TRACK AND FIELD RUMORS

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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

LaShawn Merritt Thinks Men’s 400m WR Could Go This Year

DOHA, Qatar - LaShawn Merritt believes the men's 400m world record could be under serious threat this year, as he's backing some one to go low 43s before the campaign is over.
Via World-Track.org
1 day ago

Bolt Warns Rivals: “I am in good nick”

KINGSTON - Usain Bolt has sent the strongest of warnings to his rivals ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in Rio, by declaring in the first week of May that "I am in good nick."
Via World-Track.org
2 days ago

IU sprinter David Neville goes from Olympics to reality TV

David Neville thought he would be on a big stage in 2016, figuring this would be the year of his final Olympic Games.           

Payton Jordan Invitational 2016: Bernard Lagat does it again

Bernard Lagat showed himself, yet again, to be an ageless wonder. He debuted at the 10K distance at the 2016 Payton Jordan Invitational, and he showed it would only take one try for him to set the Masters world record for the distance. Just recently, I wrote an article on Lagat when he set the Masters world record at the Carlsbad 5000. For him to reset yet another record in the Masters...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanya Richards-Ross takes "victory lap" at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sanya Richards-Ross called her final race at the Penn Relays her ''victory lap.'' Anchoring the U.S. women's 1600 relay, the three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist had a huge lead going into her leg, making her trot around Franklin Field in front of nearly 45,000 spectators giving her a standing ovation all the more special. ''I'm just a runner, but...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2-time Olympic high jumper paralyzed after backflip mishap

Two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto is steadily regaining sensation after a backflip gone wrong during a training session left him paralyzed. Nieto recently posted a video to let his fans and friends know he's starting to ''move more stuff and breathing better.'' In the more than three-minute video from his hospital bed, Nieto, who was already retired from competition, said...
Via Associated Press
7 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic runner Nick Symmonds is auctioning off ad space on his shoulder

Nick Symmonds is a two-time Olympian and 800-meter record-holder, and currently, nine square inches of the skin on his right shoulder is up for auction on eBay as ad space. The space is available for the remainder of the 2016 indoor season, and, should Symmonds qualify, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Symmonds' left shoulder will advertise his own company, Run Gum.This isn't the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones is helping raise funds for Olympian paralyzed in training accident

Olympic track star Lolo Jones has joined the cause to help high jumper Jamie Nieto, who was paralyzed in a spinal injury during a training in Los Angeles last Saturday. Nieto's manager, Paul Doyle, told TMZ Sports that the two-time Olympian landed on his head doing a backflip exercise, and a helicopter was called to transport him to the USC Medical Center. "We were very close to...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt to run 100m again at Golden Spike in May

PRAGUE (AP) Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Golden Spike in the Czech city of Ostrava on May 20. Organizers say it will be the Jamaican great's second start of the Olympic season after a May 14 race in the Cayman Islands, and his first race in Europe. The six-time Olympic champion will race for the eighth time at the meet, part of the IAAF world challenge series. Bolt...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin and Richards head star-studded Team USA squad at 2016 Penn Relays

Tyson Gay, Jeremy Wariner, Natasha Hastings, Carmelita Jeter and NJ's Miki Barber also on the roster Tyson Gay, Jeremy Wariner, Natasha Hastings, Carmelita Jeter and NJ's Miki Barber also on the roster
Via NJ.com
10 days ago

WATCH: Yohan Blake Sets New 100m World Lead of 9.95s at MVP Track Meet 2016 HD

Yohan Blake Sets New 100m World Lead of 9.95s at MVP Track Meet 2016 HD
Via Track & Field
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Caster Semenya wins 800m at South African Championships 2016
Via Track & Field
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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

Meb qualifies for fourth Olympics, while Rupp wins trials in marathon debut

Meb Keflezighi qualified for his fourth Olympics while long distance track-and-field runner Galen Rupp won the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in his marathon debut in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.Rupp, who won the silver medal behind Mo Farah in the 10,000 meters at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, finished the 26.2 miles in a little over two hours and 11 minutes on what was said to...
Via Fox Sports
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Molly Huddle – Track and Field’s relentless athlete

What is it that even deems an athlete one of the greats? Maybe, it’s the number of wins they have to their name. Then again, a win doesn’t take into account the competition. Maybe, it’s the awards and accolades. Then again, awards and accolades disappear in time and their value fluctuates. In my mind, there’s really only one way to even get an idea, and it’s by meeting...
Via isportsweb.com
February 10, 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

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

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

American Runner Celebrates Too Early, Costs Herself Bronze Medal (Video)

Molly Huddle did a fine job of running 9,999 meters. One tiny problem, though: The race she was running was 10,000 meters. The American track and field runner ensured she’ll be on blooper reels for the foreseeable future thanks to one very avoidable gaffe. Huddle was in position to medal in the final of the 10,000 meters at the world championships over the weekend. She felt comfortable...
Via NESN.com
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The greatest race you’ve never heard about

By Nick Dahl 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...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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