ON YOUR MARKS — August

Vince Crisp took more than a second off his PR in winning Sound Running’s Sunset Tour #1 in 1:45.03. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

PLAYING GAMES: Whoever wins WA’s “fantasy athletics game” for the WC will be awarded a trip to next year’s championships in Budapest…

Not playing games: British sprinter Reece Prescod has PRed at 9.93, and says part of the reason is that he gave up video games: “It was quite a sad day. But with Call Of Duty, I had to ask myself why I was playing it. Was I actually enjoying it or was I just upset about everything that was going on — and wanted to drown myself and just play games and eat food and stuff like that? I had to face a harsh reality with myself. I was using the PS5 to distract me.”…

WA allotted $220K to assist the Ukrainian team with its travel costs to Eugene…

After deciding to suspend its operations in Russia back in March, Nike has gone the final step and is making a complete exit from the country…

Washington coaches Maurica and Andy Powell have signed contract extensions that will keep them in Seattle through the 2028–29 school year…

What conference the Huskies might be in by then is perhaps open to question: USC & UCLA have shaken up the Pac-12 by announcing they intend to bolt to the Big 10. That would of course have a major nationwide domino effect…

The World Half-Marathon Champs, set for Yangzhou in November, has been canceled. The Chinese city will be awarded the Road Running Championships in ’27…

Zimbabwean marathoner Isaac Mpofu has been cleared to run the WC marathon, after Monaco reversed his disqualification from the Durban Marathon in South Africa, where he won in 2:10:24 but ran afoul of officials when the bib on his back fell off…

After 5 years on the air, NBC is pulling the plug on the Olympic Channel. “We are reevaluating our programming distribution strategy regarding the content,” said a rep who promised “exciting new plans for Olympic content in the fall.”…

Genetics works, part I: the UK’s new decathlon champion is Elliot Thompson, at 7197. The 29-year-old has a ways to go to match his father’s accomplishments: Daley Thompson, 2-time gold medalist and 4-time WR setter…

Genetics works, part II: the 100H winner at the German nationals was Marlene Meier. She is the daughter of Olympic HJ gold medalist Heike Henkel and her husband, WC decathlon bronze medalist Paul Meier…

“I’m not worried,” says the top health officer for Lane County, which has half of Oregon’s 6 monkeypox cases. He said the risk to World Champs visitors is low, but not zero…

August’s traditional Falmouth Road Race has awarded $92,000 in scholarships to local high schoolers. Many of the 48 recipients this year have worked the race as volunteers…

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson didn’t drop down to the shorter sprints because she liked them: “I don’t like sprinting. I will sprint but I don’t like it. It’s so difficult, I tell people every day I give sprinters a lot of credit because whenever I sprint I feel so much pain.”…

Steve Prefontaine will now be a regular figure in Eugene — specifically a statue of the legendary distance runner, which has been unveiled at the 5th Street Public Market…

CAS has moved into permanent digs in Lausanne. It’s the first time in its 38-year history the organization has had its own dedicated offices…

When we say “track,” it’s usually understood that we also mean the silent part, “& field.” Not so in Kenya, where at the recent national champs, no field events were held. The rationale given was that none of the jumpers or throwers had hit WC qualifying standards…

European Athletics is pulling out of the multi-sport version of the European Championships after the August event in Munich. Like swimming, it will return to the stand-alone meet that it sponsored until 2018…

The two candidates to host the ’26 Euros are Birmingham and Budapest. The decision will be made by the EA Council in November…

A year-long investigation by WADA into the dark web as a source for performance-enhancing drugs has come to the conclusion that the shadowy entity only has marginal activity in that regard, and that athletes are more likely to use the “clear” web to buy substances they shouldn’t…

Remember that iconic moment when the world watched as Derek Redmond tore his hamstring in the ’92 Barcelona 400 semis, and his father leaped on to the track and helped him to the finish? Lots of folks do: to date, the video of that scene has had some 90 million views on YouTube. Says Redmond, now 56, “I have spoken for a living for 24 years now and I reckon I do 100 motivational talks each year around the world. In 80 of those, you can guess the hamstring is a big talking point… I’ve made a living from a pulled hamstring.” ◻︎

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