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Mary Cain surprised Katelyn Tuohy with the Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year Award. On the award, Katelyn said, “Every year I watch the videos and in the back of my head I always thought, I want to get that award, but winning as a sophomore is never a thought I had.” Check out some of the gear from the event by shopping Mary’s hand-picked favorites here
Nick Symmonds, Brandon Hudgins, Anthony Famiglietti, and Sport Management Professor Mark Nagel got together to discuss the structure of professionalism in USA Track & Field. “We discuss and dig deeper into the plight of many athletes who struggle under antiquated, amateurish rules that restrict their ability to fairly capitalize on a free market of potential sponsorship income.” Listen to the full podcast Break Line Episode 013 on Reckless Running
Tori Bowie is appearing at New York Fashion Week. “After starring in the last Valentino campaign with runway veterans like Selena Forrest, the 27-year-old will appear at various shows and maybe even appear on some catwalks.” Fashion Week lasts through Friday the 16th, which is the day before the 60m pre-lims at the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque. Read the full article including a great interview with Tori, The Fastest Woman on Earth is Running to NYFW on Elle
Nicole DiMercurio (16:07 for 5k) and Tyler Pennel (13:51 for 5k- including a final mile of 4:20) got in some speedwork amid their marathon training. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, our sport needs a fast couples showdown!
Barbara Nwaba to be inducted to the UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. The 2018 inductees will be honored in a ceremony on April 28
Running USA announced their 2018 award winners
Congrats to our #RUSA18 award winners - @ATLtrackclub Elite (Steinfeld Grant), @RunHMF Kids (Youth Award Grant), Rising Star Aaron Nemzer @DMSESports, Patrice Matamoros @PGHMarathon (Women's Leadership Award), and Hall of Champions inductee Iris Simpson Bush @RunFlyingPig— Running USA (@RunningUSA) February 12, 2018
Chad Noelle is a really swell guy
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