On Saturday, Valarie Allman improved her personal best by three meters in the discus, breaking the American record in the process. Allman’s first round toss of 70.15m in Rathdrum, Idaho bettered Gia Lewis-Smallwood’s 69.17m throw from 2014.
Big Friendly 3 Recap: Donavan Brazier Cracks 1:43 Opener
Aug 1, 2020Lincoln Shryack
The third edition of the Big Friendly, dubbed “The Big Friendly 3: Revenge of the Friendly,” went down on Friday night in Portland, Oregon, although the word revenge was not quite fitting as the stars from previous friendlies once again shined.
Flagstaff Community Rallies To Support Tommy River Puzey
Jul 31, 2020Gordon Mack
Two months ago a local Flagstaff runner, Tommy River Puzey was admitted to the ICU with respiratory issues. After several weeks of testing and a lung biopsy, doctors discovered the presence of a very rare and aggressive form of Lymphoma.
Organizers Recommend 2021 World XC Championships Be Postponed
Jul 30, 2020David Monti
Organizers of next year's World Athletics Cross Country Championships, scheduled for March 20, in Bathurst, Australia in New South Wales, are recommending that these championships be postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The board of the local organizing committee has made the recommendation to the World Athletics Council as "a result of biosecurity measures and travel restrictions currently in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Australia," according to an official statement released today. Australian borders are currently closed to foreign visitors to prevent the spread of the virus.
Five Best From The Weekend: Miller-Uibo Shows Range, Bromell Beats Lyles
Jul 26, 2020Lincoln Shryack
Until the Diamond League formally returns on Aug. 14 in Monaco, finding track results is an exercise in internet sleuthing and social media stalking. Grassroots meets that are humble in appearance have been heavy on star power as the pandemic has forced athletes to compete at venues that don’t typically house a cast of world and Olympic champions. So bootleg race videos and wind-assisted marks have become the norm in a season that certainly has no precedent.
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Elijah Manangoi Suspended For Whereabouts Violations
Jul 23, 2020Kevin Sully
Kenyan 1500m runner Elijah Manangoi has been provisionally suspended, according to the Athletics Integrity Unit. Manangoi, the 1500m world champion, has a personal best of 3:28.80 in the event. He made one appearance this year, running a 2000m race in Nairobi as part of the Impossible Games.
Canadian Record Holder Debues-Stafford Joins Bowerman
Jul 22, 2020Lincoln Shryack
The rich keep getting richer as yet another distance star is set to join Nike’s Bowerman Track Club: Canadian Gabriela Debues-Stafford—sixth last fall in the 1500m at the World Championships— will transition her training to Portland, Oregon, as she joins Jerry Schumacher’s world class group in the fall.
For the second straight season, 22-year-old Michael Norman has laid down a spectacular season opener, this time a wind-legal and world leading 9.86 100m that makes the American just the second man in history to run sub-10, sub-20 (200m) and sub-44 (400m).