The January 31st race has Tokyo Olympic marathon team members Mao Ichiyama and Honami Maeda among the less than 100 athlete field.
55minute video interview.
Goe recently retired after a 43-year career with The Oregonian. Listen to his interview from November on the LRC podcast here.
She also talks about starting the Athletics Association with Christian Taylor.
Kirui is 38-years-old and even though his first world title came over a decade ago, he says he still "has energy to run" and "ambitions to feature at the Tokyo Olympics."
35.3% wanted it cancelled and 44.8% said it should be postponed again.
Eugene hosted the World Junior Championships in 2014 before they won the bid to host 2021 Worlds and Kenya is set to host World Juniors (U20s) this summer.
They hosted more than 20 meets using “stringent health protocols” during the start of the indoor season and don’t give a specific reason why they are stopping, but becoming a COVID vaccine center seems a logical possibility.
What is it about this 10-leg, 217km relay race that gets half the Japanese population to tune in and sees the athletes treated like pop stars?
The new World Athletics Road Running Championships will combine the World Half Champs with a road 5k championship race and recreational races for the masses.
"That's the big thing that's probably playing on my mind. It's not will I be in shape, won't I be in shape, will I be fit? It's can I get into a race at the right time, early enough in the season. Will there be enough on?"
“We will have to wait and see but at some point if the U.S. becomes a rogue state I think we will start looking at whether the Games in Los Angeles should proceed. They are not performing their obligations under the convention and they’re trying to destabilize not only the structure but funding of WADA and that’s not acceptable behavior especially since they participated in all the decisions for continental funding right from the beginning.”
Includes advice from Brendan Foster, Tim Hutchings, Steph Twell, Hannah England and former 110H WR holder Colin Jackson.
Officials tried to spin the state of emergency as a good thing saying it "offers an opportunity for Tokyo 2020 to plan..."