Merber talks about riding the line between moving on from the sport and giving the Olympics one more shot and explains Tokyo's postponement was the catalyst that has seen him switch focus to training for the 5,000 and 10,000 instead of the 1,500.
"[The Wanamaker Mile] is something I’ve known about, been aware of for so long, obviously something I’ve thought about for so long, that being successful there — It would mean I’m doing it justice. It would mean I’m doing the thing that Kyle of 10 years ago would have hoped he could do…If I get to 1,400 meters and I hear the bell and I’m still in the race, then I just have to hope that I find it — those final, thirtysome seconds.”
“It’s humbling when you look back at the history books and you see all these guys who’ve run just as fast, or faster, than I have, and I don’t even — I don’t know who they are. It’s an unforgiving sport. People get forgotten very quickly if you don’t leave an impression.”
Torrence loved board games, wanted to be the first person to run a sub-4 mile barefoot on grass, did plyos and pushups at the track at 11PM after winning the Long Island Mile and was quite obviously an amazing person and friend.
Sorry ladies. Track and field's most entertaining twitter follow is off the market.
Women's race has Amanda Eccleston, Morgan Uceny, Nicole Tully, Heather Kampf, Cory McGee.
*Meet The Competitors: Drew Hunter Has 8 Siblings And Wants To Run An Ultra One Day
*Before He Was A Runner Johnny Gregorek Was A Baseball Pitcher And Has Been Dating His Girlfriend Since Sophomore Year Of HS
*Nicole Tully Once Competed In AN Oreo Case Race And Finished The Whole Package In 14-Minutes
*Donnie Cowart Used The Childhood Game "Red Rover" To Flirt With Girls "I would picked two cute girls to run between. I’d intentionally not break through, so I got to hold their hands!"
*Morgan Uceny Spent Her Childhood Summers Helping Her Mason Dad Carry Bricks And Mortar "I was working on my tan and my muscles simultaneously."
*A Whole Bunch More "Meet The Competitor" Features On The Sir Walter Miler Home Page
A great read about Gags the coach and person, with humorous stories and insights from many including Boylan-Pett, Kyle Merber and Vin Lananna.
Merber talks about the NCAA, winning World Relay gold and co-founding the Hoka One One Long Island Mile.
Symmonds also announces athletes now sponsored by Run Gum including Will Leer, Kyle Merber and Emily Infeld.
Hear from Nick Symmonds, Deena Kastor, Kyle Merber and more as to how their routine, diet and activity all change during their down time.
Merber says he comes back fresh and stronger after his injuries.
Ashley Higginson and Bridget Franek are in the steeple. Mike Rodgers and English Gardner are in the 100s. Full fields can be found here.
It will be the week of the NYRR 5th Ave Mile and will feature community as well as elite races on the track.
"My goal is simple: represent this country whenever I can, as best as I can."
Includes video of Ben Blankenship's DMR teammates celebrating on the sidelines as he passed Kenya to win.
Reads more like a story than a blog.