Ten things to remember from the USATF Championships

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TSX HEADLINES – for June 25, 2018: This is an off-year in track & field, with no World Championships or Olympic Games, so why bother with the U.S. National Championships in Des Moines?

Because big things still happen when the best in the U.S. get together.

And it did, even with final-day thunderstorms interrupting the meet for three hours on Sunday. There were world-leading performances from sprinter Noah Lyles and hammer thrower DeAnna Price, but also new stars just coming into their own.

Like these people: Shelby Houlihan, Jenna Prandini, Reggie Jagers (pictured), Maggie Ewen and more.

Who are they? Check out our list of 10 things to remember from this year’s USATF Nationals in our Lane One commentary, plus a massive weekend of worldwide sport in this 31-page issue:

(1) THE BIG PICTURE: Italy is supposed to nominate its 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid city or cities soon, but will the country’s new, anti-establishment government really make a bid?

(2) WORLD CUP: Other than the embarrassment furnished by Poland, Europe has carved out a 17-6-5 record in the World Cup – 15-4-3 if you remove the intra-Euro games – and may get 10 of the 16 knock-out round spots!

(3) ATHLETICS: Full coverage of the 2018 USATF National Championships in Des Moines, including a distance double not achieved on the track since 2000!

(4) CYCLING: It was about time that Coryn Rivera won the U.S. Pro Road Race Championships …. and she finally did! But not by much; the story of how a teammate get her to the finish line in Knoxville.

(5) WRESTLING: Huge final weekend of qualifying for USA Wrestling, finalizing its Greco-Roman and Freestyle teams in separate events in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Check out who made the teams!

This issue includes SCOREBOARD reports on Football ~ Athletics ~ Athletics ~ Beach Volleyball ~ Canoe-Kayak ~ Cycling ~ Modern Pentathlon ~ Rowing ~ Triathlon ~ Water Polo ~ Wrestling, plus AGENDA, our exclusive calendar of upcoming international events!

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