The first 6 members of the USA Track & Field team were named this weekend at the Olympic Marathon Trials. The day was hot and the races were intense. I dug into the finishing times and places a bit.
Qualifying for the Olympic Marathon Trials is supposed to be the hard part…not coming up with the money to get yourself to the actual race. Not only do all “B” qualifiers, which includes some serious Olympic contenders – Kara Goucher, Galen Rupp, Diego Estrada to name a few – have to pay for airfare and lodging, every athlete – A & B – has to pay a race fee.
Track and Field 2016. What I hope to see, 2 predictions, and what I look forward to in 2016. Quick note – I have no authority and little to zero influence over anything in the running world, but thanks for reading anyway! Joe BosshardJoe is a former University of Colorado runner with a penchant for […]
This week’s Throwback Thursday is two of the best track races ever run. In a Q&A with Athletics Weekly, the great Haile Gebrselassie was asked, of all his achievements what was his favorite memory? He responded with two memories.
USATF released the qualifying standards for the 2016 Olympic Track & Field Trials. The trials will take place July 1-10 in Eugene, Oregon. I went as a spectator to the trials in 2012. It remains one of the best meets I’ve ever attended and I’ve been to a whole bunch of meets. Here are the […]
Today the IAAF announced that they have relaxed the Olympic entry standards, bumping 14 American track athletes into qualifying marks. This means we are all closer to being Olympians. “At the IAAF Council Meeting on 26 November, changes to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games entry standards in 17 events were approved. The International Olympic Committee have […]
Oh sweet relief. After announcing earlier this week that athletes or their countries will have to pay for air conditioning in their dorm rooms, Rio Olympic organizers announced that they have reversed their decision. Organizers are still making drastic cuts in an effort to balance the budget of $1.9 billion USD. For instance, there will […]