Week That Was

Week That Was

November 27, 2023

WTW: Japanese Teen Sensation Does It Again, Fast Horse Gets Hurt & 2024 Is Going To Be Amazing

It's going to be a great week in running and we get you ready for it. Migh a 10th grader win NXN? Plus can a Fast Horse turn around Oregon's distance struggles and meet Keita Sato the Japanese teen who trains with the OAC and has every Japanese U20 record from 1500 through 10,000.
October 24, 2023

WTW: Grant Fisher Dumps Bowerman, Ethiopia Finally Rocks The Half Marathon, & Violence in the Ingebrigtsen Camp?

Instead of asking, "What's wrong with the Bowerman Track Club?" Rojo asks, "Can we appreciate how well Grant Fisher and Elise Cranny have done at the BTC?" Plus what should be done with Gjert Ingebrigtsen?
October 17, 2023

WTW: Parker Valby Impresses, Nike Rocks The Japanese Olympic Trials & More

The OG weekly recap is back and better than ever.
October 11, 2023

WTW: Sorry, Eliud Kipchoge, Kelvin Kiptum Is The Greatest Marathoner On Planet Earth

No one has ever started their marathon career like Kelvin Kiptum of Kenya. Plus are USA marathoners getting soft by requesting a 6 a.m. start time for the Olympic Trials?
October 04, 2023

WTW: My Simple Solution To Save The Sport of Track & Field

Has Robert Johnson found the Holy Grail in terms of making track and field relevant again? He thinks he has *MB: My simple solution to save the sport of track & field: Crown 3 world champions at each Diamond League event
September 27, 2023

WTW: Is Tigst Assefa's 2:11:53 Marathon Really That Shocking? Are The US Men's Marathoners in Trouble for Paris?

A woman has run 2:11:53 for the marathon - that's equivalent to a 3:56.21 mile according to WA - which seems shocking but Rojo tells you why it may not really be that crazy if you think about it.
September 19, 2023

WTW: Counting Down the 7 Biggest Storylines From the 2023 Pro Track Season

Who were the biggest winners of the 2023 track season? Noah Lyles, Niels Laros, Faith Kipyegon, Sha'Carri Richardson, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Lamecha Girma, and Yared Nuguse all make the list, but in what order?

September 13, 2023

WTW: Mo Farah Has Retired - Where Does He Rank Amongst the All-Time Distance Greats?

The Brits say he's their greatest ever but might he actually be behind Paul Tergat? Plus let's hope Addy Wiley takes a lesson from the Mo Farah playbook.
September 05, 2023

WTW: Why Are We Obsessed With Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Why Noah Lyles Should Be Worried, & Shericka Jackson > Flo-Jo

In this week's WTW, Rojo shares his three biggest thoughts on the 2023 season. Did you know that before Jakob Ingebrigtsen arrived on the scene that African-born men had gone 64-0 at Worlds in distance events. Now they've lost 2 out of 4. Yes, Noah Lyles was spectacular at Worlds but there are some eerie parallels between Erriyon Knighton and Usain Bolt. And did you know Shericka Jackson's run in Budapest was better than Flo-Jo's WR? *MB: Heading into last year's Worlds, African-born-runners had won 64 straight men's distance finals, they've now lost 2 of 4, why?
August 07, 2023

WTW: Will Athing Mu Really Just Walk Away, Addy Wiley Rocks It Again & Conner Mantz Gets Shoved

In his weekly recap, Rojo points out that lots of GREATS - Michael Jordan, Bjorn Borg, Simon Biles - have taken a break in their prime, but the good news is most of them come back. Will Athing Mu be the latest?
July 24, 2023

WTW: 2023 Is the Yr. of the 5000, American Records Galore + the Brits Impress Us With Their Depth

In 2023, the 5000 all-time lists are being obliterated as are many American records. But let's give some love to the Brits - both their runners and fans.

July 18, 2023

WTW: Redemption For the Irish Huskies, Keely PRs But Should We Hand the Gold To Athing Mu? & Jakob Ingebrigtsen's Logic Problem

How did two UW Huskies get over a disastrous performance at NCAAs? Hop on a plane and rock it in Europe. Speaking of Europe, Keely Hodginson ran a PB last week but is it good news for Athing Mu? Plus despite his PB, should Jakob still be nervous about Worlds?
July 10, 2023

WTW: A WET & Wild British Champs, New Stars Emerge In Kenya, A Competitor Hops In A Vehicle And Wins Badwater & Oregon's Future Looks Bright?

There was a ton of great action last week outside of the US champs and we break it down for you. Plus is Oregon's future actually bright?
June 26, 2023

WTW: Athing Mu's Win Streak Hits 20, Courtney Dauwalter CRUSHES It, And We Can't Wait For The Men's 1,500 at USAs

Last week, both Hobbs Kessler and Cole Hocker PRd at 800 so which of the Big 4 will miss out Team USA?
June 12, 2023

WTW: Will Sumner Is Amazing, World Records Galore In Paris + Tuohy and Wilson Come Up Short

We break down an amazing week and tell Katelyn Tuohy and Britton Wilson why they shouldn't feel too bad about not winning NCAAs and we tell Will Sumner how special his run was.
May 22, 2023

WTW: The 100m Heats Up, Paul Chelimo is BAAACK, and Big Stars About to Exit Hibernation

Christian Coleman picked up a big win, Paul Chelimo showed he is back, some big stars are hopefully coming out of hibernation soon.
May 16, 2023

WTW: NCAA Conference Madness, Nairobi Breakthroughs, & Volunteer Fatigue in Eugene?

What a wild and crazy week that we break down for you. Parker Valby is back, UW is better than ever and a DQ vaulted a team from 5th to 1st in their conference.
May 11, 2023

WTW: My Three Biggest Winners of The Week - Joselyn Brea, Track Fans, & Lamecha Girma

Did you realize Brea has taken more than 30 seconds off the South American 5k record this year?
May 01, 2023

WTW: The Mythical Sub-16 NCAA 4 x Mile Remains A Myth & Fast Teens Continue To Roll

We break down the action for from Botswana, Texas, Arizona, Penn and Drake.