Not much happened in the track world this week in terms of racing. And honestly, that was probably for the best. The athletes are tired from competing at the Olympics. The media are tired from covering the Olympics. And the fans are tired from watching the Olympics (props to you West Coasters who got up at 3 a.m. for those evening sessions).
But already, the hype is building again. Not for the next Olympics -- though did you see the video Paris put out for 2024 during the Closing Ceremony??? -- but rather for the rest of 2021. We've got the final five Diamond Leagues over the next month, including traditional crackers in Eugene and Zurich. And don't look now, but we're six weeks away from fall marathon season, and the elite fields announcements are coming thick and fast (including reigning London champ Shura Kitata, above, returning to London in October just eight weeks after the Olympics).
Hope you caught up on sleep this week because the track calendar is about to get busy again.
After nearly two weeks of boots on the ground in Tokyo, Jonathan Gault shares his final observations from on and off the track. Did the US men disappoint? What was the race of the Games? And what is the difference between peanut cream and peanut butter?
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