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Running Phenom Mary Cain Prepares For Driver’s Test Before Race

Mary Cain (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Two days from racing in her second IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season, and one practically on home turf in New York, Mary Cain was stressed out on Thursday, June 12. About taking her driver’s test. “I am super-duper excited for graduation,” said the 18-year-old Bronxville High School […]

Run As One: Director Irene Davis, Spaulding National Running Center

As Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Irene Davis was volunteering at a medical tent near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Immediately after the explosions, the tent became a mass casualty center. Irene now uses that first-hand experience at the center to help patients address the new issues they face in understanding how to learn to walk and run again. The center also helps to retrain those who have lost a limb, and was the home to several bombing victims during their rehabilitation.

The Last 26: Episode 12: Running with Ryan Hall

Kinga runs with two time Olympian Ryan Hall on his training runs and tries to keep up the pace.

Countdown To London: Running All The Way To History

We started things off with Track, and South African runner Oscar Pistorius, who is set to make Olympic history. Pistorius will be the first amputee athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.

2014 Continental Cup: Merritt wins Men’s 400m

LaShawn Merritt (USA) gets the win for team Americas at 44.60. Running down Isaac Makwala (BOT) by .24 seconds.

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius reacts as Judge Thokozile Masipa (unseen) delivers her verdict (REUTERS/Alon Skuy) (Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee, […]

Pistorius Cleared of Murder, Culpable Homicide Verdict to Come

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius was cleared on Thursday of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but the Olympic and Paralympic track star faces a troubled night after the South African judge adjourned for the day before ruling on a charge of culpable homicide. The double-amputee, once one of the biggest names in world athletics, […]

This 12-toed Indian Athlete knows where the shoe pinches

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI (Reuters) – Pursuing a largely unrewarding Olympic sport in a cricket-obsessed country requires adjustments but Indian heptathlete Swapna Barman has taken it to a new level – squeezing six toes in each shoe designed for five. Born with six toes in each foot, the 18-year-old from a poor family in Jalpaiguri […]

IOC to Respect Scotland Vote, Athletes Protected

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee promised Scottish athletes’ interests would be “safeguarded” ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics should Scotland vote in favor of independence on Sept. 18. If Scotland votes to break away from the United Kingdom, Scottish athletes who competed for Britain at the 2012 summer Olympics in London […]

Apolo Ohno Prepares for Ironman Kona

 Michael Phelps (L) and Apolo Anton Ohno (REUTERS/Mike Segar) By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Apolo Ohno made a career of frenzied, 40-second bursts around the track so the speedskating champion knows his crusade to join the exclusive Ironman fraternity is daunting. It is also downright frightening, admits the eight-time Olympic medalist, who will […]

Triathlons test the mettle of the middle-aged athlete

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/NOAH BERGER (Reuters) – Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes, according to U.S. fitness experts. Multi-tasking, ego-boosting, and far from cheap, the competitions cater to different levels of fitness while rewarding endurance over speed, and cardiovascular versatility over single-minded focus. “It’s not about who […]

Gwen Jorgensen Wins 2014 ITU World Championship

EDMONTON, Alberta – U.S. National Team member and Olympian Gwen Jorgensen claimed the 2014 ITU World Championships title on Saturday at Hawrelak Park, topping the podium in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final race and the overall season standings. Sarah Groff, an Olympian who is also on the U.S. National Team, finished second in […]

USN’s 2014 Endurance Gear Guide

Universal Sports Newtwork presents a list of essential gear that will keep endurance athletes on track during their Summer 2014 (and beyond) training. Take a look at some of our favorite products from brands like The Feed, High Sierra, Asics and Timex.  Pro Box by The Feed   If you’re looking to take your nutrition game to […]

Release The Beast: Hill Sprints for Technique

This week, Brooks Beasts’ coach Danny Mackey has the team perform hill sprints. Hill sprints are used as a method to increase strength with less fatigue, while focusing on running technique. Running hill intervals is also helpful in forcing the runner’s sprint mechanics turn on in full gear.

Xu takes 400 meters hurdles in photo finish, Bach praises China

(Reuters) – China were left celebrating more Youth Olympic gold in dramatic style on Monday as Xu Zhihang won the men’s 400 meters hurdles in a photo finish after clocking the same time as Tunisian Fares Mohamed Jlasi. The two crossed the line at the Nanjing Stadium in 50.61 seconds after Jlasi closed the gap […]

Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHRISTINNE MUSCHI (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong is living an unbothered and positive life 18 months after confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs, the disgraced cyclist told CNN. A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de Francevictories and banned for life from racing in 2012 by the U.S. Anti-Doping […]

Release the Beast: Recovering with a Trail Run

Brooks Beasts’ coach Danny Mackey talks about following up a hard training day with a team recovery day, including running soft surface trails. On recovery days, Mackey says he prefers to use minutes over miles, so the team stays focused on running “easy.” The Beasts enjoy these trail runs usually twice a week, which help the athletes utilize different muscle groups.

Pistorius murder trial ends, prosecutor demands ‘consequences’

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO (Reuters) – The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius wrapped up on Friday with the prosecution making a final plea for the South African athlete to “face the consequences” of shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, only the second black woman to be appointed a high court judge in […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

Meb Keflezighi and Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki to Run 2014 NYC Marathon

 Meb Keflezighi (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)  New York— Meb Keflezighi, the 2014 Boston Marathon champion and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon, and Caroline Wozniacki, formerly the top-ranked player in the world and winner of the recent Istanbul Cup, will run as Team for Kids Ambassadors at the 2014 TCS New York City […]

Kemar Bailey-Cole Steps Out of Usain Bolt’s Shadow

Kemar Bailey-Cole (Andrew Winning/Reuters) By Michael Hann (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion’s absence to coolly grab 100 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double. With the six-time Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt only […]

Team USA’s Torrin Lawrence Dies in Car Accident

Torrin Lawrence (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) INDIANAPOLIS — USA Track & Field mourns the loss of Torrin Lawrence, who died early Monday morning in a car accident.  A Jacksonville, Fla. native, Lawrence represented Team USA at both the inaugural IAAF World Relays in 2014 and USA vs. The World in 2013. Lawrence was a multi-time NCAA […]

Bolt Says His Best is Yet to Come

 Photo Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record […]

Trayvon Bromell and Mary Cain Highlight 2014 IAAF World Juniors

Trayvon Bromell (Kirby Lee/USA Today) Click here for the complete 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships television schedule. By Parker Morse Trayvon Bromell, one of USA’s top hopes for a gold medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, has been running fast for a long time this season. Starting with a 10.01 100m at […]

2014 Race Unlikely Between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) (Reuters) – Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 meters on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold […]

U.S. Men’s Team Wins FIVB World League Gold Medal

U.S. Men’s National Team (Courtesy of FIVB) By Tyson Rodgers COLORADO Springs, Colo. (July 20, 2014) – The U.S. Men’s National Team defeated the world’s No. 1 Brazil 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) on Sunday, to clinch the FIVB World League gold medal for a second time in the team’s history. “It’s unbelievable, I am […]

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Chief Quits

Kim Jin-sun (Reuters/Rogan Ward) (Reuters) – Kim Jin-sun quit as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee on Monday, the second senior official to step down in recent weeks. Kim, 67, who had been President of the committee (POCOG) since 2011, had his resignation accepted by the government despite his term running until […]

Diamond League Monaco Preview

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Tune in to IAAF Diamond League from Monaco Friday, July 18 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports. Click here for the full IAAF Diamond League schedule.  By Mike Rowbottom Monaco’s IAAF Diamond League meeting on Friday (18) has much to live up to this year after 2013’s […]

Oscar Pistorius Involved in Night Club Altercation During Trial

Oscar Pistorius (REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool) (Reuters) – South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defence in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared […]

2014 Equestrian Jumping Nations Cup: Calgary, Canada: Mexico Falls Off Horse

One of Mexico’s riders was having a bad run that ending with her horse running through a fence and throwing her off.

Boston Marathon Raises Historic Amount

Boston Marathon (AP Photo/Stew Milne) BOSTON- Participants running on behalf of non-profit organizations raised $38.4 million for charity this year in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The 2014 figure is a record amount and nearly doubles the $20 million raised in 2013. In this year’s race on April 21st, with an expanded field […]

Desert ultra-marathoners test spiritual and physical mettle

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/TYRONE SIU (Reuters) – In the world of long-distance running there are the marathoners, ultra-marathoners and the desert runners who trek for days through drought, wind, heat and cold with supplies strapped to their backs. Fitness experts say for athletes grappling with these extremes, success is more a matter of can-do spirit than […]

2014 ITU World Triathlon Series: Chicago: Quick Transition Techniques

Get a good look at Cameron Good’s technique to transition from bicycle to running in the Chicago Triathlon.

Alysia Montaño Races While 8 Months Pregnant

Alysia Montaño (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Nothing stops Alysia Montaño. 34 weeks into her pregnancy, the five-time U.S. outdoor champion ran the 800m at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships on Thursday. Her due date is August 13. “I’ve been running through my entire pregnancy,” Montaño told reporters after her race. “I just knew […]

World No. 1 Gwen Jorgensen Headlines Field in Chicago

Gwen Jorgensen (Janos Schmidt/ITU) This weekend, the long awaited debut of Chicago on the ITU World Triathlon Series schedule will come to fruition. It is the only U.S. stop on the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series circuit. Universal Sports Network will broadcast the elite women’s race Saturday, June 28, at 1:30 PM ET LIVE and […]

Phelps continues building on return with third in 200 IM

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Michael Phelps continued his return to competitive swimming with third place in the 200 meters individual medley at the Arena Grand Prix at Santa Clara on Sunday. Phelps, competing in the 200 medley for the first time since taking gold at the 2012 London Olympics, showed early flashes of that […]

Meb Keflezighi Plans to Return for 2015 Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Meb Keflezighi made history in April, becoming the first U.S. man since 1983 to win the Boston Marathon. Yet at the age of 39, Keflezighi knows his days as an elite marathoner are numbered. “I’m a realistic guy,” Keflezighi told TeamUSA.org, “but I’m running faster than than I ever have.” Keflezighi plans to […]

What Does Gwen Jorgensen Pack for a Triathlon?

Some of the items that Gwen Jorgensen packs (gwenjorgensen.com) By Max Meyer The next ITU World Triathlon Series stop is in Chicago, and that means another road trip for Gwen Jorgensen. The American triathlete has been on a roll this year, winning the USOC’s female Athlete of the Month for May after victories in Yokohama and London. […]

How Fast Can a Human Run 100m?

Usain Bolt (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Usain Bolt shattered the 100m world record, lowering it from 9.74 seconds in 2007 to 9.58 seconds in 2009. But could he go faster? Australian exercise physiologist Jeremy Richmond believes that the ultimate human running speed for 100m is 9.27 seconds, according to his article in the IAAF’s […]

Allyson Felix Wins First Diamond League Race Since Injury

By Max Meyer Allyson Felix won her first Diamond League race since her return from injury, capturing the 200m on Wednesday, June 11, in Oslo. The American sprinter ran 22.73 seconds, edging out Great Britain’s Jodie Williams by .24 seconds. Felix suffered a torn hamstring at the 2013 World Championships, and looks to be well […]

Diamond League from Oslo Offers Intriguing Storylines

Allyson Felix (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Below is a preview of the top races and runners to keep an eye on at IAAF Diamond League from Oslo on Wednesday, June 11 at 2 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports: Women’s 200m: Reigning Olympic Champion Allyson Felix will be looking to put an injury-plagued 2013 behind her […]

Gwen Jorgensen Selected as USOC May Athlete of the Month

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen as its female Athlete of the Month for May for her back-to-back gold medals in the ITU World Triathlon Series last month. Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) successfully defended her WTS title in Yokohama on May 17, connecting with the lead pack on […]

USA Men’s Eagles Suffer Painful Loss Against Scotland

HOUSTON, Texas – The Men’s Eagles lost two players to injury in the first 20 minutes of Saturday’s match against Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium, a 24-6 loss in front of 20,001 fans. Shalom Suniula, starting his first match for the Eagles, got the game started with the kickoff and Blaine Scully nearly won it […]

American Sprinter Justin Gatlin Continues Winning Streak At Diamond League Rome

Men’s 100m: Justin Gatlin looked dominant, winning the 100m in 9.91 seconds on June 5 at the IAAF Diamond League from Rome. He has not lost a race in 2014 after collecting wins in Tokyo (10.02 into a -3.5 m/s headwind), Shanghai (9.92), Beijing (9.87) and Eugene (wind-assisted 9.76). Gatlin scored his third win in Rome after winning […]

WADA will not appeal sprinter Gay’s one-year ban

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticized in Europe as too lenient, was “compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code.” Gay, the world’s joint second fastest […]

2014 Tour of Belgium: Stage 3 Recap

Craig Hummer & Todd Gogulski recap what has happened in the first 3 Stages of this year’s running of the Tour of Belgium and look ahead to Stage 4.

2014 Tour of Belgium: Stage 2 Recap

Craig Hummer & Todd Gogulski recap what has happened in the first 2 Stages of this year’s running of the Tour of Belgium and look ahead to Stage 3.

New York, Philadelphia Will Not Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

By Max Meyer New York and Philadelphia have officially decided not to submit bids to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Wall Street Journal reported that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio considered the possibility of bidding for the Olympic Games, but ultimately decided that it “doesn’t make sense.” New York has never hosted […]

Team USA Named Best Overall Team at IAAF World Relays

(L-R) Joanna Atkins, Natasha Hastings, Dee Dee Trotter and Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States women’s 4x400m team at the IAAF World Relays (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF) NASSAU, BAHAMAS —  Team USA was awarded the Golden Baton at the IAAF World Relays. The Golden Baton is awarded to the best overall team across all […]

Justin Gatlin Runs Fastest 100m In 2014

UPDATE (May 21): Just three days after running the fastest 100m of 2014 at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting, Justin Gatlin improved his world lead to 9.87 seconds in Beijing. Veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin set the fastest 100 meters time of the year on Sunday (May 18) at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. Gatlin […]

2014 FIVB Women’s Club World Championships: Zurich, Switzerland: Bronze & Gold

Zurich will open its doors to the volleyball family for a second year running when it welcomes six of the world’s premier clubs for the eighth edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championships.

2014 FIVB Women’s Club World Championships: Zurich, Switzerland: Semifinals

Zurich will open its doors to the volleyball family for a second year running when it welcomes six of the world’s premier clubs for the eighth edition of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championships.

2014 Boston Marathon: Carr and Brown interview

Last year first responder Ranger Lucas Carr and his partner Matt Brown, talk about running the Marathon in 2014.

Meb Keflezighi Wins 2014 Boston Marathon

By Scott Malone, Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Richard Valdmanis BOSTON, April 21 (Reuters) – Meb Keflezighi on Monday became the first U.S. male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades as onlookers chanted “USA! USA!,” an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year’s fatal bombing attack on the world-renowned race. Keflezighi, […]

Actor and Boston Native Michael Chiklis to Voice Opening of 2014 Boston Marathon on Universal Sports Network

Michael Chiklis (Courtesy of @MichaelChiklis) LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2014) – This Monday, the world will run as one with the City of Boston for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. Actor Michael Chiklis will lend his voice to the opening sequence of Boston’s epic event airing on Universal Sports Network on April 21, […]

 
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