Portland Marathon 2016

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When I started this blog last year, I thought I would have all kinds of travels and races and excitement and setbacks to write about for 2020. But as everyone knows, 2020 has not turned out to be what anyone

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Do You Think We Have a Shortage of Magic Wands Around Here?

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Uncertainty.  One of my least favorite things.  Those of you who know me know how much I like routine.  I thrive on sameness and predictability and I don’t do well with change.  So enter COVID-19, and this world of constant uncertainties that it brings,

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COVID-19 From an Athlete and Physician

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So much has changed over the last few weeks, it is hard to know where to start.  For those following my race walking, I was selected in February to compete on the US National Team at the World Race Walking

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Strength and Faith: Meet Alex Young

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Alex Young

Name: Alex YoungEvent: Hammer and Weight ThrowHometown: La Vergne, TNHigh School: La Vergne High SchoolCollege/University: Southeastern Louisiana UniversityTraining City: Chapel Hill, NCAccolades: 2017 USA Indoor and Outdoor Champion How were you introduced to track and field, and what eventually led you to your event? I was introduced

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Solo No Mo’: Meet Lauren Paquette

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Name: Lauren PaquetteEvent: 3000 Meters, 5000 MetersHometown: Little Rock, ARHigh School: Little Rock Christian AcademyCollege/University: BaylorTraining Group: HOKA NAZ EliteAccolades: 2018 NACAC Silver Medalist, 7-time NCAA All-American How were you introduced to track, and what eventually led you to your event? I was introduced to cross-country first

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The Geese: Meet Chris Giesting

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Chris Giesting

Name: Chris GiestingEvent: 800 MetersHometown: Batesville, INHigh School: Batesville High School College/University: Notre DameTraining Group: HOKA New Jersey New York Track ClubAccolades: 2016 IAAF World Champion (4x400m), 4x800i World Record Holder How were you introduced to track, and what eventually led you to your event? My Dad

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A Race With My Girl

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Last month I had the opportunity to take my 8 year-old daughter, Annalie, to Santee, CA for the US 50 Kilometer Race Walk National Championships. In an ideal world I would love to have my whole family, especially my husband,

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Reasons To Walk

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One of our favorite family activities is walking. I suppose it isn’t surprising, given that I am a race walker, but just going for a walk is a whole different experience. Getting outside and getting moving allows us to connect

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Running Joyfully: Meet Kaitlin Goodman

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Name: Kaitlin GoodmanEvent: MarathonHometown: Davis, CAHigh School: Davis Senior High SchoolCollege/University: University of California, DavisTraining City: Providence, RIAccolades: Competed in all three major distance events at the 2016 Olympic Trials: 5k, 10k, and Marathon How were you introduced to track/distance running, and what eventually led you to

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Meteor Man: Meet Jared Ward

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Name: Jared WardEvent: MarathonHometown: Kaysville, UTHigh School: Davis High SchoolCollege/University: Brigham Young UniversityTraining City: Provo, UTAccolades: USA Marathon Champion (2015), Olympian (2016), #1 USA Ranked Marathoner (2019) How were you introduced to track/distance running, and what eventually led you to your event? In 2013, Coach Eyestone had

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