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Sports Couples That Should Be Made

Well, this is something that I first started thinking about yeeeeears ago. I reckon it all started back in Sydney 2000, when Maurice Greene and Marion Jones were kings of the sprint, and I thought to myself – “hey, they’re both American, handsome, competing in the same events (and owning them), and very similar in age (Greene was born in 74, Jones in 75) – why don’t they hook up and have awesome children with the perfect gene pool to become the next greatest sprinters?”. 2,529 more words


Huddle to race at Prefontaine Classic

Elmira native Molly Huddle will start her outdoor track season Saturday when she competes at the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Huddle, 30, will race in the 5,000-meter run against a field of world-class competitors in the Diamond League meet. 281 more words


Woman of the World: Tirunesh Dibaba Comes of Age

RUNNING TIMES (July/August 2006)

As Tirunesh Dibaba takes the track, it’s hard to reconcile her baby face and slight build with her fierce reputation. She’s the marquee distance runner at the 2006 Reebok Boston Indoor Games, a track meet known for distance races, and everyone in the packed Reggie Lewis Center is expecting her to break her own world record. 116 more words

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Fast Friday - What You Can Learn From 3 World Class Runners' Marathon Debuts

Mo Farah, Kenenisia Bekele, and Tirunesh Dibaba are three of the best distance runners in the World, not only today, but ever. Mo Farah is the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 5k and the 10k and has been virtually unbeatable at the distance since 2011. 64 more words


Pulling for World Records

In 2007 Tirunesh Dibaba broke her own world record for the indoor 5000m. She has gone on to break the outdoor 5000m world record as well. 190 more words


All-Time Top Medalists in the Athletics World Championships - Women

Ok, so now we’ve covered the men’s top medalists, it’s time to move on to the women. As you will see, in several ways the women’s situation is more intriguing than the men’s. 1,949 more words

Track & Field

Nothing wrong with Mo Farah's marathon run

You know you’ve gotten really good at what you do when the public starts expecting you to do the unexpected. That new level of pressure has now undeniably landed in the lap of British track star Mo Farah, whose eighth-place finish in last Sunday’s London Marathon — Farah’s first-ever marathon — is being treated like a huge disappointment and a major flop from one of the world’s best athletes. 683 more words