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Friday, February 13, 2009
The Week Ahead
The big meet is the Tyson Invitational on the campus of the University of Arkansas, taking place today and tomorrow. It's the third leg of the VISA Championship Series but also has quite a bit of collegiate-only competition. A tape-delay broadcast will be on ESPN from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
On Sunday, the USATF Championships for the 50k walk will be held in Santee, CA.
Other top-level collegiate action includes the Iowa State Classic in Ames IA, the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station TX, and the Husky Classic in Seattle WA.
The biggest overseas meet of the coming week is the Reunión Internacional Atletismo "Ciudad de Valencia" in Spain on Saturday, one of the IAAF Indoor Permit meets. The men's 3000 meters promises to be a deep affair.
The Eurocross, an IAAF Cross Country Permit event, will be held in Diekirch, Luxembourg.
The Russian Indoor Championships will take place from today through Sunday in Moscow's Vladimir Kutz Arena. Top talent includes Ian "I ain't drunk" Ukhov.
Other top overseas action includes the UK Indoor Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Sheffield, and the Zepter Pole Vault Stars competition on Sunday in Donetsk, Ukraine.