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posted by The Track & Field Superblog
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 8:21am EDT

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Your top ten news links of the day…

The new House of Run podcast is up! Kevin and Jason interview Daniel Gordon, whose new documentary about the 1988 Olympic men’s 100 meter final, 9.79*, just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will air on ESPN next month.

This week’s college cross country rankings are out. Note that meet results don’t count for NCAA Championships qualifying until this coming weekend, so the rankings have minimal change since last week.

Very, very cool idea: Duke’s dual cross country meet with North Carolina Central started on the track in Wallace Wade Stadium about 15 minutes before kickoff of the Duke-North Carolina Central football game.

Today the New York City Marathon announced its international field, and it includes 50% of this summer’s Olympic medalists plus a whole lot of other top runners.

After two surgeries and fourteen months off, triple jump indoor world record holder Teddy Tamgho is returning to training.

WomenTalkSports.com interviews Bridget Franek, an Ohio native and Olympic steeplechaser.

From the unfathomable Jon Gugala: blogger Pat Price of http://WritingAboutRunning.com and his experiences getting treated for plantar fasciitis.

Kevin Liao shares his thoughts on pre-fall marathon road races.

Via NPR: Leo Manzano makes no apologies for carrying both US and Mexican flags after winning an Olympic silver medal.

Cool video of the day: In honor of the New York City Marathon’s elite field announcements today, here is the dramatic finish of the 1983 NYC race.

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