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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell will race each other, but Bolt and Tyson Gay probably won’t meet until the Worlds. This pronouncement from Gay’s agent, Mark Wetmore, has led to a lot of bitching … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete (Special Monday Edition)

>In the early days of Thursday night NFL games, they were on ABC and known as “Monday Night Football, Special Thursday Edition”.  I, like you, was otherwise occupied last night. What did we learn this week? The track fan’s viewing … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Bernard Lagat is not invincible.  We already knew this, of course, but with seven Wanamaker Mile titles to his credit it seemed like he couldn’t lose at Millrose.  In my meet preview I said … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>For the uninitiated, this is my weekly track-oriented version of “Monday-morning quarterbacking”. What did we learn this week? The real story is getting out.  Earlier this week, the University of Delaware announced that it will demote its track and cross … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? The World Cross Country Championships are going to be very interesting this year.  Based on recent form, it looked like Kenyans Joseph Ebuya and Linet Masai were heavy favorites to win the individual titles. … Continue reading

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>What did we learn this week? How and why track stars leave college early.  On Thursday, it was announced that Curtis Mitchell would forego his senior year at Texas A&M and join Lance Braumann’s training group in Florida.  He was … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? It’s the week when Track and Field News’ annual World Rankings were released. I’m of two minds when it comes to writing about the magazine’s World Rankings. The summary of the rankings sent via … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Track’s greatest spokesman has died.  The Olympic Games, and track and field by proxy, lost Bud Greenspan yesterday.  The filmmaker was possibly more important to the Olympics than Juan Antonio Samaranch (also deceased this … 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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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? The s**t hit the fan in Spain. A summary of the initial happenings: The world 3000 metres champion and one of Spain’s most famous athletes, Marta Dominguez, was released on bail yesterday following a … Continue reading

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