Monthly archive for February2014

Janay DeLoach is Headed to World Championships in a Different Event

Janay DeLoach is Headed to World Championships in a Different Event

DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks headed for world track championships in 60-meter hurdles Van WilliamsAlaska Sports Hall of Fame February 25, 2014 Team USA courtesy photo Being one of the top-ranked long jumpers in the world, isn’t good enough for Janay DeLoach Soukup of Fairbanks. She wants to…

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Gabriele Grunewald’s Statement – Women’s 3000m

Gabriele Grunewald’s Statement – Women’s 3000m

Gabriele Grunewald’s Statement Regarding USATF Indoor Championships February 24, 2014 First of all, let me say how humbled I am by the support I have received from administrators in the sport, the media, and especially my fellow athletes. This has been a very emotional 48…

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The Decathlon Chooses You

The Decathlon Chooses You

INTERVIEW / ASHTON EATON ‘Decathlon chooses you’ “I keep competing and performing for the fans. If there is even one person in the stands appreciating me, that’s enough for me,” says the champion decathlete, Ashton Eaton. By G. Viswanath. Ashton Eaton is among the long list…

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Kimberlyn Duncan is “Sprinting for Gold”

Kimberlyn Duncan is “Sprinting for Gold”

“Sprinting for Gold” Hard work and perseverance pays off for Cy Springs grad Kimberlyn Duncan as she sprints ahead to become one of the most elite athletes in the nation Written by Meagan Clanahan | Select photography by Bryan C. Wayne Although she exhibited raw…

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Janay DeLoach at Work, Rest & Play

Janay DeLoach at Work, Rest & Play

Janay DeLoach Soukup won the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships long jump silver medal and then the London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medal in this event. However, she is very talented over the barriers as well and equalled the world’s best time of 7.91 in…

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When Mutaz Met Meryl

When Mutaz Met Meryl

When Mutaz met Meryl Multiple award winning actress Meryl Streep was lucky enough to sit beside Olympic medal winning high jumperMutaz Essa Barshim at a sport’s dinner in Doha, Qatar. Here’s the story of the night, as told by Barshim.   “Meryl Streep is really good…

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