(USATF) INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Rutt wins USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors after two exceptional performances over the weekend in Boston. His first-place finish Feb. 7 in the men’s 800 meter at the Boston University Valentine Meet was a perfect precursor to the anchor leg he ran in the 4x800m relay at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix held Feb. 8 at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Astonishing strength in depth of results but only after painfully slow starts, were the underlining features of the 8th RAK Half Marathon, with the victories of Ethiopia’s 2013 Boston Champion Lelisa Desisa in 59:36 and last year’s London Champion Priscah Jeptoo in 67:02, inevitably topping the early world rankings for the year. Both received just the boost they need as the defence of their respective titles approaches, but a blend of admiration and frustration was the toxic mix left for observers who realised not far in to the race, that an opportunity was being missed on this clear, still, Friday morning in the UAE.
With the 7am start of the 8th edition of the RAK Half Marathon just hours away, 19 of the reduced field of 20 elite athletes in town looked remarkably calm at Thursday afternoon’s pre-race press conference. Most of them arrived during the night but whether one should read anything in to the fact that Ibrahim Jeilan (slowest PB but 2011 World 10,000m Champion) was the only one who slept on through the day, is arguable.
Rapidly growing running shoe brand’s revolutionary design works on and off the track - Richmond, CA (February 11, 2014) – HOKA ONE ONE®, designers of the revolutionary oversized cushioned running shoe with engineered midsole geometry and a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ: DECK), is proud to announce it has added middle-distance runner Mike Rutt to its team of elite a
American Distance Project Honored With Running USA's Allan Steinfeld Development Award & $25,000 Grant - (Colorado Springs, CO) - The American Distance Project was awarded the 5th annual Allan Steinfeld Development Award at Running USA's Hall of Champions Dinner & Auction presented by the Competitor Group Monday night in San Diego, CA at the trade industry's annual meeting.
Six Team USA Minnesota Athletes in Competitions Feb. 14-15: USA Cross Country Championships, Millrose Games, Husky Classic
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 12, 2014 – Six Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete this weekend, Feb. 14-15, including at the USA Cross Country Championships, the Millrose Games, Husky Classic and the Iowa State Classic.
By Larry Eder on December 15, 2013 5:54 AM
This is the last day of the 2013 high school cross country season. End it with a nice run with your friends. We hope you enjoyed the Saucony 2013 RBR Cross Country Training Program this season. If you have any suggestions on how to make our training programs better, please email me at email@example.com.
By Larry Eder on December 14, 2013 6:46 AM
Saucony Cross Country Training Program, Week 24, Day six,
Saturday: Warm up, run your race, cool down
By Larry Eder on December 13, 2013 6:35 AM
You are now one day before the end of the season. Rest up today and run the best race of your season tomorrow! Enjoy the race! Take a moment to smell the air before the race and soak in the moment. Run your history!
Saucony Cross Country Training Program, Week 24, Day five, Find Your Strong,
Friday: warm up, 30 minutes, cooldown
By Larry Eder on December 12, 2013 6:30 AM
Two days out from your last race of 2013: Stay focused, stay relaxed and run your race!
Saucony Cross Country Training Program, Week 24, Day four,
Thursday: warm up, 40 minutes of easy running, cooldown
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