Trackcenter Top Ten

posted by The Track & Field Superblog
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 9:43pm EDT

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Today’s top afternoon news links…

College news…
The new college cross country poll is out, and Florida State has overtaken #1 in the women’s rankings. Here in the Rust Belt, Toledo’s women are at #15, the highest ranking ever for a women’s team from the MAC.

Flotrack has its Kolas Calculator picks for NCAA Championships qualifiers as of this weekend.

Alabama’s team is excited about the opening of its brand-new facility. I’m excited about one of the nation’s wealthiest athletic programs finally putting resources into track and field.

Regarding the Berlin Marathon’s fishy finish…
Runner’s World’s Peter Gambaccini dislikes the World Marathon Majors series on principle, and this issue only furthers that feeling. Pat Butcher says that if the fix was in, it’s not the first time it’s happened in marathoning. Toni Reavis is less harsh than he was yesterday.

From the defenestrative Jon Gugala: Who the hell is Jimmy Grabow? Watch the Chicago Marathon and find out.

The USOC says it’s not going to bid for an Olympic Games if it doesn’t stand a good chance to win.

The Chicago Sun-Times looks at Liliya Shobukhova’s pursuit of a record fourth Chicago Marathon win on Sunday.

You think Americans are wage slaves? Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi is taking vacation days to represent Japan at the World Half Marathon Championships.

Other links packages…
Let’s Run’s home page
Track and Field News’ home page
Runner’s World’s morning racing report

Track on TV
Bud Greenspan Remembers: The 1984 L.A. Olympics, 9:00 AM tomorrow on SHO Extreme

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