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 »
Ginnie Crawford’s bid to make her fourth IAAF World Championships came up just short on Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
After a great performance on Friday evening to finish second in her heat and place seventh overall in the field during preliminaries, Ginnie finished fifth on Sunday in her semifinal heat with a 12.67 second time identical to that which she ran in Friday’s preliminary.
Her time was eighth fastest between the two semifinal races, but rather than taking the top eight overall times, the USATF takes the top four from each semifinal heat to the final, which left GC out of the final for the first time since she started competing at the senior level. Afterward, Ginnie took to Twitter to share her thoughts.
Due to injuries early in my season. I did not … Read More »
With just two weeks until the USA Outdoor Championships, Ginnie Crawford picked a great time for her best run of the year.
Ginnie ran the 100-meter hurdles in a season’s best 12.90 seconds to finish third on Thursday at the Samsung Diamond League Golden Gala in Rome, Italy.
It was Ginnie’s first sub-13-second run of the 2013 outdoor season and she as she tweeted afterward, a confidence builder.
Took 3rd today in the Rome Diamond League meet not too shabby, slowly coming back! It’s been great racing in Italy!
— Ginnie Crawford (@GinnieCrawford) June 6, 2013
Prior to racing on Thursday in Rome, Ginnie got so practice time in during the Italian trip with training partners Allyson Felix, Dawn Harper and Jeneba Tarmoh. After they finished their session, the quartet mugged it up for the camera.
Meets like Thursday’s in Rome are … 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 »
Running on U.S. soil competitively for the first time in 2013, Ginnie Crawford put in her best race of the young season on Saturday at the 106th Millrose Games.
In her third indoor 60-meter hurdles competition of the season, Ginnie improved on her season’s best time by a full tenth of a second and finished second with a run of 7.97 at the iconic indoor event. She ended up just .13 off the race-winning pace set by Yvette Lewis. Afterward, Ginnie tweeted that she was pleased with the effort.
Took 2nd today at the Millrose Games in the 60m hurdles in 7.97. Not too shabby.— Ginnie Crawford (@GinnieCrawford) February 17, 2013
A capacity crowd of more than 4,000 spectators was on hand for the event and Ginnie paid tribute to them after the race.
The Millrose crowd was all the way live … 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.
I’ve been back on the track for about a month now, and it feels like I never left. We started training in early December, and after a few weeks, I feel like I’m right where I need to be, and I’m building a great base.
I’m honestly doing a little better than I thought I was going to do. The first two weeks of training are just so grueling you almost feel like you’ve never run track before, after sitting for the offseason and trying to get back into the groove of it. It’s hard to get back into that routine of going hard, and tiring your body out every day. But after a week or two, you fall right back into place. That doesn’t mean the workouts get any easier, though.
I’ve made a few changes in my training going into … Read More »
I’m coming off one of the most successful track seasons of my career. Pushing aside what happened at Trials, it was a pretty good year for me.
When I missed out on the Olympics, I never would have imagined the rest of my season going as well as it did. In those first few days after Trials, I was questioning whether I would ever be successful at this. It was in that next race I ran in Paris on July 6th that things clicked and it was different. I ran a season’s best that day, a 12.59. It was my best time since 2007.
It wasn’t the fastest time, but at that moment, given where I had been emotionally those few days before, I was so appreciative of it. Even though I didn’t win that race, it was probably my best meet … Read More »
Ginnie Crawford crossed the finish line for the final time in 2012 on Tuesday and it was only fitting that she did so in first place.
With her 2012 season at its end, Ginnie saw Tuesday’s Hanzekovic Memorial race in Zagreb, Croatia as a chance to give it her last best shot. GC did just that, running one of her best races of the year to finish first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.68. The win was her sixth and final one of 2012. Watch the race below:
After the race, Ginnie used her Twitter account to thank her fans for their support all season long:
Thank you everybody for the well wishes and congrats!! I came away with the win in my last race of the season with 12.68!!
— Ginnie Crawford (@GinnieCrawford) September 4, 2012
Ginnie’s six wins mark … Read More »