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I recently competed in the Olympic Track & Field Trials in the 3000m steeplechase, an Olympic event for the first time this year (2008). I'm moving to Long Beach, California in November and own my own web development company.

Live Blogging from the adidas Track Classic Saturday, May 16 4pm-7pm PT

(Ed. Note: WomenTalkSports.com co-founder and steeplechaser Ann Gaffigan will be at the Home Depot Center today using some cool new technology to live blog from the adidas Track Classic.  Followers can comment, interact, and get lots of behind-the-scenes commentary so if you’re a T&F fan, don’t miss this coverage). I will be live-blogging (below) from …

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Los Angeles Sol unveils Marta Bobblehead

CARSON, CALIF. – Wednesday, May 13, 2009 – The Los Angeles Sol (Women’s Professional Soccer) today unveiled a bobblehead doll depicting Sol forward and Three-time FIFA Player of the Year, Marta. “The Marta bobblehead is sure to quickly become a collectors’ item,” said Los Angeles Sol General Manager Charlie Naimo. “It is not only the …

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Track & Field Weekend Recap (May 8-10, 2009)

We are getting into the thick of the track & field season here in the month of May, and this weekend was proof. At the IAAF Super Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar, 13 world-leading marks were set. Blanka Vlasic of Croatia leaped 2.05m in the air to win the high jump. That’s 6 feet, 8 …

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Elite High Schoolers added to adidas Track Classic

Jordan Hasay and Reggie Wyatt to Compete at The Home Depot Center May 16 Carson, CA (May 7, 2009) – The adidas Track Classic, one of the premier track and field meets in the country, has added two of the United States’ top high school runners to its already elite field, meet officials announced today. …

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Another Exciting Weekend in Track & Field

Another exciting weekend in Track & Field! Last night’s Guadelupe meet kicked it off with USA’s Lashinda Demus (great article on Demus raising twins while training to make the 2008 US Olympic team here) running a world-leading time of 54.17 to win the 400m hurdles. The US women swept the top 3 places in the …

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adidas Track Classic and Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix looking for LA’s fastest 5-year-old

Winner will be Crowned “L.A.’s Fastest Five-Year Old” during Premier Track and Field Event at The Home Depot Center Carson, CA (April 28, 2009) – The adidas Track Classic, one of the premier track and field meets in the country, and Olympic gold medalist and Southern California native Allyson Felix today announced a Southland search …

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Watch the 100th Drake Relays and the Flora London Marathon on Sunday

by Ann Gaffigan for Pretty Tough If you watched the live airing of the Penn Relays this afternoon, you might have since come down with a case of Track & Field fever. The USA vs. Jamaica relays took center stage, and the packed stadium (attendance was reported at 47,900) spent much of their time on …

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Kara Goucher post-Boston: “I wanted to be the one that won for everybody”

Kara Goucher was in tears. As soon as she hit the finish line. She had given it everything she had on that day and on the hundreds of days leading up to it: the tough training, the sacrifices, the tweaks in nutrition, the meticulous planning of each and every workout and race, the mental preparation. …

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