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08/22/2016 - 13:43

cache_sb_l_837f332e11.jpgWritten by David Hunter, RunBlgRun - Everyone loves the 4x100 meter relay. Fans relish the spectacle, the electricity of this furious event which really is four mini-races all packaged in a 40 second presentation.

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08/19/2016 - 13:55

cache_sb_l_837f332e11.jpgWritten by USATF. - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Thursday evening at Olympic Stadium, track fans witnessed something never before seen in Olympic competition: a relay team running a solo time trial, in an attempt to make a final.

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08/19/2016 - 13:53

cache_sb_l_af4543dc33.jpgWritten by RunBlogRun.com - The Long Jump in 2012 London was won by Greg Rutherford of Great Britian. In 2014, Greg won the European Champs and Commonwealth Games. In 2015, Greg won the World Championships in Beijing. Affable, a cheerleader for the event, Greg Rutherford wanted very much to defend his title in Rio.

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08/19/2016 - 13:51

cache_sb_l_570b73000c.jpgWritten by RunBlogRun.com - Kerron Clement had won World Champs in 2007 and 2009. Now, in 2016, Kerron Clement adds an Olympic title to his medals. In a fine race, werehe three of the top five set NRs, Kerron Clement held off a fine field, running 47.73! Here's the race story!

Kerron Clement Just Holds off Boniface Tumuti

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08/19/2016 - 13:50

cache_sb_l_0cebb7b6d1.jpg(RunBlogRun) - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Team USA 5,000-meter runner Abbey D'Agostino (Topsfield, Massachusetts) has suffered season-ending knee injuries and will not compete in Friday's Olympic final.

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08/17/2016 - 16:06

cache_sb_l_8482bd31d6.jpg(RunBlogRun) - In a brilliant and gutty run, Evan Jager took over the steeple final at three minutes and twenty seconds into the race, broke the race open, stayed calm and collected and caught Ezekial Kemboi on the final straight, to bring the US a silver medal, the highest men's US finish since 1952 and the first men's steeple medal since 1984!

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Date: 
08/17/2016 - 16:05

cache_sb_l_10b3a91834.jpg(USATF)- RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Ending a 32-year medal drought in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, American record holder Evan Jager (Algonquin, Illinois) ran a masterful race to earn silver and become the first American man to medal in the event since Brian Diemer in 1984.

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08/16/2016 - 13:38

cache_sb_l_1003d940c2.jpg(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.

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Date: 
08/15/2016 - 13:23

cache_sb_l_0d5fabfac3.jpgUsain 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!

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Date: 
08/15/2016 - 13:13

cache_sb_l_aeda77ab99.jpg(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.

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08/15/2016 - 13:09

cache_sb_l_6b5c6e3a85.jpg(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.

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08/15/2016 - 13:03

cache_sb_l_410dcf97da.jpg( 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.

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Date: 
08/14/2016 - 13:43

cache_sb_l_262121c04d.jpgQUOTE 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.

Regional news
Date: 
08/14/2016 - 13:38

cache_sb_l_52ce68785e.jpgEarlene 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. 

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Date: 
08/14/2016 - 13:34

cache_sb_l_ea00c4cdce.jpgWhat was so spectacular about Molly Huddle's race was her ability to pull herself back from the precipice.

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Date: 
08/12/2016 - 15:33

cache_sb_l_25938bd72a.jpgTirunesh 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!

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Date: 
08/12/2016 - 15:28

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Vivian Cheruiyot is the Kenyan Pocket Rocket, in my mind.

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Date: 
08/12/2016 - 15:22

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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!

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Date: 
08/12/2016 - 13:36

cache_sb_s_a0c9d2ec84.jpgLET 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.

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USATF men take aim at Olympic glory

Date: 
08/12/2016 - 13:32
Date: 
08/12/2016 - 13:32

cache_sb_s_be08cc0ac8.jpgRIO 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.

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