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Asafa Powell Disappointed With Defective Mic At Prefontaine Classic

KINGSTON - Asafa Powell wasn't as explosive in the opening parts of his 100 metres race at the 2016 Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League meeting on Saturday and he explained why.
Via World-Track.org
29 days ago

WATCH: Renaud Lavillenie on winning the Pre Classic pole vault

The world record-holder competed In Oregon Duck gear.
Via The Oregonian
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Geoffrey Kamworor looks to dethrone Mo Farah

It’s clear that Mo Farah has been on an indisputable rampage since his 2012 Olympic 10K and 5K gold medal performances, but maybe these Olympics will be the changing of the tide. Mo Farah has appeared unbeatable, but Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor is making a case for Farah’s Achille’s Heel. It might be premature, maybe even foolish, to say that Kamworor could be the key to keeping...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin holds off challenge from Webb to win 100 in Rome

ROME (AP) Justin Gatlin held off a late challenge from fellow American Ameer Webb to win the 100 meters in 9.93 seconds Thursday at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea meet. It was Gatlin's fifth 100 victory in Rome, breaking a tie for the record with Maurice Greene. Webb crossed second in 9.94, little more than an hour after he won the 200 in 20.04. European record holder Jimmy Vicaut...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin gets another win and perfect practice for facing Bolt

ROME (AP) Another victory for Justin Gatlin - and perfect practice for his anticipated duel with Usain Bolt at the upcoming Rio Olympics. Gatlin held off a late challenge from fellow American Ameer Webb to win the 100 meters in 9.93 seconds Thursday at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea meet. It was Gatlin's fifth 100 victory in Rome, breaking a tie for the meet record with Maurice...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Caster Semenya to run 800 and 1,500 at African champs

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Caster Semenya will compete in the 800 and 1,500 meters at this month's African championships as the red-hot favorite for Olympic gold in the two-lap race fine tunes her preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Games. Semenya, the 2009 world champion in the 800, has shown her best form in years to power to three straight wins at Diamond League meets over two laps...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah to end track career after 2017 season

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) World and Olympic long-distance champion Mo Farah says the world championship in 2017 will be his last major competition on the track before he turns his full attention to road-running. Farah, a married father of four, says ''2017 will be my last track year'' because he wants to spend more time with his family. The British athlete said Saturday ''I love...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cragg, Flanagan, Meb to run Rock 'n' Roll half marathon

SAN DIEGO (AP) U.S. Olympians Amy Cragg, Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi will run in the half marathon at the Suja Rock `n' Roll San Diego Marathon on Sunday. Cragg and Flanagan will run the 13.1 miles as their only event prior to the Olympics in August. Keflezighi will pace the 90-minute group in the half marathon, starting in a special ''Meb Corral'' after the elite runners...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pearson struggles in 1st race after injury, Harrison wins

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Sally Pearson finished seventh in her first competitive 100-meter hurdles race in a year following a serious wrist injury, far behind an upcoming American who looks in prime shape to take the Australian's Olympic title. Kendra Harrison won in 12.46 seconds at the Diamond League event in Birmingham on Sunday, showing her stunning victory in Eugene last...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympian Flanagan wins Rock 'n' Roll half marathon

SAN DIEGO (AP) U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan won the women's half marathon in 1:07:51 at the Rock `n' Roll Marathon on Sunday, breaking her personal best by 40 seconds. It was the second-fastest half marathon by an American this year, behind Molly Huddle's 1:07:41 at the NYC Half in March. Amy Cragg, who beat Flanagan at the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon in February, finished...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie, other athletes protest at Ethiopia federation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Distance running great Haile Gebrselassie was part of a group of athletes who protested against the Ethiopian track federation on Tuesday. The athletes were protesting the federation's selection process for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Gebrselassie was part of a group of more than 100 athletes who gathered outside the National Stadium in Addis Ababa...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike sues world indoor 800-meter champ over move to New Balance

If world 800-meter champion Boris Berian is able to compete in this summer’s Rio Olympics, he’ll be training, competing and living in Nike gear, the same as all U.S. track and field athletes thanks to a sponsorship deal that runs through 2040. However, he’d prefer to be wearing New Balance shoes for the Olympic trials and the Games themselves, but Nike is suing to keep him...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

US 10,000-meter champ Huddle to make marathon debut in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) U.S. 10,000-meter champion Molly Huddle will make her marathon debut in New York in November. The 31-year-old Huddle ran the 5,000 meters at the 2012 Olympics and will try to make this summer's Rio Games again on the track at next month's U.S. trials. She is the two-time defending champ at 13.1 miles in the NYC Half. Huddle is from Elmira, New York, about 3 1/2...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Track Festival Recap

In one of the most highly anticipated meets of the season, the Portland Track Festival saw both Olympians and some of the finest amateurs run incredible times.  Held at Lewis and Clark College, this meet’s popularity stemmed from the fact that it was the outdoor debut of Nike Oregon Project teammates Galen Rupp and Matthew Centrowitz.  Rupp, who has already qualified for the...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistorius walks sans prosthetics at murder sentencing hearing

Once-famed, now infamous South African track star Oscar Pistorius has been known to have a flair for the dramatic. He upped the dramatics again on Wednesday, as he faced sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day of 2013. This time, Pistorius decided to walk in the courtroom without his prosthetic legs as he pled his case for a lighter sentence...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Galen Rupp, Alberto Salazar, and the Nike Oregon Project

With all that is going on in US distance running, we’ve forgotten to thank Galen Rupp, Alberto Salazar, and the Nike Oregon Project for doing what most people thought was impossible; bring distance running back. Looking at the 2001 Boston Marathon, there were only three Americans in the top fifteen. The fastest American time of 2:12:41 was ran by Rod De Haven, while the slowest...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Gatlin takes pride in mentoring Trayvon Bromell

Justin Gatlin and Trayvon Bromell are considered the past, present and future of U.S. sprinting
Via CSN Chicago
11 days ago

Justin Gatlin takes pride in mentoring Trayvon Bromell

Justin Gatlin and Trayvon Bromell are considered the past, present and future of U.S. sprinting
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia fighting track and field ban as Rio Olympics approach

Russia’s track and field athletes are running out of time to clear their names. The International Association of Athletics Federations decided to uphold Russia’s ban from track and field events on Friday in Vienna, according to Sky News and the BBC. Russia is accused of widespread doping in an effort to win at all costs, and the IAAF determined Russia hasn’t met the conditions...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic marathoners Flanagan, Cragg to run B.A.A. 10K

BOSTON (AP) Olympic marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg will tune up for the Rio de Janeiro Games by running in the Boston Athletic Association 10K later this month. Flanagan is a four-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist on the track. The Marblehead, Massachusetts native has run the Boston Marathon three times, finishing fourth, sixth and ninth. Her time of 2...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy egos help former CU standouts Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn train together for Olympics as two of America’s best runners

Boulder — While it seemed only a matter of time before Emma Coburn would break the American record in the steeplechase that was held by training partner and fellow Colorado alum Jenny Simpson for nearly seven years, it was equally inevitable that Simpson would celebrate the news without a bruised ego. In fact, when it happened last month at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore...

President of Russian Olympic Committee mentions Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay in speech

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The president of the Russian Olympic Committee took a swipe at American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay in a speech to Olympic leaders on Tuesday, questioning the fairness of letting them compete in Rio de Janeiro while some Russians cannot. Alexander Zhukov made his case for Russian athletes to the sports leaders, who later upheld the decision to...
Via CSN Chicago
6 days ago

President of Russian Olympic Committee mentions Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay in speech

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The president of the Russian Olympic Committee took a swipe at American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay in a speech to Olympic leaders on Tuesday, questioning the fairness of letting them compete in Rio de Janeiro while some Russians cannot. Alexander Zhukov made his case for Russian athletes to the sports leaders, who later upheld the decision to...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton celebrates victory with his mom

#THATSGOLD: Ashton Eaton hugs his mom after winning gold
Via CSN Chicago
6 days ago

Ashton Eaton celebrates victory with his mom

#THATSGOLD: Ashton Eaton hugs his mom after winning gold
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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