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    Bring Back the Mile

    Last updated 21 days ago

    A recent article on spikes.iaaf.org begins:

    Two years ago, former athlete Ryan Lamppa started the movement 'Bring Back The Mile - America's Distance'. Here are FOUR reasons why he might just be getting somewhere.

    1. The Mile Movement

    "Here in America we eat, sleep and think in miles. Not kilometres. The distance is deeply embedded in our culture," says Lamppa. "We are not trying to insult the British by calling it 'America’s Distance'. Great Britain is the 'home of the mile'."…

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    World Indoor Championships Round-up

    Last updated 1 month ago

    A recent article by Jon Mulkeen on IAAF.org summarized the results at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, including the record-breaking 4x400m race won by team USA!

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    Indoor Track Round-up from IAAF

    Last updated 2 months ago

    A recent article by Jon Mulkeen for the International Association of Athletics Federations highlights recent accomplishments from champion track athletes including Renaud Lavillenie, Galen Rupp, Mary Cain, Will Claye, Kendell Williams, Luguelin Santos, and more.

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    Bill Falk Honored with Award at USTFCCCA Convention

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Bill Falk, M-F Athletic founder and a long-time pole vault coach and clinic coordinator, was recently honored with the George Dales Award prior to the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This award is presented annually by the USTFCCCA to a distinguished individual who, through their efforts, has enhanced the profession of coaching track and field and cross country. Congratulations, Bill!

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    What is the Drive Phase in Sprinting?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    A recent article by Adarian Barr (Asst. Track Coach, Jumps/Hurdles/Multi-events at the Univ. of North Carolina in Pembroke) on SpeedEndurance.com does a great job of describing the Drive Phase in sprinting. The article begins:

    “The ‘Drive phase’ is one of the most controversial and abstract concepts in track and field.

    “If asked to describe what it is, you get a variety of answers. From keep your head down to pushing to both head down and pushing but a concrete description of when the drive phase is actually taking place and for how long is not given.

    “This is my concrete example of the drive phase…”

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