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September 16, 2023

5 Thoughts on Day 1 at Pre: The Stars Delivered and We Can't Wait for 2024

Day 1 of the 2023 Pre Classic started and ended with a bang. We break it all down and give our thoughts on everything except the mile, Rai Benjamin's big win, Christian Coleman making 2024 very interesting, Sha'Carri getting beat, Faith Kipyegon capping what may have been the greatest season ever by a distance runner, and the 529th performance all-time American record in the women's shot put.
September 14, 2023

7 Reasons to Get Excited for the 2023 Prefontaine Classic Diamond League Final

From Jakob Ingebrigtsen's mile/3k double, a potential mile AR from Yared Nuguse, a potential WR from Shericka Jackson, & more, 2023 Pre has it all including Noah Lyles and Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100s.
July 12, 2023

Athing Mu Proves Doubters Wrong, How Was the Crowd in Eugene, & 6 More Thoughts on 2023 USAs

Plus which distance group is the best in the US and thoughts on Sha'Carri Richardson's no-show in the mixed zone.
May 12, 2022

Happy Opening Day! 2022 Diamond League Season Kicks Off With Stellar Meet in Doha

Donavan BrazierFaith KipyegonNoah LylesFred KerleyMondo Duplantis, and Dina Asher-Smith are just a few of the megastars who will be in action in the DL opener.
August 03, 2021

The Greatest Race Ever? Karsten Warholm (45.94) Defeats Rai Benjamin (46.17) to Obliterate 400M Hurdles World Record & Win Olympic Gold

What a race. Was that the greatest race in the history of track & field?
February 12, 2021

Sydney McLaughlin Has a New Coach, Donavan Brazier Loves the Treadmill & More from the NBIGP Press Conference

McLaughlin is now training partners with Allyson Felix under Bobby Kersee, while Brazier shares what it was like to be quarantined in his Arkansas hotel room for five days recently. Plus updates from Noah LylesRai Benjamin.
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.
August 28, 2019

2019 Zurich DL Final Preview: WR Potential in the 400 Hurdles, Coburn Chases Sub-9:00, Dibaba vs. Hassan, & So Long to the Men's 5K

Rai Benjamin and Karsten Warholm square off for the first time in the men's 400 hurdles while Dalilah Muhammad faces Sydney McLaughlin in the women's 400 hurdles. Plus a battle of WR holders in the women's 1500 and Justin Gatlin vs. Noah Lyles in the men's 100.
May 18, 2019

2019 Shanghai Diamond League Recap: Noah Lyles Beats Christian Coleman, Abderrahman Samba Over Rai Benjamin, and Sydney McLaughlin Debuts

Shanghai had it all. Sydney McLaughlin's DL debut, Abderrahman Samba vs Rai Benjamin at 400h,  Christian Coleman vs Noah Lyles in the 100 and a STACKED men's 5000. We recap it all for you.
May 16, 2019

2019 Shanghai DL Preview: Sydney McLaughlin's DL Debut, A Loaded Men's 5K, and (Finally!) Benjamin vs. Samba in the 400H

Track and fields fans, set your alarm clocks or DVR as the Shanghai DL on Saturday is AMAZING and everything a track meet should be.
March 11, 2018

World and American Records Tumble on the Greatest Night of NCAA Sprinting Ever

Michael Norman broke the 400m world record, Elijah Hall the American 200m record, Kendall Ellis the American 400m record, and Gabby Thomas had to settle for the 200m American record, and then USC won the 4x400 crushing the world record, but Texas A&M which finished second got the record.