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February 24, 2019

Four quick things: volume II

Alrighty, I’ll jump right in here with my four quick things from today’s final competition at the 2019 USATF Indoor National Championships.

  • Donavan Brazier threw down
    • The Nike Oregon Project athlete absolutely crushed in the men’s 600 meters competition, running an all-time world’s best time of 1:13.77. There were six men in this final heat and five get paid, which is good work if you can get it.
  • Athing Mu is a world-beater
    • The 16 years-old athlete not only set a 2nd best ever world indoor time in the women’s 600m, she also crushed the existing indoor American record and walked down Raevyn Rogers, who has a 1:58 PB and has finished 2nd twice at US Championships.
  • Shelby Houlihan got her revenge race in
    • After finishing second in the previous night’s mile race, Shelby barnstormed the last mile of this evening’s two mile, slowly dropping the field. She appeared to be on a mission, and given that the slow heat was won in ~9:50, she was not going to leave much up to chance when it came down to getting the W.
  • Craig Engels does Craig-Engels-Things
    • After looking incredibly calm at the start line, Craig did the thing that he always seems to do, which is find himself in excellent position with 600 meters to go and slowly dismantle the rest of the field. His last 400m were run in ~54.X, his last 800m in ~1:52.X and finished in 3:59.69. The man fought off Henry Wynne and Johnny Gregorek for this title.
February 23, 2019

Four quick things

Without further ado, here are a couple of thoughts from the racing today at the USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships on Staten Island:


  • Clayton Murphy has the 1,000m in the palm of his hand
    • The NOP stand-out controlled his heat with a win, ran the fastest time in prelims and even had enough of a buffer to walk it in the last few steps. He’ll have to fight off the likes of Brannon Kidder, who had an excellent prelim as well, and Robbie Andrews, who despite having a bit of rocky start to the season got a little q for the final and can never be counted out.


  • Ajee Wilson is not here to relax
    • This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as she has won a US title indoors every meeting since 2013, but Ajee Wilson come out of prelims with the fastest mark, while also setting meet record in the 1,000m distance (2:37.96). She will be your favorite heading into the final.


  • The men’s 2 mile final was weird as hell (and I loved it)
    • So here’s the skinny: Drew Hunter, an arguable contender for the two mile title, entered the race without a seed time. This usually means, if there are multiple heats, you are in the slow one. Drew, along with his Tinman Elite teammates, proceeded to time trial the race and propel Drew to a meet record and world leading time of 8:25.29. The second heat then proceeded to take the first mile out in 4:25ish, all bur securing the victory for drew, as he watched from the sidelines. That’s Drew’s first US Title and one hell of a story.


  • Colleen Quigley out-Shelby’d Shelby Houlihan
    • It’s pretty wild that we got to the point where Shelby is the favorite after 1) not racing any indoor this season and 2) just winning the 10K Cross Country Championships on February 2nd. Shelby has been so dominant that despite these two aforementioned items, we all pretty much expected her to walk to another indoor title. After unsponsored Eleanor Fulton won the “B” heat in 4:33.47, the standard was set for the fast heat, which after going through 800m in ~2:19 or so, wound-up pretty quickly with a 2:10 last 800m. This is Colleen’s first track US Title, which is wild, considering she has been 8th at the Olympic Games in the steeplechase.


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January 29, 2019

Chuck PT’s Video of the European Track Races You Wish You Ran

Check out this short film that gives a peek into Charles Philibert-Thiboutot’s travels in Europe.

November 19, 2018

2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships Gallery

Photos by John Jarvis for Citius Mag

November 4, 2018

The New York City Marathon Gallery

It was a great day to run fast.

November 3, 2018

USATF 5K Championships | New York City

The day before the New York City Marathon a much shorter championship race takes place. With a whole mess of prize money on the line, American middle distance runners lined up on a rainy Saturday morning to decide this year’s USATF 5k Champion. At the end of a sprint through Central Park, it was Paul Chelimo and Emily Sisson that walked away with the proverbial humongous novelty check.

June 23, 2018

GALLERY: USATF Outdoor Championships – Day Two

Day Two of the USATF Outdoor Championships was contested in the rain. Finals included the men’s and women’s 100 meters ft. Noah Lyles.

May 26, 2018

Prefontaine’s short-form Friday program excites

As many have noted, this will be the final Prefontaine Classic at the current Hayward Field facility, before renovations begin for the 2021 World Championships. Announced ahead of the meet at the press conference, meet director Tom Jordan noted that the 2019 meeting will be held June 28-29 and that meet management hopes to keep it “in the region.” They will announce the location when the contract is finalized with the venue. Does “region” imply pacific northwest? Or perhaps just the west coast? There aren’t a ton of facilities in the immediate area that can host ~15,000+ fans, so it is possible that they will get creative with an existing large facility (e.g. Seattle’s Safeco Field or Portland’s Providence Park). Who knows. I’m wildly speculating here.

The men’s javelin was poppin’. The German trio of Thomas Rohler, Johannes Vetter, and Andres Hoffman really got the crowd going with some big throws as they went 1-2-3. Rohler and Vetter traded off the facility record and that was pretty cool. They both also made World top-10 throws. Big bucks. This picture was also taken, which was a real treat. Absolute units:

In the men’s pole vault, we had some very nice athletes in American Sam Perkins, Swedish young buck Armond Duplantis, Olympic Champion Thiago Braz (Brazil) and current world record holder Renaud Lavillenie. Guess what?! Braz no-heighted, Lavillenie had an off-day at 5.56m for 5th place and Perkins/Duplantis came in 1-2.

Women’s 800! This was the national field – the Diamond League field tomorrow (Saturday) is absolutely outrageous. Regardless, we got some exciting action. Natoya Goule of Jamaica got the W in 2:00.84. Stephanie Brown was right behind in 2:01.84.

The women’s 1,500 was flush with American women. They went through 800m in around 2:12.xx and bunched up a bit after the pacer dropped off. There was a bit of a tussle with 400m to go and Emily Lipari hit the mondo. Dani Jones sailed to victory in a new PB of 4:07.74. Here is a photo that Ryan Sterner took:

On to the men’s 800m. We had one American in the field with Erik Sowinski, with fellow American Harun Abda on pacing duty. Abda came through in 49.8 and the next fastest through 400m was Emmanual Korir in 51.9. Korir would go on to win, with Nigel Amos in 2nd (1:45.51). He trains in Eugene. Hometown boy. Nice.

Lastly, we’ve got the men’s 2-mile. Also, lots of great Americans in this field. Chelimo, Jenkins, Hill, True, Bor, Mead, Kipchirchir. You get the picture. Again, we had a bit of a disconnect with the pacing as Lopez Lomong was through one mile in around 4:11, with the pack 4 seconds back. The crew was bunched up with 800m to go and we had ourselves a dang foot race:

 Selemon Barega goes on to close over the last 400m in 54.x, with Paul Chelimo in 2nd.

We look forward to seeing you all online tomorrow.

April 18, 2018

PHOTOS: 2018 Boston Marathon – Right On Hereford, Left on Boylston

Photos from the wet, windy and gritty 2018 Boston Marathon. Taken as runners hit the final turn toward the finish line on Boylston street.

February 19, 2018

The Scenes and Emotions of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships

R.J. McNichols gets behind the camera for CITIUS MAG at the USATF Indoor Championships this weekend to capture the emotions of athletes headed to Worlds.

January 28, 2018

PHOTOS: 2018 Dr. Sander Invitational

Photos from the 2018 Dr. Sander Invitational Saturday at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights taken by Jason Suarez.

September 17, 2017

PHOTOS: Long Run With The Buffaloes (By Brandon Sotelo)

Took a quick trip out to Boulder to check out the Colorado Buffaloes as they tackled a long run at Gold Hill before the the cross country season heats up.

September 12, 2017

PHOTOS: 2017 5th Avenue Mile by Jason Suarez

Photos from the 2017 5th Avenue Mile where Nick Willis and Jenny Simpson captured historic victories. All photos by Jason Suarez.

September 7, 2017

PHOTOS: 2017 HOKA Long Island Mile

Chris O’Hare and Emily Lipari won the elite races at the 2017 HOKA Long Island Mile in the rain. The men’s race was in memory of David Torrence.

July 28, 2017

PHOTOS: CITIUS MAG x Lost Boys Track Club NYC Blue Jeans Mile

A photo gallery of the 2017 NYC Blue Jeans Mile presented by CITIUS MAG and the Lost Boys Track Club. Two world records were set.

June 24, 2017

PHOTOS: USATF Outdoor Championships – Day 2 (By Jason Suarez)

Photos of the 2017 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, California. All pics shot by Jason Suarez for Citius Mag.

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.

May 19, 2017

PHOTOS: USATF Middle Distance Classic 2017, Occidental College

Photos of the 2017 USATF Middle Distance Classic at Occidental Classic on May 18. All shots taken by Justin Britton.

May 9, 2017

Genevieve LaCaze Instagram Takeover Happening

Two-time Australian Olympian Genevieve LaCaze takes over the CitiusMag Instagram account to chronicle her day and share a glimpse into her life.

April 18, 2017

PHOTOS: Boston Marathon 2017 – Scenes from Heartbreak Hill by Jason Suarez

Scenes from one of the toughest moments in the Boston Marathon – Heartbreak Hill. Run tough like the elites. Run with joy like the Black Roses.

April 13, 2017

Running Documentaries and Videos You Should Watch #1 : Mile 19

Mile 19 tells the inspiring story of Johnnie Jameson, a Los Angeles mailman who understands the meaning of running.

April 2, 2017

PHOTOS: Stanford Invitational 2017 by Justin Britton

70 degrees, sunshine and fast times, the 2017 outdoor season is getting into full swing and yet again the Stanford Invite did not disappoint.

There were some upsets, some World Championship qualifying marks and a piñata full of PR’s that lots of people were able to take advantage of.

To be frank, I didn’t stay for the entire meet, but I was there during prime time photography hour at sunset and here’s a collection of images that I captured during my time at the meet. Look for more galleries to come this outdoor season from out photo crew!

March 20, 2017

PHOTOS: Texas Distance Festival by Jordan Chavez and Brandon Sotelo

The Texas Distance Festival low key kicked off the 2017 outdoor season with a loaded boy’s 5,000 meter race. Check out our photos from the race.

March 12, 2017

PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships – By Brandon Sotelo

Photos from the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas. All photos taken by Brandon Sotelo for Citius Mag.

March 5, 2017

Photos: 2017 USATF Indoor Championships Day 3 – By Jason Suarez

Photos from the final day of the 2017 USATF Indoor Championships. Jason Suarez was trackside to capture all the record-setting performances.

March 5, 2017

PHOTOS: USATF Indoor Championships (Day 2, March 4) by Jason Suarez

Photos from Day 2 of the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships. Noah Lyles & Phyllis Francis broke records. Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo dominated.

March 1, 2017

PHOTOS: Santa Barbara Track Club By Justin Britton

Check out our Spring 2017 photo gallery of the Santa Barbara Track Club. The largest multi event training group in the U.S.

February 20, 2017

Photos: Ocean Breeze Grand Prix, Staten Island

Photos from the 2017 Ocean Breeze Grand Prix in Staten Island New York. All images shot by Jason Suarez for Citius Mag.

February 18, 2017

PHOTOS: NJ-NY Track Club sets 4xMile World Record

Check out our photo gallery from the New Jersey-New York Track Club’s world record-setting 4xMile relay.

February 12, 2017

PHOTOS: 2017 Millrose Games by Jason Suarez

Check out our shots from this year’s Millrose Games.

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