Thursday June 20, 2013
Semenya's agent: “She is recovering very well and practice is going well,” www.sportlive.co.za Apparently Semenya had poorly done knee surgery at age 12 that is bothering her.
IAAF issues statement- people need to have perspective, this is a MINOR offense www.supersport.com Just what we told you. No one went crazy when Maggie Vessey tested positive. Same for VCB. WE "urge a sense of perspective ... This seems from evidence to be a MINOR doping offence."
Quick preview of 100, 200, 400 at Jamaican champs jamaica-gleaner.com
NY Times says IAAF had evidence Italian gold medal winning race walker was on drugs, did nothing to prevent him from competing New York Times Not sure what they are saying as WADA busted this guy before the Games. Seems like awful journalism to us.
IAAF denial: ""The IAAF categorically refutes these claims in the strongest possible terms." www.capitalfm.co.ke
3-Time Olympian Lee Trop Compares 18-Yr Old Jake Birtwhistle To Craig Mottram www.examiner.com.au The 18 year old has an 8:09 3k pb and was 41st at world jr. xc.
Preview of Men’s 1500 at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships www.letsrun.com Centrowitz, Lomong, Manzano, and Wheating – At Least One Of Them Is Going Home Very Unhappy
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships: Start Lists www.usatf.org
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships: Start Lists www.letsrun.com
Preview of Women’s 1500 at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships www.letsrun.com
Preview of Men’s Steeplechase at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships www.letsrun.com
Wednesday June 19, 2013
Lolo Jones Makes Video Complaining About How She Only Got $741.84 For The Entire Bobsled Season vine.co She shared it along with the line, "I'm going to be a little late on my rent this month."
Jones' Video Rubbed Some Other US Bobsledders The Wrong Way With The Most Accomplished Bobsledder In US History Calling It A "Slap In The Face" USA Today He said he made less than $3,000 and...
"I'm still living in the Olympic Training Center. I'm 33 years old and still living in a dorm because that's the only thing I can afford," Holcomb said. "After 16 years in the sport, I don't have a dime toward retirement."
All of that said, Holcomb makes it clear he wouldn't do anything differently. "We're not here for the money. We love the sport. I love what I do. I wouldn't trade it for the world."
After Not Setting A 1500 PR For 7 Years, Treniere Moser Is Having A Breakthrough Year After Switching Coaches To Alberto Salazar www.oregonlive.com At first, she wondered about her sanity. The Salazar-designed workouts were as intense as anything she ever had done. The volume of the work was larger too.
Seven or eight months ago, she was thinking of retiring and getting a job, but now she's ran 4:02 and 15:11 and has a good shot of making the US 1500 team.
Ken Goe: "How serious is Des Moines about hosting the 2020 Olympic Trials? We'll get an idea this week" www.oregonlive.com "Lots of empty seats in Drake Stadium [this week] won't help make the case for Des Moines.
Des Moines Register Article Sizing Up The Battle Between Des Moines And Eugene For Hosting The 2020 Olympic Trials www.desmoinesregister.com Des Moines needs to make a good impression this week if they want a chance.
Former US Olympian Mac Wilkins Hoping To Get Some Of The Throwers He Coaches On The US World Team www.oregonlive.com
After 32 Years Of Coaching And 18 Years At Texas, Head Coach Bubba Thornton Is Retiring sports.espn.go.com
Former President Of USA Cycling Mike Plant Withdraws His Support From UCI Pres. Pat McQuaid And Delivers Shares Secret Report On McQuaid's Handling www.insidethegames.biz McQuaid's handling of the Lance Armstrong scandal
The info in it is not being shared, but the President of British Cycling said he was "disturbed" by what he heard.
Japanese-Born Comedian Who Tried To Gain Selection To Cambodian Olympic Marathon Team, Hiroshi Neko, Loses CamHalf-Marathon To Native-Born Hem Bunting japanrunningnews.blogspot.com rival
Justin Gatlin Wants To Prove Beating Usain Bolt Wasn't A Fluke: "To me, beating Bolt was just another check list. All right, I beat him. I have to do sports.espn.go.com `All right, I beat him. I have to do it again and again,
Tyson Gay said, "A good boost (for Gatlin), but at the same time, everybody knows the world record holder wasn't ready and that he's waiting to perform on the big stage. Until you dominate on the big stage, it really doesn't matter."
Garrett Heath Hoping Doing Several Months Of Altitude Training In Colorado Springs Will Help Him Make The US World Champs Team In The 1500 www.winonadailynews.com
At 28-Yeasr-Old Nadia Ruiz Becomes Youngest Woman To Run 100 Marathons Runners World She has ran a 3:15, but wants to eventually get under 3 hours.
*Previous record held by a 34 year old
Video Interview With Rudia Before Her 100th Race ktla.com
SA Olympic Chief Says Meeting With IAAF Explaining Takover Of Athletics SA Went Well www.supersport.com The IAAF requested the meeting saying the national athletics federation could be suspended by the global governing body due to outside interference.
EA Talks To Great Britain Captain Shakes-Drayton Ahead Of This Weekend's Euro Team Championships www.european-athletics.org “Don’t throw me in the steeplechase water”. Tradition has it in this competition that the winning skipper is picked up by their teammates and carried across to just before the home turn and dunked in as part of the celebration. “Oh, no!” said Shakes-Drayton. “My hair. I don’t want that. It will ruin my hair. I’ll scream.”
GB's Lisa Dobriskey Gets World Champs "A" In Poland With 4:04.81 www.athleticsweekly.com
Ireland's Euro XC Champ Fonnuala Britton Pulls Out Of Euro Team Champs With Chest Infection www.irishexaminer.com
Women's Preview For This Weekend's Jamaican National Championships (World Trials) jamaica-gleaner.com In the 100, Shely-Ann Fraser-Pryce qualifies automatically as last year's Diamond League winner, while Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive drugs test rules her out, so the battle for the top three spots this weekend is wide open.
Jamaican Observer: "Sadly We've Been Down This Road Before: VCB Adds To List Of Jamaicans Failing Drug Tests In Recent Past" www.jamaicaobserver.com Others include Steve Mullings, Dominique Blake and Sheri-Ann Brooks
Marlou van Rhijn Becomes Fastest Female Leg Amputee In The 100 With 12.96 In Berlin www.independent.co.uk She was already the WR hodler for double leg amputees, but now she's faster than all single leg amputees as well.
Preview of Women’s 10,000 Meter Race at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships www.letsrun.com
Video Of Usain Bolt Driving Formula 1 Car Around Track Last Week At Oslo DL Meet www.thebiglead.com
Top Frenchmen Renaud Lavillenie, Christophe Lemaitre And Teddy Tamgho Highlight Fields For Monaco DL Meet July 19th IAAF
IAAF Profile On 16-Year Old Brit Morgan Lake Who Set A Girls Youth World Lead In The Heptathlon With 5725 Points At English Jr. Champs IAAF Her goal is to win the World Youth Champs this summer in the Ukraine.
Preview of Men’s 800 Meter Race at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships www.letsrun.com
USATF.TV to provide unprecedented coverage of USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships www.letsrun.com
Preview of Women’s 800 Meters at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships www.letsrun.com
Schedule For 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships www.letsrun.com
1983 Pan Am Javelin Champ Laslo Babits Dies at age 55 oliverdailynews.com
Hannah England running 1500 this weekend: "in the 1500m you have the opportunity for just one defensive move and one offensive move in a single race" www.letsrun.com for Britain at European Team Championships
Aaron Braun to Take On Unusual 10-K Double – First USA 10k on Thursday, Then B.A.A. 10k On Sunday www.letsrun.com
With Help from Coach Joe Vigil, Brenda Martinez Confident Going Into USA Championships www.letsrun.com
Mac Wilkins' throwers could make some noise in Des Moines www.oregonlive.com
Knee injury has forced Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz to pull out of the European Athletics Team Championships www.bbc.co.uk Meet is live on BBC One
Veronica Campbell-Brown provisionallly suspended as JAA looks into her diuretic positive - her management team says she's not a cheat www.bbc.co.uk
VCB “while not accepting guilt of willfully taking a banned substance” apologizes trackalerts.com “Due to her determination to vigorously pursue the clearing of her name, she will desist from being vocal suffice it to say, while not accepting guilt of willfully taking a banned substance, she wholeheartedly apologizes to her family, Jamaica, her sponsors, the governing body, the world athletics family, her supporters as well as those she worked with in various non-athletic causes for any embarrassment and or hurt this devastating news has caused.”
The release, which was sent to selected members of the media, continued: “She remains an ardent believer in the purity of competition, the beauty of the sport and resolute in the fact that unearned suffering has redemptive qualities.”
Full GB & NI Team Here www.eightlane.org
David Rudisha's knee injury happened while jogging in Central Park - Surgery not needed uk.eurosport.yahoo.com
Rupp likes to kick soccer ball around before practice spikes-mag.tumblr.com http://media.tumblr.com/eb782107c5f148e21d1d5dbf339ea75d/tumblr_inline_molin6wfSy1qz4rgp.jpg
Fionnuala Britton has withdrawn from the women's 5,000 metres with a chest infection www.independent.ie
Full Entries for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Leagues for European Team Champs www.european-athletics.org
Gateshead European Team Entries Here www.european-athletics.org
British captain Perri Shakes-Drayton doesn't want to be thrown in steeple pit if team wins; "“My hair. I don’t want that. It will ruin my hair." www.european-athletics.org
Yohan Blake pulls out of Jamaican Trials - not fit enough/healthy enough to run 200 trackalerts.com He's got a bye to Moscow in the 100m.
Anna Chicherova credits her baby to leading her to 2011 and 2012 HJ Gold IAAF http://dt9guucc6nuua.cloudfront.net/media/LargeP/14f5c64f-f714-49f6-a6fb-0c4efcfc697a.jpg?v=-83287471
Lolo Jones' attempt at humor backfires with bobsled video Sports Illustrated
Lisa Uhl happy to be back training and racing in native Iowa after two years in Oregon Sports Illustrated "Ever since I've been back, it's been really great for my attitude and my happiness,'' Uhl said. "I'm really excited to race at Drake.''
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South African track president says Caster Semenya will be ready for World Champs Sports Illustrated
English Gardner is one of 10 women's semifinalists for The Bowerman www.oregonlive.com
Molly Huddle's Foot is Pain Free For 1st Time In Years www.stargazette.com
Bazu Worku (PR 2:05:25) is Headliner For Saturday's Grandma's Marathon downthebackstretch.blogspot.com
Competitor.com Profile of 2-time cancer survior: Gabriele Anderson Continues Beating The Odds running.competitor.com
Profile for this weekend's US Half-Marathon Champs runnerspace.com Abdi is racing for the $$ as making the 10,000 team isn't realistic for him.
Men's Jumps preview dailyrelay.com
4th, 4th, 5th Last 3 Years, Tyler Mulder is Tired of Being Left off USA Teams - Wants To Win in Des Moines www.oregonlive.com "I'm not thinking about anything but winning," Mulder said. "Winning is my No. 1 goal. That has to be the only thing to shoot for. From there, it's making the world team. This is my coming out year. It's time for me to step up."
Tuesday June 18, 2013
Inside Source Says VCB Drug Issue Has Been "Overblown" And She Could Just Receive A 3-Month Ban Or Even A Public Reprimand www.jamaicaobserver.com The source said, "No serious drugs were involved, no PEDs were involved, that's all I will say." However, the articles goes on to mention that diuretics are a possible masking agent for the use of steroids.
President Of Jamaica Olympic Association Mike Fennell Pleads With Public And Media To Not "Jump The Gun" Over The Veronica Campbell-Brown Drug Test www.jamaicaobserver.com
"Based on what I read, I see people writing to say that diuretics is a masking agent, but that's not the entire story, because diuretics was on the banned list before, particularly for those sports and events that have weight consideration," Fennell told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.
"This is very shocking news. It is very difficult to receive at this time. There is no question that news like this, if not properly controlled, can be very damaging to Jamaica," Fennell reiterated.
"First, we have to think of the welfare of the individual involved. Let us not jump to final conclusions before we have gone through the process and know exactly what the facts are," he added.
I would appeal to everybody, including the media, let us marshal all the track figures before we start drawing our conclusions, because it is a very explosive situation and can be very damaging to the athlete, to Jamaica, her family and to the sport of athletics," said Fennell.
Recap Of Jamaican National Junior Championships: Yanique Thompson Sets Youth World Leading 100H Time With 13.23 jamaica-gleaner.com
Calabar High School's Michael O'Hara Sets World Youth Leading 100 With 10.39 To Win Under-18 Race www.jamaicaobserver.com
Ben St. Lawrence Wins Launceston 10k In Australia With 29:08 www.runnerstribe.com
Yuki Kawauchi Wins Okinoshima Ultra And Rushed To Hospital After He Collapses At The Finish Line japanrunningnews.blogspot.com He defended his title in 2:57:28 for the 50k at the Father's Day race held in his late father's hometown.
French TJer Teddy Tamgho Continues On The Comeback Trail As He Jumps 17.30m To Win French Meet www.european-athletics.org Renaud Lavillenie won the PV in a disappointing 5.60m.
Irish Independent: Wheels coming off McQuaid's UCI presidential bid www.independent.ie He has failed to secure Cycling Ireland's nomination to run for a third term as president so now he is relying on a Swiss nomination which may or may not be permissible.
Julia Machtig Sets World Leading Heptathlon Score To Win IAAF Combined Events Challenge In Ratigen With 6430 Points IAAF Pascal Behrenbruch won the Decathlon with 8514 points.
Teen Sprinter Adam Gemili Runs Fastest 200 By A Briton For Five Years With 22.30 (8th On UK All-Time List) At England Athletics Under-20 and Under-23 www.telegraph.co.uk Champs
We don't understand who's advising him when he says “I would love to go to the Worlds as well, but the European Under-23s come first and is the top priority. I have plenty of time to run at senior level." Potentially pass up a chance to run at the World Championships so you can focus on U-23 Euros? He could get a career ending injury next year and never get that chance again.
Jodie Williams Continues Her Comeback Year Winning 200 In 23.21 www.athleticsweekly.com
Video Of Gemeli's 20.30 www.athleticos.org
Meet Site/All Race Videos www.athleticos.org
Glenn Mills (Usain Bolt's Coach) Says The Government Needs To Establish An Anti-Diping Lab In Jamaica To Protect Its World-Class Athlets From Taking www.supersport.com The Jamaican government needs to establish an accredited anti-doping laboratory to protect its world-class athletes from taking contaminated substances
"It just re-emphasises the need for all involved to be extremely vigilant and the great need for Jamaica to establish an accredited lab so that athletes can have substances tested and verified before usage," Mills said.
"It's a minefield out there," the long-time coach added. "Any substance that you take up could be contaminated."
Frazier Stays Humble And Dismisses Comparisons Between Her And Mary Cain www.letsrun.com "She's an incredible athlete, I have a lot of respect for her. That is saying a lot. She definitely has higher credentials than I do right now. She's better; I wouldn't say I'm necessarily on her level. But I appreciate the comparison."
Day 3 Recap: Wesley Frazier Competes Historic 5k/2 Mile/Mile Triple By Winning The Mile In 4:39.66 www.letsrun.com “I’m really happy about it, I couldn’t ask for a better end to my high school career,” she said following the win.
Down the homestretch, Frazier wouldn’t slow the pace despite knowing the victory was hers. Breaking the tape in 4:39.66, Frazier became the first girl ever to win the mile, two mile, and 5000m at New Balance Nationals in one weekend. The only other person to complete the high school trifecta was Lukas Verzbicas at the 2011 New Balance Nationals Indoor meeting.
Frazier’s initial reaction to the historic feat was how painful it was. For the first time all weekend, Frazier showed fatigue just after she broke the tape, going to her knees in complete exhaustion.
“I’m happy it’s over” she said with a laugh. “I’m pretty sore…I don’t know if I’d do it again.”
MileSplit Meet Highlights usa.milesplit.com
John Crossley Sets MR In 800 With 1:48.01 www.letsrun.com
Preview of Men's 10,000 Meter Race at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships www.letsrun.com
Monday June 17, 2013
Brenda Martinez Runs 15:30 5000 PR At Low Key Meet In LA www.letsrun.com This was about a five second PR for her.
Alan Webb Runs 3:42.88 At American Milers Club Series www.letsrun.com The race was won by Rob Finnerty in 3:38.34 over Great Britain's Lee Emuanual in 3:38.61. Other meet highlights included Greta Feldman beating US Olympian Geena Gall in the 800 and Australian steeplechaser Genevieve LaCaze setting a 1500 PR to win in 4:10.29.
Sunday June 16, 2013
Amy Hastings Runs 15:09 5k In Mixed Race (With Men) At New Balance Boston Twilight Meet www.letsrun.com Molly Huddle seemed to be running a tune-up 3k as she went through in 3k in 8:57 and dropped out.
IAAF Profile On 100H NCAA Champ Briana Rollins Who Says She's Not Scared About Racing Against The Pros At US Champs IAAF “I didn’t actually start to watch them until I got to college and got a lot better. I’m not intimidated at all. I don’t think about my competitors. I try to do what I have to do, work hard, and just compete at my best.”
Jessica Ennis' Coach Says Her Ankle Injury Is Healing And She Should Compete In Her First Heptathlon Since London In Tallinn Estonia On June 29-30 www.bbc.co.uk
Olympic 1500 Finalist And Steven Cram-Coached Runner Laura Weightman Is Having A Good Year After Running An 8:43 3000 uk.eurosport.yahoo.com She'll race the 3k for the UK at the European Team Championships.
Former World SP Champ Andrei Mikhnevich Of Balarus Gets Lifetime Ban For 2nd Doping Offense sports.espn.go.com
Elite Fields Released For Next Sunday's BAA 10k: 2013 Boston Marathon Champ Lelisa Desisa Leads Men's Field www.letsrun.com He'll face 2012 B.A.A. Distance Medley champion Allan Kiprono, Aaron Braun, Jason Hartman and Alistair Cragg. The women's Distance Medley champ Kim Smith heads the women's field against 2011 champ and Lineth Chepkuru.
Ken Goe:" Don't go to sleep on two-time NCAA champ Elijah Greer at the USA Championships" www.oregonlive.com Greer won't have an easy time making the US team as the field includes Nick Symmonds, Duane Solomon and Andrew Wheating as well as Tyler Mulder who just ran 1:44.79 in Portland.
USATF Elite Athlete Spotlight On Brigetta Barrett Who In Addition To Being A World Class HJer Is An Amazing Singer And Sang The National Anthem At NCA www.usatf.org NCAAs
Olympian Guor Marial Makes Emotional Return to South Sudan After Being Away From His Family For 20 Years Runners World Guor ran in London under the Olympic flag, but now is a US citizen.
NBON Boys Preview: Top 10 Storylines www.dyestat.com
MileSplit Saturday Preview usa.milesplit.com
MileSplit Day 1 Recap: Wesley Frazier Dominated the 5000 Winning in 15:55 Over Erin Finn (16:17) usa.milesplit.com Jacob Leingang defended his 5k title winning in 14:11.60.