Conseslus Kipruto wins steeple in 8:03.28 OR, Evan Jager ends US drought with silver, Ezekiel Kemboi takes bronze!
(RunBlogRun) - In a brilliant and gutty run, Evan Jager took over the steeple final at three minutes and twenty seconds into the race, broke the race open, stayed calm and collected and caught Ezekial Kemboi on the final straight, to bring the US a silver medal, the highest men's US finish since 1952 and the first men's steeple medal since 1984!
(USATF)- RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Ending a 32-year medal drought in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, American record holder Evan Jager (Algonquin, Illinois) ran a masterful race to earn silver and become the first American man to medal in the event since Brian Diemer in 1984.
(Brian Eder - RunBlogRun) - I had a unique treat. I was fortunate to sit with the BBC radio team and contribute a bit on the 800 meters and 400 meters. I was asked to provide some American color.
Usain Bolt defended his title and cemented his legacy, with his third 100 meters Olympic title. The race was exciting as we had a fun race to watch as Bolt came from behind to totally dominate the race. Here is how I saw the race!
Usain Bolt, defending his 2012 title, wins 2016, making it three Olympic 100m titles!
(USATF) - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) ran the race of her life Monday morning, clinching the first Olympic women’s steeplechase medal in U.S. history and posting Team USA’s fourth women’s American record so far in Rio.
(USATF) - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan (Marblehead, Massachusetts) proved her preparation for the streets of Rio was near-perfection, as she set a new American record in the women's-only marathon while finishing sixth Sunday at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí.
( RUNBLOGRUN) -As the three kings of the 400 meters came off the turn, Wayde Van Niekerk had a slight lead. Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt were dueling, as Wayne Van Niekerk continued to drive down the final straight, going where no man has gone before.
QUOTE OF THE DAY "When I went down, I thought, 'Oh my God, that is it.' I just got up and wanted to stick with the guys and stay strong. It's never easy but everyone knows what I can do. I thought about all my hard work and that it could all be gone in a minute. I wasn't going to let it go. I got up quickly. I thought about my family.
Michelle Carter wins gold, sets AR in shot-put upset! First US women's medal in event since 1960 and Earlene Brown!
Earlene Brown, a USA Track & Field Hall of Famer, who won the last medal by the U.S. in the women's shot put. That was in 1960, and the color of the medal was bronze.
What was so spectacular about Molly Huddle's race was her ability to pull herself back from the precipice.
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