TRACK AND FIELD RUMORS

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Renaud Lavillenie on winning the Pre Classic pole vault

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

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
1 day ago

Mo Farah Lights Up Prefontaine Classic Distance Night

An outstanding Mo Farah thrilled the crowd once again at Hayward Field, after the Olympic champion raced away with the men's 10,000 metres crown on "distance night" at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday (27).
Via World-Track.org
2 days ago

WATCH: Brittney Reese wins 2016 Prefontaine Classic long jump in Rio preview

Reese said many of the competitors Friday could be her foes again in the Olympics.
Via The Oregonian
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: World record-holder Renaud Lavillenie on jumping high

Lavillenie looks for a good performance in Saturday.
Via The Oregonian
3 days ago  |  Discuss

College sports daily update May 24, 2016

Colorado Buffaloes alumni Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp were named to the Pac-12 Women’s Track & Field All-Century Team. Coburn and Kipp competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Coburn, originally from Crested Butte, was a six-time All-American. Kipp was a five-time All-America selection on the track and a four-time cross country All-American...

Semenya impressive again, Merritt also wins in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) Caster Semenya set another world-leading time as she left behind a strong field to easily win the 800 meters at the Diamond League meeting in Morocco on Sunday. Semenya's powerful performance comes after her victory in Doha two weeks ago. She went even faster this time, blowing past world indoor champion Francine Niyonsaba to win in 1 minute, 56.64 seconds...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 100 at Golden Spike in 9.98

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) Usain Bolt used his strong finish to win the 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Friday. Bolt recovered from a slow start but pulled ahead in the second half of the race to breeze unchallenged to the victory. With the time, Bolt improved on his season's best of 10.05 in the Cayman Islands on Saturday. After that first race of the...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Track Star Nick Symmonds’ sells shoulder ad space on Ebay

Advertising is an invaluable and expensive aspect at the Olympics, but athletes like Nick Symmonds are finding creative ways to successfully promote themselves to advertisers One of those ways is through Ebay, as Symmonds is  selling some valuable deltoid ad space (nine inches of it, to be exact) on Ebay. As bidding ended on Thursday, it was finally sold for $21,500, with 107 bids...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. track star selling 'deltoid ad space' ahead of Olympics

Advertising at the Olympic Games is insanely expensive, but United States track star and American 800-meter record holder Nick Symmonds is looking to provide a unique opportunity for some intrepid entrepreneur like himself. Just like back in the 2012 Olympics, Symmonds is once again selling what he is calling “deltoid ad space” — but just like last time, it will come with...
Via The Comeback
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

London Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge nearly breaks world record

Eliud Kipchoge ran a stellar London Marathon as he broke the tape in 2:03:05 this Sunday morning. He has shown himself to be a dominating presence on the marathon circuit as this is his fifth consecutive win. He managed to take down impressive competitors in the field; recognizable names like Stanley Biwott and Keninisa Bekele. Let’s not forget in fifth, Wilson Kipsang, former...
Via isportsweb.com
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Caster Semenya wins 800m at South African Championships 2016

Caster Semenya wins 800m at South African Championships 2016
Via Track & Field
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Gatlin Clocks 9.90s in Men's 100m A at Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational 2016

Justin Gatlin Clocks 9.90s in Men's 100m A at Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational 2016
Via Track & Field
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Bernard Lagat breaks World Record in Carlsbad 5000

Bernard Lagat truly is the ageless wonder. He managed to lower his own Masters World Record of 13:40 to a speedy 13:38. If it’s not enough that he’s breaking records at 41 years old, he is also looking to make his fifth Olympic team this year. After his 13:40 performance last year at Carlsbad, it wasn’t unrealistic to think it was him ending his career on a bang, but this year...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Nimble By Northwest – The Eatons Take Over The IAAF World Indoor Championships

From March 17th through the 20th, the IAAF World Indoor Championships were held in Portland, Oregon. It was the first time this event had been held in the United States for more than 100 years. The meet featured a plethora of track and field events: shot put, hurdles, dashes, jumps … it was a fun time! And the star stand-out? None other than Oregon’s own, world decathlon record...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius granted bail, set to appeal murder conviction

Oscar Pistorius is a free man, for now. A Pretoria judge ruled that the 29-year-old former Paralympic Gold Medalist will remain free on bail, until he’s sentenced for murder in April and as he appeals his conviction. Pistorius, nicknamed “Blade Runner” experienced one of the biggest falls from grace in sports history, inspiring many after becoming the first double-leg amputee...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistorius found guilty of murdering girlfriend Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal overturned the previous conviction of culpable homicide. Pistorius had previously been found not guilty of premeditated murder, but Judge Eric Leach has ruled that the six-time Paralympic gold medalist had to have known that firing his gun through...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Molly Huddle's Historic 10-Mile Win

Molly Huddle set a new course record for women on her way to her third national road title since Labor Day, in what has been a dominant autumn of running for the 31-year old from the United States.This win for her comes at the end of one of her greatest stretches of competition, beginning directly after her fourth place finish in the World-Championship 10,000m race, where an early...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton runs, jumps, and throws to a world record

Olympic champion Ashton Eaton broke his own world record this week in Beijing at the IAAF World Championships, on his way to a first place finish. His score of 9,045 points, accumulated over the combined efforts of 10 individual events, bettered his previous mark by six points and further established his dominance as the greatest decathlete of all time. This win, coupled with Eaton...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Segway cameraman apologizes for running down Usain Bolt

By Jason Rowan One of the bigger stories this week in the world of sports that turned into an absolute phenomenon was how world-class sprinter Usain Bolt wasn't run down by one of his opponents during a race but instead got run over by a cameraman riding on a Segway. And the suddenly infamous media member wants everyone to know how sorry he is for inadvertently knocking over...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Veronica Campbell-Brown wins 200m heat while switching lanes (Video)

Veronica Campbell-Brown won her 200m heat Thursday at the IAAF Track and Field World Championships despite switching lanes during the race.The Jamaican sprinter, and 2011 world champion, started the fifth heat in lane 5, but veered wide after rounding the curve, crossing the finish line first while in lane 6. Immediately afterwards, Campbell-Brown said she was "having a headache...
Via Holdout Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Can anybody slow down distance runner Mo Farah?

On the first day of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Mo Farah looked utterly dominant as he cruised to yet another victory in the Men's 10,000 meter race, capping a summer of successful racing and training amid accusations against his coach Alberto Salazar.  With 500 meters to go in what was destined to be a hotly contested final lap, Mo Farah took control of the race...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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