BizBuzz: Amber Campbell Honored, Ashton’s Next Venture, & This Weekend’s Action

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 Amber Campbell to be honored at the 2018 Celebration of Inspiring Women on Feb. 5. “The event, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Conference Center, is part of the eighth annual Women’s Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women, presented by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University.” Read the full article Coastal alum and 3 time Olympian Amber Campbell to be honored at Women’s Leadership Conference on My Horry News

 Ashton Eaton is working on a new technology and wellness venture…and has a full head of hair ? South Park Commons, a learning community that helps technical people share ideas and explore new directions, notes that, “Ashton is working on a data analytics platform for sports and developing a tertiary education academy. He is interested in expanding intelligence and capability through education and technology and extending humanity beyond Earth.” To read more about Ashton’s work, go to Ashton Eaton: From Olympic Gold to Tech on SPC’s Medium

Related: Watch Ashton’s SPC Fireside Chat where he talk about, “his experiences, his routine, his motivations, his sacrifices, what winning felt like. How he prepared himself mentally, psychologically, physically. He will also speak to what drives him today and what he found inspiring in the last 12 months of introspection.”


 Brandon Hudgins competed for the first time in nearly 12 months at the JDL Fast Track this past weekend. This is especially heartening because Brandon’s journey over that year included, “Blood, sweat, tears, aches, pains, and near kidney loss,” due to vasculitis. Following immunotherapy treatments in September 2017, he has, “felt better with every passing week.” All this culminated in him toeing the line for an 800 in Winston-Salem with Donnie Cowart and Adam Jones, among others. On the 1:55, he says, while it “might be light years from my PR, it’s remarkable when I think about where I was 1 yearr ago, 6 months ago, 3 months ago, and even 1 month ago.” Read his full post on his first steps back, Victory Over Vasculitis is Underway on AthleteBiz. Keep following Brandon’s Victory Over Vasculitis Tour, with the next stop at the Millrose Games on February 3.

This Weekend’s Action

While we would love to give you information on where everyone is competing, here is a quick rundown on where you can find some of the elite action this weekend. We’ll do our best to keep this updated, but please feel free to help us fill-in what we missed by commenting below!

 Christina Manning will be taking to the 60m hurdles at the ISATF Indoor in Berlin on January 25

 Manteo Mitchell is opening his season at the Bob Pollock Invite at Clemson, running the 400m on January 26

 Matt Llano will be racing the 5000m at the UW Invite on Jan 26

 Craig Lutz is racing the mile, also at UW Invite

Related: HOKA NAZ Elite athletes are competing on both coasts this weekend. Watch their workout video leading into the events here.

 Queen Harrison is racing both the 60m and 60mH at the Texas Tech Classic on January 27

 Casimir Loxsom, Erik Sowinski, and Chris Giesting will be in a deep 800m field at the Dr. Sander Invitational at the Armory on January 27. Catch the coverage on NBCSN, January 27 from 5-7pm ET

 Cecilia Barowski, Kendra Chambers, and Charlene Lipsey will be in an equally deep 800m field at the Dr. Sander Invitational

 Shannon Osika, Rachel Schneider, and Lauren Johnson will be racing the mile at the Dr. Sander Invitational

 Chad Noelle will be running the 3000m at the Dr. Sander Invitational

 Lauren Paquette will be running the 3000m at the Dr. Sander Invitational

 Esther Atkins will be running the Osaka Women’s Marathon on January 28

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Reasons to Celebrate

 Margaret Connelly‘s birthday is January 25. Wish her the best of days @MM_Connelly

 Robert Molke‘s birthday is January 28. Give him a virtual high-five @rwmolke

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