Top 5 Recap: Day 9, Aug 11 at 2012 London Olympic Games

Top 5 Recap: Day 9, Aug 11 at 2012 London Olympic

Top 5 Recap: Day 9 at 2012 London Olympic Games
August 11, 2012 | London, UK

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1. Jamaican 4x100 Team Breaks World Record



The Jamaican 4x100 relay team crushed their own world record today of 37.04 to hit a new world record of 36.85! It all came down to the anchor legs as Yohan Blake handed off to Usain Bolt while the Jamaicans were side by side with the American anchor Ryan Bailey. Usain Bolt had the surge though as he charged into the line for a new world record. Although the Americans had to settle for silver, they hit a new American record of 37.04.  

Men's 4x100 results/recap


2. USA Women's 4x400 Wins Gold


It was a big day for the women's 4x400 team who took home the gold once again in the relay final.  The all-star team of Deedee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, and Sanya Richards-Ross dominated the race from the beginning and continued to widen the gap that Trotter gave them in the first leg. It was Sanya Richards-Ross who brought the paton home in an almost world record time of 3:16.88. It was Richards-Ross's third consecutive gold medal in the event.   

Women's 4x400 results/recap


3. Mo Farah is Repeat Champion!


Mo Farah continued to dominate in the men's distances during these Olympic Games as he took home the gold again in the 5k.  The Brit ran in what ended up being an extremely tactical race. He made his move at the perfect time and ended up splitting a 52.94 last lap to hold off the Ethiopians for the gold in 13:41. After not making the final in Beijing, Farah has made it count to say the least in the 2012 Olympic Games. 

Men's 5k results/recap

4. Brigetta Barrett Gets Silver in High Jump


Brigetta Barrett wowed the crowd today as she took home the silver for the US in the women's high jump final with a height of 2.03. It was a huge performance for Barrett who finished 10th at the 2011 World Championships.  She beat out a stacked field that included 2008 Olympic Champion Tia Hellabaut and American record holder Chaunte Lowe.  

Women's High Jump results/recap


5. Montano Misses 800 Podium by 2 Spots



Alysia Montano went for it today in the women's 800 final leading the pack through the first quarter, but unfortunately was passed on the backstretch for 5th place.  She was passed by 2011 World Champion Mariya Savinova of Russia, Caster Semenya of South Africa, Ekaterina Poistogova, and 2008 Olympic Champion Pamela Jelimo.  After finishing 4th at the 2011 World Championships, Montano was looking for some redemption in these Olympic Games but will have to wait until Rio for another chance at an Olympic medal.  

Women's 800 results/recap


Human, Or Super Saiyan? Grant Holloway Keeps The World Wondering

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By Zach Dirlam

Area code 757, tattooed on Holloway’s left wrist, services the southeastern-most portions of Virginia, covering the Virginia Peninsula, Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads.

Big 12 Preview: Divine Oduduru's Coming Out Party, NCAA Record Chase In HJ

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The Big 12 is one of the most well-rounded conferences in the NCAA, with solid sprint matchups, distance races, and even a potential high jump collegiate record battle set to go down in Ames, Iowa, this weekend at Iowa State's 300-meter track. Read on for a rundown of the top events to watch.

14 Athletes Set To Represent Canada At 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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Feb. 14 release courtesy of Athletics Canada:

House Of Run Podcast: Coleman, Nelvis, Brazier Show Out

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On this week's episode of the House of Run Jason and Kevin discuss Christian Coleman's world record, Sharika Nelvis's American record, the doubles by Shelby Houlihan and Paul Chelimo and all the other action from the 2018 US Indoor Championships.

Star-Studded 3K, 60mH Tiebraker Headline 2018 MPSF Indoor Championships

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By Taylor Dutch

Powerhouse teams from the Pac-12 and West Coast Conferences come together this weekend to compete at the 2018 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships, which you can catch LIVE on FloTrack.

Teahna Daniels Set To Extend Texas Sprints' Legacy At Big 12s

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By Lincoln Shryack

Texas sprinter Teahna Daniels wasted no time in becoming the fastest woman in Big 12 history. Less than two months into her NCAA career, back in 2016, Daniels won the 60m NCAA crown in 7.11 — the fastest ever by a freshman and then the fourth-best performance in collegiate history. She hadn’t even won a Big 12 title yet, but it was clear that the Longhorn freshman would soon dominate the conference.

The Best Races From The 2017 Big 12 Indoor Championships

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This weekend Ames, Iowa, will play host to the 2018 Big 12 Championship. Like 2017, FloTrack will have live coverage of the meet as teams chase a conference championship and qualifying marks to the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. 

On The Run: NCAA Mile Champion Josh Kerr | Ep. 75

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NCAA mile and 1500m champion Josh Kerr of New Mexico joins Jojo and Kevin to discuss his approach to this weekend’s Mountain West Conference Championships, how his life has changed since he finished second at the Millrose Games, beating Edward Cheserek in the mile, following the collegiate scene growing up in Scotland, and choosing to attend New Mexico before he even visited the school. 

Cas Loxsom On Depression And The Realities Of Chasing The Running Dream

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We caught up with Cas Loxsom at this past weekend's USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque after the American indoor record holder dropped out of his race. 

Josh Kerr, Ednah Kurgat Highlight Mountain West Championships

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Some of the nation’s top distance runners will be action during the distance medley relay at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Ednah Kurgat, Allie Ostrander, Dillon Maggard, and Josh Kerr are all expected to play pivotal roles in their team’s chances on Thursday night. Outside of the distance medley relay, the four are expected to be in action throughout the three day meet which you can watch live on FloTrack.