by Alfons Juck
In total 2151 athletes are entered for athletics at London Games. Among them 1117 men and 1034 women. Beijing 2008 had 2056 (1082 men and 974 women competing), Athens 2004 had 1995 (1079 and 916). But the record is so far from Sydney 2000 with 2137 athletes (1257 and 880). For example, Athens 1896 started with 63 competitors (all men). The biggest number of entries (could more than allowed to compete in each event, so the final numbers will be less) is in the women marathon 119 and men marathon 109.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Each athlete was determined to make the record books as 11 records fell on the final two days of competition at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships. Competition concluded Sunday at W.A.C. Hughes Stadium on the campus of Morgan State University.
by Toni Reavis
It is a spectacle beyond wonder, and an all but incomprehensible effort to stage. Primarily so for the host city and its organizing committee, but also for the grand ayatollahs of the IOC, the member bishops of their national committees, and their deep-pocketed supporters, the sponsors. Yet it remains the labor of the plebian athletes to be the sine qua non for the entire enterprise. Without them, what?
BALTIMORE, Md. - Spectators witnessed an additional three national records at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships Friday as competition continued at W.A.C. Hughes Stadium on the campus of Morgan State University. The trio of records bring the total to seven for the Championships.
LONDON – After spending more than a week at Team USA’s training camp in Birmingham, athletes are now moving into the Olympic Village on the eve of the Opening Ceremonies.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Avana Story bettered the National Junior Olympic record in the Young Womens hammer throw while Jaiden Woodbey defended his title in the Midget Boys pentathlon as the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships kicked off at W.A.C. Hughes Stadium on the campus of Morgan State University.
Bothell, Wash. - July 24, 2012 - Complete dedication to their teams and communities. The ability to motivate and support their athletes during challenging situations. An unwavering Run Happy spirit. After reviewing more than 1,300 nominations for high school track and/or cross country coaches who inspire their athletes every day, Brooks Sports, Inc. today announced this year's top 25 and will share each coach's unique, poignant story with the running community so they can help select the 2012 Inspiring Coach of the Year.