Monthly archive for March2014

Nia Ali Bursts onto the Track Scene After Claiming her First World Title

Nia Ali Bursts onto the Track Scene After Claiming her First World Title

Pleasantville High School alumna Nia Ali bursts onto track scene after world championship win Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:00 pm By DAVID WEINBERG, Staff Writer Nia Ali was sleeping in her North Hollywood, Calif., apartment last Monday when an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter…

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Nia Ali at Work, Rest & Play

Nia Ali at Work, Rest & Play

24 MAR 2014 FEATURE WORK, REST AND PLAY – NIA ALI The 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships 60m hurdles gold medallist Nia Ali takes time out from her busy training schedule to answer our work, rest, play questions. NIA AT WORK What is your favourite training…

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Nia Ali’s Nine Inch Tales

Nia Ali’s Nine Inch Tales

When Nia Ali lowered into the blocks in Sopot, she was already nine inches (about 23cm) behind her fellow competitors. But don’t worry, what at first sounds like either a fatal miscalculation or a bizarre self-imposed handicap, turns out to be very much part of the plan……

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Brigetta Barrett is Ready to Soar to New Heights

Brigetta Barrett is Ready to Soar to New Heights

A Long-Term Approach with the Focus on Gold By Scott Bush -  To win Olympic silver after just finishing up your junior year of college is impressive, to say the least. For former University of Arizona NCAA champion Brigetta Barrett, that was the case. The…

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Mutaz Barshim at Work, Rest & Play!

Mutaz Barshim at Work, Rest & Play!

High jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim secured bronze and silver medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 IAAF World Championships respectively before climbing up to the top step of the podium earlier this month when he won at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships….

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Christian Taylor Interviews About his 2014 Season

Christian Taylor Interviews About his 2014 Season

Christian Taylor and the Need to Win By Scott Bush 2012 was a golden year for former University of Florida standout Christian Taylor. The triple jump specialist came up huge at the London Olympics, besting a strong field while bringing home a gold medal, all…

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Nia Ali Claims her Gold Medal and World Title

Nia Ali Claims her Gold Medal and World Title

09 MAR 2014 FEATURE SOPOT, POLAND THE GREATEST MARK II – ALI KNOCKS OUT THE HOLDER TO CLAIM WORLD TITLE Nia Ali View Profile Through the early rounds she floated like something of a butterfly. Then, when it came to the final round, she stung like a…

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Mutaz Barshim Returns Home with a Gold Medal!

Mutaz Barshim Returns Home with a Gold Medal!

Qatar’s ‘golden boy’ Barshim thrilled with medal in Poland March 12, 2014 – 12:13:38 am BY RIZWAN REHMAT DOHA: Carrying the medal in his pocket, Qatar’s ‘golden boy’ Mutaz Essa Barshim joked that he forgot to bring the shiny mettle he won in Poland just…

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Gabriele Grunewald Reflects on her 1st National Title and Looks Ahead to Sopot

Gabriele Grunewald Reflects on her 1st National Title and Looks Ahead to Sopot

Gabriele Grunewald Interview CHRISTOPHER KELSALL MARCH 4, 2014 0 © Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Gabriele Grunewald, better known as GG or Gabe, is an American middle-distance runner from small town Minnesota or Perham, MN to be exact. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she…

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Derval O’Rourke Recalls her World Indoor Championship Successes

Derval O’Rourke Recalls her World Indoor Championship Successes

Treading boards brings out our best Tuesday, March 04, 2014 I’m counting down the hours to the weekend’s World Indoor Championships as Sopot in Poland hosts the most important event of the global athletics calendar. By Derval O’Rourke Indoor running has always been a lucrative…

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