On what she'll miss most: "I think there’s this wonderful state of bliss and fatigue that is unlike anything when you’re in hard training. It’s almost this serene state that you get—almost zen—where you’re so tired, but it’s a happy tired."
Ingle's sources say that the IAAF's technological committee is going to clear the Nike Next% and even go so far to say any shoe should be legal as long as it gives no "motor assistance."
Hasay talks about going for the AR in Chicago, her coaching relationship with Salazar, the fact she's never got a transfusion or a TUE and never seen Dr. Brown, how she feels about Kara Goucher and more.
*MB: Hasay breaks her silence about Salazar and talks about her future
"One characteristic of champions is that they often find a way to win, even when they shouldn’t."
"We don't know anything and that's the problem with this whole system. It's not clear enough, it's not transparent enough and there's just way too much ambiguity. It's really frustrating. I think the unqualified athletes should be limited to six per event (there were eight in the 800m) so then if you're [ranked] 40th, you at least know there's a good chance you'll be going. But there could be 15 of those athletes or two and there's no way of knowing. You're left in limbo and it's a big inconvenience for anyone on the borderline. The IAAF had all the information of those unqualified athletes since August 26 and they didn't decide to share it with anyone so I was left waiting to hear about my fate. You can't plan anything."
*MB: Nick Willis isn't only one being screwed over by the IAAF and slow runners - Mark English also won't be going to Worlds
Moen also goes into some interesting specifics on his training and progression as a distance runner.
"This sport can be lonely, but that’s not always a bad thing. Don’t get me wrong: when I’m training at altitude in Sestriere, Italy, barely speaking to anyone but my coach for months on end, you do question yourself just a little."
The national record holder says "it is a huge honor" to represent Europe at The Match.
Hassan jokes that she's been like Kejelcha's sister, taking him everywhere as he doesn't know much English. They also talk about how tough it was adjusting to the higher training load at NOP.
Hughes says a combination of falling "out of love with running" and living long distance from his fiancee made him realize he needed to make some changes.
Currently her sister Linet Masai has the fastest family PB at 2:23:46. Magdalyne also talks about how she and husband Jake Robertson rarely run together.
Woods ran 3:57.48 when he was 18-years-old, but was forced to stop running due to stress fractures. Now he's gone to the Olympics as a cyclist and was in 9th place in the Tour until a crash a couple days ago.
Kipchoge has completed his first training block at home in Eldoret (which reportedly included " gym work, aerobics and jogging") and will now head to his training camp to begin the real work.
Kipchoge says the main benefit of camp is allowing him to focus "with no distractions" and to train with his team. "For me, running with others is so important. You can run alone, but I believe that you cannot do the same level of work. Unless you are a genius, I think it is impossible to train on your own and achieve the same level of results."
She took another 7 months off after her pregnancy and her first run back was 20 minutes alternating 2 minutes running with 1 minute walking. Other interesting info is she is married to 2012 Olympic 800m bronze medalist Timothy Kitum and is now coached by Eliud Kipchoge's coach, Patick Sang, and wants to run the marathon one day.
It was a very tedious process getting back to real running after surgery, but Rupp is back to 85 "dry" miles a week (plus more on the underwater treadmill) and says retirement isn't on his mind.
*MB: Galen Rupp Tells Runner’s World the American Record and Gold Medal are still within Reach
Manangoi is the younger brother of world 1500 champ Elijah Manangoi. George explains how Elijah supported him through the tough times and has helped lead him in training.
The high school senior needs seven hours of therapy and 170 pills to combat the genetic lung disease, but has still found success in running qualifying in the 800 for the North Carolina 4A State Championships.
Ejore is the PAC 12 favorite, but five years ago she graduated high school in Kenya never having run a race.
She walks through her motivation and the procedure to attempt a WR for fastest marathon in a full body suit.
The article tells the brief story of the four men who, from "blue chip recruit" to "former team manager" will try and win the Fighting Irish's first Penn wheel since 1943.
The epidemiology major says, "Recently, I have been treating things like a science experiment. Having academic goals really helps me to be more of a scientist in running. I don't have this emotional connection where I am stubbornly doing things. Instead, I'm being smart about how I approach things, changing one variable at a time and seeing how my body responds."