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I’m one of the guests on this week’s TrackFocus Weekly, where we discuss the latest happenings in the world of track and field.  Along with host Jim McDannald were Kevin Ullman of Runnerspace.com and Kevin Liao of Spiked Up Psyched Up.

You can go to TrackFocus, or download the audio, or get it through iTunes.

Now, all the weekend’s action…

Indoor Track
Professionals
New Balance Boston Indoor Grand Prix (VISA Championship Series)
Saturday, Reggie Lewis Track Center, Roxbury Crossing MA
Highlights: Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 7:35.37 3k, Jenn Suhr (USA) 4.61 PV
IAAF story / Let’s Run recap / Results
Flotrack video

Sparkassen Cup (IAAF Permit)
Saturday, Stuttgart GER
Highlights: Yenew Alamirew (ETH) 7:27.80 3k, David Oliver (USA) 7.37 60H, Carolyn Nytra (GER) 7.92 60H
IAAF story / Athletics Weekly recap / Results

Russian Winter (IAAF Permit)
Sunday, Moscow RUS
Highlights: Ivan Ukhov (RUS) 2.34 HJ, Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.81 PV
IAAF story / Athletics Weekly recap / Results

International Indoor Combined Events (EAA Permit)
Saturday and Sunday, Tallinn EST
Winners: Ashton Eaton (USA) 6568 World Record, Grit Sadeiko (EST) 4422
IAAF story / Results

Sweden v. Finland v. Norway
Saturday, Tampere FIN
Men’s scores: Sweden 115, Finland 114, Norway 68
Women’s scores: Sweden 119, Finland 96, Norway 83
Highlights: Osku Torro (FIN) 2.33 HJ, Christina Vukicevic (NOR) 7.92 60H
IAAF story and results

Gugl Indoor Meeting
Thursday, Linz AUT
Highlights: Ralf Bartels (GER) 20.35 SP
Results

Colleges
New Balance Collegiate Invitational
Friday and Saturday, Armory Track and Field Center, New York NY
Leading men’s teams: LSU 97, Texas A&M 80, Duke 58
Leading women’s teams: BYU 90.5, LSU 85, Texas A&M 80
Highlights: Keiron Stewart (Tex) 7.68 60H, Walter Henning (LSU) 22.12 WT, Lakya Brookins (SC) 7.18 60m, Jessica Beard (TAMU) 52.25 400m, Kate Van Buskirk (Duke) 4:35.83, Tina Sutej (Ark) 4.45 PV
LSU recap / BYU recap
Results

Meyo Invitational
Friday and Saturday, Loftus Sports Center, South Bend IN
Highlights: Kirani James (Ala) 45.47 400m
Results
Flotrack video

All the rest

Cross Country
USATF Championships (USA Running Circuit)
Saturday, Mission Bay Park, San Diego CA
Winners: Shalane Flanagan (OTC), Brent Vaughn
IAAF story / Let’s Run recap / Results
Runnerspace video / Flotrack video

Cinque Mulini (IAAF Permit)
Sunday, San Vittore Olona ITA
Winners: Ayad Lamdassem (ESP), Alemitu Bekele (TUR)
IAAF story and results

Kenya Provincial Championships
Saturday, various sites
IAAF highlights

Road Racing
Beppu-Oita Marathon (IAAF Silver Label)
Sunday, Beppu JPN
Winner: Ahmed Baday (MAR) 2:10:14
IAAF story and results / Japan Running News recap

Marugame Half Marathon (IAAF Silver Label)
Sunday, Kagawa JPN
Winners: Samuel Ndungu (KEN) 1:00:55, Kayoko Fukushi (JPN) 1:09:00
IAAF story and results / Japan Running News recap

Track on TV
Endurance, 12:30 PM today on Flix
Bud Greenspan Presents: Beijing 2008 – America’s Olympic Glory, 12:45 AM tonight on Showtime Family Zone

News Links
Runner’s World’s Racing News has all your weekend headlines

The USTFCCCA Daily has even more on the weekend’s action.

Alan Webb acts like…well, Alan Webb.

Viral video: Montana State’s Patrick Casey ran sub-4:00 at 5,000 feet altitude in a dual meet.

A Japanese high school girl ran a 2:56 marathon and 1:20 half marathon a week apart. 

Aussie pole vault star Steve Hooker is fine with a long layoff.

French triple jumper Teddy Tamgho talking World Record on Tuesday.

The TFN stat nerds tell us Russell Brown is now in the top ten on the all-time US indoor list and all kinds of numbers about Ashton Eaton’s records.

Brown was shocked by his win, and Flanagan wants her 5k American Record back.

These two weren’t the only successes on the weekend for the Oregon Track Club.

Blog posts by Dathan Ritzenhein and Kenta Bell.

How appropriate: the Army-Navy dual meet series is tied at 25-25-2.

Martin Bingisser tells us how track isn’t more popular in Europe, just more respected.  I think it’s because we Americans don’t respect excellence so much as money.

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