USA 5k National Title and onward to the Olympic Trials 20k

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I was fortunate enough to enjoy a memorable experience the weekend of June 4th and 5th.  This was when my wife Jemma and our son went to Albany, NY for the USATF Race Walk 5k Nationals.  The trip itself was

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On the Dot: 25k Champs

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For whatever reason, the 25k Champs sent me into a post-race spiral of retrospection. Maybe it’s because the last time I raced this distance was also at the 5th/3rd River Bank Run in 2011. Five years ago I was in

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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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There is only one color that matters.

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Most people would assume that race is not a major factor in sports. Sports are the great equalizer. Talent can open doors to unimaginable fame and fortune and the most skilled athletes can’t be denied. We would hope that sports see

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A Call for “Respectful and Productive Discourse”

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Statement of Opinion: It is frustrating to see the tension between respected athlete advocates Dwight Phillips, Lauren Fleshman, Nick Symmonds, Steve Magness, and Patrick Rizzo on social media. I am not frustrated by disagreements, but by the tone and its

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Track Shorts 2016: Lap 3

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For 10 days Portland borrowed the mantle of “Tracktown USA” from neighboring Eugene as it hosted first the US Indoor Nationals, then the World Indoor Championships. All reports suggest it was a success. And while those events naturally captured much

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US 15k Recap, Fannin FTW

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“I’m like a mosquito, I love humidity. I don’t sweat.” -Shakira I generally enjoy opening my blog posts with a quote because it really sets the scene. Here we have Shakira utilizing a simile to explain that she has figured

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“I’m a Host of Imperfection”

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For a single moment, I thought I had lost a National Championship. It was the longest second I had to endure that whole run, that whole painful run. It was a foolish moment in my running career. The idea that

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Trey Hardee on Track & Field

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Trey Hardee is an athlete with a capital A. Two time Olympian and Silver Medalist, Two time World Champion in the most demanding of T&F events, the Decathlon. Trey is also a keen, thoughtful observer of our sport. With his

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Running in a Dream: The Lake Padden Trail ½ Marathon National Championship

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from The Journey of a Thousand Miles Running in the USATF National Trail Half Marathon Championship yesterday at Lake Padden was like running in a dream. I say dream because nightmare sounds too dramatic. I was surrounded by too many

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