2017 Camel City Elite Races

February 04, 2017
Winston Salem, NC

LRC Six Takeaways From Some Fantastic Action Across The Globe on Super Saturday

What a day. Laura Muir and the Kenyan-born Americans were fantastic.We give you the highlights as we doubt you can spend all of Sunday and all of Saturday glued to your TV or PC.

LRC Q&A: Leo Manzano On How He Went from Unable to Walk to 4th at the Olympic Trials in 9 Weeks, Why He Excels in Championship Races, Breaking 1:44 in the 800 & Much More

Manzano talked at length about his love of competition (and why it drove him to compete for the U.S. instead of Mexico), and how he came back from pneumonia not one, not two, not three but four times last year to take fourth at the Olympic Trials. The 32-year-old Manzano also said he'd like to keep running for as long as possible, but don't expect him to move up to the 5k anytime soon.

LRC Armory Track Invite, Camel City, Karlsruhe & Nitro Athletics Down Under: Your Guide to 2017's Busiest Running Weekend So Far

There will be A TON of action across the globe on Saturday, from the West Coast of the US to the East Coast to Germany to Usain Bolt in Australia. There's no way you can watch the entirety of all five meets so we preview the best matchups in chronological order and suggest you enjoy the best races from the each meet a la carte, including Hellen Obiri vs. Laura Muir over 3000, Leo Manzano vs. Paul Chelimo in a mile and a Robby Andrews-led squad going for the 4x800 WR.

LRC Q&A: Canadian 800 Star Melissa Bishop Opens Up About Her Olympic Heartbreak, What It's Like Racing Caster Semenya and Why She Stayed in Canada For College

In HS, Bishop was dropped by US colleges on the recruitment trail when she got injured. Now a decade later, she is the Canadian record holder at 1:57.02 and very well could be the Olympic champ had CAS ruled differently. Bishop, who was 2nd at Worlds in 2015 and 4th at the Olympics last year, is opening her 2017 season on Saturday at the Camel City Elite in North Carolina. We caught up with the 28-year-old over the phone on Sunday to about Camel City and her plans for 2017.

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