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INDIANAPOLIS -- Suzy Powell (Modesto, California) set an American record in the women’s discus throw on April 14, 2007 and was voted by fans as winner of the fourth USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award. In the absence of competition during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking a weekly look back at some of the great efforts by American track and field athletes through the years.

“When you see marathon people training and you see the results, you don't know what's inside those results,” runner Eliud Kipchoge says. “Many things are going on behind the scenes. Don't miss the training in the morning and the evening, because the body is counting.”

Race Organizers Determined to Deliver 44th Running of Bloomsday - Spokane, WA—Each May for the past 43 years, Spokane has welcomed the coming of spring and the sense of rebirth through the personal journeys of thousands of Bloomies through the streets of Spokane. This year, when COVID-19 began to make its way into our consciousness, we at Bloomsday worked with our local health officials, clinging to the hope that we could keep our first Sunday in May date alive. However, developments which have come at lightning speed over the past few days have made it crystal clear that it will be impossible to hold Bloomsday as planned.

Remember the Great Recession? - It wasn’t that very long ago, starting in December of 2007 and lasting until early summer of 2009. The stock market was a mess, homes were foreclosed in droves, and amidst all the misery and uncertainty, what the running industry called the Second Running Boom (the first began in the late 1970s, another time of profound economic hardship) was born.

Relays officials and Drake University plan to reschedule the 2020 event - Drake University has postponed the 2020 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom along with related special events and programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 111th edition of the event was scheduled for April 22–25 at Drake Stadium.


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