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.
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.
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.
What a show. We recorded this right after Grant Holloway's WR. Our featured guest is Ben True who tells us how he just ran a 26+ second pb of 27:14 at age 35. Yes, the shoes helped but True reveals he's become rejuvenated by paying Dan Curts $20,000 a year to train with him. Plus is a marathon in True's future?
Holloway just finished the greatest indoor hurdling season ever in style - with a 7.29 world record. Perhaps more amazingly, he's never lost a 60-hurdle race in his life over 42" barriers as he extended his win streak to 41 in a row.
"The objective for this season for me is to be able to medal [in the Olympic marathon]....I’m trying to get myself into -- 2:20 or sub-2:20 shape going into Tokyo, and I think if I am in that kind of shape, my chances are pretty good at medaling."