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…

Noah Lyles Becomes Fourth Teenager To Break 20 in 200

May 14, 2017

On Friday, the T.C. Williams (Va.) High graduate ran the 200m in an astonishing 19.90 seconds into a headwind at the Shanghai Diamond League, becoming just the fourth man to do so before turning 20. According to all-time athletics and this updated world age class records list, Lyles became the fourth man to earn those marks…

Dathan Ritzenhein wins the USA 25K

May 14, 2017

Dathan Ritzenhein officially came home Saturday as the homegrown success story dominated his hometown race. Some 19 years after he first asked his father if he could run the Fifth Third River Bank Run, the three-time Olympian pulled away and won the 25K by nearly 24 seconds in the 40th edition of the race. “You…

How did UTEP land world class runner Emmanuel Korir?

May 14, 2017

In nine months in El Paso, UTEP track superstar Emmanuel Korir has answered so many questions. His explosion on the track scene at a world class level was so meteoric, such a sudden rise from unknown freshman to one of the most intriguing prospects on the planet in a matter of weeks, it doesn’t have…