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Monday, 08 June 2015 15:04

Drama in Birmingham at 5th IAAF Diamond League

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Fifth IAAF Diamond League of the season ended with a drama in men javelin and accepted best throw in the World since 2006. In the race of the day Tarmoh won the 200 m. MR was registered in women discus and WL in men 300 m apart of javelin. Spectators were happy to see Rutherford in top shape and winning.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 16:16

Prefontaine Boasts Super Women's 100m Field

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The Prefontaine Classic will offer an outstanding women’s 100m field. Leading the entrants is triple world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who won here in 2013, the last time the event was held here. On that occasion her nearest challenger was Blessing Okagbare, and the Nigerian will also return to put pressure on the Jamaican star again. Another big contender is world leader Elaine Thompson of Jamaica. With a PB of 12.64, Carmelita Jeter is the fastest in the field. The two fastest athletes in the world last year, Tori Bowie of the USA and Michelle Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago will also be sure to be in the mix. Tianna Bartoletta of the USA; and Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast complete the world class field.

Hopes for world championships qualifying marks were washed away for many when Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic at Occidental College in Los Angeles had to be cut short due to heavy rains, dangerous lightning and chilly temperatures. The men's and women's 5000m had to be scrapped. On the men's side, USA indoor 600m record holder Cas Loxsom held off a hard-charging Matthew Centrowitz in the first section of 800m to win in 1:46.23 to his rival's 1:46.55. Ryan Martin won the second heat in 1:46.37. In the women's two-lap race, the top two sections both played out dramatically. In the first section, reigning IAAF World Indoor champion Chanelle Price held the lead with 200 meters to go, but 

Nassau, Bahamas. For two thrilling evenings, 15,000 track fans will enjoy the Thomas Robinson Stadium to watch 40 plus of the world's best relays teams battle over 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x800m, 4x400m and the DMR! Enjoy coverage from RunBlogRun, covering the event for the Running Network and Fortius Media Group! Local time is Eastern US time 7 pm to 10 pm!

Pole vault world record-holder and Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie will head to Monaco for the Herculis meeting on 17 July in the hope of winning for a fourth time at the IAAF Diamond League competition. His past three performances at the Louis II Stadium, each one separated by two years, speak for themselves, but bear reminder: In 2009 he won with 5.88m and then improved to 5.90m in 2011. Two years ago he triumphed again, this time with 5.96m, which was an IAAF Diamond League record until he bettered it himself with 6.02m in London one week later. There are several potential targets for Lavillenie to aim for in Monaco. 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 23:47

Penn Relay Carnival: Day 3 Was USA vs. The World

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"USA vs. The World" - the capstone mini-meet embedded within the third and final day of the Penn Relays - is always an athletic highlight for the fans, the broadcast media, and the national television audience.  But in years which feature the Olympic Games or season-ending World Championships, a careful study of the various national relay teams - and the individual athletes who compete on those teams - can often reveal insights on how certain competing countries and individuals are likely to perform at summer's end when global titles are on the line. 
This year's "USA vs. The World" six-event lineup - featuring a distinct sprint sheen - may reveal insights on starts, acceleration development, baton exchanges, injury recovery, and relay team chemistry - all of which could be especially helpful in gauging just how countries and athletes are progressing in the early stages of their build up for this year's Beijing global showdown.

Fans of collegiate track & field have long clamored for national, primetime television exposure – particularly for the sport’s crown jewel event, the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Friday, 17 April 2015 15:09

Solomon Set for Mt. SAC Tomorrow

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WALNUT (USA): US top 800 m runner Duane Solomon is planning to attack a fast time in the 600m at 57th MtSAC Relays on Saturday. The World all-time best is held by his coach Johnny Gray (1:12.81 in 1986). In the 800 m entered are Erik Sowinski and Colombian record holder Rafith Rodriguez. Women's 800m could also see a fast time with Brenda Martinez and Maggie Vessey. In college 800m on Friday former World champion in the hurdles Lashinda Demus should compete. Canadian record holder in pole vault Shawn Barber is to jump on Friday. English Gardener vs Muna Lee is the 100m clash, Nigerian Olympic medalist Blessing Okagbare is entered in the 400m with Alysia Montano among others. Current World leader Aleec Harris is scheduled for the hurdles against World medalist Ryan Wilson. 
Friday, 17 April 2015 14:46

The World is Coming to Track Town!

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In a surprise decision during the afternoon session of the second day of IAAF Council meeting in Beijing, the world governing body awarded Eugene the 2021 IAAF World Championships. The proposal to award the IAAF’s premier competition to Eugene, bypassing the usual bidding process, was taken in response to what was seen as a unique strategic opportunity to host the IAAF World Championships for the first time in the USA. The decision followed a presentation to the IAAF in recent months by Eugene, USA. The candidature of the city from the state of Oregon and USATF, who mounted a failed bid last November for the 2019 edition of the championships, uniquely combined the commitment of the funding by the governor of Oregon with the financial support of the United States Olympic Committee and the guarantee of NBC to produce and broadcast in cooperation with Universal Sports the championships live across America. 

Last year, Peter Abraham, writing for RunBlogRun noted that the Oxy Performance Classic, now the HOKA ONE ONE MIddle Distance Classic, could become one of the best meets in America. Over the past three years, the performances and the duels have captured fans of middle distance running. 
With HOKA ONE ONE coming on board, the investment in the meet will be upped and the performances, with the World Champs later this season, should be spectacular! Stay tuned on May 14 for this fine event! 
American athletes running at the 2015 HOKA ONE ONE Middle Distance Classic will compete in a meet with elevated visibility and a more than threefold increase in prize money during the critical 2015 World Championship season, USATF announced Wednesday.
Set for Thursday, May 14, at Occidental College in Los Angeles, the HOKA ONE ONE Middle Distance Classic annually brings together hundreds of the country's top middle-distance runners early in the competitive season, providing an opportunity to post World Championship and Olympic-qualifying times.
With HOKA ONE ONE coming on board as title sponsor in 2015, the meet will be elevated to become part of the USATF Championship Series and will be webcast live on Formerly a USATF high performance developmental event, the meet has seen virtually every top American middle-distance runner compete in the last two years, including Olympic or World Championships medal winners Leo Manzano, Galen Rupp, Jenny Simpson, Matt Centrowitz, Brenda Martinez, 
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