris Berian and Charles Jock Punch Their Tickets To Rio

There were three first-time Olympians in the men's 800 as former Akron star Clayton Murphy got the win over world indoor champ Boris Berian.
July 02, 2016

Chaos Continues in Men's 800 Semis - We'll Have A 9-Person Final

The men's 800 continues to be totally unpredictable.
July 01, 2016

LRC Running Warehouse Prediction Contest Favorites For Day 1: Boris Berian And Ajee Wilson Are The Favorites In The 800; Allyson Felix Is The Underdog To Courtney Okolo In The 400

We give your predictions for day 1 of the Trials from our prediction contest. Get your picks in by 7:15 pm Eastern.
June 08, 2016

The Restraining Order That Nike Sought Against Boris Berian Is Now Out - Read It Here - Plus Under Penalty of Perjury Nick Symmonds, Jesse Williams and Sally Bergesen Support Berian

We've received the copy of the minute order from a legal expert and they provide a little analysis of what it all means. We also have copies of sworn affidavits in support of Berian from Jesse Williams, Nick Symmonds and Sally Bergesen. Under penalty of perjury, Williams said he's never signed an athlete to a contact with reductions in it in 12 + years at Brooks.
June 08, 2016

Nike Is Granted Temporary Restraining Order in Its Lawsuit Against Boris Berian

Nike got the 14-day temporary restraining order (TRO) it was seeking even though under the penalty of perjury New Balance's John Evans said his contractual offer to Berian had no reductions in it.
June 06, 2016

Boris Berian's Legal Team Files Its First Response To Nike Lawsuit - Alleges Nike's Legal Strategy Is "Clearly" Designed To Interfere With His Training

Things are heating up in the courtroom and a hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday. Meanwhile, the stress of it has caused Berian to pull out of his final two pre-Olympic Trials races. *MB: Official Discussion Thread For Boris Berian's Contract Dispute
June 06, 2016 Olympic Trials Q&A: Who Are The Favorites To Make Rio? What Big Names Are Going To Stay Home?

Wednesday marks three weeks to go until the Olympic Trials. With that in mind, it’s time for the LRC crew to start looking ahead. Who looks good? Who needs a lot of help? Who might surprise? Dare we say who will make the team?
June 04, 2016

New Court Filings Reveal What the Nike vs. Boris Berian Lawsuit Is Really About - The 'Dreaded' Reduction Clause

New court filings reveal that when Nike agreed to match the New Balance's offer to Boris Berian they then sent him a contract that included reduction clauses whereas the New Balance offer sheet did not mention them. Nike justified this by saying the clauses are "standard in track and field endorsement contracts."