1. Can World Track & Field Boss Lamine Diack Rescue His Floundering Legacy?

    With next year's impending retirement from track and field's top job (president of the IAAF, track's international governing body), 81-year-old Lamine Diack had hoped to hand over ...

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  2. TrackTown USA's Failed Bid Clears Deck for Busy Hayward Field Schedule

    Eugene, Oregon's narrow loss to Doha, Qatar for the rights to host the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships does have a silver lining. It is a to-do list which would be a wish list for any other American city...

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  3. Q&A with Vin Lananna: With World Championships in Eugene 'We Can Ignite a Spark'

    With two of track and field's ultimate championships (the 2014 World Junior and the 2016 World Indoor Championships) already nailed down, TrackTown USA , the Eugene, Oregon-based ...

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  4. Oslo's Revolutionary Steroid Findings Are Still a Tale of Mice, Not Men

    Recent scientific research out of the University of Oslo, which claims that anabolic steroid use by athletes could enhance performance for decades after its discontinuance, has ...

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  5. Justin Gatlin's Track Comeback Should Be Touted from the Rooftops

    American sprinter Justin Gatlin 's racing campaign in 2014 has been one of the most dominant by any track athlete all year...

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  6. Track Town USA: Can It Really Handle the 2019 World T&F Championships?

    Eugene, Oregon (Track Town, USA) is preparing to submit an official bid for the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships...

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  7. Cuba's Lazaro Martinez: Is He the World's Next 60-Foot Triple-Jumper?

    Sixteen-year-old Cuban triple-jumper Lazaro Martinez appears to have all the physical tools necessary to pierce the barrier only one other human (Britain's Jonathan Edwards) has broached—the 60-foot mark...

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  8. Devon Allen's Story Reminiscent of Early Oregon Hurdler Jerry Tarr

    Devon Allen, the University of Oregon football recruit who "runs hurdles on the side," has possibly just ignited a turf war between track coach Robert Johnson and football coach Mark Helfrich ...

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  9. Is Track Town USA's Monopoly on Hosting Major Meets Good for the Sport?

    Without question, Eugene, Oregon (aka Track Town USA) is the mecca of track and field in America. Such a concentration of world-class competition drawn to a relatively remote corner of the world, year after year, is not the result of dumb luck...

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  10. Tyson Gay Probe: Pattern of Fallen Sprinters Hurts Track and Field

    In an enlightening investigative piece, David Epstein, writing for ProPublica , looked into last year's shocking news that American sprint icon Tyson Gay had tested positive for banned substances...

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  11. Sochi 2014: Olympic Creed Undermines Athletes' Natural Instinct to Win

    In a few days, hundreds of the world's best athletes will gather in Sochi, Russia to participate in this year's pinnacle of international sport: the 2014 Winter Olympic Games...

    Red Shannon Written by Red Shannon about 11 months ago 2,445 reads 6 comments

  12. Portland, Ore., Wins Bid for 2016 World Indoor Championships: Why It Matters

    On Friday, November 15, the governing body of global track and field ( IAAF ) unanimously awarded the city of Portland, Ore., the right to host the 2016 World Indoor Track and Field Championships...

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  13. World Track and Field: How About a USA vs. Europe Dual Meet Series?

    As the world of athletics approaches its quadrennial off-year in 2014, the sport will be looking for ways to replace the anticipation of an international championship meet otherwise ...

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  14. 2013 World Track & Field Championships: Final Results, Team Scores and Analysis

    After the final event, on the final day of the World Track and Field championships in Moscow, almost every nation who participated had reason to feel a little better...

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  15. 2013 World Track and Field Championships: Day 8 Results, Team Scores, Analysis

    On Day 8 at the World Track and Field Championships in Moscow, the big hurdles showdown between rising U.S. superstar Brianna Rollins and defending world and Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia, finally came...

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  16. 2013 World Track & Field Championships: Day 7 Results, Team Scores and Analysis

    If there were any doubts about world supremacy, two athletes put those doubts to rest on Day 7 at the World Track and Field Championships in Moscow today...

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  17. 2013 World Track & Field Championships: Day 6 Results, Team Scores and Analysis

    Day 6 at the World Track and Field championships in Moscow was highlighted by a great men's high jump competition...

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  18. 2013 World Track & Field Championships: Day 4 Results, Team Scores and Analysis

    On Day 4 at the 2013 Track and Field Championships in Moscow, the moment every Russian fan had been waiting for finally arrived...

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  19. World Track & Field Championships 2013: Day 3 Results, Team Scores, Analysis

    At the World Track and Field Championships in Moscow, the Day 3 grand finale (the women's 100-meter dash final) was the epitome of domination—plain and simple...

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  20. 2013 World Track & Field Championships: Day 2 Results, Team Scores and Analysis

    With eight events now in the books (six today) at the 2013 World Track and Field Championships in Moscow, a slight glimpse of the best-of-the-best in the sport is beginning to emerge...

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  21. 2013 World Track & Field Championships: Day 1 Results, Team Scores and Analysis

    It was hot and humid in Moscow on the first day of competition at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Much of the activity was devoted to paring down the fields during various qualifying rounds...

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  22. 2013 World Track and Field Championships: Team Scores, Analysis, More Right Here

    Beginning this Saturday, August 10, the 2013 IAAF World Outdoor Track and Field Championships get underway in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Nine days of world-class action will follow through August 18...

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  23. Usain Bolt vs. Mo Farah at 600 Meters? It Could Happen

    The concept of an intriguing match race between two of the sport's biggest stars has already caught fire within the global track and field community. And now it appears that only the details remain to be ironed out...

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  24. Tyson Gay's Front-Page News Keeps Track and Field on Back Page

    It comes with the territory. A columnist whose product consists primarily of track and field minutia understands the limitations of his labor: His work will seldom see the front ...

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  25. USA Track and Field Rides Post-Olympic Momentum To 2013 World Championships

    I'm just a guy leaning on a fencepost, but it sure seems like 2013 has been a good year for American track and field. Rather than the typical letdown after such an impressive showing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the U...

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