Three years after running 1:54 and 4:11, Clayton Murphy is now the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials 800m champion. Read about his progression from his high school days to now.
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The Team USA men's 4x100m relay will face off against defending gold medalists Jamaica at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with the fastest sprinters from both nation's coming together and gunning for the top spot. Baylor Associate Coach, Mike Ford, who coaches Trayvon Bromell, gave us an inside look at Friday's practice.
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Marvin Bracy showed his true passion and dedication for the sport when he rode his bike on one pedal to practice. He showed up scraped, bruised, and clothes ripped and almost being hit by a car, just so he could make it on time. Learn more about this eye opening moment to Coach Ricky Argro and Bracy's road to Rio.
On the eve of the blackout, check out what some of the world's best track and field athletes, coaches and non-Olympic sponsors had to say in their final hoorahs to those who shall remain nameless until August 24.
The state of Florida is well represented at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. From the high school ranks, to those who went to college here, and call the Sunshine State their training ground as professional athletes. Over the next two weeks we will give you an inside look at their Road to Rio and experiences at the Olympic Games. See how former Florida high school stars enjoyed the Opening Ceremony on Friday night.
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Eighteen-year-old high jumper is the youngest U.S. Olympian since 1980
Northeast High School senior Damion Thomas is one of the top hurdlers in the country and one of the best in the world. Thomas is in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the Olympic Games, but he's not competing. He was selected at part of the TD Ameritrade Olympic Hopefuls program, which sends promising Tokyo 2020 Olympians, to the games for a week of mentorship, training opportunities, and a look at what it is like to be in the best environment in all of sports.
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Trayvon Bromell is one of the top young sprinters in the world and has his eyes set on a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Bromell's Coach Mike Ford gave us an exclusive look at the training log for his star athlete during his time in Brazil on the eve of the first round of the 100m dash.
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FloTrack filmed Marvin Bracy and Nickel Ashmeade in Florida before the duo qualified for the Olympic Games
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Andres Arroyo idolized Roberto Clemente as a kid growing up. Like Clemente, the former Colonial Grenadier, dreamed of roaming the outfield in baseball's major leagues. As he entered high school, those dreams changed and track and field called his name. Now, at the University of Florida, Arroyo will compete in his first Olympic Games in the 800m, and represent his birthplace of Puerto Rico. We caught up with him to talk about his road to Rio, the Olympic Games, and much more.
Mike Leary, a longtime Florida photographer (and father of stellar Florida high school runner Ryder Leary), sent us some of his favorite photos he shot during the high school and college career of local celebrity Jenny (Barringer) Simpson who recently made history becoming the first woman to medal in the 1,500m at the Olympic Games, when she earned the bronze medal on Tuesday night in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Updates from the PM session of Day 1 in Rio
Desi Linden will race the marathon this August at the Olympic Games in Rio
Central Florida serves as a training ground for dozens of elite track and field athletes, many who will be competing over the next two weeks in Rio at the Olympic Games. Our Zack Bias made a trip to Montverde to chat with seven-time Olympic medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica who is competing in her fifth Olympic Games, as well as members of the Pure Athletics Group. after their final workouts in the U.S. Pure Athletic athletes include Shaunae Miller, a favorite to medal in the 400 meters, Trinidad & Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Alonzo Edwards who was the flag-bearer for Panama in the opening ceremony, and former Florida high school standout and University of Florida alumni Tony McQuay.
Palm Beach Lakes class of 2010 alumni Eddie Lovett was a part of two high school 110m hurdles championship, and while at Florida racked up an indoor title in 2013, two runner-up finishes outdoor in 2013 and 2014, and was a member of four national championship teams (2 indoor, 2 outdoor). We caught up with Lovett in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where he will be competing in the 110m hurdles for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Track and field starts today! Three-time Olympian Jenny Simpson will compete in the first round of the women's 1,500m run in primetime tonight at 7:30 p.m. Simpson, who graduated from Oviedo High School in 2005 and is one of over a dozen track and field standouts competing the Olympic Games, that are from Florida. Take a look at who is competing and when you can cheer them on!
Mike Holloway's coached Olympians, world champions, and, along with his staff, is building an ongoing dynasty at Florida. But what still drives him, and where did it all start for the coach more commonly known as "Mouse"? (via Florida Gators)
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