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Race Results Weekly Preview
Kibet with a 58:54 half PR is the class of the field that also has Micah Kogo, Will Geoghegan, Christo Landry, Riley Masters, Aaron Braun, Maksim Korolev and Chris Solinsky. The women are lead by defending champ Gemma Steel, Emily Sisson, 5-time world xc medalist Meselech Melakamu, Diane Nukuri Alexi Pappas and Laura Thweatt. *Full Fields
*Ben True Pulls Out Of B2B With Fatigue From Standard USAs/Standard Chasing In Europe Many top Kenyans (including Patrick Maka and Emily Chebet) also pulled out of the race due to the sudden death of their agent, Zane Branson.
After some recent struggles, can Nick Symmonds return to form? What about Galen Rupp, Cam Levins and the NOP? Are former NCAA stars Andrew Wheating and Robby Andrews back? The highlight is an incredibly deep 1,500 which contains former NCAA champs Wheating, Andrews, Leo Manzano, Mac Fleet, Nate Brannen and a slew of others.
Results, video of finishes from local tv station. Some of the stars will be back for the track mile on Saturday. The big distance matchup is Ajee Wilson vs Brenda Martinez at 800m on Friday night.
Oh baby is this one loaded. Season debuts for Bernard Lagat, Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson. A three-way slugfest for the 1000m AR between Centrowitz, Sowinski and Loxsom. A world record attempt in the women's DMR. Other stars like Mary Cain, Nick Willis and Lawi Lalang. Saturday's meet in Boston is going to be good.
Sunday was the best and worst of times for many top runners. Reaction from the likes of Usain Bolt, Shalane Flanagan, Andrew Wheating, Kyle Merber, Trevor Dunbar, Riley Masters, LaShawn Merritt, Heather Kampf, Nick Symmonds, Tom Farrell, Brianna Rollins and more.
Kyle Merber got the victory in the mile (3:56.72) over Riley Masters (3:56.75) and Trevor Dunbar (3:57.19). Heather Kampf won the 800 (2:01.25); NZ's Zane Robertson got the 3K win in 7:41.37.