Kiplagat leads Kenya’s marathon selections for the World Championships

May 26, 2017

Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat has been named as one of Kenya’s marathon runners for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. The 37-year-old, who won the marathon at the 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Championships, will be competing at her fourth World Championships. Last month she won the Boston Marathon in 2:21:52, following podium finishes…

Christian Taylor looking forward to the 2017 World Championships in London

May 25, 2017

The Olympic champion hopes to complete a treble of world triple jump titles when he returns to the UK capital Christian Taylor is looking for his third world title this summer and thinks London is a great place to have the event. “I expect London 2017 to be very similar to the 2012 Olympics,” the…

Eugene (OR), Sacramento (CA), and Walnut (CA) are finalists to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

May 24, 2017

The cities of Eugene, Oregon; Sacramento, California; and Walnut, California are finalists to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday. USATF, which oversees the Olympic Trials on behalf of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is conducting site visits to all three cities over the next three…

IAAF unveils medals for 2017 World Championships

May 24, 2017

Organizers unveiled the official medals for the 2017 IAAF world championships Tuesday morning in London. The medals feature a careful design that captures symbols from each event of the tournament. The symbols come together to form what looks like the inner workings of a watch. The event takes place from Aug. 8-13 in London and…

Kovacs throws best shot in the world for 14 years

May 20, 2017

World shot put champion Joe Kovacs added one centimetre to his lifetime best at the Tucson Elite Classic in Tucson on Thursday (18), winning with 22.57m. The 27-year-old launched his winning effort in the first round and then followed it with 22.10m in round two, a foul in round three and a 22.26m heave in…

Nike and Alberto Salazar under scrutiny for violating drug protocols

May 20, 2017

Dathan Ritzenhein, an Olympic distance runner for the United States, was starting to feel sick from his thyroid medication — a drug that was not medically necessary but one that his coach, a powerful and combative figure in the sport, had strongly recommended to improve his performance. The coach was Alberto Salazar, a running legend…

Centrowitz runs 3:33.41 to beat Farah

May 19, 2017

  So the Nike Oregon Project teammates’ pre-race plan before the USATF Distance Classic 1,500 meters Thursday night amounted to a brief, impromptu conversation shortly before they stepped to the starting line at Jack Kemp Stadium on the Occidental campus. “Are you going for the win or are you going for a fast time?” Centrowitz…

Brittney Reese and Will Claye take world leads in Guadeloupe

May 19, 2017

  World-leading performances by Brittney Reese in the long jump and Yulimar Rojas and Will Claye in the triple jump were among the highlights at the International Meeting Region de Guadeloupe in Baie Mahault on Wednesday (17). Reese, the three-time world and 2012 Olympic champion, trailed Great Britain’s Lorraine Ugen throughout the competition until stealing…

Alyssa Wilson Breaks High School Shot Put Record

May 16, 2017

It felt like it was a matter of time, and that time has finally come. Alyssa Wilson of Donovan Catholic (NJ) broke the outdoor national record in the shot put with a throw of 57-01.25 (17.41m) at the Ocean County Championships on Monday. Before this, Wilson was ranked second all-time in the discipline thanks to her…

Fred Kerley Almost Broke The Collegiate 400 Record At SECs

May 14, 2017

Texas A&M’s Fred Kerley ran 44.09, the second-fastest collegiate 400m of all-time, in the preliminary round at the SEC Championships. He slowed over the last few steps and appeared to walk across the line, meaning he has plenty left in the tank for the final on Saturday afternoon. Right now, the NCAA record stands at 44.0, as set by…