Steve Soprano

Steve Soprano

March 28, 2015

Employee 1.1 Admits To Living Large Off Of Payoffs From Nike To Not Report Negative Stories

He said he took the model of Runners World and Flotrack to another level. This explains how he can afford to live or get married off of what he gets paid by the Brojos. He even details some of the stories he helped cover up.

March 12, 2015

In Defense Of Ryan Hall: The Moses Mosop Connection

How Kenyan 2:03:06 man Moses Mosop proves Ryan Hall’s self-coaching wasn’t a mistake and why there is hope for the US’s fastest marathoner to get back on top.

December 17, 2014

Bad News, 2014 USATF Club XC Participants - The Course Was Short, Not Long

The race results say 10K, the course map says 10,200m, but what was it really? Employee 1.1 tells you what he found out and argues why course accuracy is important, even in XC.
*MB: Club cross: was the course actually long?

May 21, 2014

2014 Bay To Breakers 12K: Kenya's Geoffrey Kenisi And Iowa's Diane Nukuri-Johnson (Burundi) Get The Wins As Sara Hall (2nd) And Ben Bruce (7th) Are Top Americans

Employee 1.1 was there racing and spoke to Sara about her prolific racing schedule as well as husband Ryan. He also spoke with 2:11-man Nick Arciniaga who talks about his Under Armour Spiderman singlet as well as how Yuki Kawauchi is his hero.

March 29, 2014

Jamaican Champs: Zharnel Hughes Breaks Yohan Blake’s “Champs” 100m Record With 10.12

The crowd sent absolutely nuts as two high schooler ran 10.12 and 10.16. LRC on site with video and more.

March 28, 2014

Jamaica Day 4: Rare Insider Access To A Racers Track Club Workout With Yohan Blake And Warren Weir, And Watching Track In The Bathroom At Usain Bolt's Sports Bar

Steve was given unprecedented access to a workout session of the famed Racers Track Club and learned the sprinters actually work their asses off. Afterwards, he celebrated in style at Usain Bolt's sports bar. Steve loved the establishment - the only problem was the only place he got to watch track on the TV was in the bathroom.
March 27, 2014

Jamaica Day 3: Lifting with Yohan Blake; Hanging at the car wash with Warren Weir; Getting pumped up with Calabar High; and a 1 AM 10 Mile Run In Kingston

Steve Soprano went inside the weight room with sprint stars Yohan Blake and Warren Weir and then had lunch at the car wash with Weir, who later gave a crazy 'Champs' pump up speech to Calabar High. Before the night was done, Steve decided he absolutely had to go for a 10 mile run at 1 am on the streets of Kingston.
March 26, 2014

Meet Zharnel Hughes: The 18 yr old has a shot a taking down Yohan Blake’s 10.21 and Usain Bolt's 20.25 'Champs' records

Is 18 year old, Zharnel Hughes, of Anguilla the heir apparent to Usain Bolt? Steve Soprano went to the old school IAAF High Performance Training Center in Kingston, Jamaica that helped produced Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake to find out.

March 26, 2014

Jamaica Day 2: Weird French Fries, "Hey Arnold!", Inconsistent Pricing And I Have Clothes

The adventures of world traveler Steve Soprano (aka 1.1) continue. The good news is 1.1's bags have arrived and he's rigged his hotel room to charge his computer,  but the bad news is he has no idea that gas is sold per liter, not per gallon, in Jamaica, or what hotel food prices are.
March 24, 2014 Goes To Jamaica - Jamaica Day 1: Arrival Day: Running Shirtless, Commando In Pants In Jamaica, On A Treadmill At 10pm

You're not an official international traveler until your bags have been lost so it's good Employee 1.1 can check that off. But how do you run with no underwear?