Sunday’s action on the track was fierce but off the track it was harrowing.

Belarusian 100/200m runner Krystina Tsihanouskaya is currently seeking asylum after being escorted to the Tokyo Airport by members of the Belarus Athletics Federation.

This coming after Tsihanouskaya criticized being added to the mixed relay without being…


All eyes were on the Track & Field world this weekend, as Seattle Seahawks’ Wide Receiver DK Metcalf answered USATF’s call. Pre-race speculation (included in last week’s notebook) would see him run anywhere from 9.8 — his top speed during his famous touchdown saving tackle last season — to 10.8…


This was always going to be a season of intrigue, from uncertainty surrounding Tokyo to severely limited travel impacting the typical European circuit. …


The past year has been a virtual minefield for collegiate Track & Field programs. It is in that minefield where grass roots activists, like Russell Dinkins, work tirelessly to dodge and uproot the arguments used to justify cutting non-revenue sports.

This has become an all too familiar narrative: AD puts…


Michael Capiraso became CEO of NYRR in 2015 but his leadership has recently come under fire by a group of NYRR employees for cultivating a toxic culture and failing to address diversity concerns within the organization. …


Have we ever seen someone like Donavan Brazier?

The 23 year old 800m phenom hasn’t lost a race since July 9th 2019 and hasn’t lost an 800m race since May 3rd 2019’s Doha meeting in which he finished 3rd… that’s 16 straight wins across all meets.

Remember when Alan Webb…


US Track & Field has been in a holding pattern since March, meets have been cancelled while athletes and race directors have been left in limbo. …


Athletics have long been a platform for BIPOC to make an impact in the face of discrimination and criticism for simply using their voice to speak to their human experience. From Jesse Owens’ performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics that “single-handedly crushed Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy”

To Tommie Smith…


The University of Akron announced last week that it would be cutting Men’s Cross Country along with other programs as cost cutting measures due to COVID related loss of revenues. …


Longtime Adidas athlete Nick Willis teased a very important announcement today. The speculation predicting that Willis would be announcing his retirement after a 20 year career that includes — 6x New Zealand 1500m Champion, 3x World Athletics Outdoor Medalist, World Athletics Indoor Medalist, and many wins accross the world.

That…

Justin Horneker

USATF Running Coach - Track & Field Journalist - 'Running Through It' Podcast Host

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