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Monday Morning Run: Dibaba beats history, Kiprop scares the record and the rest of those 1500m times

July 20, 2015 |

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World records, historically deep races, false start drama, US relay ramifications, 200m runners running in the wrong lanes…..Monaco had a little bit of everything.  I tried my best to cover it all.  If there is … Read More

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

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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Five Things We Learned in Shanghai

May 18, 2014 | | 3 Comments

The Diamond League tour went to Shanghai today. Results are available from the IAAF and video is available from

Here are my five takeaways from the meet.

Sometimes it isn’t wise to go with the pacemakers. Arthur Lydiard once … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Diamond League, road races, and more

May 8, 2014 | | 2 Comments

This weekend features the return of the Diamond League, a bunch of road races, and some interesting college matchups. Instead of ranking them, this week I put all twenty matchups (twenty!) in chronological order, starting with tonight’s Medtronic TC road … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups for August 29-September 2

August 29, 2013 |

Zurich’s “Letzi” awaits the Weltklasse.

This is an unusually long weekend, starting with Thursday’s Diamond League final in Zurich and stretching out to Monday’s USATF 20k Championships. Let’s take a look at the best matchups coming your way over those … Read More

Moscow Daily for August 16

August 16, 2013 |

Mo won yet again, but this may have been his toughest victory yet. (Photo courtesy TrackTownPhoto.)

Our Moscow Daily recaps the day’s action at the IAAF World Championships, offers up some analysis, and tells you what (and how) to watch … Read More

World Championships Preview: Women’s Jumps

August 3, 2013 |

Brigetta Barrett won a surprise silver at the Olympics, but Worlds gold would surprise no one. (Photo courtesy Creative Commons.)

Over the last few days we’ve started to preview the upcoming World Championships in Moscow, breaking things down by event … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups – London Diamond League

July 25, 2013 |

Usain Bolt should have no trouble hearing the 80,000-strong crowd in London. (Photo courtesy IAAF Diamond League Facebook page.)

The main competition over this weekend is the London stop on the Diamond League tour, held over two days and dubbed … Read More

Five Things We Learned in Monaco

July 19, 2013 |

Five quick thoughts on today’s Diamond League meet in Monaco…

Jenny Simpson is back.

Back in 2009, when she was known as Jenny Barringer, she ran the still-standing 1500 meter collegiate record of 3:59.90 at the Prefontaine Classic. At the … Read More