Quote Of The Day

“I was obviously over the moon with my performance in Berlin but none of my family and friends were in the stadium. It is not really an anti-climax but you are so excited by it, yet you run around and there was no-one really there for you to run to or to hug. Weirdly enough, there was a girl I used to train with at Dundee Hawkhill, who was there in the crowd. I just saw her face, out of all those thousands of people, and she was just standing on the stairs, cheering me on. And I almost started crying. I hadn’t seen this girl in years, it wasn’t like we were really close, but we went to school together and she was a couple of years above me in my club. Just seeing someone who reminded me of home, I got quite emotional about that, and having that in Glasgow will be pretty special. …She messaged me on Instagram afterwards and I even said to her ‘you have no idea how much that meant to me, just to see someone’s face’ and it did. You think of how many years you spend running around Scotland – cross countries in Livingston and Alloa – when it is freezing cold and muddy. To have someone else there who has been through all that with you and cheering you on was pretty special. … They appreciate how hard it is to keep going when times are tough. It has taken me from the age of 12 to 26 to get my first medal, so it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. That was the first time I was able to step back and say ‘yeah, I am proud of myself for what I have achieved’. It has taken me a long time to get to this point. But we’ve got there.”

– Scottish distance runner Eilish McColgan talking about how she’s looking forward to the prospect of being able to win a medal in front of family and friends at the 2019 European Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

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Silicon Valley Turkey Trot: MB: Emily Lipari (16:00) And Sam Parsons (13:47) Win Silicon Valley Turkey Trok 5k As she comes back from childbirth, Shannon Rowbury ran 16:44 145 days after giving birth, reminding us how amazing Gwen Jorgensen‘s 15:15 was (178 days after giving birth).

Interesting Read RW: How The Turkey Trot Became The Most Popular Race In America It all started with an 8k in Buffalo in 1896 that had 6 entrants and 4 finishers.


MB: New Provisional IAAF World Rankings Are Up These are provisional rankings with the official ones coming in January. In the future they will be used to qualify athletes for Worlds, but won’t be used in 2019.

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Joshua-cheptegei-finish-2-wr-15k-320x400LRC  Another Look At NCAA XC, Joshua Cheptegei Sets World Record On A Course Named “Seven Hills,” 2 Great Finishes In China This week had it all across the globe. The NCAA XC champs lived up to the hype in the snow in Madison, Joshua Cheptegei delivered in the Netherlands, and there were 2 great finishes in China.

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