Last night, at the USATF 10,000m championships, Olympian Joe Klecker won his first title in a terribly close and difficult 10,000m. It was not that the pace was so fast, it was the humidity, the tension, and the stress of knowing that only 3 make the team. The last mile was run in 4:14, the last 1200 in just about 3 minutes, the last 800m in 1:55 and a final lap in 54.6 seconds! Still, the separation between Joe Klecker and AR record holder Grant Fisher was by centimeters! What a race. (You can watch it on Runnerspace and USATF TV).

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Grant Fisher is outleaned by Joe Klecker, USATF 10,000m champs, May 27, 2022, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

Your workout today, May 28, 2022:

Saturday: warm-up, primary race distance or, 3 miles, sprint straights, jog turns, cooldown

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Robbie Andrews, Josette Norris, training at Pre, 2022 Nike Pre Classic, photo by Kevin Morris, @kevmofoto

Your workout today, May 27, 2022, Friday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes moderate running, 6 x150m stride outs, cooldown

RunBlogRun presents

Socializing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Jack Fleming,

Acting CEO of Boston Athletics Association

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Jack Fleming, CEO of BAA, photo courtesy of Boston Athletics Association

I have had the pleasure of knowing Jack Fleming for three-plus decades. I have watched him move up from USATF New England, working with the energetic Steve Vaitones, to moving up in the ranks of the BAA. Jack Fleming loves what he does, loves the event, and realizes that he and the BAA are entrusted with the most iconic event in marathoning, the Boston Marathon.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jack Fleming a couple of weeks ago. This is an important interview for anyone who loves the sport of marathoning.

Thanks to Jack Fleming for his time. Thanks to Mike Deering, the production manager at The Shoe Addicts, who manages all of our #SocialingtheDistance podcasts.

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The Nike Pre Classic is being held on Memorial Day Weekend. It is just less than 50 days before the World Athletics Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. For many of the elite athletes competing, it is a time to familiarize themselves with the newly renovated Hayward Field. The fields are impressive, and a night and day of global class track & field will wet the appetites of fans for this upcoming season.

This is EME event by event preview.

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Mondo Duplantis, photo by Diamond League AG

The World Championships are just 50 days away. And this coming weekend, the 2022 Nike Prefontaine Classic is chock full of amazing fields and events that will enthrall fans, live and remotely. That is what Nike athletics plans on with the Pre Classic. It is the yearly showcase of the global sports marketing power, and many of the top Nike athletes compete here.

The new Hayward Field is spectacular and the stadium will be completely sold out, thanks to the the excitement about the upcoming championships and the amazing fields.

Just Lagat, our Senior writer in Kenya, wrote this preview!

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Keely Hodgkinson is coming to Eugene this weekend, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

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The New Hayward Field, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

The second Diamond League meeting of the season was hosted in the newly renovated Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England. The performances were very good, even with some challenging winds. There were some surprising false starts, and some crazy big discus throws.

All in all, the audience was treated to a fantastic meeting at the Muller British Grand Prix. The complete results follow!

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Mohammed Katir and Abel Kipsand, 2022 Birmingham Diamond League, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

The sensation of speed is not to be underestimated. Finishing with the 200m gives you a sensation fo speed. We used to pretend that we were Tommie Smith and see how fast we could run on the last couple! Always fun this time of the year.

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Emily Lipari, 2017 adidas Boston Games, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Your workout for today, May 27, 2022, Thursday: Warm-up, 6 x 400m, 3000m pace, 200m jog, 4x200m, 200m jog, cut downs, 30-minute easy run, cooldown.

The Birmingham DL was the focus of Stuart Weir's writing this week. His coverage has given us a keener view into the second Diamond League meeting of 2022.

This feature is on the sprints and the sprint relays.

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Women's 100m B, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

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Daryl Neita and Dina-Asher-Smith, photo by Getty Images for British Athletics

As we get into the season, all of the work that you have done since last fall comes into play. On Friday night, the USATF 10,000m championships for men and women, will be held in Eugene, Oregon as night 1 of the Nike Prefontaine Classic. How will the elites do over 25 laps? Remember, their journies to the elite began as freshmen and sophomores in high school.

Where will the sport take you?

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Sound Running, Track Meet, May 6, 2022, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

Your workout today May 25, 2022, Wednesday: warm-up, 40-50 minutes, moderate running, 6 x 150m stride outs, cooldown

One of these years, I am going to Gotzis! The multi-event at the end of May each year totally impresses, from the depth of the fields to the quality of the presentation to the knowledge of the audience.

This year, Damien Warner, Olympic champion, World Indoor Champion, and Katrina Johnson-Thompson, World Champion, Indoor & Outdoor, European Indoor champion, and second, European outdoor has had two tough years. KJT is going to Gotzis to show her fitness.

Damian Warner is one of the most articulate athletes in any discipline. Check out his convo with us at the World Champs in 2019, when he took Bronze, it is, well magnificent: https://www.runblogrun.com/2019/11/2019-doha-diary-doha-decathlon-presser.html#more

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Katrina Johnson-Thompson, WIC, pentathlon, photo by Getty Images for World Athletics

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