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Nassau, Bahamas, 1 May 2015 IAAF Presidential Candidate Seb Coe has called for Athletics to embrace innovation and respond to social, economic and technological changes for the sport to reach its full potential and grow globally. Speaking ahead of the second edition of the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas, Coe pledged to position Athletics at the forefront of the drive to engage and inspire young people into the sport.

You can read the latest issue of California Track & Running News online. Top stories in this issue include a Q&A with marathoning legends Don Kardong, Bill Rodgers, and Frank Shorter (aka the 1976 U.S. Men's Olympic Marathon Team) that was conducted at the Napa Valley Marathon’s Marathon College in March, using caffeine for performance enhancement, reviews of spring running shoes and track & field spikes, and more. Check it out!

 

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 23:47

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Saturday, 28 February 2015 18:31

With "Erase All Doubt," Under Armour Shows They Get It

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The running footwear business, at the performance level, takes no prisoners. At this time, our RN footwear editor, Cregg Weinmann tracks over 48 brands in performance running. To be a player in the performance running business, one must make consistently great product, have great consumer service, have a team that understands that their most important work is done on the weekends, at road races and track meets around the globe, and support the sport. 
 
Under Armour is getting that. Their first steps into running resulted in some very tough lessons. But, in this commercial, and with recent additions to their team, UA is showing that they get it. The commercial featuring UA athletes Natasha Hastings and Manteo Mitchell, with the always fun Jamie Fox, is memorable. 
 
Why? Because UA has communicated their mantra in a setting that is real for runners, track athletes and sports fans alike. Jamie Fox uses humor and focus to show that those aspirations you have, whether on the dirt track in San Jose, California at the local junior high, or at the 200 meter indoor track at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, when the USA Indoors are on the line, and all place in between, your goals are important to Under Armour. 
 
Nicely done, Under Armour. 
 
Review by Larry Eder of RunBlogRun.com

Olympian Willie Banks says a recent decision by leaders of track and field’s national governing body was “totally unforgivable.” 

Banks, a Carlsbad resident and former world record holder in the triple jump, was a member of the USA Track & Field Board of Directors for six years until his term expired in October. 

On Monday, he joined the debate over the board’s decision — at USATF's Annual Meeting in December — to reject a decision of delegates. 

By a 392-70 vote, members meeting in Anaheim chose veteran track official Bob Hersh to be the U.S. nominee to the IAAF Council, which oversees world athletics, as track is known. Hersh, who turned 75 last week, has held that role for 16 years.  

For the rest of the article by Ken Stone, visit www.timesofsandiego.com

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 19:15

California Track & Running News - January / March 2015

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Welcome to the first 2015 issue of California Track & Running News. We’ll publish five print and five digital issues this year. The print issues will start out at 16 pages and the print digital issues (beginning with the April issue) will be 32 pages.

Friday, 30 January 2015 02:10

Bubka Confirms His Bid for IAAF Presidency

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IAAF Vice President Sergey Bubka has announced that he will stand as a candidate for the role of IAAF President. Legendary pole vaulter Bubka has served for the past 15 years in various senior positions at the IAAF, IOC (currently EC member) and Ukrainian National Olympic Committee (currently president). On making the announcement, he said:


 “I am seeking the IAAF Presidency to give something back to the world of athletics which has given so many opportunities to me throughout my life. I have been honoured to serve athletics alongside Lamine Diack, with my colleagues and friends. Now that Mr. Diack has decided to step down as President, I wish to build upon the progress achieved by the IAAF under his leadership to ensure that the sport of athletics and its governing body are world-class and an example to others with regard to governance, transparency and ethics. We also need to provide greater grassroots support to inspire the next generation of athletes; we need to better engage with young people and build new audiences; and we need to ensure protection of clean sport.”  The elections will be held in August during IAAF Congress. The other candidate who so far announced to go for the president post is legendary middle distance runner and also current IAAF Vice President Sebastian Coe.

The Atlanta Track Club is in the midst of monumental changes within their organization. Their longterm sponsorship agreement with the Mizuno brand was announced less than three months ago. The appointment of Amy Begley, who many remember for her gutty run in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000 meters, as head coach of the Atlanta Track Club was their next announcement.
 
Carolyn Mather, a longtime journalist for the Running Journal and Racing South, provided RunBlogRun with this interview of Amy Begley. 
 
 
I have known Amy Begley for a number of years and at one time attempted to recruit her to the Atlanta Track Club Competitive Team. Now she returns to Atlanta as the head coach of the Atlanta Track Club. 
Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:11

Fall Out In Russia After 5 Athletes Banned For Doping

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The IAAF has released a statement following the announcement that five high profile Russian walkers have been handed doping bans. “All athletes were caught under the IAAF Athlete Biological Passport programme (ABP) although, as per IAAF Rules, the cases are sent to the Russian Federation (ARAF) for adjudication. The IAAF is satisfied that we have found aggravating circumstances

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 16:35

PAUSATF Mourns Passing of Thom Trimble

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Thom Trimble suffered a heart attack while running on Sunday, January 4, 2014, and passed away shortly thereafter. Mark Winitz is compiling an “in memoriam” article, so please send any notes and photos you might have about Thom to Mark Winitz. 
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