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Here at, it's been tough not to be able to talk about races recently. They're our favorite part of the sport and the thing we miss most right now. But if there is a silver lining from this monthslong quarantine, it's that we have been able to interview the greatest string of guests in the history of the site.

Nick Symmonds, Madeline Manning Mims, Jim Ryun, Chris Solinsky, Deena Kastor, and Nick Willis are a few of the running legends who have taken the time to talk to us.

Today, we've got another incredible interview to share with you: a three-way video chat with the Big Three from the high school class of 2001 -- Alan Webb, Dathan Ritzenhein, and Ryan Hall. It was one of our favorite interviews we've ever done, and you can check it out below.

Normally, Norwegian road records and high school time trials wouldn't be the biggest stories in the third week of May. But in the age of coronavirus, Jakob Ingebrigtsen's 13:28 5k and Brynn Brown's 9:39 were front-page news. Okay, a high school girl running 9:39 would be big news whenever it happened. But you get the point.

We may have more high school news tomorrow: several of the country's top boys will attempt to break 4:00 in the mile on Saturday night in California. Until then...
The Big Three, Reunited
Alan Webb, Ryan Hall & Dathan Ritzenhein Discuss Their Greatest Performances, Biggest Lessons, & Much More
Why did Ritz have Webb’s face on his dartboard as a high schooler? How did Webb beat Ritz in their famous 10k showdown in 2006? What was each runner's greatest performance? What do Webb and Ritz think about their former coach Alberto Salazar‘s ban? For 72 minutes, the Big Three tell all.
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High Schooler Brynn Brown Runs Second-Best 3200 In US HS Girls’ History
Running with a male pacer, the junior from Denton, Tex., clocked 9:39.67 (ht) in a time trial on Tuesday. Watch it here.
Rojo unveils his simple plan for staging major marathons this fall, we explain why the NCAA All-American system needs to be overhauled, and we break down Ben Rosario's idea to create 4 Grand Slams for track & field.
A Book We Liked
Book Review: A 46-Year-Old Spends a Summer Training Like a Pro in Flagstaff in "Running the Dream"
Writer Matt Fitzgerald moved to Flagstaff and joined the HOKA NAZ Elite team for three months in the summer of 2017 as he chased a personal best at the Chicago Marathon. From workouts on Lake Mary Road to strength sessions to a visit to John Ball, he lived the full professional experience. This is his story.
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Throwback Thursday #7
I Was Bored, So I Watched the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships
A look back at Galen Rupp's first NCAA title (and an examination of his strange fashion choices), leading a loaded Oregon squad (Centro, Wheating, Puskedra, Biwott) to the team title. Plus why the Washington women were like the 1985 Chicago Bears.
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