DAEGU, South Korea - LaShawn Merritt became just the fourth athlete to earn three career medals in the men’s 400-meter dash after earning a silver medal in the finals at the 13th IAAF World Championships Tuesday night.
In April 2011, a dozen undergraduates from Ohio State were among 17 volunteers from One World Running who spent their "alternative spring break" in Belize putting on the annual One World Special Olympics Run and distributing 2,250 pairs of shoes donated by U.S. runners, including those collected by the BolderBOULDER, which also helped with race logistics.
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Judging by her humble personality, you wouldn’t think Sholonda Solomon owns the fastest time in the world in 2011 in the 200 meters. When asked about the sport she loves, she talks about respect for her teammates, she speaks confidently about herself, and shows a strong Christian faith.
INDIANAPOLIS - Marcus Krah has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after earning three gold medals and a national youth record at the USATF National Junior Olympics Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Wichita Kan.
WICHITA, KAN. - Vegas Valley's Avionne Allgood, the national high school record holder in the javelin, set a new record in the young women's javelin throw as competition wrapped up at the USATF National Junior Olympics Championships.
Allyson Felix has announced that she will double in the 200 and 400 meters at the IAAF World Championships next month in Daegu, South Korea.
WICHITA, KAN. - The nation's top youth track and field competitors are in Wichita, Kan. for the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, July 26- July 31 at Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University.
MIRAMAR, Florida -- Team USA won nine more golds and finished with the second-highest medal total and second-highest number of golds ever on the final day of the 16th Pan American Junior Championships at the Ansin Sports Complex. The squads won 26 golds, 21 silvers and 12 bronzes over the three days of competition and dominated the medal table.
World Youth champion Trinity Wilson and record-setting racewalkers Trevor Barron and Tyler Sorensen lead a squad of more than 70 Team USA athletes ages 16-19 for the 16th Pan American Junior Championships July 22-24 at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida.
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Talk about pressure! Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner, as he is referred to in the media and by his fans, handled the pressure and delivered. On the last day of the qualifying period, Oscar Pistorious ran a blistering 45.07 to hit the A standard for both Daegu and London. This performance by a man with artificial limbs from the knee on both legs is unheralded. However, in listening to one of his interviews, it became quite clear that Oscar sees this a just another part of his journey.
Monte-Carlo - The IAAF, together with Dentsu, its exclusive Marketing Partner, is delighted to introduce the first ever IAAF centralized Licensing Programme which will enable fans to purchase officially licensed goods online as well as on site at events.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jillian Camarena-Williams of the New York Athletic Club has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the week after tying the American Record at the Paris Diamond League meet on July 8. This is the second athlete of the week honor for Camarena-Williams in 2011.
LILLE, FRANCE – The boys’ medley relay won gold, set a World Youth Record and added the sixteenth medal to the U.S. haul at the 2011 IAAF World Championships on the last day of the July 6 – 10 competition in Lille, France.
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