Race Report: 2016 50km World Championships

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from The Blog at Strive Trips “No one single instant of it was unendurable. Here was a second right here: he endured it. What was undealable-with was the thought of all the instants all lined up and stretching ahead, glittering. …

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ICYMI: Team USA at the White House

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Yesterday, Team USA went to the White House for the honor of meeting the President. Read below to catch up on the events from the finest, fittest athletes on the planet! Click on the          icon next to

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Lov’n Rio ICYMI: Opening Ceremonies

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With the big event underway, we’ll keep you posted on all the great action straight from the athletes themselves. Check out how the finest, fittest athletes on the planet took in the awesomeness that is the Opening Ceremonies Sandi Morris

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More Random Thoughts After Day 6

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Even randomer thoughts on Days 3 through 6, which means that you count the walks as Day 0 and the hammer throw as Day 4.67. All in a Day’s Work For the javelin qualifying, Kara Winger and Brittany Borman did

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2016 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

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From The Journey of a Thousand Miles I dropped out at mile 16 of the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Podbrdo, Slovenia. Mile 16 crossed over and through the small mountain village of Hudajuzna, the lowest elevation point

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Seeing Clearly with XX2i Optics

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Upon earning a bronze medal at the USA 50k Race Walk Olympic Trials event, I knew almost immediately what I needed.  A quality pair of sunglasses.  By looking at the photo of me breaking the finishing tape, it would appear

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It’s Getting Real!

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from I’m Gonna Be… Something that even one year ago I would’ve never believed would be possible, I am sitting in the airport waiting for my trip to Rome to compete in an international 50K!  It’s still so surreal.  I

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Earning My Ticket to Rome

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from Maria on Facebook The past month has been a very busy and very productive one! I am a little behind on my blog so here’s an update: This past weekend fresh off tying my 20k American Record in Japan

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Track Shorts: Olympic Trials Marathon Preview

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Hardly any (no?) other countries do it like this.  One race to determine the six US (three men, three women) spots at the Olympics in the marathon.  The pros and cons of this approach have been debated for years.  For

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Representing Team USA in Scotland

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from Running Joyfully Earlier this month I had the awesome opportunity to represent Team USA in Scotland at the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Challenge. It was my first time racing in the red, white, and blue and I was

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