Track and Field’s Opening Day – 2016 Doha DL *Results *TV / Streaming *Meet Preview *Pre-Meet Podcast

Embed from Getty Images

2016 Doha Recap LRC A Day Of Distance Dominance: Asbel Kiprop, Conseslus Kipruto, Almaz Ayana & Caster Semenya Earn Big Wins On Track & Field’s Opening Day  The 2016 Diamond League season opened with a bang in Doha as favorites Asbel Kiprop, Almaz Ayana and Caster Semenya won in utterly dominant fashion. The men’s steeple wasn’t as kind to the favorites as Jairus Birech lost and Ezekiel Kemboi got embarrassed. American Ameer Webb looked fantastic in the men’s 200, Dafne Schippers ran fast but lost the women’s 100 to Tori Bowie, and a number of Americans picked up their first-ever DL victories in the field events. *Full Results 

MB: Official 2016 Doha Diamond League Discussion Thread

Sprint Stuff Worth A Read

More Action This Weekend / Month

Doping Updates

Sprint News: When Bolt’s Done, He’s Done

News From Southern Africa

More Weekend Distance Action

Diamond League News: Season Kicks Off On Friday

The Penn Relays *Schedule, Entries And Results *LRC A Fan’s Guide To The 2016 Penn Relays

Saturday: Sanya Richards-Ross Anchors USA In “Emotional” 4 X 400 Victory Lots of girls were coming up to her asking her not to retire after Rio. USA Blue men won in 3:02.32 while Jeremy Wariner anchored USA Red to 2nd with the fastest split of 44.5.
*Heated Exchange After Yet Another USA Men’s 4 X 100 Botch Mike Rodgers and Justin Gatlin reacted angrily to some harsh criticism by former US great Leroy Burrell.
*How Predictable: US Fails To Get Baton Through The Zone In Men’s 4 X 100 MB: FIRE DENNIS MITCHELL NOW
Raevyn Rogers Was Meet “Outstanding Female” After Anchoring Oregon To SMR And 4×400 Wins Oregon women also won the 4×100.
Jamaica’s HS Kingston College Equalled 4×100 Record With 39.63 It was the school’s eighth sprint relay title at Penn.
*The Daily Pennsylvanian:
Thomas Awad Anchors Penn To First Relay Win Since 1974, First 4 X Mile Win Since 1950 Coach Steve Dolan: “To be in the Penn uniform and win at the Penn Relays is about as good as it gets.”
*MB: Penn and Thomas Awad Win 4 x Mile in 16:26 It was their first COA Relay in 42 years.
Penn State Men Cruise to 3 + Second Win In 4 x 800 In 7:17 Columbia was 2nd.
*MB: Georgetown Wins 4 x 800 in 8:26 as Kaela Edwards’ 2:00 Isn’t Quite Enough
*USATF: Team USA Wins Five Of Six USA Vs. The World Events The men’s 4 x 100 was the only loss.
*Team USA Quotes From SRR, Justin Gatlin, Jeremy Wariner and more.

There was a delay until the timers confirmed itDay 2: LRC Drew Hunter Delivers Again (Barely) – Overcomes 9+ Second Deficit On Anchor Leg And Guns Down 4:06 Miler To Give Loudoun Valley The DMR Victory At Penn By .001 Jack Salisbury almost did the unthinkable – hold off Drew Hunter over the final 150.
*Washington Post On Hunter The finish was so tight the other team was celebrating as they thought they’d won.
*‘Nova Wins Women’s 4 X 1,500 With 3 Freshman And Sophomore Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Possibly the slowest winning time ever; definitely the slowest in 10 years.
*MB: Penn State Comes Through As Favorite In DMR The field basically bowed down and let Brannon Kidder lead the final leg wire-to-wire.
*Penn Relays Memories Last A Lifetime Old timers remember some great days from years past.
*Press Conference Quotes From USA Vs. The World Carmelita Jeter, Justin Gatlin, SRR and more.

Day 1: MB: Official 2016 Penn Relays Discussion Thread

This Weekend’s Other Action *All NCAA Results

Less Than 100 Days To Rio

Doping News

Pre-Meet Penn News


US Jumping News

100 Days Until Rio

Sprint Stuff: Two Greats Are Retiring

NCAA Updates

More From The Weekend – Distance

About Half Of The NCAA Conference Meets Are This Weekend *Conference Championship Central *All NCAA Results

ches-losesHuge Upset: MB: Down Goes Edward Cheserek (again)… King Ches just lost to a guy from Lewis and Clark College Talk about a shocker. This time Cheserek was gunned down from behind by a 7:56/13:57 guy. Link takes you to a video of the finish.

Meet Phil Knight

Never A Lack Of Good Track Action At Hayward Field

Mid-D News

Rio 2016 Updates

US Distance News: Ryan Hall Now Jacked

NCAA Updates

Get To Know The Newest Sub-4 High Schooler

Updates From Rio

Catching Up With German Journalist Hajo Seppelt, Who Says The IOC And IAAF Have Colluded To Try To Ensure Russia Is Back For Rio 2016 Seppelt feels the prevalence of meldonium use in Russia is another symptom of systematic drug use and says he doesn’t trust WADA president Craig Reedie.

Ultra-Masters News

US Half Champs *Results

LRC Christo Landry (62:52) And Tara Welling (70:25) Win 2016 US Half Marathon Championships Desi Linden was 2nd in the women’s race.

Drake Relays *Live Results *Schedule *Meet Home *LRC A Fan’s Guide To The 2016 Drake Relays *USATF Preview Of Drake

Saturday: MB NCAA Champ Clayton Murphy Takes Down World Indoor Champ Boris Berian
*MB: Kendra Harrison (12.56) wins loaded women’s hurdles
*MB: Omar McLeod crushes everyone in men’s hurdles (13.08)
*Michigan’s Cindy Ofili Defends Her Drake Hurdles Crown In 12.90
Sandi Morris Wins Rio Preview PV With 4.70m It moved indoors because of weather and Morris took three attempts at breaking Jenn Suhur‘s indoor WR.
*After Finishing 2nd In Two Events, Stephanie Jenks Leaves Drake With Win In Girls 1,500, Giving Her A Record 9 Individual Titles No other woman had won more than 8.
*The University Of Illinois Men Won Their Foruth Consecutive Hy-Vee Cup
*Texas And Baylor Women Tie For Hy-Vee Cup

James was terrific on FridayFriday: LRC Kirani James Blazes 44.08 World Leader, Jenny Simpson (4:06.44) Outkicks Kate Grace In 1,500 As Mary Cain Is 8th (4:12.62) Was Jenny Simpson hurt over the winter? It sure seems like it, but she got the win nonetheless. Kirani James‘ time, run in 48-degree temps, was the second-fastest ever in the month of April, behind only Michael Johnson‘s 43.75 in 1997.
*Jenny Simpson Is Well Aware That No American Woman Has Ever Medalled At The Olympics In The 1,500
*Good Des Moines Register Article On James And Rest Of Pro Action Aries Merritt didn’t want to kill himself in the cold weather. Bershawn Jackson raced wearing a necklace holding the ashes of his recently-deceased father.
*Aries Merritt Gets Huge Newpsaper Feature, Says He’s 85% Fit – And Fitter Than Last Year
*Video interview With Aries Merritt
*Full Des Moines Register Coverage Of Drake Relays

Earlier Action

LetsRun Nation, Your Help Is Needed

nieto-do-not-useLRC Olympic High Jumper Jamie Nieto Paralyzed After Attempting Back Flip At Practice – Please Consider Donating Now A terrible tragedy for Nieto, who always finished his competitions by waving to the crowd and performing a back flip or a back handspring.

Payton Jordan Is Sunday *Full Entries

Traditional Super-Deep Fields Set For Payton Jordan Edward Cheserek, Evan Jager, Lopez Lomong, Chris Derrick, Jordan Hasay and Sally Kipyego among those competing.

Olympic News

Doping Updates

Running Science

Medical Emergency Ends Ultrarunner’s Trans-America Record Attempt Lisa Smith-Batchen was shooting to break the 36-year-old record for the fastest time crossing the country, but had to have emergency gall bladder surgery.

Upcoming Action

Sad News: RIP Former IU Runner And Navy SEAL Charlie Keating

Go Back In Time 6 Years To Relive Chris Solinsky’s Amazing 10K AR

Aussie Distance News

Stanford Payton Jordan *Live Results

Lagat at Carlsbad 2016LRC Lagat Wins 10,000m Debut In 27:49, Izaic Yorks Beats Pros In 1,500, Courtney Frerichs Dominates Steeple Brief comments on the races and full results on 1 page. *IAAF

Running History

Very Cool

Puma-BeatBot-BoltLRC The Future Has Arrived – PUMA Unveils BeatBot – A Personal Robotic Pacer Do you hate working out alone? Or seeing races ruined by people going out too fast or slow? Puma has the answer.

Another Exclusive From Kenya – Goes To Kenya

Kiprop put on another tremendous performance as he cruised through the 1500 semisLRC Asbel Kiprop, Elijah Manang’oi And Vincent Yator Put On A Show At The 2016 Kenyan Police Championships Get the inside scoop on how Kiprop and Manangoi, who went 1-2 at Worlds last year in the 1,500, totally toyed with the fields en route to 1,500 and 800 titles. Yator pulled off a tough double, winning the 5,000 and 10,000 within the span of 90 minutes. You’re lucky we aren’t charging you to read this 5,500-word masterpiece.

Another American Legend Hangs Up The Spikes

Week That Was

Upcoming Action: T. Dibaba Comeback And Pre Will Be Awesome

Road News

More Post-London News

Post-London Headlines