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