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2016 Footlocker XC Girls’ Race Preview

With the top girl in the country racing NXN, Saturday’s competition will be open.

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Great Moments in Footlocker History #1: 2000 Boys Race

A race between Dathan Ritzenhein, Alan Webb, and Ryan Hall sets the stage for the next decade of American distance running.

Great Moments in Footlocker History #2: 2008 Girls Race

Jordan Hasay emerges from a field of three returning champions to win her second Footlocker title.

Diamond League Announces New Tournament Style Format

The 12 meetings of the Diamond League will culminate in two championship meets.

Great Moments in Footlocker History #3: Boys 2011 Race

Edward Cheserek and Futsum Zeinasellassie trade leads throughout the race.

Great Moments in Footlocker History #4: 2011 Girls Race

Molly Seidel comes back on Erin Finn for the win that allowed her to break the Footlocker Curse four years later.

Great Moments in Footlocker History #5: 2013 Boys Race

Grant Fisher wins his first of two Footlocker titles.

Great Moments in Footlocker History Honorable Mention: 2003 Boys

Matt Withrow comes from behind to beat Shadrack Kiptoo and Galen Rupp

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Internet Discovery: A Song About Paul Chelimo

Given its niche audience, it is rare that track and field finds its way into popular culture. Aside from the occasional Usain Bolt reference, runners are often either forgotten in the news cycle. More likely is that wide swaths of the population don't know that they exist at all. That is why I was both surprised and pleased to be alerted to the embedded video of a song about Paul Chelimo and his unlikely ascent to Olympic Silver Medalist. Admittedly , it may be a bit of a stretch to label this a true insertion into pop culture as Daniel Ayers, like Chelimo himself, is far from a household name. But, we take what we can get around these parts. As for the song itself, I must say that I rather enjoyed it and ended wishing it were longer than two minutes. Perhaps the song will be updated as Chelimo adds to his accomplishments in the coming years.

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Preview

Whenever running is nationally televised, we pay attention.

Luke Puskedra Relaxed for Return to Chicago

Puskedra returns to the race that put him on the marathoning scene one year ago.

Saying Goodbye to the Greats: The Week That Was

In the last two weeks, we’ve seen the last track races of two great and different careers.

Out of the Infield: Brussels Diamond League Recap

Shannon Rowbury sets and American Record, Caster Semenya sits and kicks a 400m, and Sandi Morris sets most records in the Pole Vault.

Brussels Diamond League Preview

Multiple world record attempts are in store for the final Diamond League meeting of the 2016 circuit.

Eric Jenkins Upsets Centrowitz in 5th Avenue Mile

Jenkins snuck up on Centro in the final meters to pull off the upset.

Jenny Simpson Wins Fifth Avenue Mile

The Rio bronze medalist pulled away from Laura Muir in the final meters to win her 5th Fifth Avenue Mile

King of the Road: New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Preview

Most of the top American distance runners and some others will take to the streets of New York City on Saturday.

The End is Near: Diamond League Zurich Recap

With the Diamond League season winding down to a close, Zurich featured top fields, but few truly fast times.

New Balance 5th Avenue Mile Fields Announced

Five Olympic medalists headline the men’s and women’s fields for the iconic mile road race.

Records of All Sorts: Paris Diamond League Recap

The post-Olympics time-trialing circuit is in full swing after a Paris meet that saw a World Record (women’s steeplechase), an under-20 World Record (men’s 3000m), and a new World Lead (women’s 1500m).

Kipketer sprints to Paris Victory, Berian DNF

Hastings Takes Paris 400m

Paris Diamond League Preview

27 Olympic medalists travel to Paris to compete in the third-to-last Diamond League meet of 2016.

Post Olympic Withdrawal: Lausanne Diamond League Recap

Trying to capitalize on Olympic fitness, many top athletes traveled to Switzerland for the Lausanne Diamond League meet.

Don’t Be So Quick To Label Almaz Ayana A Doper

Lausanne 1000m Show-down: Is Centro the Real Deal?

The Top Memes of the 2016 Rio Olympics

The top memes from the track and field portion of Olympic competition.

Lausanne Diamond League Preview

A Changing Tide for US Men’s Distance Running

US Men 4 x 100m Disqualified

US Women 4 x 1 Win Gold, Men Get Bronze

US Women Dominate 4 x 400m Qualifier

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