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  1. Tracy has settled his breach-of-contract suit...

    Tracy has settled his breach-of-contract suit with CGI.

    https://timesofsandiego.com/business/2019/12/18/mr-marathon-tracy-sundlun-settles-suit-against-cgi-firm-he-co-founded/

    K . E . N.
  2. I spoke with Vin's lawyer, who says CAS has yet...

    I spoke with Vin's lawyer, who says CAS has yet to release its "lengthy" report. But the guy who heard Vin's grievance in October was the same gent who wrote the CAS opinion on Alberto Salazar.
    ...
  3. Silver medalist Greg Foster needs heart transplant

    UCLA alum and 4X world champ Greg Foster, who would have won LA1984 hurdles gold but for thinking race was recalled, needs a heart transplant, his son says in a long GoFundMe post:...
  4. So here's the athlete in question: Allison Reaser...

    So here's the athlete in question: Allison Reaser Halverson, 2014 NCAA hep runner-up out of San Diego State University:
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  5. Does Thorpe Cup count as national rep meet?

    Does Thorpe Cup count as national rep meet?
  6. How does IAAF define "National Representative Competitions"?

    I'm working on a story about an American athlete seeking to transfer national eligibility to another nation. The athlete has applied for a passport (and thus citizenship) to the new country on...
  7. I found this on IAAF site: Triple Jump...

    I found this on IAAF site:

    Triple Jump
    KeAndre BATES 24 May 96 17.16 16.97
    Will CLAYE 13 Jun 91 18.14 18.14
    Omar CRADDOCK 26 Apr 91 17.68 17.68
    Donald SCOTT 23 Feb 92 17.43 17.43
    Christian...
  8. Willie Banks on strategy that won him IAAF Council seat

    Even if being the American rep to IAAF Congress greased the skids, Willie Banks didn't take it for granted that he would be elected to the powerful IAAF Council. In a phone call from Doha (12:20 p.m....
  9. 20.58 (200) Paralympic sprinter handed 4-year ban despite not being called a cheater

    Visually impaired Stirley Jones ran a 20.58 into a wind in 2017, and was picked for USA national Paralympic team in 2018. In October 2018, he tested positive after an out-of-competition test (I think...
  10. How Brad Barton beat years of injuries to be oldest sub-4:20 miler at 53

    This isn't just a world record story. It's a story of overcoming misfortune and self-doubt.
    ...
  11. Wallace Spearmon runs 2 in 21.45 at Chula Vista HP1 meet

    My wife's favorite sprinter (besides me) is Wallace Spearmon. At age 34, he's still bringing it, taking second Sunday in a low-key meet at the old Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
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    Ah, it appears she's been running USA meets past...

    Ah, it appears she's been running USA meets past few years:
    https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/russia/yuliya-stepanova-238403
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    Our Russian whistleblower friend back in the...

    Our Russian whistleblower friend back in the game?

    https://flashresults.com/2019_Meets/Outdoor/05-16_USATFDistanceClassic/003-1_compiled.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuliya_Stepanova
  14. Carl Lewis: "Our sport is proving the definition of insanity"

    Every few years, Carl Lewis stirs up the molecules with comments on the sport's administration.

    At Mt. SAC Saturday, while speaking with Scott Reid of The Orange County Register, he issued some...
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    I've posted slo-mo video of Michael Norman's...

    I've posted slo-mo video of Michael Norman's start and finish with my story on Times of San Diego, which also reports a world high jump record (in a Paralympic category).
    ...
  16. Fred Jones of L.A. Mercurettes still around?

    A journalist based in India writes:

    I would like to get in touch with the LA Mercurettes Club, and especially track coach Fred Jones. Does the club not exist any more? I would appreciate any help...
  17. Now the stuff hits the fan:...

    Now the stuff hits the fan:
    https://timesofsandiego.com/sports/2019/02/25/usatfs-ousted-president-alleges-pressure-to-warp-bylaws-extend-terms/


    K . E . N.
  18. No change in Vin Lananna's status after this...

    No change in Vin Lananna's status after this morning's USATF board meeting. Vin will have to use grievance process to be restored to presidency: ...
  19. David Pain dies at 96 was founding father of masters track

    Impossible to overstate the importance of my San Diego friend. I wish I had visited him in his last months. He enjoyed the ice cream and clam chowder (from Anthony's Fish Grotto) that I brought him...
  20. Late Wednesday night, Vin's lawyer Mark Lambert...

    Late Wednesday night, Vin's lawyer Mark Lambert confirmed that a grievance is coming. Lambert blames interim USATF president Mike Conley for forcing the issue by not extending the one-year deadline...
  21. Vin Lananna appears ready to file USATF grievance over removal as president

    Vin has till Friday to file a grievance with Indy. The next USATF board meeting isn't until Feb. 23, however. Will board meet in a special conference call this week? Stay tuned.

    My story in Times...
  22. Bill Gookin dies at 86 invented Gookinaid drink, ran marathons

    My obituary of an amazing San Diego gent:
    https://timesofsandiego.com/sports/2019/02/01/bill-gookin-dies-at-86-track-club-founder-teacher-famed-for-sports-drink/

    K . E . N.
  23. Tracy filed suit this month against CGI. He wants...

    Tracy filed suit this month against CGI. He wants $146,000 in promised severance and thousands of dollars in other unpaid benefits. Plus punitive damages.

    My story on Times of San Diego:
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  24. USATF Masters offering up to $2,000 in travel grants, prize money for Poland worlds

    This is big.

    USATF Masters Track is offering up to $2,000 in travel grants and prize money for world-class U.S. age-groupers (as old as 103) to compete this spring at WMA world indoor...
  25. Is M50 Puerto Rican sprinter Edgardo Guilbe for real?

    This is a note I sent to the Puerto Rican athletics governing body.

    Anyone out there have intel on this gent?

    Greetings, ladies and gentlemen:

    I've been alerted to potential M50 age-group...
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