Talking about joining the Bowerman Track Club and training with Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg Jorgensen says, “I like to surround myself with people who are better than me. This shows me what the world standard is and pushes me to step up to their level on a daily basis."
Asked to respond to the LRC analysis giving her no chance to win Olympic marathon gold, Jorgensen gave a great reply and said, "If someone else showed me my PRs on paper and said this person wants to win Olympic gold, I'd probably laugh [too]."
Sanders started dying in the marathon, but picked up the pace almost 40-seconds a mile in the last 5K to crush the overall Ironman record.
Since winning Olympic gold in Rio, triathlete Gwen Jorgensen has been training for her marathon debut in NYC. While she's not making any bold predictions, it'll be interesting to see how she fares.
The girl's winner was Taylor Knibb who is a freshman at Cornell. She'll be running xc for the Big Red this fall.
*Italian Steepler Jamel Chatbi Removed From Olympic Team For Doping Violation The Moroccan-born athlete missed his third drug test in the past year.
*Yelena Isinbayeva Denies Claims She Was Asked To Be Russia's Rio Flag Despite Not Being Able To Compete Volleyball player Sergey Tetyukhin will carry the Russian flag.
*Survey Find What We Already Knew; Doping Scandals Reduce Interest In Olympics If people don't believe what they're seeing, then the magic is lost.
*Video And Article: Vladimir Putin Gives Speech Saying Banned Russian Athletes Are Victoms Of "Discrimination"
*The Guardian: "What The Olympic Doping Scandal Says About The Decline Of Putin's Russia"
*Russian Team Given Rousing Sendoff For Rio To "Battle For Honor And Good Name" So far 250 Russians have been cleared for Rio.
*Column By Former Olympic Gold Medalist Denise Lewis: "After what has gone on can we ever trust the Russians again?" "I liken what has gone on to a marriage that goes sour, when one party cheats on the other."
*Vladimir Putin Has Some More Ridiculous Statements On Russian Bans He says without many Russian competitors medals will now be "tasteless" and even those banned from the Games will be honored. Russia holds their own track meet in Moscow today.
*Russian Fencing, Triathlon And Volleyball Teams Cleared To Compete In Rio
*Six Medalists Among 11 Weightlifters To Test Positive In Second Wave Of London 2012 Retests At least 4 were Russians.
Webb says between not having the success he wanted in the triathlon and his wife giving birth to their second daughter he decided to completely end his athletic career.
Rojo says he won’t be offering a $200,000 challenge to the Canadian triathlon cheater.
The Trues explain that being married to a fellow pro endurance athlete has it's pros and cons as they support each other, but both have to spend a lot of time training and traveling.
Up until two years ago Gollish was a triathlete but has made huge improvements since focusing more on running (Sunday was a 9-minute PR); although she still splits her focus with her work as a PhD candidate.
MB discussion here.
Verzbicas ran 32:24 as Darius Terry won the race in 31:18; AJ Acosta was 4th (31:29).
They got married last October. Sarah is already qualified in the triathlon; she was 4th in 2012.
*Good Video Profile On Ben And Sarah
Bean had been coaching his father for about a year, sending him weekly workouts. Bean's father, “I knew I had to finish for him. We started it together and I wanted to finish it and make him proud.”
Reavis talks about the rise of the internet and how it put a lot of pressure on these three from an early age. Mostly though he analyzes Hall's recent DNF in LA and the direction his career is going.
Andy Davies won the race.
UK's Olympic triathlon champion Alastair Brownlee also ran finishing in around 40-minutes.