Monday, August 20, 2012

Video - Transcendence 12-Hour Ultra Endurance Challenge

Sights and sounds from the Transcendence 12-Hour Ultra Endurance Challenge, Aug. 12, 2012 in Olympia WA.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Kiprotich Pulls Upset in Men's Olympic Marathon

Keflezighi finishes 4th in final London Olympics 2012 track & field event


LONDON - (August 12, 2012) - Eight years after his Olympic silver, Meb Keflezighi (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) returned to the Olympic Marathon at the age of 37 to finish fourth in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 6 seconds under hot and humid conditions Sunday morning on the streets of London.

On a tour of London landmarks with huge crowds lining the multi-loop 8 mile course, Stephen Kiprotich (left, PhotoRun), 23, of Uganda brought home his country's first medal of the London Games and only their third athletics medal all-time as he won gold in 2:08:01, the third fastest Olympic Marathon time ever. He was followed by two-time world champion Abel Kirui in 2:08:27 and Wilson Kipsang in 2:09:37, both of Kenya.

Farah Achieves Olympic Distance Double

Lagat 4th in 5000m final at London 2012


LONDON - (August 11, 2012) - With a win in Saturday's Olympic 5000 meters, Mo Farah of Great Britain stole the show with the 5000 / 10,000m double victory, while a quick-closing Bernard Lagat (Tucson, Ariz.) was tripped up in his attempt to win his third career Olympic medal. Regaining his composure in the last 20 meters, Lagat moved into fourth to finish in 13:42.99 with gold medalist Farah producing a 3:59 last mile and a final clocking of 13:41.66 to an ecstatic Olympic Stadium crowd of 80,000.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ethiopia's Gelana Sets Women's Olympic Marathon Record

Flanagan, Goucher finish 10th and 11th in London on rainy day

LONDON - (August 5, 2012) - Team USA's Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher of Portland, Ore. finished within 16 seconds of one another as they crossed the finish line in 10th and 11th place, respectively, in the women's Olympic Marathon during a rainy Sunday morning.

The 26.2 mile race was won in an Olympic record of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 7 seconds by Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana, 24, who pulled ahead of runner-up Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya over the final half mile. Jeptoo finished in 2:23:12, with Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova of Russia taking third in 2:23:29.

Dibaba Defends 10,000m Olympic Crown

Team USA's Hastings, Bawcom, Uhl set personal records in London

By Jörg Wenig for the IAAF

LONDON - (August 3, 2012) - Just in time Tirunesh Dibaba is back at her best. Four years after she wrote Olympic history in Beijing by becoming the first woman to take both long distance titles at the Games she defended her 10,000m gold medal Friday night. And by doing so she has again achieved something unique: Still only 26-years-old the Ethiopian is the only woman in history who has won the 25 lap race at two Olympic Games in a row. And she may do even better next week in London, if Ethiopian officials decide to pick her for the 5000 meters as well.

Olympic 10,000m Recaps: Rupp Wins Silver, Dibaba Defends

Farah Wins Men's Olympic 10,000 Meters
Rupp earns silver medal for first U.S. men's 10,000 medal since 1964

LONDON - (August 4, 2012) - Not since Billy Mills' storied sprint to win the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games has an American man graced the podium of the men's 10,000 meters. That changed Saturday night at Olympic Stadium when Galen Rupp made his own dash into history to take the silver in the 10,000.