ON YOUR MARKS — March

Elijah Hall’s Madrid 60 win gave him the World Indoor Tour title. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI)

NO ROOM AT THE INN: Not a surprise that housing during the World Championships will be tight in the Eugene/Springfield area. With most hotels and house rentals booked solid, Travel Lane County says it will set up shuttles from other nearby areas as well as make temporary RV villages available…

Colby Alexander, this indoor season’s mile find, has signed a deal with adidas that will take him through ’24…

Christian Taylor has left embattled coach Rana Reider and is now being guided by his wife, former Austrian hurdler Beate Schrott. Also working with them is Jamaican hurdler Omar McLeod…

Crossover talent: German 100 champ Alexandra Burghardt, who was on the 5th-place 4×1 in Tokyo, won silver in the Winter Games in the 2-woman bobsled…

19-footers galore: when Renaud Lavillenie cleared 19-¾ (5.81) in Tourcoing on February 04 it marked the 163rd time the French veteran had bettered 5.80 (19-¼)…

Tara Davis had to miss the USATF Indoor because of an insurmountable travel challenge when a snowstorm hit Arkansas…

Shot putter Chase Ealey has been living in England for the past year, working with coach Paul Wilson…

Albuquerque’s high-end prep meet, the Great Southwest Classic, has been canceled again this year…

WADA has accused CAS of rewriting the Anti-Doping Code to fit the circumstances of the Kamila Valieva case at the Winter Olympics. CAS allowed mandatory provisional suspensions for protected persons (i.e. under 16) to now be considered optional. “This sets a dangerous precedent.”…

Kara Goucher has been told at age 43 that she must drastically cut back her running after being diagnosed with repetitive exercise dystonia, a rare neurological condition that is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions…

Coach Jim Sackett died in February. After 11 seasons at Western Illinois he coached at Cal Poly Pomona For 27 years and produced 135 outdoor Div. II All-Americas…

Irish Olympian Leon Reid is getting 3 months in jail, 200 hours of community service, and a suspended sentence of 18 months. He was convicted of allowing his apartment to be used to manufacture crack cocaine…

The Jamaican federation is planning a 4-meet series to help prepare its athletes for international competition. Called the Jubilee Series, the first one went off on February 19…

British miler Josh Kerr says he’s very pleased to be training with Brooks Beasts. “The training isn’t massively intense but what I do really well: my injury rate is really low and I’m able to stack a bunch of days together and it ends up being a phenomenal fitness level.”…

The USATF Foundation has awarded grants to 27 youth clubs in 17 states, totaling $30,290…



Sounds like most Los Angeles residents have warmed up to the idea of hosting the ’28 Olympics. A recent poll showed 76% giving the Games a thumbs-up…

North Carolina’s Triangle and Triad regions have thrown their collective hat in the ring to be considered as host for the ’27 World University Games

At the Race Walking Team Championships in Muscat, WA’s health and science department conducted a study on the effectiveness of the heat preparation strategies used by the competitors…

Kentucky’s Masai Russell is reportedly scoring big in the NIL game, with “20 or so” deals including Hulu and Walgreens. She says she’s bringing in 6 figures at this point…

Kenyan sports authorities have announced that they aim to create a marathon that will offer as much prize money as some of the World Marathon Majors. Called the Uhuru Classic City Marathon, the May race will pay $55,000 to each winner…

Georgia’s Spec Towns Invitational has been canceled this spring because of construction in the area and logistical issues…

British great Roger Black, the winner of the 400 silver at the ’96 Olympics, has revealed that he competed his whole career knowing that he had chronic heart disease…

Much fear was sparked over what the pandemic would do to college sports. Cease your worrying? The NCAA reports that it generated a record $1.16 billion in revenue last year…

USA Triathlon announced that women’s triathlon has hit a key milestone in the process to becoming the newest NCAA sport: 40 schools have now officially signed on with varsity women’s teams.…

The Oregon22 organization is organizing an event for youth groups called the World Wide Welcome Youth Relay. Some 200 youth groups will each run a virtual 1M relay leg dedicated to one of the nations competing at the World Champs…

Elite German runners aren’t so wild about the Euro Championships marathon being scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. on August 15, and have started a petition in protest. The average high temperature that day is 75 (24C), but the last two years it has topped out at 80 (27C) and 86 (30C)…

Oregon has been approved for a $9 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to support the World Championships this summer. This closes the funding gap in the state’s $40 million commitment to the event.

In early February, WADA said that the sanctions against Russia for its doping program will not automatically be lifted when its suspension is lifted at the end of the year…

Russia’s Irina Davydova will lose the gold and bronze medals she won in the 400 at the ’12 and ’14 Euro Champs, following the resolution of the investigation of her doping in those years, according to TASS…

In the weeks before the sanctions blizzard that came with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. introduced sanctions against Belarusian officials involved in the repression of Belarusian athletes abroad. The motion was inspired by the country’s attempt to bring sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to Belarus after the Tokyo Olympics against her will…

The Lithuanian federation is financing a training camp for Ukrainian athletes displaced by the Russian invasion…

Kenya, with its hopes set on hosting the World Championships in 2025, says it expects to find out in March…

World Athletics is exploring the creation of new events specifically to generate new revenue streams. Says CEO Jon Ridgeon, “This is in the early stages and it will start by exploring possible ideas. We are not doing this because we are in any trouble as an organization. Financially we are doing pretty well.”…

USATF will be partnering with USA Swimming to hire an agency to sell “key categories and properties” for both organizations. Among the categories for new sponsorships: airline, consumer package goods, payment and financial services, and cryptocurrency.”…

The commencement speaker at USC’s May graduation will be Allyson Felix…

Shoe manufacturer On has joined the Penn Relays as a major sponsor in a multi-year agreement…

Usain Bolt has reportedly donated some $9600 to help out his old high school’s track program…

As the ongoing legal battle between vaulter EJ Obiena and the Philippine federation rages, WA declined too intervene, calling it an “internal issue.” The dispute centers on whether Obiena paid his Ukrainian coach, Vitaliy Petrov, on time. Petrov, by the way, also once coached one Sergey Bubka…

After his world leading vault in Uppsala, Mondo Duplantis prophetically said, “I am now at a point in my career where I make small improvements. One week I change my run-up, in the next week I am jumping a bit more aggressively. That way I can improve step by step. I know what to do and that I am in a position to jump higher.” ◻︎

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