LONDON — Not since Billy Mills’ storied sprint to win the 1964 Olympic Games has an American man graced the podium of the men’s 10,000 meters. That changed Saturday night at Olympic Stadium when Galen Rupp made his own dash into history to take second in the 10km, highlighting a night that also saw Carmelita Jeter win a silver medal, Will Claye a bronze and the host Great Britain three golds.

3 August 2012 - London - You could have been forgiven for thinking you were watching a re-run of the Beijing Olympics, but the reality was that the London 2012 Games saw the exact same day-one champions as in 2008.

Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:51

Team USA rolling on to next round

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LONDON - Team USA advanced two men to the Olympic Steeplechase final for the first time in 16 years during a smooth first session of track & field Friday morning at the 2012 Olympic Games. In total, 12 Americans advanced to the next round of competition.

This Sunday, July 29,  the Bogota Half Marathon will have the usual battle between Kenyan and Ethiopian runners for another racing title, a battle that a few of them were hoping to have at the 2012 London Olympic Games, but instead will play out in the streets of the Colombian capital.

Two-time Olympic 10,000-meter runner Pat Porter and two children, which included his 15-year-old son Connor, died Thursday in a tragic plane crash near the Sedona (Ariz.) Airport around 8:30 a.m. local time.



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