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Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Weekend’s Best Matchups – Prefontaine Classic – May 31-June 1

May 31, 2013 |

The eyes of the track and field world will be on Hayward Field for this weekend’s Nike Prefontaine Classic. Every single one of the 26 events not only has a high-quality field but an interesting one to boot. There are … Read More

“Doesn’t matter who wins ’cause they’re all losers.” Gimmick racing at an all time high

May 30, 2013 | | 10 Comments

photo courtesy 20th Century Fox

That quote of course is in reference to Rand McPherson’s (David Spade) take on Ultimate Frisbee aka the “Hippie Olympics” from the 1994 cult classic, PCU. Sure, Ultimate is a little heady, but … Read More

5 Questions with Kim Conley

May 29, 2013 | | One Comment

photo courtesy Track  and Field Photo

Welcome back to 5 Questions, where we pick the brains of people from all areas of the running scene. Today, we were lucky enough to catch up with Kim Conley, who will run … Read More

The Monday Morning Run

May 28, 2013 |

Photo Courtesy of Adidas Grand Prix

The Adidas Grand Prix dominated the track and field headlines over the weekend. If you haven’t already, check out Daily Relay’s recap of the rainy, wet conditions in New York and the story of … Read More

College Weekend Wrap — May 23-25

May 28, 2013 |

Hayward Field awaits the qualifiers to the NCAA Championships final round. (Photo courtesy Creative Commons.)

The Division I college action this past weekend consisted of preliminary rounds in the east (Greensboro, NC) and west (Austin, TX). Competitors were the top … Read More

Gebrhiwet Blows Away Field, Grabs World Lead

May 27, 2013 | | One Comment

Photo Courtesy of Adidas Grand Prix

Mo Farah may be training in Portland, but there’s something about winning double Olympic gold that causes your name to come up even at an event 3,000 miles away.

The top runners in the … Read More

Rudisha shines through the rain in New York

May 26, 2013 | | One Comment

photo courtesy Adidas Grand Prix

“I wonder if you’ve skied in warmer weather than this.”

“I think I have, actually.”

That exchange between a reporter and former All-American Nordic skier Ben True after the latter finished fourth … Read More

Five Things We Learned at the Adidas Grand Prix

May 25, 2013 |

Five quick lessons learned from today’s first US stop on the Diamond League tour.

Tyson Gay is back. On a cold day and with a headwind, Tyson Gay put on a display of power in the men’s 100 meters. He … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups for May 24-26

May 24, 2013 |

In my weekly rundown of the best matchups, I try to highlight and simplify the best and most interesting things to watch. This weekend, the majority of the matchups come to us in the Adidas Grand Prix, the first of … Read More

10 important tips for running a Beer Mile (from World Record holder Josh Harris)

May 23, 2013 | | 7 Comments

Welcome back to the mixed zone. Today we have a treat. Many people reading this have participated in a Beer Mile. Some have not. If you haven’t (or even if you have), I highly suggest reading Josh’s tips below. I … Read More