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The USADA is expected to strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles (apparently they can do that?) and ban him for life (... from a sport he retired from two years ago, but ok, sure). Also, this would make ineligible to compete in (most) tria
Talking about the newest commercial from Nike, a great "Find Your Greatness" ad.
From the Seward City News' Carol Griswold -- via Deadspin -- comes this absolutely terrifying photo of runner Penny Assman, a 34-year-old MEDEVAC helicopter pilot, falling off a cliff during the Mount Marathon Race in Alaska.
Oscar Pistorius is a big story right now. Born without fibulas, Pistorius runs on carbon-fiber blades that are called Cheetahs. Thanks to South Africa, he will now have the opportunity to compete in the 2012 London Olympics in the 400 meter dash.
Then Thursday night, he won the 5,000m (though in much closer fashion, just nipping Bernard Lagat by just 0.15 seconds), and in the process broke a U.S. Trials record in the event -- a trials record previously held by Steve Prefontaine. With the win, Rupp became the first man to successfully complete the 5,000m/10,000m double at the U.S. Olympic Trials since Curtis Stone did it 1952.
Yes, technically, the trials began Thursday night, with HammerTime (the hammer throw finals), but Friday is the official start, with the opening ceremonies in the afternoon and then the men's and women's 10,000m finals at night (9:45 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. ET, respectively. Here are some words I wrote about the races at SBNation.com!
Happy Thursday! It's going to be a cool 99 degrees in Washington, D.C. today. I went running last night when it was around 95, and it wasn't THAT bad - I do have a lot of experience running in Arizona summers, but it's always a bit jarring to run in high heat.
The USA Track & Field uniforms for the 2012 Summer Olympics were unveiled on Thursday, highlighted by the golf ball-inspired Nike Pro TurboSpeed suit:
Bolt narrowly edged countryman Asafa Powell in the 100-meter sprint Thursday night at the Diamond League meet in Oslo, Norway, winning in a time of 9.79 seconds. Powell finished second, in 9.85.
Runnings news and notes for June 7, 2012.
Happy National Running Day, you guys! It's June 6, a day on which definitely nothing else happened, the first Wednesday in June, which means it's National Running Day!