A Star Has Left This Earth

LRC Gabe Grunewald: Rest in Peace No one wanted to see this day come, but thank you Gabe for teaching us all how to live. You can pay your respects here or by donating to her foundation. If you donate here by midnight Tuesday , it looks like Chip Gaines will match the donation.

Gabe Grunewald Resting Comfortably At Home

Miscellaneous

Day 4 Distance Coverage

1,500 LRC Sinclaire Johnson Of Oklahoma State Becomes 2nd-Fastest Collegian Ever, Wins Thrilling NCAA 1,500 Duel With Jessica Hull The #2 and #4 times in NCAA history got the mid-d and distance action underway in Austin on Saturday.

Steeple LRC Allie Ostrander Makes History And 3-Peats As NCAA Women’s Steeplechase Winner Ostrander became the first woman to win three straight NCAA steeplechase crowns and she did in style, with a new PR as she remained undefeated in the event.

800 LRC Texas A&M’s Jazmine Fray Wins Coveted 1st NCAA Title In Her Last Race, Goes Wire-To-Wire And Wins 800 In 2:01:31 After many disappointing performances at NCAAs, the NCAA indoor record holder finally got it all right as a senior.

5,000 LRC Colorado’s Dani Jones Kicks To Another NCAA Title, Wins 5,000 In 15:50.64 Dani Jones has only been running on land since mid-April. That proved to be enough for another NCAA title tonight in Austin.

NCAA Post-Race Videos: More Here

News From The IAAF – Name Change/Russia Still Banned

And The Greatest Ultras And Ultra Runners Are … (Ultramarathon Exploration Sponsored By HOKA ONE ONE)

LRC The Greatest Ultramarathons In The World: The “Triple Crown Of Ultras”: Comrades, Western States, UTMB There are a ton of great ultras in the world, but after a month plus of debate we’ve come up with a big 3.

LRC The G.O.A.T. Of The Ultramarathon Is … We can’t give it away as we want you to read the article. On the women’s side, our winner is an American.

Caster Semenya On SA World Squad

Don’t Count Your Chickens: Caster Semenya Named In South Africa’s Preliminary Squad For World Championships Whether she can compete or not will depend on the results of her appeal to Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court. She is currently free to compete (without hormone treatment) until June 25th.

Non-NCAA US Results

US 10k Champs

LRC  Sara Hall Wins New York Mini USA 10K Title In Sprint Finish Over Stephanie Bruce Hall now has USATF titles at the mile, 5k, 10k, 20k, and marathon. She’s only missing half and 25k. Video interviews with Hall, Bruce, Sally Kipyego and Jordan Hasay (and Jordan’s dad).

RRW: Sara Hall Outkicks Stephanie Bruce To Win US 10k Champs In 32:27 Hall put 5 seconds on Bruce over the final 200m while Sally Kipyego took 3rd in 32:35 and Emma Bates was 4th. *RRW Preview

Day 3 Distance Recaps

800 LRC 19 For 19: Bryce Hoppel Remains Perfect And Wins 2019 NCAA Men’s 800-Meter Title Hoppel won his 2nd NCAA title of the year with style as he PR’d (1:44.41).

1,500 LRC Notre Dame’s Yared Nuguse Snatches NCAA Men’s 1,500 Title At Line From Michigan State’s Justine Kiprotich The men’s 1,500 was decided by three one-thousandths of a second.

Steeple LRC Steven Fahy Of Stanford Survives Fall, Wins Men’s Steeplechase Final At 2019 NCAA Championships The final 30 seconds of the men’s steeplechase were wild as both leaders went down.

5k LRC Morgan McDonald Outkicks Grant Fisher (Again) To Win Men’s 5,000 Title At 2019 NCAA Outdoors McDonald closed in 52.91 seconds, truly world-class stuff, to become the sixth man to win an NCAA XC, indoor and outdoor title in the same academic year.

NCAA Day 3 Message Board Talk

Day 2 At NCAAs

LRC Weini Kelati Turns Back Carmela Cardama Baez Over The Final 100 Meters To Win An Epic NCAA 10K Final What a finish. Yesterday, Ed Eyestone called the 10,000 meters “the most exciting event in track & field” – albeit after a 24-lap setup. Tonight, we saw why.

LRC 2019 NCAA Women’s Distance Prelims: NCAA Champs Danae Rivers & Karisa Nelson Go Home; Allie O Impresses Nelson has battled health issues this spring, while Rivers ran a tactically poor race and wound up boxed in with nowhere to go in the home straight. Ostrander’s 9:44 was the fastest time ever in an NCAA prelim.

Outside Coverage: 


Reactions To Russia’s Ban Getting Extended Again

2019 NCAAs *Schedule, Start Lists, Results *Women’s Distance Preview *Men’s Distance Preview *TV & Streaming *LRC Free Post-Race Interviews

LRC 10.75! LSU Freshman Sha’Carri Richardson Arrives As A Star With Insane Collegiate 100m Record The men’s sprints at NCAAs were insane, but Richardson’s run today was even better. She broke the 30-year-old collegiate record, clocked the fastest time in the world in two years, and moved to =#9 on the all time list. All while celebrating early. And she’s only 19.

Weekend International Action *Comrades Results *Hengelo Results

More 2019 Comrades *Results

Gerda Steyn Breaks 6-Hour Barrier, Wins 1st Comrades Title In 5:58:53! Steyn took more than 10 minutes off the women’s old up CR of 6:09:24. 2017 champ Camille Herron DNFed.

Edward Mothibi Guns Down 2-Time Defending Camp Bongmusa Mthembu And Wins Comrades By 25 Seconds In 5:31:33 100k WR holder Nao Kazami of Japan was third in 5:39.16. Sage Canaday was the top American in 21st.
*MB: Sage Canaday under/over? 

IAAF Overturned Athletics South Africa Decision To Ban Russian Amateur Runners From Competing In Comrades Marathon The IAAF made the decision after it was found the athletes were amateurs and not affiliated with the Russian Athletics Federation.

Non-NCAA Distance Action – FBK Games On Sunday

Day 1 At NCAAs

LRC Clayton Young And BYU Earn Redemption, Young Sprints To 2019 NCAA 10K Title A year ago, BYU runners took the last 3 spots in the NCAA men’s 10,000. Tonight, they took 3 of the top 4, led by Clayton Young‘s national title.

LRC Mondo Duplantis Is BEATEN At 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Champs, Chris Nilsen Wins By Breaking His Own Meet Record LSU’s Duplantis, the #2 outdoor jumper of all time and 2019 world leader at 6.00m, was beaten as South Dakota’s Nilsen got PRs at 5.90 and 5.95 to score the upset – and break his own meet record.

LRC 2019 NCAA Men’s Distance Prelims: Bryce Hoppel Gets A PR, A Terrific 1,500 Final Is Set, & The Heat Claims Some Victims In The Steeple What we know after day 1: Hand the men’s 800 NCAA title to Bryce Hoppel.