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The Warmup Lap | 8.24.12 - Lance Armstrong Drops His Case
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
The Warmup Lap | 8.1.12 - Nike's New 'Find Your Greatness' Commercial Is Fantastic
Talking about the newest commercial from Nike, a great "Find Your Greatness" ad.
The Warmup Lap | 7.13.12 - The Terrifying, Deadly Mount Marathon Race
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.
The Warmup Lap | 7.5.12 - Oscar Pistorius Olympic Bid News & Notes
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.
The Warmup Lap | 6.29.12 - Let's Talk About Galen Rupp
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.
The Warmup Lap | 6.22.12 - U.S. Olympic Team Trials In Track And Field Get Under Way
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!
The Warmup Lap | 6.21.12 - Barefoot Running & 50 States Of Marathons
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 Warmup Lap | 6.15.12 - USA Track & Field Olympic Uniforms Look Fast
The USA Track & Field uniforms for the 2012 Summer Olympics were unveiled on Thursday, highlighted by the golf ball-inspired Nike Pro TurboSpeed suit:
The Warmup Lap | 6.8.12 - Usain Bolt, Still very Fast
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.
The Warmup Lap | 6.7.12 - One Mile Sprint In Pitt Pays A Cool $4,000
Runnings news and notes for June 7, 2012.
The Warmup Lap | 6.4.12 - Happy National Running Day!
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!
And. We dropped the baton. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/H1H40TS6vi— FloTrack (@FloTrack) August 18, 2016
After filing a second appeal, USA’s Hassan Mead (@HassyHass35) has advanced to the #Rio2016 5,000-meter final, according to his agent.— Chris Chavez (@ChrisChavezSI) August 18, 2016
This is the moment Ezekiel Kemboi stepped out of the track and lost his #Rio2016 bronze medal. pic.twitter.com/GmCQFvmxsI— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) August 17, 2016