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English Gardner at Home in Prefontaine Classic Women’s 100

English Gardner at Home in Prefontaine Classic Women’s 100

Christopher Kelsall May 17, 2017 0

A historically fast straightaway awaits a Prefontaine Classic women’s 100m field loaded with Olympians, but one runner knows the track better than anyone else. English Gardner, 25, might want to run every major race at the

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Rio’s golden stars to shine at Shanghai Diamond League

Rio’s golden stars to shine at Shanghai Diamond League

Christopher Kelsall May 13, 2017 0

If there was any sliver of doubt left as to who is the premier female sprinter of the moment, little can remain after the performance of double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson in Shanghai this

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Genzebe Dibaba Targets World Record in Pre Classic Women’s 5K

Genzebe Dibaba Targets World Record in Pre Classic Women’s 5K

Dick Straight May 10, 2017 0

Genzebe Dibaba will return to the Prefontaine Classic and attempt to add the 5000-meter world record to one of the greatest collections of track achievements ever seen. Fittingly, the 2015 Track & Field News Woman

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Rudisha returns as distance stars gather in Shanghai

Rudisha returns as distance stars gather in Shanghai

Dick Straight May 8, 2017 0

Double Olympic champion David Rudisha is one of four Kenyan track stars set to take centre stage at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting this Saturday, 13 May, when many of the greatest distance runners

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The women’s 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic is every sprint fan’s dream.

The women’s 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic is every sprint fan’s dream.

Dick Straight April 26, 2017 0

All three Olympic medalists from Rio are returning to Pre, where the eventual Olympic trio met for the first time last year in a race that was even tighter than the Rio final. Incredibly, added

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Tough tests for Rio’s hurdles heroes in Shanghai

Tough tests for Rio’s hurdles heroes in Shanghai

Christopher Kelsall April 25, 2017 0

A roll call of recent champions and record breakers will line up for the two hurdles events at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on 13 May when Rio Olympic gold medallists Omar McLeod and

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European Athletics Team Championships Super League

European Athletics Team Championships Super League

Dick Straight April 25, 2017 0

The best of European athletics will be heading to northern France to compete in the Lille Métropole Stadium from 23 to 25 June 2017. The seventh edition of the European Athletics Team Championships Super

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Passion for the Marathon still fires 2012 Olympic gold medallist Stephen Kiprotich

Passion for the Marathon still fires 2012 Olympic gold medallist Stephen Kiprotich

Christopher Kelsall April 24, 2017 0

As he reflected a few hours after finishing runner-up to Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen on his debut in the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday, Stephen Kiprotich was clearly a man who has quite a few

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Sub-4 Onslaught in Women’s 1500 at Pre?

Sub-4 Onslaught in Women’s 1500 at Pre?

Dick Straight April 24, 2017 0

This year’s women’s metric mile at the Prefontaine Classic could see the most sub-4 times in the meet’s history, thanks to the strongest field ever assembled in the United States. Nearly half of the entrants

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Kenyans Albert Korir and Nancy Kiprop win thrilling duels

Kenyans Albert Korir and Nancy Kiprop win thrilling duels

Dick Straight April 24, 2017 0

Kenyans Albert Korir and Nancy Kiprop took the Vienna City Marathon after thrilling duels. Korir edged ahead in the final 150 metres, beating Ishmael Bushendich by two seconds. Korir clocked 2:08:40 in windy conditions,

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