Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Flanagan to return to New York


Shalane Flanagan is set to return to the scene of her greatest triumph by competing in this year’s New York City Marathon.

The 37-year-old will line up in the Big Apple on November 4 ready to take on the world’s best once again.

 “When I think about running New York, I get a feeling of ecstasy; my stomach turns,” she told the New York Times. “It’s like if you’re dating someone and it goes well and you want more.
“When I experienced winning New York last year, it was like when you’re sitting on your couch and finally something happens that you didn’t realize would happen and it excites you. But this was my real life! It was the outcome of always wanting it and not knowing if I was going to get it. And suddenly everything I’d worked for was validated. I got it.”
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Scott a superb fifth at European Championships


British star Marc Scott (photo: Mark Shearman) finished an outstanding fifth in the 500om at the European Championships in Berlin last weekend, the Bowerman Track Club athlete clocking a season’s best of 13:23.14.

The race was won by Norwegian teenager Jakob Ingebrigtsen in 13:17.07. Scott produced his best run of the year to out-kick a horde of the strongest Europeans to claim a top-five finish.

 

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lomong takes victory at NACAC Championships

Lopez Lomong unleashed his trademark finishing kick to take victory at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) championships in Toronto on Friday.

The Bowerman Track Club athlete surged to the lead with 450 meters to go and won the 10,000 meters in 29 minutes 49.03 seconds. Lomong beat fellow Americans Elkanah Kibet (29:51.37) and Reed Fischer (29:59.63) in a race of just four runners.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Lomong storms to 3:53 mile in Raleigh


Lopez Lomong (photo by Jeff Benjamin) produced another powerful performance on Friday night to take victory in 3:53.86 over a mile at the Sir Walter Miler meeting in North Carolina, clocking the second fastest time ever run in the state to defeat Johnny Gregorek and Sam Prakel. Lomong led 13 men under the four-minute barrier.

“I held good position and was able to take advantage of it,” said the Bowerman Track Club athlete, who also noted how near he came to the North Carolina State Record (he missed it by 0.03), and his hopes to be able to break that record himself. “Next time,” said the newly minted Sir Walter Miler Champion.

It continues a resurgent 2018 for Lomong, who earlier this summer became US champion over 10,000m and has since competed across a range of distances, finishing fifth at the US road 10K championships before a second-place finish at the Morton Games in Ireland where he ran a 3:56.58 mile.

Full result below:

1 Lopez Lomong NIKE/Bowerman 3:53.86 3:39.40 1500m
2 Johnny Gregorek ASICS 3:54.53 3:39.91 1500m
3 Sam Prakel Unattached 3:54.64 3:39.52 1500m
4 Pat Casey Under Armour 3:54.66 3:39.80 1500m
5 Ben Blankenship NIKE/Oregon Tr 3:54.88 3:40.34 1500m
6 Craig Engels NIKE/Nike Oreg 3:55.12 3:40.44 1500m
7 Sean McGorty Unattached 3:55.21 3:39.97 1500m
8 Hassan Mead NIKE/Oregon Tr 3:55.91 3:40.35 1500m
9 Charlie Marquardt Bryn Mawr Runnin 3:55.97 3:40.96 1500m
10 Robert Domanic Unattached 3:56.66 3:41.40 1500m
11 Graham Crawford HOKA NJNYTC 3:56.79 3:41.80 1500M
12 Jacob Thomson adidas/Boston At 3:57.07 3:41.08 1500m
13 Cristian Soratos adidas 3:59.16 3:43.20 1500m

ongrats to Lopez Lomong, on his 3:53.86 mile win, leading 13 Under 4:00, and setting State record!!

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Schweizer storms to huge PR in Belgium


Recent Kimbia signing Karissa Schweizer scorched a huge personal best over 5000m of 15:02.44 tonight in Heusden, Belgium, taking a whopping 15 seconds off her previous best for the distance. She finished third behind fellow Americans Shelby Houlihan and Molly Huddle, with Houlihan setting an American record of 14:34.45 out front.

Schweizer competed for the first time in the colors of the Nike Bowerman Track Club, who she will compete for as a professional under the guidance of coach Jerry Schumacher.

Image: James Kirby

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