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Aug 20

5:05 am! The 4th running of the Defend Lawrence gathering hosted by the Ad Astra Running store. 5:05 a.m. was when Quantrill launched his attack in 1863. According to the run organizer, raiders found Lawrence asleep that morning, but never again!

17Aug21 Defend Lawrence

 

Aug 12

Another runner with local connections medaled at the IAAF Championships. Courtney Frerichs, who started her track career at UMKC took the silver in the women's steeplechase yesterday behind Emma Coburn, giving the U.S. a 1-2 finish. Video of race

Aug 6

Photo of Amy Hastings after finishing 3rd in the 20167 IAAF World Championships Marathon and winning the 2016 runLawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K.

Amy Cragg took the bronze medal in the women's marathon race today at the IAAF World Championships. The fast-finishing Cragg almost caught Kenya's Edna Kiplagat just a stride short, with both women being credited with a time of 2:27.18. Cragg wiped away tears of emotion after the line.

Local Thanksgiving Day runners may remember Cragg winning the 2016 5K in north Lawrence. Amy Cragg (Hastings) was a high school track standout from Leavenworth.

See the schedule below for more broadcasts of the World Track Championships.

Aug 5

Photo of Mason Finley.Mason Finley (a KCMO guy and former KU athlete) won the bronze medal in the men's discus throw. First USATF medalist since 1999 & just the third American to win a World medal in men's discus!

Aug 4

NBC, NBCSN, the newly launched Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold are teaming up to air more than 100 hours of the best track & field coverage in the world during the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, England.

Live broadcast action from Olympic Stadium in London kicks off Friday, August 4 on the Olympic Channel with individual field event streaming coverage on NBC Sports Gold, and highlights of the day on NBCSN. Note times shown are Eastern Daylight Saving Times.

You can follow along with #TeamUSATF at #London2017 on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.

Date Channel Event Start (ET) End (ET)
Friday, 8/4 NBCSN Day 1   7:00 PM 9:00 PM
Saturday, 8/5 NBCSN Day 2 5:00 AM 8:00 AM
Saturday, 8/5 NBC Day 2 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday, 8/6 NBCSN Day 3 5:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, 8/6 NBC Day 3   2:30 PM 5:00 PM
Monday, 8/7 NBCSN Day 4 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 8/8 NBCSN Day 5 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
Wednesday, 8/9 NBCSN Day 6 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
Thursday, 8/10 NBCSN Day 7 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
Friday, 8/11 NBCSN Day 8 5:00 AM 7:30 AM
Saturday, 8/12 NBCSN Day 9 5:00 AM 7:00 AM
Saturday, 8/12 NBC Day 9 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Sunday, 8/13 NBC Day 10   2:30 PM 4:30 PM

July 31

That American tradition - families gathering together for Thanksgiving, first to run a 5K, then home with the family to feast. Registration opens today.

July 28

The 51st USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships were held in Lawrence, KS July 24-30 at KU's Rock Chalk Park. Here are scenes from Fri, July 28.

17July28-USATF Jr Olympics


July 26

Does spending years running marathons or cycling for long distances potentially strain someone’s heart?

Two major new studies of athletes and their coronary arteries suggest that the answer may be a qualified yes. Both studies find that endurance athletes, especially men, who spend years training and competing show a surprisingly high incidence of plaques in their arteries, which can be a hallmark of cardiovascular disease. more
(by Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times, July 19, 2017)

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