Will barriers be broken by Evan Jager, Emma Coburn and Paul Chelimo this weekend?
Now that Muir is done with school, she's enjoying life as a full time athlete. Here she talks about mountain river ice baths, sight seeing at meets and being fresher mentally.
It comes up in this Irish story about Ireland's swimming program using a USA Trials "first across the line" trials system.
Not that the USA can talk. We had a convicted doper as our relay coach forever.
Using race date from more than 500,000 marathons and halves, they also found that runner using the 4% run more than 1% faster than those using any other shoe. The article is entitled, "Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster. What if That’s Actually True?"
*MB: NYTimes research suggests that Nike Vaporfly may actually be 4% faster based on Strava data
Hughes' better event is the 200, but had the world lead earlier this year at 9.91 and he says he is "testing the waters to find out how much faster I can go in the 100m."
"I am not coming in to win because I just don't really have that in my body. I just want to go out and enjoy. In 2012 the whole aim was to try and win the Olympic title. This time I am going to try and give back to the crowd, take as many selfies as I can and sign as many autographs as I can."
On retiring/2012 Olympic gold: "The first ever time I was interviewed by the BBC was as a European silver medallist in 2006. I wanted the interview to go well because I knew that television and broadcasting was what I wanted to get into. I was berated after the Olympics for appearing here, there and everywhere - but I had to. There were 29 British gold medallists at London 2012. I was astute enough to realise that not many of those were going to become names that people remember. Jess Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah were always going to be the superstars, I had to hang onto their coat-tails as much as I could. I had my moment and I had to capitalise to create a life for myself and my family."
The team which included former Olympic champ Christine Ohuruogu and heptathlon medalist Kelly Sotherton finished 4th, but went up to 3rd after Russia and Belarus were caught in doping retests.
Eccleston explains that she always wanted to be a miler even before she started competing and considers herself lucky that her talent actually lined up with the event she wanted to do.
Eccleston talks about the differences between D2 and D1 college running as she initially ran D2, but went to Michigan for her final year.
Kampf talks with Carrie Tollefson about the frustrations of coming back from injury, shares her 2018 racing plans and her aspirations after she retires from the sport.
It came out back in March that Jebet had failed a drug test for EPO, but it was never officially confirmed. Also on the revealed list is the third fastest half-marathoner of all-time, Violah Jepchumba, who currently fighting a 4-year doping ban.
Watching Olympic history will cost you anywhere from $18 up to $2,760. Half of all tickets will be sold for less than $71. The marathon is among the cheapest tickets you can get, but track and field is the most expensive.
Now supposedly every stage of the process will be made public including the "initial failure." So we will find out about positive 'A' samples before the 'B' sample is even tested.