26 Jun '12, 9pm

Bryan Clay will not chase standard, cites " Integrity of Decathlon", release by USATF, note by Larry Eder: Clay,...

Bryan Clay will not chase standard, cites " Integrity of Decathlon", release by USATF, note by Larry Eder: Clay,...

Last Saturday afternoon, following the completion of the US Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, I met one of my "deca heroes", Rafer Johnson. If you follow the sport, you know that Rafer won the Silver medal in the decathlon in Melbourne in 1956, and the Gold in Rome in 1960. Rafer once stated that "The whole decathlon is ridiculous, but the 1,500 meters is insanity." I must say that over the last 15 years I have come to love the ridiculousness that is the decathlon, and even the insanity that is the 1500 (though the 1500 has always been my bane). Frankly, it is difficult for me to imagine life without it. For that reason, among others, I am torn by the post-US Olympic trials discussion regarding whether the USATF should allow me, or another athlete, to fill the final spot on the U.S. Decathlon Team by achieving the "A" standard prior to the July 8 Internation...

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Bryan Clay Decathlon Clarification, by Jill Geer/USATF, note by Larry Eder - RunBlogRun

Bryan Clay Decathlon Clarification, by Jill Gee...

runblogrun.com 24 Jun '12, 12am

Clay, Eaton, Hardee, 2012 Trials, photo by PhotoRun.net Here are the thoughtful clarification from USATF's Jill Geer on th...

2012 Oly Trials Breaking News: USATF announcement on 100 meter dead heat, release, note by Larry Eder: Jenebah T...

2012 Oly Trials Breaking News: USATF announceme...

runblogrun.com 27 Jun '12, 7pm

Jenebah Tarmoh, photo by PhotoRun.net The 100 meter dead heat, which has caused so much journalistic digital and print ink...

ASICS Athlete LoLo Jones Secures Her Spot to Lo...

runblogrun.com 26 Jun '12, 1am

ASICS ATHLETE LOLO JONES SECURES HER SPOT TO LONDON - With a Time of 12:86 in the 100 Meter Hurdles, Jones Continues on th...

Note to Self…

ronisweigh.com 28 Jun '12, 11am

I love when people share great ideas! Yesterday Maria shared this Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry post from from The Girl Wh...

Nick Symmonds, in Eugene, his race was won, for London, a race to be run, by Dick Patrick, note by Larry Eder: N...

Nick Symmonds, in Eugene, his race was won, for...

runblogrun.com 26 Jun '12, 7pm

Leading up to the Trials, Symmonds quieted one of his crusades - for athletes to be able to have more freedom in displayin...

Roman Sebrle on Ashton Eaton breaking his WR, b...

runblogrun.com 24 Jun '12, 3pm

Roman Sebrle after Ashton Eaton world record: "Yes, it is little bit of nostalgia losing the world record. But I m happy f...

Bryan Clay DQ'd from 110m hurdles, falls to last place in decathlon:

Bryan Clay DQ'd from 110m hurdles, falls to las...

flotrack.org 23 Jun '12, 5pm

(The ruled to DQ Clay in the 110H because he pushed the last hurdle over after he stumbled over the 9th hurdle.)

2012 Oly Trials: WL's for Merritt, Hoffa, Sanya, Gatlin gets 9.80, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder: Sanya Ric...

2012 Oly Trials: WL's for Merritt, Hoffa, Sanya...

runblogrun.com 25 Jun '12, 11pm

WL´s for Merritt, Sanya, Hoffa and Gatlin gets 9.80 EUGENE (USA, Jun 24): Two world leading marks at 400 m and another one...

Jeremy Wariner and the Will to Win, by Roy Stev...

runblogrun.com 24 Jun '12, 4pm

How does an Olympic Champion (and silver medalist), double Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 400m relay, double world champ...