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Galen Rupp wins Chicago Marathon, Jordan Hasay places third

You knew it was only a matter of time before Galen Rupp, the newest star on the marathon circuit, would notch his first victory in a non-trials race. That moment came on Sunday when Rupp broke the tape at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in a time of 2:09:20. Rupp became the first American male to win the Chicago Marathon since Khalid Khannouchi did so in 2002. He’s the first...
Via Addicted to Quack
7 days ago

Galen Rupp becomes first American man to win Chicago Marathon in 15 years

Rupp crossed the finished line at 2 hours 9 minutes and 20 seconds.
Via New York Post
8 days ago

Rupp 1st American to win men’s Chicago Marathon since 2002

CHICAGO — An American has won the men’s Chicago Marathon for the first time since 2002. Galen Rupp crossed the finished line at 2 hours 9 minutes and 20 seconds. Kenyan Abel Kirui came in second, 28 seconds behind Rupp. Another Kenyan, Bernard Kipyego, was third. The women’s race was won by Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba in 2 hours 18 minutes and 31 seconds. Brigid Kosgei of Kenya came...
Via The Denver Post
8 days ago

Rupp 1st American to win men’s Chicago Marathon since 2002

CHICAGO (AP) — An American has won the men’s Chicago Marathon for the first time since 2002. Galen Rupp crossed the finished line at 2 hours 9 minutes and 20 seconds. Kenyan Abel Kirui came in second, 28 seconds behind Rupp. Another Kenyan, Bernard Kipyego, was third. The women’s race was won by Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba in 2 hours 18 minutes and 31 seconds. Brigid Kosgei of Kenya...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

WATCH: Hall of Honor Inductee: Trey Hardee

Trey Hardee 2017 UT Athletics Hall of Honor Induction.
Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Madonna, Oasis, Usain Bolt and King Felipe VI: #UCL celebrity fans

From rock stars to racing drivers and royalty, all the #UCL group stage contenders have notable names following their fortunes – UEFA.com rounds up their celebrity fans. The post Madonna, Oasis, Usain Bolt and King Felipe VI: #UCL celebrity fans appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
21 days ago

2017 BMW Berlin Marathon Top 10 Results: Kipchoge, Cherono Win

Results from the 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon as Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono won the men's and women's Elite races on Sunday (24).
Via World-Track.org
22 days ago

Fraser-Pryce Targets October Return; Staying At MVP TC

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce confirmed that she is still being guided by Stephen Francis at the MVP track club and is targeting a return to training in October, following the birth of her first child.
Via World-Track.org
28 days ago

Bolt predicts his world records could stand for 15-20 years

KYOTO, Japan (AP) — Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for decades. The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-meter track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired last month after the world championships in London. He holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 — both set in Berlin...
Via MyNorthwest.com
September 04, 2017

Bolt: van Nistelrooy made me a Red

Watch Usain Bolt explain to MUTV why Ruud van Nistelrooy sparked his love affair with United. The post Bolt: van Nistelrooy made me a Red appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
August 31, 2017

Shalane Flanagan to lead group of past podium finishers in American Professional Athlete Field

Former open division runner-up Shalane Flanagan will be joined by two-time wheelchair champion Amanda McGrory, Josh George and Abdi Abdirahman at the world’s largest marathon, the New York City Marathon, in November. The American Professional Athlete Field will have a team representing four U.S. Olympians and seven Paralympians. Meb Keflezighi and Tatyana McFadden, as well as NYRR...
Via Excelle Sports
August 28, 2017

Olympic Champ Semenya Targets 600m World Best In Berlin

World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya of South Africa will race in a special 600m at the 2017 Berlin ISTAF - IAAF World Challenge meeting on Sunday (27).
Via World-Track.org
August 26, 2017

Shalane Flanagan upgraded to silver medal in 10,000-meter from 2008 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) notified the United States Olympic Committee and USA Track & Field on Monday that distance runner Shalane Flanagan has been upgraded to the silver medal for the 10,000-meter race she ran at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. In March 2017, Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey, who was the original silver medalist in the 2008 Olympic Games, was...
Via Excelle Sports
August 21, 2017

Thompson, Farah, Barshim Highlight Birmingham Diamond League

BIRMINGHAM, UK -- Elaine Thompson, Mutaz Essa Barshim and Mo Farah provided some of the highlights at the Muller Grand Prix IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday (20).
Via World-Track.org
August 20, 2017

Mo Farah wins his last track race in Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah signed off track racing in Britain by winning the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday. The 34-year-old Farah, who is quitting track to focus on marathon running, won in 7 minutes, 38.64 seconds. “Emotions have been high coming into this event – not as much as (the 2012 Olympics in) London but...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 20, 2017

Usain Bolt Suffered Torn Hamstring In Final Race

Usain Bolt’s career did not end as planned. After being upset in the 100m at the IAAF track and field championships in London earlier this month, the final race of the Jamaican legend’s career was the 4x100m relay. Bolt took the baton for the final leg when he pulled up lame and fell to the ground in a heap of pain. Now we know exactly what happened to Bolt. According to a photo...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 18, 2017

Long jump world champ Brittney Reese: ‘I’m not done yet’

LONDON – There was something different about this world championship victory for Brittney Reese. The usually stone-faced American long jumper already owned three world outdoor gold medals, not to mention the Olympic gold, captured at London Olympic Stadium nearly five years ago to the day. But after she fouled on her meaningless final attempt on Friday, she tore off her bib and flipped...
Via Excelle Sports
August 14, 2017

Banner world for Allyson Felix, banner championships for U.S.

LONDON — The race was still somewhat close when Allyson Felix grabbed the baton. Then, it wasn’t. She shifted into that Allyson Felix gear and opened up a lead that grew wider and wider during the second leg of the 4×400-meter relay Sunday at the world championships. The final two legs of the race were a formality, with the Americans winning in a cakewalk. It was Felix’s 11th world...
Via The Denver Post
August 13, 2017

Tennessee Track & Field/XC: Coleman, Gatlin Take Silver In Championship

Another fantastic performance out of the track and field department. Another weekend, another slew of medals. No big deal. First, legendary VFL Tina Bartoletta took home the bronze in the long jump. Next up was the blazing-hot duo of Christian Coleman and Justin Gatlin. Both runners have been in the limelight after Gatlin’s breathtaking victory against Usain Bolt and the rest...
Via Rocky Top Talk
August 13, 2017

Americans win 30 medals at world championships

London • Allyson Felix earned a second gold medal on Sunday and highlighted the overwhelming performance of the United States at the 10-day world championships. In doing so, Felix made sure she became the most decorated athlete in the history of the event — and that includes Usain Bolt. Felix won gold in the 4x400-meter relay a day after winning the same color medal in the 4x100...
Via Jazz Notes
August 13, 2017

Banner world for Felix, banner championships for US

LONDON (AP) — The race was still somewhat close when Allyson Felix grabbed the baton. Then, it wasn’t. She shifted into that Allyson Felix gear and opened up a lead that grew wider and wider during the second leg of the 4×400-meter relay Sunday at the world championships. The final two legs of the race were a formality, with the Americans winning in a cakewalk. It was Felix’s 11th...
Via MyNorthwest.com
August 13, 2017

Sally Pearson “So Proud” After Beating Rivals To World Title

LONDON -- After overcoming two years of setbacks, Australian Sally Pearson roared back to win the women's 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships on Saturday.
Via World-Track.org
August 12, 2017

Usain Bolt ends stellar career with injury; Mo Farah loses, too

London •  Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed, stumbled and somersaulted as he came down, his golden farewell...
Via Jazz Notes
August 12, 2017

Usain Bolt ends stellar career with injury; Mo Farah loses, too

LONDON — Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed, stumbled and somersaulted as he came down, his golden farewell...
Via The Denver Post
August 12, 2017
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