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Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Weekend’s Best Matchups

January 31, 2014 |

College track gets a classic #1 vs #2 showdown this weekend in Fayetteville.

Instead of trying to rank these matchups as I often do, I’ll instead put them in chronological order.

Arkansas vs Florida

Razorback Invitational Randal Tyson Track Center, … Read More

Daily News Roundup: First Big Pro Meet

January 30, 2014 |

Poland’s Adam Kszczot won the 800 meters in a world-leading 1:45.42

The first pro indoor meet of much importance was today, the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany.

World leading marks were established in five events. No surprise there–like I … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Olympic Marathon Trials to LA

January 29, 2014 |

Photo by USATF

Shortly after 3:00pm Eastern time, the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials site was announced as Los Angeles. USATF, municipal, and Los Angeles marathon bigwigs held a press conference at the Los Angeles Coliseum to make the announcement.

Thirteen … Read More

Nonelite US Marathoners Are Getting Faster

January 29, 2014 | | 7 Comments

Even while the nation is getting fatter and unhealthier, more men are breaking 3:00 in US marathons now than in several decades, and more women are breaking 3:30 than ever before.

Last April’s Boston Marathon saw one of the most … Read More

Daily News Roundup: College Rankings

January 28, 2014 |

The various college team rankings are out today.

The USTFCCCA released its rankings for Division I and Division II plus D-I regional rankings.

Yours truly compiled Track and Field News’ dual meet rankings for men and women.

This afternoon … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Short list of best US distance runners?

January 27, 2014 | | 12 Comments

Does this person leap to mind when you think “greatest American runners?” She should.

You may have heard that Galen Rupp broke the American Record for the indoor 2-mile over the weekend. It led SI’s Tim Layden to tweet the … Read More

College Weekend Recap

January 27, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Oregon is already at the front of the pack. (Photo by TrackTownPhoto)

A week ago the weekend’s college action was all about the teams. This time it’s all about the individuals, but still with a look towards teams.

Oregon Ducks … Read More

The Monday Morning Run

January 27, 2014 | | 5 Comments

Photo courtesy of TrackTownPhoto

We will get to Galen Rupp, Mary Cain and all the other news of the week shortly. First, some thoughts on Alan Webb, who announced this week that he will retire from professional running … Read More

5 Questions with Lauren Kleppin

January 24, 2014 | | 2 Comments

photo: Runnerspace

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 Lauren Kleppin, as she comes off her runner up … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups

January 24, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Can Mary Cain break another record? Will she beat a field of seasoned pros and an NCAA star? (Photo by TrackTownPhoto)

Usually I rank the best matchups of the weekend, but this time around I think it’s appropriate to put … Read More