January 28, 2024

Meet Clayton Young: A Rising Star in American Marathoning and an Olympic Trials Favorite

Clayton Young often gets dropped by his training partner, Conner Mantz in practice. That hasn't stopped him from becoming America's #2 seed for the Trials, despite reaching the low point of his pro career less than a year ago when he had knee surgery.
January 08, 2024

Q&A: Courtney Frerichs Opens Up About Her Exit from Bowerman TC & New Start Under Alistair & Amy Cragg

Frerichs said it was difficult to adjust to BTC's move to Eugene and is hoping for more input in her training and more time at altitude now that she is being coached by the Craggs. She also says she's finally healthy and has been hitting times in workouts she has not seen since 2021.

April 07, 2023

Q&A: Trey Cunningham Explains Why He Only Hurdles Once Every 10 Days & Why Racing in Europe Is Different to the US

Cunningham had an incredible 2022 and is pumped for his first year as a pro in 2023, but first he has to defend his thesis at Florida State. Cunningham explains why hurdlers don't doge each other, talks about how the meets in Europe are amazing and also shares his pick for the win in a 200m hurdle race between himself, Grant Holloway, & Rai Benjamin.
January 17, 2023

Marc Scott Leaving Bowerman Track Club, Plans To Train With Eliud Kipchoge & Patrick Sang In Kenya

Scott, who is in Kenya now and hoping to work with coach Patrick Sang, reveals why he left BTC and reflects on his five years with the group that produced a 12:57 European indoor record and a World Indoor medal.
September 29, 2022

The Story Behind The MOST SHOCKING 2:15 Marathon In History

Learn how Tigist Assefa went from an 800-meter also-ran to one of the world's greatest marathoners after almost giving up the sport to move to the US for a job.
September 15, 2022

Grant Fisher Q&A: "I certainly exceeded my overall expectations. This was a dream year. For an American, things don’t often go too much better than this."

Fisher analyzes what went right in 2022 and talks about his goals for 2023. "I wouldn’t say it’s medals or bust but the goal is to medal – 100%."
September 14, 2022

Q&A with Kiwi Sam Tanner after 2022 breakthrough season: "I want to break John Walker’s New Zealand record in the mile, the 3:49."

The Kiwi talks about his breakthrough 2022 campaign, his goals for 2023, surfing and what it's like to live in mom and dad's basement as a married man. *MB: Sam Tanner Q&A: "I want to break John Walker’s New Zealand record in the mile, the 3:49."
September 06, 2022

On 50th Anniversary of Marathon Gold, Frank Shorter Reflects On Impact of Munich Massacre

Shorter was asleep on the balcony of his Olympic Village apartment when he heard the first gunshots. Why was sleeping out there? Ask Dave Wottle.
June 23, 2022

A Year After Trials Disappointment, A Faster Josette Norris Will Double At USA Champs

Last year, despite having run 14:51, she was only 8th in the 5000. Now she's a 3:59 1500 runner hoping to make the 1500 team.
May 25, 2022

Gary Martin Opens Up on Sub-4, His Training, Newbury Park, and Being Called the "Nerd Runner"

Gary Martin and Jim Ryun are the only 2 high schoolers to go sub-4 in the mile without a rabbit. Marin was the guest on the Track Talk podcast.
May 25, 2022

Shelby Houlihan on Burrito Defense: "I don’t know with 100 percent certainty that that’s where it came from"

Shelby Houlihan talked to Runners World's Sarah Lorge Butler about her doping ban and burrito defense.
April 11, 2022

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford Explains Why She Left the Bowerman Track Club

DeBues-Stafford says that while she has no reason to believe anyone on BTC is taking performance-enhancing drugs, the uncertainty surrounding the specifics of Bowerman and coach Jerry Schumacher's continuing relationship with the banned Shelby Houlihan was a "critical reason" for her departure. *MB: GDS has left BTC, cites Houlihan explicitly.
March 08, 2022

Colin Sahlman Doesn't Rule Out Turning Pro, Says He's A Miler

"I really want to race the mile -- like that's where my passion is at right now," said Sahlman in a Q&A with LetsRun after being named the 2021 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Sahlman also said he'd "love" to do the Pre Classic mile like former HS teen sensations Alan Webb and Jakob Ingebrigtsen. *MB: Q&A with Colin Sahlman who reveals he's passionate about the mile & wants to run Pre and doesn't rule out turning pro.
February 16, 2022

American Record Madness Podcast: Grant MF Fisher 12:53, GDS 14:31, Elise Cranny 14:33, Shane Streich!?!

What a weekend of running. We break it all down.
February 03, 2022

Annie Rodenfels Has Gone From NCAA D-III Champion To World Leader

Rodenfels may be the most improved pro in the US. When she graduated college in 2019, her 5000 pb was 16:35. Now it's a world-leading 15:08. What can she do in the 3k at the NBIGP?
January 18, 2022

American Marathon Record Podcast: Keira D'Amato and Deena Kastor

Keira D'Amato, the new American record holder in the marathon, was joined by Deena Kastor, who held the record for 15 years.
November 04, 2021

Six Years After A Dazzling Debut in NY, A Changed Laura Thweatt Returns to NYC Marathon With High Hopes

We LOVED this piece by David Monti on Thweatt who led a lot the 2020 Olympic Trials before finshing 5th.
October 18, 2021

Emma Bates, America's Newest Marathon Star, Talks Chicago, Team Boss, Team USA, Divorce, and Mental Health

A year ago, Bates was training in Idaho preparing for a pb at the Marathon Project. That pb would not come, and she would wind up leaving Idaho for Boulder following her divorce. Now, however, she's thriving with Team Boss after a runner-up finish at the Chicago Marathon.
May 19, 2021

Q&A: Evan Jager on His Return to the Steeple, Taking on New Rivals from Ethiopia, and How Long He Plans to Continue Running Professionally

Jager reveals that some Achilles issues "really, really delayed my training a lot more than I was hoping for" but he's feeling good now and when pressed admits he considers himself to be the favorite for the US trials. But he says what the Ethiopians did this winter was a "wakeup call." As for whether he's near retirement, Jager emphatically said, "No. I’m still hungry. I’m still having fun. I love training with the guys. When I’m healthy, running is still one of my favorite things in the world to do. "