2020 US Olympic Trials

After finishing 4th at the 2016 Olympic Trials, Garrett Scantling gave up the sport and didn't compete at all until 2020. Today he won the decathlon and moved to #2 in the world. Plus Leah Falland ran 8:23 as the women's steeplechase got underway.

Cheruiyot's fourth-place finish in the Kenyan Olympic trials was shocking, but what was even more shocking was Athletics Kenya's decision to leave him off the squad as the discretionary third member. But is there a chance he could still run in Tokyo? Jonathan Gault gives you the scoop.
*MB: How could Athletics Kenya be so stupid to leave Timothy Cheruiyot off the Olympic team?

The 2020 US Olympic Track and Field Trials

Richardson’s win was expected, but the other two members of Team USA - Javianne Oliver (10.99) took second Teahna Daniels (11.03) - would have been hard to predict at the start of the week.

Grandma's Marathon / Alan Webb's Debut

Webb had some rough splits in his debut marathon as he went out in 1:14 for the half and came back in 1:34.

Van Niekerk Gets His Standard, Semenya Misses

She was way short of the 15:10 standard, but plans to try again at the end of the month. Germany's Miriam Dattke won the race in 15:34.92.

Kenyan Trials In The Books

Only the top two finishers were guaranteed spots so why they wouldn't put him on the team at #3 is bizarre. Renato Canova says he's had a hamstring problem and is speculating there is little chance for it to improve. Watch the race for yourself (it's cued to start at the final 400) as he led most of it and doesn't look majorly injured.

Day 1 At The Trials

The first world record at the newly-renovated Hayward Field has fallen on the first day of the 2020 US Olympic Track and Field Trials -- and it was set by an Oregon native. Ryan Crouser crushed the men's shot put world record by 25 centimeters (9+ inches).
*MB: RYAN MF CROUSER - 23.37 WR!!!!!!!

The Bowerman Track Club ended a rough week on a high note, with Woody Kincaid and Grant Fisher making their first Olympic teams, along with the On Athletics Club's Joe Klecker. The three kicked away on the final lap of the 10k on the first day of the 2020 Olympic Trials.

We tell you everything you need to know about qualifying in the all the running events on Day 1 at the Trials.

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RIP Coach

 "He was one of those people you could learn from by just observing. He treated everyone with respect. He always seemed to do the right thing because he had an incontrovertible moral compass. He shaped countless careers and changed so many lives. Those of us who had the privilege to experience it will be forever grateful," said Frank O'Mara. *MB: Excellent read: 5 Hog legends - Joe Falcon, Ruben Reina, Frank O'Mara, Eric Henry & S. Lassiter -remember Coach John McDonnell You can even watch a replay of his funeral rosary.

The Kenyan Trials Are Here

Rodgers Kwemoi was 2nd in 27:05.51 as the two claimed the first two automatic slots for Tokyo. Weldon Kipkirui came in third in 27:24.73 as Rhonex Kipruto was a DNF and Edward Cheserek was nearly lapped.
*MB: King Ches is nearly lapped in Kenyan Trials, where does he go from here?

The Women's 100 Runners Are Blazing Fast This Year
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We talked to Dathan Ritzenhein about the OAC athletes' final Trials preparations and he raves about Alicia Monson's fitness, “I think she was ready to run under 14:40, actually,” before he gives his take on whether the latest Michigan teen prodigy - Hobbs Kessler - should go pro out of high school.