The Best Performance Of Every Men's Bowerman Finalist

The six finalists for The Bowerman racked up a ridiculous list of accolades during the indoor and outdoor seasons. With so many collegiate records and all-time marks it was hard to settle on each athlete’s best showing, but here’s one attempt and nailing down the three men’s nominees single best performance of 2018.

Rai Benjamin: NCAA Championships 400m Hurdles 

Benjamin’s 47.02 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships was a collegiate record and improved his own personal best by .96 seconds. It moved him into a tie for second all-time (he’d later move to third when Abderrahman Samba ran 46.98 at the end of June). 



Michael Norman: NCAA Championships 400m

There were plenty of Michael Norman races to choose from. He sent the world indoors in the 400m and was part of USC 4 x 400m teams that broke the collegiate record indoors and outdoors. Any one of those performances is a worthy selection, but I went with his collegiate record of 43.61 (the 11th fastest time in history) at the NCAA Championships. It’s no secret that the outdoor 400m is more competitive than the indoor version of the race and Norman’s run propelled him to a comfortable victory in an incredibly deep year for the event. 


Grant Holloway: Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational 110m Hurdles

Holloway had a superb outdoor season--going undefeated in the high hurdles and lowering his personal best to 13.15. But for his best performance, I went back to the indoor season and his 7.42 60m hurdle race that broke the collegiate record at a meet at Clemson. 



Lawrence Cherono Wins Chicago Marathon; Former NOP Athletes Struggle

Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning in a sprint finish over Ethiopia's Dejene Debela, 2:05:45 to 2:05:46. The victory comes six months after Cherono's Boston Marathon title, for an impressive two World Marathon Major wins in one year. 

Two Wild Weeks: 10 Unbelievable Running Stories From The Last 14 Days

Between the World Championships, Alberto Salazar's anti-doping ban, a 1:59:40 marathon and a women's marathon world record, it has been a wild two-week span in the running world.

Brigid Kosgei Smashes Paula Radcliffe's World Record At Chicago Marathon

Brigid Kosgei of Kenya one-upped Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday in Chicago, as the 25-year-old closed out an impressive week of marathon performances with an unexpected and brilliant new world record for women in 2:14:04.

Race Analysis: 2019 Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. CT. Check out our men's preview here and women's preview here and keep this page refreshed throughout the race for live updates.

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Eliud Kipchoge Shatters Two-Hour Barrier With 1:59:40 Marathon

He did it.

Under Coach Ritzenhein, Stinson Ready For Breakthrough At Chicago Marathon

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Can Jordan Hasay Keep Her Podium Streak Going In Chicago?

The lean international field at the Chicago Marathon seems tailor-made for Jordan Hasay to rack up another podium finish at a World Marathon Major. Between fall majors Chicago, Berlin and New York, plus last week’s extremely late in the year IAAF World Championships, there’s just too many options this fall for elite athletes. 

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Can Mo Farah Break Through The Noise In Chicago?

On Sunday, Mo Farah returns to the Chicago Marathon course that hosted his best marathon performance to date. In 2018, Farah ran 2:05:11 to break the European record and give him the first major marathon victory of his career. 

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Nike Shuts Down Nike Oregon Project

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A week after coach Alberto Salazar was served a four-year ban for experimenting with performance-enhancing drugs, Nike has shut down his Nike Oregon Project (NOP) training group. Runner's World first reported the news on Thursday night. 

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