December 06, 2020

adidas' "Super Shoe", the adizero Adios Pro, Is a Huge Winner in Valencia with Half Marathon World Record

Since Nike unveiled its Vaporfly 4% in 2016, every other shoe manufacturer has been playing catch-up. But now could the tide be turning?
September 21, 2020

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: Nike’s track and field overlord John Capriotti eyes consulting role in post-Nike future
November 12, 2019

Don't Believe The Spin, Nike's Treatment Of Mary Cain Is Very Much In Line With Its #1 Core Value: Win At All Costs

Since its inception, Nike's #1 message has been win at all costs. Not a surprise since Nike was named after the winged Greek goddess of victory. But winning often doesn't come easy, so sometimes people take drugs or purge themselves to get to the top.
July 30, 2019

Nike-Sponsored Athletes Dominate 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships, Take Home 71.67% of Top-3 Finishes in Track Events

We take a look at who won the shoe war at USAs. In an absolute sense Nike CRUSHED it, but not if you adjust it on a per dollar of revenue basis.
April 01, 2017

Ryan Hall To Chase Sub-2 Hour Marathon In A Pair Of Heelys Skate Shoes

While the mark obviously won't count for record purposes, if Hall is successful it will certainly steal a bit of thunder from Nike's Eliud Kipchoge-lead attempt.
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 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."
May 21, 2016

Get The Inside Scoop On Why Nike Is Suing World Indoor Champ Boris Berian For Breach Of Contract

We've read through the lawsuit and tell you why Nike, a company with a $95 billion market cap, is suing the guy who two years ago was working at McDonald's. Updated with statement from Merhawi Keflelzighi. *MB: Holy cow!! Nike just served Boris Berian at the Hoka One One Meet - They are suing him for breach of contract
November 27, 2015

All Russian Athletics Federation Accepts Full Suspension From IAAF Over Doping Scandal

They had the right to appeal against the IAAF suspension, but that would have delayed the whole process even more and killed their chances of being reinstated for Rio 2016. The IAAF council also agreed to the formation of an "Integrity Unit".
September 29, 2015

WTW: The Kid Playing In The Sandbox At Alan Webb's Practices Is Now A Phenom; How Do Meb, Deena And Sean Wade Do It At 40+; How Many Americans Have A Legitimate Shot At The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Team?

This week we start with talk about Alan Webb, Craig Virgin, Drew Hunter and "Tinman" before moving to the 2013 World Junior XC race with Matt McClintock, Craig Nowak and Malachy Schrobilgen. But we also cater to our 40+ demographic as we talk extensively about Meb, Deena and Sean Wade. Plus Eliud Kipchoge proves that the runner makes the shoe, not vice versa.
August 08, 2015

Nick Symmonds Explains Why He Won't Sign USATF's Contract And How He Was "Bullied and Threatened" At World Indoors For Not Wearing USA Gear

According to Nick Symmonds, USATF wants to control what athletes wear to coffee.

July 14, 2015

WTW: Nike Is Correct - Actions Speak Louder Than Words In Regards To Doping, Meet The Family That Soon Will Have Three Sub-4 Milers, We Say Goodbye To A Coaching Legend And Hello To African 43-Second 400 Runners, And Is Scott Jurek's New WR "Soft"?

After a summer hiatus, the Week That Was is back. We do our best to avoid talk of the Nike Oregon Project doping investigation but can't help but criticize Nike and Mo Farah's reaction to it. All of that plus praise for Genzebe Dibaba, Alexa Efraimson, Kerri Gallagher, Eric Jenkins, Lopez Lomong and Amel Tuka.

March 28, 2015

Employee 1.1 Admits To Living Large Off Of Payoffs From Nike To Not Report Negative Stories

He said he took the model of Runners World and Flotrack to another level. This explains how he can afford to live or get married off of what he gets paid by the Brojos. He even details some of the stories he helped cover up.