Clayton Murphy runs 1:43.60 800m

Apr 18, 2017

Until their racing schedules intersect, Clayton Murphy and Donovan Brazier, two of the three leading men in this new golden era of American men’s half-miling, are content to send each other messages via texts and on the track. Brazier, who won last year’s NCAA outdoor 800-meter title as a Texas A&M freshman, got in the…

Raevyn Rogers breaks 800m collegiate record

Apr 18, 2017

The Oregon track and field team wrapped up a hectic week on Saturday with more terrific performances at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Beach Invitational. Raevyn Rogers stole headlines for the Ducks by breaking a 27-year-old collegiate record in the 800 meters, and the Women of Oregon topped their own collegiate record in the…

Oklahoma high school athlete goes 7-6 in the high jump

Apr 16, 2017

There are only a few high jump records still out there for Vernon Turner to pursue. He got one of them on Friday. The Yukon senior jumped 7 feet, 6 inches on his home track at the Yukon Classic to not only break his own state record by an inch, but also set the new…

Collegiate Track & Field Stars In The NFL

Apr 15, 2017

There are different paths to every destination. Take the NFL, for example. Some football players hone their skills on the gridiron by putting in years of blood, sweat, tears and hard work, donning shoulder pads and helmets during grueling summer two-a-days in the hopes that they may one day taste success at the NFL level.…

Track coach Derek Miles to get Olympic bronze

Apr 14, 2017

University of South Dakota assistant track and field coach Derek Miles will be presented an Olympic bronze medal after a Ukrainian pole vaulter was disqualified from the 2008 Olympics for violating anti-doping rules, the school said Thursday. The ceremony for Miles, who originally placed fourth in the event, will be held Monday, the university said…

Sydney McLaughlin shatters 300H high school record

Apr 10, 2017

It didn’t take long for Sydney McLaughlin to do something spectacular. Making her season debut outdoors, McLaughlin — one of the youngest Olympic qualifiers in U.S. track and field history and a senior at Union Catholic — recorded her fourth national high school record when she ran 38.90 in the 300-meter hurdles Saturday night at…

Kimutai (2:06:04) and Assefa (2:24:17) cruise to Rotterdam marathon victories

Apr 10, 2017

Running in unseasonably warm conditions, Kenya’s Marius Kimutai and Meskerem Assefa of Ethiopia were the winners at the NN Rotterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (9). Kimutai won the men’s title in 2:06:04 while Assefa improved her personal best by almost a minute with her winning time of 2:24:17. In the…

Maurice Greene said his greatest challenge was to stay humble

Apr 7, 2017

Maurice Greene was the greatest 100m sprinter of his generation, winning a hat-trick of world titles for the distance (1997-2001) and the 2000 Olympic 100m crown. A former world record-holder and 1999 world 200m champion, the US speedster reflects on the greatest challenge he has faced during his time in the sport and beyond. “My…

Rio Olympic marathon champion Sumgong fails drug test

Apr 7, 2017

Jemima Sumgong, who last year became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon, has tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test carried out by the IAAF, the sport’s governing body said on Thursday. “The IAAF can confirm that an anti-doping rule violation case concerning Jemima Sumgong (Kenya)…

23 year-old Joyciline Jepkosgei’s training ahead of half marathon world record finish

Apr 7, 2017

At last weekend’s Prague Half Marathon, Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei single-handedly rewrote the road racing record books. Not only did she become the first woman to break 65 minutes for the half marathon but she also set 10K, 15K and 20K world records with her 64:52 world record 13.1-mile finish. She went through 5K in 14:53…