BizBuzz: Reebok’s New Team, RRCA’s RunPro Camp, and Hutchison’s Workout Plan

Photos: Justyn Knight (Reebok) | Je'von Hutchison (Je'von Hutchison) | RunPro (Michael Scott)

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 Reebok announced a new pro track club, Reebok Boston. The first major signee to the new group, which will be based in Charlottesville, VA, is Syracuse standout Justyn Knight (2017 NCAA individual XC champion and 2018 NCAA indoor 5K champion), and the club will be coached by formed Orange coach Chris Fox. “In addition to Knight, the Reebok Boston Track Club will also include at its inception Jamaican Olympian Kemoy Campbell (13:20 pb) and American steeplechaser Tori Gerlach, the NCAA third placer in 2017 (9:46 pb), both of whom will be moving to Charlottesville. Martin Hehir (13:29/28:08), a teammate of Knight’s at Syracuse, will also be on the team, though he will remain in Philadelphia, where he is currently attending medical school. Reebok is planning on adding more athletes by the end of the year; Fox said he expects the group, which will contain both men and women, to eventually include eight to 10 athletes, who will compete in events from the 1500 up to the marathon.” Read the full article Reebok Is Launching A New Pro Track Club; Chris Fox Tabbed as Head Coach, Justyn Knight Signed As Star Athlete on LetsRun. Reebok is also a proud sponsor of ZAP Fitness Running Camps and Elite Athletes.

 Carrie Tollefson connected with Heather Kampf for a run on the latest episode of C Tolle Run. “Carrie goes for a run with Queen of the Road Mile, Heather Kampf! Heather discusses the frustrations and challenges of dealing with injuries and how she’s easing back into running. She also talks about her 2018 racing plans, and her aspirations after the sport.” Listen to the full podcast Heather Kampf: Reinvent Myself on C Tolle Run

Related: Avoid a running rut: Top Minnesota runners share their favorite spots, with contributions from Carrie Tollefson, Heather Kampf, Meghan Peyton, and more, on Star Tribune

More from Heather: Reinventing vs. Rebuilding: My New Comeback Approach

 RRCA hosted the 7th annual RunPro Camp for top notch middle and long distance runners who are just starting their professional running careers. “This isn’t a camp to learn how to run or how to run better. It’s a camp to give promising U.S. distance runners the knowledge and guidance they need to pursue a professional running career,” outlined Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. The attending athletes got the opportunity to connect with many leaders in our sport including AthleteBiz founder Jack Wickens, Ben Rosario, Hawi Keflezighi, as well as special guests Jared Ward, Tyler Pennel, Nicole DiMercurio, and financial planning expert Lauren Haynes.

Related: Building Financial Freedom Like a Boss, by Lauren Haynes

Our Amazing Board

Did you know we have a pretty awesome Board of Directors? Here are some of their highlights from them from this past week

 Ashley Higginson and fiancé Liam Boylan-Pett took top honors at the Verizon Corporate Challenge 5K. “Boylan-Pett finished the race in 16:46 and Higginson in 17:51, in seventh place overall.” Read the full feature Engaged pair win Verizon Corporate Challenge in Morristown on Daily Record

 Bob Fleshner featured in a Washington Post article on how to manage a career change. Bob, who recently began a career optimization company, EPICOACH, shares tips and ideas for figuring out your next move. Read the full article How to quit your job. (First, know what’s next.) on Washington Post

Joseph Gray

 Joseph Gray attained the Fastest Known Time (FKT) at Mt. Antero. The FKT came as part of his training for the World Mountain Running Championships.

In preparation for the World Mountain Running Champs @strydrunning helped me design power targets for upcoming races/workouts. Today we tested target wattage on 14,275 foot peak Mt. Antero Ended up with a solid workout in the build up to represent Team USA ?? in Andorra this September & a great time with the Stryd crew which ended with one of the scariest rides down a mountain I've ever experienced, think way worse than Disney Worlds' scariest ride type level ° Average Wattage: 288 New FKT: Start far side of County Road 162, finish on peak 1:23:10 (1:23:19 via @strava) Shoes: @hokaoneone Tracer . . . #TeamUSA #runwithpower #Strydrunning #journeyofjoegeezi #RoadtoAndorra #FKT #fastestknowntime #shadesofGray by @big_red_nick

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Fitness Tips

 Je’von Hutchison gives some great tips on how to have an effective workout with a partner. “When you have a workout partner time goes by a lot faster, you have someone there to push you when it gets hard, and someone to celebrate your successes. This positive reinforcement can even improve the overall quality of your workout.” Read the full feature, including partner exercises, Working Out Together on AthleteBiz


 Hyleas Fountain to be inducted into the University of Georgia Circle of Honor. “The Circle of Honor is designed to pay tribute to extraordinary student-athletes and coaches who by their performance and conduct have brought honor to the university and themselves, and who by their actions have contributed to the tradition of the Georgia Bulldogs.” She will join Hines Ward among others as the Circle of Honor Welcomes Five Members in Class of 2018

 Brittany Borman held a javelin clinic in Missouri with fellow Olympian Todd Reich. “The javelin went away in the 1930’s for the state of Missouri in high school track and field, due to safety concerns for the athletes competing in the event…Starting in 2015, there was a two year experimental trial period to see how the event would fair out [in Missouri], and with solid success in the two years, 2018 will be the full reinstated year for the javelin to be back in Missouri high school track and field.”

Happy Birthday

 Kortney Ross‘s birthday is July 26. Send her a high-five @kortneyross_

 Amanda Smock‘s birthday is July 27. Send her your best @AJTSMOCK

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