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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Daily News Roundup: Cain shooting for a World Junior Record?

January 9, 2014 | | One Comment

Mary Cain holds no World Junior records…yet. (Photo by TrackTownPhoto)

The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix announced a few of their star entries yesterday, and one of them was young Mary Cain. She’ll be running an odd distance, the 2000 … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Teams Matter, part 3

January 8, 2014 | | 2 Comments

There’s a reason the Brits go bonkers for this guy, and it’s not because he runs for Nike.

Over the last two days I’ve talked about how team identity and team competition is where track and field and road racing … Read More

The 4 x 1: Symmonds to Brooks, Ritzenhein and Flanagan in Boston, Best meet of 2014

January 8, 2014 | | One Comment

Photo via TrackTownPhoto

Jason and Kevin take four minutes to discuss:

-What impact will Nick Symmonds’s decision to leave Nike have on the sport?

-Will his new arraignment with Brooks pose any challenges?

-Who is the most interesting … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Teams Matter, part 2

January 7, 2014 |

College track has a ready-made fan base. We just need to figure out how to make it easier for college sports fans to follow what we do. (Photo by TrackTownPhoto)

Yesterday, I posted an excerpt from Brett Larner’s Japan Running … Read More

5 Questions with Craig Longhurst of the JDL Fast Track

January 7, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Welcome back to 5 Questions, where we pick the brains of people from all areas of the running scene. Today, we were lucky enough to catch up with Craig Longhurst; the man behind the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, NC. He … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Teams Matter

January 6, 2014 | | One Comment

Banners support participating school teams at a Japanese ekiden.

Last week’s Hakone Ekiden, Japan’s national men’s collegiate road relay championship, was more popular and drew more attention from the Japanese public than any other sporting event in all of 2013. … Read More

College Weekend Recap

January 6, 2014 | | One Comment

Some traditions should never die. Thanks Navy track for a great meet. –@Princetontrack (Photo by Princeton Track/XC twitter)

This will be brief, as there were just five meets held over the weekend.

Navy 94, Princeton 87


This was … Read More

The Monday Morning Run

January 6, 2014 | | One Comment

Welcome to the first edition of the Monday Morning Run in 2014. We promise to keep it interesting in the new year, both in this space and in all of the content on the Daily Relay.  It won’t be easy … Read More

Inequality Killing College Sports

January 3, 2014 |

The current thinking is that wealth and income inequality is a scourge that ruins economies and hurts us all. The Pope thinks so. The President of the United States thinks so. America’s best-known Nobel economics laureate thinks so (and has … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups

January 3, 2014 |

Can Fionnuala Britton hold off Gemma Steel and Maryam Jamal to win her third straight Antrim International Cross Country?

It’s still a light weekend of competition, coming just on the heels of the new year, but there are still a … Read More