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News of Note 8:25.11

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

American 10K record-holder and Nike/OTC Elite distance runner Chris Solinsky made, “the hardest decision of [his] career,” last Friday, when he withdrew from this weekend’s World Championships shortly after straining his hamstring during a training session.


A record-breaking 83,000 online fan votes were cast over a period of 16-days starting Aug. 1 for this year’s Bowerman Award. The winners of the online fan vote, Ngoni Makusha and Jessica Beard, bot...

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News of Note 7:13.11

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Oregon’s Matthew Centrowitz has been nothing less than a 1,500-meter boss this season after winning titles at the NCAA Championships and USA Track and Field Championships. He added icing to the cake at the Diamond League Meeting Areva by scorching a world ‘A’ standard to qualify for the IAAF Championships while taking down the Oregon University 1,500-meter record in a blistering 3:34.69.


(Fun fact: Matthew’s father, Matt Centrowitz, was a two-time Ol...

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News of Note 7:07.11

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Sixty thousand runners participated in Monday’s 42nd running of Atlanta’s Peachtree Road Race (Results). Here is an interactive look at the road course (via Google Earth).


Maine native and Dartmouth graduate Ben True took top honors in the 2011 Men’s US 10K Road Race Championship, which was run in conjunction with the Peachtree. He out-kicked defending champion Ed Moran for his first-ever title in 28:28. True finished fifth in the overall Peachtree, just 23...

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News of Note 6:28.11

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

What a fantastic, super-packed weekend for running and track and field! First off, the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held in Eugene at historic Hayward Field. Track Town, USA continues its brilliance as host of the country’s best — setting a record attendance of 40,351 during the four-day event.


The world’s second fastest man decided to sit this one out while Walter Dix doubled gold in both the men’s 100- and 200-meter dashes. Tw...

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News of Note 6:22.11

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The largest 10K race in the world just got bigger — Atlanta Track Club’s Peachtree Road Race is adding 5,000 more runners to their regular total of 55,000, increasing to 60,000 runners. (That’s roughly one runner per 17 centimeters of the race’s total distance – in case you were counting…;)


College’s new ‘fastest man alive’ plans to skip his final year of eligibility and turn pro.

 

Oregon-bound 18-year-o...

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News of Note: 6:14.11

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track and field teams have done it again. The Aggies made history, on Saturday by becoming the first school to post dual three-peat champions, sweeping the 2011 NCAA Track and Field Championships at a rainy Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Here are the final results.


Both team titles were captured during the meet’s final moments in a breathtaking 4×400-meter relay event, which saw Texas A&M take first in bot...

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News of Note 6:07.11

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Eighteen-year-old phenom Lukas Verzbicas shattered the national high school 2-mile record (video narrated in soothing German) last Saturday, at the 37th running of the Prefontaine Classic. His time of 8:29.46 took down the three-year-old record of 8:34.40 held by German Fernandez. The Oregon-bound senior will take a shot at the elusive sub-4 mile, on Saturday, at the 2011 Adidas Grand Prix Boys’ Dream Mile.

 

More from the 2011 Pre Classic: Friday’s star-studded 1...

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News of Note 5:31.11

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Drake University will host the NCAA’s 90th running of the championship starting June 8, and Texas A&M will look to accomplish an unprecedented three-peat with both their men’s and women’s programs. Here are the complete results from the East and West regional preliminaries (from Indiana University and University of Oregon, respectively). The Ducks will send 24 individuals and two relay teams.

 

Sometimes, it’s more than just workouts and mileage. C...

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