Mark Coogan tells LRC that he's "75% sure" Elle Purrier is going to do the 1500 at the US Olympic Trials. While it's a real shame World Athletics and/or USATF won't make the double more doable, the women's 1500 is going to be incredible
The NCAA did not go so far as to say it would pull currently scheduled events from states like Arkansas which recently passed a law banning transgender athletes from competing in sports according to their identity.
Van Niekerk is joining Noah Lyles' training group in Florida, but has been waiting for approval for weeks to actually travel to the US. His new coach, Lance Brauman says van Niekerk isn't "where he needs to be" for 400m and that's why he's been having him race 200m.
AW Weekly Round-Up At the Ethiopian national champs, Berihu Aregawi won the 10,000m in 28:20.2 with Olympic medalist Hagos Gebrhiwet (28:22.3) runner-up and world silver medalist Yomif Kejelcha (28:23.7) in 4th. Getnet Wale won the men's 5000m in 13:34.4 and Lemlem Halu won the women's 1500m in 4:05.1.
Oslo Diamond League Postponed Due To Covid-19 It was set for two months from now on June 10th, but organizers said it is "impossible to arrange a normal meeting on the planned date" based on Norway's coronavirus reopening plan.
With 11 weeks to go until the US Olympic Trials, LRC co-founders Robert and Weldon Johnson and LRC staff writer Jonathan Gault make their picks for who will represent Team USA in Tokyo in every distance event. *MB:U.S.A. Olympic Team Picks 800 to10,000 -- who ya got?