Before the 2016 Olympic Games where Canadian Andre De Grasse won his second global bronze medal in the 100m dash, De Grasse was challenged to race 100m in the same conditions as Olympic champion Jesse Owens had in 1936. With a dirt track, no blocks, hand timing, and 1936 spikes, De Grasse may have met his match. Check out CBC's video below:
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Holloway Debuts, Kenny B's Back, Another ASU Star Thrower Emerges
Mar 24, 2019Kevin Sully
It’s still the early days of the outdoor season, with athletes regrouping from the indoors and slowly trickling into the spring season. This weekend’s action was light, especially compared to next weekend’s trifecta of big meets at Stanford, Florida and Texas, but there were some notable results.
Talented ADP Squad Likes World XC Medal Chances On Tough Aarhus Course
When Shadrack Kipchirchir lines up for the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships on March 30 in Aarhus, Denmark, the 30-year-old American is hoping for the nastiest weather that the Danish city can provide.
Earlier this week we published an opinion stating why it is a good thing for USATF to use time standards as the only means to guarantee a spot on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. Our main reason was based on the fact that the new world rankings are unfair, but more importantly, the world rankings make the selection process even worse.
CAS Delays Semenya Decision Until Late April
Mar 21, 2019Kevin Sully
The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Thursday that they will push back a ruling in the case involving Caster Semenya until late April.
House Of Run: Everything To Be Excited About In The Outdoor Season
Mar 21, 2019Kevin Sully
Jason and Kevin discuss the 42 most interesting storylines heading into the outdoor season. How healthy is Wayde Van Niekerk? Who will be the top women's 1500m runner? Can the Jamaican men win a sprint medal? What will Eliud Kipchoge do for an encore? Will this be the year of the 400m hurdles?
The Best Track And Field Athlete From Every NCAA Tournament School
Mar 20, 2019Lincoln Shryack
The 2019 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Tournament begins this week, and in honor of March Madness we’ve selected the best track and field athlete— past or present— from each of the tournament’s 68 schools (minus Old Dominion, who does not have a track team; get a track team Old Dominion). Some of the names below are NCAA track and field legends from major programs. Others on this list never even qualified for the NCAA Championships. The 68 here ran the gamut, from Olympic heroes to mere school record holders.
Why LetsRun Is Wrong & USATF Is Right About Olympic Qualifying
Last week, the IAAF announced its new qualification process for the 2020 Olympic Games, which included tougher entry standards and new computerized world rankings. The reaction was intense as some media outlets painted an apocalyptic worldview for U.S. athletics. In reality, it’s not that dramatic.
Cal Coach Tony Sandoval To Retire
Mar 19, 2019Kevin Sully
Tony Sandoval, the director of track and field and cross country at Cal, will retire at the conclusion of the outdoor season. Sandoval spent 37 years at the university, beginning as the head women’s coach in 1982.
Six Reasons We're Looking Forward To The NCAA Outdoor Track Season
As exciting as 200-meter ovals and banked curves are, we’re ready for the unpredictable weather, sprint relays and 10K races of spring track season. Here’s a few reasons to get excited for NCAA outdoor track and field.
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