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Somebody ought to lose their job at Nike, Meb Keflezigh wins Olympic Marathon trials

Posted in Olympics, Track & Field

Meb Keflezighi won today’s Men’s Olympic Marathon trials in Houston.  Meb, 36-years old, ran a personal best to win the race and qualify for the 2012 Men’s Olympic Marathon Team. Keflezighi’s time of 2:09:07 was just shy of an American Olympic trials record, with Ryan Hall, the race favorite, coming in second and finishing just under the… Continue Reading

Olympic Athlete’s Male-Enhancement Nearly Cost Him His Career

Posted in Olympics, Performance Enhancing Drugs, Track & Field

LaShawn Merritt, the 25-year-old Olympic athlete once barred from competing due to an accidental doping scandal has now resurfaced, stronger, faster and wiser than ever. As Merritt gears up to compete in the 2012 London Games the New York Times profiled him and discussed what he learned after reflecting back on his embarrassing episode. What… Continue Reading

Shame in College Sports, an indictment of the NCAA

Posted in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Track & Field

Taylor Branch, civil rights author and historian, has written a powerful indictment of the NCAA and collegiate sports. Reading this is an education on the exploitation of athletes in major college sports. Read the full article here in the Atlantic. Below is a section from the article that describes the myth of the student athlete. We… Continue Reading