Grading the American Mid-Distance/Distance Runners at Tokyo 2020

From A+ to F, Jonathan Gault hands out grades to all 32 American mid-d/distance runners who competed in Tokyo/Sapporo. *MB: From A+++ to F, we hand out grades to all 32 US distance runners who ran in Tokyo

7 Final Thoughts From Tokyo: Analyzing Team USA's Performance, Who Benefited Most from the COVID Delay, & More

After nearly two weeks of boots on the ground in Tokyo, Jonathan Gault shares his final observations from on and off the track. Did the US men disappoint? What was the race of the Games? And what is the difference between peanut cream and peanut butter?

The Greatest Ever x2: Eliud Kipchoge Repeats as Olympic Marathon Champion in Dominant Fashion

Eliud Kipchoge repeated as Olympic Marathon champ and cemented his status as the marathon GOAT as Galen Rupp was 8th.

Ingebrigtsen Dethrones Cheruiyot in Olympic Record 3:28.32 to Win 1500 Gold

Jakob Ingebrigtsen took down Timothy Cheruiyot for the first time on the biggest stage.

Sifan Hassan Completes Triple With Gold in 10,000m

Sifan Hassan completed her historic triple with gold in the 10,000m.

Molly Seidel Shocks the World With Bronze Medal, as Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kogei Go 1-2 in 2020 Olympic Marathon

Molly Seidel shocked the world by getting the bronze medal as Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kogei swept the top two spots.

Women’s 1500: Kipyegon Reigns Again, Runs Olympic Record 3:53.11, Muir Beats Hassan for Silver Faith Kipyegon pulled away from Sifan Hassan to win in an Olympic record of 3:53.11 and lay claim to being the greatest female mile of all-time.

Men’s 5000: Cheptegei Gets his Olympic Gold, Chelimo Dives for Bronze, Ahmed Silver

2020 Tokyo Olympic Marathon Mini Preview: Can Kipchoge and Kosgei Add to their Legacies? Who Will Challenge Them for Gold in Sapporo?

Kenya has the world record holders in Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei, and both will be favorites for gold, but the Olympic marathon rarely goes to form. Here's what you need to know.

Can Galen Rupp Win the Olympic Marathon?

The only thing missing from Galen Rupp's career is the Olympic gold medal. Can he get it Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics?

Nick Willis Bows Out of the Olympics with Some Great Advice for Young Athletes Struggling with Pressure

The two-time Olympic medallist has some sage advice for young stars crumbling under the pressure of the Olympics. "Remember that most people are just there for entertainment. They're not really too worried [about how you do]. So do your best when you can and if you can't, that's okay as well." *MB: Nick Willis says thank you and farewell on Instagram 

Men’s 4x100 prelims: USA chokes again, misses final

Cole Hocker The Real Deal, Matthew Centrowitz OUT - Men's 1500 Semis

An Olympic record was set by Abel Kipsang in semi #2

Tokyo Day 7 Morning Recap: Crouser Earns USA’s First Men’s Gold, Holloway Upset in Hurdles, & Men’s 4x100 Fails to Qualify for Final

Ryan Crouser DELIVERED big time and became the first male Rio Olympian to defend his crown while the US men's 4 x 100 came up short yet again. Jamaica's Hansle Parchment earned a shock gold in the men's 110 hurdles in 13.04 as Holloway took silver in 13.09.

2020 Olympic Women’s 10K Preview: Can Hassan Defeat World Record Holder Gidey in her Sixth Race in Nine Days?

Sifan Hassan might have her hands full with Letesenbet Gidey even if she wasn't trying to triple. We preview the women's 10,000m.

Women's 1500: Kipyegon vs Hassan is Set, Kipyegon runs 3:56 as five women break 4:00; Hassan into second final of Olympics

Sifan Hassan and Fait Kipyegon were dominant in different ways. The Americans didn't have a great night, but in the end, two ended up making the final - the most of any country and equal to Australia for which Jessica Hull set a NR.

Kenya Stills Reigns in 800 as Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich go 1-2, Dobek Takes Bronze

Emmanuel Korir put his 400 speed to good use in a tactical 800 final as Clayton Murphy and Nijel Amos were last and second to last respectively.

Courtney Frerichs Goes for Gold and Rewarded With Silver as Peruth Chemutai Gets Surprise Gold

Courtney Frerichs went for gold and was rewarded with silver as Peruth Chemutai of Uganda got the upset win and Emma Coburn was not a factor.

2020 Olympic Men's 5K Preview: Redemption for Uganda? Gold for Mohamed Katir? A Medal for America?

Katir was a 3:36/13:50 guy at the start of the year but could end it as Olympic champion. Or could Paul Chelimo win the US's first gold in this event since Bob Schul in 1964?

Day 5 Olympic Track Podcast Recap and Video Show: Karsten Warholm 45.94, Athing Mu 1:55.21 Gold

Recorded live from Tokyo. Video show and podcast recapping all the track action from Day 5 at the Tokyo Olympics.  Here what the athletes are saying.
Tokyo, Japan
July 30, 2021 to August 8, 2021

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