The former Montana legend, who ran 2:04 and 4:08 and was valedictorian as a prep, is hoping to help the Stanford women to an NCAA xc title this fall.
Inspired by Naoko Takahashi's 2000 Olympic marathon gold, she took up the sport and became a teen phenom but quit at age 25 after finishing 5th at Worlds. She's been drawn back as she likes to shop and wanted to buy a bag. Now she's hoping to medal in front of the home fans.
He seems to have Graves disease under control and is optimistic he can win a third Olympic medal in 2020 after finishing 5th at Worlds this year.
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."
"He nearly died as a competitive runner because he ran so hard. Did his competitive fire lead him to step over the edge of antidoping rules?"
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."
A few weeks after USAs, she passed out in a doctor's office. “The doctor told me I didn’t just have low iron, I essentially had no iron,” she says. “He wasn’t sure how I was functioning.”
*MB: Cool story: Anti-doping authorities sent Tianna Bartoletta an email letting her know she had a SERIOUS medical condition
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
Sieg Lindstrom explains how the splits aren't accurate and the presentation in the results are horrible. We definitely agree; when the NCAA and Penn Relays can get results formatted so well, why are the IAAF's so bad?
The article reveals that Kerley is easily the tallest and heaviest sub-44 man in history. He weighs more than 30 lbs more than anyone in the top 10 in the world right now.