Monthly Archives: February 2009

>Six at Eleven

> The IAAF has (finally) stripped Jerome Young of more medals.   Kenya accuses Bahrain of leaving switched-nationalities athletes in legal limbo.   Former IOC prez Juan Antonio Samaranch says Obama helps the Chicago Olympic bid.    RW Racing News: … Continue reading

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>Six at Elevem

> One better and an hour earlier than Sports Illustrated!   The Eugene Register-Guard interviews Jesse Williams about the dearth of domestic high jump exposure.   The RAK Half-Marathon may also be the world’s fastest 10k.   ESPN’s Soccernet gives … Continue reading

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>Shrove Tuesday Race

>Over in Olney, UK, Jane Hughes won the Olney Pancake Race in a record time of 62 seconds for the 415-yard distance, but still lost the transatlantic contest with Liberal, KS, whose race was won by Wichita State student Tasha … Continue reading

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>Your Morning Link Dump

> The World Cross Country Championships are a big deal in Kenya.  They're suspicious of Ethiopia, and they're worried about lack of teamwork.   Jordan Hasay will run the Nike Indoor Nationals 2-mile, her first-ever indoor race, and will shot … Continue reading

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>Your Morning Link Dump

> Lolo Jones and Mo Farah put on a show at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham, UK.   PreRace Jitters' internet radio show interviews the notorious Dwain Chambers.   Scott Bush asks if $171 (plus hidden fees) for a … Continue reading

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>Tommie Smith & John Carlos Revisited

>ESPN has done quite a bit of programming related to Black History Month, but their showcase piece this year is a 1-hour film titled “Return to Mexico City“, about Tommie Smith and John Carlos and their famous protest in 1968, … Continue reading

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>German Fernandez Going Big

> A report from Track & Field News states that the wunderkind from Oklahoma State may skip the NCAA Indoor Championships in favor of the World Cross Country Championships.   The chattering class discusses the idea, some thinking it's good … Continue reading

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>Your Morning Link Dump

> Meseret Defar broke the world indoor 5k record at yesterday's GE Galan in Stockholm.  There was plenty of other good action as well; Steve Hooker remained undefeated in the pole vault.   2000 Olympic hammer throw champ Kamila Skolimowska … Continue reading

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>Early Rankings

> Some preliminary “computer rankings” for the young season in men’s field events…   High Jump 1. Ivan Ukhov, RUS 2. Jesse Williams, USA 3. Linus Thornblad, SWE 4. Yaroslav Rybakov, RUS 5. Tora Harris, USA 5. Andrey Tereshin, RUS … Continue reading

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>Your Morning Link Dump

> Runner's World Daily notes crime-fighting runners in the news.   The best unknown rivalry in track is getting better.  Belarus' shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who just put up a world-leading mark, will travel to Waitakere, New Zealand, to take … Continue reading

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