• Historic Medal Sweeps for Team USA

    BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- A pair of gold-silver sweeps in the men’s 110m hurdles and women’s 800 and a dominant performance in the women’s 100 meters in three consecutive races to conclude the evening pushed Team USA to the top of the medal table Thursday at the end of day three of the IAAF World U20 Championships at Zawisza Stadium.

    From the first step of the men’s 110m hurdles final, Marcus Krah(Durham, North Carolina) was in control, and he never relinquished his lead as he blasted to a 13.25 to lead a 1-2 U.S. finish. Amere Lattin(Missouri City, Texas) was out quickly, just behind Krah, and he overcame a tough middle portion of his race to come back and outlean Japan’s Takumu Furuya for the silver in 13.30. It was the first 110H sweep ever for the U.S. at the World U20s.

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  • New Balance 5th Avenue Mile to Feature Olympians and Runners of All Ages and Abilities

    Rio-bound Team New Balance stars, including four-time 5th Avenue Mile champion Jenny Simpson and five-time 3000m steeplechase national champion Emma Coburn, to compete in race; World’s most iconic road mile race to be streamed live on USATF.tv and to include specialty heats for youth, seniors, and NYPD/FDNY  - NEW YORK (July 21, 2016) —The most iconic road mile race in the world will return to New York City’s most prestigious thoroughfare for its 26th running on Saturday, September 3, with Team New Balance Olympians Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn set to lead the way at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, it was announced today by New York Road Runners.

    “Bringing in professional athletes such as Jenny and Emma – both Team New Balance Olympians – to race a historic 20-block stretch of New York City is a terrific way to kick off the inaugural New Balance 5th Avenue Mile,” said Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road Runners and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. “New York Road Runners and New Balance share a powerful commitment to helping athletes and giving back to the communities they are a part of, and we are excited to partner with USATF.tv to ensure fans everywhere will have the chance to watch the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile.”

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  • Lyles Speeds to First U.S. Gold in Bydgoszcz

    BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- Noah Lylesclaimed the title of Fastest Current Teenager on Earth, winning the 100 meters at the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships on Wednesday at Zawisza Stadium.

    Lyles (Alexandria, Virginia), who set an American Junior record in the 200m at the Olympic Trials, got out of the blocks well and moved away from the field over the final 20 meters to run 10.17 in the final as he claimed the first gold for Team USA in Bydgoszcz.

    Matching Bronson Osborn’s feat in the men’s shot put from day one, Alyssa Wilson(Toms River, New Jersey) claimed bronze in the women's shot put with a mark of 16.33m/53-7 on her only legal throw of the competition in round two. Elena Bruckner (San Jose, California) placed seventh with a mark of 15.73m/51-7.25.

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  • Seven Advance on Day One IAAF World Under-20 Championships Morning Session

    BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- Seven Americans, five men and two women, advanced during the opening session of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships on Tuesday morning at Zawisza Stadium.

    Bronson Osborn(Anaheim, California) and Adrian Piperi III(The Woodlands, Texas) started the day strong for Team USA in men’s shot put (6 kilogram) qualification as they each surpassed the automatic qualifying mark (19.40 meters/63-7.75) with their second throws.

    Osborn tossed the fifth best qualifying mark: 19.63m/64-5. Piperi -- the 2015 World U18 Champion in Cali, Columbia -- had the fifth best qualifier: 19.57m/64-2.5..

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  • Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele duel on Berlin’s world record course

    The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will see a duel of superstars Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele on 25th September. While Kenya’s Kipsang has already won Germany’s most prestigious road race, clocking a world record of 2:03:23 in 2013, it will be the first time that Ethiopia’s Bekele competes on the roads in Germany. Kipsang’s world record was broken a year later in Berlin when fellow-Kenyan Dennis Kimetto ran 2:02:57, which is still unsurpassed. The BMW-BERLIN MARATHON will be the first autumn race in the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) series which also comprises Tokyo, Boston, London, Chicago and New York. The race has Gold Label status, the highest category awarded by the IAAF.

    Wilson Kipsang joined an illustrious group of runners when he broke the world record at the 2013 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with his time of 2:03:23. With that achievement Kipsang, now 34, contributed to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON’s status as the fastest marathon in the world. A record total of nine world records have been broken in this race. Following his world record win in 2013, Wilson Kipsang went on to triumph in his two subsequent marathons, winning in London in 2014 and New York the same year.

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