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An Open Letter To A First-Time Cross Country Runner

by John Barbour Dear High School Freshman, I understand that you’re considering trying out for cross country. Good. Do it. Don’t wait.  Go see the coach. Today. Because when you become a cross country runner you become not only part of a truly great New England athletic tradition, but you …

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Remember Amory Rowe? She’s Now on USATF’s Board of Directors

Amory Rowe Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors Indianapolis -Amory Rowe Salem, Founder & Executive Director of In the Arena has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.   “Amory’s experience …

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Lightening Strikes Twice

Usain Bolt stuck once again in Berlin, adding the 200m word record to his recent 100m world record…and by the same .11 margin. Bolt’s time of 19.19 eclipses the WR he set in Beijing by .11. Bolt commented that his form was going backwards and that maybe next time he …

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Lagat, Lomong, Manzano Speak on 1500 Final

2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships Day 5 Team USA evening quotes Bernard Lagat (Tuscon, Ariz.), Men’s 1,500 meters bronze medalist   That was the hardest box ever. This is a box that was happening a little too close to the finish. Normally, when it happens, with 300 meters to go, you can …

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US Quotes at Worlds on Day 5 (Wed)

2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships Day 5 Team USA morning quotes  Jen Rhines (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.), Women’s 5,000 meters   I felt really good out there. I’m pleased to get this run through. Now it’s time to get ready for Saturday. I looked at the clock before the heat and I made …

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Sanya Richards Wins 400M Gold; US Medal Winners

Richards wins 400m gold, Clement defends hurdles title at World Championships BERLIN – Sanya Richards won a long sought after individual 400m gold medal and Kerron Clement held on to his world hurdles crown Tuesday evening at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at the 1936 Olympic Stadium in …

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