by Carolyn Mather, Running Journal with comment from RUNBLOGRUN -
The Atlanta Track Club is in the midst of monumental changes within their organization. Their long term sponsorship agreement with the Mizuno brand was announced less than three months ago. The appointment of Amy Begley, who many remember for her gutty run in the 2008 U.S.
A quick understanding of Molly Huddle courtesy USATF
Two-time USA Outdoor 5,000m champion - 2011 (15:10.01); 2014 (15:01.56)
Three-time USA Outdoor runner-up - 2013 (15:35.45); 2012 (15:14.40); 2010 (15:30.89)
Two-time USA XC runner-up – 2011 (26:31); 2010 (26:01)
2004 USA Junior 3,000m champion (15:57.22)
Seven-time USA Road Champion (5 km, 10 km, 10 mile and 7 mile distances)
Gamera for third time
OSAKA (JPN, Jan 25): Ukrainian Tetyana Gamera won Osaka Women's Marathon for three straight years. She also set national record 2:22:09 when beating Latvian Jelena Prokopcuka who achieved the best time ever for 38 years old runner 2:24:07. For Gamera it is also best time by an European runner in 2015. Third best Japanese Risa Shigetomo 2:26:39 ahead of Yuko Watanabe 2:28:36 and Chieko Kido who debuted with 2:29:08. Kenyan Selly Kaptich Chepyego won the accompanying half marathon in 1:09:43
US INDOOR FRIDAY (Jan 23)
LEXINGTON: Rod McCravy Invitational had at oversized track Canadian Andre de Grasse 20.90 in the 200 m, Vernon Norwood 1:08.84 in the 600 yards and Eric Jenkins 13:31.76 in the 5000 m. On the women side Jada Martin sprinted 23.44 in the 200 m, Courtney Okolo 1:19.85 in the 600 y. Sandi Morris and Melissa Gergel cleared 453 in the pole vault and Shakeela Saunders leaped to 653 in the long jump.
“Hello everyone! The month of August was a slow but exciting period for me. It marked the end of my track season for 2014 and signalled the start of my academic year.
“During this month, I did an overview of myself and my career, analyzing where and I was and what I am hoping to accomplish; and I am now quite pleased with the road ahead!
Giving runners a great starting point for finding the perfect shoe, FORTIUS Media Group, LLC, in partnership with Cregg Weinmann, the Running Network’s footwear and apparel editor since 1998, reveals its top 10 shoes of 2014.
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