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ATHLETICS: World Record for Sifan Hassan, but Gatlin and McLaughlin delivered the heaviest...

Friday’s brilliant Herculis meet in Monaco had a rarity in today’s track & field: a world record, specifically 4:12.44 in the mile by Dutch star Sifan Hassan. But that may not have been the most impressive effort at the Stade Louis II. Hassan broke away from the field with 600 m to go and only […]
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ATHLETICS Preview: Noah Lyles ready to sing in Monaco … on and off...

American sprinter Noah Lyles is one of the most electric athletes in all of track & field, now fourth all-time in the 200 m (19.50) and standing equal-second on the 2019 world list in the 100 m (9.86). But he’s hardly just a speedster; he’s also a singer, having released a single with U.S. vault […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: World-leading high jump for Ivanyuk; Coleman 19.91, Taylor 58-10w in Hungary!

With the IAAF World Championships so late in the season, the European season has been especially busy with competitions, and excellent results. At the annual Istvan Gyulai Memorial – named for the former IAAF Secretary-General – in Szekesfehervar (HUN), there were multiple marks of note: ● Russia’s Ilya Ivanyuk won the men’s high jump with […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: De Grasse beats Coleman 19.91-19.97; Mayer and Thiam in Decastar Talence

A terrific 58th edition of the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava (CZE), despite a late rainstorm that dampened the later events on the program: ●...

ATHLETICS: Simbine braves the rain for 9.92 win at adidas Boost Boston

The unique “street meet” held in Boston was on Boylstron Street for 2019 and the temporary track proved pretty fast despite enough rain to leave puddles on the track, as shown by South Africa’s Akani Simbine. He showed excellent top-end speed to win the men’s 100 m in a season’s best of 9.92 (wind: +1.1 […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: More world leaders, including from Mondo Duplantis and Shaunae Miller-Uibo

There was a lot of action in addition to the Penn and Drake Relays, and the London Marathon over the weekend, including more world leaders: Men: ● Pole Vault: 5.94 m (19-5 3/4), Mondo Duplantis (SWE) Women: ● 100 m: 11.10 (=), Jenna Prandini (USA) ● 200 m: 22.53, Jenna Prandini (USA) ● 400 m: […]
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ATHLETICS Panorama: Six win streaks of note carry into 2019, and is the...

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) pays a lot of attention to statistics and it’s good that they do. Because of it, they can offer some unique storylines, such as five athletes who enter 2019 with winning streaks of 10 or more meets. They include: ● 29: Caster Semenya (RSA) in 800 m finals […]
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LANE ONE: Who’s the best? The IAAF is down to its top five...

Apart from the doping, politics, suspensions and court cases, there was some pretty good sport taking place in 2018. The awards are starting to be announced and one of the best of the year-end awards programs is the Athlete of the Year awards in track & field, presented annually in a big gala in Monaco, […]
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ATHLETICS: Remember Allyson Felix?

What’s happened to Allyson Felix? We didn’t see much of the six-time Olympic gold medalist in 2018; she ran just five times between late April and mid-June, with very modest results: 11.30 in the 100 m and 51.35 in the 400 m. But she has a plan and noted it a couple of days ago […]
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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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U.S. Anti-Doping in 2017: 9,936 tests, just 84 reported cases

TSX HEADLINES – for August 20, 2018: The United States Anti-Doping Agency issued its 2017 report and the details were remarkable: 9.936 tests and just 84 came back either with a violation or an initial adverse finding that is still being resolved. That’s a problem rate of 8/10ths of 1 percent, which is pretty good. […]
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U.S. Anti-Doping in 2017: 9,936 tests, just 84 reported cases

TSX HEADLINES – for August 20, 2018: The United States Anti-Doping Agency issued its 2017 report and the details were remarkable: 9.936 tests and just 84 came back either with a violation or an initial adverse finding that is still being resolved. That’s a problem rate of 8/10ths of 1 percent, which is pretty good. […]
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Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

Will 100 m co-world leader Noah Lyles be smiling after Saturday’s meet in Birmingham?TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet is tomorrow in Birmingham (GBR) at the Muller Grand Prix. It’s the final opportunity to qualify for the […]
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Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet is tomorrow in Birmingham (GBR) at the Muller Grand Prix. It’s the final opportunity to qualify for the big-money finals in Zurich (SUI) and Brussels (BEL) at the end of the […]
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As Calgary considers 2026, why should it bid for the Winter Games?

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 13, 2018: The Calgary City Council will re-consider the city’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Winter Games next week, and the question to be answered is why should it bid at all? One of the most respected members of the Olympic Movement is Canadian gold medalist and former Canadian Olympic […]
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As Calgary considers 2026, why should it bid for the Winter Games?

TSX HEADLINES – for Apr. 13, 2018: The Calgary City Council will re-consider the city’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Winter Games next week, and the question to be answered is why should it bid at all? One of the most respected members of the Olympic Movement is Canadian gold medalist and former Canadian Olympic […]
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