Lengthy Reads We Really Enjoyed

Paul Kimmage Catches Up With Ireland’s Catherine McKiernan 20 Years After Her London Marathon Win The country girl who never liked the spotlight that came with being a star was a 4-time World XC runner-up who found her home in the marathon where she was the best in the world in 1997-1998, but injuries prevented her from Olympic glory. This nearly 6,000-word piece is much more than about just running – it’s about life – and finding yourself after a devastating divorce.

How Gabby Thomas Developed Into The 200m Collegiate Record Holder At Harvard Coach Kebba Tolbert has done a masterful job. Read all about it in this 3,500+ word piece by Johanna Gretschel.

2018 Commonwealth Games Have Started *LRC Preview *Commonwealths Schedule & Results

Day 1: MB: Joshua Cheptegei runs 3:58 final 1600 to beat Mo Ahmed for 5000 gold Wisco star Morgan McDonald was a well-beaten 8th.

Blake_YohanFH-WorChp11LRC A Track And Field Fan’s Guide To The 2018 Commonwealth Games: Why You Should Care And How To Watch We preview the action down under which features Elijah Manangoi vs. Timothy Cheruiyot, Elaine Thompson vs. Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Caster Semenya, Joshua Cheptegei, Clarence Munyai, Isaac Makwaala.
Day-By-Day Track Schedule And Highlights

Assorted Distance News

More Commonwealth Games News

More Weekend International Road Action

This Weekend’s Action

Cruz Culpepper crushed it the final lapArcadia: LRC Cruz Culpepper Gets His First Major Win With 56.8 Final Lap In Mile, Mooney Twins Impress, Great Oaks Wins 5 Of 6 Distance Relays Cruz Culpepper, son of Olympians Alan and Shayne, got his first major high school win and he’s only a sophomore. The winning times in the distance races were 4:13.14, 4:39.63, 8:50.95, and 10:02.56. *Official Arcadia Thread

Screenshot 2018-04-08 at 01.26.46LRC USC’s Michael Norman Runs 20.04 Into Wind, Steven Gardiner Runs 19.75 National Record Includes video of Norman’s run.

Rotterdam MB: Kenneth Kipkemoi comes from behind to win Rotterdam Marathon in 2:05:44 in his debut The 33-year-old winner has PRs of 13:03/26:52/59:01 at shorter distances. Visiline Jepkesho won the uneventful women’s race in 2:23:47. *Video Of end Of Men’s Race

Paris MB: Betsy Saina Holds On For Narrow 4-Second Win in 2:22:55, Paula Lonyangata Defends in 2:06:25 The third time was certainly the charm for Saina, who DNFed her 1st two marathons last year, but got the win in #3. Ex-doper Mathew Kisorio, who once said there was lots of doping in Kenya, was 2nd in the men’s race.

Berlin Half MB: Wow: Erick Kiptanui goes for WR (13:32 for 5k), Wins in 58:42!! He was on WR pace through 14k.

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler MB: World Half 4th Placer Jemal Yimer Wins Men’s Race, Buze Diriba (53:45) Wins Women’s, Matthew Centrowitz Runs 50:38. Chris Derrick (46:52, 5th) and Emma Bates (54:44, 7th) were the top Americans. You can watch a race replay here. *Results
 Matthew Centrowitz is running a 10 miler on Sunday morning – Predict his time

USATF: What To Watch, When And Where In The Month Of April

Saturday’s Road Action

Kenya’s Joan Melly Runs Fourth-Fastest All-Time 65:04 To Dominate Prague Half By Over A Minute The men’s race was super-deep as Benard Kimeli won in 59:47 with two more under the hour barrier and 1-6 separated by only 21 seconds.

We Talk To One Of The Sport’s Biggest Stars

Geoffrey_Kamworor_3_by_Jiro_Mochizuki_Valencia_2018_03_24LRC Feature The Greatness Of Geoffrey Kamworor: Where Does The Kenyan Star Go From Here? Jonathan Gault talked to Kamworor, who (thanks to his recent win at the World Half Champs) has won a global title in each of the last five years, to see what’s next for one of Kenya’s biggest distance stars.

WSJ: Memo From Nike’s HR Chief Says The Company Fails To Promote Enough Women, Minorities Nike’s global workforce is 50% female, but 71% of the vice presidents are men and 84% of its US vice presidents are white.
*MB: Internal Nike HR memo says the company is too white and too male

IOC Reveal Seven Contenders Interested In Bidding For 2026 Winter Games The cities include Graz in Austria, Calgary in Canada, Sapporo in Japan, Stockholm in Sweden, Sion in Switzerland, Erzurum in Turkey and a joint Italian bid from Milan, Turin and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The British Media Wins

Laura Muir Drops NOP Strength And Conditioning Coach Dave McHenry After Media Backlash Muir said, “After some reflection we have decided not to start working with him as planned and not to pursue this relationship further.”
*Original Daily Mail Article: “Athletics Stunned By Laura Muir’s Alberto Salazar Link As British Ace Makes Surprise Decision To Work With A Coach At NOP” Muir’s coach Andy Young said it was his idea to hire McHenry and that he wasn’t exclusively an NOP coach.
*MB: Laura Muir working with NOP


Sprint Stuff

Weekend NCAA Action *All NCAA Results

Kentucky Derby Favorite Named After Usain Bolt The horse’s full name is Bolt d’Oro.

Weekend US Action

Upcoming Sprint / Field Action

Week That Was

Screenshot 2018-04-03 at 23.21.50LRC Jake Robertson, Ce’aira Brown, Nijel Amos, Sydney McLaughlin, Cruz Culpepper, Tom Walsh Impress, Plus More Proof Galen Rupp Is Very Fit Sports Gene gets a boost this week and John Calipari is talking track, not basketball.