GENEVA, Ohio - The Penn State women's track & field team finished day one of the 2015 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships in a tie for fourth place (23 points) at the SPIRE Institute. Tori Gerlach (Perkasie, Pa.) posted a podium finish in the 3,000-meter run.
"Day one ended with a flurry, I tell you it was a lot of fun," head coach and director of Penn State track & field John Gondak said. "We scored a lot of points at the end of the day on both sides of the team."
The 3,000-meter run highlighted the day for the Nittany Lion women. Out of the gate, Gerlach and freshman Elizabeth Chikotas (Hellertown, Pa.) along with Michigan State's Rachele Schulist and Wisconsin's Sarah Disanza broke away from the 15 other runners early.
Photo courtesy Runners World. July 20, 2014, 4:15 a.m. I pop up like a catapult, and turn off the alarm on my iPhone with ninja-like speed and accuracy. I slip out of bed and put on my racing uniform, leaving husband Jesse deep asleep. I bypass use of the bathroom, where we've stored Jude in his Pack 'n Play. I quietly shut the front door of our retrograde "suite" and walk into the cold, too-early morning air.
The athletes of the SEC are converging in Lexington, Kentucky this weekend for the conference championship. The Kentucky Wildcats’ 300m track will host some fast time and exciting races, but if you don’t have time to watch them all here are some suggestions.
photo courtesy Mike Bennet. There are freshman moments for University of Notre Dame middle distance runner Jessica Harris, to be sure.
At Saturday's Alex Wilson Invitational, Harris was caught off guard by the jostling and bumping that was part of the 1,200-meter leg of the distance medley relay.
Usain Bolt was at the heart of a spectacular stunt in New York last night to launch PUMA IGNITE, a running shoe that provides maximum energy return. In the energy hub of the city that never sleeps, runners powered away on treadmills in Times Square throughout the day with the energy from their IGNITE shoes being collected and stored.
[insight:1] Photo Credit the Associated Press. ROCKFORD, MI - Dathan Ritzenhein ran the earliest race of his career Sunday - 6 a.m. - and, outside of a little sleep deprivation, got the desired result as he won the half marathon at the Gasparilla Distance Classic in Tampa, Fla.
Negesse beats Kiprotich
TOKYO (JPN, Feb 22): Ethiopian double at Tokyo Marathon, start of the next edition of Abbott World Marathon Majors. Endeshaw Negesse and Birhane Dibaba scored the first-ever Ethiopian men/women win at this marathon. As Brett Larner points out, both close to the course records as they won in 2:06:00 and 2:23:15. Former Hakone Ekiden uphill star Masato Imai made it a show for the home crowd with a 2:07:39 PB for 7th, making him the all-time 6 Japanese man and fastest-ever on the Tokyo course.
Farah 8:03.40 WB, 2 more WL´s
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Feb 21): Already boasting two World and Olympic titles, Mo Farah now has a world best, his first top global mark in his career. His 8:03.40 for 2 miles highlighted the action at the Sainsbury´s Indoor Grand Prix, which also featured two other world leads.
JUST RUN, the youth fitness program developed by leaders from the Big Sur International Marathon, was named National Youth Program of the Year by Running USA at its recent annual industry conference in New Orleans.
2/11/2015 - LOS ANGELES -- USA Track & Field and Walt Disney Pictures invited Team USA athletes Deena Kastor, Meb Keflezighi, Will Leer and Leo Manzano to the world premiere of McFarland, USA, in Hollywood, Monday evening.
Collins vs Rodgers vs Kilty
LODZ (POL): The 11th Pedros Cup on Tuesday in new venue (Atlas Arena, EA Indoor Permit) in Lodz is promising some interesting fights. In men 60 m unbeaten so far this season Kim Collins against Mike Rodgers from USA and World Indoor Champion Richard Kilty. In the hurdles Dayron Robles with Berlin winner Orlando Ortega and Aries Merritt. Polish junior record holder in women 60 m Ewa Swoboda runs against Carina Horn of South Africa. In shape Piotr Lisek is the favorite of pole vault, World leader Kamila Licwinko in the women high jump and another World leader Ryan Whiting in the men shot put.
NEW YORK -- Two American records, a world masters record and two U.S. victories in the famed NYRR Wanamaker Mile highlighted Valentine’s Day races at the 108th NYRR Millrose Games at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory.
Brycen Spratling (Webster, New York) set a new 500m Armory record, an American Indoor record and an all-time world best, finishing in 1:00.06 to bring down the 28-year-old U.S. record of 1:00.17, set by Ken Lowery in 1987.
photo courtesy USA Today
P. Jeptoo vs. Keitany RAS AL KHAIMAH (UAE): The RAK Half Marathon on February 13 will, yet again, feature a line-up of some of the top road runners in the world. In the women’s race, Priscah Jeptoo (66:11) will defend her title, while course record holder and two time winner Mary Keitany (65:50) will also return. Both athletes are building up for the London Marathon on April 26.
BOULDER – Chris Derrick ran away from the field late to take the men’s race for the third consecutive time, while local favorite Laura Thweatt put on a clinic over the final mile of the race, as both runners took home top prize at the USATF Cross Country Championships Saturday in Boulder, Colorado.
KINGSTON (JAM): Usain Bolt is expected to open his 2015 campaign over 400m at the Camperdown Classic on February 14, inform AFP. The Camperdown Classic is organised by the Racers Track Club, of which Bolt is a member. Several other of the clubs members are expected to be competing in the meet. Bolt’s fastest season opener over 400m is the 45.87 he ran at this meet in 2010. In his world record breaking 2008 and 2009 seasons, he opened with 46.94 and 46.35 respectively.
BANSKA BYSTRICA (SVK, Feb 4): Mutaz Barshim improved his Asian record by two centimetres to 2.40m at the Banskobystrická latka 2015 high jump competition, a European Athletics Indoor Permit Meeting, and extended the select club of jumpers who have cleared this height to eight men in the Slovakian town of Banska Bystrica on Wednesday. His previous Asian record had been 2.38m, set when winning at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Barshim, who holds the Asian outdoor record with 2.43m, was competing in the first of four indoor meetings in the next three weeks, and had arrived in Banska Bystrica saying only that he wanted to enjoy himself. His feats certainly brought a smile to each of the 1000 faces in the packed the packed Stiavnichach sports hall. His next competition will be over the border in Trinec, Czech Republic, next Sunday. There were still five men in the competition when the bar was raised to what was a world-leading height of 2.35m, which makes it the deepest competition by far this year and a statistic that might possibly survive to the end of the indoor season. Barshim sailed clear at his second attempt and nobody else could join him, although Russia’s Ivan Ukhov’s first two attempt at the height were good efforts. However, the London 2012 Olympic Games champion had to settle for third place on the night as his best height was 2.31m and he then elected pass 2.33m, a height with Ukraine’s 2014 European Championships silver medallist Andriy Protsenko, who had been struggling to find his rhythm earlier in the evening, cleared on his second attempt. Without any rivals remaining, Barshim had the stage to himself and utilised it to the full, flying clear at 2.40m with a lot of daylight between his torso and the bar, although he just skimmed the bar with his hamstrings. He took one effort at 2.44m but in fairness, it was not a good attempt and he decided then to call it a day.
ROMA (ITA): Italian sprinter and national record holder Manuela Levorato retired at age of 38. She confirmed that for a local newspaper as she is expecting twins. Her best moment came in 2002 in Munich at European Championships with two bronze medals in 100 m and 200 m. Her national marks are 11.14 and 22.60.
GRANOLLERS (ESP): Wilson Kipsang says he is in good form ahead of his title defence at the Granollers Half Marathon on Sunday, report mundodeportivo. The former marathon world record holder was questioned about the possibility that he could regain the world record in London. “I will go for the record,” he said. “If the weather is good and if my opponents are really ready for a fast time, I think it is possible to establish a new world record in London.”
Understanding how your body uses oxygen during exercise is the key to faster times.
By Amby Burfoot
November 14, 2001
All aerobic endurance activities, like running, bicycling, swimming, and cross-country skiing, are essentially contests to see how much oxygen your body can deliver to your exercising muscles. Increase the amount of oxygen, and you can run, bike, swim, or ski faster.
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