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SPEED Rankings #1: Sprints and Hurdles

May 8, 2015 | | 4 Comments

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With the end of the relay season and the beginning of the Diamond League we are forging into the heart of the track season.  There is still a long way until the World Championships, but we … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: US upsets Jamaica, Sanya Richards-Ross shines, Kenya falters

May 4, 2015 |

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The World Relays churn out headlines. World records. Upsets. Americans crashing out in a relay. Americans celebrating a victory in a fashion that will in no way come back to haunt them later on in the summer.

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Penn Relays and Drake Relays Pro Recap

April 29, 2015 |

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Today is part two of the delayed Monday Morning Run. Yesterday, I discussed the London Marathon with 26 observations on the year’s best race so far on the road. Now, we turn our attention to the track … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: 26 Thoughts on the London Marathon

April 28, 2015 |

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Due to results overload, we are splitting up the Monday Morning Run this week (not to mention posting it on Tuesday……). The London Marathon recap is on tap for today with the full review of … Read More

An Archetypal London Marathon Preview

April 24, 2015 | | One Comment

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Predicting marathons is hard. If you rely on form charts and personal bests then the unpredictability of 26 miles spits you out and makes you look like a neophyte. If you get too cute … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: 26 Takeaways from the Boston Marathon

April 21, 2015 | | One Comment

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The Monday Morning Run is a day later to accommodate the Boston Marathon. Boston alone would have been enough to discuss, but there are also results from the track and the surprise announcement of Eugene … Read More

Monday Morning Run: Bolt/Gatlin rivalry, Mekhissi injured, who is Elaine Thompson?

April 13, 2015 | | 2 Comments

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The proxy war between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin is heating up, both on the track and in the media. Last week, Bolt’s manager and coach took shots at Gatlin on separate occasions. Over the weekend, … Read More

Which are the NCAA’s best conferences?

April 7, 2015 | | One Comment

The Big Ten proved it’s still big in the money sports, but how does it stack up in track and cross country?

Last night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game was a classic. Wisconsin pushed Duke all the way until the … Read More