FloTrack’s Top Races Of The Weekend: 1/26-1/28

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Check out the top races from last week’s action on FloTrack!

No. 1: Kipchirchir & Knight Duel In Boston

Shadrack Kipchirchir and Justyn Knight battle to the tape, running 3:55 as Emmanuel Bor becomes the 500th American under four minutes in the mile!

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Men's Mile, Heat 1 - Kipchirchir runs 3:55, Bor 500th American under 4


No. 2 Hassan Crushes The Last Lap Against Flanagan

Sifan Hassan claims a world lead and facility record of 8:34 with a MONSTER kick over Shalane Flanagan!

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Women's 3k, Heat 4 - Hassan 8:34, Flanagan 8:43


No. 3: Rupp Takes A Break From Marathon Training To Run 13:34

NOP’s Galen Rupp and Yomif Kejelcha team up to run 13:34 in the 5K:

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Men’s 5k, Heat 1 - Galen Rupp Returns!


Honorable Mentions

WATCH: Shadrack Kipchirchir blasts a 7:42 world lead

WATCH: Isaiah Harris comes from behind to win Penn State National 800m

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Five Races That Will Be Especially Close At NCAA Prelims

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

The race for the top 12 begins this Thursday in Sacramento, California, and Tampa, Florida, as the NCAA's best try to navigate the preliminary rounds and advance to Eugene. The qualifying system is clear-cut and unforgiving, making events with obvious favorites still very intriguing. Here are five of the deepest events that could lead to some intense battles for the 12 qualifying spots.  

Holloway, McLaughlin, & The 10 Brightest Stars At NCAA East Prelims

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The Road To Eugene Runs Through The NCAA DI Preliminary Rounds

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Miller-Uibo & Hunter Shine In Boston, Centro Doubles, Wilson PRs; Pro Recap

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With no Diamond League in the schedule, there was no central meeting point for the elite in track and field. Instead, the fastest in the world split up between not one but two street meets and a couple other interesting locations: a distance carnival in Los Angeles, a sprint-heavy meet in Jamaica, and a race in England that had a bar on the track.

Woman Drives Car Directly Into Half Marathon Route

Greg Metcalf Resigns From The University Of Washington

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University of Washington head track and field and cross country coach Greg Metcalf has resigned from his position. A press release from the Huskies describes his departure as "a mutual separation."

What Did It Take To Qualify For NCAA Prelims Over The Years?

Since the NCAA moved to a two-regional system in 2010, the qualification process for the NCAA Championships has consisted of the top 48 individuals and top 24 relays in the West and East regions competing for 12 qualifying spots during the last weekend of May.

House Of Run: Sydney Won't Slow Down

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Jason and Kevin discuss Sydney McLaughlin's NCAA record, what race she will focus on in the future, Grant Holloway's standing in the world, the crowded field in the men's 400m, the struggles of Andre De Grasse and the highlights from the Shanghai Diamond League meet.

How The South's Best Track Meet Stayed Golden

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USATF Distance Classic Double Has Centro Feeling Optimistic

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On The Run: Virginia Tech's Rachel Pocratsky

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The weekend was quite busy for NCAA athletes, with conference championships taking place across the country. One of the stars of the weekend was Virginia Tech's Rachel Pocratsky. The junior swept the 800m and 1500m at the ACC Championships, posting the nation's top time in the 1500m in the process.