Today’s link package begins with the weekend’s main action.
Matt Centrowitz and Brenda Martinez won today’s Fifth Avenue Mile races in Manhattan. Centro added to his already impressive list of accomplishments, becoming only the second man to win Wanamaker and Fifth Avenue Mile titles in the same year. Martinez capped off a strong late season.
Kenya’s Leonard Komon successfully defended his Dam to Dam 10-miler title today in the race from Amsterdam to Zaandam. Kenya’s Sylvia Kibet won the women’s title.
Jenn Suhr has been doing an upstate New York “gold medal tour” of street vaults, and on Saturday she cleared 15′ 10″ (4.86m), the best outdoor mark of the year.
The USTFCCCA has all the weekend’s collegiate cross country results.
On Friday, some very big news broke: the Track and Field Athletes Association, a fledgling union of sorts, is going international. And Usain Bolt is on board. The importance of his participation in this organization literally cannot be overstated.
The USOC is looking for federal financial guarantees for a possible 2024 Olympic bid. I can only assume this is because virtually all cities and states are broke, and otherwise a bid wouldn’t be feasible.
From the jaculiferous Jon Gugala: The Trailer podcast featuring marathoner Andrew Carlson (not to be confused with Arthur Carlson, the general manager at WKRP in Cincinatti).
Noted announcer Toni Reavis suggested the World Half Marathon Championships should be folded into the (track) World Championships, and it looks like the IAAF listened.