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July 11, 2017

The Olympics return to the U.S. – Some thoughts on Los Angeles getting the Summer Games

Some thoughts into the pros and cons behind the 2024 or 2028 Olympics that will be hosted in Los Angeles after the IOC agreed to award both Games in September.

July 10, 2017


Tom Farrell does two treadmill tests to measure his heart rate and lactate levels in an effort to try and figure out what may be wrong with him.

July 8, 2017

The Blue Jeans Mile is coming to New York

Mark your calendars for July 27. The Blue Jeans Mile is coming to New York City and we’re hosting along with the Lost Boys Track Club.

July 5, 2017

What to watch for at the TrackTown Summer Series finale in NYC

How and who to watch at the 2017 Tracktown Summer Series finale in New York City on Thursday night.

July 5, 2017

Tom Farrell VLOGS: An Explanation – Session 9

Three weeks before the 2012 Olympics, Tom Farrell was unable to run at the British trials due to a stress fracture and therefore could not qualify for the Olympics in London. He explains why he could not run the British trials last month and thus will not be able to run at the IAAF World Championships in London later this summer.

Farrell says that he’s healthy and not physically injured. Training has been going fairly well but he has not felt himself racing and running in over a year. He will undergo further testing to determine what might be wrong.

“I’m excited to find out what’s really wrong,” Farrell says. “I’m excited to get back to the old me or the new me, but back to me. Not 95%, 96% or 97% me.”

June 30, 2017

Watch: Brandon Sotelo runs 4:54 for the Blue Jeans Mile

Our own Brandon Sotelo decided to get his nice pair of denim jeans out for a low key Thursday night all-comers meet in Fort Worth, Texas.

June 29, 2017

A letter from Summer Training to runners

Dear runners everywhere, It’s me again, your good friend Summer Training! It’s been almost a year since we’ve last had a chance to sit down and talk.

June 28, 2017

A Citwit’s Case for Claire’s Epic Run in Jurassic World

We made the case for our favorite running scenes in movies. One Citwit believes that Claire’s sprint in heels in Jurassic World may be the best.

June 27, 2017

Tom Farrell VLOGS: WEEK 1 IN TW11 – Session 8

Oregon Track Club’s Tom Farrell heads over to Teddington in the U.K. and gets some training in at Bushy Park. Shares a few words about hydration!

June 24, 2017

Sara Vaughn is the feel-good story of the U.S. Championships, headed to Worlds

Sara Vaughn is 31 years old, works full-time as a realtor and a mother of three but she just qualified for her first world championship team.

June 21, 2017

2017 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship Start Lists Released

Who is racing who at the 2017 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships this weekend in Sacramento? Start lists are out now.

June 21, 2017

2017 USATF Outdoor Championship: 1,500 meters preview

Matthew Centrowitz and Jenny Simpson added Olympic medals to their collections at the 2016 Olympics in the 1,500 meters. Is London next for more?

June 21, 2017

2017 USATF Outdoor Championship: Hurdle previews

From Dalilah Muhammad to Shamier Little and Sydney McLaughlin, the women’s 400 meter hurdles will be one the best events to watch at the U.S. Championships.

June 21, 2017

The Citius Mag 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships Zine

The first-ever Citius Mag online zine. Get a full event-by-event preview of the 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

June 20, 2017

How the Lost Boys Track Club of New York City broke two hours for the marathon

Breaking2NYC started as a means of contextualizing Kipchoge’s epic marathon but it took on deeper meaning for a crew of NYC runners.

June 15, 2017

Professional runners share their coffee stories and caffeine habits

Nick Willis, Nick Symmonds, Aisha Praught, Gabe Grunewald and more share their preferred pre-run coffee and caffeine intake.

June 12, 2017

Tom Farrell VLOGS: WE COULDN’T BREATH || Chocolate Challenge – Session 6

Tom Farrell attempts his first Youtube challenge and sees how many malted milk balls he can fit in his mouth at once. Ed Sheeran did 55.

June 11, 2017

PHOTOS: NCAA Outdoor Championship (Day 4) by Dane Schubert

Photos from the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. All photos by Dane Schubert.

June 10, 2017

PHOTOS: NCAA Outdoor Championship (Day 3) by Dane Schubert

Photos from the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. All photos by Dane Schubert.

June 9, 2017

PHOTOS: NCAA Outdoor Championship (Day 1 &2) by Dane Schubert

Photos from the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. All photos by Dane Schubert.

June 6, 2017

Tom Farrell VLOGS – Q&A #1 HI LACROIX – Session 5

Tom Farrell takes questions from his viewers and subscribers. Anything from favorite LaCroix flavor to what’s his haircut

June 6, 2017

Sam Parsons’ Farewell Letter to N.C. State

Sam Parsons pens a letter to his teammates before he competes in an NC State uniform one last time at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

June 5, 2017

Power Rankings: Asbel Kiprop goes after Bannister, Teens run really fast & more

Every Monday, we’ll be putting together a round-up of the weekend winners and those who need improvement. It’s a simple five up and five down style. Without further ado, let’s get to this week’s rankings:

Needs improvement

5. Standard tracks

The adidas Boost Boston Games’ Sunday events were run on a straight, 200+ meter track on Charles Street smack dab in the city. And Wayde Van Niekerk did not disappoint in the 200. It wasn’t that his time was especially earth-shattering (19.84). It’s how easy he made it look. And it’s a shade faster than the fastest legitimate time run in the world this year. Your move, normal tracks.

4. Yohan Blake

On the same straight, urban track that Van Nierkerk dominated, former 9.69-100-meter-man Yohan Blake got buried in the 150. It wasn’t just that he lost. He didn’t exactly take his walloping in stride, and sort of threw a fit after the race.

3. Marathon Investigation dot com provides an often valuable resource to the running community: namely, outing cheaters at major road races. Does the man behind the site appear sometimes vindictive and in it more for the notoriety than for the purity of the sport? Some folks might say yes. But few can argue that cheating is bad, and so what he does can be good. Yet this week he penned a lengthy defense of what he does (fine) in which he dragged in a bunch of tangential examples of what he views as societal hypocrisy (kinda lost us there). If you feel you provide a valuable service, let it speak for itself. And if you feel it needs defending, defend just the service.

2. Dr. Jeffrey Brown

Much-maligned Texas doctor Jeffrey Brown has long since hitched his cart to the Nike Oregon Project horse by prescribing several of the group’s athletes thyroid medication. His name appears in countless references to the group’s ongoing USADA investigation documentation. His name is already tarnished to many, but it took another hit this week when ProPublica reported that he allegedly altered medical documents pertaining to then-client and NOP assistant Steve Magness. We didn’t write the book on fraudulent medical procedures, but we know that’s not a good look.

1. Asbel Kiprop’s Twitter

Following an–ahem–rough race at Pre, Asbel Kiprop tweeted something comparing his sub-four mile from that day to Roger Bannister’s historic cracking of the barrier. It was hilarious, and we’d have no problem with Kiprop’s Twitter had he left it up, despite the controversy it elicited. No, we say next time Kiprop flies off the handle, hand the man his phone and make sure whatever he types out stays up!

asbel kiprop roger bannister tweet


5. Harriette Thompson 

She’s survived cancer twice. She’s the oldest woman to run a marathon. On Sunday, she became the oldest woman to run a half marathon.

4. Adidas Boston Boost Games

It was a very sad moment when New York City lost its Diamond League meet but the sportswear company didn’t let its East Coast fans down and decided to host a meet at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville and then a street meet next to the Boston Common. Last year introduced the concept and the second year was very entertaining.

On Friday: Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris just fell short of breaking 13 minutes for 5,000m but took the win in 13:01. Charlene Lipsey won the women’s 800 in 1:59.57. The BAA middle distance runners defended their turf with Chris O’Hare’s 3:39.31 and Emily Lipari’s 4:12.32 victories in the men’s and women’s 1.500m. The Dream Mile races were also highly entertaining with 14-year-old Lexy Halladay upsetting a very loaded field and then American Fork’s Parick Parker finally beating teammate and rival Casey Clinger. Parker clocked a personal best of 4:03.99.

On Saturday: Tori Bowie set a world best with her 16.30 for 150m. Shaunae Miller did the same in the straight-200m as she won in 21.76. As we previously mentioned, Olympic champion and world record holder Wayde Van Niekerk did Wayde van Niekerk things. Kalon Barnes, a Baylor recruit, won the boy’s Dream 100 in 10.34 and Symone Mason, a Miami recruit, won the girl’s Dream 100m in 11.61.


3. Reed Brown

The Texas high school senior ran 3:59.30 at the Festival of Miles in St. Louis to become the 10th member of the U.S. sub-four minute mile club. It’s the fourth-fastest time by a high schooler in history. It’s starting to become an annual tradition where a high schooler runs under four minutes for the mile. We’re getting spoiled.

2. Sydney McLaughlin

The Union Catholic senior and 2016 Olympian doesn’t have much to prove next year at Kentucky, especially with her stellar high school season. She had herself quite the weekend by running a New Jersey state record of 22.88 for the 200m, breaking her own world junior record for the 400m hurdles in 54.03 and dashing to a 51.88 for 400m.

She’s just doing what she’s told.

Camille Herron

You don’t hear a whole lot about the Comrades Marathon, the world’s largest and oldest ultra-marathon race, as much as previous years but Camille Herron did the dang thing on Sunday. She became the first American woman since Anne Trason won in 1997. The race is 56-miles and Herron reportedly lost track of the finish line but was able to jog over for the win in 6:27:35. That’s one hell of a run.

May 31, 2017

Meet the young pups in this weekend’s Adidas Dream Miles

Who are the boys and girls in this year’s Adidas Dream Mile? Get to know the stars like Casey Clinger and Joy Ripslinger.

May 30, 2017

The 2013 Dream Milers: An Olympian, an NCAA great and how some careers panned out

How did the careers pan out for the high school stars who competed in the 2013 Adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile? Interesting storylines developed.

May 30, 2017

Tom Farrell VLOGS: Brand New Shoes FIRST LOOK – Session 4

Tom Farrell takes us through his week from a delivery of new shoes, a training session at Hayward Field and then some drills. All in Session 4 of his Vlog.

May 27, 2017

Watch the Prefontaine Classic online: Live stream, TV info, schedule and results

How to watch the 2017 Prefontaine Classic live from Eugene, Oregon. TV, schedule and live results information for the U.S. Diamond League stop.

May 26, 2017

In his words: Ivy League runner chronicles his battle and overcoming depression

Ben Sutherland, a rising senior on the cross-country team at Brown, reached out to Citius Mag to share his battle with depression in his own words.

May 23, 2017

Tom Farrell Vlogs: My Nike Shoe Inventory – Session 3

Tom Farrell opens up his closet and takes us through all the Nike shoes that he wears in training, conditioning and competition.

May 22, 2017

Welcome to Pre Week!

This week on Citius Mag, we’ll be exploring all sorts of stories and angles related to the Prefontaine Classic as well as the legendary runner himself.

May 22, 2017

Meet the other contenders for the NCAA 5,000m crown

Meet the other college stars that will take Edward Cheserek’s crown in the 5,000 meters at the upcoming NCAA Championships.

May 21, 2017

What was Edward Cheserek’s greatest race at Oregon?

Edward Cheserek put together many incredible races during his four-year career at Oregon. What was his greatest race in a Ducks uniform?

May 21, 2017

The greatness of Edward Cheserek at Oregon

Edward Cheserek has finished his career at Oregon after a back injury forced him to scratch from NCAA prelims. How do we remember his NCAA career?

May 19, 2017

What we learned about the USADA/Alberto Salazar investigation from the New York Times

What we learned from the latest revelation of the USADA investigation into Nike Oregon Project Alberto Salazar and his use of L-carnitine injections.

May 19, 2017

Watch the 2017 TrackTown Summer Series Draft online: Live stream, Results

Watch the 2017 Tracktown Summer Series draft live as Nick Symmonds, Bernard Lagat, Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross make their picks.

May 18, 2017

2017 TrackTown Summer Series: Unofficial Mock Draft

Before the 2017 Tracktown Summer Series teams get selected, we put together our own mock draft of where we think the elites will land.

May 17, 2017

Tom Farrell starts vlogging, chronicles his life in Eugene with OTC

British Olympian and Oregon Track Club elite runner Tom Farrell has started vlogging and chronicling his life as a professional runner.

May 16, 2017

The case for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials host cities

A look at the cases for Eugene, Sacramento and Walnut and hosting the 2020 U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials. The decision will come in July.

May 11, 2017

John Mascari: My Next Chapter

After a strong career at Indiana State and losing a coach recently, John Mascari still believes he can run at the next level.

May 10, 2017

Feast your eyes on the best male athlete portraits in track and field (Part VI)

Picture day is something to look forward to every year. These runners surely made the most out of their respective roster portraits. Part VI.

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