The Bowerman men are back in action this Tuesday as they compete in their backyard in the first ever sanctioned race on the Michael Johnson Track at Nike World Headquarters. Mo Ahmed will command the pacing duties for BTC teammates Lopez Lomong, Matthew Centrowitz, and Woody Kincaid. Nestled in the woods, the men will be chasing fast times in the 5,000m as Mo, Lopez, and Centro tune up for Doha later this month. The ultimate goal of the race is for the men to hit the Olympic A Standard of 13:13.50 for 5,000m.
Lopez is fresh off his impressive USATF Outdoor Championships double, where he won the U.S. title in both the 5,000m and 10,000m. After recording a runner-up finish in the 1,500m at the U.S. Championships, Centrowitz will test his strength in the 5,000m distance. Woody returns to action after posting a personal best of 13:26.84 and strong 3rd place finish in the 5,000m at the U.S. Championships. Due to USATF not allowing athletes to chase the World Standard of 13:22.50 at the U.S. Championships, Woody will conclude his outdoor season after this race.
The event will be hosted by Portland Track and is free to the public. If you are in the Portland area, we invite you to join us for a special night at the first ever track meet at Nike WHQ. The race will also be available via livestream on RunnerSpace.
When: Tuesday, September 10th at 9:00 pm
Where: Michael Johnson Track at Nike HQ
What: Men 5000 race
8:30: Track opens for Pre Race festivities
9:00: Men 5000
Free to the public
Livestream on RunnerSpace
5000 Olympic Standard: 13:13.50