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The Bowerman Track Club is lining up for another night of spicy intra-squad running

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On Tuesday evening the Bowerman Track Club is lining up once again for their third intra-squad meet of the summer in Portland. Aptly named the Intra-squad Meet III, the Bowerman men and women will take to one of the the fastest middle-distance tracks in the world and lay down some 1,500m efforts, followed by some 4 x 400m mixed-gender runs. 

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Runners won’t want to miss this race, as only 10 days ago at Intra-Squad Meet II, Mohammed Ahmed shattered his own Canadian 5,000m record and became the 10th-fastest 5,000m runner of all time. On top of Ahmed’s remarkable performance, Shelby Houlihan broke her own American 5,000m record and towed teammate Karissa Schweizer to a record-beating time as well. Not bad for a race among friends.

The Bowerman group has been alternating between middle-distance and long-distance runs at their meets, with the specialists in each event trading off pacing duties. During their first meet, Ahmed paced teammates to 1,500m and 5,000m personal bests, and a week later, his teammates returned the favour, pacing him to his new national and North American record of 12:47.20.

Since Ahmed raced only 10 days ago, he’s likely using tonight’s 1,500m effort as a tune-up for the highly-anticipated Intra-Squad IV. Word on the street is that there may be a 10,000m planned. The Canadian 10,000m record is also held by Ahmed at 26:59.35, which he ran at the 2019 World Championships in Doha

How to watch

Runners with a RunnerSpace account can tune in via USATF.TV. The race will also be uploaded to YouTube following its conclusion. 

Events get underway at 9:30 p.m. ET with the pre-event show, and the races will begin at 10:30 p.m. Don’t forget to stick around for the mixed-gender 4 x 400m – an event that will have every Bowerman runner performing outside of their comfort zone. 

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