-Remember at the end of Without Limits when it says that at the time of Steve Prefontaine’s death, he held every American record between 2,000 and 10,000 meters? After running 3:50.92 for the mile indoors on Saturday, Galen Rupp is reaching that level of American dominance.
-Mary Cain continues her record book reconstruction tour and easily takes down the high school mile record at the New Balance Games.
-In Glasgow, Duane Solomon set the American record in the 600, Bernard Lagat won the 3,000 and an unknown defeated Carmelita Jeter in the 60. You can find all of the videos here. In the team competition, Russia and the United States tied with 58 points. Run-off or coin flip? Neither? Boo.
-Mo Farah will run the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in February. Sure he beat the Bekele brothers, but how will he fare against 9 guys racing in Mardi Gras costumes?
-First, Dayron Robles was sitting out 2013. Then, he was retiring. Now it sounds like he may just be doing some sort of NBA/NFL style holdout and plans on returning in 2014 for a new country. If Cuba is looking for a trade, it is definitely a buyer’s market for hurdlers right now.
–Jesse Squire highlights two overlooked performances of the weekend, Lawi Lalang in the 3,000 and Cas Loxsom in the 600, in his Weekly College Awards.