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STAMFORD, Conn. – May 8, 2020 – Beginning Monday, May 11, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present 11 weeks of 2019 World Championships Week coverage, reliving some of the most unforgettable moments from 2019 World Championships, covering a multitude of Olympic and Paralympic sports.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dawn Ellerbe (Northridge, California) set an American record in the women’s hammer throw on April 29, 2000 and was voted by fans as winner of the sixth 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.”

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.

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.


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