Category Archives: cross country

Great Lakes Regional Preview: Men’s Teams

The NCAA Great Lakes Regional Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday in Toledo’s historic Ottawa Park. Go to my Regional coverage page for all the details. The regionals is a qualifying round, for both teams and individuals. Team … Continue reading

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Rethinking College Track’s Regionals

Yesterday I asked a philosophical question about college track and how we select qualifiers to the national championships. Do the best athletes just naturally record the best marks in the course of competing, or do they have to go out … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: What’s On The Weekend

>Cross CountryThe Cross Internacional de Itálica, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meet, will be held in Seville on Sunday. It is so named because it takes place in the former Roman city of Itálica, looping through ancient streets and ruins.The … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Weekend Roundup

>Results from the weekend… Cross CountryBupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country (IAAF Permit)Saturday, Edinburgh SCOWinners: Eliud Kipchoge (4.2k), Linet Masai (5.7k), Mo Farah (8k individual), European all-stars (8k team)Let’s Run coverage and results: Men’s Int’l 4.2k / Women’s 5.7k / … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: What’s On the Weekend

>Highlight meet of the weekendThe Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meet, will be held in the Scottish capital’s Holyrood Park on Saturday.  The course, a version of the 2008 World Championships course, uses the … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Exhibit on ’36 Olympics and Jesse Owens

>It recently came to my attention that the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage now has a special program titled “The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936”, a traveling exhibit of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It seeks to explain how the … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>While Thanksgiving Day races are the thing in the USA, New Year’s Eve races are traditional in much of the rest of the world. Most are named after St. Sylvester, whose feast day is December 31. The top domestic race … Continue reading

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>Lessons of my team’s 2010 season

>I coach high school cross country.  Or rather, I did.  Facing a $39 million budget shortfall, last spring our school district cut four sports, cross country among them.  I offered to work for free, but in a large 60-school bureaucracy … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete: Special Monday Edition

>The weekly round of track-centric Monday morning quarterbacking comes a day late, as I was on vacation in Toronto for the weekend. What did we learn this week? USATF announced its CEO job description. This is actually an important part … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>Cross CountryThe Foot Locker High School Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday in San Diego’s Balboa Park.Meet website / Flotrack coverageLive webcast begins at 11 AM at flotrack.orgRace times: girls at 12:15, boys at 1:00Let’s Run prediction contest … Continue reading

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