Robby Andrews Runs World Championship Standard At TrackTown Summer Series

Robby Andrews can rest easy now that he's notched the standard to compete for the United States at the IAAF World Championships in August.

The national champion finished second to Johnny Gregorek in a final time of 3:35.25 at the TrackTown Summer Series: New York on Thursday night. The performance safely landed Andrews under the standard of 3:36.00, which he needed to run before the July 21 deadline.

At the USATF Outdoor Championships in June, Andrews claimed his first ever national title when he out-kicked Olympic gold medalist Matt Centrowitz in the 1500m. Although he won the championship, Andrews still needed to run under the standard in order to compete in London at the world championships. The standard attempt in New York took place four days after Andrews tried to run under the mark at the TrackTown Summer Series: Portland competition. After the pace lagged with one lap remaining, Andrews stepped off the track in order to save his energy for the next attempt in New York. With the standard completed, Andrews will now officially represent Team USA for the third time in his career.

Race winner Gregorek also had a breakthrough performance. His 3:35.00 victory dipped under the IAAF standard and also established a massive personal best. At the USATF Outdoor Championships, Gregorek made his first world championship team when he finished third in the 1500m final. Prior to USAs, Gregorek held a 1500m personal best of 3:36.04 from last year's TrackTown Summer Series competition. Gregorek's father John made the 1980 and 1984 Olympic teams as a steeplechase runner, and his son just beat his 1500m career best.


Kamworor Goes For The 3-Peat, U.S. Tries For A Medal: World Half Preview

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The 2018 World Half Marathon Championships offers a chance to see Geoffrey Kamworor go for his third straight title, a Kenyan contingent that features five men who have run faster than one hour, and an American team with a legitimate shot at a historic podium finish. 

It's Bullshit That USC Doesn't Have The 4x4 World Record

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Dear IAAF,

Let's be real.

It's bullshit that the University of Southern California men won't be recognized as the indoor 4x400m relay world record holders.

MILER MADNESS: Sweet 16 Bracket

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In the spirit of March Madness, we decided to create a virtual Sweet Sixteen bracket based on each team's most notable miler alum past or present.

Outdoor Track Is Back! Watch Top Races From The 49er Classic

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Outdoor track is BACK, and we were there to help kick off the season at the 49er Classic!

Buze Diriba, Ben True Kick To United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon Titles

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By Rich Sands, @sands© Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

NEW YORK (18-Mar) -- Slow early paces led to fast finishes at the United Airlines NYC Half here, with Ben True of Hanover, N.H., and Buze Diriba of Ethiopia using blazing kicks to take the victories on a cold, windy morning. More than 22,000 runners started the race, an event record.

Ben True Victorious In Half Marathon Debut In New York City

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Ben True’s first foray into the half marathon went about as well as possible. The 32-year-old, best known for his abilities in the 5000 and 10,000m, used his track speed to outkick Dathan Ritzenhein to win the New York City Half Marathon in 1:02:39, becoming the first American man to win the race. 

Briana Williams Passes Marion Jones' World Age Group Record in 100


Briana Williams just made history. 

After Eight-Month Layoff, Costello Returns To Racing At NYC Half

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By Rich Sands, @sands(c) 2018 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

Photo: Liz Costello (third from right, back row) visiting Public School 1 in New York City in advance of the 2018 United Airlines NYC Half.  

NEW YORK (16-Mar) -- When Liz Costello toes the line in Sunday's United Airlines NYC Half it will be her first race in eight months. The Princeton grad had to scrap most of her summer and fall racing plans after her debut marathon left her in a physical and emotional crater.

MSU T&F Grad Assistant Resigns In Protest Of Nassar Case Handling

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Michigan State track and field graduate assistant Kassie Powell resigned from her position on Thursday in protest of the university's handling of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

Ritz Gears Up For Boston, Sisson Takes On Tough Field: NYC Half Preview

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With the 2018 World Half Marathon Championships scheduled for next weekend and major marathons in Boston and London on tap for April, the spring road racing season is in full swing.