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Sold-Out Inaugural Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle Marathon And Half Marathon Sunday

Is America’s appetite for marathons insatiable? Recession? What recession? So the organizers of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon might be saying after the first-year event sold out months before its June 27 staging. In any economy there are trends and counter trends of course. Not every business and industry suffers in […]

2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals—Day One

It was all about the distance runners on opening night. by Victah Sailer Emily Sisson of Missouri rolled to victory at the girls 5000m at the Nike Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T, in Greensboro, North Carolina Thursday night, clocking 16:34.36. It was the second fastest performance in the history of this meet. Only Ashley Brasovan’s 16:18.91, run last […]

Russians Favorites At Spar European Team Championships

Men and women combine performances to crown the top European track and field nation. Led by Olympic steeplechase champion Gulnara Galkina-Samitova and European 1500m indoor champion Anna Alminova, the Russian team hopes to capture the redeveloped Spar European Team Championships this weekend in Leiria, Portugal.  In the past, men and women competed separately in this […]

Bolt Proves Form In Ostrava

Jamaican rounding into prime form for the summer. Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt had a very slow start but made up for it in winning the 100m at the Ostrava (Czech Republic) Golden Spike meeting in an event record time, and world leading, 9.77 seconds.  Bolt says it was the “second worst start of my life,” […]

Bolt Headlines Golden Spike In Ostrava

A total of seven reigning Olympic gold medalists scheduled to compete. Usain Bolt will make his first appearance on the World Athletics Tour this week at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic.  Organizers are offering $100,000 if Bolt can break his own 100m world record of 9.69 seconds. While Bolt’s is the biggest […]

ÅF Golden League – DKB-ISTAF Berlin Preview

The hunt for the $1 million jackpot begins in Berlin. The IAAF’s ÅF Golden League kicks off this weekend at the DKB-ISTAF Berlin meeting.  The usual $1 million dollar jackpot (split for men and women) is up for grabs and there is a host of athletes vying for the grand prize.  All of the “contenders” […]

Bolt Dismantles Field At Festival Of Excellence

On a rainy night in Toronto the Jamaican Olympic champion proves his dominance. Usain Bolt made a dominant return to the track Thursday, winning the 100 meters in 10.00 in his first race since an April car accident.  In the process Bolt defeated 2004 Olympic 200-meter champion Shawn Crawford by a staggering .25 seconds. On the meet’s […]

Rupp Wins NCAA 10,000 Meters

The Oregon senior claimed the first outdoor national championship title of his career Thursday night in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas’ Shawn Forrest and Liberty’s Sam Chelanga threw all they had at Oregon’s golden boy, but he put down the hammer and pulled away easily in the closing two laps. For More:

Nike Prefontaine Classic Highlights

Eugene, Ore., lived up to its nickname of Track Town USA, as Americans posted some of the top all-time national performances. The 2009 Nike Prefontaine Classic turned out to be the most exciting domestic Grand Prix of the year.  Eugene truly defined itself as Track Town USA, as Americans shined at the final meet before the […]

Prefontaine Classic Preview

An astounding 34 33 Olympic medalists are spread throughout the program. With all the star power convening on Track Town USA, including 34 Olympic medalists (oops, make that 33, as American sprint ace Tyson Gay has unsurprisingly scratched from the men’s 200), Sunday’s Pre Classic in Eugene, Ore., promises to be must-see TV for track […]