Written by RunBlogRun.com - The Long Jump in 2012 London was won by Greg Rutherford of Great Britian. In 2014, Greg won the European Champs and Commonwealth Games. In 2015, Greg won the World Championships in Beijing. Affable, a cheerleader for the event, Greg Rutherford wanted very much to defend his title in Rio.
Written by RunBlogRun.com - Kerron Clement had won World Champs in 2007 and 2009. Now, in 2016, Kerron Clement adds an Olympic title to his medals. In a fine race, werehe three of the top five set NRs, Kerron Clement held off a fine field, running 47.73! Here's the race story!
Kerron Clement Just Holds off Boniface Tumuti
(RunBlogRun) - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Team USA 5,000-meter runner Abbey D'Agostino (Topsfield, Massachusetts) has suffered season-ending knee injuries and will not compete in Friday's Olympic final.
Conseslus Kipruto wins steeple in 8:03.28 OR, Evan Jager ends US drought with silver, Ezekiel Kemboi takes bronze!
(RunBlogRun) - In a brilliant and gutty run, Evan Jager took over the steeple final at three minutes and twenty seconds into the race, broke the race open, stayed calm and collected and caught Ezekial Kemboi on the final straight, to bring the US a silver medal, the highest men's US finish since 1952 and the first men's steeple medal since 1984!
(USATF)- RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Ending a 32-year medal drought in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, American record holder Evan Jager (Algonquin, Illinois) ran a masterful race to earn silver and become the first American man to medal in the event since Brian Diemer in 1984.
(Brian Eder - RunBlogRun) - I had a unique treat. I was fortunate to sit with the BBC radio team and contribute a bit on the 800 meters and 400 meters. I was asked to provide some American color.
Usain Bolt defended his title and cemented his legacy, with his third 100 meters Olympic title. The race was exciting as we had a fun race to watch as Bolt came from behind to totally dominate the race. Here is how I saw the race!
Usain Bolt, defending his 2012 title, wins 2016, making it three Olympic 100m titles!
(USATF) - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) ran the race of her life Monday morning, clinching the first Olympic women’s steeplechase medal in U.S. history and posting Team USA’s fourth women’s American record so far in Rio.
(USATF) - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan (Marblehead, Massachusetts) proved her preparation for the streets of Rio was near-perfection, as she set a new American record in the women's-only marathon while finishing sixth Sunday at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí.
( RUNBLOGRUN) -As the three kings of the 400 meters came off the turn, Wayde Van Niekerk had a slight lead. Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt were dueling, as Wayne Van Niekerk continued to drive down the final straight, going where no man has gone before.
QUOTE OF THE DAY "When I went down, I thought, 'Oh my God, that is it.' I just got up and wanted to stick with the guys and stay strong. It's never easy but everyone knows what I can do. I thought about all my hard work and that it could all be gone in a minute. I wasn't going to let it go. I got up quickly. I thought about my family.
Michelle Carter wins gold, sets AR in shot-put upset! First US women's medal in event since 1960 and Earlene Brown!
Earlene Brown, a USA Track & Field Hall of Famer, who won the last medal by the U.S. in the women's shot put. That was in 1960, and the color of the medal was bronze.
What was so spectacular about Molly Huddle's race was her ability to pull herself back from the precipice.
Tirunesh Dibaba first came on the scene in 2003 in Saint Denis, France. I remember watching the 18 year old decimate a fine field in the 5000 meters and take gold. She made her agent, Mark Wetmore smile with that one!
Silver medal for Vivian Cheruiyot as Almaz Ayana runs a world record to win the women's 10,000m in Rio
Vivian Cheruiyot is the Kenyan Pocket Rocket, in my mind.
Almaz Ayana has just destroyed the World Record in the 10,000 meters, running 29:17.45 to take over 14 seconds off the World Record set by Wang Junxia of China nearly 23 years ago!
LET THE GAMES (ATHLETICS) BEGIN - RIO DE JANEIRO (GBR): The athletics is here, the number one sport of the Games. We have the same number of events (47) as in London.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Led by defending gold medalists Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor, the next generation of USATF stars combine with experienced
veterans to comprise the men’s Olympic Track & Field Team. Competition begins at Olympic Stadium on Friday, August 12.
World class running event returns the weekend of Sept. 17 – 18, 2016 - PHILADELPHIA – August 5, 2016 – American long distance runner Neely Spence Gracey is set to compete at the 2016 AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Gracey is using the race as a training run for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.
Flying Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers will compete over 100m at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday 9 September, the meeting organisers announced on Monday (8). Schippers is the current Diamond Race leader in the event and also defended her European 100m title last month, as well as taking the 100m silver medal at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015.
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