USATF Finally Stepping Up

The first meet (as well as three others) will be in Texas. Most of the meet locations are listed TBD, but there will also be one in Boston and another in California.

Upcoming Distance Action

This will be her first race since giving birth to her son last year and her first race since 2018 according to Tilastopaja.org. Eliud Kipchoge was previously announced for the men.

Week That Was

In our weekly recap, we catch up with Mike Smith and ask him about his team's loss a the Big Sky xc champs, wonder if a team can go from 8th at SECs to #1 at NCAAs, and rave about Yuki Kawauchi and Athing Mu.

A look at record runs past and future

Chelimo and his teammates are racing in a special 5000 - the Firefly Recovery 5000 - at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex. The goal? Galen Rupp’s American Record of 13:01.26.

Learn how Tuntivate managed to run 27:17 despite having a 5000 pb of just 13:57.

Marathon News

Kawauchi talks about continuing to try and run sub-2:20 marathons into his late 40s or 50s. “I personally think I will never retire from marathons and continue to do this as long as I live.”

COVID Vaccine Discussion

"My mind still stays strong, I don’t want the vaccine. ...I don’t want to get into it right now, but I have my reasons." Asafa Powell on the other hand was under the impression he would need to take the vaccine to compete abroad.

MB: Yohan Blake: "I’d rather miss the Olympics than take the vaccine. I am not taking it."

European Indoor Champs Start Thursday
Doping News
SEC Champs - Another Record For Athing Mu

The magical freshman season of the Texas A&M sensation hit a new high as the 18-year-old went from 2:01 to 1:58 in a single race.

Tokyo 2020 Updates
Atlanta Half-Marathon

A year after making the US Olympic Marathon, team Seidel was back in Atlanta setting another PR. Abdisamed Abdi won the men's race in 63:59.

Non-Distance Action

The last time Lavillenie vaulted higher was when he set the former WR of 6.16m in 2014. He ended his evening with three failed attempts at a would-be world record of 6.20m. GB's Holly Bradshaw won the women's competition with 4.78m.

More Distance Results
The Latest Shoe Talk
Texas Qualifier

The event ended up being a bit of a misnomer as few qualifying times were earned as 11 days after 7 degree temps (-13.9 C) were in Austin, warm and humid conditions made fast times difficult in the long distance events. But Klosterhalfen and Wilson were impressive as was 5000 meter man Justyn Knight (3:36.62) who dropped down and spanked the milers in the 1500.

NCAA XC Conference Champs

NAU's Abdihamid Nur won the individual race in 23:55.6. The NAU women won handily behind Taryn O’Neill‘s individual win. *Results

Southern Utah Coach Eric Houle: "I didn't expect to win the dang thing, but we'll take it."

More NCAA Action

Scroll down for video; Penn State's Domenic Perretta won the race in 1:50.90.

Six women ran under 4:32 with Oiselle's Angel Piccirillo second in 4:30.65. Washington State's Colton Johnsen won the men's 3000 in 7:53.18.

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