Olympians, college athletes convene for relays

For the 82nd time, the Kansas Relays were off and running on Saturday.

April 19, 2009


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A memorable mile

Webb captures audience with hard-earned victory

Even now, 55 years after Roger Bannister made history on a dirt track in Oxford, the four-minute mile has managed to maintain a level of intrigue that defies true explanation.

‘Meaningless’ rabbit has intriguing role on track

The marquee event of the Kansas Relays was well under way when track announcer David Lile let the crowd know to ignore the runner in the black shirt.

Kansas Relays notebook

Bershawn ‘Batman’ Jackson was a last-minute scratch to the men’s 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the 82nd annual Kansas Relays, ending a longtime string of victories for the charismatic 25-year-old.

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‘Batman’ positive figure

Bershawn "Batman" Jackson is a terrific role model.

Russell wins javelin again

Scott Russell won his fourth consecutive Kansas Relays javelin title.

Miler Webb ready to run

Celebrated miler Alan Webb sees the Kansas Relays as his "Opening Day."

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KU dominates distance events

The good news for Amanda Miller, a sophomore distance runner on the Kansas University track and field team? With Thursday’s victory in the women’s 5,000-meter run, she earned her first victory in the Kansas Relays — a meet which counts Jim Ryun, Marion Jones and Maurice Greene as past participants. The bad news? “I have class tomorrow,” the Olathe native said.

Ryun’s record still stands

Comedian Will Ferrell, over-actor Paul Giamatti and tattoo model Pamela Anderson weren’t yet famous when the Kansas Relays mile record that still stands was set by Jim Ryun. In fact, they all were in their mothers’ wombs.

Send us your Kansas Relays photos, memories

The 82nd running of the Kansas Relays is underway now and is looking for your photos from this year and year's past, as well as any memories you may have at the relays.

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Fast out of the gate

KU’s Kratovil in second place after decathlon’s first day

There was no snow, and winds were not unbearably heavy, so in that regard, Wednesday was a good day to be a competitor in the Kansas Relays in the eyes of KU decathlete Corbin Kratovil.

‘Batman,’ Russell back for Relays

Bershawn “Batman” Jackson, a five-time champion in the 400-meter hurdles, and a pair of decorated Canadian track and field athletes will return to the Kansas Relays.

American record-holder in mile on Relays slate

Webb trying to run first sub-four-minute time at meet since 1997

Alan Webb, the American record holder in the mile (3:46.91), will compete in this year’s Kansas Relays.