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News and Notes - September 11, 2014


Broadcast information for IAAF Continental Cup

MARRAKECH, Morocco -- The IAAF Continental Cup is set to commence this weekend as 32 U.S. athletes will compete for Team Americas. Competition begins Saturday, September 13 and finishes Sunday, September 14.

Universal Sports carries U.S. coverage of the event, with live webcasts Saturday and Sunday and highlight packages each night at 9 p.m. ET.

Saturday, September 13

9 – 11 p.m. ET

Track & Field: IAAF Continental Cup – Day 1

Location: Marrakech, Morocco


Sunday, September 14

9 – 11 p.m. ET

Track & Field: IAAF Continental Cup – Day 2

Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Live online: September 13, 2014 @ 1:30 pm ET

Online viewing times listed below.

  • 9/13 @ 1:30 p.m. ET: Day 1

  • 9/14 @ 12:30 p.m. ET: Day 2


Live Streaming Schedule:

Olympians, World Champions and runners of all ages and abilities to take on the Fifth Avenue Mile

NEW YORK CITY -- The Fifth Avenue Mile, boasting an impressive field that features Jenny Simpson, Mary Cain, Brenda Martinez, Matt Centrowitz and more, is set to start Saturday on Fifth Avenue at 80th Street and the finish line is set up at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

The professional men’s race begins at 12:45 p.m. ET and the professional women’s race is at 1 p.m. ET. For more on the fields for the Fifth Avenue Mile, click here.

Nick Symmonds begins publicity tour for autobiography

NEW YORK CITY -- Two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds begins a new journey this weekend, a book tour for his autobiography, Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon and Symmonds writes in his regular Runner’s World column about the struggles he faced in writing an autobiography. Fans can purchase the book at any of the stops on Nick’s book tour if they don’t want to for the book to go live on Amazon.

Christian Taylor joins new lineup of Classroom Champions

JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- America’s athletes inspired the nation during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Luckily for students across the country the excitement doesn’t have to end with the closing ceremonies. Classroom Champions and a group of dedicated American Summer and Winter Olympian and Paralympian Athlete Mentors will take an active role in education and students once again will experience the Games and Olympic values throughout the entire school year.  

Steve Mesler, President and CEO of Classroom Champions, and a 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist himself, is excited to see more athletes getting involved. “We’ve seen an increase in Athlete Mentors involved in this year’s program. They’ll mentor more than 2,500 students in 70 schools and engage more than 15,000 students across Canada. Our Olympians and Paralympians are making a real difference in our schools, and enjoying the experience to boot!”

Joining this year’s Athlete Mentors is 2012 Olympic champion Christian Taylor (Fayetteville, Georgia), who is introduced to his students in the video below.

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