ON YOUR MARKS — April

Records galore! Amanda Moll’s 14-9½ at the Texas Relays represented new highs for the High School, World Youth, American Youth & American Junior categories. (ERROL ANDERSON/THE SPORTING IMAGE)

WHAT PRICE GOLD? Harrison Dillard’s ’48 gold medal for his surprise 100 win has gone on the auction block with a starting bid of $120,000…

The Fukuoka Marathon, recently canceled after a 75-year run, is coming back after all. The “new” race, set for December 04, will feature a field of about 100 elites and be part of the Japanese Marathon Championship series…

After her silver in the World Indoor TJ, Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk is not sure of her future in the event: “I don’t know if I will continue with the triple jump but I really enjoyed it.”…

Australia and Canada have pulled out of June’s World University Games in Chengdu, China, citing the risk of COVID…

A promotional campaign in the Czech Republic to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Emil Zátopek’s birth had to be retooled to eliminate its “Z” logo. That is the letter that is now being used by Russian forces in Ukraine, as well as their supporters…

The University of Oregon has set up an official NIL marketplace for the Ducks, the first of its kind nationally. The directory of Oregon’s athletes will be available for third parties to use the platform to contact, pitch, book and pay athletes…

Though sprinters Elijah Hall and Javiane Oliver had Wild Cards to compete in the World Indoor, they did not meet the USATF requirement of competing at the national championships and were left off the squad…

Emmanuel Bor, who qualified for the World Indoor team in the 3000, was denied leave to go to Belgrade by the U.S. Army, which cited safety concerns…

Kenyan papers are reporting that marathoner Duncan Kibet, who won Rotterdam in ’09 in 2:04:27, then the No. 2 performance ever, is living in poverty and dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts, after what he calls a fraudulent property deal…

Justin Gatlin is reportedly working with the AAU on a docuseries about the U.S./Jamaica sprint rivalry, called Protect The Crown

Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery have co-authored a book called, How She Did It, which tells the stores of 50 female track & field athletes…

Two U.S. coaches died on March 06: Ralph Lindeman (Air Force) and Ron Kamaka (Mt. SAC)…

Paris ’24 organizers are going to try to keep tickets affordable, pledging that half of the tickets, some 5 million total seats, will be priced at 50 Euros ($55) or less. Of that total, one million tickets will be at $24 Euros ($26), and those will include some track & field seats…

A training center in the Paris suburb of Eaubonne has been chosen as the training base for U.S. athletes at the ’24 Olympics. From the Olympic Village in St.-Denis, it will be a 15-minute trip…

The International Testing Agency (ITA) has run a pilot project using drones to transport drug testing samples in Doha, with the flying vehicles covering distances of over 20K (12.4M)…

Gender Parity is coming to the World Athletics Council, says Seb Coe. Currently the guiding body of the sport is made up of 30% women, but Coe aims to hit 50–50 by ’27…

Caitlyn Jenner has signed on as a contributor to FOX News Media…

Eric Lira, the El Paso “naturopathic therapist” indicted on charges of supplying performance-enhancing drugs to Blessing Okagbare, has pleaded not guilty in federal court…

British sprinter Daryll Neita has accused UK Athletics of blackmail in threatening to withdraw funding if she and others kept working with embattled American coach Rana Reider. She has since moved to Italy, while Adam Gemili continues to work with Reider…

Tired of buying t-shirts as track meet souvenirs? Seiko wants to help. The Japanese time-keeping company is releasing a commemorative model of its Prospex dive watch for the World Championships in Eugene. It will go on sale in June for $3200…

UK Athletics has hired a new CEO, Jack Buckner, who made his name as an athlete with a 5000 bronze at the ’87 WC…

Ultras aren’t our usual beat but WA is now recognizing the 50K record, which recently got trimmed by nearly 2:00 by South African Stephen Mokoka, running 2:40:13 in his debut at the distance. The 3-time Olympian covered the 31.1M distance at a 2:15 marathon clip…

In addition to being a World Ranked long jumper, Britain’s Lorraine Ugen has a flair for fashion design. She is marketing a collection of clothes, and the name highlights a situation she and many other athletes have had to deal with: “Unsigned.”…

Long known for its iconic outdoor track, Penn has announced plans to build a banked indoor track inside a new 73,000 square-foot track center, at a price tag of $69 million. Ground will break in August with completion set for May ’24. The project, originally announced in ’19, was delayed for two years by changes in construction planning…

Maine has canceled plans to build a 300m indoor track and will instead put in a new outdoor oval. Said AD Ken Ralph, “We heard from too many track people that they didn’t like the idea of the 300-meter indoor track. They felt we would benefit more from an outdoor track.”…

Tennessee’s proposed budget includes funding for a new indoor track facility

The new 200m banked track in the West End of Louisville has already nabbed hosting rights for 5 of USATF’s age-group meets. In town to announce the news, USATF CEO Max Siegel said, “This is a fantastic, amazing facility… Every single detail that a coach or an athlete, in addition to a fan, would take into consideration has been incorporated here.”…

Jarret Eaton says that this season will be his last, at age 32. The World Indoor 60H bronze winner is transitioning to coaching and is not sure he will pursue a full outdoor campaign. “I wanted to be able to go out on my terms. Not all athletes get the chance to do that, they kind of get thrown out of the sport, and I didn’t want that to happen to me. I wanted to go out on a high note, on a joyous moment, and I’m so glad that the World Indoors came to a close like this.”…

Caster Semenya has returned to competition, and this time she is moving up in an attempt to make the World Championships 5000. In late March she ran a 3000 PR of 8:54.97…

Faced with a massive financial crunch due to the economic sanctions related to its invasion of Ukraine, Russia still had to make a March deadline to pay World Athletics the $6.3 million still owed for its doping transgressions. Federation head Irina Privalova says that the payment was made on time, though WA did not immediately confirm receipt of the funds…

Singapore has entered the ring of bidders for the ’25 World Championships, joining Kenya and Japan. The decision is expected to come in July…

Yaseen Abdalla, who anchored the Texas distance medley to victory at the NCAA Indoor with his 3:55.58, had a high school 1600 PR of only 4:19.10 for Austin’s LBJ High…

Nikki Hiltz has moved to Flagstaff to be coached by Mike Smith…

Emily Infeld is now based in Flagstaff as well, and will be coached by Jon Green, who also works with Molly Seidel…

No longer unsigned, marathon American Record setter Keira D’Amato is now running for Nike…

400 hurdler Shamier Little admitted on Twitter: “I have this irrational fear of getting a paper cut on the finishline tape and bleeding out.” ◻︎

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