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Leo Manzano wins 800 meters in Texas Relays

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 46.63 seconds Thursday to break his own Texas Relays and Mike A. Myers Stadium record. Manzano set the previous mark of 1:47.34 last year. Mary Goldkamp set a Texas Relays record in the women's 3,000 steeplechase at 10:04.24. Arkansas' Alexandria Gochenour won the heptathlon with 6,027 points...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolt set to race in New York, site of his first 100-meter world record

NEW YORK -- Usain Bolt will run in New York for the first time since he set the world record in the 100 meters in 2008. Organizers say the six-time Olympic champion will run at the Diamond League meet at Icahn Stadium on June 13. That is where the Jamaican set his first world record in the 100, running 9.72 on May 31. A few months later, Bolt set another world record of 9.69 in the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenenisa Bekele out, Geoffrey Mutai in for London Marathon

LONDON (AP) Ethiopian distance-running great Kenenisa Bekele has pulled out of next month's London Marathon because of an Achilles tendon injury. Bekele, a multiple Olympic and world champion on the track, had been scheduled to make his debut in the London race on April 26, but picked up the injury to his right Achilles while competing in the Dubai Marathon in January. He says he...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-time Olympic champ Mo Farah runs fastest indoor 2-mile ever

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015.
Via Fox Olympics
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Farah trashes fellow runner: Taylor Swift is probably faster

Great Britain’s Mo Farah is one of the best distance runners in the world. He has two Olympic gold medals, three World Championship gold medals, and five European Championship gold medals among the honors he’s received. That didn’t stop countryman Andy Vernon from taking a shot at him over the competition Farah would be facing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Yelena Isinbayeva: Only another gold medal left to achieve

MOSCOW (AP) Yelena Isinbayeva wants one more Olympic gold medal to crown her pole vault career.
Via Fox Olympics
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Track and field star Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was sentenced by a South African judge to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited “gross negligence” after the double-amputee shot Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door in the 2013 death. In September, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder but still faced these...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones eliminated from 'DWTS' after one performance

Lolo Jones hoped she had found something she could win in “Dancing With The Stars,” but that was far from the case. The track star turned bobsledder struggled mightily in the first episode of the latest season of the celebrity dance competition, and she was the first competitor eliminated on Tuesday night. Jones knew she was in trouble after struggling through the first dance...
Via NESN.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

103-Year-Old Man Wants To Race Usain Bolt

Hidekichi Miyazaki is 103-years-old and his goal is to challenge Usain Bolt to a foot race. Remarkably, Miyazaki only started taking up sprinting eleven years ago, at the age of 92. In that time, he’s come a long way. His 29.83 second time in the 100-meter dash earned Miyazaki a world record for sprinters over 100 years of age. His reputation has also got him one of the best nicknames...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Pistorius reportedly involved in altercation at a bar

Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation with another man at a bar in South Africa over the weekend. According to Pistorius, clothing company big wig Jared Mortimer aggressively accosted him and started the dust-up. Mortimer claims Pistorius was drunk and sparked the exchange by insulting his friends and South African President Jacob Zuma. As […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A very pregnant Alysia Montano runs the 800m, and no she didn’t win by a belly

Five-time national champion Alysia Montano, 34-weeks pregnant, ran the 800 meters race on  Thursday in the U.S. Track and Field Championships, finishing in 2 minutes, 32.13 seconds – only 35 seconds slower than her personal best of 1:57.34 in 2010, reports the AP, via USA TODAY Sports. I guess we should say it’s a good thing she didn’t win a close race, which spares us a potential...
Via Low Brow Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Marathon winner Keflezighi preps for another feat in Atlanta

Meb Keflezighi made history in becoming the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. Now, he's looking to pull off another feat in the country's largest race. He will be the last runner to start Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race on July 4 and attempt to pass as many of the 60,000 participants as possible -- with a goal of 22,500 -- all to raise money for...
Via Fox Sports South
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lolo Jones ripped by men’s bobsledder after poor performance

Lolo Jones’ experience at the Olympics in Sochi are not off to a much better start than the Summer Games in London a couple of years ago. Jones and her teammate Jazmine Fenlator had a poor finish in the early heats of the two-woman bobsled event, as they stand 11th our of 19 places. This […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

19-year-old Penn track star reportedly jumps to her death

Madison Holleran posted a picture (bottom) of downtown Philadelphia around 6pm on Friday night to her Instagram account, and an hour later, she was found dead at the bottom of a parking structure. Authorities are ruling it a suicide, but questions obviously remain as to why a beautiful 19-year-old girl from Allendale, NJ would jump […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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