The Nike Pre Classic was held on June 30, 2019. It was a fun meet and there were some excellent performances. Rai Benjamin blew my mind, his 47.16 shows that the 400m hurdlers in Doha should be a true highpoint. The Nike Pre Classic has the deepest fields of any DL event, year in and year out. For Nike, it is the yearly affirmation of the support that Nike gives to global athletics and a living, breathing to the late Steve Prefontaine, AR holder, 2000m-10,000m, and guiding spirit in the brand's early years.
The Lausanne Athletissima is always a fun meet. The time of this meet each season always means that there are some fine sprints, field events and distances. Our keen observer, Aptos HS coach Dan Gruber had this to say on his visit to Lausanne: "Crowd was very enthusiastic, full, but not sold out. Very track savvy and knew a great performance when they saw one.
ATLANTA - July 4, 2019 - The 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race re-wrote the event's history books with four brand new event records and the fastest 10K ever run on U.S. soil. Behind the greatest athletes in the world, 60,000 participants streamed across the line at Piedmont Park, sweaty and smiling and celebrating half a century of Atlanta's Fourth of July tradition.
Start, Healthy Kidney Run, 2018, photo by PhotoRun.net
The IAAF Global Running Conference was held May 31-June 1 in Lanzhou, China. At the conference, over 600 delegates learned about the state of the sport, where trends are globally and were provided some new research on the sport. Thanks to Jens Jakob Andersen, in a very thorough report provided for the IAAF, in cooperation with RunRepeat.com, we have this exceptional report on the global sport.
We post here with full credit to Jens Jakob Anderson and the monumental task he took on, and thank him for his enthusiasm and body of work.