By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly EUGENE, OREGON (25-Jul) — Through three days of competition here at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Ethiopian men had gone without a medal of any kind, unable to reach the podium in the middle and long distance disciplines. That all changed in the span of thirteen minutes here on […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly EUGENE, OREGON (25-Jul) — When it comes to records, 35 years is a pretty darn long time. Rewind the clock back three and a half decades and the calendar reads 1979. Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” was atop the music charts, a gallon of gasoline cost 90 cents, and […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly EUGENE, OREGON (25-Jul) — A morning of preliminary rounds here on the fourth day of the IAAF World Junior Championships saw all of the pre-race favorites advance in the women’s 1500m, men’s 3000m steeplechase, and men’s 800m. Among those running tactically savvy races to move on in their respective […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly EUGENE, OREGON (24-Jul) — A special, palpable feeling of excitement filled the air here at historic Hayward Field this evening, as if each and every one of the 8,112 people in attendance knew history was going to be made when Mary Cain, the 18-year-old sensation from Bronxville, N.Y., toed […]

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By David Monti, Race Results Weekly Reigning Boston Marathon champion and 2004 Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi will compete in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on August 17, race organizers announced today.  This will be the fourth time Keflezighi will run Falmouth’s storied course from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights.  He has twice finished […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly EUGENE, OREGON (24-Jul) — In only her fifth 3000m steeplechase race ever, American Elinor Purrier of Montgomery, Vt., sprinted down the homestretch here at historic Hayward Field with one goal in mind: make Saturday’s IAAF World Junior Championships final. That she did, setting a new 10:08.33 personal best en […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly EUGENE, OREGON (21-Jul) — She still has a year left of high school, but Alexa Efraimson has already graduated to the top levels of American middle distance running.  The 17 year-old from Camas, Wash. (about 130 miles north of here) has been the dominant prep miler in the United […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly EUGENE, OREGON (23-Jul) — With an unrelenting rain dousing historic Hayward Field, women’s 800m medal favorites Sahily Diago and Anita Hinriksdottir advanced out of the second round here at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Diago, a native of Cuba, won her section with relative ease, while Iceland’s Hinriksdottir, the […]

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By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly EUGENE, OREGON (23-Jul) — If your name is Alemitu and you hail from Ethiopia, tonight was your night to shine at historic Hayward Field. Working together throughout the women’s 5000m, Alemitu Heroye and Alemitu Hawi won gold and silver here on the second day of the IAAF World Junior […]

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