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Lance Armstrong Attempts ‘Beer Mile’

By Seth Rubinroit Lance Armstrong is serving a lifetime ban from Olympic sports due to doping violations. So how is he satisfying his competitive nature? By attempting a beer mile, naturally. The rules of a beer mile are simple–competitors drink a beer, run a lap around a track, and repeat until they have consumed four beers and run […]

2014 Diamond League: Birmingham: Mo Farah wins 2 Mile

Mo Farah (GBR) owns the field and brings home the win, for the home crowd. He sets an area record in the two miles as well, at 8:07.85.

2014 Diamond League: Birmingham: Kiprop wins Emsley Mile

Asbel Kiprop (KEN) runs the Emsley Carr Mile in 3:51.89, a meeting record.

2014 Diamond League: Birmingham: Cherono wins 2 Mile

Mercy Cherono (KEN) gets the win, with the second fastest time in history at 9:11.49. Counting as a 5000m, it’s Cherono’s third win, with just the final left.

2014 Diamond League: Oslo: Souleiman wins Dream Mile

As he did last season Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI) wins the Dream Mile, this time at 3:49.49, beating Nick Willis by .34 second. Henrik Ingebrigtsen (NOR) set national record for the home crowd.

The Last 26: Episode 22: The Longest Mile Yet

Kinga embarks on her longest training run yet, a full 18 miles. On this episode, we see how she preps and gets motivated for the run.

Miles Chamley-Watson Wins First Senior World Individual Men’s Title

(Budapest, Hungary) – London Olympian Miles Chamley-Watson (Philadelphia, Pa. / New York City, N.Y.) made history tonight when he became the first U.S. man ever to win an individual Senior World Fencing Championship title. The foil fencer who placed fifth at the 2010 Senior Worlds and was been ranked as high as #2 in the […]

2013 Diamond League: London: Emsley Carr Mile: Choge wins

Augustine Kiprono Choge (KEN) won with a personal best time of 3:50.01. Choge waited to the last lap to take the lead over the field and held off a final push from Ayanleh Souleiman(DJI) at the finish.

2013 USA Swimming National Championships: World Trials: Cammile Adams wins 200m Butterfly

Olympian Cammile Adams finished with a winning time of 2:08.10, the 7th fastest time in the world this year. An emotional Maya Dirado took second in the event and will be joining Adams at the World Championships.

2013 Diamond League: Oslo: Men’s Dream Mile: Souleiman wins

Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI) gets the win at 3:50.53, beating Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba (KEN) by .42 seconds.

2013 Boston Marathon: 1 Mile Race: Elite Women

Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon Elite Women’s 1 Mile Race from downtown Boston.

2013 Boston Marathon: 1 Mile Race: Elite Men

Watch the 2013 Boston Marathon Elite Men’s 1 Mile Race from downtown Boston.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Men’s 1 Mile: Will Leer interview

Will Leer talks about getting his 2nd gold medal of the weekend, after he finished 1st in the Men’s 3000m.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Men’s 1 Mile: Will Leer wins title

Will Leer finished with a time of 3:58.79, beating out 2nd place Craig Miller at the finish. Leer also won the Men’s 3,000 meter title on Saturday.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Women’s 1 Mile: Mary Cain interview

16 year old Mary Cain talks about how she was able to win the title, despite being being the youngest competitor in the race.

2013 US Track and Field Indoor Championship: Women’s 1 Mile: Mary Cain becomes champ

The 16 year old phenom Mary Cain finished with a time of 5:05.68, winning the race by nearly a second. Cain waited until the last 200m to pull away from the pack and easily take this race.

2012 FINA World Championships: Miley wins 400m IM

Last season in the long course, Hannah Miley (GBR) took silver. This season in the short she scores the gold by .19 seconds over the Olympic Champion Ye Shiwen (CHN).

2012 Diamond League Birmingham: Mo Farah wins 2 Miles

The home favorite, Mo Farah, all but cruises to victory by 1.04 seconds, as Heath Garrett (USA) takes 3rd at 8:29.43.

2012 USA Olympic Swimming Trials: Cammile Adams wins 200m Butterfly

Cammile Adams gets the win at 2:06.52, and will be joined in London by Kathleen Hersey, who was 1.20 seconds behind.

2012 Diamond League Oslo: Asbel Kiprop wins Dream Mile

At 3:49.22, a new world leading time, Kiprop (KEN) gets another win, giving him a 6 point lead in the Diamond League.

2012 Diamond League Eugene: Asbel Kiprop wins Bowman Mile

Asbel Kiprop (KEN) pulls away after the last turn for the win at 3:49.40; Bernard Lagat (USA) cruised into 14th.

2011 Diamond League Eugene: Bernard Lagat kicks to 2-mile win

June 4, 2011: Bernard Lagat of the U.S. kicks down the final straightaway to win the men’s two-mile at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene.

2011 Diamond League Oslo: Kiprop overtakes Keitany in ExxonMobil Dream Mile

Asbel Kiprop overtakes Haron Keitany to win the Dream Mile at the 2011 Diamond League meet in Oslo, Norway.

2011 Diamond League Eugene: Haron Keitany Bowerman Mile

June 4, 2011: Kenya’s Haron Keitany wins the Bowerman Mile at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene.

2011 Diamond League London: Manzano, Lagat go 1-2 in Emsley Carr Mile

Aug. 6, 2011: American Leo Manzano launches a remarkable comeback to finish ahead of countryman Bernard Lagat in the Emsley Carr Mile.

Kenenisa Bekele Sets Sights on Olympic Marathon Gold

Kenenisa Bekele (JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Smith DUBAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder over 5,000 and 10,000m, is aiming for Marathon gold at the 2016 Olympics, although the Ethiopian on Sunday said he could yet switch back to a shorter distance at the Rio de Janeiro games. He may not […]

Existing Olympic Sports Could Lose Events

By Ossian Shine MONACO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The most powerful figures in world sport were frantically drawing lines in the sand in Monaco on Monday, seeking to protect their sports from an Olympic axe set to be swung to make room for new spectacles. No sooner had the proposal to scrap a limit of […]

Mireia Belmonte Breaks Two World Records in One Day

Click here for more about the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m). Dec 3 (Reuters) – Spain’s Mireia Belmonte upstaged Katinka Hosszu to break two world records while the Netherlands women’s team shattered the 4×200 freestyle relay mark on the opening day of the world short course swimming championships in Doha on Wednesday. The 24-year-old […]

Lindsey Vonn Discusses Her Comeback

Click here for the full 2014-2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup viewing schedule. Vonn is expected to race for the first time in 2014 on Friday, December 5 at 2:30 PM ET LIVE on Universal Sports Network. The women’s speed team is in frigid Lake Louise for Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhills on Friday and Saturday, plus […]

Cross Country Ski Records to Beat in 2014/15 Season

FIS Cross-Country News brings you some of the significant milestones and records of Cross-Country Skiing in preparation for the 2014/15 season. Most World Cup Wins It is not likely somebody will break the record of the most World Cup wins in career. Marit Bjørgen clearly tops the rankings with 66 victories. The first active skier […]

Michael Phelps Named USA Swimming’s Male Athlete of the Year

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Ryan Lochte said “there’s no doubt in my mind” that Michael Phelps will be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Nov 24 (Reuters) – Michael Phelps has been crowned Male Athlete of the Year for a fifth time at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards on Monday despite being […]

Female Athletes Make Bobsled History

Elana Meyers Taylor (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. Team USA garnered 10 medals in Calgary’s North American Cup, and another historic milestone was reached today when American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries became the first women to medal in […]

IOC Suggests More Venues Outside Tokyo for 2020 Games

Japan (Shutterstock) By Elaine Lies TOKYO, Nov 19 (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates has urged Tokyo to consider moving more events to venues outside the capital, including one hundreds of kilometers away, in a bid to rein in spending for the 2020 Summer Games. Rising labour and construction costs have […]

Meb Keflezighi and Jenny Simpson Named 2014 USATF Athletes of the Year

Meb Keflezighi (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively. Keflezighi (San Diego, California) and Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) will be honored on Thursday, December 4, at the Jesse […]

Wozniacki impresses in marathon debut, beats target

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ Click here for a full recap of the men’s and women’s races. (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki has endured many grueling matches during her professional tennis career but she said none of them compared to the test she put her body through while running the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Wozniacki, who […]

United Nations Recognizes Autonomy of Sport

Fireworks during Opening Ceremonies for 2012 London Olympic Games (Rob Schumacher/USA TODAY Sports) BERLIN, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has hailed a United Nations resolution recognizing the autonomy of sport as an important tool that will help foster political neutrality as well as lead to less boycotts and discrimination. The resolution adopted […]

Kenya’s Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon crowns

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR (Reuters) – Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men’s and women’s races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday. Kipsang and Keitany both pulled away in the last Central Park stretch, with Kipsang’s victory bringing […]

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five-Year Jail Term

Oscar Pistorius is led to a prison van (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings) By Joe Brock PRETORIA, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world. His uncle, […]

Biles Poised to Leap into Rio Spotlight

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHINA DAILY (Reuters) – Her training headquarters is a small warehouse in Spring, Texas, but bigger things are expected for petite gymnast Simone Biles, who is on track to become a darling of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The powerfully-built 4-foot-9 American is back from Nanning, China, where last weekend she won four world championship gold […]

Oslo pullout highlights need for more IOC transparency

(Reuters) – Oslo’s surprise withdrawal from the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics last week highlighted the need for more transparency in the bidding process, Norwegian Olympic Committee Secretary General Inge Andersen told Reuters on Thursday. Oslo became the fourth city, after Stockholm, Lviv in Ukraine and Poland’s Krakow to pull out, leaving just […]

Michael Phelps to Take Break from Swimming after Drunken Driving Arrest

Michael Phelps (Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports) Oct 5 (Reuters) – Famed U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, said on Sunday he would take a break from swimming and undergo treatment after his arrest last week for drunken driving. Phelps, 29, who is the most decorated Olympian of […]

USA Roster for 2014 FINA Short Course World Championships

Ryan Lochte (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza) Watch the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) on Universal Sports December 3-7 at 8 PM ET. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Eighteen Olympians, including individual gold medalists Tyler Clary (Riverside, Calif.), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif.), Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), will lead […]

Thailand Off Course on Hosting Tour de France

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Julien Pretot BANGKOK/PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Thailand boldly announced they were in talks to host the Tour de France on Thursday, much to the surprise of organizers of the world’s greatest cycle race who said they were only discussing staging a low key one-day in the Southeast Asian nation. […]

Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – RTR41X0R (Reuters) – American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later apologized for the incident, saying he was […]

2014 Berlin Marathon: Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Marathon (branded BMW Berlin Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is a major running and sporting event held annually in Berlin, Germany. The official marathon distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles 385 yards) is set up as a city-wide road race where professional athletes and amateur runners jointly participate.

2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards Nominees

Michael Phelps (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After claiming a combined 10 medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md.) and Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.) headline the nominees for the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, set for Monday, Nov. 24, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The nation’s […]

USA Triathlon Super Sprint on Universal Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Men’s and women’s race coverage from the Las Vegas stop of the elite 2014 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series will be televised on Universal Sports Network on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., showcasing a unique triathlon format on the rise in the U.S. A 60-minute national broadcast of the Super […]

Afghan beach volleyball grows with the Games, says coach

(Reuters) – Afghanistan’s beach volleyball teams have missed out on the reward of a new car after finishing out of the medals at the Asian Games, but they are happy with the experience, media exposure and ill-fitting sunglasses they found in South Korea. While a loss to Indonesia confirmed their exit from the tournament on […]

Olympians Attend New York Fashion Week

By Seth Rubinroit Several Olympians had the opportunity to participate in Fashion Week in New York. Long-distance runner Kara Goucher walked down the runway as a model for Oiselle, a women’s apparel company, at Nolcha Fashion Week: Holy moly! Add runway model to resume! — Kara Goucher (@karagoucher) September 9, 2014 Just days after […]

Contador sits out ‘unsuitable’ world championships

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Tour of Spain overall leader Alberto Contador will sit out this month’s world championships because the route does not suit him, the Spaniard said on Tuesday. “The route does not suit me so I prefer to give my spot to another rider,” Contador told reporters on the last rest day […]

Spanish ace Contador is king of Vuelta’s queen stage

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Alberto Contador moved closer to a third Tour of Spain title by winning Monday’s 16th stage while his closest domestic rivals cracked in the final climb. Britain’s Chris Froome was second in the 160.5-km mountain trek, the Vuelta’s ‘queen stage’, after the Team Sky rider’s late acceleration helped the pair […]

A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KYODO/FILE (Reuters) – Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning thegames, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium, built when Japan hosted the Olympics in 1964, symbolizes the woes. […]

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 […]

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 […]


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