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Jager Named USATF Athlete of the Week
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Jager Named USATF Athlete of the Week

Date: 
07/25/2012 - 10:56
Date: 
07/25/2012 - 10:56

jager.pngINDIANAPOLIS – 2012 Olympian Evan Jager has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week following his American record performance in finishing third in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase at the Monaco Diamond League meet Friday.

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Demps Added to Team USA Roster

Date: 
07/25/2012 - 10:45
Date: 
07/25/2012 - 10:45

demps.pngBIRMINGHAM - Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.) has been added to Team USA’s roster for the London 2012 Olympic Games as a member of the 4x100m relay pool. Demps will serve as a replacement for Mike Rodgers (Round Rock, Texas) who suffered a stress fracture in his left foot.

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Date: 
07/24/2012 - 14:29

simpson_runners.pngNew York, July 24, 2012 - When the 2012 Olympic Games' Opening Ceremony begins July 27, many of the world's most famous track & field athletes in London can count The Armory as a place where they showcased their extraordinary talents. As many as 156 athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics have performed at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.

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Rudisha Set for Record Run in Zürich

Date: 
07/24/2012 - 11:03
Date: 
07/24/2012 - 11:03

rudisha.pngCourtesy of IAAF
Experts consider David Rudisha the most likely athlete to next set a new World record. The Kenyan athlete, who is already holding the current 800m World record, is the latest illustrious entry to the cast of the 2012 edition of Weltklasse Zürich – Samsung Diamond League.

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Scars and Streaks: Molly Beckwith

Date: 
07/24/2012 - 10:46
Date: 
07/24/2012 - 10:46

mollybeckwith.pngby Jon Gugala
MONACO - It's Saturday morning (July 21, 2012). Molly Beckwith, 24, crosses her legs, left over right, and the long, vertical scar on her knee is white, surrounded by the tan of the skin.

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Date: 
07/24/2012 - 10:31

jackdavis.pngCourtesy of USATF
Two-time Olympic silver medalist, former world record holder and National Track & Field Hall of Famer Jack Davis died peacefully Saturday at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif. He was 81 years old.

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Date: 
07/23/2012 - 10:27

teamusa_logo.pngCourtesy of USATF
Bettie Wade, Chelsea Carrier-Eades and Barbara Nwaba finished second, third and fourth, respectively, in the heptathlon to help pace Team USA to its third consecutive Thorpe Cup title over Germany Saturday in Marburg, Germany.

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Date: 
07/20/2012 - 10:58

ashtoneaton.pngThanks to brilliant performances at the recent U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, Ashton Eaton has been named Athlete of the Month by the United States Olympic Committee while Allyson Felix finished third in the women’s voting for the month of June. The USOC made the announcement Wednesday.

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Interview: Julie Culley, 5,000m Olympian

Date: 
07/19/2012 - 09:58
Date: 
07/19/2012 - 09:58

julieculley.pngby Larry Eder
On June 28th, 2012, Julie Culley qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics with a first place finish in the women's 5000 m at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. We spoke to her about training, ASICS and the Olympic Trials.

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Date: 
05/29/2012 - 18:53

javelin_warmcool.pngby Roy Stevenson
Warming up for the throwing events has a similar goal to the sprinter's warm up. We want to increase the force of the thrower's muscle contractions and speed up their muscle contraction rate, to maximize their power and speed. The big difference is that we are focusing on different muscles groups for the throws.

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Date: 
05/25/2012 - 12:59

warming-up.pngby Roy Stevenson
Distance runners need a solid warm-up to prepare physically and psychologically for their races and training sessions. The benefits of warming up include boosting the oxygen concentration in hemoglobin and increasing oxygen and blood flow to the working muscles.

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Date: 
05/25/2012 - 12:58

jumps_warmcool.pngby Roy Stevenson
Because of the highly ballistic nature of the jumps, they require a solid warm up before training and competition. Warming up readies the jumper's muscles by increasing the force of their muscle contractions and speeding up muscle contraction rate, providing that much needed power and speed on the runway.

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Date: 
06/17/2011 - 11:09

peter_thompson.jpgEugene, Oregon, USA- June 7 2011 – After many years of development, a revolutionary new training method suitable for everyone, from recreational to Olympic and professional athletes, becomes freely available through the launch of the ‘New Interval Training’ website.

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