Mark Wetmore

Mark Wetmore

February 02, 2023

Colorado Alums Rally to Defense of Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs

44 ex-Colorado runners have publicly come to the defense of Colorado track and field and cross country coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs, voicing their support and sharing their positive experiences at the University of Colorado. Nearly all of the biggest CU stars are on the list, which includes 12 of the 14 NCAA champions coached by Wetmore.
February 11, 2021

What About The Sport? Wouldn't It Be Nice If Donavan Brazier & Bryce Hoppel Raced Each Other Once This Season?

The two 800m stars will be at the same meet three times in a four-week span -- including Saturday's New Balance Indoor Grand Prix -- but aren't slated to face each other.
November 22, 2019

Mark Wetmore Shares His Thoughts on Alberto Salazar, Mary Cain, and Dr. Jeffrey Brown

Wetmore called for a lifetime ban for Brown and revealed how he keeps a healthy environment for his women at Colorado. "Our system is not created by men for men. I try to be polite and stay out of the way."
November 17, 2018

MAGS-NIFICENT: Dani Jones Leads Colorado Women To Dominant Win at 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships

The Colorado women hadn't been on top of the winner's circle at the NCAA xc champs in 14 years but their drought was broken in style on Saturday as they won both the team and individual titles.
February 07, 2017

The Week That Was In Running: The Colorado Milers, Snow CrossNationals, Callum Hawkins, Amy Cragg and More

Plus a funny clip of Jenny Simpson delivering good news on national football signing day.
December 15, 2016

Q&A: Emma Coburn Discusses Her Big 2016 Season, Leaving Mark Wetmore & Heather Burroughs, & the Future of the Women's Steeple

Coburn had an incredible and hectic 2016 - she set two American records, won an Olympic bronze medal and got engaged to longtime boyfriend (and now coach) Joe Bosshard. After the dream year, she surprisingly announced she was splitting from coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs. LRC caught up with her on Wednesday to talk about all of that as well as the biggest thing she's learned from training with Jenny Simpson.
May 16, 2016

Meet Director Mark Wetmore Explains Why The adidas Grand Prix Moved From New York To Boston And Became The US's 1st-Ever Street Meet

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also was on hand to pump up excitement for the United States' first-ever street meet, which will be free for all on the Boston Common.
March 03, 2016

Global Athletics And Marketing Statement: The adidas Grand Prix Will Be Replaced With A Street Competition Event

GA&M president Mark Wetmore: "It’s been a great run on Randall’s Island, New York, and now we’re looking ahead to producing a new event. As we look forward, we believe that changing our focus to a street meet is one way to make the event attractive to a younger audience."  
November 21, 2015

Syracuse "Out-Colorado's" Colorado For NCAA Cross Crown as Edward Cheserek Makes History Look Easy

Syracuse is back on top of the NCAAs for the first time since 1951 while Edward Cheserek is back in the only place he knows- on top. Full recap with interviews of Chris Fox, Mark Wetmore, Justy Knight, Grant Fisher, Patrick Tiernan and more.
November 20, 2015

Mark Wetmore Prays for Rain (and Fire), Chris Miltenberg Discusses the Rosas' Health and the NCAA Coaches Explain Why They Do/Don't Recruit Foreigners

The pre-NCAA XC press conference was held today and we share the highlights with you, including Molly Seidel's refusal to talk about the "Foot Locker curse" and where their coaches expect Ben Saarel and Grant Fisher to finish. Also be sure to tune to our live, on-course NCAA radio show Saturday at 11 a.m.
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.

November 21, 2014

The Coaches Praise Colorado, Futsum Prays for Rain and Chris Fox Explains Syracuse's Rise: Six Takeaways from the Men's Press Conference

With the race mere hours away, we pass on what we learned this afternoon.

September 25, 2014

The Gunslingers of Boulder

September 24, 2014

The Wetmore Formula

Those who know him best insist there aren’t any secrets to Mark Wetmore’s success as a distance coach. Yet few can match his accomplishments. How does he do it? We do our best to explain. Chris Lear has read this piece and loved it, "This is why I go to letsrun. Thanks for the read."
September 02, 2014

2014 XC Preview: Notes on the Team Races: Great Lakes Women and Pac 12 Men Lead The Way

We're done counting down the top 10 men's and women's teams in America, but we've still got some thoughts on the team races at NCAAs this year that didn't make it into our previews. We re-score 2013 NCAAs minus seniors, tell you why the Pac-12 (men) and Great Lakes (women) are loaded and explain how women's collegiate running is deeper than it's ever been.

August 26, 2014

2014 Women's XC Preview: #10 Iowa State & #9 Colorado

Both Colorado and Iowa State have been consistent top-15 programs for several years. Both teams lost their top 2 from last year's meet, but still have a chance of being top 10 in 2014. Well tell you how.

August 22, 2014

2014 Men's XC Preview: #2 Stanford & #1 Colorado

As usual, Stanford is loaded on paper with the Rosa brothers, Sean McGorty and grad student Maksim Korolev, but that still may not be enough to topple defending champion Colorado, which returns its entire top seven plus its top runner from 2012, Jake Hurysz (13:38 5k PR).