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
Universal Sports, NBC and IAAF strike long term partnership
LOS ANGELES — Universal Sports and NBC Sports today announced a long-term partnership with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world’s governing body for track & field, and their commercial partner’s, Dentsu Inc. for broadcast rights to all major IAAF World Athletics Series events from 2010-2015, including the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, 2011, 2013 and 2015. The agreement extends the existing relationship between Universal Sports, NBC Sports, the IAAF and Dentsu already in place that covers this year’s IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin.