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Friday, January 30, 2009

Weekend Preview


The 102nd edition of the Millrose Games, the initial meet in USATF's Visa Championship Series, will take place in Madison Square Garden tonight. A live ESPN2 broadcast will go from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and NBC will broadcast a tape-delay package of the premier events tomorrow from 1-2:30 p.m.

Website / Trackshark coverage / IAAF preview

The SEC-Big XII Showdown will take place tomorrow at Texas A&M's sparkling new indoor facility. Six teams will compete and it will be scored as a conference-versus-conference dual meet.

Website / live webcast link


The European IAAF Indoor Permit season will kick off Sunday in Moscow with the Russian Winter meeting. The men's high jump will be the deepest event of the meet, featuring Ivan "I ain't drunk" Ukhov, Andrei Tereshin, Linus Thornblad and Kiriakos Ioannu.

Website / IAAF preview

Also on Sunday, Kenyans Peter Kiprotich and John Kemboi will take on the best of Japan in the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon in an IAAF Silver Label race.

Website / IAAF preview / live webcast link

Sunday will also see steeplechase world record holder Saif Saeed Shaheen take on eight-time European champ Sergey Lebid in the Cinque Mulini, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meet, near Milan. This is one of Europe's great cross country traditions.

Website / IAAF preview / SPIKES story

On Saturday, the USA will take on teams from the UK, Germany Sweden and the Commonwealth in the Aviva International Match in Glasgow.

Website / IAAF preview

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