INDIANAPOLIS – 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.
BIRMINGHAM - 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.
New 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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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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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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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.
Thanks 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.
by 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.
LUZERN (SUI, Jul 17): It was an special evening in Luzern at Spitzenleichtathletik meet EA Classic) at Allmend Stadium. World champion Yohan Blake clocked in his last test before the Games fast 9.85 meet record (+1.6) in the 100 m ahead of Michael Frater 10.00 and same time for third Marc Burns of Trinidad, his best of the season.
Monte-Carlo – On the 16 and 17 July, representatives of the 17 founding Member Federations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) are meeting in Monaco, the Mediterranean Principality which has been the home of the sport’s world governing body since October 1993, to celebrate the Centenary of the world governing body for the sport of Athletics.
by Alfons Juck
BARCELONA (ESP, Jul 15): During last day of World Junior Championships it started with discus win for German Anna Ruh 62.38 ahead of shot winner Shanice Craft 60.42 and US Shelbi Vaughan 60.07. Italian Alessia Trost as only one cleared 191 and won the girls high jump over surprise from Seychelles Lissa Labiche 188 (senior NR) and only bronze for Russian favorite Mariya Kuchina (also 188).
Kellie Wells pulled away over the last three hurdles to pull off an upset over Australia’s Sally Pearson in the women’s 100-meter hurdles while Aries Merritt ran a world-leading and meet record time to help Americans sweep the top six spots in the men’s 110-meter hurdles as the Diamond League season continued in London Friday and Saturday.
By Larry Eder
Oh where do we begin? A great night of track & field that rain was playing a small part! An hour before the meet, the rain came down in torrents, adding to the most rain in a London July in two hundred years!
Asafa Powell, the man who has now run eighty sub ten second 100 meter races, has withdrawn from the AVIVA London GP this weekend. This was confirmed in press release issues this morning, Friday, 13 July, local London time.
Usain Bolt's agent revealed that the triple Olympic champion has made a full recovery from muscle tightness that hampered him at the Jamaican Olympic trials and is training normally and "good to go" to defend his titles in London.
INDIANAPOLIS - Christian Cantwell has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a world leading mark in the men’s shot put at the Gill Athletic Field Fest on Saturday, July 7th in Champaign, Ill.
BARCELONA, Spain – It was another successful morning at Olympic Stadium for Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. In three track event qualifying rounds, the U.S. advanced five of six to the next step while Team Co-Captain Gunnar Nixon continued his pursuit of the medal stand in the men’s decathlon.
We know several things about Yelena Isinbayeva right now. We know that she is fit, coming off her win at Sotteville-sur-les Rouens. We know that she is aggressive once again. We also know that she has competition again.