Mark Cullen wrote for us in Beijing in 2015. Here is his first piece of the Olympic Trials for RunBlogRun, on the men's and women's 20k race walks. Mark has a superb blog at www.trackerati.com.
Ticket to Rio
The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field will be broadcast live from Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 10 via NBC and it’s family of networks. Check local listings for TV channel assignment.
Rohler twice over 91 m - TURKU (FIN, Jun 29): German Thomas Rohler achieved two 91 m throws at the Paavo Nurmi Games meet (EA Premium) with 91.28 in round three and 91.04 in round five. It is not only World lead, personal best but also 11th best performer ever.
(USATF) - CLOVIS, California – Veterans Memorial Stadium is set to host yet another stellar championship meet as the 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships head to Central California, June 24-26.
The 204th IAAF Council Meeting was held today at the Grand Hotel Wein in Vienna, Austria. The meeting was attended by 25 members of the 27-strong Council and chaired by IAAF President Sebastian Coe.
Competition Features Olympic Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr of the U.S. in the Pole Vault & Three-Time Olympic Medalist Yohan Blake of Jamaica in the 100m, Coverage Available on the NBC Sports App
( NYRRC ) Sumgong, the reigning Virgin Money London Marathon champion, was neck-and-neck with American Aliphine Tuliamuk for the first half of the course before breaking from the pack after the 5K mark to win in her event debut. Tuliamuk finished second in 32:14, and Burundi’s Diane Nukuri was third in 32:18.
I watched a couple of hours of the ESPN coverage of day two of the NCAA Champs. My buddies were texting me during the broadcast, telling me how much they loved the new format and how, one day one, Zeke Zarnowski, the dean of announcers for multi events, was amazing.
David Hunter has covered the NCAA Championships for us for several years now. This is his arguement for the NCAA Championships and how important they are in our sport. We look forward to David's daily columns (along with Lindsay Rossmiller's) on the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Championships, held in Eugene, Oregon, from June 8-11.
Almaz Ayana missed out on the women’s world 5000m record by just over five seconds at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat two weeks ago and came, agonisingly, even closer in Rome as she stopped the clock at 14:12.59 on Thursday (2), just 1.44 off the mark set by her Ethiopian compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba eight years ago.
He’s already a world and Olympic gold medallist and the owner of the second best triple jump of all-time but what Christian Taylor really wants is competition.
He’s inviting it, hoping for it every time he competes.
(IAAF) - Joe Kovacs flipped the switch and the ball went flying. The IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 men’s shot put gold medallist uncorked a world-leading 22.13m on his final attempt to close out a dominant performance at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Friday (27).
Ethiopians dominated both the men’s and women’s races filling all but one of the podium places at the 2016 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (29).
(IAAF)- Head-to-head encounters feature strongly on the fourth stop of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon, giving the famed Prefontaine Classic meeting the look of an Olympic Games preview on Friday and Saturday (27-28).
3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN & Continues at 5 p.m. ET on NBC, Event Highlighted by U.S. Olympic Medalists & World Champions - STAMFORD, Conn. – May 25, 2016 – NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the 2016 Prefontaine Classic this Saturday, May 28, from Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and continuing at 5 p.m. ET on NBC.
Outstanding High Performance Fields Announced for the 2016 Adrian Martinez Classic - "A Track Meet like No Other"
For the third year in a row, the very elite of American distance runners are descending on Concord, Massachusetts for the Adrian Martinez Classic, sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. High Performance races in the 800m, 5000m and Mile are part of a unique track event that also offers community mile races for all ages, as well as two races featuring local unified track athletes.
Written by NYRRC - Both winners received a $25,000 check – tied for the largest first-place prize of any 10K race in the world – which was presented to them by NYRR Young Runners - New York, May 14, 2016—The Kenyan delegation took five of the six podium spots at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K on Saturday, May 14, in Central Park, with Lucas Rotich claiming the top men’s s
Thousands of volunteers and spectators support participants as temperatures range in the mid-30s for springtime race day - CLEVELAND (May 15, 2016) – Neither sleet, nor snow, nor rain and low temperatures could keep nearly 15,000 runners from competing in the 39th Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.
The Minnesota natives each earned $5000 for their victories, with Blankenship pocketing an additional $10,000 for breaking Nick Willis’ 2013 mark of 3:56.1 - MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 12, 2016 – Ben Blankenship broke the event record at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile with a runaway 3 minute, 55.8 second victory to claim his first USATF1 Mile Road title.
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