Galen Rupp is USATF Athlete of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS – Galen Rupp has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning both the men’s 5,000 and 10,000 meters last week at the 2009 NCAA DI Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Having already won three NCAA individual titles this school year, Rupp ran the 5,000m prelims on…
Runner's Tribe – So that's why Defar was cross'
When Meseret Defar ran a then world-leading 31 minutes 7.34 seconds to win her debut 10,000 metres in Stockholm on the last day in May, it was windy and warm (26deg.C). Even allowing for the weather, the Ethiopian 2007 world champion at 5000 metres was less than pleased…..READ MORE
$25 street party tickets released to see Bolt in Toronto
Track and field fans can now catch a street-level view of the action at the Festival of Excellence, a world-class track and field meet hosted by the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre on June 11th. Lane 9 tickets, released on May 20 and priced at $25, give fans access to a street festival on Devonshire Place, just inches from the edge of the eight-lane track where the world’s top athletes will compete.
Campbell-Brown to run at Barcelona meeting
BARCELONA, Spain — Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 200m champion and reigning World 100m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown will run the half-lap event at the Mitin Ciutat de Barcelona, to be held in the in the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys of Montjuic on 25 July, organisers announced this week.
IAAF Asian Grand Prix Series – PREVIEW
Hong Kong, China – There is an air of expectancy as the three-leg Asian Grand Prix circuit is poised to make a start at Suzhou, China, on Saturday, 23 May. The other two legs will also be hosted by China, the second one in Kunshan on 27 May and the final meet in Hong Kong on 30 May.
Reebok Grand Prix features big world champions and Olympic medalists match-ups
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18) – Marquee match-ups for the women’s and men’s 5,000 meter, women’s 100 meter, women’s 400 meter, women’s 200 meter and men’s 110 meter hurdles for the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix announced today by organizers of the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix.