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>Superfan Daily: Women’s Dual-Meet Rankings

>Following up on Tuesday’s rankings of men’s teams, these are the dual-meet rankings for college women’s teams. Remember, these are a ranking of teams based on how they would currently fare in dual meets; teams which have not yet run … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Your Track Vault Pick of the Week

>Today we have a Sports Illustrated article from 1965 profiling the start of the track season. Two months ago the prospects for a successful indoor track season seemed about as rosy as winter slush. The combination of post-Olympic ennui and … Continue reading

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>Superfan Daily: Hood to Coast Movie

>There are no results from yesterday to report, no competitions of any note being held today, and no track and/or running-oriented items being broadcast on TV or the web in the next 24 hours. There is, however, one rather big … 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

>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 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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>Race Walking Movie

>Yes, I’m serious…sort of. Race Walkers is a mockumentary about the elite American race walking brothers, Jeb and Joel Callahan. Coached by wheelchair ridden race walking great Chuck Kuel (who’s sole claim to fame was qualifying for the boycotted 1980 … Continue reading

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>Bad Running Movies

>I’m a fan of so-bad-they’re-good movies, such as Can’t Stop The Music. If you do too, you may want to check out this discussion thread. It sounds as though the one most up my alley is Courage, a sort of … Continue reading

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>Track Movies

>Today on NPR’s Only A Game, host Bill Littlefield interviewed Ray Didinger about his Ultimate Book of Sports Movies. I haven’t seen it yet, except for the table of contents, but it looks like he and coauthor Glen Macnow did … Continue reading

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>What’s On Tomorrow

>Can’t Stop the MusicFLIX, 6:35-8:40 AM and 5:55-8:00 PMThere were many important events that helped push track from (nominally) amateur to openly professional. The International Track Association and the Cascade Run-Off are the two most well known. But I wonder … Continue reading

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