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Kiplimo ran each 5k faster than the previous, running his final 5k in 13:52 thanks to a 4:19 12th mile as he won by 38 seconds in his showdown with 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder Joshua Cheptegei.

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    He missed Berihu Aregawi’s record by just one second. The women's race was super close with Caroline Nyaga just beeating world steeplechase bronze medallist Mekides Abebe, both clocking 14:35. Gemechu Dida (27:12) and Dorcas Kimeli (30:48) won the Lille 10ks and Patrick Mosin (59:31) and two-time world XC champ Emily Chebet (67:52) the half-marathon.

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    Someone (3 people actually) finished the Barkley Marathons this year

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    *MB: Jakob Ingebrigtsen: "My main goal is to become the best runner that ever existed."

    Goucher Speaks

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    Probably no human in history has revolutionized an event like Fosbury did the high jump. Fosbury won gold at the 1968 Olympics with the Fosbury Flop -- a new technique at the time that has since become the standard in the event.

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    He was competing in the new 25-29 age division. To put the time in context, he would have made it through the first round at USAs and came close to making the final.
    *MB: Tyreek Hill is back on the track!!!! 6.70 60m to Win USATF Masters Champs
    *MB: How is Tyreek Hill Masters? He’s 29!

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    All four flat women's sprint events - 60, 200, 400, 4x400 -- featured collegiate records and one of the two fastest times ever run indoors.

     Along the way, we take a deep dive into the men's 800 DQ and praise Laurie Henes, Dave Smith, Mike Smith, Britton Wilson, the Stanford teenage phenoms, Fouad Messaoudi and many more.

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    Roisin Willis & Juliette Whittaker powered Stanford to the DMR title and both will be back for the 800 final on Saturday.

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    More NCAAs Day 1

    Katelyn Tuohy got the one thing missing on her NCAA resume, an NCAA indoor title, and she did it with relative ease the final 800m.

    NCAAs Day 1

    Jacobs now has an NCAA title at Tennessee to go with the one he won at Notre Dame, while NCAA record holders OSU got it done in the DMR.

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    NCAA Race Videos & Post Race Interviews
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    CRAZY World XC
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    Beatrice Chebet, Jacob Kiplimo, and the sport of cross country were the big winners Down Under as Letesenbet Gidey was meters away from a win, collapsed and was DQd after her coach ran out on the course. *Video of Gidey

    Ellie Shea led the Americans to their first-ever U20 girls medal as she finised in 10th and they had 4 in the top 19.

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    American Record Holders

    Keira D'Amato, the new American record holder in the marathon, was joined by Deena Kastor, who held the record for 15 years.

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    Coogan's New Balance Boston team had 3 Olympians in 2021 and 2022 could be the biggest year yet for the program with 2 new additions and the TRACK at New Balance coming on March 1st.

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