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Gabe Grunewald and Carrie Tollefson got together for a run in the latest episode of C Tolle Run. “Gabe gives listeners an update on her cancer treatment and future racing goals. She also talks about coaching HGTV Fixer Upper’s Chip Gaines in his first marathon and her upcoming Brave Like Gabe 5k race.” Listen to the full episode, Gabriele Grunewald: Big Dreams, on C Tolle Run
A petition has been started by on change.org to reinstate Dr. Tommie Smith and Dr. John Carlos, referencing the USOC and IOC. The petition by the Community Action Committee of the New York City Police Council of Retired Guardians states, “It has been some 49 years since Dr. Tommie Smith & Dr. John Carlos protested conditions in this country at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. In the aftermath of their protest, they were kicked out of the Olympic Village and not allowed to participate in any further competition(s) at those games. They were also banned ‘for life’ from any affiliation(s) with the International Olympic Committee and to the best of my knowledge, The U.S. Olympic Committee as well.” An update titled, Half Way There has been posted to the petition, stating, “I am PLEASED to inform you that Drs. Tommie Smith & John Carlos have been reinstated into the U.S. Olympic Community. Please, continue with your support and let’s get them back into the Int’l Olympic Community as well.” Read the petition and consider supporting, Restore These Athletes, on change.org
Emmanuel Bor is the 500th American to run sub-4 in the mile. On a day that say 7 first-time sub-4 miles, this is a pretty awesome mark for US miling. With congrats to Cooper Teare, Kyle Mau, Jon Davis, Shadrack Kipchirchir, and David Ribich for also achieving the feat. See the full chronological listing on Track & Field News.
Brandon Hudgins gave it a little perspective, “PSA – Clubs with less than 500 members: # of people to climb Mt. Everest, # of billionaires in the world.”
A quick rundown of the highlights from this weekend
At the Dr. Sander Invite:
- Lauren Paquette looked strong while taking the W and setting a new PR in the 3k. “8:53 for a 3000m PR and only going to get faster from here!“
- Reid Buchanan finished on top on the men’s side of 3k, breaking the tape with a time of 7:51, earning the World Standard along the way. More importantly, the ‘are you not entertained?!’ arms at the tape is a solid baller move
- Erik Sowinski continued his solid indoor season with a win in the deep 800m field in 1:46.98. “Back on the track soon to chase the indoor standard“
- Rachel Schneider and Shannon Osika went 2-4 in a really fast mile race. Rachel said afterward on Instagram, “After an injury-laden 2017, so excited to be back!! Happy to open up the year with a 4:27.3 mile knowing there’s quite a bit more in there!“
- Donald Scott doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, taking another indoor W in the triple jump. “Ended up jumping 16.92m (55’6”). Next up is the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston!” – also we have to agree with Michael Stigler on this one, that adidas kit is ?
|Photo via @rachschneid18 / Instagram||Photo via @___dscott / Instragram|
Queen Harrison was on a different plane of existence at the Texas Tech Invite
Matt Llano finished 4th in the 5k at the UW Invite, crossing the line with a PR of 13:59
Esther Atkins finished the Osaka Women’s Marathon in 12th with a time of 2:36:57. Stating on Facebook, “The marathon is always humbling, but with dead even 1:18:28, 1:18:29 splits, at least I come away with the knowledge that if nothing else, I’m still very in tune with my current ability on any day, under any circumstances. Oh yeah, that and the A Standard for my THIRD Olympic Trials!” Read Esther’s post leading into the race, Seeing the Trees for the Forest
Your finish made the broadcast. pic.twitter.com/xcdYr69jv8— Japan Running News (@JRNHeadlines) January 28, 2018
Reasons to Celebrate
Joe Kovacs can fly! After recording his first solo flight, Joe shared some wisdom, “I’m learning more and more that the longer you wait to do something, the less chance it will actually happen.”
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