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Monday, February 09, 2009
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On Saturday, Meb Keflezighi and Emily Brown won USATF cross country titles. German Fernandez won the junior race with relative ease, and some speculate he could have won the senior race.
Olympic hurdles champ Dayron Robles is expected to be the highlight at the IAAF Indoor Permit meet in Lievin, France.
Another Olympic hurdles champ, Melaine Walker, addresses crime in Jamaica.
The Reval Hotels Cup combined events competition might indicate that surprise winner Dutchman Eelco Sintnicolaas is a rising decathlete star. He beat bigger names, such as Olympic bronze medalist Leonel Suarez.
Saturday's big indoor meet in Gent, Belgium, saw some wins by big names such as Haron Keitany (1500m), Belal Mansoor Ali (800m), Tareq Mubarak Taher (3k), Leevan Sands (triple jump), and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (hurdles).
The once-popular nation-versus-nation dual meet has all but disappeared, but on Saturday Italy beat Finland in Tampere.
On Saturday Kara Goucher impressively won the 3k at the Boston Indoor Games, and on Sunday she ran the final 20 miles of the Boston Marathon course.