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Speed comes to Track Town USA

June 02 2011

Carmelita Jeter ranked No. 1 in the world last year in the 100 Meters, yet she may not be the favorite in this Saturday Prefontaine Classic women’s century. Jeter, the bronze medalist in the 2007 and 2009 World Championships, will square off against Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser, the reigning Olympic and World Championships gold medalist. This … More

Age hasn’t caught up with Doc Patton

May 31 2011

GRAND PRAIRIE — Darvis “Doc” Patton can’t keep up. His 2-year-old daughter, Dakota, wears him out more than his track competitors. “She keeps us on our toes, that’s for sure,” Patton’s wife, Crystal, said. One of Dakota’s favorite sayings is: “Run, Daddy! Run, Daddy!” It didn’t take her long to figure out what her father … More

Gebrselassie and Clitheroe win 10km, Gay shines on track in Manchester

May 18 2011

Haile Gebrselassie and Helen Clitheroe lived up to their billing to take the men’s and women’s 10km races at the Bupa Great Manchester Run, kicking off a great day of sport in the UK’s biggest Northern city. Gebrselassie, the marathon world record-holder, was aiming for his fourth victory at the Bupa Great Manchester Run and … More

Unpredictability shrouds sprints at Jamaica Invite

May 06 2011

KINGSTON — Jamaica is dubbed the sprint factory of the world, and come this Saturday, the country’s main city will play host to the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF Challenge Meeting, the first of its kind in the Caribbean. For almost a decade now, Jamaica has hosted a track meet that has attracted and had … More

Elite Athlete Spotlight – Doc Patton

April 29 2011

Olympic and World Championships medalist Darvis “Doc” Patton went to bed one night, and when he woke up the next day, he was old. Doc didn’t look any different, didn’t feel any different, and he certainly didn’t slow down, but he suddenly became known to the press as a veteran athlete, experienced, the elder statesman, … More

Felix, Richards-Ross and Patton among the headliners at Penn Relays

April 26 2011

Philadelphia, USA – Sprinters Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross and Darvis Patton will be among the headliners at the 12th edition of the USA vs. the World at the 117th Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday (30). With more than 180 athletes flying in from around the globe, 16 countries will be on-hand to compete for … More

Star-studded 4x100m relays to compete at Texas Relays

April 06 2011

AUSTIN – A pair of star-studded relays featuring Olympians and world champions will add to an already exciting Saturday at the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, which got underway today and run through April 9. On the women’s side, Lauryn Williams, Shalonda Solomon, Marshevet Myers and Bianca Knight will field a 4x100m relay in the … More

Fort Worth Champions! – The Flying Frogs – Doc Patton

March 11 2011

DARVIS PATTON December 4, 1977 – One of the most versatile performers in TCU track and field history, “Doc” Patton’s track career began slowly. While at Dallas Lake Highlands High School, Patton competed in the long jump and triple jump but did not make the school’s relay team. In 2000, Patton became the first TCU … More