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April 13, 2024

Cooper Teare (13:38) & Krissy Gear (4:43) Win Tight Battles at 2024 Boston 5K & BAA Mile

Ethiopia's Fotyen Tesfay (14:44) set a course record in the women's 5K while Casey Comber (4:08) won the men's mile.
April 12, 2024

10 Things We Learned at Boston Marathon Media Day

Evans Chebet says he's ready to run at the Olympics if Kenya names him to the team, plus updates from Emma Bates, CJ Albertson, & Jenny Simpson.
April 12, 2024

Parker Valby Crushes NCAA 10K Record with 30:50 in Debut at Bryan Clay Invite

Valby took 27+ seconds off the previous record and lapped everyone else in the field at least once.
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Hellen Obiri Seeks Repeat Victory

Obirit's coach, Dathan Ritzenhein, is confident that the Boston and NYC champ is ready to go. "We feel pretty confident that her fitness is the best it’s been for a marathon."
April 11, 2024

Shame on USATF For Not Sending a Team to the 2024 World U20 Athletics Championships

The US is hosting the World U20 champs in 2026 but will not send a team to the 2024 edition in Lima, Peru, this August. *MB: USATF not sending team to 2024 World U20 champs in Peru - Should WA remove Eugene as host of 2026?
April 10, 2024

Track and Field Athletes To Receive Prize Money At 2024 Olympics

World Athletics announced today they will pay gold medalists in Paris $50,000 each, making track & field the first sport to offer prize money in the 128-year history of the Olympics. *MB: Paris Olympics to feature prize money for track and field gold medalists, paid by athletics governing body.
March 29, 2024

Friday at 2024 World XC: How to Navigate the "Hay Maze", Weini Kelati Is Fearless, Jacob Kiplimo Is Ready

The top athletes and your intrepid correspondent experimented with methods for hurdling the hay bales in Belgrade. Plus hear how Anthony Rotich ran 27:08 while running less than 70 miles per week.
March 27, 2024

2024 World XC Women's Preview: Kenya's DREAM TEAM Looks To DOMINATE

The Kenyan Team is AMAZINGLY good. We just aren't sure which Kenyan is the favorite for gold. Is it the defending champ Beatrice Chebet who ran 14:05 last year or is it Kenyan champ Agnes Ngetich who just ran a 28:46 10k world record in January?
March 27, 2024

With an American Record Under Her Belt, Weini Kelati Is Ready for the Big Stage of World XC

Kelati ran 66:25 at the Houston Half and 30:33 at The TEN and is looking to become the first US woman to finish in the top 10 at World XC since Shalane Flanagan in 2011. *MB: An American woman hasn't finished in the top 10 at World XC in 13 years, will Weini Kelati end that streak in 2024?
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 02, 2024

USA's Elle St. Pierre Wins 3000m World Indoor Gold in Huge Upset Over Gudaf Tsegay

Elle St. Pierre kicked by Gudaf Tsegay to get gold and destroy the American record at 3000m.
February 29, 2024

Boots on the Ground in Glasgow: Josh Kerr Expects "Electric" Crowd, Seb Coe Explains Why Beijing Got 2027 Worlds

Plus Kerr was asked about Jakob Ingebrigtsen saying he could have beaten Kerr blindfolded at Millrose, but for once he had no response, saying only, "No comment."
February 28, 2024

2024 World Indoors Viewing Guide: Record Breakers, Lyles v Coleman, & Can An American Win the 1500?

We break down all of the track action to watch in Glasgow, including a heavyweight 60m matchup and whether Cole Hocker can join Matthew Centrowitz and Bernard Lagat as American world indoor champions.
February 27, 2024

Ranking America's Mid-D/Distance Medal Hopes at 2024 World Indoors

Over the last 5 World Indoors, the US has averaged 3 mid-d/distance medals per meet, and with Yared NuguseCole HockerElle St. Pierre, and Bryce Hoppel, the US should add to that total in Glasgow.
February 16, 2024

Grant Fisher Runs 12:51 5K, UW Leads 3 Teams Under NCAA DMR Record at Boston University

Fisher missed the American record by .23 just five days after running an 8:03.62 AR in the 2-mile at Millrose. The UW, Providence, & BYU women all ran super fast DMRs. *UW breaks American record in DMR at Arkansas (9:18.81) The fastest anchor split actually went to UVA's Gary Martin who ran 3:51.
February 15, 2024

2024 USA Indoors Are STACKED: Nuguse Leads Loaded 3K as Lyles & Coleman Square Off in 60m

Get your popcorn ready as the 2024 USA Indoor meet is loaded and bound to entertain. Nuguse faces Cole HockerCooper Teare, and Abdihamid Nur in the 3K with Hobbs Kessler focused on the 1500. In the 60, it doesn't get much bigger than the WR holder against the 100 world champ. Plus can an unsponsored Walmart deli employee end one of the greatest streaks in track and field history? *MB: USA Indoors are LOADED - Official 2024 USA Indoor Discussion Thread,
February 08, 2024

2024 Millrose Preview: Kerr & Nuguse Headline Loaded Races and WR Attempts

Plus Grant Fisher makes his post-Bowerman debut, Elle St. Pierre Jess Hull in the mile, Laura Muir Alicia MonsonNikki Hiltz in the 2-mile, & more. *MB: Offical 2024 Millrose Games Discussion Thread - Will the men's mile and 2-mile WRs fall?
February 06, 2024

20 Final Thoughts on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Could Zach Panning run 2:06? How the heck did Dakotah Lindwurm make the team? Was this the last Olympic Trials? Jonathan Gault shares his thoughts. *MB: Great read: Jonathan Gault's 20 Final Thoughts on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials
February 04, 2024

2024 NBIGP: Hobbs Kessler Beats Jake Wightman, Noah Lyles Makes Statement, & Elle St. Pierre Is Back

The 20-year-old Kessler took down the 2022 world 1500 champ in Wightman's first race in a year, as Lyles ran a big 6.44 pb to win the 60 and Elle St. Pierre nearly broke the American 3000m record in her first big indoor race since giving birth.