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2.26.17

Famous Huddersfield Olympic medalist Derek Ibbotson dies

World Mile record holder and MBE part of legendary generation of...


2.25.17

Eat Like an Elite: Jenny Simpson

The Olympic medalist swears by meal prep delivery services and...


2.23.17

A Relay World Record, PRs and More for Kyle Merber in 2017

“A lot of coaches can just get you in shape. It takes a special...


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Cheserek Captures Collegiate Mile Record in Boston

February 27, 2017

Merber & Gregorek second, third and now #6 & #10 U.S. all-time indoors; record 11 men sub-4 indoors same race

Larry Newman for Track & Field News

BOSTON - Must be something in the air here in Beantown that drives young men from west to east in search of fast times. First it was Galen Rupp's...

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Famous Huddersfield Olympic medalist Derek Ibbotson dies

February 26, 2017

World Mile record holder and MBE part of legendary generation of British middle-distance runners in the 1950s

By Mel Booth, The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Derek Ibbotson, one of Huddersfield’s most famous sporting sons, has died at the age of 84.

The Longwood Harriers clubman passed away...

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Eat Like an Elite: Jenny Simpson

February 25, 2017

The Olympic medalist swears by meal prep delivery services and makes a mean chocolate chip cookie.

By Heather Mayer Irvine, Runner's World

In 2015, Jenny Simpson finished last in the World Championship 1500 meter race. She’d been clipped and lost her shoe. A year later, Simpson, who holds a...

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A Relay World Record, PRs and More for Kyle Merber in 2017

February 23, 2017

“A lot of coaches can just get you in shape. It takes a special coach to get you to believe."

By Sabrina Yohannes, RunBlogRun

If his trademark headbands help you to locate Kyle Merber in a crowded race, you are not alone.

"It's easy for my mom to follow me," the native New Yorker Merber...

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