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News & Notes - Thursday, September 7, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS -- Two-time Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor added another piece of hardware to his trophy haul, capturing the coveted 2016 Diamond League trophy with his victory at the Weltklasse Zürich on Thursday, September 1 at Stadium Letzigrund.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut -- Deep fields led to dramatic finishes Labor Day morning at the USATF 20 km Championships, as Olympian Leonard Korir and Aliphine Tuliamuk each scored big wins in New Haven, Connecticut, hosted by the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race.
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT -- USATF Running Circuit veteran Christo Landry looks to extend his substantial lead in the overall standings on Monday at the USATF 20 km Championships, hosted by the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race in New Haven, Connecticut, while both Janet Bawcom and Brianne Nelson hope to improve upon their second and third place efforts at last year’s event.
News and Notes - August 31, 2016
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games was one for the ages for Team USA. Historic “first” medals, American and Olympic records and a deluge of newfound medals in the middle- and long-distance events marked a dominating U.S. performance.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) went the distance at the Rio Olympic Games, winning bronze in the men’s marathon to become just the fifth American man to medal in the marathon this century. Rupp, who finished fifth last week in the 10,000m final, coasted through the closing steps of the Sambódromo to finish his second career marathon in 2:10:05.
RIO DE JANEIRO – An old rhyme indicates that on her wedding day, for good luck a bride should wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 9
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- A continuation of Team USA’s stunning distance success teamed with traditional relay dominance Saturday night at Olympic Stadium as Matthew Centrowitz and the 4x400m relays won from the front. Paul Chelimo of the U.S. Army, meanwhile, won a silver medal in the 5000m, briefly lost it, then had it restored. By the end of the night, Team USA had pushed its medal total to 31, and Allyson Felix earned her ninth, tying her as the most-decorated female track athlete in Olympic history.
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