7 Breakthrough Performances of the Weekend

Get up to speed on the biggest breakthrough performances of the weekend. 


Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake Breaks Through With 19.95 200m

The LSU sprinter threw down a standout performance to claim the SEC title in the men’s 200m on Saturday. Mitchell-Blake blasted a PR and NCAA No. 7 all-time mark of 19.95 to win the event. He is the only NCAA athlete to run under 20 seconds so far this season. 




Marquis Goodwin Leaps World Lead in Long Jump

The Buffalo Bills wide receiver topped the world list this weekend when he jumped 8.45m at the Meeting Region Guadeloupe. The performance improved his personal best by a whopping 0.12m. The last time Goodwin was on this good of a trajectory was in 2012, when he claimed the NCAA title for Texas, went on to win the Olympic Trials and ultimately finished 10th at the Olympic Games. 


Megan Moye Runs NCAA No. 2 1500m

The North Carolina State senior threw down a massive personal best in the 1500m to claim the ACC title with the No. 2 time in the NCAA this season. Moye put on a clinic in the 1500m with the victory in 4:11, which stands as a school, meet and facility record. She continued her momentum by finishing second in the 5K. In total, she added 18 points to North Carolina State’s team score. 




Colby Gilbert Breaks 5K School Record and PRs in 1500m

The Washington Husky continued his breakthrough season by winning the men’s 5K at the Pac-12 Championships in a winning time of 13:35. The performance broke the Washington school record and his personal best by 11 seconds. Prior to winning the 5K, Gilbert finished sixth in a stacked 1500m that led him to another PR of 3:40.99. 




Kate Grace Battles Rain to Run 2:00 in First 800m Since 2014

After battling injuries the past couple of years, Kate Grace finally returned to the 800m with a standout performance at Portland Twilight. Despite the rainy conditions, Grace won in 2:00.05, which is less than a second off her PR of 1:59.47 from 2013. The performance follows her recent breakthrough 1500m PR of 4:07.15 at Drake Relays. 

Her 800m breakthrough became our "Tasty Race of the Week:"



Omar McLeod Blasts 12.98 110m Hurdle Win in Shanghai

The Jamaican hurdle sensation rolled on the competition at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting with a world-leading time of 12.98. The World Indoor champion beat the field by 0.14 seconds, which included Hansle Parchment, Wenjun Xie, Dimitri Bascou, and David Oliver. 




Netsanet Gudeta Runs World Lead in 10K

The Ethiopian distance runner laid down the law in the women’s 10K at adidas BOOST on Friday night with a world-leading time of 30:56. The performance is a personal best by 10 seconds and a world lead by two seconds.

True Crime Doc On Nike Racing Shoes Coming To Netflix

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Fans of Netflix’s true crime hit Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness have been captivated by the colorful characters, shady dealings and blood-thirsty nature of the big cat industry. The story of eccentric zookeeper Joe Exotic and his various animal associates has enthralled millions across the globe with its revelations of a murder-for-hire plot, copious polygamy, the rumor of a husband fed to a tiger and one dangling eyebrow piercing. 

A Possible Explanation For Britney Spears' "5.97 100m" Post

Last Thursday, Britney Spears of all people gave quarantined track fans some much needed entertainment: the 38-year-old Toxic singer (Toxic is the best Britney song, this isn’t up for debate) claimed, in a confusing and since-deleted Instagram post, that she ran 100 meters in 5.97 seconds.

IOC Sets New Dates For The 2021 Olympics

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New dates have officially been set for the postponed Olympics. The 2021 Games will be held July 23-August 8, 2021.

How To Watch Track & Field During Quarantine This Week (3/30-4/05)

If you're as bummed out by all the COVID-19 cancelations as we are, you're in luck, because FloTrack is going to do something about it! FloTrack, and the entire FloSports network, have a plan to continue bringing high-quality, relevant and timely content to subscribers and fans while showcasing our incredible archive of live sporting event broadcasts.

Three More Diamond League Meetings Postponed

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Rescheduling Olympic Games Like "A Huge Jigsaw Puzzle" Says Bach

It's like the classic question in physics: What happens when an unstoppable force collides with an immovable object?

Watch Matthew Boling's 10.20 100m

Matthew Boling's magnificent showing at the 2019 Texas Relays was a highlight of his incredible senior year. Here's his wind-aided 10.20 100m victory. 

The Very Abbreviated 2020 Track And Field Awards

Even without the Olympics, track and field in some form may still happen in 2020. But given how difficult containing the coronavirus has proven to be, that is not a guarantee even with several months before certain Diamond League meets are set to be contested. And now that the biggest event on the calendar has been postponed, many athletes may choose to throw in the towel on 2020 in order to preserve themselves for next year. As such, it is entirely possible we’ve seen the last of track and field this season.

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Track And Field On Hold: What Hurts The Most In A Lost Year

I miss track already. 

30 Reasons Why The Treadmill Is The Worst

Although running outside is one of the few luxuries we still have in this era of social distancing, I imagine that many runners are being forced to dust off the treadmill when going outdoors isn't possible.