The 40th Lausanne Athletissima Meeting was a lesson in what is great about our sport, and sometimes, memorable. Records are nice, but give me competition any day. The Movenpick Hotel, in Lausanne, Switzerland, located across the street from Lake Geneva, is the meeting place of all for the…Read More
By Larry Eder Jimmy Vicaut has been a star in France for some time. On July 4, however, when he followed Asafa Powell across the line, taking second at the AREVA Paris and running 9.86, he moved to another level. Vicaut was now the fastest sprinter in Europe,…Read More
Genzebe Dibaba promised a world record in the presser on Thursday, and on July 17, 2015, she set a new WR of 3:50.07 in the 1,500 meters in a race that has just captured the 15,000 fans in the Herculis Monaco night at the races! Monaco, a night at the…Read More
Top results at the Spitzenleichtathletik meeting (EA Classic) on a nice summer evening before capacity crowd in Lucerne, Switzerland on July 14. Three meet records (men 3000m, women 200m, and javelin) have been registered. On the men’s side Asafa Powell clocked his 89th legal sub-10 time with 9.87 (0.0) in…Read More
The Distance Races on the Last Day of the US Nationals (800 meters, men's steeple and both 5,000 meters, plus the women's 1,500 meters) were tremendous races and extremely riveting. None more in the riveting category than the men's 800 meters, where Duane Solomon went from first to last in…Read More
The conditions were warm, and humid. Not the kind of weather one would order when one is racing 25 laps of a 400 meter Beynon track. Yet, the fans stayed, and they cheered, and they screamed and they worshiped their heroes. And for sixty minutes, the world was…Read More
Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 13, 2015 – Three Team USA Minnesota runners – Gabriele Grunewald, Heather Kampf and Jon Peterson – will continue their European track tour with competitions this week in Switzerland and Belgium. Last week was marked by wins for Kampf at Cork and Kortrijk and for Peterson at the Letterkenny Mile Challenge.
Grunewald will compete in the 800 meters in Luzern, Switzerland, on July 14. Last week she placed ninth in the 1500 meters at the Lausanne Diamond League meet on July 9. Her time was 4:07.03.
On July 15, Kampf will travel to Liege, Belgium, where she will...
Past champions Joan Benoit Samuelson and Deena Kastor are set to return to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on 11 October with sights set on conquering new challenges
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, announced on Wednesday (8) that legendary American runners Joan Benoit Samuelson and Deena Kastor will compete in the 38th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on 11 October.
Both athletes return to Chicago to commemorate the anniversaries of their victories, while also setting their sights on new challenges and fast times.
When Benoit Samuelson toed the start-line of the 1985...
London Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge will be looking for his second big-city marathon win of the year when he lines up against Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Mutai in the BMW Berlin Marathon - Once again, the fastest marathon course in the world has drawn the crème de la crème of endurance-running to the start-line.
The most successful marathon runner over the last twelve months will face the second and third-fastest marathon runners of all-time at the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 27 September.
Top billing in Berlin goes to Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, who defeated arguably the strongest...
This is a pretty impressive video with support from all around the globe. Seb Coe has finally decided to show that he is in his bid for the IAAF Presidency with his whole heart and soul.
I have also attached the Manifesto from Seb Coe to this note as well: Seb-Coe_2015_Manifesto_EN_vFINAL_141202.pdf, it is called Growing Athletics in a New Age.
With the current issues in our sport, leadership over the next 15-20 years is crucial. How do we control cheating in the sport, which adds a stench to our sport each and every day, no matter what we do? How do we bring...