BizBuzz: November 20, 2017

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 Kara Winger is making some changes to her training, seeking to find a spark that will put her in contention with upcoming world majors through the next few years. “They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting a different result,” said Winger, who lives and trains in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “So yeah, exactly, at world championships it was glaringly obvious I needed to do something different and evaluate all the different components of what I’m doing.” Read the full article, My Focus: How Kara Winger Is Reshaping Her Routine To Peak When It Matters on TeamUSA.org

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 Camille Herron earns USATF Athlete of the Week honors coming off her dominating, record-setting performance at the Tunnel Hill 100.Herron, 35, knocked more than an hour off the previous record with her 12:42:40 at the Tunnel Hill 100-Miler, and she won the overall race title by more than 22 minutes.” Read the full release, Camille Herron’s 100-mile WR earns her USATF Athlete of the Week on USATF.org

 Gabe Grunewald and  Sara Vaughn are recognized as Game Changers for their impact on the sport of running. “However, it wasn’t just the devastating update that pulled at the heartstrings and grabbed headlines. It was also the way Grunewald chose and continues to choose to share her own story—with optimism, unwavering strength and an uplifting message about fighting for your best life.” – See the full list of honorees, 21 Women Who Are Transforming The World Through Running from Women’s Running

 Johnny Gregorek shares about his training, routines, friendly family competition, and the 2017 World Championships in London. “I’m really happy with the way the season went. It was a ton of fun and just seemed to be one thrilling experience after another. However, I’m hungry for more and think I can get more out of myself.” Read the interview, A Lion in London: Running Warehouse Interviews Johnny Gregorek on AthleteBIz

 Polina Carlson talks the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon, the XTERRA Trail World Championships, and her first ultra. “I fell in love with running because it is not just about winning or losing, it is about the journey to complete what it is you set out to do, and pushing yourself to achieve something great.” Read the full interview, Catching Up With Polina Carlson by XTERRA

 Lolo Jones is all in to pursue the US Bobsled Team. “At 35 years old, Lolo Jones’ dreams of winning an Olympic medal are still alive. The two-time Summer Olympian and 2014 Winter Olympian is looking to be one of three women picked to push bobsleds at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang.” Read the full article, Q&A: Lolo Jones on Targeting Another Olympics, the Medal That Eludes Her on Sports Illustrated

 Tori Bowie and  Christian Taylor named to Forbes “30 Under 30: Sports” list. See the full list of awardees, 30 Under 30: Sports, Winning on and off the field from Forbes

 

ICYMI

 Joseph Gray continues to be a dominant force no matter the surface, as he wins the Pacific Northwest Cross Country Championships. Joseph finished the 10k in a course-record time of 31:14.

 Molly Huddle let her purple show in support of World Pancreatic Cancer Day. “Thinking of loved ones affected and cheering for all the @projectpurple teams as they help fight pancreatic cancer one mile at a time!” via Molly on Instagram

 Sharon Day-Monroe makes handcrafted signs and home decor through her Etsy shop, SevenMadeSLOGreat gift ideas for the holidays! Trust us, she’s good.

 Allyson Felix took part in an unforgettable experience with Special Olympics and Yas Marina Circuit. “[Allyson] hosted a sprint clinic…getting athletes and their loved ones to exercise and work together.”

Cross Country. Is. Awesome.

We Love This Sport!

Emotional finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with athletes letting it all out at the end of a long XC season.

Posted by FloTrack on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Celebrate the Good Times

 Cole Atkins‘s birthday is on Tuesday, November 21. Send him good vibes and positive wishes, @cole_atkins

 Lauren Kleppin‘s birthday in on Wednesday, November 22. Send her positive wishes, @laurenkleppin

 Craig Lutz and  Meg Bellino got married this weekend. It was clearly love at first ‘stache.

 Donnie Cowart got married this weekend as well! Wish him long years of happiness, @DonnieCowart

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