Track Shorts: Diamond League Final and Continental Cup

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From the parochial perspective of a US fan, the summer track and field scene has been pretty quiet. At least across the pond, they had the European Championships. But, we do have a few events to brighten up the late

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Track Shorts: Athletics World Cup

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UK Athletics, the governing body of British track and field, is sponsoring a new event this weekend to attract some attention to the sport.  Called the Athletics World Cup, the format is elegantly simple.  Eight countries will have one male

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Track Shorts: 2018 USA Outdoor Championships Preview

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You Really Ought to Give Iowa a Try musical accompaniment from The Music Man Okay, we will. This year’s USTAF Outdoor Nationals are going to be in Des Moines from June 21 to June 24. Thank goodness we won’t have

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Track Shorts: Two Days at Pre and the Best of May

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Just returning from a week in Oregon, which included taking in both days of the Pre Classic.  I am left with several conclusions.  Even the best TV producer in the world has no hope of capturing the atmosphere of a

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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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