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Lagat’s throwback Saturday, Allen completes comeback, Merritt in the 200m

July 10, 2016 | | 2 Comments

There were five finals on the penultimate day of the Olympic Trials, featuring old and young, fast and faste,r and the best race of the meet thus far. Some highlights…..

The men’s 5000m In terms of exciting races that didn’t … Read More

Hurdle shockers, men’s 1500m strategy, Grunewald’s spikes and Jager’s tiger

July 8, 2016 | | One Comment

The hardest team to make has now been reclassified as an impossible team to make — at least for the world’s leading women’s 100m hurdler. American record-holder Keni Harrison won’t represent the United States in Rio after she finished sixth in … Read More

Olympic Trials Halfway Awards

July 5, 2016 |

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We are halfway through the Olympic Trials in Eugene. A quick recap of what has happened so far before the action resumes on Wednesday.

Best competition: Men’s long jump

All of the following happened in … Read More

Reese leaps into top 10, Huddle keeps cool, Conley’s shoe, Berian’s splits

July 2, 2016 | | One Comment

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It was a mostly chalky Day Two of the Olympic Trials. Three of the favorites in the women’s 10,000m sucked all the drama out of the race with five laps remaining. The men’s 800m saw … Read More

Huddle takes 10,000m title, continues to put Beijing behind her

July 2, 2016 | | 2 Comments

EUGENE, Ore. — There is a subset of sports fans that only knows Molly Huddle as the runner who pulled up a few meters short of the finish line in last August’s World Championships 10,000m before being pipped at the tape … Read More

Kipchirchir, Korir are Army strong; Ludlow, Grace seek redemption

July 2, 2016 |

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EUGENE, Ore. — Galen Rupp winning his eighth straight U.S. 10,000m title was the top storyline at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Friday, but the two men who finished behind him to make their … Read More

Brazier/Solomon bounced, Richards-Ross bids adieu, Rupp beats the heat

July 1, 2016 | | 2 Comments

The Olympic Trials give unfulfilling answers to perfectly legitimate questions. Here’s one: how does someone go from running 1:43 in the 800 at the NCAA Championships to not being able to muster a 1:47 in the qualifying heats?

Donavan Brazier … Read More

Olympic Trials: Where They Come From

June 30, 2016 | | 2 Comments

The US Olympic Trials kicked off this morning with the 20 kilometer race walks, and the track and field action begins tomorrow in Eugene, Oregon. Our Daily Relay team will have wall-to-wall coverage of the battles for Olympic berths.

One … Read More