A Massive Day For Americans At 1,500/Mile At Pre - Jenny Simpson Wins, Centro Is 2nd And High Schooler Alexa Efraimson Runs 4:03.39Simpson (4:00.98) won her third straight DL race while Centro missed out on the win by .10 as Ayanleh Souleiman repeated in the Bowerman Mile (3:51.10). Efraimson broke Mary Cain's HS/U.S. Junior record by running 4:03.39.
Move Over, Mary Cain - Alexa Efraimson Breaks American High School And Junior 1,500m Records As Her Prom Date Matthew Maton Watches
Alexa Efraimson has displaced Mary Cain as the queen of American high school running and she's the prom date of sub-4 miler Matthew Maton.
Men's 5,000m The World And Galen Rupp Meet 17-Year-Old Yomif Kejelcha, And Former Sprinter Carlos Villareal Kicks Like Mad In HS Mile
Kejelcha arrived, Galen Rupp had a nice opener, and Bernard Lagat set another record.
Men's and Women's 800: Mo Aman Gets It Done In Front Of His New Hometown Crowd And Eunice Sum Beats Ajee Wilson In A Nail Biter
Pre Recap: Genzebe Dibaba (14:19.76) Misses WR but Gets Dominant Win, Ezekiel Kemboi Is Back, Evan Jager Impresses, Gatlin 19.68, Felix over SRR
Kemboi (8:01.71) outkicked Jairus Birech (8:01.83) as Jager was 4th in 8:05.28, his fastest-ever opener. Justin Gatlin kept winning with a world-leading 19.68 in the 200 while Mutaz Essa Barshim cleared 2.41 but chose not to go any higher even though he had no misses in the competition.
Wejo wraps up his thoughts from Eugene about Pre.
Lagat was really pleased with his 13:14 season opener (and Masters WR) which got him 4th. He was motivated by the disappointing race he had here last year where he says he was "embarrassed".
Justin Gatlin Does Not Want to Talk About His Drug Past and Things Gets A Little Testy With LRC's Wejo
Justin Gatlin has no interest in talking about his past drug suspension.
It's On at Pre Classic: Rabbits Going 13:15-13:20 for Farah in 10k, Sub 13:00 for Rupp in 5k, 14:10 (WR) in Women's 5k
2015 Pre Classic Women's Preview: Will Genzebe Dibaba Get The 5000 WR? Will Molly Huddle Get The 5000 AR? Plus Jenny Simpson vs. Shannon Rowbury and A Totally Loaded 800
Dibaba will target sister Tirunesh's 14:11.15 WR with Molly Huddle also in the field looking to run fast. The 800 is loaded with American stars Ajee Wilson, Brenda Martinez, Alysia Montaño and world champ Eunice Sum, while Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury tackle Sifan Hassan in the 1500.
2015 Pre Classic Men's Preview: Can Centro And Leo Challenge In A Special Bowerman Mile? Can Evan Jager Challenge In His 2015 Steeple Debut? Plus Amos Vs. Aman At 800
The Bowerman Mile will highlight as usual as Ayanleh Souleiman, Silas Kiplagat, Asbel Kiprop and Ronald Kwemoi will look to recreate last year's fireworks while Americans Leo Manzano and Matthew Centrowitz shoot for sub-3:50. The 800 also includes Taoufik Makhloufi and three-time world champ Ezekiel Kemboi makes his '15 steeple debut.
Preview of 2015 Pre Classic Distance Night: Mo Farah Leads a Stacked Field in 10K; Galen Rupp Makes Season Debut in 5K
The action on Friday night should be riveting and we break it down for you. Plus an American has never won a DL 5000 and we guarantee that streak will continue.
On The Boards
- Ajee Wilson is the USA's big distance hope - 1:57.87!!!!
- Almaz Ayana and Jordan Hasay no longer on Pre 5000 startlist
- Geoffrey Kamworor Will drag Mo Farah
- Farah Headlines Prefontaine 10,000m
- Will Rupp finally take the white-guy 5k record from .Dieter Baumann at The Pre Clasic?
- Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury and Alexa Efraimson - But Not Mary Cain - Will Race in Women's 1500 at 2015 Pre
- "Absolutely Stacked" Pre 5000m is Incredibly Weak
- Rupp will NOT break 13 at the Pre 5k... Bank on it
- Nick Symmonds BLACKBALLED from Pre Classic 800
- 2015 Pre Classic Women's Preview: Will Genzebe Dibaba Get The 5000 WR? Will Molly Huddle Get The 5000 AR? Plus Jenny Simpson vs. Shannon Rowbury and A Totally Loaded 800
- 2015 Pre Classic Men's Preview: Can Centro And Leo Challenge In A Special Bowerman Mile? Can Evan Jager Challenge In His 2015 Steeple Debut? Plus Amos Vs. Aman At 800
- Preview of 2015 Pre Classic Distance Night: Mo Farah Leads a Stacked Field in 10K; Galen Rupp Makes Season Debut in 5K