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.
(USATF) - BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- Noah Lylesclaimed the title of Fastest Current Teenager on Earth, winning the 100 meters at the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships on Wednesday at Zawisza Stadium.
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- Seven Americans, five men and two women, advanced during the opening session of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships on Tuesday morning at Zawisza Stadium.
Team USA Minnesota Starts Search for New Head Coach; Dennis Barker Steps Down after 15 Years with the Team
Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 19, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota, a training group for professional distance runners based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, has begun a search for a new head coach. The position is available given the resignation this month of its long-time coach, Dennis Barker.
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- Eighty athletes are ready to represent the United States at the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Zawisza Stadium July 19-24.
Medals will be on the line on Tuesday – day one of the World U20 Championships – in finals of the men’s shot put, women’s 10,000 meters race walk and the men’s 10,000m.
Four Team USA Minnesota Runners to Participate in Torchlight 5k on July 20; Heather Kampf Is 2nd at Padova 1500m in Italy on Jul
Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 18, 2016 – Four Team USA Minnesota runners – Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson, Biya Simbassa and Rob Molke – will participate in the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5k that will be held in downtown Minneapolis on July 20.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Five reigning Olympic gold medalists and five current world champions join 84 first-time Olympians on the Team USA roster nominated to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team. A roster of 126 men and women is slated to represent the United States in track & field competition August 12-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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