A routine checkup appointment turned into an emergency C-section to save both Felix and her daughter Camryn. Her daughter, born 3 pounds, 7 ounces, is still in the NICU, but doing well.
*MB: Allyson Felix is a Mom
"It got to the point that strange superstitions took over: I can’t wear these boxers anymore, I have to wear the ones I used when I was running well, I have to go back to using that toothpaste, not this one. It was crazy. ... In college, when I had no money, I didn’t over-think things, but as a professional athlete I was on a mission to do everything right: buy organic food, do the best of everything – stuff I thought was going to help me run faster. It didn’t."
Lyles also talks about "transcending the sport" and says he's had a lot of kids come up to him and saying they've only heard his rap songs, but not seen him run.
Williams' story is important for young stars to hear because they need to know that the success they have as a junior isn't guaranteed to continue and just one injury can set your career back years.
Brown says his team's strategy was to kick the ball behind the other team's defense and have him sprint after it. " I played multiple sports when I was younger but ultimately felt my best opportunity to be world-class was in the sport of track because the common denominator in every sport I played was speed."
"That was probably the most vivid race I’ve ever remembered. I remembered every step..."
A good read on Ellis' 5th-to-1st anchor leg at NCAAs to win USC the 4x400 and the meet.
Harper talks about coming back to the athlete village and sharing a room with teammate Damu Cherry who was 4th. "All night she was crying in bed and I am in the other bed knowing I am Olympic champion, bursting with emotion."
I then had no option but to knock on the door of Damu – my teammate who had finished fourth that night and missed a medal by 0.01 – who was in the room next to me and I had to ask her if I could stay in her room because she had a spare bed. I said ‘I feel so bad to ask’, but she replied ‘don’t feel bad.” All night she was crying in bed and I am in the other bed knowing I am Olympic champion, bursting with emotion.
“On either side of the room were two athletes experiencing the two emotional extremes of what can happen in track and field. On the one side, I had experienced glorious success, and on the other pure devastation.”
Researching the steps to a pro track career, scrounging money so Lyles could travel to big meets as a high schooler, helping manage his career and his finances, and flying to Florida to do Lyles rehab walks with him, Keisha Caine-Lyles is definitely an Olympic quality mom.
A look at the team that upset Team USA to win World Indoor gold in a WR setting time this past winter.
Jackson says he spoke with Bernard Lagat, Mo Farah, Sanya Richards and Justin Gatlin when seeking retirement advice.
The interview is in Spanish, but you can see his demeanor change dramatically at the 1:07 mark when he finds out.
It was a third straight World Indoor victory for the USA women's 4x400.
Pozzi ran 7.46 seconds to beat out USA's Jarret Eaton by one hundredth of a second.
Ryan Gregson (1500) and Michelle Jenneke (60H) also failed to make it out of the rounds.
Keni Harrison won gold in 7.70 to tie Sharika Nelvis' AR from USA Champs.