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Friday, April 03, 2009

What's On The Weekend

All the action is on the roads.

The Paris Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race, will be on Sunday. TV coverage will be on Versus a week later.
Race website
IAAF preview / /

The Rotterdam Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label race, will also take place on Sunday. Universal Sports will cover it live (web) beginning at 4:45 AM and replay the race (TV) throughout the day.
Webcast link / Race website
IAAF preview / Universal Sports / USA Today / Kenya Broadcasting Corp

The IAAF's Race Walking Challenge series comes to Rio Major, Portugal, on Saturday and Sunday. If you're in a racewalking fantasy league, seek professional help.
IAAF preview

The Carlsbad 5000, the world's premier 5k road race, will be run in California on Sunday. Entries include #1 Abraham Cherkos, #4 Shedrack Korir and #10 Bekana Daba on the men's side (rankings according to me), and US stars Shannon Rowbury and Christen Wurth-Thomas on the women's side.
Website / IAAF preview / Union-Tribune

In DC, the Cherry Blossom 10-miler will be run on Sunday. It's the RRCA ten-mile national championship and one of the five races in the PRRO circuit.
Race Website
Washington Times

The Texas Relays conclude in Austin.
Live results / social networking website / American-Statesman / Daily Texan

The Florida Relays run Friday and Saturday in Gainesville.
Meet website / Gainesville Sun

Oregon will host Indiana, Kansas State and Utah State at their Pepsi Team Challenge on Saturday. The final two hours will be broadcast live on Comcast Sportsnet Northwest. / Daily Emerald / Register-Guard / Oregonian

All the rest

Universal Sports will replay the Millrose Games at 1:00 on Saturday.

On Sunday at 10 PM, ESPN Classic will air a re-run of E:60 that includes a segment on Oscar Pistorius.

At 5 AM Sunday, Sports Time Ohio will show Jesse Owens Returns to Berlin, one of Bud Greenspan's earliest films.

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