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BEIJING -- A pair of American women competing in their first IAAF World Championships turned in bronze medal-winning performances Monday night in Beijing. Tori Bowie(Sandhill, Miss.) and Emily Infeld(Cleveland, Ohio) each placed third at opposite ends of the running-event spectrum, with Bowie placing third in the 100 and Infeld grabbing bronze in the 10,000m to highlight Team USA’s best-ever showing in that event. Rookie Infeld claims 10k bronze The Team USA trio of Infeld, Molly Huddle(Providence, Rhode Island) and Shalane Flanagan(Marblehead, Massachusetts) turned in the best overall women’s 10,000m performance for the U.S. in World Championships history. Perhaps more eyebrow-raising that the overall...
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 BEIJING -- Joe Kovacs took home gold in the shot put while Justin Gatlin and Trayvon Bromell took silver and bronze, respectively, in the men’s 100 meters as Team USA hit for the cycle in medals Sunday evening at Beijing National Stadium. Kovacs claims SP gold Competing at his first World Outdoors, Kovacs (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) uncorked an opening throw of 21.23m/69-8 to lead the competition early on, but rival David Storl of Germany assumed the lead with a second-round throw of 21.46m/70-5. It took a national record of 21.69m/71-2 from Jamaica’s O’Dayne Richards on his third attempt to bump both Storl and...
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BEIJING -- Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) is the first American on the podium for Team USA at the IAAF World Championships, taking women’s shot put bronze to cap first day action in at the Bird’s Nest. The IAAF World Championships continue Sunday, August 23 and conclude on Sunday, August 30. In the evening’s only other final, Galen Rupp (Portland, Ore.) was fifth in the men’s 10,000 meters. Carter matches best-ever U.S. performance at Worlds The shot put promised to be a three-way battle between Carter, Christina Schwanitz of Germany and crowd favorite Lijiao Gong of China. The trio did not disappoint, proving...
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Laban Korir will return to the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on 18 October to defend the title he won in 2014 and, if the conditions are right, attack the course record at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race. The 29-year-old Kenyan surprised everyone, himself included, when he ran away from the rest of the field a year ago to claim victory in 2:08:15 in chilly conditions. With a personal best of 2:06:05 from the 2011 Amsterdam Marathon, Korir is a quality marathon runner and an early favourite to win this year’s event. “First I want thank the organisers for inviting me again...
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