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Unique Venue Showcases Shot Put Competition - SACRAMENTO (June 25) — Five days of compelling competition kicked off at the 2014 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. with the Capitol Shot Put at a unique event venue on the west lawn in front of the state’s Capitol Building. An estimated 5,000 fans filled two grandstands on the perimeter of the shot put area, getting an up-close and personal view of the competitors. The shot put ring was set up on a slightly elevated concrete platform constructed so throws would be legal on the Capitol lawn’s uphill slant.

SACRAMENTO -- For the first time in USA Track & Field history, two female throwers sent the javelin more than 200 feet, and a distance runner put a sixth national title in the record books at the USATF Outdoor Championships.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) and Joe Kovacs (Nazareth, Pennsylvania) kicked off the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships in style Wednesday, capturing the women’s and men’s shot put titles in front of 5,500 fans at the California State Capitol in downtown Sacramento.

EUGENE, Ore. -- The 40th Nike Prefontaine Classic boasts an impressive field in 24 events, with over 50 U.S. athletes slated to compete at historic Hayward Field, May 30-31

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Numerous personal bests and top American times were registered on a steamy Thursday evening at the USATF High Performance Distance Classic at Jack Kemp Stadium on the campus of Occidental College. Fans can watch live event replays available immediately on USATF.tv.

The following article, by reknowned coach Peter J. L. Thompson, puts the sixtieth anniversary of the first sub four minute mile and Sir Roger Bannister, into a proper perspective. Read it, share it, then, go take a run.

The Adrian Martinez Classic track meet has announced the incorporation of USA Milers Club High Performance races at 800m, 5000m and the Mile into the 2014 edition, scheduled to take place at Emerson Field, Concord, MA on the evening of Thursday 05 June 2014. The nation’s top-ranked men and women at 800m and 5000m as well as the Mile will be invited to participate, creating an East Coast meet to rival in stature but complement the very successful, mid-May, West Coast ‘OXY’ High Performance meet. In fact, Jonathan Marcus, one of the architects of the successful ‘OXY‘ meet will serve as the ‘High Performance Coordinator’ to the USA Milers Club races within the 2014 Adrian Martinez Classic.

First major sponsor of BBTM campaign to elevate, celebrate iconic distance - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (February 27, 2014) – Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance, has announced HOKA ONE ONE as a BBTM sponsor. HOKA ONE ONE, with its revolutionary shoe design, is expanding beyond the ultra and trail running market.

Team spirits soar to new levels with addition of talented and effervescent athlete - IRVINE, Calif. – ASICS America welcomes Track & Field star and 2012 Olympian, Alysia Montaño, to its expanding team of distinguished athletes. Her vibrant personality and unwavering work ethic make her a strong addition to ASICS’ talented family of athletes. A fearless competitor in the notoriously challenging 800-meter event, Alysia is easily recognized by the signature flower she wears in her hair while competing.

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