"I’m in my 43rd year as a sportswriter. I’ve covered Final Fours, national championship football games, multiple Rose Bowls and three Olympics. In all those years, amid all that confetti and all of those shining moments, the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field is my all-time favorite event in any sport. It’s a once-every-four-years grab at a measure of immortality, and stunning upsets provide much of the drama."
Carrie Tollefson gets an update from Famiglietti (who is being coached by Alan Webb to go sub-4 as a 40-year-old) on his running and owning his own business as well as some inspirational stories from his life.
Ennis was the reason Emerson switched from mid-distance to multi-events. They met when she was just 11-years-old and now have reunited with Emerson a fellow elite.
The men's 1500, Laura Muir, Grant Holloway and Japanese HJer Naoto Tobe are some of the highlights they discuss.
The IAAF is planing to create an air quality monitoring network at 1000 tracks around the world.
David Rudisha's father will be laid to rest at his home in Oltanki village.
He won in 61:45 in a close race where third was 61:52.
Bauer has had multiple heart surgeries, one of which was to fit a defibrillator in her chest. The doctors thought she was "mad" to continue competing, but she's made it work.
She would be Great Britain's youngest Olympian ever.
The list includes three distance runners in Jessica Hull, Alicia Monson and Danae Rivers.
Grant Fisher and Morgan McDonald are the only distance runners on the list of ten.
Kerley writes, "Without her, I don’t know what my life would be right now. I don’t know where I would be at ... She’s the woman who changed my life, who made my life. She will always be my strength."
Kielbasinska has an auto-immune disease which causes hair loss and had her struggling to focus on just training and competing.
Kiprop faces a field with eight other sub-one hour men including defending champ Bernard Kimeli and Norway's Sondre Moen. The women's race also has Caroline Kipkirui (65:07) and Euro 10,000 champ Lonah Chemtai Salpeter.
Joining Kemboi are former Olympic marathon champ Stephen Kiprotich, former world marathon champ Abel Kirui and 2:04:23 man Ayele Abshero.
Article includes quotes from Paula Radcliffe who isn't happy about the 5000 and Nic Bideau.
"We have got athletes, governments standing up like never before, we've got law enforcement breaking up schemes as we saw in Austria, we've got a WADA presidency change coming up this year," said Tygart.
As if killing off the 5000 and perhaps the US Olympic marathon trials wasn't enough, the IAAF has wiped out all distance races from the world relays as well.
The issue is the Japanese Trials were purposely put in a hot city to try to mimic the Olympic conditions. So someone like Suguru Osako who just DNF'd Tokyo may not be ranked high enough.