BizBuzz: Dathan to Run Boston, Brazier Breaks 4, & Sandi’s Workout Wednesday

Donavan Brazier Photo : Images of Sport // Sandi Morris Photo: @sandicheekspv on Instagram

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 Dathan Ritzenhein has announced he will be in the elite field for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Ritz last ran Boston in 2015, finishing 7th overall and 1st American with a time of 2:11:20. On his decision, Dathan said, “I was talking with my coach (Kevin Hanson) even a little before (August) about what I wanted to do and what made the most sense as I set myself up for 2020. We just felt like we needed to take the fall off from marathons and just have a period where we learn about each other – how I train, how he trains. So, it was Boston that really excited me and it was what I really wanted to put all my eggs into.” Read the full article, Dathan Ritzenhein explains why he’s running Boston Marathon in 2018 on mLIVE

Related: John Hancock Announces 2018 Boston Marathon U.S. Elite Field

 Quentin Butler shares an update on his life since the kidney failure diagnosis. “I am currently going through iron shot treatments every two weeks and my body is responding positively.” Read Quentin’s full update, The Road Ahead: My Kidney Transplant on AthleteBiz

Donavan Brazier wins the 800m in 1:44.14 during the USA Track and Field Championships at Hornet Stadium. Photo: Images of Sport

 Donavan Brazier becomes the 493rd American to run a sub-4 minute mile. Brazier achieved the feat at the Reveille Invitational with a time of 3:59.30 in a field that had Leo Manzano running 4:03.49. “It seems likely that the 500th sub-4:00 mile will be run in 2018. There are only three weeks remaining in 2017, making the chances for seven more first-time performances making the list unlikely.” Read Donavan Brazier Runs Sub-4:00 at Reveille Invitational on DyeStat

Related:  Donnie Cowart‘s first sub-4 minute mile from the Sir Walter Miler

Following the news of the Russian ban from PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, The Huffington Post speculates on the state of doping in the USA. “Cheating in Russia is a product of the state. Cheating in the U.S. is merely another capitalistic venture: To get money to fund adequate training, one must win, and it’s a whole lot easier to win on dope.” Read the full article, which features quotes from  Kara Goucher and  Alysia MontañoU.S. Olympians Cheat, Too. They Just Cheat With An American Accent on Huffington Post

ICYMI

 Sandi Morris‘s workout is the most exhausting thing you will see all day…and it is only a 48 second clip

Related: Limited-edition Sandi Morris art prints for sale

 Jamie Cheever let’s us know what she thinks about being the “Mrs.”

Reasons to Celebrate

 Ashley Higginson is engaged to longtime partner (and pretty darn good miler and marathoner) Liam Boylan-Pett. Congratulations Ashley and Liam!

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The World Olympians Association has granted athletes recognition with post-nominal letters OLY. The intent is to “signify [their] ongoing role in society as an Olympia, living and promoting the Olympic values.”

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Did you know that many athletes on AthleteBiz have stores which you can shop? Their favorite gear for every season with a portion of each Running Warehouse purchase coming back to support their training!

 Heather Kampf recently updated her ASICS store to feature some great new gear for the cooler season. Check out her selections from ASICS, Nuun, Picky Bars, and more


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