Sorry to disappoint, but Usain Bolt isn't coming out of retirement. World Athletics isn't adding a ring of fire to the infield. And we did not secure an exclusive interview with Jerry Schumacher (one day, hopefully!).
This week, we have real topics to discuss. Like the US Olympic Trials. The new Hayward Field is open, and it looks incredible. Heck, even Magic Johnson is excited about the Trials!
As of today, we are exactly 10 weeks out from the Trials, so what better time to kick off LetsRun.com's Road to the Olympic Trials series?
Over the next 70 days, we'll be rolling out a series of special articles to get you set for the greatest track meet on American soil. For our first entry, the LetsRun braintrust has made our (probably too early) Olympic picks. You might agree, you might disagree (if you do, feel free to chime in on the messageboard). But hopefully reading our picks gets your juices flowing for what should be a terrific spring of competition.
Speaking of competition, many of the world's top sprinters will be in Florida this weekend to open up their season at the Miramar Invitational. Centro and Ajee' Wilson are scheduled to make appearances too. It's gonna be fun! (And it will give us something to talk about as the 2021 outdoor season gathers momentum.)
Time to start paying attention -- the Trials will be here before you know it.
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With 10 weeks to go until the US Olympic Trials, LRC co-founders Robert and Weldon Johnson and LRC staff writer Jonathan Gault make their picks for who will represent Team USA in Tokyo in every distance event.
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Charlotte Purdue was left off the team despite having a marathon pb (2:25:38) more than a minute faster than Steph Twell (2:26:40). If we'd picked the team, we might have picked Twell and Purdue and left off the fastest of the bunch, Jess Piasecki (2:25:29), as a messageboard poster claims her pb came on a short course.