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Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Weekend’s Best Matchups

June 5, 2014 |

Erik Kynard is one of just a half-dozen combatants in a high jump showdown. (Photo: TrackTown Photo)

This week’s Diamond League meet, Rome’s Golden Gala, brings the Weekend’s Best Matchups a day earlier than usual. I have a dandy dozen … Read More

World Juniors Watch List: Women’s Jumps

June 4, 2014 |

The World Junior Championships will be held in the USA for the first time ever this summer. My job with this series of watch lists is to let you know which athletes to keep an eye on at the upcoming … Read More

Why is Head Coach Ed Beathea leaving Ohio State?

June 3, 2014 | | 9 Comments

Ohio State’s 10,000 seat Jesse Owens Stadium will be packed for this weekend’s state high school championships.

EDIT on June 6, 4:00pm: I just spoke with Coach Beathea. He would neither confirm nor deny the pay raise issue but did … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Another Rupp Record, Rudisha Struggles, Vessey’s Outfit

June 2, 2014 | | One Comment

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All Prefontaine Classic, all the time.  If you missed any of the races, the videos are archived here.  There were two American records, David Rudisha and Asbel Kiprop both looked human, Kirani James and Lashawn MerrittRead More

Five Things We Learned at the Prefontaine Classic

June 1, 2014 | | 2 Comments

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The Prefontaine Classic, the third stop on the IAAF’s Diamond League tour, was held on Friday and Saturday at historic Hayward Field. IAAF Recap Complete results Race videos

Here are five of my reactive musings about the … Read More