Galen Rupp Wins 8th 10K Title, Two Army Soldiers Make Olympic Team

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In a bizarre and brutal race on his home track at Hayward Field, Galen Rupp won his eighth U.S. 10K title and qualified for his third Olympic team in 27:55.



U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runners Shadrack Kipchirchir and Leonard Korir finished second and third to qualify for their first Olympic team. The 81-degree weather wreaked havoc on the field as Bernard Lagat, Eric Jenkins, German Fernandez, Diego Estrada, and Jason Witt dropped out. Lagat dramatically dropped out when Hassan Mead caught him for third place, but Mead then dropped out—though he later returned to the track—when Korir passed him for third.

This was the first Olympic Trials for Kipchirchir and Korir, though Kipchirchir was on the U.S. 10K at last year's world championships. Kipchirchir competed at Oklahoma State and Korir was an NCAA champion at Iona; both are Kenyans who obtained U.S. citizenship the hard way—joining the Army.

Major underdogs Scott Fauble and Chris Derrick earned $4,000 and $2,000 by finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

Courtesy of NBCOlympics (http://liveextra.nbcsports.com) and USOC

Katelyn Tuohy Shatters Mary Cain's National High School Record For 5K

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North Rockland High School, New York sophomore Katelyn Tuohy ran the fastest 5K ever for a high school girl --indoors or outdoors-- today with her winning time of 15:37.12 at the VA Showcase in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Christian Coleman Crushes 60m World Record In His Season Opener

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Today, in his first meet of the year, Christian Coleman set the bar for his season incredibly high and put the world on notice. 

Vincent Crisp Runs Fastest Collegiate Time Ever For 600 Yards

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Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp posted the fastest indoor collegiate mark of all time over 600 yards on Friday. Competing at the Texas Tech Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, Crisp ran 1:08.16 and held off TCU’s Derrick Mokaleng, who ran 1:08.18.

Michael Saruni Runs World Best In Indoor 600m

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On Friday night, Michael Saruni continued his hot start to 2018. The UTEP sophomore ran a world best time of 1:14.79 in the 600m at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque.  

Austin, Texas, Chasing History With Olympic Trials Bid

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Austin, Texas, has hosted the NCAA track and field championships and currently stages one of the largest track meets of the calendar, the Texas Relays. The city has a robust road racing scene, bolstered by the presence of elite athletes and high-level training groups. But Austin has never hosted a USA track and field championship event — not for any distance on the roads, cross country or track and field. And certainly not the Olympic Trials. 

Justin Gatlin Switches Coaches After Investigation Uncovers Doping Scandal

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Justin Gatlin has officially begun his career after Dennis Mitchell. Reuters reported on Friday that Gatlin is being coached by Brooks Johnson in Orlando, Florida. Gatlin fired Mitchell in December after Mitchell was implicated in a doping sting facilitated by the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph. 

Robert Kigen, Felix Kandie Headline Napoli City Half Marathon

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Nobert Kigen and Felix Kandie of Kenya headline a men’s pro field aiming for a sub-60 minute performance at the fifth Napoli City Half Marathon in Naples, Italy.

Olympians, Top Collegians Clash At Larry Wieczorek Invitational

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The Larry Wieczorek Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the University of Iowa has it all: top professional athletes like Fred Kerley, Olympic champions and world record holders like Aries Merritt, and defending NCAA champions like Mikiah Brisco of LSU. 

Centro Passing On Indoors In 2018

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Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz is skipping the indoor season and instead will race outdoors in Australia. 

20 Events You Cannot Miss at The VA Showcase!

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The 2017 VA Showcase saw 11 U.S. No. 1 performances, two national records, and its alumni went on to win a staggering 33 indoor national titles. Needless to say, it was the greatest regular season meet of all time.