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Ben True – The Lone Wolf
True has been incredibly successful training mostly on his own, without a coach watching his every move. He will be a favorite to make the Rio team later this summer.

Scrapping records would taint clean athletes
IAAF president Sebastian Coe said he was reluctant to scrap all world records in track and field for fear of tainting clean athletes.

The former Footlocker Champion had 4 stress fractures in 5 years while at Duke University. She is now healthy and recently qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials.

Edwin Moses looks back at his career, current state of track & field
Moses won 122 straight over nine years, nine months and nine days from the mid-1970s to the 1980s and broke the world record four times.

Mike Powell threatens to ‘slap’ anyone who suggests resetting world records
The American long jumper broke Bob Beamon’s 23-year-old mark when he leapt out to 8.95 meters at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.

IAAF: Blessing Okagbare
The Nigerian took the long jump silver and 200m bronze medals at the IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013.

Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein trains at GVSU
“A happy runner is a good runner, and like anything, you have to be happy in life.”

5 Questions With Kara Goucher
“I want people to know that I won’t back down and still continue to compete at the highest level of sport, and that I will keep fighting to make the sport clean and just.”

Meb Keflezighi will take to L.A. streets for Olympic trials
The Trials will be the first time Meb, a former Bruin, has run a marathon on the west coast and the first time he has raced on the streets of LA.

Ryan Hall, Fastest U.S. Distance Runner, Is Retiring
Hall has dealt with chronically low testosterone levels and fatigue so extreme, he says, that he can barely log 12 easy miles a week.

A look at the Hanson’s-Brooks Olympic Marathon Trials contenders
Desi Linden’s training has been solid. Bobby Curtis has been training better than ever, and watch out for Jake Riley.

German Silver Medalists, Roleder ready to roll again
In Beijing, she ran the “race of her life” in a personal best of 12.59 behind Jamaica’s Danielle Williams after winning bronze at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich the previous year.

Sonia O’Sullivan: Wiping out all world records not way forward
O’Sullivan wants athletes to break the code of silence. She wants to restore the importance of racing rather than chasing fast times.

Olympic Trials contender Matt Llano
Llano looks to break 2:10. If he is in sub 2:10 shape then he has a serious shot at making the Olympic team

Kenya’s Rudisha ready to go for repeat Olympic gold
Rudisha rebounded from a knee injury that took him out of most of 2013 and 2014 to win the world tile last year.

Females Better at Marathon Pacing
Women slowed down less than their male counterparts. A conservative start often results in a sprint finish.

UK Athletics in plan to scrap world records by back door
UKA would reset world records by changing track & field event rules.

Can Galen Rupp Pull Off a 10,000m and Marathon Double in Rio?
There is a week between the Rio 10k and the marathon. Dan Browne was the last American to do the double at the Athens Olympics.

Prize Money Aimed at Americans Helps Emerging Elites
In 2014, road race earnings by Americans totaled nearly $4 million ($1,946,648 for men and $2,037,405 for women), according to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS).

5 Questions With Olympic Hopeful Desi Linden
She says there are no shoe-ins in a marathon; you have to be on top of your game on race day.

Insanely Good Women’s Field Announced For 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon
The Champions From The 2015 Dubai, London, Berlin, Worlds, Chicago, and New York Marathons Will All Battle; Field Includes Five Sub-2:20 and Eight Sub-2:21 Women. Defending Champ Tigist Tufa, 2015 Major Champs Mary Keitany, Gladys Cherono & Mare Dibaba Will All Compete. WOAH!

Jenna Prandini reflects on year that was, Olympic year that could be.
Prandini won the Bowerman (college track and field’s Heisman) last month.

UK Athletics call for world records to be restarted in “Manifesto for Clean Athletics”
They claim a “new set of records based on performances in the clean athletics era” should be implemented in a bid to begin a new dawn for the sport, rocked by doping cover-ups and scandals.

World Mountain Running Champ Kasie Enman Discusses Sports Equality for Women within Running
Her new website has petitions to have women race the same distances as men in NCAA XC, World XC and World Mountain Running

Okagbare named FirstBank’s brand ambassador
Okagbare said she was excited to be working with FirstBank. “FirstBank is an iconic brand and an international institution with a proud heritage and pedigree of national development especially in the areas of sports and talent building.”

Married Couples Winning Olympic Gold Medals
It’s a rare feat, but Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton are both looking to bring home gold this year.

Portland House of Track Unveiled
Before it is moved to the Oregon Convention Center for the US Indoor Championships and World Indoor Championships, the track will get a few warm up races in a Portland warehouse, dubbed “The House of Track.”

Radcliffe’s selfish view on records wipe misses pointObviously Paula is against resetting the world records. Her marathon world record of 2:15:25 is one of those seemingly ‘untouchable’ records that has been scrutinized.

For Uganda All eyes will be on Kiprotich in ‘16
Ugandan’s will be looking at 2012 Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich to lead them again in 2016.

Kiyeng Eyes Gold in Rio After Good Run in Beijing
Hyvin Jepkemoi Kiyeng, the unlikely steeplechase world steeplechase champion, is out prove she is not a one-hit wonder.

Neely Spence Gracey Skipping Olympic Trials to Debut at Boston Marathon
Spence Gracey, 25, qualified for the trials after running an impressive 1:09:58 in November at the Philadelphia Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon.

How decathlon world record-holder Ashton Eaton became the best sportsperson on the planet
“What I would say is I’m just the best who has attempted it,” says Eaton. “Maybe there’s a great decathlete who is playing American football and could score 9500 points if he wanted.”

Mo Farah doesn’t regret racing Edinburgh XC
“It would have been better to have nice conditions,” Farah said. “But you have got to get out there and race. That’s part of athletics in any condition. The important thing is you race and mix it. I haven’t raced for so long.”

IAAF president Seb Coe backing plans to erase world records, says UK Athletics chief Ed WarnerUK Athletics has announced a campaign for clean athletics including resetting every single world record due to the sport’s doping crisis, and says it will seek to bring in a lifetime ban for any athlete guilty of a serious drugs violation.

Alberto Salazar remains an unpaid consultant to UK Athletics
UK Athletics have not ended their relationship with the American coach despite an ongoing investigation into doping allegations. Only Mo Farah will work with Salazar.

Ajee’ Wilson readying for major challenges

The 21-year-old Wilson was ranked Number 1 in the nation, and sixth in the world, in the 800 for 2015 even though she never ran a competitive step after the USATF National Championships late last June in Eugene, Oregon.

Gladys Cherono sets sights on London Marathon, Rio Olympics
Kenya’s Gladys Cherono won’t defend her World Half Marathon title on March 26 this year in Cardiff, Wales.

Chemos returns from injury, eyes Rio Olympics
Chemos was the first female Kenyan steeplechase world champion. She missed World’s last year due to an injury.

Dathan Ritzenhein feeling good about Olympic marathon trials
“The only thing from here, from a preparations standpoint, is a couple quality runs … because I feel where I could use a couple quality sessions and that time on your feet. And my taper will be a little shorter because I’ll be working with a good 10 weeks of solid training.” Ritz won’t leave Western Michigan until heading to LA for the race.

Garrett Heath Starts the Olympic Year off Right: With a Win Over Mo Farah
Heath has done workouts such as 12 x 1K, 6 x mile, or a 10-mile tempo run.

Chasing Canada’s 40-year-old marathon record
The marathon record of 2:10.09 held by Jerome Drayton is the oldest in Canada’s track and field record books.

Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang is set to begin his season in February with a half marathon.
Kipsang wants to run a spring marathon in April, either London or Boston.

Mo Farah’s anger at cross-country defeat will make him train harder
Farah said he was considering taking a shot at the world indoor 3,000m record when he returns to race in Glasgow in February after five weeks in Ethiopia.

Kara Talks 2016: The Time is Now
Goucher talks about 2016 as possibly her last shot and Oiselle’s 2016 theme of “woman up.”

SPIKES:Getting to know 110m hurdler, David Oliver
“I only started track aged 16 so I could improve my speed for American football. I started out quite late in my sophomore year at high school as a long jumper and a triple jumper, but although I was okay at triple jump I struggled at the long jump because I could never hit the board. My team-mates used to make fun of me and called me DJ Scratch!”