Monthly Archives: October 2010

>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Eddy Hellebuyck’s doping story.  Back in 2004 he tested positive for EPO and vigorously fought it, all the way to the Court for Arbitration of Sport (and lost).  Now he’s finally admitted it, breaking … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>Part 2 International The Athens Classic Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will trace the legendary ancient route on Sunday from the plains of Marathon to Athens’ Pathanaikos Stadium, site of the 1896 Olympics. This year marks the 2500th … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>Part 1:Conference Championships!It’s conference championship weekend in college cross country.Flotrack has an XC Conference Central page, as does the coaches’ association. Major conference action follows, in chronological order.  Click on a team for a race preview. Mountain West ConferenceFridayhosted by … Continue reading

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>Conference Meets I Want To See

>I can’t be everywhere at once.  And as much as I try to minimize them, I do have other responsibilities besides going to meets.  So I can’t even go to one conference cross country championship this weekend, let alone multiple … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? People are lawyering up.  Exhibit A: On Wednesday, former USATF CEO Doug Logan filed a lawsuit for the severance he believes he is due.  They say he was fired for cause, he says no.  … Continue reading

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>New College Tracks

>I maintain a website, College Ovals, dedicated to profiles of every outdoor college track facility in NCAA Division I.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out. We always think of college track being on the wane.  But not all outlooks … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>InternationalThe BUPA Great South Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will be run on Sunday through the streets of the English city of Portsmouth.  Race website There will be live TV coverage on BBC Channel 5 beginning at 10:30 … Continue reading

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>Boston Marathon Sells Out!

>Entry to the 2011 Boston Marathon opened at 9:00 AM Monday. At 5:03 PM no more spots were available. This is nothing short of astounding. In 2008 the race didn’t fill until February. In 2009 it was full in January. … Continue reading

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>What’s On This Week

>Basically, nothing. It’s fall, there’s no action besides cross country and road racing.Track on TVPrefontaine, 6:00 AM Monday and 10:10 AM Friday on The Movie Channel XtraRunning the Sahara, 1:05 PM and 10:00 PM Tuesday on Showtime Extreme; 9:45 AM … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? How the top collegiate cross country teams sort out.  This was the weekend of the Pre-Nationals Invitational, and with two races each for men and women things were a little confusing.  Or not. There … Continue reading

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