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Happy Opening Day!
Opening Day is a hallowed tradition in American sports. You wake up that morning with a smile on your face. It's an opportunity to duck out of work early. To make that familiar trip back to your favorite ballpark after the long winter. A chance to see your team's new draft pick in action. Everyone's record is 0-0. For one day, every fan, no matter how dire your team's roster, is permitted to dream: this could be the year.

In track & field, the closest thing we have to Opening Day is the first Diamond League meet of the season. This year, that was supposed to take place on April 17 in Doha. Instead, here we are, four months and 2,700 miles away in Monaco, getting ready to open this strangest of seasons.

Not counting the exhibition events in Oslo and Zurich, it's been 343 days since our last genuine Diamond League meet. But today -- today is special. There will be a meet in Monaco (2 p.m. ET, Olympic Channel), there will be fans in the stands, and there will be superstars on the track. Donavan Brazier. Noah Lyles. Sifan Hassan. Joshua Cheptegei. Mondo Duplantis. The list goes on.

And man does it feel good. It still seems hard to believe. There's no silly format. The word "virtual" is nowhere to be found. Just dozens of the world's greatest athletes lining up and racing each other. Just like they always do in Monaco.

So smile, take the afternoon off, pour yourself a cold beverage, and get ready for the best track meet of the year. After what the world has been through this year, we all deserve it.
Blowout Monaco Preview!
2020 Monaco DL Preview: The 2020 Olympics Is Happening on Friday in Monaco
Jonathan Gault gets you ready for the track event of the year by counting down the 10 best events of what should be an amazing meet.
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Kenenisa Bekele's 12:37.35 WR has stood for 16+ years, but Cheptegei will try to break it today. We dive deep into the race and analyze the Ugandan's chances.
Find out which double Brazier wants to attempt (hint: it's not the 800/1500), why he'd like to stay in Europe for a while, and what Lyles has been doing to get closer to Usain Bolt's 200m WR.
The LRC crew tells you everything you need to know about Monaco, Rojo rants about Bowerman TC, and Dave Smith tells us what XC practice looks like for an NCAA team in the age of COVID.
Find out how to watch Monaco today, no matter where you are in the world.
Non-Monaco News
There Will Not Be an NCAA XC Championship This Fall
NCAA president Mark Emmert confirmed on Thursday what many had long suspected.
Now That Kipchoge vs Bekele Is Set, The Question Is – Are They In Shape?
How have the greatest marathoner and greatest distance runner in history been training during the pandemic? Where is their fitness two months before London? Superagent Jos Hermens gives us the inside scoop.
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On has announced more NCAA signings this summer than every other shoe company combined. We reveal the full squad and analyze the roster, which is made up of 6 NCAA champs (4 DI) and led by Joe Klecker, Olli Hoare, and Alicia Monson.
Attention High School Runners
Want to Get Faster? Will Teach You How
"Summer miles lead to fall smiles." It's a cliche because it's true. The summer is a critical opportunity to put in the work that leads to breakout results in the fall, winter, and spring racing seasons.

Now with the help of, high school and college runners can make their dreams become reality. LetsRun's Robert Johnson (2:23 marathon pb, 13 Ivy League team titles as Cornell distance coach), Weldon Johnson (28:06 10k pb, two-time Team USA member), and coaching guru John Kellogg are sharing their knowledge with the Summer Training Program. You'll get a customized 10-12 week training plan, helpful running tips, and exclusive discounts on shoes and gear. Click below to learn more.
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