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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

The 2014 Track and Field Draft

June 25, 2014 |

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The NBA Draft is on Thursday evening, which means it’s time to roll out of the 2014 Track and Field Draft. Last year, I had Brianna Rollins as the first overall pick (a good selection) … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Mid-Season Diamond League Review

June 23, 2014 | | One Comment

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You know it is a slow week in track and field when Jesse’s Weekend’s Best Match Ups post only goes five deep. The Diamond League was off last week, the Europeans were competing in their … Read More

Monday Morning Run: High jumpers flirt with world record, Blake stumbles, Rudisha wins

June 16, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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Like the rest of the sport’s world, last week was very busy for track and field.  We experienced maximum overload on Saturday when the NCAA Championships and the New York Diamond League overlapped for an … Read More

Monday Morning Run: Bowie rolls, Fraser-Pryce fades, and more competition for Mary Cain

June 9, 2014 |

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We have entered the portion of the season where the professional meets happen so frequently that it is hard to keep track of results. Athletes are popping up all over the globe and world leads are … Read More