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Our Ten Best Bets for Track and Field in Rio

August 11, 2016 | | One Comment

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If betting were legal in the United States, there still probably wouldn’t be many lines for track and field at the Olympics due to general lack of interest, but at least you could find some of the … Read More

The Non-Track Fan’s Guide to the Olympics: Women’s running events

August 10, 2016 | | One Comment

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Part one of the Non-Track Fan’s Guide to the 2016 Olympics, featuring the men’s events, can be found here. Today, I’m focusing on the women’s events. I included the date of the final, the key names … Read More

James/Merritt I, US relay problems & Solinsky retires: The Monday Morning Run

May 2, 2016 |

Two retirements to announce. Sanya Richards-Ross said last week that 2016 will be her last season. It’s been almost 10 years since she ran the American record of 48.70 in the 400m. Throughout her career, she ran under 49 seconds … Read More

Breakfast in Beijing: Dibaba cruises, Americans struggle, Rudisha plays defense

August 25, 2015 |

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Genzebe Dibaba got a nice little workout in this evening in Beijing. She started off with a 2:25 first 800m, which probably isn’t fast enough to qualify as tempo run pace for her, but it’s … Read More

SPEED Rankings #3: Mid-Distance and Distance

July 10, 2015 |

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Lausanne, Paris and the US Championships helped cement a few favorites for the World Championships and provoked more questions in other events. Here is the latest look at the best in world according to one man’s … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: A-Z Guide to the US Championships

June 22, 2015 | | 3 Comments

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The Diamond League is on sabbatical and last weekend was filled with teenagers running ungodly fast times throughout the country. Recapping that is just going to make you feel slow and me feel weird, so instead … Read More

SPEED Rankings #2: Mid-Distance and Distance

June 11, 2015 | | 2 Comments

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A quick diversion from the NCAA Championships to update the professional SPEED Rankings. I wanted to post these before the Diamond League weekend kicks off today with Oslo and continues in New York on Saturday. … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: NOP investigation, Tarmohgeddon defined and a javelin controversy

June 9, 2015 | | 2 Comments

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First, the good news. Between last week and this week there are four Diamond League meets. The bad news is sandwiched in between those is a doping scandal that bridges two continents and threatens to bring … Read More

SPEED Rankings: Mid-Distance and Distance

May 14, 2015 |

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Last week, I learned that there are definite drawbacks to making rankings right before a huge meet. Shorty after I posted the first edition of the SPEED rankings my top five in each event was quickly torn … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: 8 Things We Learned This Indoor Season

March 9, 2015 |

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Last weekend’s European Championships in Prague was the last major meet on the professional indoor schedule. More on that at the bottom of the Monday Morning Run. First, let’s look big picture and discuss some takeaways … Read More