Lack of respect? Race walking relegated to the parking lot
EUGENE, Ore. -- My friend bet me dinner that I couldn't write a column about the 20K Race Walk without a reference to "March of the Penguins."
Race walking doesn't get much respect.
While the rest of the U.S. Track and Field Trials are being held in historic Hayward Field in front of 20,000 screaming fans each day, the race walk was held at 7 a.m. on Saturday, on a road across from the Autzen Stadium parking lot. There were less than 500 spectators, some of whom were ...
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OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD TRIALS
Where: At Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore.
When: June 27-July 6
At stake: Top three finishers in each final earn berth on U.S. Olympic team for Beijing.
SUNDAY, JULY 6• Gay to limit training after muscle strain
• Felix cruises in women's 200, Dix tops men
SATURDAY, JULY 5• Race walkers get no respect
• Leg injury quashes Johnson's Olympic dreams
• Gay tumbles during 200-meter heat, injured
• More on Gay's injury, chances for Games
FRIDAY, JULY 4• Felix, Gay advance at trials; Goucher wins 5,000
THURSDAY, JULY 3• Merritt upsets Wariner at Olympic trials
MONDAY, JUNE 30• Olympian Lagat to represent U.S. in 5,000 meters
• Smoky haze settles over U.S. Olympic track trials
SUNDAY, JUNE 29• Gay qualifies for Olympics with wind-aided 9.68
SATURDAY, JUNE 28• Gay recovers, advances, breaks U.S. 100 record
FRIDAY, JUNE 27• Hooker wins 100-meter qualifier
• Flanagan, Goucher, Begley claim 10,000 spots