RIP Dick Quax

Former 5,000 WR Holder And 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Dick Quax Dies Quax, whose 13:12.9 WR in the 5,000 in 1977 lasted less than a year as the WR but for more than 30 as the Kiwi record, has lost his long battle to cancer at age 70. Post your memories/condolences here: MB: Dick Quax, RIP.
*John Walker, Rod Dixon And Nick Willis Remember Quax

2018 Pre Classic *Full Results *TV & Streaming *34 LRC Interviews

Photo from last year via @Norsk_FriidrettLRC 17-Year-Old Jakob Ingebrigtsen Runs 3:52 Mile At Prefontaine Classic, And Oh Yeah Timothy Cheruiyot Wins In 3:49 The final pro race at the original Hayward Field will long be remembered as 17-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen topped Alan Webb‘s legendary 3:53 from high school with a 3:52.28 clocking.
*LRC Post-Race Interviews Interviews include past and current HS stars Drew Hunter and Brodey Hasty.

shelby-houlihan-359LRC 2018 Pre Women’s Distance Recap: Shelby Houlihan Runs Massive 4+ Sec. PR To Shock The World, Caster Semenya And Genzebe Dibaba Continue To Roll The final Prefontaine Classic at the original Hayward Field didn’t disappoint in terms of the women’s distance events – the women’s 800, 1,500 and 5,000 all produced world-leading times.

lyles-pre-2018LRC The Rest Of The Meet: Noah Lyles Runs 19.69, Ryan Crouser And Jenn Suhr Break Meet Records, And A New Steeple Star Arrives? Ronnie Baker also impressed by beating Christian Coleman (windy 9.78 to 9.84), Shaunae Miller-Uibo crushed the 400 (49.52), and Mutaz Essa Barshim (2.36) kept winning in the high jump.

Day 1 At Pre

Korir and AmosLRC Friday Night At Pre: Emmanuel Korir Is Superman, Selemon Barega Impresses, King Ches Disappoints Emmanuel Korir has only lost once in the last two years, when he got injured at the World Champs, and he showed his dominance in a crazy race at Pre. Paul Chelimo was 2nd in the 2 mile and King Ches 15th.
*Rohler Leads German 1-2-3 Sweep In Javelin
*Kendricks Comes From Behind To Default HSer Duplantis In Tricky Pole Vault Conditions

Outside Pre Coverage

International Distance News *World 10k Bengaluru Free Streaming @ 10:30PM ET Saturday

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Recommended Read: 4 Years Ago, He Was A Failed 400m Runner, Now He’s The Best Miler In The World. How Brother Colm Inspired Manang’oi To Become World’s Top Miler In 2014, Manangoi was thrilled to be trying out for the World Relays – as a 400m man, but crushed when he finished 7th out of 8. Just three years later, he was the best miler in the world.

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Pre Classic Previews And Inside Scoop

IMG_3626LRC The Inside Scoop From Pre: Centro’s Thoughts On Kiprop, Jager Reveals New Racing Tactics, The Kenyans Want The Bowerman Mile To Be A 3:46 Race, And Did Nick Willis Know Kiprop Was Dirty? Plus lots of good stuff from Mutaz Essa Barshim and Christian Coleman.

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