When the Olympic men's 100 and 1500 meter champions are both in action, it's a pretty good weekend. Tonight, Jakob Ingebrigtsen goes in the 5,000 at the Track Meet in California, tomorrow Marcell Jacobs squares off against Olympic silver medalist Fred Kerley in Nairobi. We've got you covered with previews of both meets below and should have plenty more to talk about by Monday.
As the spring track season begins to take off -- we're one week away from the Diamond League opener, people! -- it's also time to start noting who isn't competing. Matthew Centrowitz has been MIA so far in 2022 but was just announced for the Bowerman Mile at Pre. But what about Jenny Simpson? Colleen Quigley? And what the hell is going on with Sha'Carri Richardson? There are still seven weeks until USAs, but no one wants to go in cold to a national championship. Watch this space.
Erriyon Knighton ran 19.49 at age 18, Trayvon Bromell blasted Andre De Grasse at 100m, and Athing Mu crushed Ajee' Wilson at 600, as it was Penn and Drake Relays week with the 4 x 1 mile record at Penn fizzling out on leg #1.
Ben Flanagan is our guest to talk about what happened on the leadoff leg at Penn, running for 79-year-old Ronnie Warhurst, and his future in the marathon.
Erriyon Knighton ran 19.49 in May at age 18. Trayvon Bromell ran 9.75 to destroy Andre De Grasse, Penn's world record event fizzled but had some great relays, and Erik Sowinski deserves a lifetime achievement award.
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