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Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Zurich Diamond League Final

August 28, 2014 |

The first of two Diamond League finals, the Zurich Weltklasse meet, will be run today, and the Diamond Race champions will be determined in sixteen events.

Well, fourteen events. The titles have already been clinched in two events, the women’s … Read More

The 4 x 1: Bolt’s short season, Gatlin is Batman and American records in Zurich

August 27, 2014 |

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Jason and Kevin take four minutes to discuss:


-What was the highlight of Usain Bolt’s season?

-Which gold medalist, Mo Farah or Usain Bolt, has the best chance of winning gold in 2015?

-Does … Read More

The Dual: Does track and field have a Justin Gatlin problem?

August 26, 2014 | | 10 Comments

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The Dual is a two-person discussion about issues surrounding the world of and track and field. This week, Jesse and Kevin breakdown track’s uneasy relationship with Justin Gatlin. 


There were two Diamond League races … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Bolt says farewell, Simpson surprises, Farah cruises

August 25, 2014 |

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There are only four sentences in the Usain Bolt’s Wikipedia page about 2014. Barring another early morning trip to the dentist, there won’t be anything left to add about this year. Bolt called it a … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: The Diamond League Returns

August 20, 2014 |

The Diamond League picks back up on Thursday in Stockholm’s historic Olympiastadion. (Photo credit: Johannes Scherman, Creative Commons)

The Diamond League makes its return after a layoff of more than a month. There are just four meets left in the … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Brits rule Euros, Bolt on the beach and Mekhissi the pioneer

August 18, 2014 | | One Comment

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Where did the season go? After the Diamond League break for the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships, there are less than three weeks, and four major meets, left in the 2014 season. … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Euro throws, Falmouth running

August 15, 2014 |

The European Championships are in Zurich’s historic Letzigrund Stadium.

We’ve had a three-week break in the Diamond League in order to make way for the Commonwealth Games and African and European Championships. The last of those three finish up this … Read More

Javelin Thrower Nails 75m Marker at 2014 European Athletics Championships

August 14, 2014 |

Swedish javelin thrower Kim Amb impales the 75m marker at 2014 European Athletics Championships.

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The Land of the Rising Run

August 12, 2014 |

Photo: Michael Lebowitz

In a place called Track Town USA, a novice runner rarely garners much attention. Eugene has earned this nickname from the feats of Steve Prefontaine, Alberto Salazar, and Kathy Hayes among a long list of others contending … Read More

The Michigan Track Classic: A Surprise Success

August 11, 2014 |

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Last night I attended the Michigan Track Classic, a meet that has gone from nonexistence to a major event within the span of barely over a year (and just three races). About five thousand excited … Read More