August 2012 Archives
Great news is, that after a five year absence, the LInz Gugl meet is back. Kirani James and Felix Sanchez impressed the fans. So did Cory Martin on the street shot put performances.
The post London track season is in full swing with Budapest and Linz on Monday, 20 August, Lausanne on Thursday, August 23 and AVIVA Birmingham on Sunday, August 26. And you will not believe next week!
Kirani James, London 400 meters, photo by PhotoRun.net
photo by PhotoRun.net
by Jon Gugala
August 16, 2012
Earlier today, RunBlogRun reported the leaving of 2012 Olympian Amy Hastings from the Mammoth Track Club, with a possible interest in the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, which would match her Brooks contract.
In an email sent to RBR within the last hour, Hastings confirmed her departure, saying, "I am extremely grateful for everything Terrence [Mahon, coach of MTC], the MTC, and the town of Mammoth [have] done for me but I feel that I am at a point in my life where I would like to make a change.
"I am currently looking for a new place to train but I have not made any final decisions as to where I am going yet."
While Hastings may have not decided officially, from an anonymous source in the HBDP camp, the source reported that Kevin Hanson, who with brother Keith founded and coaches the team in Rochester Hills, Mich., has informed the team of Hastings' interest in joining.
"[The Hansons] like her, but last I heard were awaiting approval from the women's team," the source said.
The source added that the chief thumbs-up had to come from 2012 Olympian in the marathon Desiree Davila. Seeing as how Davila was a teammate of Hastings at Arizona State University and that the pair has a close relationship, this seems a rubber-stamp decision.
The source was unsure of the possibility of the addition of two-time U.S. 5,000-meter bronze medalist Angela Bizzarri, who also has left MTC recently.
Stay with RBR as this story continues to develop.
Fred Lebow, Abel Kiviat, smiling and telling stories
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Amy Acuff, 2012 US Oly High Jump, photo by PhotoRun.net