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Posts ByBrendon Desrochers, Author at Daily Relay

Ahmed runs and speaks with a powerful message

February 13, 2017 |

NEW YORK — Ben True won the thrilling Paavo Nurmi Two Miles against a loaded field on Saturday afternoon at the Millrose Games in northern Manhattan, but he took a moment afterward to show respect to the man who finished … Read More

From LA to NYC, Pennel shows he might be next

November 6, 2016 | | 2 Comments

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NEW YORK — In a year of unprecedented American success in elite-level distance running, Tyler Pennel’s name will be little more than a footnote.

In the marathon alone, Galen Rupp debuted and won the Olympic Trials and … Read More

Kipyego’s second-place finish rooted in disappointing 2015 experience

November 6, 2016 |

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NEW YORK — “At the finish line after I dropped out, I saw my coach and the first thing I told Coach Rowland is, ‘Sign me up for the next one.’”

That was what … Read More

Kim Conley Q&A ahead of her marathon debut in New York City

November 3, 2016 |

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Kim Conley, 30, makes her marathon debut in New York City on Sunday, less than 12 weeks after running in the semis of the 5000m in Rio. Conley, now a two-time Olympian (she also … Read More

Our Ten Best Bets for Track and Field in Rio

August 11, 2016 | | One Comment

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If betting were legal in the United States, there still probably wouldn’t be many lines for track and field at the Olympics due to general lack of interest, but at least you could find some of the … Read More

Grace wins 800 to cap journey from near-retirement to Olympics

July 4, 2016 | | 3 Comments

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EUGENE, Ore. — The lasting image of the women’s 800m final at Hayward Field on Monday evening will be six-time US champion Alysia Montano kneeling on the track in tears. Montano and Brenda Martinez tripped around the … Read More

Bitter fifths for McQuay, McCorory; plus wild wind, crazy long jump

July 3, 2016 | | One Comment

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EUGENE, Ore. — Fourth place has the reputation as the cruelest spot at the U.S. Olympic Trials, since only the top three go to Rio as individuals in each event. In the men’s and women’s 400m finals … 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 | | One Comment

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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

Let’s be social: The U.S. Marathon Trials on Twitter

February 13, 2016 |

It was a hot day of racing and reaction here in Downtown LA. Here are the highs and lows from the Twitterati: