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Monthly Archives: August 2013

World Championships Day 1: What to Watch (and How)

August 9, 2013 |

Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium is ready for action. (Photo courtesy IAAF World Atletics Club Facebook page.)

Early tomorrow morning (or late tonight, depending on where you are) the IAAF World Championships in Athletics finally get underway in Moscow. Here’s a handy … Read More

World Championship American Medal Odds

August 9, 2013 |

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Below are my percentages for an American medal in the running events at the World Championships.  The strength of the American team, competition, injuries and the tactics of the particular event all played a … Read More

The Liberty Mile preview

August 8, 2013 |

Jordan McNamara is the 18th-fastest American of all time at 1500 meters.

On Friday night, the eve of the World Championships, the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile will be run in the streets of downtown Pittsburgh. The race is in … Read More

World Championships Preview: Sprints

August 7, 2013 |

The next in our series of World Championships previews looks at the sprinting events and the 4×100 relays. Again, this was written by Kevin Sully with a few additions by Jesse Squire.

Men’s 100

Heats: August 10th, 12:15pm ET Semifinals:Read More

World Championships Preview: 400 meters

August 7, 2013 |

LaShawn Merritt has regained the form that won the 2009 gold medal–but will it be enough to unseat the 2011 champion, Kirani “King” James?

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Our next set of previews for the upcoming IAAF World Championships … Read More

World Championships Preview: Hurdles

August 6, 2013 |

The hurdles are where you go if you want to see an American win, a fast time, or a close finish. But don’t ask “Where’s Lolo Jones?”

The first of our running event previews takes a look at the hurdles. … Read More

5 Questions with Jordan McNamara

August 5, 2013 | | One Comment

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 Jordan McNamara. Check out Jordan’s blog and follow him on Twitter @JordanMcNamara and Instagram.

5 Questions … Read More

World Championships Preview: Men’s Jumps

August 4, 2013 |

Erik Kynard leads a strong US team in the jumps. (Photo courtesy TrackTownPhoto.)

Our series of World Championships previews wraps up the field events with the men’s jumps.

Men’s High Jump

Qualifying: August 13 (Tuesday), 1:50am ET Final: August 15 … 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

World Championships Preview: Men’s Throws

August 2, 2013 | | One Comment

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Over the last two days we’ve previewed the multis (decathlon and heptathlon) and women’s throwing events for the upcoming World Championships in Moscow. Now we shift to the men’s throwing events.

Shot Put

Qualifying: August … Read More