BizBuzz: Brave Like Gabe Breaks 1000, USATF Seeking New OT Site, & Welcome ZAP

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 Olympic and World Champion Asbel Kiprop has tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO), reportedly. On the matter, Kiprop said, “I have read the reports linking me to doping. As an athlete, I have been at the forefront of the fight against doping in Kenya, a fight I strongly believe in and support.” Read the full article, Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop ‘tested positive’ for EPO on The Guardian

Related: A List Of Everyone Asbel Kiprop May Have Screwed Out Of A Medal on FloTrack

 USATF announced that they will be seeking a new host site for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials. “The USATF Board of Directors unanimously authorized the move amid continuing litigation surrounding construction of a new Hilmer Lodge Stadium at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, California, and the resulting delays on planning for a successful 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.” The is not to be confused with the Olympic Team Trials Marathon which was recently announced to take place in Atlanta. Read the full release USATF reopens bidding for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field on USATF

Related: The 2020 Olympic Team Trials Marathon: Q&A with Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director Rich Kenah

 Barbara Nwaba inducted into the UC-Santa Barbara Hall of Fame. “Barbara Nwaba set numerous UCSB Track & Field records and won the Big West Heptathlon in 2012 with a meet record 5,714 points. She is a two-time U.S. Heptathlon champion and came in 12th place at the 2016 Olympics in the Heptathlon.” Read the full feature UCSB adds 5 new members to athletics hall of fame on KEYT

 Garrett Heath will run the 10K at Payton Jordon, his debut at the distance. Perhaps being on the home turf of his alma mater in Palo Alto will provide inspiration for his introduction to, “25 laps of what I expect to be anything thing but comfort.”

ICYMI

 The Book Club Track Club released their third episode. “Kyle and Alexi discuss ‘The Story of My Teeth’ by Valeria Luiselli and how the value of an item [or runner] is all in the story!” Listen to their discussion here. Next up will be Deena Kastor’s newly released book Let Your Mind Run.

Related: The Hardest Run of My Life; excerpt from Let Your Mind Run

 Brave Like Gabe‘s 1224 Campaign has reached over 1000 supporters! Join Brave Like Gabe in supporting rare cancer research by signing up for either the live or virtual 5K.

Running down our #1224campaign goal well ahead of May 20th! Our total registration number is now at... 1,022! . THANK YOU ALL! We are well on our way toward fulfilling our goal of having one #BraveLikeGabe5k registrant running in support of each new ACC diagnosis this year — 1224 powerful people. And did you know that the timing of our race in support of rare cancer research couldn’t be more appropriate: the month of May is National Cancer Research Month! So thank you for celebrating with us and bravely running alongside us as we support much-needed advances in rare cancer research. . Due to to the somewhat unexpected demand, we want you to know that our supply of virtual registrations available is quite LOW! We will be closing registration for the virtual race when we fill the 100 remaining virtual spots or on Monday — whichever comes first. So if you’ve been putting off registering and want to be a part of our team, please sign up soon! (St. Paul runners have a little more time but we’d still appreciate the advance registration.) . Hope to see some of our #BraveSquad #BraveLikeGabe crew in Waco this weekend for the #SiloDistrictMarathon events! We’ll be running for research and cheering for all our friends — especially the king of Waco himself and soon-to-be marathoner , @chipgaines! . #bravelikegabe #1224campaign #silodistrictmarathon #rarecancerresearch #cancerresearchmonth #bravelikegabe5k2018 #signup #runningonhope #runningforresearch

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Happy Birthday!

 Stephanie Garcia‘s birthday is May 3. Send her a virtual high-five @steph_steeples

 Je’von Hutchison‘s birthday is May 4. Tell him congrats for another awesome showing at the Penn Relays @JVonJamal

 Lauren Johnson‘s birthday is May 4. Send her your very best @JohnsonRunning

 Tyler Andrews‘s birthday is May 4. Send him good vibes @TylerCAndrews

 Meb Keflezighi‘s birthday is May 5. Let him know you hope he is enjoying being “retired” @runmeb

 Nicol Traynor‘s birthday is May 6. Tell her you hope it is the best one yet @ntraynor12

Welcome to AthleteBiz!

 You can now find and connect with ZAP Fitness on AthleteBiz! The group was founded in 2001, and is a non-profit training center for post-collegiate, Olympic hopeful distance runners. Additionally, they host Adult Running Camps to provide our campers with an intimate, informative, relaxing, as well as challenging running experience for all ages and abilities. At this year’s Boston Marathon, ZAP had three finishers in the top-10: Tyler Pennel, Nicole DiMercurio, and Joanna Thompson. Meet ZAP Fitness at https://www.athletebiz.us/zap-fitness


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