>The Flotrack guys kick it off. All the meets, links, webcasts and more after the jump.
The New Balance Boston Indoor Grand Prix, the second event in the VISA Championship Series, takes place on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in the Boston suburb of Roxbury Crossing.
Tape-delay TV coverage beginning at 2:00 PM Sunday on ESPN2
Flotrack coverage / Live results
IAAF preview / Let’s Run preview
The Sparkassen Cup, an IAAF Indoor Permit meet, takes place on Saturday in the German city of Stuttgart. The best of many good matchups is David Oliver versus Dayron Robles in the hurdles.
The International Indoor Combined Events, an EAA Indoor Permit meet, takes place on Saturday and Sunday in the Estonian capitol of Tallinn. Ashton Eaton will take aim at his own heptathlon world record.
Meet website (in Estonian, good luck)
The Birmingham Games take place on Saturday and Sunday in the English city.
Athletics Weekly preview
The New Balance Collegiate Invitational takes place on Friday and Saturday at Manhattan’s Armory Track and Field Center. This scored meet lines up most of the nation’s top teams.
Men’s ranked teams: #2 Texas A&M, #3 LSU, #4 Arkansas, #5 Ohio State* #6 BYU, #9 Florida*, #11 Texas, #17 Texas Tech*
Women’s ranked teams: #2 Texas A&M, #3 LSU, #5 Arkansas, #9 BYU, #13 Ohio State*, #14 Tennessee, #17 Texas Tech*, #24 Baylor
* = team has split squad with another meet
Meet website / Schedule / Heat sheets
LIVE webcast begins Friday at 10:50 AM at ny.milesplit.com (free registration req’d)
LIVE webcast begins Saturday at 8:55 AM at ny.milesplit.com (free registration req’d)
The USA Cross Country Championships, part of the USA Running Circuit, takes place on Saturday in San Diego’s Mission Bay Park. The women’s race is loaded: Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Molly Huddle, Lisa Koll, Renee Baillie.
LIVE webcast begins at noon ET at USARunningCircuit.com
Senior women run at 4:15, senior men run at 5:00
Meet website / Schedule
The 79th Cinque Mulini, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meet, takes place on Sunday in the Italian village of San Vittore Olona. This is the classic “Five Mills” race, one of the most-photographed off-road races in the world.
The Kenyan Provincial Cross Country Championships take place on Saturday in various sites around the country.
The Gran Premio Caceres de Campo a Traves takes place on Sunday in the Spanish city of Casar de Caceres.
The 60th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, takes place on Sunday in the Japanese city of Beppu.
LIVE webcast begins at 9:50 PM Saturday (Eastern time) at Keyhole TV
Japan Running News preview / live English-language updates
The Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, takes place, takes place on Sunday in the Japanese city of Kagawa. The headliner is Turkish track ace Elvan Abeylegesse.
Track on TV and the Web
New Balance Collegiate Invitational live webcast, 10:50 AM Friday at ny.milesplit.com
Sydney 2000 Olympics: Bud Greenspan’s Gold From Down Under, Friday at 5:40 PM on Showtime Family Zone
Endurance, Friday at 9:40 PM on Showtime Family Zone
New Balance Collegiate Invitational live webcast, 8:55 AM Saturday at ny.milesplit.com
USA Cross Country Championships live webcast, Saturday at noon at USARunningCircuit.com
Bud Greenspan Presents: Beijing 2008 – America’s Olympic Glory, Saturday at 6:05 PM on Showtime Family Zone
Beppu-Oita Marathon live webcast, 9:50 PM Saturday at Keyhole TV
New Balance Boston Indoor Grand Prix, Sunday at 2:00 PM on ESPN2