BizBuzz: Tyler Stares Down 50K, Manteo Gets Zonkd, and Maria Makes Worlds

Photos: Tyler Andrews (@tylercandrews on IG) | Manteo Mitchell (@manteomitchell on IG) | Maria Michta-Coffey (@michtacoffey on IG)

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 Dathan Ritzenhein announced that he will not be running Boston. In a heartfelt announcement on Twitter, he wrote, “After sustaining a SI joint injury last week in practice, I have not been able to train for the last week,” followed by, “Like so many times before, I will heal and get back out there. These moments, while horrible now, make the success so rewarding.” He finished the note wishing luck to all Boston runners. Last week Sara Hall announced she was missing Boston also due to an SI joint injury.

 Maria Michta-Coffey earned a spot on the IAAF World Championships team. Following her first place finish at the 20K Race Walk Trials in Philadelphia with a time of 1:32:09, Maria will represent the USA in Taicang, China the first weekend in May.

 Tyler Andrews will attempt the 50K World Record on Friday in Santa Barbara, CA. “Tyler’s record attempt will be run on the track. They’ll start off going counter-clockwise and then switch directions mid-run. In order to break the record, Tyler will need to run 5:16 per mile or 2:18:05 through the marathon and keep going for a little less than 5 more miles. The plan is to have 3 pacers for the first 20 miles and then Tyler will be on his own the final 11 miles.” Read the full article Where Your Dreams Become Reality: Tyler Andrews From 18 Minutes for 5k in High School to 50k World Record? on LetsRun

Related: Strive for 50K on Strive Trips

 New Jersey New York Track Club will run the Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K to raise funds for the Special Olympics New Jersey. “The Special Olympics New Jersey is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.” Running in the event from NJNYTC are Johnny Gregorek, Kyle Merber, Chris Geisting, Meron Simon, Kenyetta Iyevbele, Nicole Schappert Tully, Waverly Neer, Stephanie Van Pelt, Heather Wilson, and Stephanie Schappert. Read the full article Morris sports chiropractic team runs through Lincoln Tunnel for charity on Daily Record

 The Collegiate Running Association announced their field for their 10K Championships. “The entry list for the collegiate 10k championship boasts perhaps the strongest men’s and women’s fields since the first annual 10k Championships in 2014. A slew of undergraduate and graduate runners, along with a handful of strong local runners, should make for a deep and competitive field. The women’s field will also be powerful up front, led by four U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifiers.” The event will take place as part of the Ukrops Monument Ave 10K in Richmond, VA. Read their full release with athlete highlights Collegiate Running Association welcoming nearly 2,000 college students to 2018 Collegiate 10k Road Race Championships


 The elite fields for Saturday’s shorter races in Boston have been announced. For a listing and schedule of events, go to Defending Champions Return For B.A.A. 5K And B.A.A. Invitational Mile on FloTrack

 Manteo Mitchell connected to Zonkd. In a post on Instagram announcing the partnership, he said, “REST & RECOVERY are critical components of any successful training program. They are also the least planned and underutilized ways to enhance performance…[Head] over to the website & use the code: MANTEO10 to receive 10% off of all Zonkd products! You can thank me later, because your body will thank you first!”

 The Book Club Track Club released their second episode, during which they discuss their March selection The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers. Click here for their podcast

Reasons to Celebrate

 Chantae McMillan got married!

 Chad Noelle‘s birthday is April 12. Send him a virtual high-five @ChadNoelle

 Jack Whitt‘s birthday is April 12. Give him your best @JWhittPV

 Der’Renae Freeman‘s birthday is April 15. Let her know you care @fyee_freeman

 Sara Hall‘s birthday is April 15. Send her good vibes @SaraHall3

 Will Leer‘s birthday is April 15. Wish him a very nice day @william_leer – and make sure to congratulation his spouse Aisha Praught Leer on her Commonwealth Games Championship for Team Jamaica!

 Neely Gracey‘s birthday is April 16. With her your best @neelysgracey

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