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.

The national high school record indoors was set just last year by current Cal freshman Brie Oakley in 15:55.75, though the overall 5K record has been held by Mary Cain at 15:45.46 since 2013.

Watch Katelyn Tuohy break the national record in the 5K:

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Tuohy has spent her first years of high school chasing down Cain's New York state class records, but this is the first performance that catapults her above the precocious talent who made the world 1500m final at 17 years old.

Like the 9:05 3K that saw her finish within a second of Cain's high school record mark, Tuohy started her 5K out fast — her first 1K was 3:03, on pace for a 15:15! — but slowed considerably as she went on and covered the second-to-last 1K in 3:11. Her 1600m splits were 4:54, 5:00, and 5:06.



“I went out a little fast and paid for it at the end,” Tuohy said after the race to Jim McGrath for MileStat.com. “But, no risk, no reward.”

She is the seventh high schooler to break 16 minutes for 5K, joining the aforementioned Cain and Oakley as well as Emily Sisson (15:48.91 HS PB), Cayla Hatton (15:50.32), Catilin Chock (15:52.88), Wesley Frazier (15:55.94), and Fiona O'Keeffe (15:56.84).

Next up for Tuohy is the Millrose Games High School Mile, where she hopes to break 4:40 in the mile for the first time.

Meet The Men Who Will Try To Slay Kipchoge At The London Marathon

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34-year-old Eliud Kipchoge is the best marathoner there has ever been, and very likely, the best there ever will be. He enters this Sunday’s London Marathon just seven months removed from his transcendent 2:01:39 world record in Berlin, a 78-second improvement on the previous record that is only comprehensible because Kipchoge ran a is he human 2:00:25 at Nike’s Breaking2 event in 2017. Oh, and he’s also won 10 straight marathons and has never lost in London. To call him the favorite on Sunday isn’t enough; Kipchoge is arguably the biggest favorite there has ever been at a major marathon.

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Michael Norman runs ahead of schedule. 

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Michael Norman Debuts With 43.45 400m, #4 All-Time

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It’s only April 20, but already 21-year-old Michael Norman has put the 400m world record on notice:

Asbel Kiprop Banned Four Years For Doping Violation

Former 1,500m Olympic and World champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya has been banned four years for a doping violation, the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Saturday. The 29-year-old Kiprop tested positive for EPO in a out-of-competition test in late 2017, and was provisionally suspended from competition on February 3, 2018.

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FloTrack To Stream 2019 London Marathon In Select Countries

AUSTIN, Texas — April 18, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced an agreement with London Marathon Events to provide live and on-demand coverage of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on FloTrack.com exclusively in Canada, Australia, Pan Europe (excluding UK, Ireland, and Italy) and Pan Asia (excluding China and Japan). The deal was agreed to in collaboration with TCB Sport Media.