Monthly Archives: July 2010

>The Weekend Ahead

>The European Championships run through Sunday in Barcelona.Meet websiteLive updatesLive videoLive chat The African Championships run through Sunday in Nairobi.Live results The Central American and Caribbean Games finish up today in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.  Live resultsLive video via ESPN3.com The … Continue reading

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>Track Needs a Fan Club

> One of the more interesting Twitterers to follow is the British Athletic Supporters Club (@BASCSupporters).  They’re the track fan club in the UK and no, I don’t think they have any idea what their name might mean in the … Continue reading

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>Championship Week Begins

>The European Championships got started in Barcelona this morning with the men’s 20k walk.  Other finals today are the women’s shot put and the men’s 10k. Championships homepageIAAF previewColin Jackson’s five to watchOptions for internet viewingSpecial Track and Field News discussion … Continue reading

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>World Juniors: USA Performance Review

>A few days ago on Twitter, I was asked about Team USA’s performance.  I thought I’d wait until the meet was over to make an analysis. The big picture: medal count.  There are a lot of ways to analyze a … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? There are new mile stars on the horizon.  Or maybe closer.  On Thursday in Monte Carlo, the world got introduced to Andrew Wheating.  He ran a brilliant race for fourth in 3:30.90, which also … Continue reading

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>Superfan Rankings Update: Men’s Overall Leaders

>Let’s take a look at how I see the race for the Athlete of the Year… 1 David Oliver USA 346 pts2 David Lekuta Rudisha KEN 3432 Christian Cantwell USA 3434 Ivan Ukhov RUS 3205 Asafa Powell JAM 3036 Andreas … Continue reading

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>The Weekend Ahead

>No thoughts or opinions today, there’s too much coming up… The World Junior Championships run today through Sunday.The best homepages are from the IAAF and the CBC.CBC has a live blog and a live stream.TV coverage will be on CBC … Continue reading

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>Superfan Rankings Update: Men’s Long Distance

>Going over to the long races, let’s see who’s on top… SteeplechaseRank Athlete NAT Pts1 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto KEN 2512 Paul Kipsiele Koech KEN 2323 Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong KEN 2094 Ezekiel Kemboi KEN 2005 Benjamin Kiplagat UGA 1886 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad … Continue reading

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>Superfan Rankings Explained, plus links

>Over the alst week or so I’ve been updating my Superfan Rankings. What are they and where do they come from? A few years back the IAAF started up some computer rankings that ranked athletes in each event as well … Continue reading

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>Superfan Rankings Update: Women’s Jumps

>Looking at leaps both vertical and horizontal… High JumpRank Athlete NAT Pts1 Blanka Vlašic CRO 3092 Chaunté Howard USA 2743 Ruth Beitia ESP 166.54 Ariane Friedrich GER 1575 Svetlana Shkolina RUS 147.56 Levern Spencer LCA 1377 Antonietta Di Martino ITA … Continue reading

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