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AJ Digby Prepares for the Paralympics

July 28, 2016 |

This kid could be the next two-sport Olympic star.

While announcing a high school indoor meet three years ago, a local high school kid grabbed my attention as he got into the blocks for the 400 meters. He was a … Read More

Looming questions before Rio: Bolt’s health, who gets the most NBC airtime and will Dibaba run?

July 20, 2016 | | 2 Comments

From a competition perspective, the U.S. Olympic Trials answered most of the biggest questions entering Rio. We learned which American high hurdler would be left off the team. Strangely, it was the one with the American record. We also found out that … Read More

Steepler Carl Stones knows his spartan lifestyle is nothing special

July 19, 2016 | | 2 Comments

By Paul Snyder / Special to

“Sardines are less than a dollar a can and super nutritional; plus you can eat them every day, since they have less mercury than other fish.”

I’m sitting at a … Read More

The end of the Felix double, Conley/Martinez rebound, McLaughlin makes history

July 11, 2016 |

The final day of the Olympic Trials might have been the most eventful. Allyson Felix didn’t qualify, an Oregon sophomore made the 200m team and there were three races where the team was decided by less than a tenth of … Read More

Lagat’s throwback Saturday, Allen completes comeback, Merritt in the 200m

July 10, 2016 | | 2 Comments

There were five finals on the penultimate day of the Olympic Trials, featuring old and young, fast and faste,r and the best race of the meet thus far. Some highlights…..

The men’s 5000m In terms of exciting races that didn’t … Read More

Hurdle shockers, men’s 1500m strategy, Grunewald’s spikes and Jager’s tiger

July 8, 2016 | | One Comment

The hardest team to make has now been reclassified as an impossible team to make — at least for the world’s leading women’s 100m hurdler. American record-holder Keni Harrison won’t represent the United States in Rio after she finished sixth in … Read More

Olympic Trials Halfway Awards

July 5, 2016 |

Photo via TaFPhoto

We are halfway through the Olympic Trials in Eugene. A quick recap of what has happened so far before the action resumes on Wednesday.

Best competition: Men’s long jump

All of the following happened in … Read More

Reese leaps into top 10, Huddle keeps cool, Conley’s shoe, Berian’s splits

July 2, 2016 | | One Comment

Photo via TrackTownPhoto

It was a mostly chalky Day Two of the Olympic Trials. Three of the favorites in the women’s 10,000m sucked all the drama out of the race with five laps remaining. The men’s 800m saw … Read More

Huddle takes 10,000m title, continues to put Beijing behind her

July 2, 2016 | | 2 Comments

EUGENE, Ore. — There is a subset of sports fans that only knows Molly Huddle as the runner who pulled up a few meters short of the finish line in last August’s World Championships 10,000m before being pipped at the tape … Read More

Kipchirchir, Korir are Army strong; Ludlow, Grace seek redemption

July 2, 2016 | | One Comment

(Photo courtesy USATF)

EUGENE, Ore. — Galen Rupp winning his eighth straight U.S. 10,000m title was the top storyline at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Friday, but the two men who finished behind him to make their … Read More