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ATHLETICS: Baker runs world-leading 9.87 in Poland

Just because he didn’t run in Birmingham doesn’t mean we should forget Diamond League men’s 100 m points leader Ronnie Baker of the U.S. Already the co-world leader with Noah Lyles at 9.88, he did 1/100th better in winning at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Chorzow (POL) on Wednesday in a world-leading 9.87. He crushed […]
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ATHLETICS: Coleman & Miller-Uibo win Birmingham showdowns

The last IAAF Diamond League meet prior to the finals at the end of this month proved to be less than hoped for in terms of marks, but it featured two great sprint races in which American Christian Coleman and Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas shone brightest. The men’s 100 m saw Coleman, who has […]
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ATHLETICS: Happy Birthday to Rafer Johnson!

Not more results, but birthday wishes for one of America’s iconic Olympic champions, Rafer Johnson, who turned 83 on 18 August. Sure, he was the 1960 Olympic Champion in the Decathlon, winning a tight battle with UCLA compatriot C.K. Yang (TPE). But for many people, his biography stops there and that’s wrong. He was also […]
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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS/ ATHLETICS: Ingebrigtsen and Duplantis supreme in Berlin

The stunning men’s pole vault, topped by Mondo Duplantis’s 6.05 m (19-10 1/4) world leader – see more in today’s Lane One – was the highlight of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin (GER), but certainly not the only noteworthy performance. All told, there were four world leaders from the Olympiastadion: Men’s Pole Vault: 6.05 […]
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ATHLETICS: Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

After three and a half months of running, jumping and throwing, the IAAF Diamond League season will finish its “regular” schedule with the Muller Grand Prix at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham (GBR) on Saturday. The top point scorers will then advance to the two “finals” of the Diamond League season at the Weltklasse im Zurich […]
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LANE ONE: Did you see that a Swedish teenager set an American record...

A marvelous European Track & Field Championships concluded last Sunday in Berlin (GER), with the highlight being the men’s pole vault in which two men cleared the 6 m barrier (19-8 1/4) and the winner set two national records … for two different countries? Huh? It’s just another chapter is the amazing reality show that […]
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ATHLETICS: Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart passes at 63

One of the great characters in the professional wrestling ranks who was also an outstanding shot putter – Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart – passed away on 13 August at age 63. Neidhart fell in his home and died shortly thereafter. He was a well-known professional wrestler and part of the Hart Foundation tag team – […]
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Warholm adds European 400 m Hurdles title in Berlin

If you thought that Norway’s World Champion Karsten Warholm, still just 22 years old, would be discouraged by his repeated defeats to Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba on the Diamond League circuit, forget it. He set his 10th national record in the 400 m Hurdles by outlasting Turkey’s defending European Champion, Yasmani Copello (TUR), 47.64-47.81 on Thursday […]
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Russian high jumpers denied permission for int’l competition

The IAAF Doping Review Board has disqualified co-world leader in the men’s high jump, Danil Lysenko, for failing to provide “whereabouts” information to the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit. Athletes who are part of the drug-testing program must provide their locations to the relevant testing authority (AIU for Russia), or be disqualified. So, Lysenko (2.40 m/7-10 […]
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Caster Semenya makes history with African Champs 400 m win

The African Championships in track & field are ongoing in Asaba, Nigeria in a sub-par facility that doesn’t even appear to be completely flat all the way around. No matter, because South Africa’s Caster Semenya made history on Saturday by winning the women’s 400 m in 49.96. The time isn’t close to the world lead […]
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Russian high jumpers denied permission for int’l competition

The IAAF Doping Review Board has disqualified co-world leader in the men’s high jump, Danil Lysenko, for failing to provide “whereabouts” information to the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit. Athletes who are part of the drug-testing program must provide their locations to the relevant testing authority (AIU for Russia), or be disqualified. So, Lysenko (2.40 m/7-10 […]
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Caster Semenya makes history with African Champs 400 m win

The African Championships in track & field are ongoing in Asaba, Nigeria in a sub-par facility that doesn’t even appear to be completely flat all the way around. No matter, because South Africa’s Caster Semenya made history on Saturday by winning the women’s 400 m in 49.96. The time isn’t close to the world lead […]
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Eugene selected to host 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials

USA Track & Field ended the suspense and to the surprise of almost no one, chose an under-construction facility in Eugene, Oregon after removing the event from an under-construction facility at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. The new Hayward Field is expected to be finished in “spring of 2020” according to the USATF […]
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The IAAF is unhappy with the uniformity of uniforms

The IAAF Council meeting in Buenos Aires on 26-27 July was one of the busiest in recent memory. In addition to its decisions on doping control and what to do about Russia, it also addressed a major gripe of fans. IAAF President Sebastian Coe noted in his post-meetings news conference that “We discussed the need […]
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