BizBuzz: Run Gum’s Push to the Finish, Oiselle’s Ten10 Team, & US Trail Team Announced

Photos: Mario Mendoza (ATRA) | Oiselle Elites (@oiselle on Twitter) | Run Gum (Run Gum)

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 With nine days to go, Run Gum is making a push to fulfill their Kickstarter campaign. To date, they have received about 75% of their funding, but per Kickstarter’s All or Nothing terms, a campaign must reach 100% in order to receive the funds put up by backers. In a video by Nick Symmonds, he says, “I need your help. If you’ve ever considered trying Run Gum, or if you’ve tried Run Gum and you want to try Extra Strength, now is the time…if I’ve ever inspired you in some way, if a race I’ve ever run or a nugget of wisdom I’ve ever put out there helped you in some way, I’m asking for you to please return the favor by supporting our campaign.” To support the Run Gum Extra Strength campaign, click here.

 Oiselle announced the elite field competing at the upcoming Tenacious 10. Going by the hashtag #Ten10, this is the 2nd annual running of the 10K and 10-mile race taking place in Seattle, WA on April 21. Those announced to be in the field are Lauren Fleshman, Kara Goucher, and Mel Lawrence, among others. Read the full announcement Tenacious10 Elite Field & Golden Ticket Giveaway! on Bird is the Word. Click here to register for the Ten10

 The USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Council has announced the athletes competing at the 2018 Trail World Championships. The men’s team is coming off two podium finishes in the previous three events, and, “A hungry & talented women’s team is looking for their first team podium and individual top 10 finish at the 2018 Trail World Championships.” Read the full release with athlete information on the competing athletes U.S. Trail Team announced for the 2018 Trail World Championships on ATRA


 Sarah Crouch debuted this year’s 361 Degrees racing kit. In a post on Instagram, she said, “Hoping these gorgeous uniforms will break a few finishing tapes, see some fast times and endure some serious sweating!”

 Neely Gracey answered fan questions regarding running and training during her pregnancy. On having to stop running at 18.5 weeks, she said, “I always hoped I would be able to run throughout pregnancy…My lower back got really sore out of nowhere and it didn’t make sense to force running when walking and sneezing hurt!” Read the full interview You Asked, And Neely Answered! Fit Pregnancy Tips From The Pro on Women’s Running

 Sandi Morris shares about the hip-mobility drill she does to increase flexibility and strength. On why it is an important routine, she says, “When you run down the runway, pole vaulters run with high knees. People think it looks goofy, but the high knees set you up for the takeoff at the end.” Read the full feature with drill notes The move I love to hate: World champion pole vaulter Sandi Morris’ hip-mobility drill on ESPNW

Happy Birthday!

 Brittany Smith‘s birthday is March 25. Send her good vibes @brittanysmithshotput

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