by Larry Eder
So, this started as the beginning of Elliott Denman's piece on the U.S. Open, then I decided to rewrite and try and be more inclusive. I saw some good things at the US Open, and liked that Budweiser came in as a sponsor at end. I will be at NB, USA Indoor, World Indoor, and a few other events (Brooks PR invitational), writing about our sport and observing. Here are my observations so far, and my invitation for others to write about the sport that we all love, and want to see flourish.
NEW YORK, January 30, 2012 - The Armory Foundation has announced a multi-year agreement with YouTube Sports to air its track & field season. The highlight will be a live HD production of the 2012 Millrose Games at the Armory beginning at 4 p.m. February 11, 2012 and ending with the famous Wanamaker Mile sponsored by the New York Road Runners at 10 p.m.
The real opening of the Indoor season for many, is the NB Indoor Games, held at the NYC Armory, January 21. Some tremendous performances, lead by some fun indoor miles and Edward Cheserek, the 2011 FootLocker champion, running a fine 4:02.21 mile.
INDIANAPOLIS – A host of USATF’s Indoor Visa Championship Series for the past 10 years, Fayetteville, Arkansas, will host the USA Track & Field Classic February 11 as part of the nationally televised series, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday.
by Larry Eder
First, if you are within six hours of Sacramento, CA on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, get to the VS Athletics Super Clinic, you can pre reg for $50 at vsathletics.com. Meet & Greet on Friday, and Clinic on Saturday!
by Larry Eder
The race was fantastic. 111 men in the field, and 50 under 2:19.01. Nineteen personal bests, including best Olympic Trials marathon times for places two to fifteen! Meb Keflezighi's win was masterful, a stroke of real genius and also, amazingly lucky. Bob Larsen, Meb's coach, and Meb Keflezighi took a gamble, with their eyes open, and once again, the gamble paid off. Here is the behind the scenes' story that will show you just how amazing their coach-athlete relationship is and how great of gamblers Bob & Meb are.....
HOUSTON - Two of the fastest races in Olympic Marathon Trials history took place on the same day Saturday in Houston as the six men and women who will represent Team USA in London earned their way on the squad.
It is USA Track & Field’s great pleasure to welcome you to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, hosted by the Houston Marathon Committee. For the first time ever, this country’s finest men and women marathoners will run in the same city, on the same day, to compete for a total of six Olympic Team spots on Team USA.With this historic gathering of our nation’s most talented runners, Saturday’s race is sure to be one of the best ever run on U.S. soil.
Courtesy of USATF
A total of 12 relay teams from the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) punched their ticket Thursday for the U.S. Open Track & Field after advancing through the association qualifier held at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y.