We recap the week in running for you and wonder why 2022 Boston is also planning to have a reduced size.

The Road to The Top Often Isn't a Straight Line

A year ago, Bates was training in Idaho preparing for a pb at the Marathon Project. That pb would not come, and she would wind up leaving Idaho for Boulder following her divorce. Now, however, she's thriving with Team Boss after a runner-up finish at the Chicago Marathon. Audio and written highlights.

NCAA / HS News
Olympic Post-Mortem

Would you be surprised to know that Wallace Spearmon, the man who ended up coaching the men's 4x100 team, did not even know he was going to be the coach when he arrived at the Olympics? With no relay camp, coaching uncertainty, and just two days of baton practice in Tokyo, is it any surprise that the US failed to make the Olympic final? (Paywall lifted.)

More Results From The Weekend
British Athletics News
Amsterdam Marathon

Tola beat out Bernard Koech by 30 seconds while Tanui (who missed Boston due to visa issues) dominated the women's race by more than two minutes. *Discuss

    Fast Times in Boston

    She broke Molly Huddle’s CR from 2015 by 3 seconds to win the race by a dominant 39 seconds.

    NCAA XC Heats Up on Friday

    The NAU men are still incredible, the women's #1 and #2 NC State and BYU get beat, Colorado is back (both men and women), and the men's individual battle at NCAAs is going to be awesome. Plus we project how the top teams would have fared today if they had all run their studs.

    Assorted Distance News
    Non-Distance News
    Crazy Story From Chicago
    Sunday Action / Road News
    The Latest on Agnes Tirop's Tragic Death

    Agnes Tirop was one of the sport's brightest stars and her life was tragically taken away way too young after she was allegedly murdered by her husband. Jonathan Gault shared remembrances from those in the running world.

    Legends In The News
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    Cain Vs Nike/Salazar

    “Salazar told her that she was too fat and that her breasts and bottom were too big,” the lawsuit alleges. 
    *MBMary Cain sues Al Sal and Nike for $20 million over alleged abuse 

    Tragic News - RIP
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    The former world XC champ and two-time world 10,000m bronze medalist was only 25-years-old. *Discussion

      Sprint Stuff
      Sports Politics
      Other News
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      updated Two sub 5:10 miles put away the field as unsponsored Nell Rojas was the top American in 6th.

      Albertson, best known before today for setting treadmill and indoor marathon world bests, had a 2:13 lead at halfway, got caught on Heartbreak Hill but still rallied back for a top 10 showing.

      Chicago / Boston Videos
      Chicago Highlights
      Boston Highlights
      CJ Albertson - American Hero
      Colin Bennie - 1st American Boston
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      Galen Rupp (2:06:35) ran really smart and had a shot to win.

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        Ruth Chepngetich went out on world record pace, faded big time, but hung on to win as Emma Bates executed a wonderful race to finish 2nd, with Sara Hall 3rd.