A gold medal appears to be the price of admission into the men's shot put at the 41st Prefontaine Classic, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League series, at Eugene's historic Hayward Field on 29-30 May. If history is any guide, the Pre shot will ... IAAF, 2 weeks ago
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The city simply known as TrackTown USA will host the greatest shot put competition ever on American soil this spring at the 41st Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Five men who have won either Olympic or World Championship gold ...Flow Track, 2 weeks ago
Paris, July 5 Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands won the 1500m in a national record and world-leading time of 3:57.00, with USA's 2011 world champion Jenny Simpson second with a personal best of 3:57.22 that was 0.1 short of Mary Decker-Slaney's ...IAAF, 1 month ago
Statisticians Mirko Jalava and A Lennart Julin look back on the best throwing performances of the year. Men's shot put The 25-year-old American Joe Kovacs became the latest addition to the 22-metre club with a world-leading 22.03m toss to win at ...IAAF, 2 months ago
The U.S. has sent nearly 600 athletes to Beijing for the Olympic Games. But who are they? America's new set of Olympians are from 47 of the 50 states -- as well as athletes who were born in 28 other countries -- and includes identical twins, ...SI.com, 2 months ago
BEIJING -- On Friday morning, Lopez Lomong sat before a room full of journalists and was asked to tell his story. Twenty-six minutes later, he stopped. And if this constitutes the longest press conference soliloquy that many in attendance had ever ...SI.com, 2 months ago
Over the recent history of Olympic track and field, events on the grass in the middle of the stadium have produced some of the greatest stars in the history of the sport, including Carl Lewis of the U.S. (four consecutive gold medals in the long ...SI.com, 2 months ago
Those who witnessed the moment would remember it clearly, both for the setting and for the emotional rise and fall that accompanied it. The shot put competition at the 2004 Olympics took place 115 miles from Athens, at the site of the original ...SI.com, 2 months ago
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