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Thursday, April 16, 2009

What's On The Weekend

The Boston Marathon kicks off the World Marathon Majors series on Monday. Unfortunately, it will not be widely available on TV -- only Universal Sports is showing it. This could be the year for an American (or two) to win, but they'll have to earn it as the fields are stacked. There will also be a 5k and pro road mile on Sunday.
Race website / Live video link / Runner's World coverage / Flotrack coverage / IAAF preview
Women's previews: Let's Run / Running Times / Universal Sports
Men's previews: Science of Sport / Race Results Weekly / Running Times

The IAAF's World Athletics Tour will make its first stop in the northern hemisphere this year with a Grand Prix meet in Dakar, Senegal, on Saturday.
IAAF preview

Three different IAAF Silver Label marathons will be run on Monday in Nagano, Turin, and Vienna.

The IAAF's Race Walking Challenge series comes to Wuxi, China, this weekend and both defending Olympic 20k champions will be competing.
IAAF preview

The Atlantic Coast Conference Championships run through Saturday at the University of Miami. Live webcasts will be available on Friday (3:30-7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (4-8 p.m.).
Meet website / Webcast

The Mt. SAC Relays are off and running in Walnut, CA. There will be a special open men's mile race, the winner of which will be granted a 1-year PUMA sponsorship.
Meet website / IAAF preview / Flotrack coverage

The Kansas Relays go through Saturday in Lawrence. Alan Webb, aka "Mr. Predictable", will make his season debut in the mile.
Meet website
KC Star / Daily Kansan

UCLA's men travel to Hayward Field to take on Oregon in a dual meet. The meet will be carried live on Comcast Sportsnet Northwest, from 1-3 p.m. local time.
Meet schedule / Live video link
Statesman-Journal / Oregonian / Register-Guard /

Cal goes to Stanford for the 115th edition of The Big Meet on Friday and Saturday.
Results / Live video
Daily Californian

All the rest

The Boston Marathon will be live on Universal Sports and at beginning at 9:30 A.M. on Monday.

The World's Best 10k in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be on Versus on Saturday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. It took place six weeks ago, so maybe you'll have forgotten who won by now. If not, watch it at a sports bar, make bets, and burn rubber as soon as you've collected.

The World Cross Country Championships will be rerun on Universal Sports on Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m.

The Millrose Games will be rerun on Universal Sports on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

The Rotterdam Marathon will be rerun on Universal Sports on Sunday from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Olympic Glory includes a segment on Dan O'Brien. It will be carried on Showtime Family Zone on Sunday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 7:05 p.m., and on Monday from 2:45 to 4:30 a.m.

Meatballs will be on Comedy Central on Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30-10:30 a.m. It's a 1980s Bill Murray vehicle in which he plays a goofy camp counselor who inspires a social-outcast camper to train for and win a cross-country race.

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