BizBuzz: Manning Claims Tour Title, Hall Sets Gasparilla Record, & Ritz’s Morning Shakeout

Photos: Christina Manning (Mark Shearman) | Sara Hall (Luis Santana) | Dathan Ritzenhein (Brooks)

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 Christina Manning continues her indoor prowess to claim the World Indoor Tour title. “I came out here for the win,” said Manning. “I needed the win to claim the tour title and I got it. It’s always good to run close to your personal record. I wasn’t expecting a fast time like that, but I’m glad I got it. I’m just going for a medal [at the World Indoors].” Read the full article Manning gets upper hand in Glasgow while Bosworth breaks world best on

 Sara Hall wins the Gasparilla Half-Marathon in record setting fashion. Running side-by-side with HOKA NAZ Elite‘s Stephanie Bruce for nearly the entire 13.1 miles, Sara surged ahead in the final meters to take the victory by one second and set a course record of 1:12:00. “I just went into track mode at the end,” Hall said. “I was a track runner for a long time, and it makes it exciting for the crowd to have such a close finish at the end.” Read the full article Sara Hall sets course record in women’s Gasparilla half-marathon on Tampa Bay Times

Related: Tyler Pennel finished 4th (1:04:16) and Craig Lutz 8th in the event (1:07:55). Full results here

 Devon Yanko to compete at the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon on March 4 in an effort to break the tape for the fourth time in the event. “I love the Napa Valley Marathon,” said Yanko who owns and operates M.H. Bread and Butter bakery in her hometown of San Anselmo, Calif. with her husband, Nathan. “I keep coming back because the course is awesome, the race is well organized and executed, and it’s just a great smaller race with a really big heart. I’ve had many great experiences there.” Read the full article Devon Yanko Aims for Fourth Women’s Title at Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon on RunBlogRun


 Dathan Ritzenhein connected with Mario Fraioli for the latest Morning Shakeout podcast. “Three-time Olympian and former American 5,000m record holder Dathan Ritzenhein comes on the podcast to discuss a wide range of topics, including the upcoming Boston Marathon, training with the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, the changes he’s made to his training in order to stay healthy at 35 years of age, and why he’s still competing despite dozens of injuries over the years.” Listen to the full podcast Episode 6 with Dathan Ritzenhein on The Morning Shakeout

 Michael Stigler shares his journey, drive, and how he stays connected to his hometown. “[Michael’s mother Evelyn] Townsend remembers one time when Michael was still a toddler, ‘We went to the track field and Michael ran the whole track. he ran around that track one good time and he didn’t want to stop, I had to make him stop. He was only two years old, and he got done drinking some Gatorade and he started again.'” Watch the full feature Olympic Dreams: Canyon Grad Michael Stigler on

 Gabe Grunewald connected with Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss her cancer diagnoses and story with adenoid cystic carcinoma. “I was 22 years old and a student-athlete. I was in the best shape of my life as a runner, which definitely throws you off a little bit, and the way that I noticed by tumor was I just felt it underneath my ear and it was tiny. They did a fine needle biopsy almost immediately and that’s when I found out what it was.” What the full feature A professional runner pushed to be her best on CNN’s Vital Signs

 Alexi Pappas exposes and defeats ignorance in less than 140 characters

Reasons to Celebrate

 Sanya Richards-Ross‘s birthday is today, February 26. Send her good vibes @SanyaRichiRoss

 Jamie Cheever‘s birthday is February 28. Send her a virtual high-five @JamieCheever

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