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The Morning Run: January 10th

The Morning Run is a compilation of links, news and commentary.

We posted our latest podcast yesterday. Topics include Ryan Hall running the Boston Marathon, the indoor television schedule, the fight at the Armory and Bev Kearney’s resignation.

Tuesday’s list of top moments of running-related violence neglected to mention Josephat Machuka punching Haile Gebrselassie in the head at the 1992 World Junior Championships. Thanks to reader Matthew B. for brining this to my attention.

An extreme race became too extreme for some participants in Washington and now there are lawsuits. This is just what Bill Bowerman dreamed of when he helped spark the running boom in the United States.

Construction begins Saturday on the first tartan track in Iten, Kenya. Iten is the home of Lornah Kiplagat, Wilson Kipketer, Mary Keitany, Linet Masai, David Rudisha….wait, they got this good without access to a professional track?

Galen Rupp and Matt Centrowitz will run the mile at Saturday’s University of Washington Indoor Preview.

Bernard Lagat, Lawi Lalang, Cam Levins, Evan Jager, Dathan Ritzenhein and German Fernandez are among the entrants for the Millrose Games two-mile on February 16th. Before we get too excited, remember that we will still be in the “I’m still just in my base phase” portion of the season.

Millrose also announced that Jason Richardson and Andrew Riley will race the 60-meter hurdles.

Marathoner Ryan Vail is the subject of a short documentary. He probably is the fastest marathoner/shoe store employee in the country.

Peter Vigneron discusses the role, or lack thereof, that marketability plays in elite athlete sponsorships.

The Bowerman released their men’s preseason watch list. I would put my money on someone who does more than one event. Three of the past four winners doubled and the fourth was named Ashton Eaton.

The Morning Run- May 14th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

On Saturday, we posted our interview with Adharanand Finn, the author of Running with the Kenyans.  If you haven’t yet listened, please do, especially if you are interested in what makes the Kenyans so dominant.  We will post our recap podcast for the Doha Diamond League, NCAA conference championships and much more tomorrow.

All of the results from the NCAA conference championships can be found here.

More in-depth conference recaps on the Big 12, SEC and the Pac 12.

Jesse Squires analyzes the attendance from the NCAA conference championships.

Ashton Eaton hurdles over a model.  A model wearing a $4,490 dress nonetheless.

Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford of SB Nation highlight the best fails in track and fieldGabriela Szabo getting lit up on the long jump runway still makes me cringe.

ESPN’s Outside the Lines profiles University of Alaska-Anchorage runner Marko Cheseto and his tale of survival in the Alaskan wilderness.

Lashinda Demus: “we know that we are competing in a dying sport.”

Nike’s new speed suits feature “golf ball-inspired dimples” and claim to reduce times by .023 seconds over 100 meters.  By my math, that can be extrapolated out to 2.3 seconds for the 10,000 so look for skinny distance runners to start sporting the dimples.

Asafa Powell does what he normally does after he loses a race.  Also, Justin Gatlin calls Powell, “just a runner.”

-Kevin

 

The Morning Run- May 7th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

The Jamaica Invitational headlines this edition of the Morning Run.  Despite running woefully behind schedule (so much so that the satellite window closed before the men’s and women’s 200m races) the meet featured several gold medal favorites and the deepest sprint fields thus far in 2012.

Usain Bolt had his fastest debut ever in the 100 with a 9.82 win.  Michael Frater and Lerone Clarke pushed him, but Bolt, and the jersey featuring his face, was too much over the last 30 meters.

Sanya Richards-Ross lost her race, and her world lead, to Novelene Williams-Mills in the 400.

Carmelita Jeter didn’t look at the top of her game, but she still ran a world-leading 10.81.

A bulked up Yohan Blake won the men’s 200 in 19.91.   Last year, it took Bolt a few months to look like his old self after putting on muscle in the off-season.

In a mild upset, Bianca Knight ran down Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce in the women’s 200.

The rest of the professional results, including Bershawn Jackson and Brigitte Foster Hylton, are here.

In Kawasaki, Allyson Felix won the 100 in 11.22, Liu Xiang went 13.09 in the 110 hurdles and Amantle Montsho ran 50.52 in the 400.

Andrew Wheating returned to racing at the Oregon Twilight and won in “epic Wheating fashion.”  Bridget Franek also starred with a world-lead in the steeplechase.

It was a two steps back weekend for Alan Webb at the Duke Twilight.

Jesse Squire’s first member of his dual meet hall of fame.

The New York Times on Ashton Eaton, his coach Harry Marra, and the potential of a US sweep in London.

-Kevin

 

The Morning Run- April 4th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary

Ken Goe’s Tuesday links.  They are much more detailed and informative than the links found on this site.

Jesse Squire awards  his pro athlete of the week.  It is my understanding that winners do not receive prizes.

Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi and Abdi Abdirahman will race the UAE Healthy Kidney 10k in New York City.  Yes, THAT UAE Healthy Kidney 10k.

Kevin Liao’s power rankings for U.S.  distance races on the track.

Vin Lananna claims he will shave his beard if Eugene residents go 1-2-3 in the Olympic Trials.  How likely is this to happen?

Field Events: No

Heptathlon/Decathlon: Not unless Ashton Eaton counts for three

Any race shorter than 800: No

Men’s 800: Symmonds, Mulder, Greer. Could be possible

Men’s 1500: Wheating, Brown, Centrowitz (does he still count?)

Men’s 5,000/10,000: Portland yes, Eugene no

Women’s 800/1500/10,000: Not happening

Women’s 5,000: Lauren Fleshman, Jordan Hasay and…….

The chances don’t look good, but who would have predict the result of the men’s 800 in 2008?

Curtis Anderson of the Eugene Register-Guard writes another great preview of the Pepsi Team Invitational.

Galen Rupp gives advice on going pro.

Bernard Lagat announces his racing schedule.

Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake might race each other this weekend in Jamaica.  When the words “might,” “could,” or “possibly” are used with sprint match-ups it usually results in “didn’t.”

Jenny Simpson will begin her outdoor season at the Drake Relays

New Nike running advertisement that promotes, well I’m not really sure.

 

The Morning Run- April 3rd

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

The king of all track and field linkers, Ken Goe, provides his Monday links.

Jesse Squire names his college athletes of the week.

Luke Cyphers of ESPN details the injury struggles that have plagued Tyson Gay since 2007.  Cyphers reiterates the nerve-wracking news (for Tyson Gay fans) that he has no races planned until the Olympic Trials in June.

NPR story on Katherine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.  The article features photos of the textbook body check that Switzer’s boyfriend, Thomas Miller, threw on race director Jock Semple when Semple tried to physically stop Switzer during the race.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has fined Miller $10,000.

After winning the 100 and 200 over the weekend at the Jamaican Champs meet, Delano Williams’ citizenship status is the subject of some scrutiny.  Advice to British sprinters thinking of complaining:  Run faster and don’t let an eighteen-year-old with a best of 20.53 beat you.

Curtis Anderson of the Eugene Register-Guard gives an early preview of Saturday’s Pepsi Team Invitational at Hayward Field.

Anderson thinks Ashton Eaton is ready for London after posting some impressive marks yesterday.   I urge caution and remember the mantra:  DanO’Brien1992DanO’brien1992DanO’Brien1992

Adidas and Flotrack profile Florida prep star Marvin Bracy.  Don’t let all those shots of the “three strips” fool you, he is an amateur athlete.

Ross Tucker devotes three topics in his “Olympic Rings” column to track and field.

-Kevin

 

Episode 21: USA XC/New Balance Grand Prix

Jason and Kevin discuss the impressive performances from Shalane Flanagan and Brent Vaughn, marvel at the persistence of Dejen Gebremeskel’s left shoe and wonder about the current state of Alan Webb.

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Episode 15: Winners and Losers

In their longest episode to date Jason and Kevin discuss the Bowerman award, the doping investigation in Spain and the biggest embarrassments in the history of track and field.

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