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Monthly Archives: November 2014

College Cross Country: Issues and Answers

November 23, 2014 | | One Comment

I went to the NCAA Cross Country Championships this weekend. Here are my random thoughts, news and views.

If it’s championships recaps you want, the Running Times has you covered.

My musings…

Fan Experience

If you’ve never had a chance … Read More

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

November 19, 2014 | | 6 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

Five Questions: Linh Nguyen

November 18, 2014 | | One Comment

Welcome back to 5 Questions, where we pick the brains of people from all areas of the running scene. Today I’m talking to Linh Nguyen, who is in his second year as head coach at the University of Toledo. His … 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

College Cross Country: Issues and Answers

November 16, 2014 | | One Comment

We are down to one big meet left in the college season. The NCAA Division I Championships will be held on Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana, the self-pronounced “Cross Country Town USA”.

Nine regional meets were held on Friday in … Read More

Eastern Michigan On the Bubble

November 12, 2014 | | 10 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 | | 2 Comments

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

Inaugural Deal Report (and 5 Questions): Manteo Mitchell signs with Under Armour

November 7, 2014 |

Welcome to a new Friday feature here at the Daily Relay, the “Deal Report.” We hope to showcase new sponsorship deals landed in the track & field community and get a little insight from the agents, the brands they are representing … 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

College Cross Country: Issues and Answers

November 4, 2014 |

Photo: Dane Schubert for Daily Relay

This more or less weekly column has gone through a lot of changes over the years and will have another right here.

When I originated it at my old site,, it was … Read More