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Monthly Archives: February 2014

College Weekend Recap

February 18, 2014 | | One Comment

This weekend was all about speed. Who ran the fastest, and what does it tell us about next month’s NCAA Championships?

The weekend’s college action was centered around big meets and fast times. Most of the top teams traveled to … Read More

The Mount Rushmore Milers

February 18, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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“The mile has a classic symmetry. It’s a play in four acts…” – John Landy


With the retirement of Alan Webb, it seems appropriate to reflect on the great milers in U.S. history. While … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Celebrity Pacemakers

February 17, 2014 |

Few runners ever become so popular that they are professional celebrities. This guy might be one of them.

The pacemaker as a feature of distance running has been part of the landscape since before Roger Bannister first broke 4:00 for … Read More

The Monday Morning Run

February 17, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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World records were the story of the weekend in track and field.  There were three in total, one on the roads, one in the field and one on the track.  Not to be outdone, the … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups

February 14, 2014 |

The last time two high schoolers took on and beat the country’s best was fifty years ago. Will it happen again this weekend? (Photo by TrackTownPhoto)

There’s a ton of track and field and cross country action this weekend: big … Read More

Daily News Roundup: The Olympics via CBC

February 13, 2014 |

Forget the Peacock. If you have a chance, go with the Maple Leaf.

From Yahoo! Sports Canada:

TORONTO – Bashing Olympics coverage in the United States seems to have become a sport in itself for fans seeking live coverage south … Read More

The 4 x 1: Rupp’s DNF, Simpson’s finish, best 4 x 800 team and Millrose match-ups

February 12, 2014 | | One Comment

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Jason and Kevin take four minutes to discuss:



-After dropping out of the mile in Boston, is Galen Rupp still the favorite in the 3,000 at the USA Indoor Championships?

-Could Jenny Simpson have … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Drake Relays Going Big

February 11, 2014 |

Members of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, perform above Drake Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 102nd Drake Relays. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

One of the great success stories on the domestic front for track … Read More

College Weekend Recap

February 11, 2014 | | One Comment

The capitol of indoor track hosted the Armory Collegiate Invitational. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

The college action this weekend took place in classic college towns: crazy fans in South Bend, a breakout performance in College Station, a thriller in State … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Cheat Sheet

February 10, 2014 |

Tyson Gay in 2007, at the peak of his powers. (Photo by Jesse Squire)

A story by Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein, titled Cheat Sheet: They Tyson Gay File, was released earlier today at Pro Publica. It’s a must-read.

If … Read More