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Track and Field News year-end awards
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted December 31, 2012 at 3:41pm

Last week Track and Field News announced its year-end awards: Athletes of the Year for men and women and World Rankings in each of the standard (Olympic) events. As always, there is argument about these various awards–as there should be. The men&r...more

A New Year (@knightrunner22 blog)
by Jenny on the Run
posted December 30, 2012 at 10:01am

I’m not usually one for great big resolutions, as I think the more grandiose the idea, the more likely you are to fall through on completing it. I am always one for setting both short and long-term goals, however– doing whatever you can to bet...more

Wearing What Fits (featuring @URSportswear)
by Byline to Finish Line
posted December 19, 2012 at 8:50pm

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with Jacalyn, the CEO and overall amazing woman who runs UR Sportswear, about a bunch of different topic including (no surprise) women’s sportswear. There were discussions about if a medium looks too small and why som...more

Rocket City Marathon Race Recap
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted December 11, 2012 at 8:37am

Before I write about Huntsville... I apologize that I still haven't blogged about Vancouver yet. For those of you that don't know, I was 21st there (Vancouver) in 25:02 (7K through the mud). I was happy with the race, so happy, that I got up the next morn...more

Funny Marathon Signs
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted November 30, 2012 at 7:25am

Still haven't blogged on my last race. It's funny that when it goes well, we take forever to write a recap.Because I have really no idea what to expect from my body next Saturday, I thought I would share a couple of marathon sign funnies. Most of you have...more

Equal Pay For Women Athletes: Elite Prize Purses
posted November 12, 2012 at 3:40pm

Are women entitled to the same prize money as men, even if their field size is much much smaller?...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 8, 2012 at 8:13am

Your top ten news links of the afternoon… Sports Illustrated’s Nick Zaccardi writes about Lolo Jones on ice. Gary Cohen does a long-form interview with Leo Manzano. Cody Moat has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 7, 2012 at 8:30am

Your top news stories of the late afternoon… The IAAF’s finalists for its women’s athlete of the year award are Kiwi shot putter Valerie Adams, British heptathlete Jessica Ennis, and American sprinter Allyson Felix. Track and Field Ne...more

Marathons: Tips from a Pro ... maybe
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted November 6, 2012 at 8:18pm

I've always been one for experiments. Us sisters, when we were little, ate some dry dog food, just to see what it tasted like (salty). Then there was the time that, aged about 9, I convinced my little sister to let me lick her eyeball, just to see wha...more

Creating Stability in T & F Contracts
by amyYB
posted November 6, 2012 at 5:08pm

CREATING STABILITY IN TRACK & FIELD CONTRACTS   My last journal detailed the various track & field contracts from gear to lucrative base salaries offered by shoe companies.  I want to explain the funding of track and field and give my ...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 5, 2012 at 11:05pm

Here are your top ten news stories of the afternoon… Track and Field News named its 2012 High School All-Americans in the December issue; here they release the #1-ranked girls in each event. Many of the pros who had been slated to run in New York...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 4, 2012 at 12:46pm

With the New York City Marathon no longer on the schedule, it frees up space for a lot of other news. Geoffrey Mutai and Mary Keitany are World Marathon Majors champions. Mutai had it clinched regardless of New York’s results, and Keitany had a bi...more

More Reactions to NYC Cancelation
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 3, 2012 at 6:32pm

The announcement came last night as I was out to dinner; I wrote my quick post last night in a movie theater during the trailers before Argo. (Very good film, go see it.) No one yet had time to reflect on what happened. There’s no shortage of opin...more

Bread or Marathons? To run or not run the NYC Marathon
by The Rabbit Hole
posted November 3, 2012 at 9:13am

Photo from nydailynews.Hurricane Sandy has left its wake of destruction.  With many New Yorkers still without power and water Mayor Bloomberg has decided to proceed with this weekend's marathon; a decision that has divided the city as strongly as the...more

NYC Marathon Canceled
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 3, 2012 at 9:13am

Announced just a few hours ago. For a report with enough distance to be impartial, I suggest Canadian Running magazine. Whether the decision was made due to (significant) negative public opinion and the political fallout that comes with it, or the reali...more

New York Marathon Preview
by carabyrd
posted November 2, 2012 at 9:06am

The ING New York marathon will go on despite the damage of Sandy.  New York Road runners have made adjustments including canceling the opening ceremonies and Dash to Finish 5k.  The marathon will happen and the elite fields are as strong as...more

The Weekend’s Best Track and Field Matchups
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 27, 2012 at 10:08am

There’s a lot going on this weekend. For the fan, which are the most hotly contested matchups, and why? Here’s my top ten rundown. 10. Jo Pavey vs Claire Hallisey Sunday, BUPA Great South Run, Portsmouth ENG From the IAAF race preview: &ldq...more

Healthy and Happy (@knightrunner22 blog)
by Jenny on the Run
posted October 21, 2012 at 8:11am

“My coach finally put it out there: “You want to be different, yet you crave to be normal.” It’s true. I didn’t want to be like the other girls. I wanted to be better than them. But I wanted to be one of them.” &...more

Mini Wednesday Workout
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 11, 2012 at 6:52pm

2 mile w/u4 miles @ marathon pace (campus loop), 60 rest,2 X 10min hard w/ 2 rest2 mile c/dI had no Garmin today. I left it on the charged and this morning when I woke up it was completely dead. Because I am tapering I had planned to run by feel anyway. I...more

Track & Field/Road Racing Roundup: First Weekend of October
by carabyrd
posted October 9, 2012 at 12:34pm

The first weekend of October saw a plethora of road races including the first major U.S. marathon of the fall, the Chicago marathon. For many elite runners it was a chance for redemption after not making the Olympic team and extend their summer fitness. H...more

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