Are The British Officials Playing Favorites At IAAF World Championships?

The emerging storyline of this year’s world championships has been the numerous disqualifications of notable athletes for minor lane and curb violations.

USA’s Colleen Quigley, who was a victim of this type of DQ at the 2017 World Championships in London, spoke out about the British officials being overzealous with their DQs at this year's indoor championships in Birmingham.

While the officials have the rightful argument that "rules are rules," this wasn’t the case a few months ago when their hometown favorite — Great Britain's Mo Farah — broke the same rules that countless others were disqualified for this weekend.

In the 2017 IAAF World Championship 10K final, Farah clearly stepped on the inside of the curb, but wasn’t disqualified. Now, for proper comparison, check out this side-by-side GIF of Farah and Chelimo tripping over themselves and taking one step on the inside of the curb.

A few notes:

  • Both athletes take one step on the inside of the rail
  • Both athletes don't gain a competitive advantage
  • Both athletes aren’t touched by another competitor (see below for a closer look at Farah)

So why wasn’t Farah DQ’d for doing the exact same thing Chelimo did two days ago?

The world may never know . . .

NCAA Mountain Regional Preview: NAU Tangles With Colorado, BYU

Friday’s Mountain regional in Salt Lake City features a combined seven top ten ranked teams, the most among the nine NCAA DI qualifying meets. The men’s and women’s national champions have come out of the Mountain each of the last two years, a trend that could very well continue in 2019. As always, the sub-plot aside from the performance of the blue chip teams will be the bubble watch for the squads behind them. At-large bids figure to be in ample supply as teams outside the top two spots jostle for a trip to Terre Haute.

House Of Run: Mary Cain Speaks Out, Diamond League Changes

Kevin and Jason discuss Mary Cain’s experience being coached by Alberto Salazar, the changes to the Diamond League program and the conclusion of the Illinois state meet saga.

One Final Tune-Up For Monson: Great Lakes Preview

The Great Lakes region again looks like one of the best in all of Division I cross country with both genders expected to send multiple at-large bids to the NCAA Championships. In the individual race, Friday’s race in Madison is one final tune-up for NCAA favorite, Alicia Monson of Wisconsin. Here's what to watch for in both races. 

FloSports Announces Multiyear Partnership with MPSF

AUSTIN, Texas — November 12, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) announced an extended multiyear partnership to serve as the official broadcast partner. FloSports will provide live and on-demand content and coverage of two Conference Championships exclusively on FloTrack.org and FloVolleyball.tv.

2019 DII NCAA XC Championships Field Announced

The fields for the 2019 DII NCAA XC Championships in Sacramento, California, are set. The 34 teams per gender and individual qualifiers advancing to nationals can be found below.

Which DI Runners Are Still Undefeated This Fall?

With only two meets remaining on the NCAA Division I XC schedule, there are still seven undefeated runners. Some of the names are familiar, while others are lesser-known. Let's take a look at who has yet to lose heading into regionals on Friday. 

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Salazar, Brown Appeal 4-Year Bans

As expected, Alberto Salazar and Jeffrey Brown have appealed their four-year suspensions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

DII XC Regional Recap: Mines, Adams State Strengthen Their NCAA Cases

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Eight regional meets across the country went down on Saturday in Division II to build the 2019 NCAA XC Championship field.

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