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Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Parable of the Prodigious Son

September 30, 2014 | | 2 Comments

He continued: “There was a man who had five sons and two daughters. The second oldest child said to his father, ‘Father, there are miles to be run.’ So he let his son run to his heart’s content. He … Read More

College Weekend Recap: Battle in Beantown and Roy Griak

September 29, 2014 |

Virginia’s Panorama Farms is a home cross country course like no other. (Photo:

The College Weekend Recap returns after the summer break and an early fall layoff. There’s a lot to look at in this first weekend of real … Read More

Monday Morning Run: 26 Thoughts on the Berlin Marathon

September 29, 2014 | | One Comment

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Dennis Kimetto set the world record of 2:02:57 and Shalane Flanagan came up short in her quest to break the American record. Sunday’s Berlin Marathon, the first major of the fall, was chocked full … Read More

The Weekend’s Best Matchups: Berlin Marathon and College Cross Country

September 26, 2014 |

Will Shalane Flanagan get to the Brandenburg Gate in record time? And will she be the first woman to get there?

After a brief hiatus, the Weekend’s Best Matchups returns just in time for fall. That means distance running, specifically … Read More

The Monday Morning Run: Spearmon’s positive test, Fall marathon preview

September 22, 2014 |

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There is only a one week break between the end of the track and field calendar and the beginning of the fall marathon season. Catch your breath because the three majors this fall are shaping … Read More

Searching for Laura Thweatt

September 19, 2014 | | One Comment

Laura Thweatt was hiding somewhere in Boulder, CO. Well, maybe not hiding. That’s a misnomer. She’s been in plain sight for quite some time, but it’s taken until just now for people to find her.

But in the moment, I … Read More

Goodbye Diamond League, Hello Battle of the Sexes

September 10, 2014 | | One Comment

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In 1976 ABC aired a new show, Battle of the Network Stars. ABC, NBC and CBS each chose 10 of their top actors and actresses, outfitted them in classic 70’s gear, and asked them to … Read More

Mixed Zone: Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton Photoshop

September 9, 2014 |

The 2015 edition of the Pan Am Games will be hosted in Toronto and multi-event stars Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton are doing their part to promote interest and ticket sales for the event.

The Dual: Who is the Athlete of the Year?

September 9, 2014 |

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The Dual is a two-person discussion about issues surrounding the world of and track and field. This week, Jesse and Kevin debate who should be the men’s and women’s Athlete of the Year.

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The Monday Morning Run: Barshim goes higher, Gatlin doubles, Keitany returns

September 8, 2014 | | One Comment

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The Diamond League finale in Brussels spanned the entire 2014 professional track and field season in two hours. The high jump was spectacular, the men’s 100 was controversial, an American woman shined in the mid-distances … Read More