2017 Bislett Games *Results *TV & Streaming 

jake-wightman-wins-oslo-1500LRC 2017 Bislett Games Recap: Jake Wightman Pulls Off A Huge Upset, A 16-Year Old Runs 3:56 and A Women’s Wig Comes Off Mid-Competition Fans who watched the 2017 Bislett Games were entertained in a variety of ways on Thursday evening. On the track, two precocious Norwegian talents delighted the home crowd. Off the track, a women’s long jumper’s wig fell off during the event and a rabbit forgot to run the water jump in the women’s steeplechase and then took out the #1 seed from behind. *Full Results 

LRC Oslo Track and Field Blooper Reel: A Wig Falls Off, The Rabbit Misses the Water Jump and More The meet was full of crazy stuff that you don’t normally see at a track meet.

MB: Official 2017 Bislett Games – Oslo Diamond League Discussion Thread
MB: Jakob Ingebrigsten runs age 16 WR of 3:56.31 in Oslo!!! 
MB: WTF Wightman Some British guy I’ve never heard of just won the Oslo 1500
MB: Dafne Schippers Blatantly False Starts in 200 in Oslo But is Allowed to Run 

 Outside Coverage 

 Olympic News – It’s A Good Thing Usain Bolt is Retiring

Murphy Going For The Double!

Murphy at World RelaysLRC Legend Alert: Clayton Murphy Trying To Become First Man In 84 Years To Win 800 & 1,500 At USAs Rick Wohlhuter did do it at the 1976 Trials (at the time a separate meet from the US Champs), finishing it off by beating Matt Centrowitz Sr. Can Murphy get through the Olympic champion, Matthew Centrowitz Jr.?
Discuss: Clayton Murphy to run 800 and 1500 at USAs!

Martinez has made three straight U.S. teams -- two at 800 and one at 1500

LRC Nine Days Out From USAs, Which Athletes Have The IAAF World Championships Standard? Who Has More – The Men Or Women? Team USA fans, we’ve got good news, the lowest number of standard holders in any mid-d or distance event is six. Plus who has more qualifiers – the men or the women?

Post-NCAA Season Stuff

Meet The Freeze

Recommended Read: Washington Post: Who Is “The Freeze”? Meet The Masked Runner Racing Braves Fans Between Innings Nigel Talton is a member of the Braves’ ground crew, but also a 10.47/21.66 sprinter who dreams of making Team USA.
*MB: Who is the Freeze? (Braves masked runner)

Last Week Was an Amazing One For Track Fans – We Take A Look Back At It

If Jager wins on Sunday in Boston, he won't be celebrating like thisWTW Mo Farah Celebrates Really Early, Edward Cheserek Dominates Virtually, And Molly Huddle’s Medal Chances Go Up While Evan Jager’s Go Down Eammon Coghlan famously celebrated in 1983 more than 100 meters out. Last week, Mo Farah was celebrating from more than 200 meters out.  While Farah was celebrating, foreign-born athletes were sweeping the men’s distance events at NCAAs and the medal odds for Evan Jager were going down and Molly Huddle going up.

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IAAF Profile: Andre De Grasse Wants To Beat Usain Bolt, But Isn’t Getting Ahead Of Himself As He Knows He Isn’t The Best Yet De Grasse has his doubts on whether Bolt will actually skip the 200 as he claims. De Grasse doesn’t believe Bolt won’t run the 200, Justin Gatlin doesn’t think Bolt will actually retire. What is it with top sprinters not believing Bolt?


2017 New Balance HS Nationals Have Started  *Schedule & Results *Free Live Webcast June 16-18 

MB: Official 2017 New Balance HS Nationals Discussion Thread

Brooks PR Meet is Saturday *Entries & Streaming Info

The meet is being broadcast for free at 4:30 pm ET but no schedule is available one day before it takes place. 

  • Full Entries The boys mile with three 4:00 milers in Cooper Tear, Sam Worley and DJ Principe should be the highlight. The girls 2-mile features Claudia Lane vs. Brie Oakley, Round 2. *Event by Event Preview
  • Sammy Watson Racing The 800 At Brooks PR Meet She shouldn’t get much of a challenge as Watson ran 2:00.78 at the Boston Boost Games and the next closest girl to her in the race has only run 2:05.42.

Hasay And Flanagan Squaring Off At AJC Peachtree

Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, and Jordan Hasay at 2013 USATF 10,000mRRW Jordan Hasay To Race Shalane Flanagan At Peachtree On July 4th Bernard Lagat, Leonard Korir and Sam Chelanga on the men’s side.
Discuss: Hasay vs. Flanagan: Who You Got? This one would have been no contest a year ago. Has that changed?

Upcoming International Action

Paavo Nurmi Games *Results

Poland’s Pawel Fajdek Highlights Paavo Nurmi Games With 82.40m Hammer World Lead Bahrain’s Sadik Mikhou won the 3,000 in 7:44 as Caleb Ndiku was back in 5th (7:54). Renaud Lavillenie took the PV over his brother in 5.81m.

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