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Kipchoge bucks the marathon trend, Sumgong’s fall, Dibaba’s scratch: The Monday Morning Run

April 25, 2016 |

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The London Marathon and a smattering of track results highlight the weekend. I didn’t watch the race live. When you have a seven month old, all opportunities for sleep must be honored. I did … Read More

Baysa goes stealth to win Boston, brewing Semenya storm and saying goodbye to the best nickname in T&F

April 19, 2016 |

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Here’s the good news track and field– doping might not be the main story hanging over the sport heading into the Olympics. This seems like an impossibility with Russia currently suspended, Kenyan … Read More

Harrison joins all-time hurdle list, Grenada’s 4 x 400, Boston Marathon sans Americans and Walter Dix!

April 12, 2016 | | 2 Comments

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I’m a day late this week. A healthy reminder never to name a recurring column after a day of the week.

Twitter questions from readers at the bottom, but first a quick review of the … Read More

Who’s ready for Kenyan marathon selection drama? Track’s Justice League and early world leads: Monday Morning Run

April 4, 2016 | | One Comment

A few questions to begin…..

-Did anyone take a break after indoors?

Many athletes who competed two weeks ago at the World Indoor Championships are already competing outdoors. Shawn Barber cleared 5.91 in the pole vault at the Texas Relays, … Read More

Geoffrey Kamworor broke the only rule of falling down in a race–and it was awesome: Monday Morning Run

March 28, 2016 | | One Comment

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This week the parade of March World Championships continued. The time between indoor track and outdoor track was occupied by the World Half Marathon Championships, which took place on Saturday in the United Kingdom.

Back-to-back, … Read More

World Indoor Championships Recap: Monday Morning Run

March 21, 2016 | | One Comment

I was in Portland for the World Indoor Championships over the weekend. There were strobe lights, a full stadium, and a constant stream of gold medals. It’s always hard to know how to interpret indoor results. The meet seemed massively important inside … Read More

US medal projections for WIC, smart tactics from BTC and a high jumping Mary Cain: Monday Morning Run

March 14, 2016 |

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The US Indoor Championships occupied the main headlines in the professional ranks. For a recap of the NCAA Championships stay tuned to this space for Jesse’s recap.

The Medalists

The top three performances of the week…..

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Whose career would you rather have, Meb or Rupp? Biggest World Indoors favorite, and other reader questions

March 8, 2016 |

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Let’s the start with the bad news, over the past week there have been a string of positive drug tests including, world champion 1500m runner Abeba Aregawi, Tokyo Marathon champion Endeshaw Negesse and Olympic silver medalist Gamze … Read More