Norman runs third-fastest 200m in high school history on final day of USATF Juniors

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CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA -- The final day of the USATF Junior Championships did not disappoint, as Michael Norman (Murrieta, California) turned in the performance of a lifetime in the men’s 200m, highlighting 15 finals on the final day of the 2016 USATF Junior Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Norman runs into record books

Norman was superhuman on Sunday, turning in the third-fastest time in U.S. high school history with his 20.15 in the 200m finals. His time goes down as a meet record and the top junior time in the world this year, just .02 off the American junior record. sets him up well for a strong showing at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.

Hometown Hero Flanagan Sets American Record at B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital

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American Olympian Shalane Flanagan, Kenyan Daniel Chebii win sixth annual B.A.A. 10K titles - BOSTON – On a picture perfect summer day, Massachusetts native Shalane Flanagan cruised to an American record at the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital. Preparing for the Olympic Marathon later this summer, Flanagan motored her way to a time of 30:52, shattering both the national and event records. For the men, Daniel Chebii of Kenya won his American road racing debut in 27:55. In total, 7,805 participants finished this year's B.A.A. 10K, the largest in event history. The B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital, is an IAAF Bronze Label road race.

"There's just nothing better than hearing the chants of 'Go USA!'" said Flanagan, describing what it meant to set an American record in her home city. "There's just nothing better than running at home before we go and represent our country in Rio.

Top teenagers take center stage at USATF Juniors

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CLOVIS, California – Veterans Memorial Stadium is set to host yet another stellar championship meet as the 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships head to Central California, June 24-26. Boasting the nation’s premier junior athletes competing for a spot on Team USA, the championship serves as the selection meet for the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, July 19-24.

Athletes ranging from ages 14-19 from around the United States are registered to compete in the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, including hundreds of collegiate and high school superstars. Fans can watch the action live daily on USATF.TV +PLUS. The broadcast will begin each day with the first scheduled running event. Live webcast and on-demand videos for all three days will only be available with a USATF.TV +PLUS subscription (sign up here).

Jared Ward Wins Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon in Olympic Tune-Up

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Samuel Golitom Hadgu and Sophia Liu place first in the men’s and women’s marathon; Kara Ford wins the women’s half marathon - SEATTLE – June 18, 2016 - Since its founding, Seattle has been given many nicknames, but the one that really resonated with runners at Saturday’sAlaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon was Emerald City. With ideal temperatures in the 60s and cloudy skies, Washington’s most-populous region showed off its beautiful early-summer green hues for thousands of participants who got to take in a mixture of urban views of Seattle’s downtown, as well as stunning vistas along the city’s Lake Washington.

The courses for both the half marathon and marathon this year were revamped with the start kicking off within sight of the city’s iconic Space Needle and the finish taking place at the home of the Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field.

Murphy runs third-fastest U.S. prep 1500m at adidas Boost Boston Games

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BOSTON -- The adidas Boost Boston Games started with a bang Friday night at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, as prepster Kate Murphy ran the third-fastest HS 1500m of all time to highlight the action.

Murphy (Burke, Virginia) wrote her name down in the history books Friday, cruising to the adidas Dream 1500m victory in 4:07.21, easily recording a new personal best. Murphy led from the gun and never looked back, winning decisively by nearly seven seconds. Murphy now ranks third in U.S. high school history behind Mary Cain (2013 - 4:04.62) and Alexa Efraimson (2014 - 4:07.05). Murphy will be a senior at Lake Braddock High School this fall.

‘RusAF has not met reinstatement conditions’ – IAAF Council Meeting, Vienna

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The 204th IAAF Council Meeting was held today at the Grand Hotel Wein in Vienna, Austria. The meeting was attended by 25 members of the 27-strong Council and chaired by IAAF President Sebastian Coe.

This session of Council was an extraordinary meeting held principally to give the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) a further opportunity to satisfy the Reinstatement Conditions for IAAF Membership ahead of the forthcoming European Championships in Amsterdam and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

IAAF Taskforce – RusAF update

Rune Andersen, the independent chairperson of the IAAF Taskforce which is monitoring the verification process delivered a report which made four separate unanimous recommendations to Council.