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  • Can an Athlete With Type 1 Diabetes Make the Olympic Track Team?

    07/27/2019 10:56:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | July 25, 2019 | Scott Douglas
    You’ll want to be ready if you find yourself on the receiving end of a Kate Hall medicine ball toss. I wasn’t. During a midday early May workout, Hall recruited me to catch her throws and roll the ball back to her. I moved to the middle of the infield at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, Maine. From just inside the track, Hall sprang forward and heaved the 8-pound ball. Next thing I knew, the ball landed just in front of me, bounced, and crashed into my chest. It left a red mark on my sternum that lingered for a week....
  • 103-year-old runner becomes oldest woman to compete on American track

    06/20/2019 1:33:54 PM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | 06/19/2019 | Amy Lieu
    A 103-year-old runner has become the oldest woman to ever compete on an American track after finishing the 50- and 100-meter dashes at the National Senior Games in New Mexico on Monday, according to event organizers. Julia Hawkins was clocked at 21.06 in the 50-meter event, which appears to be a Senior Games record for the women's 100-plus age division. That's because she's the first to compete in that category.
  • SunTrax project moves toward phase two in Polk

    06/12/2019 4:29:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Ledger ^ | June 3, 2019 | Gary White
    AUBURNDALE — Florida has one of the world’s most famous asphalt ovals in the Daytona International Speedway. A slightly smaller track recently completed in Auburndale won’t draw massive crowds for races, but it’s part of a project that could hasten the day when self-driving vehicles take over the roads. Crews finished laying asphalt for the 2Ľ-mile oval — phase one of SunTrax — in early May, and construction will begin in the coming months on infield elements designed for the development and testing of connected and autonomous vehicles. The second phase of SunTrax, a project overseen by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise...
  • New High-School 100M Dash Record Holder Is a WHITE Guy..?! >_<

    04/30/2019 8:01:34 PM PDT · by gaijin · 50 replies
    Sports Center ^ | April 30th, 2019 | Author
    Wasn't even close. Took off like he was fired from a 30.06. Don't know what he's eating, but I suuure want some of it. Zounds. Maybe he beat boxes and goes to a lot of swap meets..?
  • "Girls" Track Final Sprinter Champs: 3 out of 4 are TRANNIES (gross sports photo)

    02/24/2019 6:01:46 PM PST · by gaijin · 98 replies
    Twitter Photo ^ | Feb 24th, 2019 | me
  • 100-year-old runner, a World War II vet, sets 5 new world track records

    03/20/2018 9:09:25 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/20/2018 | Robert Gearty
    A 100-year-old Texas man says he's on “the top of the world” after breaking five world running records for his age group during a championship meet in Maryland last weekend. Orville Rogers, a Dallas resident who trained bomber pilots during World War II, is proof age is just a number after his record-setting performances at the USATF Master Indoor Track and Field Championships.
  • Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska

    12/17/2017 6:27:00 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 17, 2017 | Yereth Rosen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska. Track Palin, 28, appeared in state court in Palmer, Alaska, earlier in the day on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanour assault and criminal mischief charges, court records showed. The records indicated all the charges involved domestic violence. It is not clear whether he entered a plea to the charges. His legal troubles have prompted his mother in the past to question the support available for military veterans like...
  • Heads Up Sports fans! Here's a name to remember - Armand Duplantis.

    04/22/2017 2:15:34 PM PDT · by Baynative · 26 replies
    Advocate ^ | April 1, 2017 | Advocate Staff
    (I changed the title because it won't copy) AUSTIN, Texas — Lafayette High School junior pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis outdid himself Saturday in the Texas Relays. Competing in the men's pole vault elite, Duplantis cleared the bar at 19 feet, 4Ľ inches to easily take the title and shatter the world junior record by four inches. The mark came three weeks after the 17-year-old Duplantis soared 19-1 at the New Balance Indoor Championships and a little more than a month after going 18-9Ľ for the national high school record at the LSU Last Chance Qualifier. He had a best...
  • Olympic Dive to Win the 400

    08/15/2016 7:14:24 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 26 replies
    8/15/16 | Originalbuckeye
    I know we haven't much discussed the Olympic races. But I wanted to say that someone diving over the finish line in a track race doesn't seem like it should be a winning play. Shouldn't it be the required that you end the race, standing??
  • Is it fair for Caster Semenya to compete against women at the Rio Olympics? [Intersex]

    08/12/2016 10:12:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    SI ^ | August 11, 2016 | Tim Layden
    It is likely that on the night of Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, a 25-year-old South African woman named Caster Semenya will win a gold medal. Her victory will come in the 800 meters, a race in which her times have been approaching a decades-old world record thought by many in the sport to be unapproachable. Her performance will be stunning: She is 5'10" and weighs 161 pounds, with muscular arms, broad shoulders and narrow hips. She has a severe jawline, hard and strong, and a competitor's unflinching eyes. In a 2009 article, Ariel...
  • Biological male awarded girls high school all-state track honors

    06/07/2016 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 5, 2016 | Staff
    Some female high school runners are questioning the fairness of the Alaska state track meet results after a biological male made it to the finals in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Haines High School senior Nattaphon Wangyot, an immigrant from Thailand, was born male but identifies as female. She was allowed to compete on girls’ teams because the Alaska School Activities Association allows individual districts to decide how to handle transgender athletes on teams. Haines’ policy states “For the purposes of gender identification for interscholastic activities, the district will consider the gender identity based on the student’s consistent...
  • Will Further Perversions of Title IX Ruin Women’s Athletics?

    06/04/2016 7:07:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 72 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 6/3/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Quick (no web searching!), who was the 2016 NCAA Division I women's basketball champion? (Don't tell me that your office didn't do a women’s NCAA tournament bracket contest!) Okay, given that they've (UConn) won it four times in-a-row, that's too easy. Let's try again: Who was the last (2015) WNBA champion? (Hint: They've won it four of the last five seasons.) Don't feel bad, I didn’t know either, and twice in their recent five-year championship run they defeated the team from my home state in the championship series. Even better: Can you name five WNBA teams? How about five WNBA...
  • A trail of microbes (could bacteria constantly dropping off our bodies allow tracking of us?)

    03/16/2016 1:08:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 3/11/16 | Kai Kupferschmidt
    The unique mix of bacteria you leave behind wherever you go might be used to identify you. Touching a phone, or just walking through a room, will leave behind hundreds of microbial species, sometimes including Staphylococcus aureus (inset).PHOTOS: (LEFT TO RIGHT) SCIENCE SOURCE; MATTHEW RAKOLA One morning last summer, evolutionary biologist Jose Lopez was having coffee on the back porch of his house in Hollywood, Florida, when two burglars climbed in through a front window and did what home invaders usually do: They rifled through drawers, disconnected the TV to carry it off, and even opened the fridge to...
  • Sarah Palin Suggests Arrested Son Track Suffers From PTSD

    01/20/2016 1:18:54 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 81 replies
    abc news ^ | 1-20-2016 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE, PAOLA CHAVEZ, AND BEN GITTLESON
    Speaking at a rally today for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested that her son Track, who was arrested this week for a domestic violence incident, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. "I guess it's kind of an elephant in the room, because my own family -- going through what we're going through today," Palin said at the event in Oklahoma alluding to Track's arrest. "My son, a combat vet, having served in a Stryker Brigade for you all, America in the war zone; but my son, like so many others, they came back a bit...
  • Obama DHS Says They Won’t Track Missing Syrian Refugee Because of His “Constitutional Rights”

    11/20/2015 6:09:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Hayride via Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/19/15 | Jim Hoft
    Liberals continue to tell us the "vetting process" for refugees is under control. They insist the federal government is monitoring every Syrian once they make it to America. But, of course, that's a total fallacy. Earlier this week a Syrian refugee went missing in Louisiana. The refugee was in the process of resettling in the Baton Rouge area when he went missing. As The Hayride reported, there are seven Syrian refugees in Kenner, Louisiana and six more were sent to the New Orleans area. Louisiana state officials heard about the missing Syrian refugee from the media, and not the Obama...
  • World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: analysts

    09/02/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/2/15 | Mariette Le Roux
    Bonn (AFP) - Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday. Instead of the UN-targeted ceiling of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of average warming over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, the world was on track for 2.9-3.1 C by 2100, according to the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a tool developed by a consortium of four research organisations. "The climate targets so far submitted to the UN by governments collectively lead to global emissions far above the levels needed to hold warming to...
  • 19-year-old US track phenom becomes the fastest teenager ever, takes over US Championships

    06/29/2015 8:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/29/2015 | Tony Manfred
    American sprinter Trayvon Bromell, a 19-year-old who goes to Baylor, had a historic weekend at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. In the prelims he ran the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds. It's the fastest time ever for a teenager and ties for the 2nd-fastest time of 2015. At age 19 Bromell is the 10th-fastest man of all time, and the 4th-fastest American. He went on to finish second to Tyson Gay in the 100m finals at the US Championships, which earned him a spot on the US team at the World Championships in Beijing in August. "I started...
  • Boehner punishes conservatives for upholding Constitution RE: Fast Track

    06/25/2015 5:20:38 AM PDT · by JOHN W K · 10 replies
    6/25/15 | johnwk
    See Boehner doles out new punishment ”Boehner allies have been retaliating against rank-and-file members who voted against a procedural motion earlier this month, nearly derailing a major trade package favored by Republican leaders that is set to clear the House on Thursday.” Our Constitution is crystal clear that any deals cooked up by our president must receive a two thirds approval vote by our national legislature to be binding law. See Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2: The President shall have power "... by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of...
  • Sessions: Fast Track Would Lead to 3 Pacts Encompassing 90% of World GDP

    06/17/2015 5:45:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/17/15 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Jeff Sessions is worried that the adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership would lead to an "historic international regulatory Commission" that would eoncmpass 90 percent of the world's GDP. He's concerned that it would "[create] a self-governing and self-perpetuating Commission with extraordinary implications for American workers and American sovereignty." “The House is preparing to vote again tomorrow on providing fast-track executive authority to the President. If adopted, it will be sent immediately to the Senate for final consideration," Sessions says in a statement to be released tonight. "It is essential that there be no misunderstanding: fast-track preapproves the formation of...
  • NASCAR up close. [video only]

    02/04/2014 6:19:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 2-4-2014 | failgeschlagen
    A NASCAR fan recorded this video right next to the track as several cars speed by spectators taking video. Most do not anticipate what happens when vehicles going over 185+ miles per hour run through an open area in quick succession...