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Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:05pm EST

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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 on Sunday are now headed to late-season races in Japan. Olympic women’s marathon champion Tiki Gelana will run in Holland’s Zevenheuvelenloop 15k on November 18.

The New York Post had nothing nice to say about yesterday’s impromptu marathon in Central Park, as if people going out for a run stopped relief from taking place. It appears that this rag played a significant role in fanning the flames of public sentiment which eventually led to the marathon’s cancellation. Toni Reavis writes about the NYRR’s need to resurrect its damaged image.

The men’s finalists for the IAAF’s Athlete of the Year award are Usain Bolt, Aries Merrit, and David Rudisha. Ashton Eaton got robbed.

Reese Hoffa was the Grand Marshall for Georgia’s homecoming parade this past weekend.

Stanford’s Miles Unterreiner has a tough choice: run at the NCAA Cross Country Championships or take a chance at a Rhodes Scholarship; the timing is such that he might not be able to do both.

Kenya’s Standard newspaper previews the upcoming Kaas Marathon in Eldoret, a race where stars such as Geoffrey Mutai were “discovered”.

I missed this from Saturday’s ESPN GameDay: Lolo Jones calls out Denard Robinson on his sprinting ability and challenges him to a race. She’d probably lose unless there were hurdles involved, but I have yet to see any loudmouthed footballer actually show up on a track.

For the morning news stories, check out Runner’s World’s Morning Report and Let’s Run’s home page.

Track on TV

Monday, 9:00pm, Pac-12 Networks: Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
A tape-delayed package from last week’s championship meet.

Tuesday, 10:00am, SHO Extreme: Bud Greenspan’s Favorite Stories of Olympic Glory
Original documentary chronicling the true stories behind the most fascinating amateur athletes from Olympics past.

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