Events are underway, and some drama has already unfolded in the women's 800m race. Read the story and watch videos of the race over at LetsRun.com.
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One story line that seems to have disappeared is the Alberto Salazar doping scandal. Salazar was accused of providing his athletes with performance enhancing drugs and skirting doping rules by some big names in running. Kara Goucher, Steve Magness (another Nike Oregon Project coach), and others all have come out against Salazar (read about it here, and here, and here).
You can read my take from last year, but it seems the story has mostly gone away. However, Sports Illustrated recently ran a story mentioning the scandal (read here). I tend to think Salazar will be found to be guilty of some sort of wrongdoing, but who knows.
In the meantime, I'll be following the results of the trials and trying to watch some of the races live. Check out the schedule over at NBC Sports.