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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Big Meets set for this weekend

The real indoor season kicks off today with a pair of meets: the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (on ESPN2 tommorrow, 3:00 to 5:00 PM) and the Norwich Union International (aka Five-Nations) in Glasgow (live at 9 AM at Add in tomorrow's Osaka Ladies Marathon, where the traditionally powerful Japanese women's squad will be selected for August's World Championships, and you've got a pretty good weekend. For minor-league affairs, Trackshark's got the collegiate action covered and Dyestat has the high schoolers.

The five nations in the Five Nations meet are the US, Great Britain, Sweden, Germany and a Commonwealth all-star team (one athlete per team per event). Surprisingly, the USA sent a decent number of top athletes to Scotland despite the meet being on the same day as the Boston meet. If we sent our very best in each event the competition would not be close, but under these circumstances it could be very tight and very interesting. I'll enjoy watching it.

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