Oct 26, 2016


Training Tips from Ashton Eaton

Oct 26, 2016

The decathlon requires an athlete to compete in ten track and field events over the course of two days, testing their strength, speed, agility, and dexterity. Because of this, the Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete is usually given the title of World’s Greatest Athlete. Ashton Eaton has twice won the gold medal in the event and…


19 Year-old Kenyan Youth Sprint Champion Ian Mutuku Dies

Oct 26, 2016

The athletics fraternity is still reeling in shock following the untimely death of promising men 400m sprinter and 2014 Africa Youth Games silver medallist, Ian Mutuku who collapsed and passed on at a hospital in Machakos on Monday. Mutuku, 19, the 2013 national youth champion finished fourth at both the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships…


Rio reflections with American pole vaulter Sandi Morris

Oct 25, 2016

Every Olympic year is emotional. The visions, the goals and the sacrifices day in and day out together accumulate to one moment in time. A pivotal and life changing moment that is the absolute epitome of athlete excellence, the Olympic Games. The Rio Olympics were filled with stories of athletic triumphs, drug scandals and security…


Kenya’s javelin medalist Julius Yego said he was “lucky to be alive” after car crash

Oct 25, 2016

Kenya’s world javelin champion and Olympic medallist Julius Yego said he was “lucky to be alive” after a car crash. The 27-year-old athlete was driving to his Eldoret home when his brand-new four-wheel SUV collided with a trailer lorry on the busy Nairobi-Eldoret highway on Sunday night. He was detained in hospital overnight from where…


Oldest living Olympian dies at 104

Oct 24, 2016

Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She was 104. Grandson Jeffrey Hardy said on Saturday that Schaller died of natural causes on Thursday in the home she and her husband built when they married in the…


Mary Cain Leaves Oregon Project

Oct 23, 2016

In a blog post on her website yesterday, Mary Cain said that she is leaving the Nike Oregon Project after almost exactly three years. Cain wrote: “I have been back home in New York for over a year and a half now and I am a full time student at Fordham University. I have made…


Canadian 10,000m record holder Cam Levins provides update on injury status

Oct 23, 2016

Cam Levins, the fastest-ever Canadian over 10,000m, has been sidelined by injury since July and hasn’t raced since the national track and field championships in Edmonton. An Olympic hopeful entering the summer of 2016, Levins was unable to qualify for Canada’s Rio team and finished seventh at the selection trials, a race in which a…


Banned track coach Trevor Graham’s lawsuit against USADA dismissed

Oct 20, 2016

A federal judge has dismissed track coach Trevor Graham‘s lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, saying Graham failed to submit more than “unadorned, the defendant-unlawfully-harmed-me accusations.” USADA imposed a lifetime coaching ban on Graham in 2008 for his role in helping athletes obtain performance-enhancing drugs. Graham coached Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery, each involved in…


Northern Arizona men top team in NCAA XC

Oct 20, 2016

Depending who you asked prior this this past weekend’s NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country regular-season finale, you might have received five different answers to the question, “Who’s the No. 1 team in the country?” According to the newest National Coaches’ Poll with the Nuttycombe Wisconsin and Pre-Nationals invitationals in the rearview, there is now…


Colorado women top team in NCAA XC

Oct 20, 2016

Before the 2016 season began, Colorado coach Mark Wetmore made headlines when he said his current women’s team might be the best of that gender he’s ever had in his storied tenure in Boulder. That’s saying something, especially with how his 2004 squad rolled to a dominant 81-point win at NCAAs. Well, the 2016 Buffaloes…


At 85, Ed Whitlock Breaks Four Hours in the Marathon

Oct 20, 2016

Wearing 15-year-old running shoes, Ed Whitlock raced through wind and rain on Sunday at the Toronto Marathon to break the men’s 85–89 age group world record by more than 30 minutes. His 3:56:33 shattered the previous mark of 4:34:55, set in 2004. After crossing the finish line, Whitlock, 85, of Milton, Ontario, told Canadian Running…