Monthly Archives: August 2012

Trackcenter Top Ten

This is a few hours late due to Internet issues. My apologies. All kinds of news from yesterday’s Diamond League final in Zurich Let’s Run: Rudisha Loses, Bolt And Blake Win, Drama In Women’s Steeple, And Americans Fizzle In 5,000m … Continue reading

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Trackcenter Top Ten: Zurich Edition

Today’s top ten links are a bit early as the biggest meet of the late season gets really rolling at 2:00. The Zurich Weltklasse, the first of the two Diamond League finals, begins shortly. You can watch it live at … Continue reading

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Trackcenter Top Ten

Tomorrow’s Weltklasse, the first of two Diamond League finals, got underway today with the shot put in Zurich’s downtown train station. Click to see who won. The IAAF on tomorrow’s meet: Bolt and Rudisha lead 15 London champions in Z├╝rich … Continue reading

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Trackcenter Top Ten

The day’s top ten news items… Preseason NCAA cross country rankings are out, with Wisconsin’s men and Oregon’s women at the top. Scotty Bush previews the top men’s college programs. Speaking of college cross country, two notable coaching moves were … Continue reading

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Trackcenter Top Ten

Top ten links of the day… Runner’s World’s daily racing news: top stories include “Mo Farah Wins, After Becoming a Dad of Twins”, “In London, Leo Manzano Was ‘Flabbergasted and a Little Emotional’”, and “Andrew Wheating Returns to Vermont for … Continue reading

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Engaging the public

Over the weekend, Germany’s track and field federation put on the “Berlin Fliegt”, a four-nation team competition of long jumpers and pole vaulters held in front of Berlin’s Brandenberg Gate. It wasn’t a terribly notable competition, but it was on … Continue reading

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Early Post-Olympic Action

The Diamond League resumes today in Stockholm, where they’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Olympics and the OlympiaStadion, the beautiful old brick stadium built for it and still used for today’s DN Galan invitational. Video coverage kicks off … Continue reading

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NBC’s Coverage of Olympic Track and Field

I told everyone I knew who cares even the slightest about sports or my hometown of Toledo that it was happening at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 7. It was the men’s high jump final, and Toledoan Erik Kynard, an … Continue reading

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Assessing Team USA’s Performance

As no doubt you already know, the U.S. Olympic track and field team took home 29 medals. This was only one medal short of the audacious goal set by former USA Track and Field CEO Doug Logan as part of … Continue reading

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Random Olympic thoughts…

Various things that popped into my head over the course of the last two weeks… The real star of the Olympic track and field competition wasn’t the electrifying Usain Bolt, the possibly-to-be-knighted Mo Farah, Jess Ennis, David Rudisha, or any … Continue reading

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