Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine…

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Number 9!

At 4:00pm on Friday, January 24th I was still sitting on the ground in New York. At 7:00am the next morning I would be at the starting line of the 2020 Olympic Trials 50 Kilometer Race Walk. Less than ideal…

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Where I am in 2021: How change and challenge is preparing me for the postponed Olympic Trials

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Hi, there! I’m Emily.  You might recognize me from my time as a Division III track athlete, or perhaps you’ve seen me sporting a HOKA ONE ONE NJNY jersey around the track during my pro career, or maybe you don’t

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Racing in 2020

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It has taken me a bit to unpack this last race, my first race since covid cancelled my regular season.  My only other race this year was in January, and there were some difficult situations surrounding that event that I didn’t

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2017: My Quickest National Championship

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Here it goes, throwback to the USATF 2017 Outdoor Nationals.  I was traveling to Sacramento, CA, to compete in the 20km race walk.  I had done my first 50km race earlier that year, a race I almost didn’t do because I strained

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Air Force Training and the Olympic Trials

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by Michael Mannozzi During the plane ride back to Keesler AFB, I was grateful for the memorable experience representing the Air Force at the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials for the 50k Race Walk. I am no stranger to

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Portland Marathon 2016

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When I started this blog last year, I thought I would have all kinds of travels and races and excitement and setbacks to write about for 2020. But as everyone knows, 2020 has not turned out to be what anyone

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Do You Think We Have a Shortage of Magic Wands Around Here?

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Uncertainty.  One of my least favorite things.  Those of you who know me know how much I like routine.  I thrive on sameness and predictability and I don’t do well with change.  So enter COVID-19, and this world of constant uncertainties that it brings,

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COVID-19 From an Athlete and Physician

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So much has changed over the last few weeks, it is hard to know where to start.  For those following my race walking, I was selected in February to compete on the US National Team at the World Race Walking

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Strength and Faith: Meet Alex Young

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Alex Young

Name: Alex YoungEvent: Hammer and Weight ThrowHometown: La Vergne, TNHigh School: La Vergne High SchoolCollege/University: Southeastern Louisiana UniversityTraining City: Chapel Hill, NCAccolades: 2017 USA Indoor and Outdoor Champion How were you introduced to track and field, and what eventually led you to your event? I was introduced

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Solo No Mo’: Meet Lauren Paquette

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Name: Lauren PaquetteEvent: 3000 Meters, 5000 MetersHometown: Little Rock, ARHigh School: Little Rock Christian AcademyCollege/University: BaylorTraining Group: HOKA NAZ EliteAccolades: 2018 NACAC Silver Medalist, 7-time NCAA All-American How were you introduced to track, and what eventually led you to your event? I was introduced to cross-country first

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