Posted by donmclean on 2016/3/14 11:00:12 (278 reads)

Paul Broneer provides Foothill Bests

Matthew Nali/SCV Hurdles delivers top ten, all-time Foothill hurdlers by school. Boys. And girls.

Slowing down? Try a brain zap.

Deadspin trashes Coe, Cronyism, Corruption, IAAF...

WaPo: The federal government no longer cares about disclosing public information

Brenda Martinez tweets: It's odd that the fittest athletes in the world are also the sickest! "Meldonium"

Lananna and Co fan new life into indoor athletics

NY Post: Forget Zen. Stress is Best

Harvard Business Review: 5 Steps to Investing Your Energy More Wisely

Probably sooner or later, world's greatest sprinter: Wayde van Niekerk ...Video here and here.

Vashti Cunningham received an invitation from the IAAF to compete in the World Indoor Champis.

The incredible athleticism of Vashti Cunningham. She leaped about five inches higher than the NCAA Indoor Champ. ...If she likes rain and wants the best t&f college...

Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run

T&FN: The 10 Biggest Surprises Of The Weekend. I agree, though he fails to mention Shannon Murakami and the West Ranch 4 x 800 girls.

Q&A with Vin Lananna. About how to get butts in seats.


Posted by donmclean on 2016/3/13 5:34:20 (203 reads)

St. Patrick's 5K results.

St. Patrick's 5K, March, 2011, at Central Park video.

Redondo Invitational results. ...Bob Binnie provides the photos.

Matthew Nali/SCV Hurdles: 2016 Foothill League Best

Oregon sweep men's and women's titles at NCAA Indoor Champs. Devon Allen knocked down every hurdle. Video.

On a roll. Shannon Murakami wins and PRs at the Ben Brown Invitational, a 4:41.98 mile.

Must see. Men's 1500, USATF Indoor Champs

More heroics. Vashti Cunningham, 1.99M, 6'6 1/4. Best jump in the world this year. ...Ken Goe writes: She didn't get a qualifying mark for the World Indoor prior to the close of the qualifying window. The IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations, the ruling body for international track & field) could still invite her to participate in the world meet. ...They would be crazy not to. ...BTW, Don writes, her jump last night was higher than the collegiate record, only an inch under the American record.

Post 5000 interview/video with Shannon Murakami

In case you were wondering... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials - Qualifying Standards


Posted by donmclean on 2016/3/12 13:52:53 (195 reads)

Partial Redondo results. ...Post race interview with the girls 4 x 800 winning team from West Ranch

Hart @ Ventura Invitational results.

Big shoutout to Shannon Murakami, winning Oxy with a 15:54.08, second best ever 5000 by a SCV female (only Lauren Fleshman ran faster), and to Abigail Frankian, an impressive 35:48.46 in the 10,000.

Austin O'Neil ran a 4:00.743 mile anchor for the UCLA DMR team at NCAA Indoor Championships.

Bob Binnie provides Redondo photos.

Remembering Sarah Sumpter

Assessing A Recruit's Parent

Buzzfeed: Cheat Sheets For Every Kind Of Workout

How good is Shannon Murakami at this point? Damn good, as a matter of fact. Her 15:54 translates into a 9:15 in the 3000. ...Consider.


Posted by donmclean on 2016/3/11 13:39:16 (229 reads)

Five Events You Gotta Watch at USATF Indoor Champs

Start of the avalanche? Story. ...between 29 and 34 per cent of the 1,800 athletes competing at the 2011 World Championships had confidentially admitted to violating anti-doping rules. Story.

Banned or not, if you're taking stuff designed to treat heart failure, you know you're cheating. ~David Oliver, twice a gold medalist, World Championships

Vern Gambetta: Last Week in Oregon – Observations & Lessons

Oregon Track Club 5K results.

Is Ecstasy Right For You?

LAT: 55% of California adults are diabetic or prediabetic

Alex Hutchinson: When Do Athletes Get Sick?

NYT: Pharmaceutical Quest for an Edge

Canyons, Master's, Shannon Murakami, and Brandon Jauregui compete today at the Oxy Distance Carnival. Results.

Canyon, Saugus, Golden Valley, West Ranch, and Valencia today at the rainy Redondo Invitational. ...Hart @ Ventura Invitational. ...Everyone else is expected to toe the line tomorrow at the St. Patrick's 5K in downtown Mentryville.




Posted by donmclean on 2016/3/8 14:47:32 (199 reads)

Excellent: 5 Ways to Get Kids Into Nature

Jay Johnson: Supplemental Training For Distance Runners. Meb does about two hours daily on such exercises.

Maria Sharapova explains why she failed drug test at Australian Open. Video. I'm guessing her "family doctor" practices differently than yours and mine. ...Russian athletes! ...Her comments are as transparently phony as those from our presidential candidates. ...Even Nike instantly cut her loose. ...Gets instant induction into the Lance Armstrong Hall of Fame.

Alex Hutchinson: The muscle-building power of milk vs. beef after a workout: Which is better?

How many steps daily is enough? Read.

Doris Brown Heritage was the first woman to run a sub-5 minute mile indoors, clocking 4:52. For a time, she held every women’s national and world record from 440 yards up through one mile. More. ...Video.

2016 Daily News Track and Field Preview:

Ban Gatlin, Gay from Rio says US runner Montano

What is Meldonium? The drug behind Maria Sharapova’s positive test

Daily Relay: The Monday Morning Run


Posted by donmclean on 2016/3/7 14:24:09 (265 reads)

The Always Hungry Teenage Boy

Spikes: Strike a Pose, Portland. Track doesn't have to be boring.

Video: Shannon Rowbury Reflects on 1500 final at the 2012 Olympics

Eric Sondheimer/LAT: Time for coaches and parents to stop athletes' bad behavior

After 30 years of trails and ultrarnning... 15 Lessons.

Paul Broneer: Foothill Bests - Mar 7, 2016

Matthew Nali, assistant coach at Hart, is also doing good work with SCV Hurdles.

New ARD report alleges very little has changed in Russia. Story.

Vashti Cunningham, a senior at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, is the top-ranked outdoor high jumper in the world right now. Story.

Watch Carl Stromberg break Santa Clarita Runner's 3000 club record. Here. ...Same meet. Read about, watch 98 year old guy break world record in the 1500. Here.

The Telegraph: Lord Sebastian Coe will ‘face ridicule if he lifts Russia ban’.

IAAF Championships put Portland in front of world. ...We already paid for our hotel room, about 30% higher than usual at that hotel.

Alysia Montano wants to be hopeful... Story.


Posted by donmclean on 2016/3/6 10:45:18 (250 reads)

SCV Invitational results.

Wade Bell, sub four guy at UO, talks about Bill Bowerman.

IAAF Indoor World Champs stat book here.

NYT: Money Given to Kenya, Since Stolen, Puts Nike in Spotlight

Valencia and Saugus at the Ventura Tri Meet results. It should show up as a pdf download.

NYT: March Madness. The obscene corruption in D1 sports continues. ...More.

Russia still violating IAAF rules over doping: ARD report. ...Ban 'em!

No good deed goes unpunished. Story. ...No CVS in OR. So much for my boycott.


Posted by donmclean on 2016/3/5 16:08:47 (300 reads)

The Machine: Brian Zabilski's run to the Pan-American Championships

What is Melodonium/Mildronate? The latest drug of choice for cheaters.

NYT: The Best Exercises to Improve Balance

LAT: Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

Emma Coburn is Optimistic About the Future

WSJ: How Your Supplements Interact With Prescription Drugs. Ask your doctor if...

RW: How Tainted Was the Women’s 1500 in London?

Older Runners Are Smarter

Why Oregon is green

Cool video. Eric Avila, CA 3200 champ, sub four guy, now on trails in Portland. Here.

Ken Goe writes: TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna said... he hoped to make Hayward Field the permanent home for the NCAA's Division I meet.

Canyons @ Cal-State Invite results.

Golden Valley @ Amat Relays results.

Bob Binnie was at Canyon and provides 112 photos. ...Thanks, Bob. I especially liked the shots of the skinny runner-looking guy heaving the shot. ...Confession. I want to heave the javelin.

Bob is friendly with Chaminade. Here's another 33 photos.


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