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USATF PACIFIC ASSOCIATION — The USATF Pacific Board of Directors nominations are open until Tuesday, 21 March at 10:00pm.

Happy New Years! Best wishes for 2017!  - Here's winter 2016 issue from California Track & Running News. We also link past 2016 issues for your use! Please sign up for caltrack.com newsletter. READ ONLINE HERE
Monday, 26 December 2016 21:26

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays from Fortius Media Group (The Running Network, RunBlogRun and The Shoe Addicts)! Wishing you a happy holiday with your family and loved ones! Thanks for supporting us in 2016, and here's to a wonderful 2017 !

Daniel Tapia took third in the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon on October 2. I spoke to Daniel after his 1:04:13 Half .

—Larry Eder

In this column, we begin a discussion on Athletics Event Security Management in this modern era. In order to understand the issues, we need to ask questions and look at security issues in recent sporting events.

 

Before the 1996 Olympics, the various domestic intelligence organizations were searching every nook and cranny in the U.S. for wack jobs, racial supremacists, anarchists and various delusional extremists, who could cause an issue or two with the Atlanta Olympics. A story related to me prior to Atlanta concerned an gentleman who ordered the bubonic plague to his home. Even in 1996, the domestic intelligence groups had this issue with citizens of this country who were not doing medical research ordering something that killed a hundred million a few centuries ago. When the afore mentioned security gents visited the garage of the bubonic plague enthusiast, and found a half dozen trash cans full to the brim with cattle dung. The bubonic plague enthusiast was thrown in jail for ninety days before the Atlanta Olympics. There were, according to my sources, several dozen Americans who had dreamed up ways to damage fans of the Olympics. Most of them spent the Olympics in various penal institutions across the U.S.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:42

CTRN Summer 2016

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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 Friday night, Michelle Carter upset Valeria Adams in the shot put with a huge throw of 20.63m, which is also a new AR.

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Thursday, 31 March 2016 17:21

Interview With IAAF Pres Seb Coe

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We’ve reposted this as we believe that it is an important read. We also believe that Seb Coe, whatever his blemishes, is the man to lead the sport. Note some of the questions that I asked. For the sport to regain its past stature the ability for the ban on Russia and possibly other countries must hold until there is true change. That does not happen in four months or six months. President Coe will now have to stand up, quite possibly to the IOC, who, some suggest wants Russia back into the athletic family by Rio. I think that the Melodonium crisis is telling us several things: a) WADA needs to do its job much better and b) IAAF has to have an investigative unit to disrupt doping pipelines and opportunities to use drugs made for real uses to be used to cheat in sports.

 

Seb Coe is great in front of a camera or an interviewer's recorder. Those are skills that a modern sports leader must possess. In the first nine months of his presidency, the sordid actions of the past administration have come out putting him on the defensive constantly. In that time, Coe has been blamed for everything but global warming. While Mr. Coe is not without sin, he is also someone who loves the sport, and possesses the skill set, I believe, to put the sport in the right direction.

 

I was fortunate to get five minutes with President Coe. In that time, I asked him seven questions, on drugs, on the challenges of the sport, on the Russian issues and he answered them with crisp answers, on topic and with thoughtful responses.

 

FIND THE INTERVIEW HERE

https://soundcloud.com/runblogrun/interview-with-iaaf-president-sebastian-coe

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