Timothy Cheruiyot Runs 1500m World Lead At Stockholm Diamond League

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With a swift kick in the final 300 meters, Timothy Cheruiyot beat a top-notch men's 1500m field to establish a world lead at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Kenyan ran 3:30.77 to beat Alsadik Mikhou (3:31.49), Aman Wote (3:31.63), and 2008 Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop (3:33.17). Cheruiyot utilized the pacers who brought the field through a brisk 400m split in 55.06 and through 800m in 1:52.42. Cheruiyot led the field through the bell lap in 2:50.90 and established his kick, which remained unmatched through the finish.

Cheruiyot's previous personal best was 3:31 from the 2016 Brussel's Diamond League meeting. He didn't make the Kenyan Olympic team last year after finishing fourth at the Olympic Trials, but is rounding into impressive form this year. Just eight days ago, Cheruiyot won the Kenyan national championship over Justus Soget and Kiprop.

Andre De Grasse blazes windy 9.69 100m

The premiere men's sprint featured a windy 100m showdown led by Olympic silver medalist Andre De Grasse. The Canadian blazed a winning time of 9.69 with a gusty +4.8 wind. In total, five men broke 10 seconds in the race.

Although the mark was not wind-legal, De Grasse's performance marked his second consecutive Diamond League victory this week. He won the 100m at the Oslo Diamond League meeting on Thursday in a time of 10.01.

Francine Niyonsaba leads six women under two-minute barrier

For the first time this year, Francine Niyonsaba didn't compete against Olympic rivals Caster Semenya and Margaret Wambui. The Stockholm race gave the Oregon Track Club athlete the opportunity to earn her first Diamond League victory of the year and break two minutes for the third consecutive race this season.

With a brisk 56.81 first 400m, Niyonsaba maintained the lead through a hard-fought final 200m where the pack desperately held on to attain sub-two performances. Niyonsaba never relinquished her lead and won the race in 1:59.11 over Sweden's Lovisa Lindh and Selina Buchel. World silver medalist Melissa Bishop followed for fourth. In total, six women ran under two minutes.

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Matthew Centrowitz Moving To D.C., Still With Nike Oregon Project


Matthew Centrowitz announced on Instagram that he is still with the Nike Oregon Project, but has relocated back to the Washington, D.C. area. The 2016 Olympic champion in the 1500m attended Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Oregon and remained in Oregon for his professional career. 

All The Best Things That Happened In The NCAA This Weekend

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Three collegiate records highlighted NCAA action this weekend, as UTEP sophomore Michael Saruni, Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp, and Georgia senior Keturah Orji set standards in their respective events.

Keturah Orji Breaks American, Collegiate Indoor Record For Triple Jump

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Georgia's Keturah Orji broke her own American and NCAA indoor records in the triple jump on Saturday with a leap of 14.53m/47-8 at the Clemson Invitational.

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


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


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


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


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


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.