Michael Norman

Michael Norman

May 04, 2023

Opening Day Is Here! 2023 Diamond League Season Begins Friday in Doha

Sha'Carri vs Shericka vs Dina, Kerley vs Norman, and a loaded men's 3000 are the headliners in the DL opener.
June 01, 2022

WTW: Our Biggest Winners and Losers At Pre + Fast Times in Ostrava

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Sinclaire Johnson, Berihu Aregwai, Michael Norman, Sha'Carri Richardson, Michael Norman, Paul Chelimo,Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs, Laua Muir, and Josette Norris all make the list. Plus do the low attendance numbers prove that Track Town USA is a myth? And watch out for Oregon's Micah Williams.
May 28, 2022

2022 Pre Classic Men's Recap: Ingebrigtsen Cruises, Aregawi Dominates, & Michael Norman Is Back

Berihu Aregawi won the 5k by 16+ seconds while Norman broke the Diamond League record in the 400 (43.60) and high schooler Colin Sahlman ran 3:56.24.
November 05, 2020

Podcast: Molly Huddle and Galen Rupp American Records, Mike Smith on 'America's Race', Plus Michael Norman 100m Talk

We talk American records (Galen Rupp and Molly Huddle) plus America's Race with Army Track and Field coach Mike Smith.
August 04, 2020

What Track and Field Doubles Are Doable At The 2021 Olympics?

We know the 100/200 will be doable, but what about the 200/400? The 1500/5000? The (gulp)...100/400? We break them all down and propose a few easy solutions. World Athletics, are you paying attention? A few tweaks could make the schedule much more athlete-friendly. *MB: What doubles are doable in Tokyo? LRC tells you and offers some simple changes
July 22, 2020

Why Did Michael Norman Run 9.86 -- And Then Race Four More Times? A Look at How COVID-19 Is Affecting Elite Track & Field Contracts

Did up to 25 Nike track athletes feel compelled to fly across the country to jog in meaningless races during Covid-19 to insure their contracts weren't reduced? While reduction clauses exist in almost every Nike contract, they are not always enforced. Multiple industry sources said they believe the decisions about whether to reduce athletes at the end of 2020 in an attempt to save money would come from elsewhere within Nike -- not the individuals usually charged with handling track & field sponsorships.
July 20, 2020

Michael Norman Runs 9.86 for 100 Meters, Joins Wayde van Niekerk as Only Members of Sub-10/20/44 Club

Norman's PBs of 9.86/19.70/43.45 place him in the discussion of history's most versatile sprinter with van Niekerk, Usain Bolt, and Michael Johnson. *MB: MICHAEL NORMAN 9.86!!!! (1.6).
March 12, 2020 Track and Field Podcast: Michael Norman Runs 9.86, GOAT Jim Ryun Presidential Medal

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September 25, 2019

The Casual Track Fan's Guide to the 2019 World Track and Field Championships: 6 Storylines To Follow At Worlds

Are you someone who used to be really into track and field but no longer is or maybe the kind of person who doesn't pay attention to athletics until the World Champs? Then this is the preview for you. If you are a casual sports fan, we imagine you'll like it as well.
July 27, 2019

Sam Kendricks Goes Really High to Get American Record, Fred Kerley Defeats Norman, Dennis Mitchell Is Coaching Justin Gatlin

Sam Kendricks is the American record holder and #2 vaulter EVER outdoors. And believe it or not Fred Kerley is your USATF 400m champ.
June 29, 2019

Pre Classic Media Day Highlights: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Explains How She Ran 10.73 After a C-Section, Laura Muir Has All the Pieces Now, & More

Plus Christian Coleman doesn't want to talk about Noah Lyles anymore, Sha'Carri Richardson recalls watching the Beijing Olympics at age 8, Genzebe Dibaba punts when asked about her current training situation,  Michael Norman tells us whether or not he's leaning towards the 200/400 double and the bibs say "Eugene" instead of "Palo Alto" on them.
June 28, 2019

4 Big Storylines to Follow at Pre: How Will The 3 Olympic Champs Returning From Layoffs Do, Old vs. New in the Women's 100 & More

We also wonder how fast will Michael Norman and Christian Coleman run and do Justin Gatlin & LaShawn Merritt have anything left?
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 EchevarriaMichael 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.
April 20, 2019

Michael Norman Opens Up Season With Sensational 43.45 400 Meters

The American is now tied with Jeremy Wariner as the fourth fastest man in history and in the process he shattered Michael Johnson's record for fastest time ever run in May.
July 03, 2018

The Race of the Year Is Here: Noah Lyles vs. Michael Norman in the 200 in Lausanne

Two 20-year old mega-talents - both undefeated in outdoor 200s since the 2016 Olympic Trials - will battle on Thursday in Lausanne. Enjoy it as big-time men's sprint stars hardly ever face each other on the DL circuit.
June 30, 2018

2018 Paris DL Recap: What An Incredible, Incredible Meet - World Leaders Galore

If you missed the 2018 Paris DL, you missed a truly incredible meet. From a 46.98 men's 400 hurdles - the fastest time in more than 25 years - in the first event to a 9.88 world leading 100 in the last event, this meet had world leaders literally from start to finish. In between, there was 1:54 women's 800 and a 3:29 men's 1500. This meet had excellence in it from start to finish.