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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: Men’s running events

August 8, 2016 | | 10 Comments

If you haven’t paid attention to track the last four years, then this post is for you. If you do pay attention to track, but are interested in the education of your friends, relatives and acquaintances who will dabble in … Read More

The end of the Felix double, Conley/Martinez rebound, McLaughlin makes history

July 11, 2016 |

The final day of the Olympic Trials might have been the most eventful. Allyson Felix didn’t qualify, an Oregon sophomore made the 200m team and there were three races where the team was decided by less than a tenth of … Read More

Lagat’s throwback Saturday, Allen completes comeback, Merritt in the 200m

July 10, 2016 | | 2 Comments

There were five finals on the penultimate day of the Olympic Trials, featuring old and young, fast and faste,r and the best race of the meet thus far. Some highlights…..

The men’s 5000m In terms of exciting races that didn’t … Read More

Hurdle shockers, men’s 1500m strategy, Grunewald’s spikes and Jager’s tiger

July 8, 2016 | | One Comment

The hardest team to make has now been reclassified as an impossible team to make — at least for the world’s leading women’s 100m hurdler. American record-holder Keni Harrison won’t represent the United States in Rio after she finished sixth in … 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

Baysa goes stealth to win Boston, brewing Semenya storm and saying goodbye to the best nickname in T&F

April 19, 2016 |

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Here’s the good news track and field– doping might not be the main story hanging over the sport heading into the Olympics. This seems like an impossibility with Russia currently suspended, Kenyan … Read More

Who’s ready for Kenyan marathon selection drama? Track’s Justice League and early world leads: Monday Morning Run

April 4, 2016 | | One Comment

A few questions to begin…..

-Did anyone take a break after indoors?

Many athletes who competed two weeks ago at the World Indoor Championships are already competing outdoors. Shawn Barber cleared 5.91 in the pole vault at the Texas Relays, … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Beijing rematches, Zurich in slow motion and the one week too late club

September 8, 2015 | | One Comment

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Zurich hosted the first half of the Diamond League’s two-part finale last week. It’s the post-script on a season that reached its climax over a week ago in Beijing. Most people looked in slow motion … Read More

Historic men’s 400m, more Kenyan gold: Breakfast in Beijing

August 26, 2015 |

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Kenya continued to shine, the Americans had a decent day despite a few crucial mishaps and Wayde Van Niekerk ran himself into oblivion. Some highlights from the fifth day of competition in Beijing.

-The two … Read More