February 21, 2017
"You can't change the past but you can try to affect a better future..."
By Cathal Dennehy, RunBlogRun
Half a second - it's about the time it takes for an eye to blink, or for Steph Curry, the fastest shooter in the NBA, to release a jump shot. It's also the length of time by which Shannon...
September 07, 2016
Indoor Mile world record holder clocks second fastest women's outdoor time ever in season ending race; Alexa Efraimson shatters outdoor U.S. Junior Mile record
By Diego Sampaolo, IAAF
Genzebe Dibaba grabbed the headlines at the Palio della Quercia meeting in Rovereto, Italy after recording...
August 16, 2016
The world record holder was overtaken with 200 meters to go by this year’s fastest woman. Americans Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury finished 3rd and 4th respectively.
By Scott Douglas, Runner's World
In the first real upset in a middle-distance or distance final of these Games, Kenya’s...
February 16, 2016
Longest standing Mile WR, 4:17.14 by Romania’s Doina Melinte from 1990, in jeopardy from 1500m world record holder
By Mike Rowbottom, IAAF
Genzebe Dibaba returns to the Globen Galan on Wednesday on Feb. 17 in search of a third consecutive world indoor record there at her only IAAF World...
December 30, 2015
Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
To say the least, it was...
August 25, 2015
Dibaba wins Ethiopia’s first ever gold in the 1500m; becomes first woman to concurrently hold world indoor and outdoor records and world indoor and outdoor titles; Shannon Rowbury 7th, top U.S. in metric Mile
It took little more than 4 minutes for Genzebe Dibaba to run the full...
July 28, 2015
Completing the 1500m and 5000m double would mean a total of five races spread between just nine days, with three rounds in the 1500 and two in the 5000m.
By Lincoln Shryack, FloTrack
Just one week after the Ethiopian Athletics Federation announced that 1500m World record holder Genzebe Dibaba...
July 24, 2015
The women’s 1500m record just fell after 22 years. What’s the fastest humans can possibly run?
By Emma Zehner, Slate
Last week Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba ran the fastest 1500m of any woman in history. What makes this feat even more extraordinary is that the record Dibaba broke was nearly 22...
July 22, 2015
Rivalries aside, the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Rio Olympics will be a thrill for fans of American middle distances.
By Meg Bellino, FloTrack
By now you’ve already seen or heard about Shannon Rowbury’s 1500m American record. If you didn’t, it came during a race where Ethiopia’s Genzebe...
July 17, 2015
Genzebe Dibaba runs a World Record time of 3:50.07; Rowbury takes third, clocking 3:56.29.
From USA Track & Field
Olympian Shannon Rowbury (Portland, OR) etched her name in the history books Friday, breaking Mary Decker Slaney's long-standing American record in the Herculis Monaco meeting...
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