Written by Justin Lagat, RunBlogRun - Eliud Kipchoge, right after his masterful win in London in April 2016, noted that he hoped he would be on the Olympic team. He wanted an Olympic win, and he did just that! Eliud Kipchoge is the finest marathoner in the world in 2016. Here's the story by Justin Lagat on the the Olympic marathon, with a Kenyan point of view!
Written by David Hunter, RunBlgRun - Everyone loves the 4x100 meter relay. Fans relish the spectacle, the electricity of this furious event which really is four mini-races all packaged in a 40 second presentation.
Written by USATF. - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Thursday evening at Olympic Stadium, track fans witnessed something never before seen in Olympic competition: a relay team running a solo time trial, in an attempt to make a final.
Written by RunBlogRun.com - The Long Jump in 2012 London was won by Greg Rutherford of Great Britian. In 2014, Greg won the European Champs and Commonwealth Games. In 2015, Greg won the World Championships in Beijing. Affable, a cheerleader for the event, Greg Rutherford wanted very much to defend his title in Rio.
Written by RunBlogRun.com - Kerron Clement had won World Champs in 2007 and 2009. Now, in 2016, Kerron Clement adds an Olympic title to his medals. In a fine race, werehe three of the top five set NRs, Kerron Clement held off a fine field, running 47.73! Here's the race story!
Kerron Clement Just Holds off Boniface Tumuti
(RunBlogRun) - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Team USA 5,000-meter runner Abbey D'Agostino (Topsfield, Massachusetts) has suffered season-ending knee injuries and will not compete in Friday's Olympic final.
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!
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