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The USATF Oxy High Performance Meet, being held tonight, Friday night, May 18, 2012, is a who’s who of American distance running. Alan Webb is going for the A standard in the 1,500 meters. Galen Rupp is racing the 1,500 meters for some speed work. Dathan Ritzenheim is going for the 5,000 meters A standard.
Brian Olinger, who we wrote about last night, is going for the A standard in the steeplechase.
The men’s 800 meters will feature Andrew Wheating. The women’s 800 meters has Jenny Simpson. In the women’s 1,500m, Maggie Vessey, Phoebe Wright, Anna Pierce, Shannon Rowbury.
And in addition to that, Alan Webb, Galen Rupp and Mo Farah are reportedly pacing the 5,000 meters.
We will have a piece on the event tomorrow, courtesy of our man on the scene, Jon Gugula.
Let’s Run Fan’s Guide to the 2012 USATF Oxy High Performance Meet
Race Results Weekly Feature on the USATF Oxy Fields
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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