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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My Road to London

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Six centimeters. 2.36 inches. That is how agonizingly close I was to reaching my goal of making an Olympic Team. While not making an Olympic Team does not define me, it is still hard to grasp how little that difference

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100k World Championship: Short Stories

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from Ms. Adventures of an Ultrarunner The Car I arrived in Alicante Spain after being awake for at least 24 hours. I go to my pre-arranged rental car agency and request to pick up the car. “Credit card and Driver’s

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Track Shorts: Best of 2016

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The sun is hanging low in the sky, the days are short and we are eating a lot of chocolate.  Yes it’s that time of the year.  Time for Track Shorts’ Year-in-Review.  Plenty to talk about in this Olympic year. 

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Track Shorts 2016: Lap 3

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For 10 days Portland borrowed the mantle of “Tracktown USA” from neighboring Eugene as it hosted first the US Indoor Nationals, then the World Indoor Championships. All reports suggest it was a success. And while those events naturally captured much

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Congratulations Sandi Morris! World Champs Silver Medalist

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Sandi Morris can vault high…and she proved it last night against the best the globe has to offer Less than a week out from a gold medal performance at the USA Indoor Championships, where she vaulted a personal best of

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9 weeks to LA!

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I’ve tried this blog thing before.  But, I think I was putting too much pressure on myself.  It had to be worthy.  It had to be perfect.  Who even cares anyway?  For years, if I Googled my name, “Esther Erb

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Track Shorts 2015, Lap 20

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The just concluded World Championships in Beijing provided a wide range of experiences, stories and emotions.   So many that we really won’t be able to do justice to them all.  But through the eyes of ABers, we’ll  try to give

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The Success in Failure

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from Oh, That’s Tiana Hey Bloggers/Bloggettes/Trackletes! As a professional track and field athlete, of COURSE it is my duty to watch the 2015 IAAF World Championships transpiring in Beijing (while crying on the inside that I’m not there and eating a

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ICYMI: Post-WCs Reflections

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With the conclusion of the World Championships in Beijing, the finest, fittest athletes take a moment to reflect on the event with perspective, resilience, humor, and thanks, and set their sights on the future.   Molly Beckwith-Ludlow It was an incredible

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