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INDIANAPOLIS -- Francie Larrieu Smith (Georgetown, Texas) set an American record in the women’s 10,000m on April 4, 1991, and was a convincing winner of the second USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award. In the absence of competition during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking a weekly look back at some of the great efforts by American track and field athletes through the years.

NBC Sports is highlighting two special weeks of Olympic Games Week coverage on NBCSN, reliving nearly 100 hours of historic Olympic Games moments from the past 30+ years, featuring the 2008 Beijing Games, 2012 London Games, 2016 Rio Games and more.

Galen Rupp, 2020 Olympic Trials Champion, photo by Kirby Lee

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from July 23 to August 8, 2021, following an agreement from The International Olympic Committee (IOC), The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and The Government Of Japan, announced.


The TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2020, one of the world's leading 10km road races and a World Athletics Gold Label Road Race, has been rescheduled from 17 May to 13 September due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tim Tollefson (Mammoth Lakes, California) won the USATF men’s 50 Mile Trail Championships to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.


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