You probably can name most Americans that went sub-4 in high school, but Brannen was actually the 7th North American high school athlete to break the barrier. Here he reflects back on that night and how it shaped the rest of his career.
Windle talks about having a big family with nine Windles at Worlds last year, being "taken out of his element" by the commotion of his two European races and how his name is really Curt.
Noe suffered life threatening burns over half her body and has battled over the last 2+ years to make her comeback and qualify in the heat at Regionals, despite her burns affecting her temperature regulation.
"My head was pounding and I struggled to catch my breath as my time finally appeared: 3:59.78 and all the pain instantly went away. I raced the best Milers in the biggest track meet in America and I got my ass kicked, but running your first sub-4 is always special and I left the meet excited that I had checked that box off my running bucket list."
Interestingly, Kisasy started track and field in the high jump (PB around 2.00m) and actually started running to help his jumping.
Robbie Britton writes that Norway's athletes have a "prerequisite for burnout" and compares Ingebrigsten's path to US high school/college athletes.
It wasn't his "official" first since it was anchor leg for the Villanova DMR.
LaCaze: “I would say we are the complete opposite (personalities). “When I met Ryan, ‘I thought how the hell is this going to work?’.
Amos had a rough 2015 and 2016, but now with Mark Rowland at OTC has got him back in the right direction. He says he's feeling good and is even talking about a WR attempt this summer.
UTEP coach Paul Ereng also thinks Saruni can break the 1:44.84 indoor collegiate record which Ereng set himself back in 1989.
Ryan Gregson (1500) and Michelle Jenneke (60H) also failed to make it out of the rounds.
They compare a video of Chelimo's DQ to one of Mo Farah at Worlds last year where he wasn't DQed.
Bannister was famous for more than his sub-4 as he also was a distinguished neurologist and he considered his medical achievements superior to his sporting success.
The first man to break the mythical sub-4 minute barrier in the mile has died. Pay your respects here.
That, along with injuries made for a difficult post-collegiate transition, but as Cheserek explains, moving to Flagstaff and a six-week block with 100+ mile weeks got him in great shape for the winter.
]Not many schools you can be considered an underdog with a 4:10 high school PB, but Stanovsek didn't make the team his freshman year, but now has a 3:57 PB.
The author tries to tackle the Semenya debate from political point of view, making it about women's rights, racism and income inequality when it really should just be about the science.
"Worryingly, the very rules designed to protect us are becoming our oppressors. ... Disturbingly, the female voices of dissent are overwhelmingly white. In contrast, those women most affected by athletics’ stance on what constitutes a female athlete are women of colour from the global south."
Holusa might be best known for kicking from 6th to 2nd in the last meters of the 1500 at 2016 Portland World Indoors, but looking back Holusa thinks he should have beat Matt Centrowitz. “If I had been close to Centrowitz, I believe to this day I could have beaten him. With 150 to go I started my finish and it was so, so, so late..."
On the subject of going pro, Tuohy says she plans on running in the NCAA.