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Daily News Roundup: College Season Begins

January 10, 2014 |

It starts for real now. (Photo by

There were some meets before Christmas break and a small handful last weekend, but this is the first real weekend of the collegiate track season.

As such it’s still a little … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Cain shooting for a World Junior Record?

January 9, 2014 | | One Comment

Mary Cain holds no World Junior records…yet. (Photo by TrackTownPhoto)

The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix announced a few of their star entries yesterday, and one of them was young Mary Cain. She’ll be running an odd distance, the 2000 … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Teams Matter, part 3

January 8, 2014 | | 2 Comments

There’s a reason the Brits go bonkers for this guy, and it’s not because he runs for Nike.

Over the last two days I’ve talked about how team identity and team competition is where track and field and road racing … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Teams Matter, part 2

January 7, 2014 |

College track has a ready-made fan base. We just need to figure out how to make it easier for college sports fans to follow what we do. (Photo by TrackTownPhoto)

Yesterday, I posted an excerpt from Brett Larner’s Japan Running … Read More

Daily News Roundup: Teams Matter

January 6, 2014 | | One Comment

Banners support participating school teams at a Japanese ekiden.

Last week’s Hakone Ekiden, Japan’s national men’s collegiate road relay championship, was more popular and drew more attention from the Japanese public than any other sporting event in all of 2013. … Read More

Inequality Killing College Sports

January 3, 2014 |

The current thinking is that wealth and income inequality is a scourge that ruins economies and hurts us all. The Pope thinks so. The President of the United States thinks so. America’s best-known Nobel economics laureate thinks so (and has … Read More

What Can Track Learn From the NHL?

January 2, 2014 |

What can track learn from a scene like this?

Yesterday’s Winter Classic was hailed as a tremendous success. The hockey game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings was played in cold and snowy conditions in front of … Read More

Afternoon News Roundup

January 1, 2014 |

In Japan, the New Year is for running fans.

Happy New Year and welcome to our new feature, our daily afternoon news roundup. You can expect to see a roundup of the day’s track and running news each afternoon at … Read More