Duane Solomon

Duane Solomon

July 07, 2020

Duane Solomon on Donavan Brazier: "I Know Eventually He's Going to Break the World Record in 800"

Solomon had interesting comments on Brazier and his own career on the track talk podcast.
July 01, 2020

Podcast: Duane Solomon Reflects On His Great Career + Bowerman Runs Fast + Raevyn Rogers New Coach

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June 25, 2020

A Look Back at Duane Solomon's Career as the 1:42 Man Has Hung Up His Spikes

Solomon, a two-time US outdoor champ, was one of America's best 800 runners of the 2010s. He ran 1:42.82 (#3 all-time US) in the 2012 Olympic final but missed a medal in the deepest 800 in history.
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.
July 16, 2016

2016 TrackTown Classic Results In Edmonton Canada: World Silver Medalist Melissa Bishop Breaks Her Own National Record With 1:57.43 Win

US Olympian Chrishuna Williams was 3rd in 2:02.41 as Duane Solomon won the men's race in 1:45.51. A lot of US sprinters competed as well. *MB: Melissa Bishop runs new Canadian record- 1:57.43 at Tracktown Canada NTL meet!
June 19, 2016

Healthy Duane Solomon Wins Victoria Track Classic In 1:46.71

800m fans can exhale as Solomon made it through this one healthy, 2 days after shutting it down in Vancouver.
June 15, 2016

Start Lists For 2016 Harry Jerome Track Classic On Friday In Vancouver

Distance highlights include Duane Solomon in the 800; Cam Levins, Eric Jenkins and Jordan McNamara in the 1500, Don Cabral in the steeple, Melissa Bishop vs Brenda Martinez in the 800 and Shannon Rowbury vs Gabriele Grunewald in the 3000. A lot of good sprint and field action as well. *Vancouver Sun: Andre De Grasse, Derek Drouin, Ashton Eaton, Brianne Theisen-Eaton And Jeremy Wariner Highlight Non-Distance Action
April 14, 2016

2016 Mt. Sac Relays Startlists - Stacked 800s Will Be The Highlight

Men's 800 features Duane Solomon, Brandon Johnson, former NCAA champ Edward Kemboi, Lopez Lomong, Ryan Martin, Eliud Rutto and David Torrence while the women's has Roesler, Molly Ludlow, Oregon's Raevyn Rogers, former NCAA 1500 champ Shelby Houlihan. Vashti Cunningham makes her pro debut in the HJ, Allyson Felix highlights the sprints.
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.
August 07, 2015

The 5 Most Unbelievable (Negative) Stories From The 2015 Track Season (So Far)

Before we get into our in-depth World Championship previews, we thought it would be a good idea and take a step back and think big picture about what has surprised us so far this year. Yesterday, we gave you our five biggest positive surprises on the year – The 5 Most Unbelievable (Positive) Stories From The 2015 Track Season (So Far). Here, we give you five negative surprises. We were looking for things that if we told you they would happen at the beginning of the year, you would have said to us, “No way. That’s crazy.”

June 24, 2015

2015 USA 800 Preview: Ajee Wilson Leads a Loaded Women's Field; Can Boris Berian Go From 1:48 to National Champ in Three Months?

We feel very confident in predicting one thing about the 800s. Ajee Wilson and Boris Berian are going to Worlds. After that, it's going to be a lot of fun seeing what happens.

June 12, 2015

2015 adidas Grand Prix Preview: Usain Bolt Races in the U.S. For The 1st Time Since Breaking The 100m WR in 2008 & David Rudisha Returns to the 800 After Injury

Storylines abound in New York. Duane Solomon is one of several Americans who will face Rudisha, while the women's 800 includes Brenda Martinez and Ajee WilsonBen True and Nick Willis take on top talents Hagos GebrhiwetDejen Gebremeskel and Thomas Longosiwa in the men's 5,000. Plus Grant Fisher goes in the Dream Mile and Mary Cain runs the 1000 in her first race since taking a break from NOP.

May 02, 2015

It's Gold! U.S. Quartet Of Duane Solomon, Erik Sowinski, Cas Loxsom & Robby Andrews Win 2015 IAAF World Relays 4 X 800 In 7:04.84

Erik Sowinski ran like a beast on leg #2 and the rest was history as all 4 guys did a great job.