Olympic Trials

Olympic Trials

September 21, 2023

Eugene Will Host 2024 US Olympic Track & Field Trials, Again

Eugene fatigue is real but don't tell that USATF. This will be the fourth straight US championships at Hayward Field and the fifth straight US Olympic Trials. Eugene paid them at least $3 million for the last Trials and we all know that USTATF needs at least $3 million just to pay Max Siegel. Ridiculous.
May 05, 2021

Which American Athletes Were Helped -- And Hurt -- the Most by the Olympic Postponement?

Athing Mu is certainly one of the athletes better-positioned to make the Olympic team in 2021 than she would have been in 2020. The opposite is true for Jenny Simpson. We run through some of the other athletes whose stock has risen -- or declined.
May 05, 2021

Which Americans Have the Olympic Standard Right Now? Who Would Get In On World Ranking? And How Do You Qualify For the Olympics, Again?

We give you a refresher on how one qualifies for the Olympics this year where a bigger emphasis has been put on world ranking. Want to know who is on track to make the US Trials? Check out the website.
April 08, 2021

The Braintrust Picks the 2020 US Olympic Team

With 11 weeks to go until the US Olympic Trials, LRC co-founders Robert and Weldon Johnson and LRC staff writer Jonathan Gault make their picks for who will represent Team USA in Tokyo in every distance event.
June 17, 2020

USATF Announces Athletes Will Not Be Able To Earn Olympic Trials Standards Until December 1

USATF has followed World Athletics' lead and will ignore all marks achieved this summer.
March 15, 2019

Our Worst Fears Realized: USATF WILL NOT Honor Top-Three Finish at The US Olympic Trials Unless You Have The Standard

This is one of the darkest days in history for US distance fans. We emailed USATF to make sure they would be honoring the IAAF world rankings so those top 3 at the Olympic Trials could go to the Olympics - they told us they would not. That means Olympic silver medallist Paul Chelimo wouldn’t have made the 2016 team, nor would Jared Ward and three other Olympic finalists including Bernard Lagat who won the most thrilling race was the Trials. Some US Olympic Trials races may now be totally meaningless.
January 07, 2019

What You Need to Know on the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Course -- With Elevation Charts

Want an elevation chart of the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials course? We've got one.
January 07, 2019

Atlanta Track Club Unveils 2020 US Olympic Trials Marathon Course

The course consists of three 6-mile loops and one 8.2-mile loop and includes 1,000 feet of elevation gain.
August 02, 2018

Eugene Announced As The Hosts Of The 2020 Olympic Trials

The Trials return to Eugene for the fourth consecutive time, but it will the first time for the new Hayward Field stadium.
October 30, 2017

Digging Deep: The Legacy of Ryan Shay Ten Years After His Death at The Olympic Marathon Trials

Ten years ago this week, the running world lost one of its own when Ryan Shay collapsed and died 5.5 miles into the Olympic Marathon Trials. A decade later, his loss still hurts but his ability to inspire lives on.