Week That Was

Week That Was

June 11, 2024

WTW: The Biggest Winners and Losers From 2024 NCAA Outdoors - The NCAAs That Were

There's no doubt that Chris Johnson, McKenzie Long, Parker Wolfe, Shane Coehn, Joe Waskom, and Parker Valby enjoyed their trips to Eugene. Plus some love for Eric Holt in the pro ranks. *MB: The biggest winners and losers from the 2024 NCAA Champs were......
May 20, 2024

WTW: 12:55 Is The Old 13:05 + Winners & Losers From A Busy Week

Last week, Cole Hocker and Cooper Teare both broke 13:00 in LA but what does that mean in an era where 12:58 places you 11th in the race? And we explain how it was a good week for Paul Chelimo, Matthew Centrowitz, Jake Wightman, Hobbs Kessler, Hillary Bor, Matthew Wilkinson, Diribe Welteji, Elle St. Pierre, Madie Boreman, Kate Grace, Ceili McCabe, Rose Davies, Joselyn Daniely BreaPrudence Sekgodiso, Fiona O'Keeffe, and Elly Henes and a tough week for Grant Fisher, Evan Jager, Clayton Murphy, Letsile Tebogo, Abel Kipsang, Josh Thompson, Ajee Wilson, Courtney Frerichs, and Raevyn Rogers. And it was good and bad for Jakob Ingebrigtsen who didn't even race.

May 13, 2024

WTW: NCAA Conference Recap, Meet 17-Year-Old Phenom Phoebe Gill, and the 2024 Bowerman Mile Field is INCREDIBLE

What a week. The NCAA conference action was HOT, particularly on the track at the SEC Champs and we break it down for you. Might a guy who didn't even make NCAAs indoors be the 1500 favorite? Plus meet the latest teen phenom and more.
May 07, 2024

WTW: Centro Shows Proof of Life, Coburn Is Out, Nico Keeps It Rolling & Meet the 15-Yr-Old US 800m Sensation

The 34-year-old Centrowitz is gaining momentum as he pushes for one final Olympic team but should he be worried that he doesn't have the standard? Plus Leonard Korir looks like he's going to Paris and Japanese teen Kazuma Maeda runs 27:21 breaking his 5000 pb in both the firs and 2nd halves of the Japanese 10,000 champs.
April 29, 2024

WTW: Relay Madness at Penn + Which Olympic 1500 Team Is Harder to Make – USA or GB?

In track and field, did you know you can win when you lose and lose when you win? We explain. Plus Nico Young and Colin Sahlman remain on fire. And why are the men's 100 guys so slow?

April 22, 2024

WTW: Picking the Kenyan & Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Teams, Graham Blanks Is Back, A 17-Year-Old Runs 9.93 & Should Faith Kipyegon Be Scared?

Blanks ran 13:37 in his first race since December while Christian Miller became the youngest person in history to break 10.00 for 100m.
April 08, 2024

WTW: Teenage Excellence at Arcadia & in Australia, Plus Hillary Bor (Sort of) Smashes the US 10-Mile Record

Plus did you know there is a new world's richest marathon and it was held last week? Also Ajee Wilson opened up her 2024 campaign disappointingly and more.
March 25, 2024

WTW: Simeon Birnbaum Debuts, Cam Myers PRs, 4x100 Mania In Texas, & A Woman Finishes Barkley

It's official. Simeon Birnbaum is a Duck as he race for UO for the first time and while the men of Oregon have had a rough start under Jerry Schumacher's tenure but Rojo wonders if they could actually podium at NCAAs in the near future. Gary "Laz" Cantrell once said women "are simply not tough enough" to finish the Barkleys Marathons but that quote didn't age well. Plus Cam Myers continues to rock down under and two Texas teams led by LSU signees broke the HS 4 x 100 record.
March 18, 2024

WTW: One Final Look at The TEN, Where Nico Young & Lauren Ryan Were Big Winners

The incredible form of Nico Young continued at The TEN but he was far from the most improved runner at the meet -- that honor goes to Australia's Lauren Ryan.
March 11, 2024

WTW: Putting Nico Young & Parker Valby's NCAA Doubles in Perspective, HS Records Galore, and Why Noah Lyles Needs to Do More to Run Olympic 4x400

Young and Valby were incredible in Boston but we offer a dose of perspective before the hype trains get out of control. Sifan Hassan is running World XC, remember the name Quincy Wilson, and Footlocker Champs Drew Griffith and Elizabeth Leachman broke high school records as did Daniel Simmons.
March 06, 2024

WTW: Should Eliud Kipchoge Be Left Off Kenya's Olympic Team?

No man or woman has ever won 3 Olympic marathon golds, but will Kipchoge even get the chance to go for the 3-peat? Plus Tsige Duguma and Georgia Bell inspire young girls who are stagnating in the sport. *MB: If you were Athletics Kenya, would you put Eliud Kipchoge on the 2024 Olympic Marathon team?
February 28, 2024

WTW: Canada Has a 400m Threat (But His WR Won't Count), Arkansas Has A New Distance Star, A 97-Pound Japanese Man Runs 2:06 & More

Meet the two NCAA superstars most of you had never heard of before Christopher Morales-Williams and Peter Haru.
February 20, 2024

WTW: Noah Lyles is better than ever but so is Letsile Tebogo, Josh Kerr & Yared Nuguse are ready, & BYU alums and Aussie teens impress

Oh what a year 2024 is going to be. Josh Kerr vs Yared Nuguse is on! Noah Lyles looks like he's ready to make a statement but so does Letsile Tebogo. And how about those Australian teenagers and BYU alums.
February 13, 2024

WTW: Josh Kerr & Elle St. Pierre Are Better Than Ever, Ethiopian Women Are On Fire, and Galen Rupp Is Erased From the Record Books

In our weekly recap, we hand out Millrose Grades, urge the Ethiopians to hold a 1500 Olympic Trials, and rave about Sweden's Andreas Almgren.
February 05, 2024

WTW: Zach Panning was super brave (but foolish), Femke Bol & Noah Lyles love to compete, and how fast is BU?

Last week, Zach Panning put on a performance that would have made Steve Prefontaine and Sammy Wanjiru smile, Noah Lyles and Femke Bol returned the sport they love in a big way and we found out how much faster the BU track is than other tracks.
January 22, 2024

WTW: Teare > Hocker (at 10k XC), Time To Get Pumped For Yared Nuguse and Nico Young + How To Exploit the WA XC Rankings Like the US Tax Code

The USA xc meet is in the books and we have 6 takeaways. Plus indoor track gets started this way with a big men's 5000 in Boston. How fast will Yared Nuguse run and might Nico Young become the first collegian to break 13:00?
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.