Tagged: USATF

Different Race; Different Kennedy

September 30th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Bob Kennedy, one of the greatest American distance runners of all time, embodies the classic reserved Midwesterner. He doesn’t expound at length to most questions about his athletic past – a past with accolades literally too many to recount in this article. But events are transpiring that may test the comfort zone of this very […]

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For Charles Jock, Opportunity Runs, Not Knocks

September 21st, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

If you knew the background of Charles Jock – a 21-year-old half-miler from UC Irvine –  you would give long odds that this man from war-torn Sudan would compete in track and field’s World Championship meet. Those odds would get longer if the bet was that he’d represent the United States. Jock was born during […]

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Mission Control: World Masters Championships Recap

July 15th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

I’m crafting a detailed account of my experience at the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships for the forthcoming Faster Than Forty book (due out this fall) – it was truly an amazing and inspiring experience – but here’s a quick & dirty recap of the week just to bring everyone up to speed. You Have […]

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News of Note 7:13.11

July 13th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Oregon’s Matthew Centrowitz has been nothing less than a 1,500-meter boss this season after winning titles at the NCAA Championships and USA Track and Field Championships. He added icing to the cake at the Diamond League Meeting Areva by scorching a world ‘A’ standard  to qualify for the IAAF Championships while taking down the Oregon […]

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News of Note 7:07.11

July 7th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Sixty thousand runners participated in Monday’s 42nd running of Atlanta’s Peachtree Road Race (Results). Here is an interactive look at the road course (via Google Earth). Maine native and Dartmouth graduate Ben True took top honors in the 2011 Men’s US 10K Road Race Championship, which was run in conjunction with the Peachtree. He out-kicked […]

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Eugene in Pictures

July 2nd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The attached gallery contains some photos we took to capture the 2011 USATF Outdoor Track Championships at Hayward Field. The slide show will start automatically, but you can click ‘stop’ in the nav bar to halt the show and view pictures individually. Slower | Start | FasterTo see the full size images, you need to […]

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Mission Control: A Eugene Update

June 30th, 2011 in Articles by 3 Comments

I’ve finally settled in from a brutal cross-country flight and crazy weekend at the USATF Nationals in Eugene. Obviously this was not your typical race weekend – but I figured I’d still provide my race recap and a summary of the trip (which I would do even without the controversy that ensued). Sunday was a […]

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News of Note 6:28.11

June 29th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

What a fantastic, super-packed weekend for running and track and field! First off, the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held in Eugene at historic Hayward Field. Track Town, USA continues its brilliance as host of the country’s best — setting a record attendance of 40,351 during the four-day event. The world’s second […]

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A Dramatic Finish in Eugene!

June 26th, 2011 in Articles by 16 Comments

Thanks to everyone who has written/texted/Facebook-posted everything from congratulations to condolences over the final outcome of my Masters 1,500-meter race at the USATFs in Eugene. After clocking a very exciting 4:01.7, my performance was negated by an official’s disqualification. Understand that officials at any race anywhere — even the biggest races — are analyzing hundreds of […]

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