Track and Field

Silver medal for Vivian Cheruiyot as Almaz Ayana runs a world record to win the women's 10,000m in Rio

Written by Justin Lagat.

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Vivian Cheruiyot is the Kenyan Pocket Rocket, in my mind. Winning her first medal as a Youth in 1999, over the 3000 meters, taking the bronze in 9:04.42, Vivian Cheruiyot has competed in every major champs since 2000, where she was 14th in the 5000 meters! Her gold in Beijing 2015 in the 10,000m last year gave her hopes for 2016. In London 2012, Vivian was silver in the 5000 meters and bronze in the 10,000 meters.

Almaz Ayana dominates Olympic 10,000 meters in 29:17.45 WR!

Written by RunBlogRun.com.

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Almaz Ayana has just destroyed the World Record in the 10,000 meters, running 29:17.45 to take over 14 seconds off the World Record set by Wang Junxia of China nearly 23 years ago!

USATF men take aim at Olympic glory

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RIO DE JANEIRO – Led by defending gold medalists Ashton Eaton and Christian Taylor, the next generation of USATF stars combine with experienced veterans to comprise the men’s Olympic Track & Field Team. Competition begins at Olympic Stadium on Friday, August 12.

News From Around the World - EME NEWS (AUG 11, 2016) - RIO SPECIAL

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LET THE GAMES (ATHLETICS) BEGIN - RIO DE JANEIRO (GBR): The athletics is here, the number one sport of the Games. We have the same number of events (47) as in London. In London 4 World records were registered (before that Beijing: 5, Athens: 2, Sydney: 0 (first games without WR since 1948), Atlanta: 2, also 5 WR in Seoul 1988 and 6 WR in Moscow 1980).  London Olympics results level was far higher than at previous two Olympics. Based on All-Athletics.com scoring London got 195 146 points over Beijing 191 749 and Athens 190 871. World leading mark was achieved 30 times.

Team USA women ready for action in Rio

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RIO DE JANEIRO - With by far the largest single team of any federation or sport at the 2016 Olympic Games, Team USA will look to find its fortunes on the track and in the field when competition begins at Olympic Stadium on Friday, August 12.

Team USA’s women’s delegation poses a formidable front. Allyson Felix, Jenn Suhr and Brittney Reese highlight the roster as individual 2012 Olympic gold medalists. The USA women’s relays swept to gold in 2012, including a world record in the 4x100m relay that featured both Felix and Tianna Bartoletta, who will compete in the 100 meters and long jump.