Hayward Field May Soon Be Changed Forever

hayward-field-schillLRC With Hayward Field Set to Be Demolished, Pros Alan Webb, Matthew Centrowitz, Nick Symmonds, Christain Coleman, and Jenny Simpson Recall Their Favorite Races at Hayward Some top pros of the post-2000 era recall their favorite Hayward races.
*We want to hear from you: MB: What was your favorite race at Hayward Field? The top pros share their favorite Hayward field memories

New Hayward FieldEugene Register-Guard Exclusive: Phil Knight Walked Away From Paying For Hayward Field Renovations Last Year; Worlds Weren’t Coming To US Until He Changed His Mind Great read that talks about some of the infighting behind the project. Read and discuss at link above.

Oregonian Exclusive: Nike Vice President Of Design Tinker Hatfield Blasts New Plan For Hayward Field Hatfield says the new design will have a negative effect on performance and attendance. In a way, he also blasts Phil Knight and Seb Coe. It can’t be a coincidence that this story and the one above came out on the same day. Discuss Here

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Sad That It Comes To This: NYC Triathlon Cuts Hills Out Of The Course To Encourage More Participation The race had used the same course for 17 years.

Memorial Day Action

Weekend Results

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.

Jail for Aden?

Aden and Souleiman celebrate an indoor world recordJama Aden Update: He Could Get 4.5 Years In Prison, Prosecutors Say They Found Multiple Types Of EPO Pre-Loaded In Syringes And the crazy thing is no one has tested positive, showing how the smart people don’t test positive. Read and discuss at link above.

The IAAF World U20 Championships Are This July In Tampere, Finland

Screenshot 2018-05-31 at 07.17.142018 Rome Golden Galan Pietro Mennea DL *Full Results 

MB: Official 2018 Rome Golden Gala DL Discussion Thread

So close for CoburnLRC Rome Recap: Ronnie Baker Is The Real Deal, Coburn Nearly Wins But Falls, Samba Sizzles, Manyonga And Echevarría Soar Ronnie Baker took it to Christian Coleman again, there was a great 400m hurdles and long jump, and Emma Coburn might have won the steeple if it wasn’t for a fall on the final water jump.

Video: 2018 Rome Diamond League Race Replays And Video Highlights

Update On UW Coaching Change

Pre-Rome News

LRC Rome DL Preview: Emma Coburn Debuts, Timothy Cheruiyot Goes For 4 Straight, & Coleman-Baker II In The 100 The 2018 Diamond League circuit will make its first stop in Europe on Thursday and the action promises to be intense. With Ruth Jebet out, can American Emma Coburn win the women’s steeple? *IAAF Preview
*Live Updates From Rome
*MB: Anyone on here happen to be in Rome and want to meet up tomorrow at the meet? 

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Week That Was

2018 Ottawa MarathonLRC Sara Hall Moves Into US Top 10, Linden Hall Breaks Aussie Record, Geoffrey Kamworor Cashes In, The LetsRun.com Singlet PRs Plus the news of an LRC visitor driving to the Pre Classic to find out the meet was already over and an update on Yomif Kejelcha who didn’t run Pre.

Hayward Field News

NCAAs Start In One Week

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 with cancer at age 70. Post your memories/condolences here: MB: Dick Quax, RIP.
*John Walker, Rod Dixon And Nick Willis Remember Quax
*IAAF Tribute To Dick Quax

A Nice Sunday Profile

Recommended Read: How Elijah Manangoi Became The World’s Top Miler In 2014, Manangoi was thrilled to be trying out for the World Relays but crushed when he finished 7th out of 8. Just three years later, he was the best miler in the world.