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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Drummond suing Gay and Tygart: What does he need to prove?

May 22, 2014 | | One Comment

Yesterday news broke that sprint coach Jon Drummond is suing sprinter Tyson Gay and USADA CEO Travis Tygart for defamation of character.

Recall that Gay failed multiple drug tests last summer and cooperated with USADA in investigating the matter, and … Read More

Men’s World Relays Preview

May 22, 2014 | | One Comment

Photo via TrackTownPhoto

The inaugural World Relays take place Saturday and Sunday in the Bahamas.  Competitors from across the global will compete for baton-based supremacy in the 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400, 4 x 800 … Read More

World Juniors Watch List: Decathlon and Heptathlon

May 20, 2014 | | One Comment

If you’re like me, you’re excited about this summer’s World Junior Championships. They’ll be in the USA for the first time, at historic* Hayward Field, the first IAAF outdoor stadium championships of any kind ever held here.

(*I hear that … Read More

College Recap: Oregon and Texas A&M impress

May 19, 2014 | | One Comment

Most of the biggest conferences had their championship meets this weekend. The SEC, Pac-12, Big Ten and Big 12 all crowned champions, plus several lower-level circuits. Who did well? I’ll look at it from several points of view.

Team Awards … Read More

GIF Highlights from Shanghai Diamond League

May 18, 2014 |

Renaud Lavillenie cleared 5.92m for a world lead and meeting record in the pole vault.

Blessing Okagbare jumped and sprinted her way to wins and meet records in the long jump and 200m.

Abd Ihab El Rahman … Read More

Five Things We Learned in Shanghai

May 18, 2014 | | 3 Comments

The Diamond League tour went to Shanghai today. Results are available from the IAAF and video is available from

Here are my five takeaways from the meet.

Sometimes it isn’t wise to go with the pacemakers. Arthur Lydiard once … Read More

Hurdle Crash at Colorado State Meet

May 17, 2014 | | One Comment



Video courtesy of MileSplit

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The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Shanghai Diamond League and more

May 15, 2014 |

The USATF High Performance Classic at Occidental College is the first of many great competitions this weekend. (Photo:

It’s almost track and field overload this weekend. College track has its conference championships, the Diamond League and World Challenge tours … Read More

Run it Back: Will Leer’s run-in with USATF

May 14, 2014 |

Three months before he criticized USATF on national television at the US Indoor Championships, Will Leer butted heads with the sport’s governing body at the group’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.  In December, Leer questioned why Lashawn Merritt received the Jesse Owens … Read More

College Recap: Hammer stars and can Oregon win?

May 12, 2014 | | 4 Comments

Photo courtesy Bowling Green Athletics

Aside from a few early conference championship meets, there wasn’t much action this weekend. Most teams were saving up energy and fine-tuning for next week’s conference championships. Having to take a week more or less … Read More