Monthly Archives: September 2007

>Berlin Marathon

>I woke up in the middle of the night with an upset stomach–I think I got dehydrated at the cross-country meet yesterday. Anyway, I looked over at the clock and saw that it was around 3:30 AM, and thought, “If … Continue reading

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>The Andy Norman Story

>Being both American and just slightly too young, when I saw that former British athletics promoter Andy Norman had died, I hadn’t the foggiest idea who he was. Apparently, there may not have been a more important trackman in the … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>You’ve no doubt already heard the news. From Tuesday’s New York Times: Federal authorities said yesterday that they had exposed a sprawling underground distribution network for steroids, human growth hormone and other illicit bodybuilding drugs supplied by 37 companies in … Continue reading

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>From "In The Bleachers"

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>World Final Day Two recap

>ResultsIAAF recapAP wirestoryAthletics Weekly report Event-by-event… Mens’ 200: Jaysuma Saidy Ndure gained some notoriety late this season by running second or third in several Golden League 100m races, with decent but not-stunning times. The more observant fan might have known … Continue reading

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>World Final Day One recap

>ResultsIAAF recapRaf Casert’s AP story Event-by-event… Men’s 100: The AP headline reads “Asafa Powell wins 100 meters at World Athletics Final, but misses world record”. The IAAF story leads with “Asafa Powell has developed a knack for making even some … Continue reading

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>World Athletics Final preview

>Meet websiteTimetableEntry Lists (provisional) – discussWorld Athletics Tour standingsIAAF previews:Sprints – Distance – Hurdles – Jumps – ThrowsDay OneUSATF promo Net coverage:WCSN, beginning at noon Saturday and Sunday TV coverage:no English-language North American coverage, so far as I know(Due to … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>Quite a few headlines recently. In reverse order, from boring to interesting: The IAAF announces eight bans, none of them involving a name I recognize. The Toronto Sun reports on Dick Pound’s retirement from head of WADA. The New York … Continue reading

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>Berlin Golden League Review

>ResultsIAAF ReviewAP wirestory Richards and Isinbayeva hold on for the $1 million jackpot. Event-by-event… Men’s 100: None of the top athletes ran; Ndure just nipped Devonish in 10.14 (-0.5 wind). Video Men’s 200: The only big names here were Americans … Continue reading

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>Berlin Golden League Preview

>Meet websiteStart listsTimetableIAAF preview Net coverage:Sportnet.com beginning around 8 AM TV coverage:CBC, 4:00-5:00 PMVersus, 4:00-5:00 PM Monday

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