Asafa Powell, the man who has now run eighty sub ten second 100 meter races, has withdrawn from the AVIVA London GP this weekend. This was confirmed in press release issues this morning, Friday, 13 July, local London time.
INDIANAPOLIS - Christian Cantwell has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a world leading mark in the men’s shot put at the Gill Athletic Field Fest on Saturday, July 7th in Champaign, Ill.
BARCELONA, Spain – It was another successful morning at Olympic Stadium for Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. In three track event qualifying rounds, the U.S. advanced five of six to the next step while Team Co-Captain Gunnar Nixon continued his pursuit of the medal stand in the men’s decathlon.
BARCELONA, Spain – For Team USA, the evening session of the opening day at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona was highlighted by a solid finish by Aisling Cuffe in the finals of the women’s 3000, Gunnar Nixon’s taking of the lead in the men’s decathlon, and the American sprinting group cruising through the opening rounds of the women’s 100 and men’
Tyson Gay had taken nearly a year away from sprinting. Since July 2011, Tyson Gay had two surgeries, and just began running in April. He is coming around, now that he is healthy, in leaps and bounds.
Legendary East Carolina track and field coach Bill Carson, who also served in numerous capacities within USA Track & Field, passed away in his sleep early Monday morning at his home in Winterville, N.C. Carson was 75.
By Dave Hunter
If you reflect upon the recently-completed Olympic Trials, it is difficult - but nonetheless entertaining - to select 10 special moments from the cornucopia of memorable performances - some exhilarating , some heart-breaking, some frustrating - that highlighted 10 marvelous days of track and field.
Over the weekend, Yohan Blake defeated Usain Bolt over the 100 meters and 200 meters. In the 100 meters, Blake ran 9.75, a PB, to Bolts' 9.86, and Powell's 9.88. In the 200 meters, Blake won again, 19.80, a World leader, to Bolt's 19.83. What does this tell us?
EUGENE, Ore. - (June 28, 2012) - Just as the record crowd Thursday night at legendary Hayward Field was settling down after a thrilling women's 5000 meter final, 16 men took to the wet evening track in what would be a most fitting end of the day in the final event - the men's 5000 meter final.
By Elliott Denman
The shadow of Steve Prefontaine hovers all over "Tracktown USA." Thirty-seven years after his passing, the great "Pre" - who left us on the 30th of May 1975, the victim of a horrendous auto accident - eerily seems to be more alive than ever.
National Track & Field Hall of Famer Mary Slaney will introduce a special screening of “Starting at the Finish Line: the Coach Buehler Story,” which will be show at 5 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, June 27) at South Eugene High School.
By Roy Stevenson
After clear pre-race favorite Alysia Montano, the women's 800m places appeared to be open to whoever could muster the best sprint. And last year's fifth placer, OTC's Geena Gall, had the fastest final 200m of everyone to crash into second place and make her first Olympic team, 0.14 behind gun-to-tape tearaway leader Alysia Montano, and 0.22 ahead of veteran Alice Schmidt. "It's my first Olympic team; It's been my dream", an elated Gall said.
To say that 100m third-placer (9.93) Ryan Bailey was a dark horse for the men's 100-meter team for London would be a major understatement. "I'm truly blessed to be here. Hayward Field is like my home field. I'm happy to make the team. I really can't find the words to describe how I feel", said a humble Ryan at yesterday's interview.
USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic Committee announce the following procedures, to be applied to the women’s 100 meters and any other running event for which there may be a dead heat for third place at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field.
Here is how USATF plans to work out the 100 meter dead heat in the third position. By Elliot Denman.