August 2021


FROM THE OPENING ROUND of the first event, the men’s shot qualifying, which began appropriately for a fervidly awaited showdown at high noon, the “2020” Olympic Trials, delayed a year by a pandemic, spun out performances of remarkable quality.… Our Trials coverage begins here…


A Sizzling Olympic Trials Chooses Powerful Team USA

Olympic Trials Men’s 100 — A Year’s Delay Changed Everything

Olympic Trials Men’s 200 — Noah Lyles Bounces Back

Olympic Trials Men’s 400 — Michael Norman Leads New Faces

Olympic Trials Men’s 800 — Clayton Murphy Back In Form

Olympic Trials Men’s 1500 — Cole Hocker Outfoxes The Fox

Olympic Trials Men’s Steeple — Hillary Bor Had The Best Last Lap

Olympic Trials Men’s 5000 — Paul Chelimo Tough To Pass

Olympic Trials Men’s 10,000 — Woody Kincaid Had Biggest Kick

Olympic Trials Men’s 110H — Grant Holloway Destroys The Field

Olympic Trials Men’s 400H — Rai Benjamin Oh-So-Close To WR

Olympic Trials Men’s 20K Walk — Now Nick Christie Waits

Olympic Trials Men’s High Jump — JuVaughn Harrison Starts His Double

Olympic Trials Men’s Vault — Chris Nilsen Was Perfect

Olympic Trials Men’s Long Jump — Harrison’s Double A Done Deal

Olympic Trials Men’s Triple Jump — Will Claye’s Last-Gasp Comethrough

Olympic Trials Men’s Shot — Ryan Crouser Crushes World Record

Crouser Is Still In Search Of Perfection

Olympic Trials Men’s Discus — Mason Finley Finally Found Technique

Olympic Trials Men’s Hammer — The American Record Falls To Rudy Winkler

Rudy Winkler Knew His Biggest Day Was Coming

Olympic Trials Men’s Javelin — Searching For Standards

Olympic Trials Men’s Decathlon: The Return Of Garrett Scantling

Olympic Trials Women’s 100 — Sha’Carri Richardson En Fuego

1-Month Suspension Will Keep Richardson Out Of Tokyo

Olympic Trials Women’s 200 — A Race Second To One

Olympic Trials Women’s 400 — Mom Power Rules The Day

Olympic Trials Women’s 800 — Another Junior Record For Athing Mu

Olympic Trials Women’s 1500 — A Shove Was The Key

Olympic Trials Women’s Steeple — Emma Coburn Runs Win Total To 9

Olympic Trials Women’s 5000 — A Bowerman TC 1-2

Olympic Trials Women’s 10,000 — Emily Sisson’s Strategy Plays Out

Olympic Trials Women’s 100H — Sweet Redemption For Keni Harrison

Olympic Trials Women’s 400H — And A World Record To Wrap Things Up

Sydney McLaughlin Was Ready For Something Really Fast

Olympic Trials Women’s 20K Walk — Robyn Stevens Overwhelms Field

Olympic Trials Women’s High Jump — 8 In A Row For Vashti Cunningham

Olympic Trials Women’s Vault — Katie Nageotte Gives WR A Try

Olympic Trials Women’s Long Jump — 4-Peat For Brittney Reese

Olympic Trials Women’s Triple Jump: The Keturah Orji Machine Rolls On

Olympic Trials Women’s Shot — Jessica Ramsey Wins Battle Of PRs

Olympic Trials Women’s Discus — Valarie Allman Destroys The Competition

Olympic Trials Women’s Hammer — A Pair Of ARs For DeAnna Price

DeAnna Price’s Focus On Happiness Gets A Boost

Olympic Trials Women’s Javelin — The Big 2 Dominate

Olympic Trials Women’s Heptathlon — Huge Improvement For Annie Kunz

So Who’s On Team USA?

Hobbs Kessler Turns Pro, Signs With adidas & Global Athletics

Oslo DL — Karsten Warholm Takes Down Vintage World Record

Stockholm DL — Another Amazing 400H Race

Gyulai Memorial — A Gold-Medal 100 Clash

Monaco DL — Faith Kipyegon Wins Titanic 1500 Battle

Gateshead DL2 — Kate Grace Still On A Roll

Brooks PR Invitational — Florida Hurdlers Hot

Nike Outdoor Nationals — A New Look For Big HS Meet

T&FN Interview — Christian Taylor

August 2021

In This Issue:



COVER — August (photo by Richard Seow)

FROM THE EDITOR — It’s Time To Fill Those Empty Lanes




LAST LAP — August