Ajee Wilson Breaks 800 American Record

Jul 21, 2017

New Jersey native and former Neptune High phenom Ajee Wilson put her name in the record books on Friday, setting a new American record in the 800m after finishing third at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco. Wilson became the first American to go sub-1:56, besting the former record of 1:56.40 last set by…

Injured Olympic champion Kipruto to miss World Championships in London

Jul 20, 2017

The champion of Olympic 3,000 meter steeplechase Conseslus Kipruto is about to miss the World Championship, which is to be hosted in London next moth, due to a ankle injury. Kipruto will now have to seek rehabilitation and doctor’s approval before he resume the competition. It’s just two weeks for the World Championship to began,…

Crouser throws third best mark of his career

Jul 17, 2017

Ryan Crouser cruised to his tenth straight victory in the shot put to highlight the field events action at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d’Athletisme, the tenth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League, in Rabat on Sunday (16). Loosening up with a 21.91m toss in the first round, Crouser all but sealed his win…

Sydney McLaughlin on SI cover

Jul 17, 2017

Gatorade Athlete of the Year award winners MacKenzie Gore and Sydney McLaughlin are on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s July 17, 2017 edition. Gore, a pitcher from Whiteville, N.C., was taken by the San Diego Padres with the third overall pick in June’s baseball draft. McLaughlin, a track star from Dunellen, N.J., competed in the…

Three-time Olympican Dathan Ritzenhein Joins Hansons-Brooks

Jul 13, 2017

Three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein of Belmont, Mich., has joined the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance project and will be coached by Keith and Kevin Hanson, Brooks Running announced today. Ritzenhein, 34, had previously endorsed Nike since wrapping up his collegiate career at the University of Colorado in 2004. Ritzenhein’s Nike contract expired at the end of 2016.…

UCLA Mourns Passing of Jim Bush

Jul 11, 2017

Legendary UCLA track & field coach Jim Bush passed away on Monday, July 10 at the age of 90. Bush, who coached at UCLA for 20 years (1965-84), elevated the Bruin program to one of the most outstanding in the United States, leading the team to five NCAA Championships and seven conference titles. “Today, the…

Allyson Felix Runs Fastest 400 Meters In The World

Jul 10, 2017

Allyson Felix ran the fastest 400-meter in the world this year and led a 1-2-3 sweep for the United States at the Muller Anniversary Games Sunday in London, part of the IAAF Diamond League series. The U.S. men also swept the 200-meter, led by a win by Ameer Webb. Felix, a six-time Olympic champion and…

Raven Saunders having a big year in the shot put

Jul 10, 2017

Raven Saunders was mired in fifth place, had fouled on two of her previous three throws and seemed headed for a second straight disappointing performance. Saunders, the former Burke High School standout, had failed in her attempt at a fifth NCAA shot put title just weeks earlier, finishing a surprising fourth at the outdoor championships.…

Sprinter Coleman to run only 100 at world championships

Jul 8, 2017

American Christian Coleman will run only the 100 metres at the world championships in London next month, his management company said on Friday. Coleman had qualified for the 100 and 200 with runner-up finishes at last month’s U.S. championships. The 21-year-old, who set the fastest time of the year in the 100 by running 9.82…

Harrison clocks world-leading 12.28

Jul 6, 2017

World record-holder Kendra Harrison sped to a 12.28 victory in the 100m hurdles at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in the Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár on Tuesday (4) to jump to the top of the 2017 world list. Drawn in lane four, the US sprint hurdler blasted out of the blocks and initially had 2012 Olympic…