Track and Field

Brooks Running Moves the PR Invitational Outdoors and to June!

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When we told you 2014 was going to be a big year for Brooks, we weren’t kidding.
·         We turn 100 years old this year.
·         We signed Nick Symmonds to the Brooks Beasts Track Club.
·         We start sponsoring the Mt. SAC Relays and XC Invite!
And… drumroll… we’re hosting the fastest high school track meet in the country- the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational.

Brooks Running Company Jumpstarts 100th Year with a Clear Focus on the Future of Run, Signing Olympian Nick Symmonds

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Brooks welcomes the No. 1 800m runner in the U.S. and deepens its commitment to competitive running - Seattle – Jan. 2, 2014 –  Brooks Running Company, the leader in performance run, celebrates the start of its centennial year by solidly investing in the future of the run, adding Olympian Nick Symmonds to its roster of sponsored athletes. Symmonds joins the Brooks Beasts Track Club (TC), a middle distance, Seattle-based training group formed last year by Brooks to set a new standard for racing, team, culture and spirit on and off the track.

 “Brooks makes a commitment to support its athletes through the good times and the bad,” said Nick Symmonds, No. 1 800m runner in the U.S. “After visiting the Brooks headquarters and meeting with many employees and my new teammates, I know Brooks and I share similar goals and values.”

With the addition of Symmonds to the Brooks Beasts TC, Brooks continues to build on its unique vision for sponsored athletes, creating training groups where teamwork and culture on and off the track are celebrated as much as individual success and accolades. In addition to the Beasts, the company also sponsors the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project, a training group that has produced two Olympians to date.

World Indoor Championships to return to U.S. in 2016

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MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Portland, Oregon, will host the 2016 World Indoor Track & Field Championships after the IAAF Council on Friday voted to bring the meet back to the U.S. for the first time since 1987.

USATF President Stephanie Hightower, USATF CEO Max Siegel, and TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna presented the joint Portland bid to the IAAF Council on Friday morning in Monaco. Birmingham, England, also bid for the event.

The 2016 World Indoor Championships will mark the first time a World Athletics Series (WAS) event has been held in the United States since the World Cross Country Championships in 1992.

Defar and Bondarenko dazzle in Zurich – IAAF Diamond League

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Meseret Defar’s outstanding 5000m win over her compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba and Bohdan Bondarenko bringing the Letzigrund Stadium to a standstill as he attempted again to improve the High Jump World record provided the highlights of the first of this season’s IAAF Diamond League finals on Thursday (29).

The pair were run close by the 1500m win by Kenya’s Silas Kiplagat and Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s sizzling 200m win.

Will Bonderenko be Bolt's lightning conductor in Zurich? - IAAF Diamond League

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Despite a plethora of recently crowned World champions taking part in the first of this year’s IAAF Diamond League finals in Zurich on Thursday (29), if there is one person who has the potential to usurp the modern phenomenon that is Usain Bolt then that man may be Bohdan Bonderenko.

The lanky Ukrainian high jumper returns to Switzerland where back in early July he advertised for the first time that Javier Sotomayor’s 20-year-old World record of 2.45m was now finally, perhaps, living on borrowed time.