Trackcenter Top Ten

posted by The Track & Field Superblog
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 7:18am EDT

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Your top ten news links of the day…

Competition results…
The Finns and Swedes split the team titles at their annual Finnkampen dual meet yesterday, and Carolina Klüft ran her final race.

Plaudits for Carter and Richardson but delirium for Donato: The 26th edition of Citta di Padova meet, a European Athletics Outdoor Classic meeting, on Sunday produced one meeting record and another equalled.

Results of yesterday’s Tilburg Ten Miles in Holland.

At this morning’s USA 20 km Championships, Matt Tegenkamp won his long-distance debut, and Renee Metivier Baillie showed she’s back from long battles with injury. RunnerSpace has all the results, video, interviews, and so on, and Let’s Run has its recap.

If you like the long-form story, check out this piece on Oregon’s 1962 NCAA Championships victory, the first ever in the Ducks’ storied history.

Grenada will name a new sports stadium after Kirani James, the young track athlete who won the tiny island’s first Olympic medal in any sport.

It appears that you can actually buy Mo Farah’s bathwater on eBay. Or at least some water labeled as such.

Local Oregon high school coaches say Galen Rupp’s Olympic medal could have a positive impact on high school cross country.

A deep look at all the controversies surrounding Valerie Adams during the Olympics, written by a fellow New Zealand Olympian.

Cool video of the day: I can’t believe I missed this, but yesterday was the 40th anniversary of Dave Wottle’s thrilling 1972 Olympic 800 meter victory. Take a look.

Upcoming Competitions

The Hanzekovic Memorial, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, takes place tomorrow in the Croatian city of Zagreb. The hero of the day will likely be Sandra Perkovic, the dominant women’s discus thrower of the year and Croatia’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist in track/field.
Meet website | IAAF preview

The Palio della Quercia, an EAA Premium meeting, takes place tomorrow in the Italian city of Rovereto.
Meet website

Track on the TV/Web

A tripleheader early tomorrow morning on ESPN Classic, so set your DVRs.
4:00 AM1972 Summer Olympics – a look at Frank Shorter’s upset win in the marathon.
4:30 AM1972 Summer Olympics – a look at US victories on the track, including the 110 meter hurdles and 800 meters.
5:00 AM1972 Summer Olympics – a look at U.S. track controversies, including the men who missed their 100 meter heats.

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