News Archive

5 questions with Doc Patton

April 30 2013

Welcome back to 5 Questions, where we will pick the brains of people from all areas of the running scene. Today, we were lucky enough to catch up with Darvis “Doc” Patton. Follow Doc on Twitter @doc_patton and check out his website for more information on his whereabouts at 5 Questions with Doc Patton 1. Daily Relay: … More

Patton named USATF athlete of the week

April 03 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Darvis “Doc” Patton (Dallas, Texas) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the 100m dash and running the anchor leg on the winning 4x100m relay at the 86th Texas Relays in Austin, Texas this weekend. Patton took advantage of a strong tailwind of 4.3 meters per second … More

Patton clocks windy 9.75 at Texas Relays

April 01 2013

Texas has played host to many fast – and windy – sprint performances in the past, but at this weekend’s staging of the Texas Relays in Austin (27-30 March), USA’s Darvis Patton produced one of the fastest ever 100m runs in any conditions. At 35, Patton appears to have found the form of his life. … More

Darvis Patton wins 60-meter dash at the 2013 Millrose Games

February 17 2013

The sprinter Darvis Patton, known as Doc, a mainstay on the circuit, was not planning to race too much this winter after a busy 2012 that included a silver medal in the 4×100-meter relay at the London Games. Almost as an afterthought, he entered the 60-meter dash to work on his start, he said. By … More

USATF board welcomes new members

December 02 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The USA Track & Field Board of Directors has announced three new members, while four members have renewed their four-year terms at the conclusion of the USATF Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach, Fla. New to the board of directors are Fred Finke, Becky Oakes and Darvis “Doc” Patton. Approved by the … More

Olympic silver medalist speaks with Greenhill track & field team

October 22 2012

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Doc Patton spoke with the Greenhill track & field and cross country programs on Friday afternoon in the Middle School Rotunda where he talked about his career as well as overcoming adversity on the world’s biggest stage. A three-time Olympian for Team USA, Patton captured silver medal honors at the 2004 … More

Two-time Olympic Medalist Patton to Serve as Grand Marshal for ‘No Limits’ Half Marathon & 5K at Texas Motor Speedway

October 15 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 15, 2012) – Two-time Olympic silver medalist Darvis “Doc” Patton  and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford will serve as Grand Marshals for the inaugural “No Limits” Half Marathon & 5k benefitting Speedway Children’s Charities on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Texas Motor Speedway. Rutherford, a 74-year-old Fort Worth resident who is … More

Patton leaves failures in the dust

August 10 2012

LONDON — It took a fraction more than 37 seconds to change so much for Darvis Patton. Good fortune at long last descended on the 34-year-old with the star-crossed past. The U.S. 400-meter relay team set an American record while qualifying first with a 37.38-second time. Patton ran the second leg, and he got the … More

Dallas’ Patton helps set American record in 4×100 qualifying

August 10 2012

Dallas Doc Patton is rid of the relay demons. Patton, running second in the U.S. 4×100 meter relay in qualifying tonight, got through two clean exchanges. Oh, and was part of setting an American record, too. The time of 37.38 also topped Jamaica’s relay by .01. Patton had been involved with relay mishaps in the … More

Where to Watch

August 09 2012

2012 LONDON OLYMPICS: MEN’S 4x100m RELAY Heat Schedule (Central Time) Friday, August 10 – Heats 1:05PM: T&F LIVE online streaming begins 1:45PM: T&F LIVE online streaming – Men’s 4x100m heats 2-2:30PM: T&F LIVE: Your local NBC affiliate 7-11PM T&F: Your local NBC affiliate Click here to watch live streaming video of the heats online, or download … More