With 13.15secs on return, Liu Xiang back on track

Former world 110metres hurdles record holder and Olympic champion Liu Xian took 13.15 seconds to announce to the track and field world that he is back. Liu’s impressive performance at last month’s Shanghai Golden Grand Prix, where he lost by the smallest of margins to American Terrance Trammell in his first race back, was the […]

World mountain running champion Elisa Desco fails drug test

ROME — World mountain running champion Elisa Desco has tested positive for doping, the Italian athletics federation says Thursday. The federation said Desco failed a doping test on Sept. 6, the same day she won her world title in Campodolcino in northern Italy. The federation did not name the drug. Desco’s invitation to the world […]

Barringer, Hooker, and Lucas are women's Bowerman finalists

The Bowerman Advisory Board announced on Thursday the three women’s finalists for The Bowerman, an award which will recognize annually the most outstanding collegiate women’s track and field athlete. The 2009 finalists are Colorado’s Jennifer Barringer, Texas’ Destinee Hooker, and Texas A&M’s Porscha Lucas. “As a former coach, I am pleased there is such an […]

Marion Jones' relay team to know soon if they can keep Olympic medals

COPENHAGEN — Marion Jones’ relay teammates will learn by Dec. 18 whether they can keep their medals from the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The International Olympic Committee had hoped the Court of Arbitration for Sport would rule this month. But the CAS postponed the decision for another two months. “We’ll have to wait until then,” IOC […]

IAAF World Half Marathon, Birmingham 2009 Preview

Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea is the favourite to win the global road running title for a fourth consecutive year at the IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships which take place in Birmingham on Sunday 11 October 2009. Tadese took the first of his victories in 2007 over the 20km distance at what was then […]

Stewart hails rivalry with countrywoman Fraser

Two-hundredths of a second is all that separated compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser and Kerron Stewart in the 100 metres finals at the IAAF World Champion-ships in Berlin this summer, as the pair dismissed the rest of the field en route to a Jamaica one-two in the highly anticipated event and in the process, fueling speculation of […]

Pictures from Notre Dame Invitational

Patrick Holleran and Shannon Digital Imaging has published pictures from the 2009 Notre Dame Invitational cross-country meet, which was held on October 2, 2009 at the University of Notre Dame. Meeting images are available on the following Web page: http://www.shannondigitalimaging.com/proofs/notre_dame_invitational_2009 A list of image catalogs for other meets can be found on this page: http://www.shannondigitalimaging.com/Track.html