LRC From 1 to 60: We Rank The 2016 US Track and Field Female Olympians In Terms Of Their Gold Medal Chances From Brianna Rollins (big favorite) to Abbey D’Agostino (huge underdog), we’ve got you covered.
LRC From 1 to 60: We Rank The 2016 US Olympic Track and Field Male Olympians In Terms Of Their Gold Medal Chances From Ashton Eaton (big favorite) to Conor McCullough (huge underdog), we’ve got you covered.
Day 1 Preview LRC 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.
Overall Preview LRC The Friends And Family Guide To Track & Field At The 2016 Summer Olympics: Bolt’s Swan Song, Hyperandrogenism & Everything Else You Need To Know To Get Ready For Rio The track and field action in Rio starts tomorrow. Do you not know what’s going on but want to learn? Read this.
Event Previews: Fri 10:10am ET LRC W 10,000 Preview: Tirunesh Dibaba Goes For A Historic 3rd Straight Title In A Clash Of The Titans Against Almaz Ayana & Vivian Cheruiyot; Do Molly Huddle & Emily Infeld Have Any Chance To Medal? The Olympic track and field action starts on Friday and the action will kick off in incredible fashion with a SPECTACULAR women’s 10,000-meter final. Can Tirunesh Dibaba become the 1st woman to win 3 individual golds in the same event? Or will Almaz Ayana mark herself as the new world #1? Can defending world champ Vivian Cheruiyot win her first Olympic gold? Can American Molly Infeld or Molly Huddle medal? Will the American record go down?
Starts Friday: LRC W 1,500 Preview: Kenyan Record Holder Faith Kipyegon Faces WR Holder Genzebe Dibaba; Can An American Medal For The 1st Time In History? EPO was allegedly found at the hotel where Dibaba and her coach were staying in June, but she will still compete in Rio. Also watch for World Indoor champ Sifan Hassan and British sensation Laura Muir. Can Simpson, Rowbury or Martinez medal?
Starts Friday: LRC M 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.
Sat 8:25pm ET LRC M 10,000 Preview: Mo Farah Vs. Geoffrey Kamworor In A Rematch Of Epic Proportions Farah could join running immortals Nurmi, Zátopek, Viren, Gebrselassie and Bekele as the only men to win two Olympic 10,000 titles. Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor will try to stop him after coming up just short in Beijing last year. Plus can Galen Rupp medal in part one of his 10k/marathon double?