Category Archives: USATF Championships

What I Would Do as USATF CEO, part 2

Yesterday I posted part 1. Today I continue with the goals I would set out if anyone were insane enough to make me USA Track and Field’s new CEO. Attempt to create some more domestic professional and semi-pro meets. The … Continue reading

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>What’s On The Weekend

>The Decastar decathlon and heptathlon, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge competition, takes place on Saturday and Sunday in the Bordeaux suburb of Talence. Leading names are European decathlon champion Romain Barras (France) and a faceoff between World Indoor medalists Tatyana Chernova (Russia) … Continue reading

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>Weekly Awards

>Valerie Vili earns the Performance of the Week award for her 20.57 put at the Sydney Track Classic. It beat her own meet record by nearly half a meter, and approached the Australia all-comers record of 20.69 set by WR … Continue reading

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>What’s On The Weekend

>ProfessionalsThe USATF Indoor Championships take place in Albuquerque on Saturday and Sunday. TV coverage is on Sunday from 7 to 9 PM on ESPN2.Meet website / USATF preview #1 / USATF preview #2 / USATF preview #3 / KOAT-TV Several … Continue reading

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>Fantasy League Outlook, Women

>I picked the men yesterday. Women’s 60 metersCarmelita Jeter will win unless she false-starts. Women’s 400 metersAllyson Felix will open her season here, and that makes this a bit unpredictable, but she’s so much better than anyone else entered that … Continue reading

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>VISA Championship Series Issues

>There’s been a bit of barking over the VISA Championships Series standings and the venue of the upcoming USATF Championships. The series awards bonus money to the top three Americans, as measured by their best performance in the series according … Continue reading

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>Fantasy League Outlook, Men

>My picks for this weekend’s USATF Championships men’s events. Women’s picks coming tomorrow. Men’s 60 metersThis is a two-man race between Ivory Williams and Mike Rodgers. Rodgers has sharpened up a little bit over the last week or two, but … Continue reading

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>What’s On the Weekend

>Professionals The Reunión Internacional Ciudad de Valencia, an IAAF indoor permit meet, will take place in Valencia, Spain, on Saturday.Meet website The USATF cross country championships will be run in Spokane on Saturday. Headliners are 5k/10k aces Dathan Ritzenhein and … Continue reading

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>Weekend Update

>There’s news, and then there’s analysis of the news. The internet and its blogs and non-traditional reporting has allowed the latter to thrive. Here are four great examples from the last week. 1) Kenenisa Bekele gets beaten in Edinburgh XCAnd … Continue reading

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>The Week In Review

>Weldon and Robert Johnson’s Week That Was feature is usually pretty good, but this week’s installment is an excellent analysis of all angles of last week’s USATF championships. It may be their best one yet.

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