Chris Solinsky

Chris Solinsky

November 18, 2022

Happy NCAA Eve! Katelyn Tuohy Says Hamstring Is 100%, Solinsky Says Valby Can Handle Hills, & More

Katelyn Tuohy said NCAAs is "gonna be a dogfight, but I'm excited for it." Plus hear from Mike SmithDave SmithNatalie Cook, and more.
July 30, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Watched the 2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships

After three straight runner-up finishes, Jerry SchumacherSimon BairuChris Solinsky, and the Wisconsin Badgers broke through to win their first title in 17 years. Plus a women's race packed with future stars.
May 05, 2020

Chris Solinsky Podcast: "I Believe That I Was in Shape to Run Sub-7:30, Sub-12:50, and Probably Somewhere In The 26:40/26:30 Range"

Chris Solinsky reveals that the best shape of his life came in 2011, not 2010 when he ran his historic 26:59. Plus he shares his vision for the Florida Gator distance program and tells a really cool story about how Eliud Kipchoge was genuinely happy for him when Chris destroyed Kipchoge in Oslo in 2010 when Solinsky first broke 13:00. *MB: Chris Solinsky: "I Believe That I Was in Shape to Run Sub-7:30, Sub-12:50, and Probably Somewhere In The 26:40/26:30 Range"
April 30, 2020

26:59! How Chris Solinsky Transformed a "Glorified Tempo" Into an All-Time Upset and Performance

10 years ago today, Chris Solinsky shocked the world by running 26:59 in his 10,000-meter debut. Get the inside story and learn how the date of Solinsky's wedding played a key role in his preparations and why his victory led to a decade-long feud between coaches Alberto Salazar and Jerry Schumacher. 
December 20, 2019

LRC's Race of the Decade: The Final Four Is Here!

As we choose the race of the decade, we're now down to 4 and the two most powerhouse #1 seeds now will clash. Which was a better race - Chris Solinksy's shocking upset of both Galen Rupp and the 27:00 minute barrier all at once in his pro 10,000 debut or David Rudisha's majestic wire-to-wire 800m WR in London? And what about Wayde van Niekerk's stunning WR from lane 8 to win Olympic gold in Rio or Eliud Kipchoge's marathon WR?
May 02, 2016

RRW Flashback: Chris Solinsky Breaks USA 10,000m Record

It was six-days years ago yesterday that Solinsky shocked everyone by becoming the first non-African born runner to go under 27-minutes.
April 27, 2016

Chris Solinsky Retires And We Rank The Five Best Moments Of His Career - Sub-27:00, A Dominant Foot Locker Title And The Epic 2011 USA 5,000

The 2nd-fastest non-African-born man at both 5,000 and 10,000 has called it a career at age 31.
October 26, 2015

WTW: Chris Solinsky Doesn't Do 26.2, Arne Gabius Does Do 26.2, Remembering When 2:06 Was Really Fast, Meb K Has Run A Lot And Wilson Kipsang Is Psychic

Quick quiz: How many African runners have run sub-2:10 this year in the marathon? Non-Africans? We tell you the answer.
October 26, 2015

Buze Diriba Sets Course Record; Tyler Pennel Ties Record At EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

Diriba won in 52:55 with Tara Welling the top American in 5th. Pennel won in 46:50 with Chris Solinsky running 50:09 for 12th.
October 15, 2015

Chris Solinsky, German Fernandez, Tyler Pennel And Kenyan Julius Kogo (61:47 Half) Lead Field For Next Sunday's EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

Former World Champs 5000 5th placer Buze Diriba, former All-American Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton and former US marathon champ Esther Atkins (Erb) lead women's field.
July 30, 2015

Stephen Kibet, Stanley Biwott, Moses Kipsiro, Eric Jenkins, Abdi Abdirahman, Headline Field For 18th TD Beach To Beacon 10K On Saturday In Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Kibet with a 58:54 half PR is the class of the field that also has Micah Kogo, Will Geoghegan, Christo Landry, Riley Masters, Aaron Braun, Maksim Korolev and Chris Solinsky. The women are lead by defending champ Gemma Steel, Emily Sisson, 5-time world xc medalist Meselech Melakamu, Diane Nukuri Alexi Pappas and Laura Thweatt. *Full Fields
*Ben True Pulls Out Of B2B With Fatigue From Standard USAs/Standard Chasing In Europe Many top Kenyans (including Patrick Maka and Emily Chebet) also pulled out of the race due to the sudden death of their agent, Zane Branson.

June 18, 2015

What A Surreal Scene - The 2015 Portland Track Festival - Where (Most Of) The US Distance Stars Came Out To Play

Alberto and Galen were notably absent but the stars were out in full force at the Portland Track Festival with Shannon Rowbury, Steve Magness, the Gouchers, Alan Webb, Kevin Hanson, Desi Davila, Mark Wetmore, Shalane Flanagan, Evan JagerChris Solinsky, and many more in attendance. Employee 1.0 is back to recount the surreal scene in light of the Nike Oregon Project Doping investigation.

February 19, 2015

Elite American And International Fields Announced For March 15th 2015 United Airlines NYC Half

Stephen Sambu faces a field of top Americans, including Meb Keflezighi, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Matt Tegenkamp and, in their debuts, Chris Solinsky and Andrew Bumbalough.

August 07, 2014

Commonwealth Games Awards, Sportsmanship At Its Finest, Ryan Vail > Mo Farah, Is Shalane Too Old, and Steve Hooker's Wife Gets Busted

This week we throw our British visitors a few bones by handing out Commonwealth Games awards and showing the Brits exactly where they are superior to Americans, before reversing course and saying how Ryan Vail > Mo Farah. Along the way, we wonder if Shalane Flanagan is too old to get the AR and talk a lot about Steve Hooker's wife / a Russian beauty getting busted.

August 01, 2014

RRW: Six Storylines At The 2014 TD Beach To Beacon 10K

Elites include Meb Keflezighi, Ben True, Patrick Makau, Sam Chelanga, Chris Solinsky, Shalane Flanagan, Jordan Hasay, Desi Linden (Davila), Gemma Steel.
*Full Elite Fields And Bios

July 21, 2014

Video Interview With Chris Solinsky After 13:50 5K In Heusden

He says he didn't come to Europe for fast times, but for "jumping on the pain train" and learning how to hurt again in races. He's been talking about a fall marathon debut, but here says they may push that back to the spring.

July 20, 2014

Results From 2014 KBC Nacht Meet In Heusden, Belgium

A ton of solid US distance performances. Some highlights include Will Leer winning the main 1500 in 3:34.26, Emma Coburn 4:05.29 in the 1500, Kenya's Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Kitum won the 800 in 1:43.65 as Elijah Greer was 4th in 1:44.91, Nicole Bush set a 10-second PR to win the steeple in 9:24. In the 5000 Augustine Choge won in 13:06 as Lawi Lalang was 3rd (13:11) and Chris Derrick was 5th (13:14).  Asafa Powell made his return to race with 10.15 for 2nd in the 100 behind US's Marvin Bracy (10.13).