This entry originally ran on the sports page of the Seattle Times.
Over the past year, I’ve seen a lot of people commenting that everyone in track and field is on drugs. With the recent doping charges in our sport, I want it to be known that are still a lot of hard working people out there – people who go through things like what I’m going through right now just to get back out on the track, and be able to race and do what they love.
I’m a clean athlete, and my life has completely changed from last year to this year. Last year, I was ranked fourth in the world and running all over the globe, having a pretty good season except for not making the Olympic team. This year, I ran in three meets and had … Read More »
The 2013 outdoor season is sure to present it’s challenges, but Ginnie Crawford got over the first hurdle well on Tuesday night in Beijing.
In her first event since April, Ginnie took second place in the 100-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Challenge Beijing meeting. Times were low across the board in Beijing and GC’s time of 13:03 was just .16 shy of winner Kellie Wells, last year’s bronze medalist in the event.
Ginnie Crawford relishes the opportunity to give her fans an inside look at her life and career and this season, she’s using Instagram to give fans behind the scenes access.
The IAAF World Challenge Beijing meet took Ginnie on her first international road trip of the 2013 Outdoor season. For the trip across the Pacific Ocean showed off her Team Nike pride.
Upon arriving at the hotel, Ginnie tweeted … Read More »
It’s starting to heat up out here on the West Coast and I’m really starting to feel like it’s that time as we get ready for the first outdoor meets of the season next month. My body reacts to that change and it starts to feel like it’s ready.
The offseason went by really quick. I’ve been training for a couple months now, but to be back in a race all of a sudden, felt quick.
During indoors, I ran the 60-meter hurdles, so it’s a little different than the 100, but I don’t really prepare any differently. Actually, we didn’t even do much hurdling in training before I went out for the three meets I ran in. We don’t put much focus on indoors, so we were training straight through the meets. The races are more of a way to break … Read More »
With each race in the start to her 2013 season, Ginnie Crawford is taking strides toward improvement.
That was the case again on Friday in Dusseldorf, Germany as Ginnie Crawford ran the 60-meter hurdles in a season’s best time of 8.07 to finish fifth at the PSD Bank Indoor meeting. Ginnie’s time of 8.07 was a full tenth better than her 8.17-second run last weekend at the Russian Winter Meeting.
Ginnie is back in action next Saturday, August 16 as she returns to the U.S. to compete in the Millrose Games at the Armory in New York City.
The event can be seen live on ESPN3.com starting at 4 p.m. PST. The women’s 60-meter hurdles are scheduled for a 5:10 p.m. PST start time.
Fresh off her best time of the year in Paris, Ginnie Crawford picked up a win on Sunday in Eastern France.
Following her impressive run in the French capital, Ginnie travelled east to Nancy — located just west of the German border — for the Meeting Stanislas and continued a strong European tour. With a time of 12.88, the only sub-13-second time in the field, Ginnie won by more than a tenth of a second.
“I hadn’t been over to Europe all year,” she said. “I just want to stay competitive, win races, better my time and just really work on my race. I feel like it’s coming together.”
The win was Ginnie’s third of the year, following wins at the Victoria Track Classic and the Cayman Invitational.