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Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Prefontaine Classic

May 27, 2016 | | One Comment

As always, this year’s Prefontaine Classic will be one of the best meets on the Diamond League circuit. It has gradually expanded into a two-day meet, with a great two-hour block of competition on both Friday and Saturday.

The … Read More

Hoka One One recap, Semenya and Ayana roll and Ethiopian marathon selection

May 24, 2016 |

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I spent last Friday evening at the Hoka One One Mid-Distance Classic. In prior years, this meet has hosted an exciting Mo Farah double, Mary Cain’s most impressive record and a cool back-and-forth when Nick Symmonds took a … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: pros at Rabat Diamond League, Hoka One One Classic, and more

May 20, 2016 |

Rabat’s Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium awaits the arrival of the Diamond League.

The Weekend’s Best Matchups is back after a long absence, and just in time as the pro action is heating up. There’s a wide array of competition this … Read More

Formulaic Bolt, summer track in the US, false start in Shanghai + reliable rabbits

May 17, 2016 |

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After last week’s absence I’m going to try and squeeze in two weeks worth of Diamond League meets into one edition of the Monday Morning Run.

This weekend, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake, Justin Gatlin and Usain … Read More

James/Merritt I, US relay problems & Solinsky retires: The Monday Morning Run

May 2, 2016 | | One Comment

Two retirements to announce. Sanya Richards-Ross said last week that 2016 will be her last season. It’s been almost 10 years since she ran the American record of 48.70 in the 400m. Throughout her career, she ran under 49 seconds … Read More