February 09, 2023

A Fan's Guide To The 2023 Millrose Games: Loaded 3K's and Lyles vs Coleman in a 60m Showdown

Katelyn TuohyAlicia Monson and Elise Cranny will have NCAA/American records in mind in the women's 3000 while the men's 3000 features a rematch of Geordie Beamish and Cooper Teare (plus Luis Grijalva and Josh Kerr).
February 21, 2019

2019 USA Indoors Preview: Brazier, Murphy, & Wilson Chase Records in Mid-D Events; Houlihan Tries to Stretch USA Win Streak to Double Digits

While no spots for Worlds are on the line his year, there are still some very interesting races at USA Indoors this year, particularly if the stars decide to go for a fast time. Can Donavan Brazier (600), Ajee Wilson (1k) and Craig Engels break American or even World records this weekend?
August 27, 2017

Caster Semenya Breaks 20-Year-Old 600m World Best At ISTAF Berlin Meet

Semenya ran 1:21.77 to break the previous mark by almost a second. Ajee Wilson also got under the previous world best, running 1:22.39 for second with Francine Niyonsaba third. *Race Video *MB: Congrats! Caster Semenya ran 1:21.77 to break 600 m WR held by 1:22.63 Ana Guevara (Mexico) set in 1997 *IAAF Recap: Kenya's Norah Tanui Breaks Meet Steeplechase Record With 9:03.70 As Gesa Krause Gets German NR In 9:11.85 Colleen Quigley was 3rd (9:15.97). Other top action included Germany's Konstanze Klosterhalfen taking the 1500 in 3:58.92, Sam Kendricks staying perfect in the PV beating World medalists Piotr Liesk and Renaud Lavillenie, and Aries Merritt (13.17) and Christina Manning (12.54) taking the sprint hurdles.
August 23, 2017

Sunday: Caster Semenya Leads List Of Eight World Champions Competing In The ISTAF Meet At Berlin's Olympic Stadium

Semenya specifically requested that the meet run the 600 instead of the 800 and she may go for the 20-year-old WR of 1:22.63 while facing world silver medalist Francine Niyonsaba. Other world champions include Phyllis Francis, Ramil Guliyev, Dafne Schippers and Sam Kendricks vs Renaud Lavillenie.
March 02, 2017

2017 USA Indoors 600m Preview: What A Clash - Ajee Wilson vs Courtney Okolo Headlines Women's Field as World Record Holder Cas Loxsom Headlines Men's Field

The 600s at USAs feature some very interesting match-ups but none better than Okolo vs Wilson on the women's side. But can the WR holder Cas Loxsom deliver the goods on the men's side or will Donavan Brazier win his first US title?
February 02, 2017

Armory Track Invite, Camel City, Karlsruhe & Nitro Athletics Down Under: Your Guide to 2017's Busiest Running Weekend So Far

There will be A TON of action across the globe on Saturday, from the West Coast of the US to the East Coast to Germany to Usain Bolt in Australia. There's no way you can watch the entirety of all five meets so we preview the best matchups in chronological order and suggest you enjoy the best races from the each meet a la carte, including Hellen Obiri vs. Laura Muir over 3000, Leo Manzano vs. Paul Chelimo in a mile and a Robby Andrews-led squad going for the 4x800 WR.
January 26, 2017

2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Preview: Two Loaded 3000s, Matthew Centrowitz in the Mile and a World Record Attempt in the Women's DMR

The men's 3k (Paul Chelimo, Clayton MurphyEric JenkinsDejen Gebremeskel) and women's 3k (Shannon RowburyHellen ObiriSifan Hassan) are the most compelling races, but there's also Duane Solomon vs. Donavan Brazier in the 600, a battle between the last two Olympic champs in the women's PV and Emma Coburn, Sydney McLaughlinBrenda Martinez and Jenny Simpson teaming up to attack the DMR WR.
February 14, 2016

2016 NBIGP Recap: Meseret Defar Returns In Style, Andrew Wheating Stays Undefeated, Nick Willis Cruises, Boris Berian Goes Fast, & Dawit Seyaum Outkicks Brenda Martinez

Meseret Defar is back and US-based stars Andrew Wheating (1k), Boris Berian (600) and Nick Willis got wins as Dawit Seyaum outkicked Brenda Martinez.
March 01, 2015

Cas Loxsom The Bridesmaid No More, He Breaks American 600m Record To Win His First USA Title

Cas Loxsom got his first national title in grand style, breaking the American record, and coming within shouting distance of the WR.

February 28, 2015

Alysia Montano, Ajee Wilson Advance with Ease in Women's 600; Charlene Lipsey Leads 1000 Qualifiers

Reaction from Montano, Efraimson, Wilson, and Lipsey after they all advanced to their finals.

February 26, 2015

2015 USATF Indoor Championships Men's Preview: Centro vs Leo (and others), AR vs WR at 600 + A BTC Civil War at 2-miles

There are lots of fantastic mid-d races - two American record holders will clash in the men's 600; the BTC trio of Chris Derrick, Ryan Hill and Evan Jager square off with Ben Blankenship in the 2-mile. The mile features USATF outdoor champions Matthew CentrowitzLeo Manzano and Lopez Lomong and well as rising stars Blankenship and Pat Casey.
*MB: 2015 Men's USA Indoor meet is loaded - Who you got?

January 24, 2015

Cas Loxsom Breaks American 600m Indoor Record

Loxsom ran 1:15:58 to become the new American record holder at 600m and get the Brooks Beasts TC its first AR.
*Discuss: American 600m Record Broken

August 22, 2014

Birmingham Preview: Mo Farah Dodges the Competition (Again), A Spectacular Men's Mile, Ajee vs. Eunice, and David Rudisha Goes For The World Record?

This meet is loaded from a mid-d and distance perspective but sadly Mo Farah's race is an insult to the fans. Silas KiplagatAyanleh Souleiman and Asbel Kiprop plus Leo Manzano and Matt Centrowitz, who will race the mile, David Rudisha squares off against Adam Kszczot at 600, while world leader Ajee Wilson and world champ Eunice Sum resume their rivalry in the 800. 

January 24, 2014

Saturday: Erik Sowinsky, Duane Solomon Set For 600m Rematach At New Balance Games

Sowinski ran his break out race in the 600 last year when he set the AR at 1:15.61. Both that time and the 1:15.12 WR will be something they're shooting for. Sowinski on getting the AR last year: "It was great. Honestly, I felt like it was a time where I surprised myself a little bit and kind of burst onto the scene here. The Armory is a pretty special place to me, where it's kind of like the place where my professional track and field career started."
January 23, 2014

New Balance Games Kicks Off Pro Season at The Armory: Morgan Uceny In The Mile, AJee Wilson In The 600

TJ Olympic silver medalist Will Claye will also compete.