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D'Amato's Cinderella Story Gets Even Cooler The More We Learn About It

From the hardest workouts they've ever run to Kastor being at peace with losing the record to D'Amato's response to those who would question her improvement, the two marathon stars covered it all.

Three years ago, Keira D'Amato was driving Deena Kastor around at the Cherry Blossom race.

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    In an excellent interview with Jeff Hollobaugh, Seidel reveals she views her Olympic medal as a starting point and not acareer defining moment, says you'll be sorely disappointed if you expect her to ever break the 10,000 AR, praises Matt Sparks for resurrecting her career, raves about Jon Green and a heck of a lot more.
    *MB: Molly Seidel: "[Americans] gonna get our asses handed to us nine times outta ten, if the course is fast."

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    Week That Was

    What a week. Athing Mu returned to action as did Christian Coleman. And the ex-HOKA athletes that finally got super shoes on their feet ran huge pbs in Houston as well. Would Stephanie Bruce and/or Kellyn Taylor be Olympians if they had the shoes?

    LC Pro Coaches Tour #1

    Dathan Ritzenhein is the first of the top pro coaches to sit down and talk about his club heading into the 2022 campaign. We have him look back at 2021 and ahead to 2022 and he's got some coaching wisdom as well.

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    Assorted Distance News
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    America Records Galore in Houston
    Chevron Houston Marathon Madness

    Yes, the 37-year-old who took a decade away from the sport is the one who got the record that Shalane Flanagan, Jordan Hasay, Des Linden, and Sara Hall all could not get. James Ngandu won the men's race in 2:11:03 as Frank Lara was the top American in 6th place (2:11:32 debut).

    Houston Half

    Vicoty Chepngeno dominated in 65:03, with Fiona O'Keeffe (4th) 67:42 and Emily Durgin (6th) 67:54. Milkesa Tolosa won the men's race in 60:24 as Kirubel Erassa was the top American in 4th (60:44).

    Re-Ranking Seidel

    Upon Further Review, Molly Seidel should be the 10th ranked marathoner in the world

    We originally had Seidlel outside our world top 10 but upon analyzing it during Wednesday's podcast, we bump her up to #10.

    Major Doping Story

    The FBI appears to have gained access to Blessing Okagbare's WhatsApp messages and we have now have an inside look at doping in the elite sprint world as a result of the Rodchenkov Act, which makes it a crime to affect the outcome of major international sporting events via the use of performance-enhancing drugs. There are some starting revelations, leaving us to what to know who is 'Athlete 2'  who was struggling with a hamstring injury this summer?

    Three legends of the sport.

    Ultra running cross-over star.

    One of the greatest US runners ever.

    Big thinker and huge running-nerd.

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