American Record / Sub-13:00 ALERT!!

Emmanuel Bor may be America's latest Olympic contender as he was on American record pace until the final 800m, but he had to settle for the #2 US time ever and the win over Paul Chelimo.

Tragic News
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McMullen, a semi-finalist in the 1500m at the 1996 Atlanta Games, was only 49-years-old. In a sad coincidence, he passed away one day after Bob Parks, the head coach at Eastern Michigan when McMullen was there.

Random Distance News

She claimed she had rushed to see her sister in the hospital, but turns out she had made up the story and forged hospital documents. The Kenyan was due to be switch allegiance to Bahrain this summer, but now will be banned for three years. *2nd article

European Champs Start Today In Poland
NCAA Rankings And Lists
Olympic News
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
Tokyo 2020 Updates
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.

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.

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