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‘B’ Gone: Breaking down the new IAAF World Championship entry standards

November 19, 2014 | | 5 Comments

The IAAF has released entry standards for the World Championships, Beijing 2015. I’ve taken the time to look at the changes, go into further detail about who’s already qualified and translate some of their document by committee into concepts and scenarios … Read More

I went to a psychic to find out who’s going to win the NCAA Cross Country Championships

November 18, 2014 |

I went to a psychic to find out who is going to win the NCAA Cross Country Championships. I’m someone who is fairly pragmatic and even developed a projection algorithm for cross country, so this visit may come as a surprise. … Read More

Eastern Michigan On the Bubble

November 12, 2014 | | 9 Comments

Eastern Michigan coach John Goodridge talks to (left to right) “Ice” Andresson, Willy Fink, Nick Raymond, and Warren Witchell.

Ann Arbor is one of America’s great college towns. Home to the University of Michigan, a so-called “public Ivy”, the walkable … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: 2014 Marathon Awards

November 10, 2014 | | One Comment

Photo via Chicago Marathon

Last year in November, I tried to select the men’s and women’s marathoners of the year. The World Marathon Majors does award an overall champion, but they base their standings on a two-year cycle. … Read More

Sunday a reminder that, even for elites, marathoning hurts

November 4, 2014 |

Photo: New York City Marathon Facebook

The sheer number of people who complete marathons every year – 541,000 Americans in 2013, according to Running USA – can obscure how difficult the task is. All of the runners in … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Kipsang’s kick, Keitany conquers the Park and the maxim of Meb

November 3, 2014 | | One Comment

Photo via Creative Commons

New York’s weather on Sunday would have ruined any other fall marathon.  With wind gusts between 30-40 mph, any hope of a fast time was gone before the elites even got off the bus … Read More

The New York City Marathon a trial for the Trials

November 1, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Deep elite fields of American men and women will have their feet planted on the New York City pavement for Sunday’s marathon, but you’ll have to forgive them if the back of their minds are somewhere in the cloudless skies … Read More

Marathon Notebook: Rita Jeptoo’s failed drug test looms over New York City

October 31, 2014 | | One Comment

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The world’s best female marathoner, Rita Jeptoo, isn’t running in New York City this weekend, but she dominated the chatter Friday after Run Blog Run reported that Rita Jeptoo, winner of both the Boston … Read More