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February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter!

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Welcome to the January/February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter! Note that we only send issues to USATF members or paid subscribers. USATF members will receive both the print and digital publication, sent to you via email. We will also be sending an e-newsletter around the middle of each month which will contain news of interest about the sport in the Golden State and beyond. me to the February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter!

 

Welcome to the February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter!
Your Monthly News & Updates
Welcome to the January/February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter!
Note that we only send issues to USATF members or paid subscribers. USATF members will receive both the print and digital publication, sent to you via email. We will also be sending an e-newsletter around the middle of each month which will contain news of interest about the sport in the Golden State and beyond.
 
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At New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Coleman 6.46 this time, great distances

BOSTON (USA, Feb 10): Fourth meet of IAAF World Indoor Tour at Reggie Lewis Center saw men´s 300 m World lead and four meet records. Impressive Brazier, Simpson, O´Hare and Cheserek in distance races. Coleman clocked 6.46 this time in the 60 m.

Event by event review:

Men
60 m: Coleman won clearly with fast 6.46 (missed MR by 0.01), but was not close to WR this time. Chinese Xie Zhenye 6.54 and third Noah Lyles 6.57 PB.

300 m (non Tour event): Trinidad´s Richards 32.10 World lead, Meet record and 7th best ever, also national best for his country. 400 m World leader Taplin beaten 32.50.

READ MORE HERE:
http://caltrack.com/ctrn/index.php/features/919-at-new-balance-indoor-grand-prix-coleman-6-46-this-time-great-distances
2018 USATF Indoor Championships Rundown

I enjoyed my trips to Albuquerque, New Mexico in past years. The Convention Center, while small, hosts the US Championships with an intimate feeling. The finest athletes of the indoor season will be there, and watch for runblogrun's coverage this weekend! Great job by USATF Communications on the rundown, and we thought it would be good for you as you plan when you will watch or if you will be there!  -Larry Eder

ALBUQUERQUE -- The 2018 USATF Indoor Championships have arrived and whether you're planning to watch in person or at home, there are countless ways to follow the best track & field athletes in the country in their quest to qualify for Team USATF at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, U.K.

What to Watch
The 2018 USATF Indoor Championships, February 16-18, is where Team USATF will be determined for the 2018 World Indoor Championships and the final stop on the USATF Championship Series Indoor Schedule. With previous stops at the Dr. Norb Sander Invitational, NYRR Millrose Games and New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, USATF.TV+ and NBCSN have been covering the best indoor track & field action every step of the way. Fans can follow along with #USATFindoors on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

READ MORE HERE:
http://caltrack.com/ctrn/index.php/features/918-2018-usatf-indoor-championships-rundown
  
Soul Focus Sports puts on more than mere races-they put on experiences. From their management of the HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals to their race series, Represent Running Series, this company gets it. As Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic silver medalist, 2009 NYC Marathon champion, 2014 Boston Marathon champion, moves into another stage of his life, the Jack Nicklaus of running has invested into the Silicon Valley Half Marathon.

If Meb Keflezighi is taking his cachet and focus to become involved, consider running this inaugural event!

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (February 8, 2018) - Four-time Olympian, silver medalist, New York City Marathon and Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi joins California-based event producers Represent Running as a founding investor of the Silicon Valley Half (SV Half). The inaugural event is set for April 14-15 in the Capital of Silicon Valley and supports the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF).

As a founding investor Meb will play an integral role in introducing the global running community to Silicon Valley, the world's hub for innovation, also ranked regularly as one of the healthiest regions in the country. In addition to being an ambassador and advisor, he will make race week appearances and provide motivation for all the participants in their lead up to the fast and flat Silicon Valley race.

READ MORE HERE:
http://caltrack.com/ctrn/index.php/features/914-american-running-icon-meb-keflezighi-joins-inaugural-silicon-valley-half-as-founding-investor
Nike Talks World Indoors 2018      
 
This is Nike Talks World Indoors 2018 where we're writing about the Nike athletes who are planning on competing in Birmingham, March 1-4, 2018. On Mondays, we talk about U.S. athletes. For more on the World Indoors 2018, visit www.wicbirmingham2018.com . We thank Nike for sponsoring this three-month program!


Week 2, Day 1: Some thoughts on Aries Merritt, going where no one else has gone
By Larry Eder

I remember speaking to Aries Merritt just after he set the World record for the 110 meter hurdles in 2012 at the Van Damme Memorial. His time, 12.80 was a WR. . It was in the very last race of his season. The race before that, Aries got a bit excited and false started. Aries told me, that after the false start, he knew that he would be ready to run the WR in the next race. When I asked him what he had to do, Aries Merritt looked at me and noted, "it is all about the rhythm." Aries Merritt had also won the 60 meter hurdles in Istanbul, at the 2012 World Indoor Championships. His time, 7.44, was just ahead of China's Liu Xiang and Frances' Pascal Martinot Lagarde.

READ MORE HERE:
http://caltrack.com/ctrn/index.php/features/915-nike-talks-world-indoors-2018-week-2-day-1-some-thoughts-on-aries-merritt-going-where-no-one-else-has-gone



Week 3, Day 1: Sam Kendricks vaulting around the world, then, Clermont and Birmingham 2018!
By Larry Eder

Sam Kendricks was undefeated in the pole vault in 2017. He ended the season with the gold medal in the pole vault from the London World Athletics Championships with his 5.95 meters, 19' 6.25 "

Kendricks is a student of the vault, having vaulted 25 years under the thoughtful direction of his father. He is also one of the most liked athletes in the sport. An interview with Sam Kendricks is a very positive experience. The first LIeutenant, U.S. Army reserve is polite, answers questions and is always positive. He gets competition, and thrives on it as well.

Watching Sam's development has been fascinating. Kendricks won his first US title in 2014, after winning NCAA pole vault titles in 2013 and 2014 for the University of Mississipi. This was after two state titles in high school in Mississipi. The Oxford, Mississippi High School graduate lettered in cross country, track and field and soccer.

READ MORE HERE:
http://caltrack.com/ctrn/index.php/features/916-nike-talks-world-indoors-2018-week-3-day-1-sam-kendricks-vaulting-around-the-world-then-clermont-and-birmingham-2018



Week 4, Day 1: Jasmin Stowers dreams of success in Albuquerque and Birmingham
By Larry Eder

I have observed Jasmin Stowers for several years now. Stowers is one of our finest hurdlers in the country. But, being one of the top 100 meter and, of course indoors, 60 meter hurdlers in the U.S. means that you are competing in perhaps the toughest event in American Track & Field.

Jasmin Stowers has finished second in the NCAA 100m hurdles in 2014. That year, she also finished 4th in the US Outdoor champs. She also ran 12.35 over the 100 meter hurdles.

Stowers went pro in 2014, and is represented by Global Athletics & Marketing's Mark Wetmore. Running for Nike, she continues to work with Coach Dennis Shaver at LSU, who's working on Stowers' start in 2018, to help make her more competitive and get into medal contention.

READ MORE HERE:
http://caltrack.com/ctrn/index.php/features/917-nike-talks-world-indoors-2018-week-4-day-jasmin-stowers-dreams-of-success-in-albuquerque-and-birmingham



Week 5, Day 1: Christian Coleman
By Larry Eder

Christian Coleman lets his legs do the talking and talking they did on Jan. 19, 2018. At the Clemson University Indoor Complex, Christian Coleman, the London World Championships silver medalist over 100 meters and on the silver medal winning 4x100m team. His London experiences came at the end of a season that included over 30 plus races.

At Clemson, Christian showed his fitness with a fine 6.47 in the 60 meter heats. For Coleman, whose PB at 60m was 6.45, this was a big opener and his fastest 60m in the month of January ever.

One hour, forty minutes later, in the final, the fans in Clemson were treated to an amazing race. With a fine start and a withering run over the sixty meters, Christian Coleman ran 6.37 for the sixty meters. That time, if ratified, will take .02 off the WR held by 2000 Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene, who ran 6.39 in March 1998 and March 2001.

Within hours, the social media world was full of comparisons of Coleman and Greene, and fans were wondering what Christian's next move will be.

READ MORE HERE:
http://caltrack.com/ctrn/index.php/features/913-nike-talks-world-indoors-2018-week-five-day-1-christian-coleman-lets-the-world-know-he-s-ready-for-birmingham  
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