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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

Monday Morning Run: The rise of Tori Bowie, Gatlin’s personal best, Bolt’s 2014 schedule

July 21, 2014 |

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Vacation kept me away from the Monday Morning Run the last two weeks, but it looks like I returned just in time. Last Friday, the Monaco Diamond League meet delivered its normal heaping of extremely fast … Read More

What if Track & Field Had a World Cup?

June 30, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Last week I talked about what track and field can learn from soccer’s World Cup. There’s a lot about FIFA’s approach to things that we can and should think about for our sport.

But what if track and field had … Read More

Monday Morning Run: Devon Allen ups the ante, Simpson beats Cain, Spearmon’s future

June 30, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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I spent the weekend sweating through multiple shirts at the USA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento.  Today’s edition of the Monday Morning Run runs through some of the highlights from Sunday.

-In the span of a … Read More

USA Championships Saturday Report: McCorory wins, Richards-Ross returns

June 28, 2014 | | One Comment

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After all the medals she’s won,  Sanya Richards-Ross isn’t one to be happy with a loss.  But Saturday’s 400-meter at the US Championships in Sacramento tested that theory.

One year after an injury-shortened season and up against fierce … Read More

USA Championships Friday Report: Bumbalough close, but Lagat prevails again

June 28, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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With 200 meters remaining in his race, Andrew Bumbalough is smiling. Not a broad or triumphant smile, but one that sneaks onto his face mostly by habit. It’s his form of a grimace. Some runners’ … Read More