Track and Field News to cease monthly print magazine

Jan 18, 2018

TRACK AND FIELD NEWS – It will come as a suprise to no one that these aren’t the best of times for ink & paper-based publications, but fear not, Track & Field News isn’t going away. We’re just ceasing our print version. The December 2017 edition was the last one you’ll ever find in your…

Molly Huddle breaks American record at Houston Half Marathon in 67:25

Jan 16, 2018

HOUSTON CHRONICLE- Sunday’s women’s half marathon was viewed as one of the deepest and fastest in American history. Indeed, it was an American making history as Molly Huddle unofficially broke Deena Kastor’s half marathon record, finishing seventh and running 13.1 miles in 67:25 in the Aramco Half Marathon.

Jake Robertson wins Houston half marathon in a personal best time

Jan 16, 2018

STUFF – Kiwi Jake Robertson wasn’t sure he would be running the Houston half marathon until a week ago, yet he wound up winning the star-studded event in a career best time. He didn’t know he was headed for Texas, until race organisers finally confirmed that they had a spot for him after he’d made…

Duplantis breaks world Under 20 indoor pole vault record in Reno at 19-1.5

Jan 14, 2018

IAAF – Little more than two months after turning 18, world pole vault finalist Armand Duplantis broke his own world U20 indoor pole vault record* at the Pole Vault Summit meeting in Reno on Friday night (12). The European junior champion, who is based in the USA but represents Sweden in international competition, saile

Des Moines to again play host to USATF Outdoors from June 21-24

Jan 12, 2018

ESPN – USA Track and Field announced Thursday that the outdoor championships will be held this year in Des Moines, Iowa. USATF said the event will be held from June 21-24 at Drake Stadium, site of the annual Drake Relays. It will be the third time since 2010 that Iowa’s capital city hosted the outdoor…

Erica Ellis sets national junior pole vault record at 14-1.5

Jan 8, 2018

CHRONICLE – Gates Chili’s Erica Ellis set a national junior pole vault record for Saturday at the Akron pole vault convention with a jump of 14 feet, 1½ inches. The height also set a New York state record for high school juniors and 16 year olds. The jump is more than a foot higher than her Section…

Olympic Steeplechase Champion Horace Ashenfelter Dead At 94

Jan 7, 2018

BARISTANET – Olympic steeplechase champion Horace Ashenfelter of Glen Ridge passed away Saturday, January 6, at the age of 94. Deemed a long shot in 1952, Ashenfelter’s win in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Olympics in Helsinki was considered a surprise. Ashenfelter was the first American since James Lightbody in 1904 to win the

Olympian Andrew Wheating retires

Jan 6, 2018

REGISTER GUARD – The run is over for Andrew Wheating. The two-time Olympian, former Oregon track star and local fan favorite retired from professional running Thursday, making the announcement on his Instagram and Facebook accounts. “To those who have supported me through the good and the bad, I love you,” Wheating wrote. “Thank you so…

Olympic silver medalist Dick Quax opens up about cancer, 76 Olympic 5000

Jan 6, 2018

NZ HERALD – What a difference a metre makes. It is not only the difference between Olympic silver and gold but the gulf between a knight and a commoner. The three Kiwi runners to have won Olympic gold medals and returned to live in New Zealand are Sir John Walker, Sir Peter Snell and Sir…

Nick Willis to run 1500-5000 double at the Commonwealth Games

Dec 30, 2017

NZ HERALD – On the surface, Nick Willis seems to have set himself some improbable targets for his fourth trip to the Commonwealth Games. The New Zealand middle distance runner is targeting a medal in the 1500m and 5000m at the 2018 Gold Coast Games — a goal which seems daunting. Only twice has someone…

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