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MB: Official Day 2 USATF Indoors Discussion Thread

coleman-60wrLRC Christian Coleman Breaks 60m World Record For Real This Time With 6.34 At 2018 USATF Indoors Usain Bolt‘s successor is here. His name: Christian Coleman. *Video & Post-Race Interview
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MB: CHRISTIAN MF COLEMAN 6.34 60M WR!!! 

houlihan-wins-double1,500s LRC Paul Chelimo And Shelby Houlihan Complete Doubles, Win 1,500 Titles At 2018 USATF Indoors In contrasting ways, Chelimo and Houlihan proved they were a step above everyone else in ABQ.
*MB: Ben Blankenship refused to tell us his age today The mysterious age of Ben Blankenship saga continues. Today’s interview in page #3.

brazier-wins800s LRC Donavan Brazier And Ajee Wilson Keep Up Their Winning 800m Ways At USATF Indoors Her soon-to-be training partner, Raevyn Rogers, was second as the fastest American woman in history, Charlene Lipsey, was dead last.
*MB: Kate Grace discusses whether goes home DEVASTATED
*MB: Cas Loxsom lays it all out in flotrack interview

Katie NageotteLRC Rest Of Meet: Dreams Become Reality: Unheralded Katie Nageotte Upsets Sandi Morris AND Jenn Suhr, Takes WR Attempts, Sharika Nelvis Sets American Record In Hurdles Talk about 2 shockers, plus some crazy 400 action and more.

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Full Coverage In Our 2018 USA Indoor Special Section

Kenyan Commonwealth Games Trials

2018 USATF Previews

Chelimo wearing the dhamaSPORT in RioLRC 3K Previews: It’s Bowerman TC Vs. WCAP, Featuring World Medalists Paul Chelimo & Ryan Hill; Shelby Houlihan Should Dominate In the women’s race, we assume Houlihan is going to win and wonder who gets 2nd – Coburn, Mackey, Hall or someone else? For the men’s race, we pause and remind ourselves what an amazing two years it has been for Paul Chelimo. Does Ryan Hill – the reigning Worlds silver medalist at 3k – even make the US team against Chelmo and his WCAP buddies?
*MB: 2018 USA 3ks: Does Ryan Hill stand a chance against the WCAP studs? Can Emma Coburn make a team on the flat?

Will Houlihan be celebrating again on Saturday?LRC 1,500 Previews: Craig Engels Tries To Make His First U.S. Team; Can Anyone Prevent A Bowerman TC Sweep In Women’s Race? There will be plenty of drama in the metric mile.
*MB: Make your picks for the 1500 at USAs: BB, Engels, Kidder or WCAP? Quigley, Houlihan, Grace, McGee, Osika or Schneider?

Sowinski winning his second of three U.S. indoor titles in 2014LRC 800 Previews: Ajee Wilson Should Dominate, But Brazier Vs. Windle Vs. Murphy Vs. Sowinski Is Must-See TV The men’s 800 at 2018 USA should be AMAZING. It features 2 of the 3 fastest Americans indoors in history, plus the reigning Worlds bronze medalist and an Olympic medalist.
*RRW: Drew Windle Running For Respect, National Team Spot Windle wants to prove that making the Worlds team last year “wasn’t just a fluke” and thinks the altitude and rounds will give him an edge in Albuquerque.
*MB: The 800 at 2018 USA Indoors Should be AMAZING. Who you got? Pick 2 of the following: Brazier, Windle, Murphy, Sowinski

Week That Was

Screenshot 2018-02-14 at 22.38.07LRC WTW: More Praise For The Japanese, Some Love For Caster Semenya, A Big Track Meet Gets Cancelled, RIP Jonathan Grey, Ken Young Semenya’s got a new coach, the Japanese have a super cool way to broadcast marathons, and the sport lost two of its own.

One Story We Missed From The Weekend: LRC Meet Switzerland’s Julien Wanders – The 21-Year-Old Who Just Ran A 60:09 Half Marathon NR Last Weekend Wanders, who is following in the Robertsons’ footsteps and living in Kenya, ran a massive 1:34 PR to get 2nd in Barcelona.

Book Review

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LRC Book Review: “Endure” By Alex Hutchinson – A Fitting Successor To “The Sports Gene” As The Next Great Sports Science Book Treat yourself to your own Valentine’s Day gift by buying Alex Hutchinson‘s new book Endure, which we give our highest rating – 5 stars out of 5. Purchase here.

Pole Vault Updates

Vin Lananna Suspended

LRC Trying To Make Sense Of USATF’s Suspension Of Vin Lananna – Was This A Silent Coup? After reading USATF’s explanation for placing Vin Lananna on administrative leave, we were more confused than before we read it. So we try to make sense of it all.

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Day 1 At 2018 USA Indoors

chelimo-wins-3k-2018LRC Men’s 3,000: Army Strong – Paul Chelimo Repeats As Shadrack Kicphirchir Outkicks Ryan Hill Chelimo showed why he’s one of the best in the world with a 26.09 final 200 as altitude-born runners took 4 of the top 5 spots.

mackey-3kLRC Women’s 3,000: Shelby Houlihan Earns Convincing Win As Katie Mackey Makes Her First Worlds Team Shelby Houlihan looks unbeatable domestically right now but there was room for an underdog behind her as Katie Mackey snapped an 0-13 US Champs streak and made her first US team.

Murphy and Windle ran 1-2 throughoutLRC Big Drama In Men’s 800 Prelims: Clayton Murphy Goes Home Early, Women’s Favorites All Advance While there was big drama in the men’s 800 prelims, the women’s race went very much according to form as the six fastest entrants took the six spots in tomorrow’s final.

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TrackTown Construction Delay USA

DSCN6032LRC   NCAA TF Committee Reopens Bid Process For 2019 & 2020 NCAA Outdoor Championships That Had Previously Been Awarded To University Of Oregon The 2019 and 2020 NCAA outdoor meets were supposed to be at Hayward Field, but citing the “timing around pending construction,” the NCAA T&F committee decided to reopen the bid process.

More From Oregon: The Oregonian‘s Ken Goe Offers Another Perspective On The Vin Lananna USATF Conflict Of Interest Issue Goe writes that the USATF board never wanted Lananna, preferring Jackie Joyner Kersee and Lananna’s election (Kersee withdrew from consideration) was a “repudiation of the way the board had been doing business.”

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RIP David Torrence

torrenceLRC David Torrence’s Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning, But For His Family Questions Remain Because Of Death Threats While the medical examiner’s report and the Scottsdale PD ruled Torrence’s death an accidental drowning, David’s mother, Bianca Torrence, is frustrated because she feels investigators didn’t seriously consider another possible cause of death: murder. Bianca said that multiple people told her that David had received death threats in 2016 and said she does not believe that Scottsdale PD has taken the information about the death threats seriously.
*MB: David Torrence’s Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning, But For His Family Questions Remain Because Of Death Threats