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Oops, She Did It Again: Dibaba Sets World Record At 1500 Meters

Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba crushed a field of the world’s best women in the 1500 meter business yesterday, July 17th, at a Diamond League meet in Monaco. She scorched the three-and-a-half lap race in 3:50.07, shaving nearly half a second off Qu Yunxia’s 22-year-old mark of 3:50.46 and improving her own previous best by… »7/18/15 7:08pm7/18/15 7:08pm

US Track & Field Championships Simmering Til Done

Eugene, Ore., where the USA Track & Field National Championship is underway, is gripped in a heat wave. The steamy conditions produce a nice muscle-loosening affect on athletes whose events last less than 60 seconds, but it’s been less accommodating for the distance events. The preliminary rounds of the women’s… »6/27/15 6:14pm6/27/15 6:14pm

Algerian 800m Runner Loses Race After Celebrating Too Early

At less than two minutes, the 800 meters is not an especially long race. That didn't keep Algerian star Taoufik Makhloufi from cruising the last few strides at yesterday's Diamond League competition in Shanghai, waving his arms and wagging his tongue in victory. That premature celebration cost him the race—and the… »5/19/14 9:15am5/19/14 9:15am

Yes, The Athlete Who Tripped Over A Hurdle And Didn't Finish The Race Is Named "Stambolova"

Vania Stambolova worked for four years to reach this moment: representing her home Bulgaria in the Summer Games. Alas, she couldn't escape her name, as her performance in the 400m hurdles came to an end with a DNF in her heat after she stumbled over a hurdle. It's the second time she's been stopped short of the… »8/06/12 11:30am8/06/12 11:30am