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Greg Rutherford Will Retire At The End Of The Year As Injuries Have Taken Their Toll: “I just don’t want to be in pain every day of my life.” His athletic career isn’t over as he’s hoping to become a pro cyclist. No joke.
*Greg Rutherford: London 2012 Long Jump Champion To Try Track Cycling After Track Retirement
*RR Tribute: Greg Rutherford Ends AGlorious Career As He Competed, Squeezing Every Last Drop From His Crumbling Body “In any other era, Greg Rutherford probably wouldn’t have been an Olympic champion. His winning mark of 8.31m in London would not have won gold in any other Games since Tokyo 1964, or set a world lead in any of the past 40 years. Had rivals Dwight Phillips and Irving Saladino been fit then it might not have been enough in 2012, either. But Rutherford possessed a determination which transformed him from a talented long jumper into a multiple champion.”

Mike Powell loans his 1991 WR singlet to Ostrava museum until Continental Cup takes place there at end of summer 

2018 Chorzow, Poland Diary: Brittney Reese Ends 2018 Season, Now Focus Is On Preparing For 2019 We are very confused by this. Who needs 10 months to get ready for 2019? *Discuss

Comrades Was Last Weekend But We Didn’t Have Space For It Up Top

ann-ashworth-do-not-use-except-smallRRW 2018 Comrades Recap: Bongmusa Mthembu Repeated, Ann Ashworth Pulled Off Upset In Women’s Race Ashworth, a 2:48 marathoner, was a surprise winner in the women’s race but the men’s race went according to form as Mthembu became the first guy to repeat since Stephen Muzhingi did in 2010-11.
*Amputee Runner Completes Comrades Marathon On His Crutches A wound prevented Xotani Luvuno from using his prosthetic, so he did it on crutches instead, completing the the 56-mile ultra in 15 hours, 50 minutes.
*MB: Comrades Marathon (Ultra Pace)

2018 USATF Jr. Champs And New Balance Nationals Outdoors Are Both This Weekend *Results *Free NBON Live Stream *NBON Entries

Day 3

Racewalker Wins New Balance National Steeplechase Title – Sets National Record For 10k Racewalk On Back-To-Back Days 

Day 2

NCAA Champ Sammy Watson Edges HS Star Caitlin Collier For USATF Junior 800 Title It should be pointed out that the collegian Watson is 97 days younger than Collier.
*Josh Hoey Crushes Field At 2018 USATF Juniors In 800, Wins By Nearly A Second In 1:49.48
*Andrew Mah (14:32.96) And Heidi Nelson (16:55.76) Win New Balance Nationals Outdoor 5,000m Titles

*IAAF Day 2 Recap: Wins By Tia Jones (100H) And Tara Davis (LJ) Highlight Saturday Jones won the 100H in 12.89 while Davis set the world junior lead in the LJ with 6.71m.
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Twin Power: Cow Harbor’s Twins Elijah And Isaiah Clairborne Both Split 1:50 To Lead CH to 4 X 800 Win In 7:31.62- US #5 

Day 1

HSer James Mwaura Runs 14:00 To Move To #9 All Time In US HS History The Gonzaga recruit, who won the Brooks PR 2 mile last week in 8:48, ran the time at the Stumptown Twlight meet. The race was won by Diego Estrada in 13:33.
*Full Meet Results One other highlight was a 2:00.13 victory by Georgia Griffith in the 800.

It’s That Time Of The Year – Who’s Turning Pro?

Tremendous Matchup In Chicago

Galen Rupp & Mo Farah HomepageIt’s Official: Rupp Vs. Farah In 2018 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon With Pacers! link fixed We’ll find out how friendly the ex-training partners are on the streets of Chicago.
From The Archives: 5/28  Galen Rupp and Mo Farah: It’s more than you think!
*5/28 Okay so Mo actually does join Galen in Chicago, who wins?

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Demolition Of Historic East Grandstand At Hayward Field Has Begun

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Ken Goe: Preliminary Work Begins On Demolition Of East Grandstand At University Of Oregon’s “Historic” Hayward Field Opponents say demolition is in violation of state law, UofO says everything is fine.

LRC  East Grandstand Supporters Issue Statement Saying Demolition Of Hayward Field Is Illegal Violation Of State Law “Noncompliance with ORS 358.653 constitutes a violation of state law, and so it is our opinion today’s work violates and invalidates the demolition permit issued by the City of Eugene for the Hayward Field Renovation Project.  The City permit office has been informed of our grave concern about the willful destruction of publicly owned historic property.”
*MB: Historic Hayward Field may soon be a thing of the past – Demolition of East Grandstands may have already begun 


Distance News Of Note

An Inner Look At How USATF Operates

Screenshot 2018-06-12 at 11.40.38Memo Says Max Siegel Promised 2021 USATF Champs To Mt. SAC AFTER Pulling Out Of 2020 Trials Great reporting by Ken Stone. Meanwhile we’re one lawsuit away from Eugene not being ready for 2020 Trials.

Full Contract Between Mt. SAC And USATF For Hosting Olympic Trials Released Want to host the Trials? Come up with $3 million + all the expenses for the Trials.