(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.
A year of outstanding performances by Peres Jepchirchir could be improved still further if the Kenyan fulfils her marathon potential at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 30. The 22-year-old has already captured the World Half Marathon title, surprising better known performers to win in Cardiff in Wales on March 26.
Zach Miller, Sage Canaday, Camille Herron and Jim Walmsley to join roster of elite endurance athletes - Fountain Valley, Calif. (August 1, 2016) – NATHAN, the Running Essentials™ leader, announced today the expansion of the brand’s athlete team with the addition of four star ultrarunners – Zach Miller, Sage Canaday, Camille Herron and Jim Walmsley.
Kim Conley and Dathan Ritzenhein to Lead Star-Studded American Field at 2016 TCS New York City Marathon
Two-time Olympian Conley will join previously announced NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Molly Huddle in making her marathon debut in New York following Rio 2016 Games; Three-time Olympian Ritzenhein to headline men’s contingent that includes 10 U.S.
Rainsberger Breaks US HS 3k Outdoor Record At World Champs - (Bydgoszcz, Poland) Katie Rainsberger finished a solid 7th in the 3,000-meters at the IAAF World U20 (formerly World Junior) Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Wednesday to post the fastest outdoor mark ever by an American high school girl.
Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 27, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf will be among the elite competitors at the Sir Walter Miler that will be held on Aug. 5 at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. That same weekend, Rob Molke and Jon Peterson will run in the MDRA (Minnesota Distance Running Association) 15k that will be held Aug. 7 at Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul.
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