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Athletics: USATF News and Notes, Volume 9, Number 50

Gay and Jeter to run one last 100m

In the final meet of the season, Tyson Gay and Carmelita Jeter will each run their respective 100 meter races Friday at the 2009 Colorful Daegu Meeting, which takes place in the host city of the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 2011.

The men's 100 meters will see two-time world 100m medalist Tyson Gay once again face off against former world record holder Asafa Powell. Gay and Powell last faced each other in Shanghai, when Gay blazed to an American record 9.69 win.

Twice the bronze medalist in the women's 100m at a World Outdoor Championships, Carmelita Jeter has been setting the track on fire as of late with her 10.67 and 10.64 clockings in her past two races. Jeter will lace up her spikes for the last time this season to run the women's 100m tomorrow. Three-time world 200m champion Allyson Felix also will be in the race.

Three-time world medalist Wallace Spearmon is entered in the men's 200m. It was on this track in 2006 that Spearmon clocked his personal best 19.65.

2008 Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper and Damu Cherry are entered in the women's 100m hurdles in a race that also includes reigning world champion Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM). 2009 World Championship finalist Brianna Glenn will compete in the women's long jump.

For more information and complete results from the 2009 Colorful Daegu Meeting, visit IAAF.org.

Oshkosh family makes a mark in marathon

Sixteen siblings of the Kapral family of Oshkosh, Wis., finished the Community First Fox Cities Marathon in nearby Appleton to break a Guinness World Record for number of siblings competing in a marathon. The previous mark of 15 siblings was set by the O'Donaghue family of Ireland in 2007.

Ranging in age from 18 to 44, Vince Kapral (Redwood City, Calif.), Michelle Wihlm (Oshkosh), Chris Kapral (Ada, Mich.), Mary Kapral (Milwaukee), Doug Kapral (Chilton), Mike Kapral (La Crosse), Tony Kapral (Oshkosh), Joe Kapral (Wild Rose), Nick Kapral (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Stephen Kapral (Dummerston, Vt.), Angela Osmanski (Carpentersville, Ill.), Allison Schmidt (Shady Cove, Ore.), Theresa, Phil and David Kapral of (Oshkosh) and Sarah Kapral (La Crosse) all completed the 26.2 mile race in times ranging from 3 hours 9 minutes 51 seconds to 5:31:49.

"Nine of them have kids five and under and Joe has a prosthetic leg," Chris Kapral told the Appleton Post Crescent. "I'm so impressed with every one of them. It's the only thing we've done as adults where all 16 were focused on one thing."

To read more about the Kaprals, visit www.postcrescent.com.

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

For more information on USATF, USATF.org


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