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Heather Kampf shares that her sacrum is showing signs of another stress reaction. “I’m numb, and utterly at a loss that now, my left sacrum is showing signs of stress reaction again, and I will be taking even more time away from what I love…in order to get back to what I love.” Read Embracing the Struggle by Heather on AthleteBiz
Coaching legend Charles Leathers has passed away. “Leathers was affectionately known as ‘Mr. Hurdles’ because his athletes won 22 section division titles, 16 Southern Section Masters Meet titles and nine state titles in hurdles events during his 17 seasons.” Among the athletes Leathers coached were Joanna Hayes, Chaunte Lowe, and Whitney Ashley. Read the full article Charles Leathers, legendary track and field coach at North High, has died on The Press-Enterprise
Tyler Andrews won the Washington DC Rock n’ Roll Marathon. Finishing ahead of the next finisher by nearly 5 minutes, in a post on Instagram, Tyler stated, “Mission accomplished with a victory and course record at the #RnRDC Marathon and a perfect training effort for my World Record attempt next month. Time was 2’20’45 after a very moderate first 10 miles or so passed in 56′ and then a great last 16 at goal 50k pace.” Tyler’s attempt at the 50K World Record will take place on April 13 at the Santa Barbara Easter Relays
Sarah Pease finished atop the podium at the 15th Annual Anthem 5K in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was the first leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running, after which Sarah said on Instagram, “So good to be back on a start line this morning after over 3 months!” The Triple Crown of Running is a three-race series or road races of varying distances with all net proceeds from the 3 events going to Crusade for Children. Sarah’s finish time was 16:48.
Sandi Morris visited a Fayetteville, AR elementary school to talk to the students following her gold medal performance at World Indoors
I’m gonna cry! Listen to these kids chant USA together in the video! My heart is so full yet at the same time it’s a complete puddle of water! Kids melt me. I love them. I was honored to be given such a fun and loving home coming party from these kids at Butterfield Elementary here in Fayetteville, AR. THIS is what being an athlete is all about. #blessed #USA #TeamUSA #love #thankyou (PS that epic sign is already hung up in my garage ) #USATF #nikewomen #Trackandfiestrongwomenld #honored #sandifriday #ihaveadayapparently #lol
Kaitlin Goodman‘s Training Joyfully Track Club had their inaugural run over the weekend. Click here to learn more about this new Providence-based group
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