BizBuzz: Hayward Expansion Announced, Hall Starts New Group in Flagstaff, & LI Mile Date is Set

Photos: Hayward Field (Univ of Oregon) | Ryan Hall (Ryan and Sara Blog) | Merber/Long Island Mile (@notafraid2fail on Instagram)

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 The University of Oregon released their plans for the expansion at Hayward Field. “Slated to open in 2020, Hayward Field will set a new standard for sports venues, create world-class training and competition facilities for student-athletes, and incorporate new laboratories and research facilities to better understand the potential of human performance.” Read the full article with video, history, and artist renderings Constant Pursuit of Excellence on University of Oregon

 Ryan Hall to start a new training group in Flagstaff. “When I retired from professional running 2 1/2 years ago I thought that was the end of my journey of pursuing big, dreamer-size goals in running,” Ryan stated, followed by, “Now, I want to make my ceiling my athletes’ floor so they can learn from the good and bad from my running career and go after big goals.” For entry to the team, he states, “If you are a big dreamer and are interested in joining a like-minded group you can contact me directly at The team is open to athletes who have qualified for a USATF Track Championship, been an All-American in college, or have achieved the Olympic B standard in the marathon and have a way to financially support themselves.” Read the full post Continuing the Journey on Ryan and Sara’s blog

 ElliptiGO did a nice feature and interview with Katie Mackey and an interview with coach Danny Mackey. On her use of the ElliptiGO, Katie said, “I first started using the GO in 2012, and have been in love with it ever since. I initially started using it to replace runs on recovery days when my Achilles was irritated. Since then, I’ve integrated it more as a practical tool even when I am healthy. Now I use it to supplement my mileage with additional cross training doubles.” Read the full feature ElliptiGO Athlete Spotlight: Katie Mackey on ElliptiGo

Related: Catching Up with Katie: Q&A with Brooks Beast Katie Mackey

 Joseph Gray selected to the World Mountain Running Association Athletes’ Commission. “The purpose of the Commission is two-fold: to ensure that the Council of the WMRA is able to benefit from the perspective and expertise of past and current international athletes in its deliberations and decision making; and to provide international athletes with a formal mechanism for ensuring that their views on important matters are heard by the WMRA Council.” Read the full feature and get to know each athlete selected Introducing WMRA Athletes’ Commission on World Mountain Running Association


 Des Linden got the Standing O in the Garden

 Kyle Merber announced the date for the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile

Related: Q&A with Kyle Merber: The HOKA One One Long Island Mile

 Deena Kastor shared excerpts from her book Let Your Mind Run, with commentary from Molly Huddle, Esther Atkins, Reid Buchanan, Kaitlin Goodman, Neely Gracey, and Sarah Crouch:

Let Your Mind Run:
A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory
by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton
Buy on Amazon:

Reasons to Celebrate

 Esther Atkins‘s birthday is April 20. Let her know that you’ll be running with ❤️ @ErbyAtkins

 Katy Moen‘s birthday is April 20. Send her the best vibes @MoenEmDown

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