August 04, 2016
"There’s more to life than just running. I’m starting to realize that more as I get older. Kids are looking up to me."
By Allan Steele, The Press Enterprise
The Brenda Martinez story is bigger than Brenda Martinez.
The 28-year-old former Rancho Cucamonga High and UC Riverside track star is...
July 27, 2016
But 0.03 seconds doesn’t have to define me. The joy I receive through running and the people involved far outweighs that fraction of a second.
By Amanda Eccleston
0.03 seconds is about the amount of time it takes to blink your eyes. It’s also the amount of time that separated me from becoming...
July 26, 2016
"Ever since then we reached out to Dr. Vigil, and him just giving us a hand, we didn't take it for granted, and it just changed everything in how we view things."
By Jonathan Crowl, ThePostGame.com
You call Carlos Handler in the middle of the afternoon. He's happy to talk -- but he and his...
July 11, 2016
Women's 1500m top 3 strongest in U.S. Olympic team history; Blankenship, Andrews and Martinez celebrate first Olympic berths; Centrowitz breaks Steve Scott's Olympic Trials meet record.
By Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated
Less than half a second separated the third and fourth place finishers...
July 10, 2016
July 06, 2016
“I’m not putting the blame on anyone. That’s how track is. We move on... I’m ready to bounce back.”
By Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register
EUGENE, Ore. – By the time Brenda Martinez sat down alone with a turkey sandwich and her four dogs Monday night in the house she and her husband/coach...
March 21, 2016
Centrowitz wins first international 1500m gold, Hill & Rowbury earn 3000m silver & bronze in front of sellout crowd in Portland.
By Ben DeJarnette, Runner's World
The American distance crew capped its impressive weekend with four more medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships on Sunday,...
March 18, 2016
After Brenda Martinez qualified for Worlds last week by earning her first national title, she shared some optimism for the upcoming meet.
For the first time in 29 years, the U.S. will play host to the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships. Portland, Oregon will be the...
March 14, 2016
Martinez's first national title win in 4:08.37 was a breakthrough moment, a victory that validated her sacrifices to start her pro career and broke the spell of second place that stuck with her career since the 2009 NCAA championships.
By Andrew Greif, The Oregonian
The prevailing sentiment...
March 20, 2015
“If I’m there in the final Mile or even the final quarter than I will be really excited."
By Duncan Larkin, Competitor Magazine
It’s a given that runners—no matter their ability or age–have to be tough. Let’s face it: this beloved sport of ours is a demanding one that requires Herculean...
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