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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Aug 08 2017

Botswana's Makwala barred from entering stadium

LONDON Botswana's Isaac Makwala was refused entry to the London Stadium on Tuesday after earlier being withdrawn from the night's 400 meters final at the World Championships after falling victim to an outbreak of sickness that has hit scores of competitors.

Aug 03 2017

Athletics:Young Coleman ready to join the elite of sprinting

LONDON Christian Coleman may be a newcomer to international competition but the young American sprinter is not backing down on his chances against the likes of Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin in the World Athletics Championships 100 metres.

Aug 01 2017

Taylor set to deliver 'double blow' to Edwards' legacy

Christian Taylor will be delighted to secure a record-breaking third world triple jump title in London this month, but the American has even loftier ambitions to cement his name in the history of the event.

Jul 31 2017

Gatlin feeling like the Justin who won world titles

As Justin Gatlin prepares to meet Usain Bolt for the 10th time in their 100 meters rivalry, the American says he is feeling like the old Justin when he too was an Olympic and world champion.

Jul 31 2017

Athletics: 'Small-town boy' Kendricks making it big

As he cleaned up after horses in his father's barn, a teenaged Sam Kendricks thought how cool it would be to travel the world and pole vault in the Olympics.

Jul 24 2017

Athletics: Olympic champions lead powerful U.S. world team

With eight Olympic gold medalists on its 132-member roster, the United States are ready to be the powerhouse team at next month's athletics world championships.

Jun 26 2017

Athletics: Strong U.S. world team could match Rio success

SACRAMENTO, California A world-class group of jumpers, shot putters and women's hurdlers should have American athletes heading to the podium often at August's world championships in London.

Jun 25 2017

Athletics: Coleman stunned in 200 as Merritt, Bowie also lose

SACRAMENTO, California Rising star Christian Coleman's weekend of disappointment continued on Sunday as he lost the 200 metres at the U.S. nationals and world championships trials to Ameer Webb.

Jun 25 2017

Injured Lyles pulls out of 200m at U.S. championships

SACRAMENTO, California U.S. teenage prospect Noah Lyles pulled out of the 200 metres semi-finals at the American trials on Sunday with a hamstring strain, ending his chance of competing in August's world championships in London.

Jun 25 2017

Kerley's the 'special' 400m man U.S. needs, says Watts

SACRAMENTO, California New American 400 meters champion Fred Kerley's power and speed makes the Texan the "special" sprinter that U.S athletics has been searching for to help reestablish its dominance of the event, former Olympic champion Quincy Watts has told Reuters.


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