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2013-09-06 23:20:46

Mike Powell, Olympian and World Record holder for the long jump to become spokesperson for NatraGood. NatraGood is a manufacturer and nationwide distributor of natural health products including NatraLean and NatraBurst. (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Long jump World Record holder, Mike Powell, has leaped into a sponsorship deal with the nationwide nutrition company NatraGood™. NatraGood™, based in Florida, manufactures and distributes natural health products nationwide including...

2011-02-28 08:00:00

USA MASTERS TRACK FOLLOWS LAST WEEKEND'S OPEN; MANY ALBUQUERQUE AREA STARS STANDOUTS INCLUDE PHILIPPA RASCHKER, 2-TIME SULLIVAN FINALIST (ONLY MASTER EVER, JOINING OPEN STARS APOLO OHNO, LEBRON JAMES, AND MICHAEL PHELPS); WORLD CLASS JAZZ MUSICIAN NOLAN SHAHEED PLAYED LEAD FOR DIZZIE GILLESPIE, STEVIE WONDER, MARVIN GAYE, WHILE BEING WORLD CHAMPION DISTANCE RUNNER; ALBUQUERQUE OLYMPIAN TRISH PORTER; AND OLDEST ATHLETES LELAND McPHEE, 96, AND BETTY JARVIS, 95 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 28,...

2010-08-11 08:00:00

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The SoCal Track Club won the USA Masters Track & Field Championships in Sacramento July 22nd -25th (held at Sacramento State University).This was the third straight year in a row that SoCal Track Club took the National Team honors. It was a hard fought battle against the local Sacramento team Golden West Athletics, the only other team to score over 700 points. SoCal Track Club reigned supreme with 752 points, and was followed by Golden...

2009-10-30 17:07:10

When 100 m sprinters launches themselves from the starting blocks, the race can be won or lost in the first few strides. Acceleration through the first few strides is the key to winning gold. So when Stephen Piazza was approached by an American football star, who sprints in his position of wide receiver, to find out how he could improve his technique and training regime, Piazza decided to focus on the athlete's ankles to try to discover what gives elite sprinters the edge over ordinary...

2005-08-13 14:34:29

By Oliver Grassman HELSINKI (Reuters) - American Dwight Phillips retained his world long jump title on Saturday with a leap of 8.60 meters to equal his personal best. Ignisious Gaisah of Ghana took silver (8.34) and Finland's Tommi Evila clinched bronze (8.25) to delight the home crowd with the country's first medal of this year's championships. The 27-year-old Phillips, who is also the Olympic champion and world leader, was the clear favorite and he got a perfect start, registering...

2005-08-13 14:05:39

HELSINKI (Reuters) - American Dwight Phillips retained his world long jump title on Saturday with a leap of 8.60 metres to equal his personal best. Ignisious Gaisah of Ghana took silver (8.34) and Finland's Tommi Evila clinched bronze (8.25) to delight the home crowd with the country's first medal of this year's championships. The 27-year-old Phillips, who is also the Olympic champion and world leader, was the clear favorite and he got a perfect start, registering 8.60 on his first...

2005-08-13 13:54:23

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Dwight Phillips of the United States won the men's long jump gold medal at the world championships on Saturday. Ignisious Gaisah of Ghana took the silver and Tommi Evila of Finland the bronze.