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Cameron Levins is ready to take the next step with Alberto Salazar Chris Kelsall Apr 6, 2013

WIN VIP Treatment at a Canadian Marathon near you © Copyright - 2013 - Athletics Illustrated As has been widely reported, Cameron Levins has joined the Nike Oregon Project. After having won the NCAA 5,000m and 10,000m Championships while running for Division 1 Southern Utah University, then competing for Canada at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 5,000m and 10,000m events, it appears that this is the next logical step for his running career. Race Results Weekly reported that going-forward he will also be working with famed coach Alberto Salazar. Levins told Athletics Illustrated, “I knew very quickly that this is a program I wanted to be a part of, and that I could do very well training with such fantastic athletes.”https://can.milesplit.com/articles/101578-simon-bairu-interview

With London glory behind him, Bolt maintains focus on what lies ahead | Tim Layden | SI.com Oct 21, 2012

NEW YORK -- Nobody plays the character of Usain Bolt quite like Usain Bolt. The grand (planned) gestures. The baritone. The playfulness that turns deadly serious for a little less than 10 seconds, or a little less than 20. The ability to make the transcendent look not just easy, but joyful. The pure, unmistakable Jamaican-ness of it all. His press conferences are theater. Who else gets away clean with a casual utterance like "Bask in my glory,'' as Bolt commanded after winning the 200 meters, his second individual gold medal of the London Olympics? (via SI.com)

USA Track & Field - Athlete spotlight – Manteo Mitchell Sep 14, 2012

Manteo Mitchell didn’t get to stand atop the podium at the Olympic Games. Mitchell’s Olympic appearance lasted roughly 45 seconds as he ran an unspectacular first leg in the preliminary round of the 4x400m relay. Mitchell didn’t turn heads as people watched the race at home, and he wasn’t mobbed for media interviews after the race.  (via www.usatf.org)

The best U.S. Summer Olympic team ever Aug 18, 2012

After the Jamaican 4×100 relay team, anchored by Usain Bolt, had lowered the world record to 36.84 seconds in the final event on the track at the London 2012 Olympics, there was one last news ... (via 3 Wire Sports)

LENORA GUION-FIRMIN MADE OLYMPIC DEBUT FOR FRENCH 4X4OO-METER RELAY TEAM Aug 13, 2012

 Aug. 10, 2012   Princess Anne, Md. --The day has finally come for Lenora Guion-Firmin, when she will make her XXX Olympiad debut in London, England. Guion-Firmin, a student-athlete for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will run in the 4x400-meter relay for her native country of France Friday. First round competition will take place at 2:15 PM Eastern Time, with the finals scheduled for Saturday.   Guion-Firmin is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) First-Team honoree for her performance in the 400-meter dash. She currently holds several UMES records in outdoor track events. Guion-Firmin set a school record time of 23.49 seconds in the 200-meter dash, as well as a 52.20 seconds record in the 400-meter dash. Her performances on the track led her to finish in the top 10 in the country in the 400-meter event.   Academically, Guion-Firmin finished her junior year at UMES with a 4.0 grade point average in exercise science, and received recognition by school and industry associations. The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association named Guion-Firmin as an USTFCCCA All-Academic Honoree. 

London Olympic Track and Field Coverage Aaron Rich Aug 11, 2012

On the final day of competition Meb Keflezighi backed up his Athens 2004 silver medal in the marathon by placing 4th in an impressive showing!  More coverage inside! (Photo courtesy of Kirby Lee, imageofsport.com)

USA Track & Field - Mitchell breaks leg during 4x4, finishes for team Jonathan Grooms Aug 9, 2012

Running the opening leg for Team USA in Thursday morning’s 4x400m relay semifinal, Manteo Mitchell (Cullowhee, N.C.) was a pivotal part in helping his team to the final. The Bahamas and United States finished 1-2 in the heat in identical times of 2:58.87, the fastest time ever run in the first round of the relay at the Olympic Games. Without a doubt, it was the fastest time ever run in the Olympics by a team whose leadoff runner broke his leg midway through the race.(via www.usatf.org)

Olympic Start Gun Redesigned to Beat the Speed of Sound Aug 3, 2012

    A ‘silent pistol’ is being used in the 2012 games that is connected to speakers behind each athlete competing in a heat ensuring all athletes hear the pistol simultaneously. By Aziz Ali on August 3, 2012. @plusaziz

MINI Cooper RC Cars Collect Javelins at the 2012 London Olympics Stephen Lee Aug 3, 2012

Officials at this year's Olympics in London have been using these tiny RC model versions of the MINI Cooper to load up and transport javelins, shots, hammers, and discuses around the track and field events. The tiny one-fourth scale model MINI Coopers, which are being called Mini MINIs, are about 43 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 16 inches in tall, and can carry close to 18 pounds. (via Complex)

Could you be a medallist? Stephen Lee Jul 29, 2012

See how your personal best in the 100m, 10km, 100m freestyle swim and bicycle road race compares against the all-time greats - and whether your time would have ever earned you a place on the podium. You can also share your results with your friends on Facebook, become a keyboard warrior, unlock secret codes and much more. Find out how we built it

Tarmoh revisits dead-heat 100, a race she says was 'taken' from her | Tim Layden | SI.com Jul 26, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, England -- The first two tears came in unison, not from the sides of Jeneba Tarmoh's brown eyes, but straight from the bottom. They rolled down her cheeks, paused on her chin as if considering whether to jump off, and then fell to the floor at her feet. Others followed with some urgency, until Tarmoh began blotting them with the sleeve of her sweatshirt, a losing battle that she waged intermittently. Public tears can be relentless when they've been denied freedom for more than three weeks, like Tarmoh's had. Because tears are the truth. (via SI.com)

Lopez Lomong: From Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ to U.S. Olympian Stephen Lee Jul 12, 2012

Today's blog post comes from Lopez Lomong, who will be running with Team USA in the London 2012 Olympics. Lopez was born in South Sudan, and kidnapped by a rebel group at the age of 6. He escaped to a refugee camp in Kenya, and was adopted by a family in the United States. While Lopez runs for Team USA, he hasn't forgotten his home country of South Sudan, that celebrates one year of independence today. (via )

LaShawn Merritt: Defending himself and his title Stephen Lee Jul 12, 2012

In the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, LaShawn Merritt earned gold medals in the 400m and 400m relay. In the winter of 2009, he failed three drug tests. This summer, Merritt is competing in the London Olympics, trying to overcome preconceptions about his past. 

Usain Bolt dumped his girlfriend to focus on London Olympics May 14, 2012

Usain Bolt ended his six-month relationship with a Slovakian fashion designer in order to focus on the upcoming Summer Olympics. News reports suggest Bolt's breakup with Lubica Slovak, 28, was because of his desire to repeat his double-gold/world-record Olympic performance … Continue reading → (via )

Running Man: Usain Bolt readies for London 2012 Olympics Apr 18, 2012

Running Man: Usain Bolt readies for London 2012 Olympics 100 days from now, the Olympic flame will be lit in London.  Arguably no spotlight is greater than the one shining on Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet. NBC's Lester Holt traveled to Bolt's homeland of Jamaica to meet the king of the track.  Watch Lester Holt’s full report, “Running Man” Wednesday April 18 at 9/8c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.  

Gold medal formula: Mind over matter? - CNN.com Jan 31, 2012

Mind over matter? Or nature over nurture? What is it that separates Olympic legends like Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps from the millions of enthusiastic amateurs around the world? (via CNN)