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Patent pending: Nike’s Ashton Eaton recovery head sleeve

“After asking questions about current recovery techniques, the conversation prompted me to ask myself: Why does it feel good, after running, to pour a bottle of water over your head? I don’t know the physiological answer, but the fact that it does feel better makes me perform better.” The above passage by Olympian and decathlon record holder, Ashton Eaton, triggered Nike to...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farah questioned in Salazar doping investigation

LONDON (AP) Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has been questioned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as part of an investigation into allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar. The Sunday Mirror newspaper said Farah spoke with USADA in a hotel in London on Saturday for five hours. Britain's Press Association said the meeting was believed to be routine and had been scheduled for...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amos beats Rudisha in 800m in London Diamond League meet

LONDON (AP) Nijel Amos ran down David Rudisha to beat the Olympic champion by a tenth of a second in the 800 meters at the London Diamond League meet at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Rudisha led into the home straight but Amos, of Botswana, overtook him with 20 meters remaining to clock 1:44:57. Two other London Olympic gold medalists, Greg Rutherford of Britain and Valerie Adams...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt wins 100 meters in Diamond League

LONDON (AP) Usain Bolt returned to form by winning the 100 meters in the Diamond League at London's Olympic Stadium in 9.87 seconds on Friday. After a poor start, Bolt struggled to break away from the pack but edged Britain's CJ Ujah over the last 10 meters. The Jamaican equaled his season's best of 9.87, which Bolt had recorded earlier Friday in qualifying. Bolt has struggled this...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The greatest race you’ve never heard about

Something world shattering just happened on July 17th, and 95% of the population most likely didn't even notice.   On a track very few people were watching, in a meet very few people knew was happening, 14 exceptional female mid-distance runners took the track in the Herculis Monaco to set history. On a perfect night in one of the most exclusive track arenas in the world, this...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Moments after Devon Still delivered a tremendously powerful speech at the 2015 ESPY Awards on Wednesday, Caitlyn Jenner followed with one of her own. Jenner, making her first public appearance since coming out as a transgender woman earlier this year, was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. U.S. women’s national soccer team captain Abby Wambach presented the award. In her...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt called the 'neighbor from hell' over crazy parties

When Usain Bolt isn’t setting world records and working on maintaining his reputation as the fastest man alive, he apparently likes to have a good time. According to some of his neighbors in Jamaica, Bolt’s propensity for partying has become an issue. The Daily Mail reports that Bolt has developed a reputation in Kingston for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

U.S. 4x100m relay team stripped of Olympic silver medals

According to NBC Sports, the U.S. Olympic 4x100m relay team has been stripped of its silver medals by the International Olympic Committee. This is no surprise following Tyson Gay’s failed drug tests in the summer of 2013. Per the NBC Sports report: “As expected, following USADA’s decision in the Tyson Gay case, the IOC today confirmed that the U.S. team has been disqualified...
Via Sportsnaut
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Olympian uses javelin to pull out daughter's tooth

Bryan Clay is finding new ways to use his old equipment now that he’s retired. Clay is a decorated U.S. Olympic athlete who specialized in the decathlon. He’s a 2008 gold medal winner, and he’s now retired. He’s apparently spending his downtime doing a little dentistry work. On Tuesday night, Clay tweeted this video of him using a javelin to remove one of his daughter’s...
Via NESN.com
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Jenner: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman"

ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Bruce Jenner gave an interview to ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired Friday night in which he described himself as a woman. The former Olympic star said in the interview that this would be his last one as Bruce now that he is transitioning into his new identity...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Track and field star Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was sentenced by a South African judge to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited “gross negligence” after the double-amputee shot Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door in the 2013 death. In September, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder but still faced these...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius reportedly involved in altercation at a bar

Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation with another man at a bar in South Africa over the weekend. According to Pistorius, clothing company big wig Jared Mortimer aggressively accosted him and started the dust-up. Mortimer claims Pistorius was drunk and sparked the exchange by insulting his friends and South African President Jacob Zuma. As […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A very pregnant Alysia Montano runs the 800m, and no she didn’t win by a belly

Five-time national champion Alysia Montano, 34-weeks pregnant, ran the 800 meters race on  Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships, finishing in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds – only 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34 in 2010, reports the AP, via USA TODAY Sports. I guess we should say it’s a good thing she didn’t win a close race, which spares us a potential...
Via Low Brow Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Marathon winner Keflezighi preps for another feat in Atlanta

Meb Keflezighi made history in becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. Now, he's looking to pull off another feat in the country's largest race. He will be the last runner to start Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race on July 4 and attempt to pass as many of the 60,000 participants as possible -- with a goal of 22,500 -- all to raise money for charity. "Since...
Via Fox Sports South
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones' Instagram post sums up America's reaction to World Cup tie (PHOTO)

Fans across America were ready celebrate a historic win for the U.S. men's national team until the unimaginable occurred.  With only seconds remaining in injury time, and the United States leading, 2-1, Portugal scored.U.S. track and field star Lolo Jones was only one of the millions of fans whose heart was broken with that goal and wanted to show what might be called a bi-polar...
Via The Other Paper
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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