Category Archives: World Championships

>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Joseph Ebuya is back. Last year’s World Cross Country champion had a disappointing summer, running only 13:11 and well beaten in big races. In his first race of the new cross country season he … Continue reading

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>World Indoor Preview: Women’s running events

>60 metersTop five competing athletes in the Superfan rankings…Carmelita Jeter USALaVerne Jones-Ferrette ISVVeronica Campbell-Brown JAMChandra Sturrup BAHSheri-Ann Brooks JAM Who will win the medals…Gold: Jones-FerretteSilver: JeterBronze: Campbell-BrownJeter and Jones-Ferrette are 1-1 this season. When Jeter won it was close and … Continue reading

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>World Indoor Preview: Men’s Field

>High JumpTop five competing athletes in the Superfan rankings…Ivan Ukhov RUSJesse Williams USAYaroslav Rybakov RUSJaroslav Bába CZEDusty Jonas USASamson Oni GBR Who will win the medals…Gold: UkhovSilver: WilliamsBronze: JonasThese are the most consistent jumpers of the indoor season. Pole VaultTop … Continue reading

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>World Indoor Preview: Men’s Running Events

>In many events, a lot of the world’s top athletes don’t compete indoors. I’ve listed off the top five in each event who are going to be there. 60 metersTop five competing athletes in the Superfan Rankings…Dwain Chambers GBRIvory Williams … Continue reading

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>Things I Think I Think About The Worlds, Part 3

>The NBC/Versus broadcasts got significantly better than has been typical for US-based television, even as the Worlds wore on. We are all too familiar with the usual setup: long lead-in to a race, the race, the obligatory and vacuous post-race … Continue reading

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>Six At Eleven

>The triumphant return of the daily link dump… RW Racing News covers the last day and recaps of the World Championships. Run the Roads lists off their top 5 US distance performances at the Worlds. The BBC reports: Bolt keen … Continue reading

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>Things I Think I Think About The Worlds, Part 2

>SI’s Brian Cazanueve passed out his grades for the Worlds. He didn’t give enough. LaShawn Merritt, USA — AHe’s the new king of the 400, hands down. Germany — AThey almost always did better than expected. Poland — A+Their best-ever … Continue reading

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>Things I Think I Think About The Worlds, Part 1

>The performance by the USA’s male distance runners was very good, near or at several historic highs. Excluding the 800 (which is sort of a distance race), here’s the USA’s totals for races of 1500 and further at Olympics and … Continue reading

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>Worlds, Day 7

>TodayResults TomorrowScheduleTV: NBC, 1-3 PM (live); CBC, 1-3 PM (live); Versus, 8-10 PM (tape)Web: UniversalSports.com, 5:35 AM (men’s marathon), 11:45 AM (afternoon session); IAAF radio, 5 AM (marathon), 11 AM (afternoon session)Highlights: M Marathon, W 5,000, M/W 4 x 100m, … Continue reading

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>Worlds, Day 6 — OMFG!

>Unbe-f**king-believable, part II.SI’s Tim Layden weighs in.Bolt has the longest stride of any sprinter in history and he turns it over like someone six to eight inches shorter than he is. He has a freaky combination of skills; it’s like … Continue reading

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