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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

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

2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Clickable Pace Breakdown

February 19, 2016 | | One Comment

To the joy of running data enthusiasts everywhere, USATF released mile-by-mile split times for all 364 athletes who started the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles. To save you the trouble of pouring over the the thousands of splits, … 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:

Stanley Biwott: The right man for the job in New York City

November 1, 2015 |

Stanley Biwott’s winning performance at Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon served as testimony to two foundational traits of top runners: speed and perseverance.

Leading up to his victory in New York City, Biwott’s career had been characterized by unfulfilled … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: 15 Thoughts from the Weekend

June 29, 2015 |

It was another exciting weekend at Historic Hayward Field. I was in attendance, so Kevin gets the day off and will return next week. Below, I’ll tell the story in a series of tweets from the mixed zone, but here … Read More

Day 2 in Eugene: The Heat is On

June 27, 2015 |

As we go into Saturday in Eugene, it looks like it’s going to be another hot one. Friday was warmer than Thursday, and the 2015 Outdoor Championships are certainly feeling like a 2013/Des Moines redux. What were good conditions for … Read More

Clearing the air at Day 1 of USATF Outdoors

June 26, 2015 |

The air was thick on and off the track at day one in Eugene. 90+ degree temps felt more like North Carolina, and less like Oregon, with heavy debate about how the night would end, reverberating all over Hayward. In the … Read More