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Mary Cain Shows a Talent Far Beyond Her Years at Nationals
By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated
DES MOINES, Iowa‰ÛÓThere will soon be a powerful urge in the world of U.S. track and field to envision what 17-year-old Mary Cain
can be on some future night in some distant stadium against great
middle distance runners from faraway lands. She is so young now, yet
already so fast and improving more swiftly than even those closest to
her had ever imagined. Her talent runs historically deep, and yet it has
scarcely been explored. The temptation crawls up behind the sport and
taps it on the shoulder, begging to be acknowledged, because it has been
so long since an American woman was the very best in those races, and
because all sports are beset by the curse of projection, where today is
never worth embracing when tomorrow can be imagined. Continue reading at
Broadneck Alum Centrowitz Finishes First in Crowded 1500 Final
From the Baltimore Sun
Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck) won a jam-packed 1500 meter final at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The 23-year-old from Annapolis won the
event in 3 minutes, 45.17 seconds, beating out five other runners by
less than a second. “In my head, I said, ‘Dominate the final,’ and
that’s what I set out to do,” said Centrowitz, who took the lead with
less than 70 meters remaining. “I didn’t really glance back.” Continue reading at
Olympic Hero Leo Manzano in Search of Sponsorship
By Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated
MOINES‰ÛÓThere are 19 billboard-sized Nike swooshes affixed to the
concrete walls and iron railings encircling the outer boundary of the
running track at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships
this weekend at Drake Stadium. There are four more swooshes placed on
the infield, including one that is strategically placed at the finish
line to appear in any photograph or video captured at the conclusion of a
race. There are other sponsorship totems present within the stadium
walls, but no corporate symbol is more ubiquitous here than the swoosh,
and it is not close. There is, however, one place you will not see a
swoosh this weekend: On the uniform of 2012 Olympic 1500 meter silver
medalist Leo Manzano. Continue reading at
Comeback Kid Treniere Moser Leaves the Retirement Plans Behind
By Ken Goe, The Oregonian
Treniere Moser
is so tough and stubbornly determined that when she fell on the home
straight of the 1500 semifinals at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, she
crawled across the finish line. But guts and determination take an
athlete only so far, by the close of the 2012 outdoor season Moser ‰ÛÓ
formerly Treniere Clement ‰ÛÓ could see the end. She was 30. She hadn’t
broken her personal record in the 800 since 2005 or in the 1500 since
2006. She won the last of her three U.S. championships in 2007. “I was
putting a lot into it and I was getting nothing in return,” Moser said.
“It was just really hard, because I pride myself on being a hard worker
and it was just not showing at all. I thought it was me. I thought my
best days were over.” Except it wasn’t, and they aren’t. Continue reading at

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