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Huge congratulations are in order for Sandi Morris, Christina Manning, Drew Windle, and all US medalists and competitors for an outstanding World Championships in Birmingham, England. The United States came away from the event with 18 total medals, including 6 gold, 10 silver, and 2 bronze. Brooks Beasts coach Danny Mackey said it best, “Making the USA Track & Field team is the hardest team to make in any sport.”
How does it feel to be world champion, you ask?? pic.twitter.com/cA7x7Xd2CK— Sandi Morris (@sandicheekspv) March 4, 2018
Meb Keflezighi to serve as Ambassador & Special Advisor to NYRR Team for Kids, the organization’s charity running team. “As a part of his new role, Keflezighi will participate in, and promote a number of NYRR events and initiatives including the organization’s premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon. Keflezighi, who retired from professional running after his finish at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, will return to the marathon in 2018 to run alongside the adults who raise money to run the race with Team for Kids.” Read the full article Marathon Legend Meb Keflezighi to Partner with New York Road Runners… on NYRR
The Book Club Track Club, a monthly podcast discussion by Kyle Merber and Alexi Pappas, recorded its first episode. The inaugural episode featured The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, which “is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England.” The book selection for March is The Monk of Mokha, “An exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war,” by Dave Eggers. Listen to the podcast on the Book Club Track Club’s Soundcloud here
Tyler Andrews will be attempting the 50K World Record on April 13th at the Santa Barbara Easter Relays. “To do so, I’ll have to cover 50km (31.11 miles) in that time, running an average pace of 5’16 per mile (3’16 per kilometer for my metric friends). It means running ten 5Ks at 16’21. It means passing the 26.2 mile marathon mark in 2’18’05 (55 seconds under the US Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying time) and maintaining the same rhythm for another 7.9 miles.” Read the full release Strive for 50K on Strive Trips
Katie Mackey discusses how she ‘changed her head game’ to make her breakthrough to Worlds. “She almost walked away from the sport entirely. But then Mackey decided to spend her forced break from running trying to figure out what was keeping her from breaking into the top tier. She enlisted the outside consultation of Dan Pfaff, head coach at Altis, an elite athlete training center in Phoenix. ‘Talking to him is like talking to Yoda,’ she says.”
Camille Herron, on an extended layover in Houston due to weather delaying her flight to the northeast for the Caumsett 50K, decided to jump into the Woodlands Marathon…and won it
An impromptu stop & #marathon win at the @TWMarathon ! This is my second win here! So great to see friends & fellow marathoner/ultrarunner @CalNeff who won the men’s race. Thank you for welcoming us! Try to make it to NY now for the @GLIRC @usatf #Caumsett50K ! pic.twitter.com/mB0s2eM7j7— Camille Herron (@runcamille) March 3, 2018
Dodging obstacles on the popular trails for a Saturday long run .... Me at the beginning: good morning!— Molly Huddle (@MollyHuddle) March 3, 2018
Me by the end: pic.twitter.com/wYLkAotB8L
North Boulder DriversI’m so disappointed in how inconsiderate you all were to me on my run this evening. Phones down, eyes up. We all wanna get home from work alive.— Jenny Simpson (@trackjenny) March 3, 2018
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