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Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Pre Classic

May 30, 2014 |

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The Prefontaine Classic will be held tonight and tomorrow at historic Hayward Field and it totally dominates the weekend’s news in track and field.

There are other competitions this weekend–NCAA prelim rounds, the Gotzis decathlon and … Read More

5 Questions with Pat Casey

May 30, 2014 | | One Comment

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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 Pat Casey, who is … Read More

World Juniors Watch List: Women’s Throws

May 28, 2014 | | One Comment

Last week I started a series of watch lists for the upcoming World Junior Championships, so that you know which athletes to keep an eye on at the upcoming NCAA Championships and the various state and national high school championships.

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Monday Morning Run: World Relays Recap

May 27, 2014 |

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This Tuesday edition of the Monday Morning Run focuses exclusively on last weekend’s World Relays in the Bahamas. Reviews for the event were universally positive as we all learned that the combination of teams and patriotism in … Read More

Five Things We Learned on Day 2 of the IAAF World Relays

May 25, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Five quick thoughts on the final day of the meet…

The meet was a success.

The inaugural IAAF World Relays was a sellout on both of its days and the stadium was buzzing with energy. The interest among international fans … Read More

Five Things We Learned on Day 1 of the IAAF World Relays

May 25, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Five thoughts about the first day of the IAAF’s new World Relays…

Relays are fun.

We in the United States have known this for a long time. We more or less invented the relay race in Philadelphia, where 100,000 fans … Read More

World Relays 4x1500m Crash

May 24, 2014 | | 4 Comments

Who says running isn’t a  contact sport? Katie Mackey of the USA and Zoe Buckman of Australia collided during the first exchange of the women’s 4x1500m relay. Luckily, it appears that neither was seriously injured in the crash.

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Women’s World Relays Preview

May 23, 2014 | | One Comment

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Yesterday, I previewed the men’s events for the inaugural World Relays.  Today I’ll cover the women’s 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400, 4 x 800 and 4 x 1500.

4 x 100

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The Weekend’s Best Matchups: World Relays, College Championships and more

May 23, 2014 |

The world is coming to the Bahamas for the first ever IAAF World Relays this weekend, a meet that looks like it will be great fun. There’s plenty of other action this weekend too: three lower-tier national collegiate championships, US … Read More