How Many Olympians Will The OAC Have In Year 1? It's Gonna Be A Crooked Number

We talked to Dathan Ritzenhein about the OAC athletes' final Trials preparations and he raves about Alicia Monson's fitness, “I think she was ready to run under 14:40, actually,” before he gives his take on whether the latest Michigan teen prodigy - Hobbs Kessler - should go pro out of high school.

Weekend Preview: Mo Farah, Jenny Simpson and Sydney McLaughlin (Finally!) Return To Their Specialties, Might Sifan Hassan Break the 10,000 WR?

We get you ready for a busy weekend with compelling races all over the globe. Farah needs to hit the 27:28 Olympic standard in the 10,000 at the European 10,000m Cup in Birmingham, while McLaughlin & Simpson return to action at the Music City Track Carnival in Nashville (Sunday, 5-7 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Plus Sifan Hassan headlines a stacked Hengelo meet. *MB: Weekend preview: Jenny Simpson, Sydney M and Mo Farah return, might Sifan Hassan go for the 10k WR?

American Distance Royalty: Can Joe Klecker Continue the Family Tradition at the Trials?

Joe Klecker comes from a running family. His mom won the 1992 Olympic Marathon Trials and his dad set the 50 mile world best. Can he continue the family tradition at the Trials?

Should We Be Worried About Bowerman TC, Which Americans Are Locks for Tokyo, and More HS Sprint Madness

After sifting through the weekend's results, Jonathan Gault breaks down the performances of Bowerman TC and Pete Julian's group at the Portland Track Festival, hands out his locks for the Olympic team, and is amazed by teens Erriyon Knighton and Jaylen Slade.

Joe Klecker Podcast - Olympic Hopeful and Running Royal (Sponsored by ON)

Joe Klecker who was the NCAA XC runner-up and his mom won the 1992 Olympic Marathon Trials and his dad was the 50 mile world record holder is our guest.

OAC's Alicia Monson Ready for Her First Olympic Trials: Does She Double or Go All-in for the 10,000?

Meet the OAC: Coach Dathan Ritzenhein Raves About Potential of His Team

The On Athletics Club is a new team, with a new coach, and some big goals. Coach Dathan Ritzenhein thinks his team can contend for medals and that Alicia Monson can be an all-time great US distance runner.

The Countdown to the Trials is Here Sponsored by On

44 days from today the Trials kick off in Eugene, Oregon and 95 days from today the Olympics will come to an end. If you’re looking for an up and coming group to root for, we’ve got you covered, as On is sponsoring our countdown to the Trials and Tokyo, and we’re going to be profiling some of the On athletes competing at the Trials and in Tokyo.

Which American Athletes Were Helped -- And Hurt -- the Most by the Olympic Postponement?

Athing Mu is certainly one of the athletes better-positioned to make the Olympic team in 2021 than she would have been in 2020. The opposite is true for Jenny Simpson. We run through some of the other athletes whose stock has risen -- or declined.

Which Americans Have the Olympic Standard Right Now? Who Would Get In On World Ranking? And How Do You Qualify For the Olympics, Again?

We give you a refresher on how one qualifies for the Olympics this year where a bigger emphasis has been put on world ranking. Want to know who is on track to make the US Trials? Check out the website.

One Last Shot: Which Athletes Could Be Running Their US Final Olympic Trials in 2021?

Jonathan Gault has compiled a list of the youngest and oldest US Olympians in all track events since 2000. MB: Is age just a number? We've compiled a list of the youngest and oldest US Olympians for all track events since 2000

2021 Miramar Invite Recap: Sha'Carri Richardson Rips 10.72 100 to Move to #6 on All-Time List; Wilson & Holloway Win as Centro & Andrews Struggle

Grant Holloway (13.04, +2.2 wind) and Ajee' Wilson (2:00.57 win over Natoya Goule) looked great, but Matthew Centrowitz (6th, 1:50.97) and Robby Andrews (5th, 3:46.89) struggled.

With Houlihan & Purrier (Probably) Opting In, the Women's 1500 at the Olympic Trials Is Going to Be Crazy

By Jonathan Gault April 12, 2021 The 1500 meters, simply by the nature of the event, is always going to be one of the most-anticipated races at any championship meet. The race's length is right in the Goldilocks zone -- long enough for drama to build, short enough that the early laps can still matter -- and the tendency for most championship finals to be settled on the final lap creates maximum excitement. Five years ago, the women's 1500 was one of the best races of the US Olympic Trials, with Brenda Martinez edging Amanda Eccleston for the final spot by .03 after both women ran down reigning Trials champ Morgan Uceny in the home straight. The 2019 USA final in Des Moines was just as compelling, with Nikki Hiltz prevailing over Sinclaire Johnson and Kate Grace in a three-way kick for the third spot to Worlds.

The Braintrust Picks the 2020 US Olympic Team

With 11 weeks to go until the US Olympic Trials, LRC co-founders Robert and Weldon Johnson and LRC staff writer Jonathan Gault make their picks for who will represent Team USA in Tokyo in every distance event.
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