2005 World Champs marathoner Yumiko Hara talks about how abuse about losing weight from her coach pushed her to an eating disorder and eventually lead to her being arrested for shoplifting candy.
Justine Galloway has a 3:16 PR, but can no longer run forwards. However, determined not to stop running, she now runs backwards and finished NYC in 6:06.
Abrahamson gives some analysis and thinks Hero should be track and field's official brand ambassador. He says, "Don’t laugh at any of this. Mascots are big stuff." (Includes a video highlight reel.)
He's raised $1,865 of his $2,000 goal. Follow the haircut live on Engels' Instagram account.
Webb and his wife, Julia, have started their own business and it has absolutely nothing to do with running. On the 10th anniversary of his 3:46 mile American record run, catch up with Webb and find out what America's fastest ever miler is doing with retirement from endurance sports.
He says he's aiming for 9.4-seconds, but admits that it's advanced technology that will get him there. "I've no intention of ever racing Usain Bolt or able-bodied people, it's about racing against their time outside of the rules and regulations that limit technology."
67-year-old Brent Weigner ran the Madagascar Marathon to bring his count up to 133 countries. He certainly has an interesting running resume which includes finishes on every continent and even creating his own marathon in a country that didn't have one.
Talk about change for change sake.
She was irate that they wanted her to take a blood test to prove her testosterone wasn't giving her an unfair advantage.
Willis, who says he's normally shoot an 83, managed to shoot an 88 in 41 minutes in the 1st round. Amazing. We think Willis would do much better if they played all the rounds consecutively. He shot a 90 in the final round.
Haile Gebrselassie says the athlete will face a minimum of 3-years. Geb also talks about the Russian ban and argues for their return to the sport.
Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese will skip a spring marathon and instead participate in a Nike-run program which will try and create the perfect preparations and conditions for a man to run 4:34 pace for 26.2 miles.
*Wired: “Inside Nike’s Quest For The Impossible: A Two-Hour Marathon” The article is from Ed Caesar who spent three years writing the book, Two Hours: The Quest To Run The Impossible Marathon, which was published in 2015.
*WSJ Article By Sarah Germano Includes a quote from LRC's Rojo and Nike admits the sub-2 attempt won't be on a record eligible course.
*MB: Nike sub 2 Hour Marathon attempt in 2017 & Nike ruins dream Bekele vs. Kipchoge London matchup
*MB: Nike admits that its sub-2 hr attempt won’t come on a legitimate course and won’t count for a WR
*LRC Archives The Myth Of The Sub-2-Hour Marathon Rojo wrote this article over 3-years ago and said, “Despite the dumb mainstream press articles … the fact of the matter is humans aren’t close to doing it (without the help of some undetectable drugs).”
*Special LRC Sub-2 Hour Marathon Section
Prison logistics, shoes without shoelaces and a treadmill that wouldn't stay on for longer than an hour at a time were just a few of the obsicles Keith Giroux had to overcome.
*MB: RunnersWorld Celebrates Sex Offender Running on a Treadmill
Crouser is a unique guy and talks about hunting with a bow and arrow, fishing for sharks and his love of math.
Bolt calls out Gatlin's cocky interviews as he says, “The one thing that always annoys me is when Justin Gatlin always says, ‘Oh, I’m going to beat Usain Bolt, blah, blah, blah.’ I’m like, why don’t interviewers ask him, why should we believe you? I really want an interviewer, one day, to ask him that question – to say, ‘You guys have got up 10 times, you’ve won one of them. Give me a good reason why we should write that Gatlin’s going to beat Usain Bolt?’ People should call you out on it."
*Video Clip From New Bolt Documentary Bolt says he's always "nervous before [his] first race" and wonders "Am I still the fastest man in the world?"
A lot of interesting insights on Bolt like that he wants to have children, The Last Samurai is the only movie that makes him cry, and his views on oral sex.
Wardian's average time from Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and NYC was 2:31:09. *RW article