It's been a busy week in track & field. So far, the following things have happened:
-USATF declined to enter a team at next month's World Relays in Poland -Due to local limits on event attendance, TrackTown USA announced it will refund all Olympic Trials tickets and institute a new ticketing plan next month -Coach Tom "Tinman" Schwartzparted ways with his namesake team, Tinman Elite
And we haven't even got to the good part yet.
That would be Saturday's twin bill of pro track & field action. From 3-7 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network will show four hours of elite track on TV -- first the Drake Relays, followed by the USATF Grand Prix at Oregon Relays.
The races in Oregon, in particular, should be spectacular. Jenny Simpson vs. Laura Muir. Noah Lyles vs. Trayvon Bromell. Donavan Brazier vs. Bryce Hoppel. And a whole lot more.
So consider this your 24-hour warning. Stock the fridge and get your run in early on Saturday, because you won't want to miss a second.
What if we told you there was a track meet this weekend with Noah Lyles vs. Trayvon Bromell, Donavan Brazier vs. Bryce Hoppel, Cole Hocker vs. Wesley Kiptoo, and Jenny Simpson vs. Laura Muir? Is that something you'd be interested in? Plus Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Michael Norman, Sara Hall and even high schooler Hobbs Kessler in the pro 1500.
Wolfe tested positive for COVID in July and still has to use an inhaler before races to counteract lingering effects. But that didn't stop him from putting together a stellar cross country season in 2020.