It's May 20 and we're starting to get answers about who is fit this year and who is not. Cooper Teare
? Very fit right now. Francine Niyonsaba
? Ditto. Evan Jager
? Still has some work to do.
After last week's opener in Doha, the Diamond League shifts to Birmingham for its first European stop tomorrow, and there are some good distance matchups on tap: Josh Kerr
vs Abel Kipsang
in the men's 1500, Bryce Hoppel
vs Clayton Murphy
in the women's 800, Keely Hodgkinson
vs Natoya Goule
in the women's 800. (Full World Athletics preview here
And, believe it or not, we're just one week away from finding out this year's US 10,000-meter team as the Trials will be held on May 27 at Hayward Field on night one of the Pre Classic. That got here quickly, huh?
It was a busy week off the track as well. Shelby Houlihan
's appeal to the Swiss Supreme Court failed, which means she is definitely banned until January 2025. And NAZ Elite surprisingly announced a new head coach, Alan Culpepper
, as Ben Rosario
will instead focus on his role as the team's executive director. Catch up on those stories and everything else below.