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Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan will not run 2017 Boston Marathon

At the 2014 Boston Marathon, Shalane Flanagan clocked in the fastest time ever for an American woman. This year she will not be able to compete at the historic Boston Marathon because of a back injury. The Marblehead, Mass. native is a four-time Olympian who has ran the Boston Marathon three times. At the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she finished sixth in the marathon and won...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan out of Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan has dropped out of the Boston Marathon with a back injury. The native of nearby Marblehead posted the fastest time ever for an American woman on the course in 2014. She finished sixth in the Olympic marathon in Rio de Janeiro last summer and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Games in the 10,000 meters. Flanagan says Boston is...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah wins final indoor race of career in European record

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Mo Farah marked the final indoor race of his career by breaking his own European record over 5,000 meters in a win at the Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday. The four-time Olympic champion won in 13 minutes, 9.16 seconds, beating Bahrain's Albert Rop in a sprint for the line. The 33-year-old Farah is planning to transfer to road racing after the athletics...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt may get stripped gold medal back on appeal

Usain Bolt still has at least of chance of keeping a relay gold medal that was stripped from the team.The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Friday that Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, whose positive drug test led to the 2008 Jamaican relay team being stripped of a gold medal, is appealing the decision.“A CAS arbitration procedure is in progress,” the court said in a statement...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

In movie, Justin Gatlin reflects on rise, fall, rise again

The heaving, uncontrollable sobs have occurred twice for Justin Gatlin. Once, for a failed drug test in his prime that led to a stay in track's version of purgatory. The other, over a .01-second slipup that he'll never get over. Say this much for the controversial sprinter: His life has certainly been filled with peaks and valleys, which he reveals in an hour-long documentary titled...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Asafa Powell Clocks 6.64s in Men's 60m at Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017

Asafa Powell Clocks 6.64s in Men's 60m at Nitro Athletics Melbourne 2017
Via Track & Field
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt ‘not happy’ about being stripped of gold medal

Usain Bolt admitted that he’s not happy to have been stripped of a gold medal following a teammate’s positive test for a banned substance.Bolt told Andre Lowe of the Jamaica Gleaner that he was disappointed to lose the medal, which he won as Jamaica's relay team at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, but would consider helping with an appeal.“It’s rough that I have to give...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ashton Eaton 2012 Olympic Trials

Ashton Eaton announced he's retiring from track & field on Jan. 4, 2017. Here's a look back at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials where he set the decathlon world record
Via The Oregonian
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Deer annihilates cross country runner during race

Who says cross country isn’t a contact sport? One unfortunate runner found out the hard way that cross country can be physical. Check out this brief video of a cross-country race casually working its way through an open field: This is pretty standard stuff for the sport. What is not so usual is a pack of deer looking to get away. An as the deer are trying to get away from the...
Via The Comeback
November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Teen Olympic sensation chooses her college

Olympic track and field sensation Sydney McLaughlin revealed on Monday night where she will be attending college. The 17-year-old Olympian announced that she will be attending Kentucky. McLaughlin was deciding between Kentucky and USC, which was the only other school where she went on an official visit. “That’s just where I felt more comfortable,” McLaughlin said via NJ.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Honorary Mr. 2 Bits: Christian Taylor & Kerron Clement

Before the Florida vs. South Carolina game, Gator Greats and Olympic Gold Medalists Christian Taylor & Kerron Clement lead the 2 Bits cheer!
Via Florida Gators Athletics
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter killed in shooting

The 15-year-old daughter of United States olympian Tyson Gay died early Sunday morning from a shooting at a Kentucky restaurant. According to CBS affiliate WKYT in Lexington, Ky., “the Fayette County Coroner says that Trinity Gay died from her injuries just before 5 a.m. Sunday. Lexington police say they responded to a call of shots fired at the Cook Out restaurant on South...
Via NESN.com
October 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn With Jill Savage

Pac-12 Networks' Jill Savage talks with U.S. Olympians and Colorado alumnae Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn during the Saturday's game against Oregon State at Folsom Field. The pair talked about their historic Olympic bronze medals won this summer in Rio, their continued connection to Boulder and their thoughts on the football program's improvement this season.
Via Colorado Buffaloes Athletics
October 02, 2016  |  Discuss

4 Paralympians finished 1,500 meter race faster than Olympic champion

The 2016 Rio Paralympics are still going on despite monetary troubles, and one event that has produced some shocking results is the men’s 1,500 meter for the visually impaired. It may seem crazy to think that those with extreme visual issues are racing their way around the track at Rio, but apparently the elite at this event have a few things to show the world. Mainly because...
Via The Comeback
September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Mo Farah completes distance ‘double-double’

Note: Updated to include Paul Chelimos disqualification and subsequent reinstatement Gold: Mo Farah (Great Britain) Silver: Paul Chelimo (United States) Bronze: Hagos Gebrhiwet (Kenya) Mo Farah is to distance running what Usain Bolt is to sprinting. Farah confirmed his status as the greatest distance runner of this generation by winning the 5000m gold medal Saturday night in Rio...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Zaccardi: Tyson Gay eyes 2020 after another relay failure

RIO DE JANEIRO The Olympic 4x100m relay final included the five fastest men of all time. One of them will leave Rio with the continued distinction of being the worlds fastest man without an Olympic medal. That man is Tyson Gay, whose three Olympics have proven nightmarish for different reasons, including the use of performance-enhancing drugs in 2012. Gay, 34, helped the U.S. to...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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