Track Shorts: Des Moines to Doha and Everything In Between

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As I review the pile of results from the relay carnivals, open meets, international meets and USATF road championships, I am reminded of the dilemma faced by the mosquito at the nudist colony – I know what I’m supposed to

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Track Shorts 2018: Boston Weekend and Opening Outdoors

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With the winter we’ve been having in the Northeast, maybe we should be extending the indoor season a little longer.  It’s hard to think about the outdoor season when the tracks are still snow covered.  At least we have some

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Track Shorts: USA Indoors Recap & World Indoors Preview

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Well that was some rough and tumble action at the USATF Indoor Championships.  Not sayin’ it was Olympic short track skating but there were several times when the 200-meter oval looked too tight and too crowded for comfort.  In the

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Track Shorts: USA Indoor Championships

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Awesome Indoor Season (Too bad it’s almost over) This year is that odd one in the four-year international cycle – there’s no World Championship or Olympics. Possibly a nod to soccer fans in that the “down year” always coincides with

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Track Shorts: Best of 2017

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Maybe we haven’t reached the level of the Espy’s but hopefully a few of you have been eagerly awaiting the Track Shorts Best of 2017.  We take a look back at the year in important areas typically missed by most

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Track Shorts 2017: Lap 9

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Another season of track and field is just about in the books. But there is still plenty of running to go.  We’ll swing back around to look at the World Championship results and check out the wind up of Diamond

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Track Shorts 2017: Lap 8

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The World Championships in London have garnered much of the sport’s attention and we’ll be back next week to report on that action.  In the meantime, we need to catch up on some of the results from Europe, take a

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Track Shorts 2017: Lap 7 | World Championships Preview

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London Calling (musical accompaniment courtesy The Clash) Five short years after hosting the Olympics, London will again be the center of the track and field universe as it hosts the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Wow, and we’re even kicking West

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Track Shorts: TrackTown Summer Series Wrap-up

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What if they held a party and a track meet broke out? To be honest, the first hour or so of the TrackTown Summer Series (TTSS) finale in New York was more about the music and the great weather than

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Track Shorts 2017: The TrackTown Summer Series

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Many of the major sports do not exist, at least at the professional level, outside of a team format. Professional track and field, like golf or tennis, works mostly on an individual basis. Sure, we get to root for “our

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