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Nairobi may host world youth track and field championships 2017

Nairobi may host world youth track and field championships 2017

Dick Straight August 20, 2014 0

Athletics Kenya is in the process of bidding to host the World Youth Championships in Nairobi in 2017. The bidding process started in March 2014 when Athletics Kenya submitted to IAAF a letter of

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Bekele: Thoroughly a Modern Marathoner

Bekele: Thoroughly a Modern Marathoner

Dick Straight August 19, 2014 0

If a man sets a goal of breaking the course record in his first run over a marathon course, it would be wise for him to learn about the terrain before the starting gun

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European Championships: Day 5 Report

European Championships: Day 5 Report

Christopher Kelsall August 16, 2014 0

Are you following the European Track and Field Championships? The final post at the end of day five reads as per below, but read the whole article here. 5-4-3-2-1 and cut. That’s a wrap from us

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Tim Montgomery had it all then his world came crashing down

Tim Montgomery had it all then his world came crashing down

Dick Straight August 14, 2014 0

Whatever happened to him? He was on top of the world, but as the saying goes, the bigger you are, the harder you fall. Tim Montgomery had it all. Money and fame, records and endorsements. Even

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Mo Farah Wins European Championships 10,000m Over Teammate Andy Vernon

Mo Farah Wins European Championships 10,000m Over Teammate Andy Vernon

Dick Straight August 13, 2014 0

© Copyright -2014 – Athletics Illustrated At the 2014 European Track and Field Championships, English double gold medallist in the 5,000m and 10,000m in both the 2012 London Olympic Games and 2013 IAAF World Track

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Is the NCAA’s business model about to collapse? The Guardian Thinks So.

Is the NCAA’s business model about to collapse? The Guardian Thinks So.

Christopher Kelsall August 13, 2014 0

Scott Lemieux writes that it is a good thing that the NCAA business model is about to collapse, but is it? An almost radical court ruling has only one downside: it didn’t go far enough

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Nick Willis puts on show as an organiser, then puts on a show as the main attraction

Nick Willis puts on show as an organiser, then puts on a show as the main attraction

Dick Straight August 11, 2014 0

Nick Willis, New Zealand’s top middle-distance runner, organised a men’s elite mile race as well as a women’s 800m elite race and called it the 2014 Michigan Track Classic in Saline, Michigan. The meet

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USATF NACAC report from Kamloops

USATF NACAC report from Kamloops

Christopher Kelsall August 11, 2014 0

The Americans report on their athlete’s performance at NACAC track and field championships. Some solid performances from Shelby Houlihan, Erin Finn, Cierra White, Ashton Purvis, Akeem Alexander and several others. The Americans, as expected were

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Norway 2022 bid fears grow

Norway 2022 bid fears grow

Dick Straight August 9, 2014 0

Opposition to Olympic Games bid mounts as Norway deals with the possibility of a 2022 bid backlash. Oslo 2022 have sought to clarify “misconceptions” over the role of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) amid fears

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Chris Solinksy moving from athlete to coach

Chris Solinksy moving from athlete to coach

Christopher Kelsall August 8, 2014 0

One of Jerry Schumacher’s best athletes, Chris Solinsky, who owned the American record for 10,000m and was the first non-African person to run under 27:00 for 10,000m is moving on to coaching. The top

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