Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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Race Weekend to feature 13 2016 Olympians - HOUSTON (January 4, 2017) - The 45th edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend features stacked fields in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. The 2016 Olympic marathon silver and bronze medalists, Feyisa Lilesa and Galen Rupp, respectively, and the women's Olympic marathon bronze medalist Mare Dibaba, lead the fields in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon with a total of 13 Rio Olympians entered in the two races. Race-day for the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon isSunday, January 15.

The way to compete - MONACO (MON): An updated set of guidelines has been submitted to the Russian Athletics Federation for athletes wishing to apply to compete internationally in 2017. The guidelines outline the criteria that athletes must meet to be able to apply for permission to compete in international competitions as a neutral athlete. One of the criteria requires athletes to show they are not directly implicated in any way knowingly or unknowingly in the country’s doping scandals.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Team USA will take on the world once again at the Great Edinburgh XCountry Challenge, held Saturday, January 7 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Coe optimistic - MONACO (MON): IAAF President Sebastian Coe looks optimistic into 2017. "2016 was a year of challenge and change. 2017 will be one of implementation and innovation as we continue to restore trust in athletics," he wrote on his twitter.

Bolt will be everywhere in 2020 - KINGSTON (JAM): Sprinting hero Usain Bolt said for L´Equipe what he will do during 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I will be in the stadium. That's for sure. I want to be at the next Olympic Games to be able to attend all the competitions that I have always wanted to see. I've never seen swimming, I've always wanted to go to a basketball game at the Olympics, I want to see football. I want to see everything, I want to be everywhere! I'm already looking forward to it. One thing is for sure: during the next Olympics, you will see me in pictures everywhere!

Bolt did 54 m with javelin - KINGSTON (JAM): Usain Bolt revealed for L´Equipe how ended his javelin bet at the Olympics. It happened in Rio the evening after his last gold medal, in the movie Im Bolt pictures from his throw are included, but what was the result? "Yes, it was a gamble! With my team, we made a bet during the season. Some said I was able to throw a javelin more than 50 meters. Others, on the contrary, like Ricky and NJ, did not believe in it. So we organized a bet with Ricky, NJ and my masseuse. My masseuse bet on 60 meters. That's what I bet on. In the end, I threw 54 meters, I think. So I won two bets and I lost one. It's not bad performance, but I had so much pain on my arm after that!"

Wlodarczyk AOY by TFN - MOUNTAIN VIEW (USA): Poland´s hammer star Anita Wlodarczyk was for second time voted Track and Field News Women Athlete of the Year after 2014. She is only fourth thrower with this title (before Faina Melnik, Ilone Briesenick and Valerie Adams). As the magazine website informs, the international panel of experts had little difficulty in choosing the best woman of the Olympic year. The 31-year-old Pole twice broke her own World Record, the first time in claiming gold in Rio. In forging an incredibly dominant season, Włodarczyk won all 12 of her meets and produced no fewer than the 42 farthest throws of the year. Second is IAAF AOY Almaz Ayana ahead of Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson. In the top ten fourth is Ruth Jebet ahead of Keni Harrison and Sandra Perkovic. Number seven goes for Caster Semenya over Shaunae Miller, Vivian Cheruiyot and Caterine Ibarguen.

Inaugural accolade from FloSports, in partnership with T-Mobile, honors excellence in distance runner coaching with $10,000 award - Today, FloSports, a leading direct-to-consumer sports media company, announced Jerry Schumacher is the recipient of the inaugural FloTrack American Distance Coach of the Year award, presented by T-Mobile. Along with the honor, Schumacher will receive a $10,000 cash award to support his continued dedication to distance running.

We asked Ben Rosario, coach of the HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elites, to write up five tips for cross country athletes. We like Ben's attitude and his tips! Use these for upcoming FootLocker, NXN, National champs and of course, California State Meet!

Coach Frank Gagliano is a fascinating combination of the anecdotal and scientific. 'Gags', as he is known to those former athletes, and current athletes, and those who care and respect him. Jeff Benjamin sent a note to Coach Gags from RunBlogRun on ten pointers to get ready for championships. You will find the common sense and thoughtful tips that all coaches should keep on their to do lists.

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