The entire track is enclosed in vinyl greenhouse material. The coach asked the high school to build it so the team could train during the very snowy winter.
There was tight security after human rights protests disrupted the lighting ceremony.
A detailed look at what went into Italy's golds in the 100m (via Lamont Marcell Jacobs) and the 4x100m.
Bradshaw, who competed in Tokyo with a modified rowing uniform, says one of the top Google searches for her used to be "Holly Bleasdale (her maiden name) fat."
Goucher says she saw teammates faking dehydration to get IVs at big competitions: My coach would joke about how to fake it to get these IVs. My coach asked me to take a prescription drug that I didn't have a prescription for to help me shed weight faster ...I saw stuff that was absolutely against the rules. And it was being treated like it was no big deal."
"I could have run 10.5, if I was not celebrating. I didn't realize I'd done the pointing. I think my body knew I wanted to win so badly. If I could run it back over, I would run straight to the line. That is the thing I could fix - the start was great, the transition was great, just that last 10 meters."
She narrowly beat out 2:00.78 800m runner Roisin Willis in the voting.
The idea is apparently that Paris 2024 will be successful if French athletes are successful. France's medal tally in Tokyo was their lowest since 1992.
NC State and BYU dropped to 2-3 and Colorado moved up to #4.
Colorado moved up four spots to #3 and Stanford down to #4. BYU and Notre Dame both dropped down out of the top-5.
Kessler was voted unanimously by their 20 person panel.
Olympic 5000m silver medalist Hellen Obiri, 2017 World XC silver medallist Alice Aprot, and former 5,000m Commonwealth Games champ Mercy Cherono were among those to pay tribute to Tirop.
In her post-race interview she said, “I was running today with a white ribbon on my lapel, which is a sign of mourning my compatriot because she is someone I knew very well and were in the same management. I was running thinking about her and I wanted to do well as one way of honoring the champion."
He also won the Fulsom Breakout Blues Half last weekend in 63:53.
Flanagat and Leslie Sexton (32:04) took the Canadian titles.
Three activists snuck into the site and ran towards the torch holding a Tibetan flag and a banner that said, "No genocide games."