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DBR- Is "Professional Runner" Code For "Unemployed"?- April 7, 2014
Halfmile star Phoebe Wright says she knows being a pro is hard, "and I respect you for working your butt off and having loads of self-discipline and whatnot. Unfortunately the employers of the big-girl jobs do not"…
DBR- The Daily Relay's Monday Morning Run- April 7, 2014
John Sully's gold medal for the weekend goes to the successful marathon debut by Kenenisa Bekele…
DBR- When Track's Federation Came Under Fire: Part 3- April 7, 2014
From the November 1961 issue of Track & Field News, the AAU, USOC and NCTA (National Collegiate Track Coaches Association) are keeping the subject alive as they prep for their annual meetings…
DBR- Fascinating Marathon Debut Stats- April 7, 2014
K. Ken Nakamura has done it again: here's the fastest first-timers ever, men & women. Not including Kenenisa Bekele, because the chart also includes what the runner did in his/her next 26-miler, and eventual PR…
Florida Men Scare Collegiate 4x4 Record- April 6, 2014
DBR- Unionization Case Could Make/Break Title IX- April 6, 2014
Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle wonders about the impact of organizing NCAA athletes and how that would impact those in "non-revenue" sports…
DBR- Bekele Breaks Paris Record In Marathon Debut- April 6, 2014
The Ethiopian great runs 2:05:03, says, "it was very tough, but it was OK in the end.”…
DBR- When Track's Federation Came Under Fire: Part 2- April 6, 2014
From the October 1961 T&FN, a very long piece by publisher Bert Nelson chronicles varied reactions to the initial piece and lays out some fast-moving developments. Plus an open letter from Ken Doherty of the Penn Relays…
DBR- Is The Tennis Model The Guide For Our Sport?- April 5, 2014
Blogger Toni Reavis likes the way the racket sport runs things because "there is a clear connection between the developmental tours and the top pros, but there are also distinct rungs on the ladder to climb toward the top"…