June 28, 2021
Day 10 Recap: 17-Year-Old Erriyon Knighton Makes Olympic Team in 200, JuVaughn Harrison Completes HJ-LJ Double
HS junior Knighton broke the world U20 record again (19.84) as Noah Lyles won the 200 in 19.74. Harrison PR'd in the long jump (8.47 meters) after clearing 2.33m to win the high jump.
June 17, 2019
After a Stressful Year, Tori Bowie Returns to the 100 in Boston, Plans to Long Jump at USAs & Worlds
On the comeback trail from injury, the 2017 world 100 champ ran her first 100 in more than a year yesterday in Boston.
May 29, 2019
2019 Stockholm DL Preview: What a Meet - Ingebrigtsens vs. Manangois at 1500, Echevarria & Norman Make 2019 DL Debuts, and Paul Chelimo Runs the 10K
Another week, another terrific DL meet. Young stars Juan Miguel Echevarria & Michael Norman headline the LJ & 400, respectively, while there's star power in the women's 1500 (Laura Muir) and 5000 (Hellen Obiri). Plus a battle between the Ingebrigtsen and Manangoi brothers in the 1500 and a loaded 10,000 that includes Paul Chelimo and Julien Wanders. *MB: Julien Wanders' last 'special training block' before Stockholm DL. 100% PR shape.
October 17, 2018
Why Is The Long Jump World Record So Hard To Break?
Mike Powell's WR has stood for 27 years and the #2 mark from Bob Beamon celebrates its 50th anniversary today. What explains their longevity? Are the best athletes in the NFL? Are the runways too soft? Is there a mental block?
October 17, 2018
A Leap For The Ages: Bob Beamon's 29-Foot Long Jump Turns 50
A half century later, there's still only one way to describe the men's long jump at the 1968 Olympics: Beamonesque. We take an in-depth look at one of the greatest singular accomplishments in sports history. Beamon improved the WR by 6.59% - that's the equivalent of someone in 2018 lowering the marathon WR to 1:53:28 or the 100-meter record to 8.95.
June 13, 2018
2018 Ostrava Golden Spike Recap: Echevarria Soars to 8.66 World Leader in LJ, Gatlin Tunes Up For USAs with Win in 100, Barega Wins Again
Juan Miguel Echevarria was sensational as the 19-year old became the 1st human to record 3 jumps over 8.50 in the same competition in 21 years. American Ben True was with the leaders in the 3k at the bell and ran 7:41.86 and Genzebe Dibaba got smoked in the 800 and failed to break 2:00.
June 16, 2017
2017 BAUHAUS-Galan Preview: Oslo Rematches on Tap as Asbel Kiprop Returns & Luvo Manyonga Looks to Make Long Jump History
Will South African Luvo Manyonga, perhaps the hottest athlete in the world right now, break the long jump world record? How will Asbel Kiprop look in his first DL race since finishing last at Pre?
June 09, 2017
Day 2 Recap: Some Big Names Go Home in the 800, Georgia Goes 1-2 in Long Jump & Oregon Catches a Break in 100 Semis
June 08, 2017
Rest of the Meet: Great Finals on Tap in 1500 (Kerr vs. Engels) & 800 (Korir vs. Everybody) as Florida Goes 1-2 in the Long Jump
March 18, 2016
Friday at World Indoors: Trayvon Bromell, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Brittney Reese Come Up Totally Clutch for Gold, Asafa Powell Does Not, as Nia Ali Repeats in 60h
Trayvon Bromell showed he's clutch. Asafa Powell showed he's not. Theisen-Eaton and Brittney Reese came up huge as well for gold
August 28, 2015
Day 7 Recap: Dafne Schippers & Ashton Eaton Set the Track on Fire; Tianna Bartoletta Wins LJ Gold with PB on Final Attempt
Schippers' 21.63 set a meet record and made her the third-fastest woman of all-time. Jamaica's Elaine Thompson ran 21.66 (#5 all-time) but had to settle for silver as 3 women broke 22.00 in the same race for just the second time ever. Eaton ran 45.00 for 400 during the decathlon (best-ever during a decathlon) and could challenge his WR on Saturday.