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ZAP Fitness coach Pete Rea connected with RunBlogRun for an interview following his team’s awesome showing at Boston. “We live in on a mountain in Boone, North Carolina. Our winters are New Englandesque. When we realized that Monday was not going to be a PR day, I told Tyler, Nicole and Joanna to put your watches away. On Monday, they needed to run for place, and not for time.” Read the full interview Peter Rea, Coach of Reebok ZAP Fitness speaks about Tyler Pennel, Nicole DiMercurio and Joanna Thompson racing well in Boston’s brutal conditions on RunBlogRun
Kara Winger to be inducted to the Purdue University Athletics Hall of Fame. On the honor, Kara said that she is prioritizing it over the Shanghai Diamond League event taking place two days later, stating, “Hall of Fame only happens once.” The ceremony is to take place on May 10 For more information on the event, click here
Riley Masters and Emily Lipari win the Grand Blue Mile. In the opening event of the 2018 USATF Running Circuit, Masters finished in 4:03.12 followed closely by Eric Avila and Nick Harris in second and third, respectively. As for Lipari, she ran to a road mile PR winning in 4:32.77 ahead of Brenda Martinez and Rachel Schneider. For more, read Grand Blue Mile winner was on a mission on KCCI Des Moines
If you felt the Road Mile Championship was missing a key element without Heather Kampf, check out these two posts by Heather on her Sacral Stress Fracture injury and rehab:
Esther Atkins shares about “a simple moment, yet massive breakthrough.” In a post on Twitter, she noted that she had some tumbleweed thoughts passing through lately and wrote about, “Impostor syndrome, asterisk races, and claiming your past achievements without holding up a measuring stick to where you are now.” Read her post “That’s me! I did that!” Now moving on…
Alexi Pappas and Jeremy Teicher share about their “Olympic Dreams” project from Pyeongchang. The series of short films, “follows Pappas as a cross-country skier named Penelope navigating her way through Pyeongchang.” Read the full article and interview ‘Olympic Dreams’: Alexi Pappas On Pyeongchang Film Project, Tokyo 2020 on Flotrack, and watch the five-episode series on Olympic.org
Reasons to Celebrate
Did you read the FloTrack interview above ☝? You should, because Alexi and Jeremy share about their engagement, which Pappas says Teicher, “let our relationship have its own moment.”
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