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Monday, December 06, 2010

What's On: This Week

The Zatopek:10 sees its 50th annual running on Thursday at Melbourne's Olympic Park.  It's actually an entire track meet, but the highlight is a track 10k, set for 9:30 PM local time (5:30 AM EST).  The big name signed up is the year's fastest 10k runner, Kiprono Menjo.  He is capable of breaking the race record of 27:22.54, and doesn't need a pacemaker; he famously broke 27:00 and 13:00 in solo runs this summer.  Most of the top Australians are also entered, as is the USA's Bobby Curtis.  There's a women's race, too, but it isn't quite as competitive this year.
Event website
IAAF preview / Runner's Tribe preview
Race history

A few low-key college track meets begin during the week. Colorado has an intrasquad on Wednesday, as does Nebraska on Friday.
All the rest

Track on TV
  • New York City Marathon rerun, 3:00 PM Monday on Universal Sports
  • Endurance, 3:00 PM Monday on SHO Extreme
  • Bud Greenspan Remembers: The 1984 L.A. Olympics, 8:00 PM Monday and 12:45 AM and 2:35 PM Thursday on Showtime Family Zone
  • Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory, 12: 45 PM Tuesday on Showtime Family Zone
  • Running the Sahara, 5:30 AM, 7:30 AM and 4:05 PM Thursday on SHO Extreme and 2:00 PM Friday on SHO Next
  • Prefontaine, 11:30 AM Friday on Showtime Family Zone

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