Comrades Was Last Weekend But We Didn’t Have Space For It Up Top

ann-ashworth-do-not-use-except-smallRRW 2018 Comrades Recap: Bongmusa Mthembu repeated, Ann Ashworth pulled off upset in women’s race Asworth, a 2:48 marathoner, was a surprise winner in the women’s race but the men’s race went according to form as Bongmusa Mthembu became the first guy to repeat since Stephen Muzhingi did in 2010-11.
*MB: Comrades Marathon (Ultra Pace)

An Inner Look At How USATF Operates

Screenshot 2018-06-12 at 11.40.38Memo Says Max Siegel Promised 2021 USATF Champs To Mt. SAC AFTER Pulling Out Of 2020 Trials Great reporting by Ken Stone. Meanwhile we’re one lawsuit away from Eugene not being ready for 2020 Trials.

Full Contract Between Mt. SAC And USATF For Hosting Olympic Trials Released Want to host the Trials? Come up with $3 million + all the expenses for the Trials.

Kipchoge At Berlin 2018

MB: It’s Official: Eliud Kipchoge to go for it again at 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon He’ll be joined by Wilson Kipsang and Zersenay Tadese.

Non-NCAA Weekend Action

NCAAs Friday

..but went down hard with 300 to goLRC Q&A: Houston’s Brian Barraza On His Daring Front-Running Strategy, Fall In NCAA Steeple Final, & Earning The Respect Of His Sprint Star Teammates The man who earned the respect of sports fans nationwide has no regrets. Barraza: “I don’t think that there’s any way that I could have run this race any differently. I gave it everything that I had and honestly, when you come down to this championship-style races or championship meets, all you can ask for is a shot, and I took my shot. And I will never be regretful of that.”

MB: Official 2018 NCAA Outdoors Day 3 Discussion Thread 

Screenshot 2018-06-09 at 02.24.56LRC Sprint Madness As Men’s 4 X 100, 4 X 400, 400, And 400 Hurdles NCAA Records Fall, Field Events Lead Georgia To First Team Title What a meet.

Harris wins NCAAsLRC Recap Of NCAA Distance Drama: Saruni And Kerr Upset, Barraza Falls In Steeple, McGorty Gets Title What a day at NCAAs in the distances. We recap it all.

Michael Norman Wins Greatest Collegiate 400 EverLRC The Greatest Collegiate 400 Ever: Michael Norman Runs 43.61 To Defeat Akeem Bloomfield’s 43.94 And Nathon Allen’s 44.13 NCAA and facility record for Norman.

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 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 To Win By 13 At NCAAs

Prague On Monday And Other Results

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)

Demolition Of Historic East Grandstand At Hayward Field Has Begun

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Ken Goe: Preliminary Work Begins On Demolition Of East Grandstand At University Of Oregon’s “Historic” Hayward Field Opponents say demolition is in violation of state law, UofO says everything is fine.

LRC  East Grandstand Supporters Issue Statement Saying Demolition Of Hayward Field Is Illegal Violation Of State Law “Noncompliance with ORS 358.653 constitutes a violation of state law, and so it is our opinion today’s work violates and invalidates the demolition permit issued by the City of Eugene for the Hayward Field Renovation Project.  The City permit office has been informed of our grave concern about the willful destruction of publicly owned historic property.”
*MB: Historic Hayward Field may soon be a thing of the past – Demolition of East Grandstands may have already begun 

Upcoming: Ostrava Golden Spike Tomorrow

Stockholm Diamond League Sunday *Results

When he landed Echevarria knew it was massiveLRC Stockholm Recap: Young Stars Duplantis & Echevarria Get First DL Wins, Echevarria 8.83!!!!!, Women’s 1,500 Goes Out In Sub-60 This meet was surprisingly entertaining with world leads in 5,000, 100H, 1,000 and discus. Jenny Simpson 4th in the 1,500.

Saturday Post-Race Interviews (In Player Below Or Here)

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 got the win.
*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 1,500 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.

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.

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.


Portland Track Festival *Results

Clayton Murphy Outkicks Drew Hunter In Portland Track Festival 1,500m Murphy ran 3:40.25 to Hunter’s 3:41.05. Eric Jenkins took the 5,000 in 13:21 and Drew Windle the 800 in 1:47.50 over Craig Engels (1:47.96) with Matthew Centrowitz in 6th. On the women’s side, Stephanie Brown ran 4:06.71 to win the 1,500 over Emily Lipari, Dani Jones and Alexa Efraimson. Marielle Hall won the 5,000 in 15:16.
Discuss: Clayton Murphy takes down Drew Hunter, Windle>Centro @8, Jenkins (13:21), Marielle Hall (15:16) Win

High School Action

NCAA Recaps From The Local Media

Sprint Stuff

Paavo Nurmi Games And Other Recent Results

More Hayward Field News

Weekend US Action