The USA 10k champs will be hosted by the Atlanta Track Club at their event, the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The Peachtree is the largest 10k in the country. This is the jewel in the crown of the Atlanta Track Club. It should be a fantastic event! It is on my bucket list.
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Two of our most promising American athletes, Ajee' Wilson and Drew Hunter, will be dueling at the Armory Track Invitational on February 3-4. Ajee' Wilson loves to race at the Armory, as does Drew Hunter. They are popular with the fans and young athletes as well. Be there!
Wlodarczyk gets the award
WARSZAWA (POL): Hammer World record holder and Olympic winner Anita Wlodarczyk won the Poland´s Sports Person of the Year Poll. She won in 82nd edition of the poll for first time. In third place discus thrower Piotr Malachowski. She is first athletics representative to win this Przeglad Sportowy poll since 2000. Malachowski immediately announced he will offer his award for charity. Top coach of the year was Wlodarczyk guide Krzysztof Kaliszewski. Newcomer of the year is javelin record holder Maria Andrejczyk. Shot put legend Tomasz Majewski was also awarded at the end of his career. In the category event of the year two from athletics two nominations were registered (World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz and Skolimowska Memorial in Warszawa) but the win went to European Handball Championships.
A smart note from the Boston Athletic Association on all the important dates in 2017 on their races and associated events. This is a great idea and all major events should do this! One thing is for certian, we will see you in Boston in April 2017!
Clayton Murphy moved from fine college runner Olympic bronze medalist in 2016. I remember watching the 800 meter final in Rio. I was in the BBC One radio area, which had the most tremendous view in the stadium. As Clayton Murphy charged up the final straight, he took control of the bronze medal position and won his first Olympic medal. It was exciting to witness Clayton Murphy elevate himself to one of the finest 800 meters in the world in 2016. It was fun watching him develop, as our columnist, David Hunter, had kept RunBlogRun readers updated on Clayton's development over the past few years. Now, Clayton Murphy is an Olympic bronzem medalist. Where does he go in 2017.
Well, one of the first places is the 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
Now, Clayton Murphy who last year raced from 800 meter to 1,500 meters, has now moved to the 3000 meters. He will be running the 3000 meters at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on January 28, 2017.
The 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will be an exciting meet. At 3.30 PM on January 28, 2017, the meet begins and nearly three hours of exciting track and field will ensue. Indoor track has the competiton close to the fans, which is what athletes love about it. Reggie Lewis has a great Mondo surface, where races are fast and furious. Great competitions, exciting races, that is what you will find at the Reggie Lewis Center on the last Saturday in January 2017.
The 3000 meter distance has been a favorite in Roxbury. From Dejen Gebremariam's one shoe victory, to Hagos Gebrhewit's 3000 meters indoor meet record.
How will Clayton Murphy do over 3000 meters? Well, this young man does not run dumb tactical races. If he can keep in contact, and if he is there with 200 meters to go, good luck, I am not betting against him.
Updated January 6, 2017
This is one of those zen interviews. A true Moment with Larry, before I noted them. Ashton Eaton would score a pb in 400 meter hurdles at the Glasgow DL on the next day, and I wanted to find out why he was focusing on the hurdles that summer of 2014.
This is one of those interviews that happens in a perfect storm.
New Balance Digital has launched their first wearable device, the NB Run IQ. NB cooperated with several of the top brands in technology to build this product. We saw a prototype in December and I am at the Consumer Electronics Show to see the product on January 5. More to come!
RunBlogRun opines: So, Gianni Merlo of AIPS sent Seb Coe an open letter on how he thought that all records should be scrapped in the sport to give the sport a new start. The IAAF has responded with the letter below.
I think that we have to take a deep breath, and look at the sport we love, and see the shit storm it has become, and then figure out what we have to change. Sometimes, organizations get so big, that they forget that, in the end, the organization is all made of humans, and humans screw up.
The letter from the IAAF is a step in the right direction. Watch for the next step.
The Diamond League season is one of my favorite parts of the season. I was fortunate to visit most of the meets in 2014 and 2015. In this second part of the fine series on the IAAF.org site by Mike Rowbottom, we learn about the highs and lows of performance in the 2016 season, before and after the Rio Olympic Games.
Enjoy the read, and remember, that the 2017 Diamond League season is only a mere four months off!