Pearson To Miss Rio Olympics With Hammy Injury: Reports

SYDNEY - Australia's Sally Pearson will not defend her women's 100 metres hurdles title at the Rio Olympics later this summer, according to reports.
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Ashton Eaton celebrates victory with his mom

#THATSGOLD: Ashton Eaton hugs his mom after winning gold
Via CSN Chicago
7 days ago

Healthy egos help former CU standouts Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn train together for Olympics as two of America’s best runners

Boulder — While it seemed only a matter of time before Emma Coburn would break the American record in the steeplechase that was held by training partner and fellow Colorado alum Jenny Simpson for nearly seven years, it was equally inevitable that Simpson would celebrate the news without a bruised ego. In fact, when it happened last month at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore...

Olympic marathoners Flanagan, Cragg to run B.A.A. 10K

BOSTON (AP) Olympic marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg will tune up for the Rio de Janeiro Games by running in the Boston Athletic Association 10K later this month. Flanagan is a four-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic bronze medalist on the track. The Marblehead, Massachusetts native has run the Boston Marathon three times, finishing fourth, sixth and ninth. Her time of 2...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia fighting track and field ban as Rio Olympics approach

Russia’s track and field athletes are running out of time to clear their names. The International Association of Athletics Federations decided to uphold Russia’s ban from track and field events on Friday in Vienna, according to Sky News and the BBC. Russia is accused of widespread doping in an effort to win at all costs, and the IAAF determined Russia hasn’t met the conditions...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistorius walks sans prosthetics at murder sentencing hearing

Once-famed, now infamous South African track star Oscar Pistorius has been known to have a flair for the dramatic. He upped the dramatics again on Wednesday, as he faced sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day of 2013. This time, Pistorius decided to walk in the courtroom without his prosthetic legs as he pled his case for a lighter sentence...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike sues world indoor 800-meter champ over move to New Balance

If world 800-meter champion Boris Berian is able to compete in this summer’s Rio Olympics, he’ll be training, competing and living in Nike gear, the same as all U.S. track and field athletes thanks to a sponsorship deal that runs through 2040. However, he’d prefer to be wearing New Balance shoes for the Olympic trials and the Games themselves, but Nike is suing to keep him...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pearson struggles in 1st race after injury, Harrison wins

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Sally Pearson finished seventh in her first competitive 100-meter hurdles race in a year following a serious wrist injury, far behind an upcoming American who looks in prime shape to take the Australian's Olympic title. Kendra Harrison won in 12.46 seconds at the Diamond League event in Birmingham on Sunday, showing her stunning victory in Eugene last...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Renaud Lavillenie on winning the Pre Classic pole vault

The world record-holder competed In Oregon Duck gear.
Via The Oregonian
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: World record-holder Renaud Lavillenie on jumping high

Lavillenie looks for a good performance in Saturday.
Via The Oregonian
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Gatlin wants more 'cutting-edge' events to hype track and field in the U.S.

The American sprinter is running in the 2016 Prefontaine Classic at Eugene's Hayward Field.
Via The Oregonian
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
May 03, 2016  |  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...
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

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...
April 04, 2016  |  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

WATCH: Usain Bolt does LeBron stomp dance after relay win

By Darryn Albert Real recognize real. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has had quite the week after winning gold in both the 100-meter and the 200-meter races at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The Fastest Man in the World kept it rolling on Saturday, collecting another gold medal as the Jamaican team anchor in the 4×100 relay. After the victory, Bolt busted out a tribute...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 29, 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

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