2017 USATF Distance Classic

May 18, 2017
Los Angeles, California
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LRC Matthew Centrowitz Takes Down Mo Farah, Brenda Martinez Impresses - 2017 Oxy USATF Distance Classic Recap

The Olympic 1500m champ took down the Olympic 5000m champ. Other highlights,  Sheila Reid upset Shannon Rowbury in the 1500m, Laura Weightman and Natosha Rogers had breakthroughs in the 5k, Eric Jenkins and Cristian Soratos put on a show in the second 1500m heat, Olympian Hillary Bor looked great in the steeple, and his Olympic teammate Shadrack Kipchirchir came up short of the Worlds qualifying time.

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LRC 2017 Oxy Preview: Centro Runs His First 1500 Since Rio Vs. Mo Farah; Jenny Simpson (800), Brenda Martinez (800) & Donavan Brazier (800) Also Entered

The US Champs take place in 5 weeks and hardly any Americans have the world standard. Normally that's the name of the game at Oxy, but this year's meet, which will cost you $69.99 to watch, also serves as Matthew Centrowitz's first 1500 since Rio and Mo Farah's first outdoor track race since Rio.
*MB: Official 2017 Oxy Live Discussion Thread.

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