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The Monday Morning Run: Brits rule Euros, Bolt on the beach and Mekhissi the pioneer

August 18, 2014 | | One Comment

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Where did the season go? After the Diamond League break for the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships, there are less than three weeks, and four major meets, left in the 2014 season. … Read More

Javelin Thrower Nails 75m Marker at 2014 European Athletics Championships

August 14, 2014 |

Swedish javelin thrower Kim Amb impales the 75m marker at 2014 European Athletics Championships.

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The Land of the Rising Run

August 12, 2014 |

Photo: Michael Lebowitz

In a place called Track Town USA, a novice runner rarely garners much attention. Eugene has earned this nickname from the feats of Steve Prefontaine, Alberto Salazar, and Kathy Hayes among a long list of others contending … Read More

The Michigan Track Classic: A Surprise Success

August 11, 2014 |

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Last night I attended the Michigan Track Classic, a meet that has gone from nonexistence to a major event within the span of barely over a year (and just three races). About five thousand excited … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Willis and Wilson star, Euro Champs preview and Bolt’s night out

August 11, 2014 |

It turns out you miss a lot of track and field if you don’t have the internet. I discovered this the last few weeks when a crosstown move left me unable to get online and, as a … Read More

Assessing Team USA’s performance at the World Junior Championships

July 29, 2014 |

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After just about every major international championship, I attempt to assess the performance of the US team. I’ve never looked at the World Junior Championships before, but then again the meet was a far bigger … Read More

Future Tripping: How might World Junior Champions fare?

July 25, 2014 | | 4 Comments

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The mind tends to live in the future. Rather than savor a championship it prefers to guess if another is on the horizon. It’s how we’re wired. Paul Simon captured this best: Everybody loves the sound … Read More

How Meaningful are the World Junior Championships?

July 23, 2014 |

The World Junior Championships are being held at Oregon’s Hayward Field this week. The events that will garner the most attention tonight are the men’s and women’s 100 meter finals. Trayvon Bromell is the well-known name in the men’s 100 … Read More