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Monthly Archives: June 2014

What if Track & Field Had a World Cup?

June 30, 2014 | | 3 Comments

Last week I talked about what track and field can learn from soccer’s World Cup. There’s a lot about FIFA’s approach to things that we can and should think about for our sport.

But what if track and field had … Read More

Monday Morning Run: Devon Allen ups the ante, Simpson beats Cain, Spearmon’s future

June 30, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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I spent the weekend sweating through multiple shirts at the USA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento.  Today’s edition of the Monday Morning Run runs through some of the highlights from Sunday.

-In the span of a … Read More

Sunday’s Best Matchups at the USATF Championships

June 29, 2014 |

Can Mary Cain live up to the expectations? It seems impossible, but she’s doing the impossible. (Photo: TrackTown Photo)

Today is the final day of the USATF Championships and I have seven tasty matchups for you. But first, you might … Read More

USA Championships Saturday Report: McCorory wins, Richards-Ross returns

June 28, 2014 | | One Comment

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After all the medals she’s won,  Sanya Richards-Ross isn’t one to be happy with a loss.  But Saturday’s 400-meter at the US Championships in Sacramento tested that theory.

One year after an injury-shortened season and up against fierce … Read More

Saturday’s Best Matchups

June 28, 2014 |

Guess who won her qualifying heat yesterday? Lolo Jones might be back into hurdling shape already.

What are the best matchups in today’s action at the USATF Championships? I’ll take you through them, but first let’s look at what happened … Read More

USA Championships Friday Report: Bumbalough close, but Lagat prevails again

June 28, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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With 200 meters remaining in his race, Andrew Bumbalough is smiling. Not a broad or triumphant smile, but one that sneaks onto his face mostly by habit. It’s his form of a grimace. Some runners’ … Read More

Friday’s Best Matchups

June 27, 2014 |

Can anyone challenge Bernard Lagat in tonight’s 5000 meters? If so, who?

For this weekend’s USATF Championships, I’m abandoning my usual format of previewing the best matchups of the entire weekend and instead doing it one day at a time.

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Thursday’s Best Matchups

June 26, 2014 |

Galen Rupp should win the national 10,000 meter championship easily, but who will win the race for second–or first, if Rupp withdraws?

The USATF Championships run through Sunday at Sacramento’s Hornet Stadium. I usually look at the best matchups of … Read More

The 2014 Track and Field Draft

June 25, 2014 |

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The NBA Draft is on Thursday evening, which means it’s time to roll out of the 2014 Track and Field Draft. Last year, I had Brianna Rollins as the first overall pick (a good selection) … Read More

Five things track and field can learn from the World Cup

June 24, 2014 | | 7 Comments

There is another global sporting event going on right now that is also based on running, jumping and throwing (and a lot of kicking). The World Cup is heading towards the end of its group stage, and Sunday’s US-Portugal match … Read More