I used to coach sprints alongside Donald Quarrie, four-time Olympic medallist for Jamaica -- including a gold medal in the 200 meters in the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
A capacity crowd of 13,278 filled Hayward Field on a perfect sunny day with temperature in the mid-70's for the Prefontaine Classic. This year marked the 40th anniversary of Steve Prefontaine's passing and the Diamond League event bearing his name did not disappoint.
I will accept the path I have taken, accept the mistakes I have made. Accept that, yes, I have regrets, but that there is no way I would be who I am without them. Accept that often times what we believe to be our biggest mistakes lead to the biggest turning points of our lives.
Strides are an easy and effective way to increase your speed. By adding strides to your workout two or three times a week, you can begin to see some big changes in turnover (foot speed) and performance.
There may still be times when a change in running technique is appropriate. However, most people will find greater improvements through practicing the technique that their body naturally goes toward, thus reducing the variability of their steps.
My daughter has made the darkness in my heart shine brighter than I ever could imagine. She gave me a reason to wake up each morning. I can't thank my Lord enough for blessing me with such a beautiful child.
As I attempt to make sense of my own success self-portrait, I'm increasingly aware that success is something we must define -- and redefine -- for ourselves.
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How can we translate that champion mentality that we see at the World Championships into a powerful mindset that can help us on a daily basis? Here's how you can apply this mental training to your fitness and your life.
Defying all odds, his left leg being nearly an inch shorter than his right and limping as he ran, Glenn Cunningham set all kinds of middle distance records in high school. At Kansas University he is remembered as being one of the university's all-time track greats.
There's still time to enjoy some of the most amazing feats of athletic achievement: The London Paralympics 2012! As a winner of 3 Paralympic medals, I know firsthand the dedication to training and perseverance required to compete at this level of sport.
What a fantastic Olympics we've just had. I miss the Games already. The spectacle was grand, but what I hope really last are the spirits of internationalism and participation in sport.
While no one can deny that Phelps is the greatest swimmer in history, it's silly to call him the "greatest Olympian." Anyone who's followed Olympic sports knows that swimming and multiple medals go together like vodka and regrets.
Oscar Pistorius' participation in the Olympic Games is no threat to the spirit of the competition; fear-mongering, intolerance and corruption certainly are.
At the Olympics this year, it means everything to me to represent Haiti. Despite the fact that I consider myself to be a Haitian-American, I've chosen to represent Haiti in an attempt to inspire people and showcase my country's dignity.