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Monthly Archives: July 2014

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

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: World Juniors, Commonwealth, Roads and more

July 25, 2014 | | One Comment

Thank God it’s Friday.

It’s a big pause in the Diamond League schedule right now but there’s still plenty of action. The World Junior Championships run through the weekend, the Commonwealth Games begin, and there’s quite a bit of action … 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

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Monaco Diamond League

July 17, 2014 |

The Diamond League resumes on Friday afternoon in Monaco, the land of the rich and famous.

You can see the meet live on Universal Sports TV, or on webcasts provided by Universal Sports, Watch Athletics, or

You can … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Glasgow Diamond League

July 11, 2014 |

Can Sanya Richards-Ross make her way back to the top of the 400 meters this weekend?

The Diamond League tour takes a one-off stop in Glasgow this weekend for the two-day meet normally held in London. With the Olympic Stadium … Read More

Monday Morning Run: Taking aim at records

July 7, 2014 | | One Comment

With no major championship in 2014, much of the drama of the outdoor track season revolves around chasing records – personal records, national records, perhaps even world records. Several of those records came under direct challenge or were threatened by … Read More

Five Things We Learned in Lausanne

July 3, 2014 |

Five quick reactions to some of today’s Diamond League action in Lausanne…

1. Merritt vs James is the best rivalry on the track right now. LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James are unafraid to race each other and have gone head-to-head … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups

July 2, 2014 |

The high jump world record could very well be broken on Thursday — but by whom?

This is an incredible weekend for the serious track and field fan. We have not one but two Diamond League meets — on Thursday … Read More