January 18, 2023
Bob Hersh - announcer for 6 Olympics and 9 World Championships - has died at 82
The long-standing member of the World Athletics Council got involved in the sport as a manager of his HS team and then repeated that role at Columbia. As a result, he says the greatest race he ever saw was Columbia's 4 x 800 win in 2007. *WA Tribute *MB: RIP Bob Hersh - Announcer at 6 Olympics games & big USATF/WA guy dies at 82
April 07, 2022
1988 USA Olympic Trials Marathon Champion Mark Conover Dies At 61
"Mark crossed the finish line last night at 11:23 p.m.," Kelly Conover, Mark's wife, wrote on Caring Bridge. In addiiton to his wife, he is survived three triplets (now 14), girls Audrey and Marley, and a boy, Cordell. *Cal Poly *RW *MB: Rest in Peace: 1988 US Olympic Marathon Trials winner and Cal Poly coach Mark Conover has lost his battle with cancer.
October 13, 2021
RRW: Kenyan Star Agnes Tirop Found Dead In Her Home
A statement from Athletics Kenya read, "Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track."
December 23, 2019
RIP: Tribute To Former Race Walker, Coach And National Union Of Track Statisticians (NUTS) Founding Member Colin Young
January 17, 2018
RRW: Comrades Marathon Champion Piet Vorster Is Dead At 66
September 06, 2017
David Torrence Tribute At HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile
The race has been renamed the David Torrence Mile in his honor.
August 28, 2017
Remembering David Torrence: Olympian, US champion, US and Peruvian national record holder and legendary downhill miler
Torrence has died unexpectedly way too young at age 31.
October 18, 2016
Tyson Gay's Fellow Professional Athletes Take To Twitter To Share Their Condolences
Asafa Powell, Ato Boldon, Lolo Jones and former NFLer Chad Johnson are among those who sent messages to Tyson Gay.
September 30, 2015
Former Teammate, James Strang, Writes Honorary Tribute To Cameron Bean
"Cameron had a motto: 'Do you want to be good, or do you want to be great?' ... Cameron was a fighter, and a really tough runner. He never backed down from workouts and was always ready to put in the work he needed to get better. Cameron knew what it took to compete at a high level and was an excellent role model to the younger ones coming up in the sport."
March 13, 2014
Remembering Johanna Nilsson
8 years ago at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Johanna Nilsson of NAU dominated the mile winning by 2.40 seconds, then came back an hour and a half later to dominate the women's 3000m by 3.61 seconds. She would never run another competitive race again. Sadly, she took her own life this past summer. We celebrate the life of Johanna Nilsson.