Oiselle’s partnership with a university was the first of its kind for a women-only apparel brand, but Yale is now following the trend of college's wanting an all-sport sponsorships with one company.
The 2012 Olympian is part of the group with Emma Coburn who train under Mark Wetmore in Boulder.
Bergensen contrasts Oiselle's athlete contracts with other companies like Nike. While traditional contracts are 20-plus pages long, Oiselle's are actually only one page.
Goucher talks about how she has just been going through the motions the last couple of years, but now is really enjoying her running again. Article centers around Goucher's running retreat for women from this summer.
Asked if she had expected to make such big improvements in such a short amount of time after college she said, "Is it weird to say yes? Or, I think to be an athlete, human?, is to dream big. So, I had foreseen those improvements in various visualizations. But, I fantasize about so many things. Most stay as fantasies. I haven't, yet, ... won a national championship... helped build a nationwide service or arts program in schools ... bought back my childhood home for my mom. The best feeling is being reminded that even the goals that no one expects do turn to reality."
She says it's not a USATF rule, but a "professional business intellectual property issue" and likens it to someone altering an NFL jersey. She declined to comment on the point that USATF reacted to this in less than a day, but has still failed to address the DQ issues from USA Indoors back in February.
She doesn't seem to have it narrowed down much (at least publicly) as she said she it's down to 5 companies, although kind of hinted that they include Nike, Saucony, Sketchers and Oiselle. She also said, "I’m becoming less and less concerned with dollar figure and more and more concerned with if they are someone that fits into my belief system. I’m hoping that a company, whether it’s Nike or someone else I sign with, they’re going to see me through even when I’m done racing competitively and they’re still going to see value in having me be a part of their team.”
Which Harry Potter character is the Oregon Project or Jerry Schumacher group? How about Oiselle and the OTC? LetsRun.com gets two shout-outs as well.
Highlights from day 1 include Oiselle's Amanda Winslow running the #3 time in the world in the mile with 4:26.28 (field also included World Championships steepler Ashley Higginson in 5th 94:39), Providence's Emily Sisson winning the 3K in 9:00.76 and NJ-NY TC's Stephanie Charnigo winning the 800 (2:02.15).
Evan Jager, German Fernandez, Dan Huling and Alan Webb (Webb also listed in 800) are in the mile. Alexa Efraimson, Kate Grace, Emma Bates and Lauren Fleshman (also listed in mile) lead the women's 3k. Women's 5K has Betsy Saina, Emma Bates, Megan Goethals and Alexi Pappas
This will be her first race since her pregnancy. She says, “After 12 weeks of post partum semi-jogging and some Elliptigo, I’m feeling ready to start pushing myself a bit.”