NCAAs Day 1 Men (Wednesday)

Screenshot 2018-06-07 at 00.23.37 - Display 2LRC Upset City! Michigan’s Ben Flanagan Stuns Everyone To Win 10,000m Title Ben Flanagan had never broken 29 minutes in his life before Wednesday, but he believed in himself and he stunned the NCAA track and field world by winning the 10,000m title.
*Ben Flanagan raves about coach Kevin Sullivan after his 10k win “He cares so much about his athletes and instills a level of self-belief that is incredibly humbling, yet motivating. I hope everyone gets the chance to meet Sully, it really is a special privilege.”
*SI’s Chris Chavez’s talks with Flanagan’s mom

Denzel ComenentiaLRC Day 1 Recap: Terrific Field Action As Denzel Comenentia Leads The Meet By Himself, Josh Kerr Is Thinking NCAA Record, & Florida’s Title Chances Take A Hit A great day 1 is in the books and Comenentia won the hammer and the shot.
*Despite LJ struggles, Florida men still projected tow in by 13 at NCAAs

Full Day 1 Results On 1 Page  Ben Flanagan of Michigan pulled the upset in the men’s 10,000m, Chris Nilsen of South Dakota broke the NCAA meet record in the pole vault, and Georgia’s Denzel Comenentia won the shot put and the hammer throw. Grant Holloway of Florida was a non-scorer in 9th in the long jump.

Tonight In Boston (Concord, MA)

2018 Adrian Martinez Preview

Have You Ever Seen The Last 2 Laps Of The 1964 Olympic 5,000m? (We Hadn’t Either Until This Article)

From left: emcee Sasha Spencer Atwood, Dellinger, Chapa, Slaney, and TysonLRC On the Eve Of The Final Meet At Hayward Field, A Tribute To American Track And Field Legend, “The Magician,” Bill Dellinger Dellinger may be most known for coaching at Oregon but he got an Olympic medal in 1964 as well. Worth a read/quick watch.

Previous Outside NCAA Coverage

Do You Know Of A Good Local Story On The NCAA? Email Us. Full 2018 NCAA Coverage

San Diego Marathon “Shooting”

The San Diego Tribune: Police Arrest Woman Shooter In Downtown San Diego Near Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon She was only armed with an airsoft gun, but an officer accidentally shot himself while pursuing her (his injuries aren’t life threatening).
*The Washington Post: Officer Accidentally Shot Self During Suspect Chase *CBS News
*MB: Shooter arrested at Roll ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon

Weekend US Action

Sprints And Jumps

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.

Charlie Marquardt's DiveLRC 2018 Adrian Martinez Recap: Ce’Aira Brown Goes Sub 2 Again, Marta Freitas World Leader in Mile, and After 15 Tries Leo Manzano Goes Sub 4 Congrats to Leo for sticking with it.

2018 Oslo Bislett Games *Full Results *TV & Streaming

Half the barrier is at the right heightLRC Women’s steeple barrier set at men’s height at Oslo Bislett Games, chaos ensues Luckily no one was seriously injured. After things returned to normal, America’s world champ Emma Coburn nearly go the twin.
*MB: Gender equity!? Barriers for women’s steeple set at men’s height!!!

karsten-warholm-fans-2018LRC 2018 Bislett Games Recap: Elijah Manangoi Wins a Tactical Mile, Jakob Ingebrigtsen Beaten in 1500, as Abderrahman Samba Amazes Again Norway is a rising power in athletics circles but none of their young stars – the Ingebrgitsens, Moen or Warholm – won today. In other action, the rabbit won the men’s 10k and the British record fell in the women’s 100.
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Reuters: After 200 win, Guliyev says he wants Pietro Mennea’s European record The 19.72 record has stood since 1979
*Recommended Read: New TJ American record holder Tori Franklin credits a lot of her success to new coach Andreas Pavlou whom she met thanks to a random airplane encounter Franklin was 2nd in Oslo today.

Outside NCAA Coverage

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LetsThrow.com

DeAnna Price Breaks U.S. Women’s Hammer Record With 254’9″ (77.65m) mark She had two throws better than Gwen Berry‘s old national record of 251-10 (76.77m)



NCAAs MB Talk:

*Official 2018 NCAAs Day 1 Discussion Thread
*What!? Some guy I’ve never heard of just won the ncaa 10k!!!
  The unheralded Ben Flanagan of Michigan via Canada is your NCAA champ.
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Men’s 10k Thread – Men’s 10k is on!!! 29 point first 200. The first lap was 60.94 as the three Alabama Kenyans tried to break free but they have been caught.
*BEN FLANAGAN IS SQUEAK FROM “BASEKETBALL”
**WHAT THE HECK happened to BYU? The had the last, next to last and third to last finishers in the 10k.
*Josh Kerr says he may go for the collegiate record in the final
*Georgia’s 9.99 man Kendal Williams and Arkansas State’s 9.97 man Jaylen Bacon are OUT of NCAA men’s 100 after 1st round The Houston sprint squad is BRINGING it and have 3 guys in the final.
*LRC Post-Race Interviews We’re uploading them as the meet takes place, so mute ESPN and listen to this.

McLaughlin...world record? (photo by Bert Richardson)Women Start Thursday LRC What To Watch At 2018 NCAA Outdoors For Women: Schweizer & Orji Go For #7, The Sydney McLaughlin Show, & Could The Last Race At Hayward Be A Classic? We give you our top 5 storylines for the final NCAAs at Hayward as it’s currently configured, starting with the great Sydney McLaughlin.

Screenshot 2018-06-04 at 12.59.19LRC $200,018 Running Warehouse Prediction Contest Is Here Simple to play. Give us your top 3 from our guide in the running events.

Full 2018 NCAA Outdoor Coverage Here.

Previous NCAA News

LRC Which Distance Races Should You Be Most Excited About at 2018 NCAAs? We Rank Them All, #1 Through #10 We’ve focused our 2018 NCAA pre-meet coverage on the non-distance events, until now. From the men’s 5,000 (#1) to the men’s steeple (#10), Rojo ranks the distance events at NCAAs this year and then gives out his predictions.

michael-norman-wrMen Start Wednesday LRC  What To Watch At 2018 NCAA Outdoors For Men: A Historic 400, A Battle Of NCAA Champs In The 5K, & The Brilliance Of Holloway, Saruni, & Kerr We give you our top 5 story lines starting with an unreal men’s 400.

Paavo Nurmi Games And Other Recent Results

Did You Run On June 6? It Was Global Running Day *IAAF 24:1 24-Hour Live Stream

Prague On Monday And Other Results

Hayward Field May Soon Be Changed Forever

hayward-field-schillLRC With Hayward Field Set To Be Demolished, Pros Alan Webb, Matthew Centrowitz, Nick Symmonds, Christian 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

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 Guardian’s Headline: “Former Mo Farah Aide Jama Aden Could Face Prison Over Doping Offences” When Aden applies for jobs, do you think “former Mo Farah aide” is the first or second line on his resume? Probably first.

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