by Larry Eder
On June 28th, 2012, Julie Culley qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics with a first place finish in the women's 5000 m at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. We spoke to her about training, ASICS and the Olympic Trials.
LUZERN (SUI, Jul 17): It was an special evening in Luzern at Spitzenleichtathletik meet EA Classic) at Allmend Stadium. World champion Yohan Blake clocked in his last test before the Games fast 9.85 meet record (+1.6) in the 100 m ahead of Michael Frater 10.00 and same time for third Marc Burns of Trinidad, his best of the season.
BARCELONA, Spain – The 1992 U.S. Olympic Team was heralded as one of the best American squads of all-time with 32 medals in tow from a memorable time in Barcelona. The 2012 U.S. team that competed in Barcelona at the IAAF World Junior Championships will go into the history books as one of the best American squads under the age of 20.
By Larry Eder
Oh where do we begin? A great night of track & field that rain was playing a small part! An hour before the meet, the rain came down in torrents, adding to the most rain in a London July in two hundred years!
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BARCELONA, Spain – The morning session of day four at the IAAF World Junior Championships went well for Team USA at Olympic Stadium in Barcelona. Eight advanced on to a further round and Kendell Williams sits in fourth place after five events in the women’s heptathlon.
Monte-Carlo - The Headquarters of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is preparing for some very special birthday celebrations next week in Monaco, the Mediterranean Principality which has been the home of the sport’s world governing body since October 1993.
BARCELONA, Spain – Nine from the U.S. National Team at the IAAF World Junior Championships advanced from their rounds of competition to the next level on Thursday morning at Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium.
BARCELONA, Spain – It was another successful morning at Olympic Stadium for Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. In three track event qualifying rounds, the U.S. advanced five of six to the next step while Team Co-Captain Gunnar Nixon continued his pursuit of the medal stand in the men’s decathlon.
BARCELONA, Spain – For Team USA, the evening session of the opening day at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona was highlighted by a solid finish by Aisling Cuffe in the finals of the women’s 3000, Gunnar Nixon’s taking of the lead in the men’s decathlon, and the American sprinting group cruising through the opening rounds of the women’s 100 and men’
BARCELONA, Spain – Nine in the morning is early for most, but, for Team USA’s Brianne Nerud (North Shore, N.Y.), it was the perfect time to demolish the national high school record in the women’s steeplechase. Nerud’s performance was part of a busy morning at the opening session of the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona.
BARCELONA, Spain – America’s stars of tomorrow will be on display at the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships beginning on Tuesday in Barcelona. Montjuïc Olympic Stadium will be the venue of the six-day competition (July 10-15) that will feature 180 countries and the best athletes in the world under the age of 20.
Tyson Gay had taken nearly a year away from sprinting. Since July 2011, Tyson Gay had two surgeries, and just began running in April. He is coming around, now that he is healthy, in leaps and bounds.
USATF Foundation Doubles $50,000 Olympic Qualifier Bonus Pool to $100,000; Sends 19 Grantee Athletes to London
The USA Track & Field Foundation decided at its board meeting June 30 to double the original Elite Athlete Grantee bonus pool cap of $50,000 announced April 11, to $100,000, announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld.
"Today is truly one of the proudest days of my life. To have been selected to represent Team South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay is a real honour and I am so pleased that years of hard work, determination and sacrifice have all come together.
After two impressive days of competition for ASICS athletes, Amy Acuff in
the high jump, Sharon Day in the heptathlon, and Kara Patterson in the
javelin, all three women have earned repeat appearances at London this
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