[inline:]Should you for some reason be in danger of taking Mo Farah's achievements for granted, after his fifth World Championships distance gold, his sixth straight season dominating each year's biggest championship and his seventh global title, there are a few things you might wish to consider.
I was quite impressed with Ryan Hill's running and winning at the US championships. He has grown as a distance runner under the watchful eye of Coach Jerry Schumacher after his collegiate tenure with Rollie Geiger. Hill has a wry sense of humor and knows he is being a great opportunity.
Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the final of the men's 10,000 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing on August 22, 2015. PHOTO | OLIVIER MORIN | AFP
Kerri Gallagher is preparing for the biggest race of her career. The former Bishop Kearney and Fordham University star is racing in the 1,500 meters for Team USA at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Beijing on Aug. 22, and has herself ready to give her best.
World 800 metres record-holder David Rudisha is happy with his improved shape ahead of the World Championships in Athletics that start in Beijing in a week’s time.
INDIANAPOLIS – USATF athletes preparing to compete in the IAAF World Championships will get quality sleep, thanks to USA Track & Field’s partnership with premium bedding topper company, airweave. Airweave will provide USATF with toppers at Team USA training camp August 10-27 in Narita, Japan. Athletes in Narita will be preparing for competition at the IAAF World Championships, to be held August 22-30 in Beijing.
When Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon using a bold and well-timed mid-race breakaway, the major story was his becoming the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Not far behind on the attention-grabbing scale, though, was the fact that Meb had accomplished the feat just two weeks shy of his 39th birthday, making him the oldest person to win the race since 1931.
Galen Rupp's bags will be packed and he will be ready to go, but he won't leave town before taking care of business Saturday at Duniway Park.
Those who know Evan Jager best marvel at the transformation they have witnessed in the past year.
Track and Field Stars set to compete in Atlanta at the American Track League meet to be held at Emory University on August 1st.
The 3rd annual American Track League meet is set to be the best edition yet with multiple global stars making their final tune-ups prior to heading to Beijing China for the IAAF World Championships later in August.
Defending champions Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan set to run 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s and Women’s Marathon
LOS ANGELES – LA MARATHON LLC and USA Track & Field today jointly announced that defending champions Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan are the first athletes to officially declare their intention to compete in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s and Women’s Marathon, which will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles. The pair of Olympic medalists are currently the fastest men’s and women’s qualifiers for the United States.
JACKSONVILLE -- Thousands of young athletes from across the country will be descending on Jacksonville, Florida for the 2015 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships next week, July 27-August 2. Athletes ranging from 7 to 18 will be competing in the full range of events at Hodges Stadium and 1,080 track clubs will also be represented.
TORONTO -- Kendall Baisden and Shakima Wimbley went 1-2 in the women’s 400 meters and Clayton Murphy and Ryan Martin went 1-3 in the 800m as Team USA picked up eight more medals, three of them gold, Thursday night at the Pan American Games at CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium. The U.S. remains atop the medals table with 25, already surpassing the 17 medals won in 2011 and the 24 earned in 2007.
The 2014-15 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Track and Field teams are coordinated by Fred Baer, the founder of Track and Field Writers of America. Girls selections are made by Mike Kennedy, the high school editor of Track and Field News.
The pressure on high school athletes today is intense. Many of these teenagers face increased competition to earn a spot on the team and try to live up to the expectations of their parents and coaches.
Jamaica struck gold at the World University Games (WUG) in Gwanju, South Korea yesterday.
The big winner was national 100-metre hurdles champion Danielle Williams who won the event in 12.78 seconds ahead of Russia's Nina Marozova (12.83) and Australia's Michelle Jenneke (12.94).
Greatness won't come overnight
“In the world of track and field I think it helps to commit and know you are in it for the long haul. To me that is a key to being great. That mindset has allowed me never to get too down if I miss a whole season through a horrible injury, because I know it is just a season and I am in the sport for the long haul."
Mo Farah is set to contest the 3000m on the first day of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London later this month. The double Olympic, world and European champion says his training is going well and that racing that distance at the Diamond League meeting on July 24 will be “the best possible preparation” ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing where he will hope to successfully defend his 5000m and 10,000m titles.
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