Torrence loved board games, wanted to be the first person to run a sub-4 mile barefoot on grass, did plyos and pushups at the track at 11PM after winning the Long Island Mile and was quite obviously an amazing person and friend.
On Torrence, "A man who was in the prime of his career, who had a lot to lose, stepped forward. He walked away from the “best” training group in the world at the time and all he had was his experience. No smoking gun, no definitive evidence. He stepped forward and spoke his truth. One of the hardest things someone could do."
Dutch: "Before I even arrived on campus, I already started to hear the stories about David that made him a living legend in the eyes of the Cal team."
Anyone who spoke out against Aden risked "aggressive silencing campaigns" as John Cook (former coach of Leo Manzano) received death threats when he raised concerns about Taoufik Makhloufi in 2012.
*IAAF Statement: Investigation Into Aden Started In 2013
Roesler won in 2:01.54 with NCAA indoor mile champ Edwards 2nd (2:01.97) and indoor 800 champ Rogers 3rd. Solomon ran 1:45.47 to beat NCAA runner-up Rutto (1:45.59) as well as Lopez Lomong and David Torrence.
Tweets from Nick Willis, Alysia Montano, David Torrence and others. We liked Trey Hardee's: "typed and retyped several things on here- can't get the words out. #russiandoping".
Great insight into the mind and routine of a pro in the lead up to a major race.
Torrence said he has the tendency to kick too early so waited until the last possible second and thought he was going to get gold.
Barrios ran 13:46.47 to beat Torrence by .13-seconds. Garrett Heath was a close 4th as Cam Levins was 5th. US's Cory McGee finished 4th in the women's 1500 which was won by Colombia's Muriel Coneo.
*MB: Cam Levins horrible tactics gets boxed and beaten by four scrubs in last 200
*MB: Rosa brothers, least Puerto Rican looking people ever, running for Puerto Rico
Watch USA vs The World at the Penn Relays at 12:30PM ET and then the Drake Relays from 3-5 p.m. EDT. USATF.tv will also show the Drake Relays live Friday night from 7:30-9PM ET. Pen Relays' US DMR has Leo Manzano, Brandon Johnson, David Torrence and Manteo Mitchell while AJ Wilson is on the SMR.
*Drake Relays Meet Home *Schedule
David Torrence, Dorian Ulrey and Lea Wallace lead entries.
Torrence ran 2:16.76 to break David Krummenacker's 2:17.86. Nate Brannen was 2nd in a Canadian record of 2:16.87 (old record was 2:19.04 by Simon Hoogewerf from 1989) while BU's Rich Peters ran 2:18.55, breaking the old NCAA record of 2:19.53 set by Penn State's Robby Creese in 2012.
*Full BU Last Chance Meet Results
*Discuss *Torrence Interview *Brannen Interview
Jenny Simpson, women’s 2-Mile "Unfortunately, I had to use my kick twice today."
Missing the American record: "That stings so bad. It stings so bad. I was running really well and I was running so comfortable. That would have been a cool story if I had made that mistake and still gotten the AR. It’s a little bit of dash to my ego but a good confidence booster for the next thing.”
David Torrence, men’s 4x800 meters "No one was giving away any secrets. We didn't know what the order was, who was on what leg."