It’s about 7:30 pm local time on Aug. 16 as I write this column for our Summer issue and I’m in Rio to cover the athletics competition during the Olympic Games. The first day, Aug. 12, saw Molly Huddle set a new AR over 10,000m, 30:13.17, while placing sixth. On…Read More
Compiled by Elliott Denman—From Opening Ceremonies to Closing, Olympians and those who'd done all the work giving them the opportunity to be Olympians, spewed out the contents of their hearts and of their souls, telling their stories of success and success's opposites. They divulged their emotions as they felt it…Read More
By Elliott Denman—Kids of America, we sure hope you were watching. Boys and girls, we sure hope you got to check out Christian Taylor, Will Claye and Keturah Orji in action at Estadio Olimpico. They were agile, athletic, astounding. Sensational and sizzling. They not only doubled the…Read More
By Larry Eder—Matt Centrowitz ended a 108-year-old drought in the men's 1500 meters for the U.S. on Sat., Aug. 20, 2016. Centrowitz did it by controlling the race from before the 200 meters on, and putting down one of the finest last laps in the history of Olympic final.…Read More
By Dave Hunter Everyone loves the 4x100 meter relay. Fans relish the spectacle, the electricity of this furious event which really is four mini-races all packaged in a 40 second presentation. With both the men's and the women's short relay finals being held Friday night, those who love track &…Read More
Aug. 13, 2016, Engenhau Stadium—by Larry Eder The Long Jump in 2012 London was won by Greg Rutherford of Great Britain. Two years later, he won the European Champs and Commonwealth Games and in 2015, Greg won the World Championships in Beijing. An affable cheerleader for the event, Rutherford wanted…Read More
Jorgensen joins an already stacked American professional athlete field that includes U.S. Olympic distance runners Molly Huddle and Kim Conley, both also making their debuts (Photo Credit: Nils Nilsen/USA Triathlon/usatriathlon.org)
Eliud Kipchoge, right after his masterful win in London in April 2016, noted that he hoped he would be on the Olympic team. He wanted an Olympic win, and he did just that! Eliud Kipchoge is the finest marathoner in the world in 2016. Here's the story by Justin Lagat on the the Olympic marathon, with a Kenyan point of view!
Everyone loves the 4x100 meter relay. Fans relish the spectacle, the electricity of this furious event which really is four mini-races all packaged in a 40 second presentation. With both the men's and the women's short relay finals being held Friday night, those who love track & field were prepared for a double dose of the event that requires both speed and execution. In the end, they got it all: the good, the bad and the ugly.