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Daily News Roundup: NCAA Championships

March 13, 2014 |

The NCAA indoor championships kick off tomorrow afternoon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We here at the Daily Relay will have our own special way of covering it.

The thing that makes the NCAA meet such great fun is that not … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Running Bums

March 12, 2014 | | One Comment

The world’s most famous running bum.

David Monti, Race Results Weekly publisher and the elite athlete coordinator for the New York City Marathon, sent out this tweet earlier today.

Daily News Roundup: Spring Is Coming

March 11, 2014 |

We’re not heading into Franklin Field for the Penn Relays just yet, but it’s coming.

Usually I lead into this late afternoon roundup of news items with a thought or two about track and field or road racing. Today I … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Analyzing Team USA Performance

March 10, 2014 | | One Comment

How did the US team do at the World Championships? And how do we figure that out?

How do you analyze a “team” performance in a sport that is essentially a collection of individuals? There’s no teamwork to look at … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Some Oversight?

March 5, 2014 |

The 2014 USATF Indoor Championships might be a turning point in the organization’s history.

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to professional track and field in the last two weeks, you know that two high-profile disqualifications happened at … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Pancake Races

March 4, 2014 |

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Today goes by many names: Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Pancake Day. In the southeastern English town of Olney, it’s race day too. From Wikipedia:

Tradition records that back in 1445, on Shrove Tuesday the “Shriving … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Cain Out

March 3, 2014 |

Photo: Dane Schubert

Earlier today it was announced that superstar high school miler Mary Cain will miss the World Indoor Championships due to a small injury. Heather Kampf will take her spot.

I felt some disappointment hearing this. Cain is … Read More

Daily News Roundup: National Holiday?

February 27, 2014 |

Forget baseball. This is where it’s at.

A few days ago Budweiser announced it was leading a petition to make baseball’s opening day a national holiday. USA Today then added six more sports days that should be holidays to the … Read More

Daily News Roundup: US & Canadian Worlds Teams

February 26, 2014 |

Get ready for some flag-waving at the World Indoor Championships.

Nations are beginning to announce their teams for the upcoming World Indoor Championships. Today the US and Canadian teams were announced. We pretty much already knew the US team from … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Ivan Ukhov’s Dominance

February 25, 2014 |

Just a few hours ago in Prague, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov cleared 2.42 meters (7′ 11ΒΌ”) and with some daylight between him and the bar.

There have been just seven 2.42 meter jumps in all of history. More from … Read More