"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."
Hall talks about the new training group he's starting in Flagstaff, what it's like coaching his wife and the 2018 Boston Marathon.
Ciaccia has been a key figure at the NYRR for the last 18-years.
It will be a 10% incline over 3 kilometers.
While some allege Metcalf had a "fear-based" coaching style, others were "distraught" by his resignation and stepped forward in his defense.
Metcalf responded to the allegations saying, "I am saddened to hear that some of the student-athletes I have coached feel that they were not cared for, but I am extremely proud of the body of work I have composed in over 20 years of coaching and caring for students.”
A group of upperclassmen distance runners went to the athletic department with a list of grievances and threatened to go public with the info that Metcalf had been weight shaming, encouraging unhealthy eating habits, and making profane statements.
*MB: Male athletes led push to get Greg Metcalfe fired
*MB: Metcalf steps down from coaching at University of Washington
Ken Goe reports that people close to Phil Knight have been reaching out making "personal appeals" to scrap the modern design for one that meets the requirements for the 2021 World Champs while preserving the the current look of Hayward as much as possible.
Ronnie Baker reveals he started his career as an xc runner and that he found out he's related to Tyson Gay, who was an idol of his.
Matt Centrowitz on his favorite win at Hayward in the 1500m at the 2011 US Championships: “After that race, that was the first time I ever went out in Eugene and, like, partied. I was on Luke Puskedra’s shoulders at one point in the night. ... That whole win was probably my favorite at Hayward Field. Bernard Lagat got second that year, and he was obviously an inspiration for me growing up. To take down one of your idols was that much more meaningful of a win.”
19-year-old Filippo Tortu ran 10.03 last week.
Herron was hoping to try and defend her title, but a quad strain which will keep her out, although she's planning on still racing Western States next month.