Tag Archives: track and field

I’m back – what’d I miss?

My hand is out of a splint after three weeks, though my typing speed is still diminished by a bit of tape on my two still-aching fingers. I may need to put my goalkeeping career on hold for a while. … Continue reading →...

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Diamond League Lausanne: Blake and Bolt Show rolls on

UPDATED WITH VIDEO (Thanks, Universal Sports!) Yohan Blake┬ájust provided more evidence that we’re living in a Golden Age of sprinters. The Jamaican posted a time of 9.69 seconds into a slight headwind to win the 100 meters at the Diamond &hell...

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2012 medal projections: Old Cold War battles, Jamaica heat up women’s running

Olympic athletes don’t just show up out of nowhere in an Olympic year, except maybe in a few secretive nations. Next year, we’ll have world championships in virtually everything, giving us a good chance to project what might happen in &he...

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Diamonds for Bershawn Jackson, Allyson Felix

A couple of quick updates: - Shot put (men): Reese Hoffa upsets Christian Cantwell, though Cantwell has long ago clinched season title. (Results) - High jump (women): Chaunte Howard Lowe didn’t jump. Blanka Vlasic completes the sweep in her abs...

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LaShawn Merritt, male enhancement and unanswered questions

Startling news from track and field today: 2008 Olympic champion and 2009 world champion 400-meter runner LaShawn Merritt revealed that he has accepted a provisional suspension due to positive drug tests. His championships aren’t at risk. In fa...

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