Former NCAA 800m Champ Emmanuel Korir To Attempt 400m/800m Double

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Today Kenya announced their World Championship team for Doha later this month. One notable highlight was the selection of former NCAA 800m champion Emmanuel Korir in the 400m dash. Korir qualified for the 800m team after finishing second at the Kenyan trials, he was also selected to the 400m team due to his 44.55 performance at Kenya’s African Games trials back in June.

Korir has made a name for himself in the 800m over the past three seasons running 1:43 or faster six times, and recently finishing fourth in this year’s Diamond League final. However, Korir has also been impressive in the 400m. He’s run 44 seconds five times since 2017 including a phenomenal 4x4 split of 43.34 at the 2017 NCAA West Prelims.

While the likes of Michael Norman and Fred Kerley are the class of the 400m, on the right day Korir could potentially snag a medal in the 400m and may even potentially score two medals with his 800m talents as well.

Emmanuel Korir’s 400m/800m Double Schedule:

09/28 800m Heats

09/29 800m Semi-Finals

09/30 Rest Day

10/01 2:35 PM 400m Heats | 10:10 PM 800m Final

10/02 400m Semi-Finals

10/03 Rest Day

10/04 400m Final

In 2020 Korir could attempt to win gold in both matching the great Alberto Juantorena

Watch Korir’s 43.34 split from two years ago…

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Big Ten, Pac-12 Call Off Fall Sports

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Two of the NCAA’s Power 5 conferences won’t be competing this fall. The Big Ten and the Pac-12 are suspending fall sports, including cross country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Stahl, Vetter Post Big Throws In Turku

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The Continental Tour kicked off on Tuesday with the first stop taking place in Turku, Finland. As expected, the throws stole the show.

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How to Watch: 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour | Turku

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Here's how to watch the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour: Turku on FloTrack in the United States.

Ritz-Led On Athletics Club Rolls Out Inaugural Roster

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On Running, the Swiss-based shoe company, just released its full roster for the newly formed On Athletics Club. 

Erriyon Knighton Has Arrived With 200m National Record

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Erriyon Knighton put everyone on notice on Friday. 

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London Marathon To Go Forward As Elite-Only Race On October 4

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Organizers of the postponed 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon announced today that the gala 40th edition their event would proceed as an elite-only race on a closed course within St. James's Park in Central London on Sunday, October 4.  Organizers said that they would create a "secure biosphere," a contained COVID-safe environment, which would allow the race to be run on a small circuit, at least for top athletes.  Citizen runners will only be able to participate remotely, running on their own.

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NCAA Division II/III Fall Championships Canceled

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Fall sports national championships for NCAA Division II and Division III have been canceled. 

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Tamaal Myers Is Ready For His Encore At AAU

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One of the most anticipated races of the AAU Junior Olympic Games this week is led by an athlete that few might know about. 

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Confidence Is Key For Aly Conyers Ahead Of The AAU JO Games

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With less than one week until the AAU Junior Olympic Games, Heathwood Hall's (SC) Aly Conyers is ready to see the results of her season's -- or to some, pandemic -- training finally pay off.

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AAU Junior Olympic Games Performance Lists

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The 2020 AAU Junior Olympic Games begin on Wednesday, August 5th in Brevard County, Florida. Check out the full schedule for the meet here and see the performance list for all events and age groups below.

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