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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News & Features

DES MOINES – As announced last month, the 2021 Drake Relays presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom will include a high school division. The Blue Standards, known as the qualifying marks that guarantee acceptance for Iowa high schoolers in the Drake Relays when entered in the meet, have been announced.  When one of the marks is attained, an athlete knows that he or she will be #BlueOvalBound. In addition to these top athletes, coaches should also enter other team members outside of those marks for consideration on the accepted entry list. 

Surging away from Simon Kariuki and Hidkazu Hijikata at 36 kilometres, Kengo Suzuki won the Lake Biwa Marathon in Otsu, Japan, on Sunday (28), clocking 2:04:56 at this World Athletics Elite Label race to break the Japanese national record.

Eliud Kipchoge will make his final marathon appearance prior to his Olympic title defence at the NN Mission Marathon in Hamburg on 11 April.

INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field (USATF), the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), and the TrackTown USA Local Organizing Committee announced the release of the updated competition schedule for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field, that will take place June 18-27, 2021, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Olympian Sets Half Marathon Personal Best; Abdisamed Abdi Wins Men’s Race - ATLANTA – February 28, 2021 -- Atlanta has been kind to Molly Seidel. Almost one year to the day after making her first Olympic team here, she shattered her personal best and recorded the fastest half marathon ever run in the state of Georgia by winning the Atlanta Half Marathon at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. Despite nearly 100% humidity on a balmy February morning, Seidel crossed the line in 1:08:29 which places her eighth on the U.S. all-time list.

ATLANTA -- FEBRUARY 19, 2021 – One-year after making history at the unforgettable 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, Olympian Molly Seidel returns to Atlanta to headline a fast field for next Sunday’s half marathon race at Atlanta’s Marathon Weekend hosted by Atlanta Track Club.

 

In the fourth and final American Track League meet at the Randal Tyson Indoor Center, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix opened her 2021 season and high school standout Jaylen Slade set a new high school indoor record.

USATF - FAYETTEVILLE -- The third edition of the American Track League had a little bit of something for everyone, including world-leading marks in the women’s pole vault and men’s long jump, along with a pending high school record in the men’s mile.

Two world leading marks were among a number of fine performances at the ISTAF INDOOR in Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena on Friday evening. Christina Clemons of the US won the 60 m hurdles in 7.83 seconds while Malaika Mihambo took the long jump with 6.77 m. For Mihambo it was her third victory in a row at Berlin’s ISTAF INDOOR. And actually there was a hat-trick of world leading performances in this venue for Germany’s sports person of the year. The meeting was allowed to go ahead with strict hygiene registrations in place. There were no spectators allowed in the arena. 

Fayetteville, ARKANSAS -- Ryan Crouser (Portland, Oregon) did not waste any time in asserting his 2021 dominance when the men’s shot put Olympic champion threw a pending indoor world record on his first throw. The distance -- 22.82m (74-10.5) -- bested Randy Barnes’ 1989 record of 22.66m. 

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