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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Track Shorts 2017: USATF Outdoor Championship Wrap Up

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Well that was cool, um, hot, whichever.  Four days of great competition.  For those of us not able to be there, the TV coverage was decent enough to feel like we got a sense of the action (uh, except for

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Track Shorts 2017: Lap 6

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The defining moment of 2017 for USA track & field is here. The US Championships start Thursday and besides competing for national titles, athletes will be seeking a coveted spot on US team for the World Championships later this August

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Track Shorts 2017: Lap 5

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The months of April and May have a comforting familiarity about them.  Patriot’s Day (third Monday in April) brings the Boston Marathon; the last weekend in April has the Penn Relays and Drake Relays.  By the way, the Boston Marathon

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Track Shorts 2017: Lap 4

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March is like that song by the band Dawes – “A Little Bit of Everything.”  A little bit of 70 degrees, a little bit of blizzard, a little bit of gale force winds, a little bit of sun.  The month

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Track Shorts 2017: Lap 3

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While ABers picked up some gold at last weekend’s USATF Indoor Championships, the dominant colors were silver and bronze. By my count, the tally was four gold, eight silver and eight bronze. Beyond the medals though, ABers were a significant

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Track Shorts 2017: Lap 2

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There was no hibernating for ABers this winter.  In February they continued to pile up results by land, sea and air, by which I mean track, trail, roads and snow (snow?!).  Track Shorts staff could barely keep up with the

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