Lacey Yahnke

Track and field legends discuss balancing pregnancy with athletic greatness

Leave a comment

Running and pregnancy. For decades, those two words signaled the end of women’s careers in track and field.  Kara Goucher and Alysia Montaño, two Olympic athletes who became mothers during their running careers, have helped changed that assumption. There are at least 12 moms representing the United States at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, including six in track & field.   Goucher and Montaño [more]

Teenager Athing Mu dominates and delivers in Tokyo

Leave a comment

One 19-year-old beat another 19-year-old to end a 53-year drought. Athing Mu won the gold medal and broke the American record in the 800-meter with a time of 1:55:21, becoming the first U.S. champion in this event since Madeline Manning won in 1968. The silver medalist was another teenage star, Keely Hodgkinson of Great Britain. “I just wanted to be a medalist,” Mu told reporters after the final. “I wasn’t really putting gold on that, [more]