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9.12.19

My First Sub-4

For me, all that training paid off on a cool evening August 10,...


9.10.19

As Elle Purrier Heads to Worlds, the Hay is in the Barn

“She’s not scared of doing hard work. There’s no drama with her,...


9.15.19

The Navy Mile dedicates women’s elite heat to Senior Chief Shannon M. Kent

Fifth edition honors fallen heroes and Dixon Hemphill; Mile legend...


9.17.19

With focus & courage, Simpson seeks another World Championship medal

“To be good for this long you have to be doing just about...


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With focus & courage, Simpson seeks another World Championship medal

September 17, 2019

“To be good for this long you have to be doing just about everything right. You can’t take shortcuts on anything.”

By Michael Sandrock, Daily Camera

Most years, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile has been an end-of-the-season treat for Jenny & Jason Simpson, coming after the Olympic or IAAF...

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The Navy Mile dedicates women’s elite heat to Senior Chief Shannon M. Kent

September 15, 2019

Fifth edition honors fallen heroes and Dixon Hemphill; Mile legend Jim Ryun guest of honor; BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 finale

From The Navy Mile

Continuing its tradition to honor fallen heroes, the 5th Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue will dedicate the women’s elite heat to Senior Chief...

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My First Sub-4

September 12, 2019

For me, all that training paid off on a cool evening August 10, 1966 when I became the 19th American and first Texan to run a sub-4 minute Mile.

By Ricardo Romo

Fifty-three years ago, I became the first Texan to run a Mile under 4 minutes. What I didn’t know at the time was that only 18...

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As Elle Purrier Heads to Worlds, the Hay is in the Barn

September 10, 2019

“She’s not scared of doing hard work. There’s no drama with her, you know? She’s like, ‘What are we doing today?’ You tell her what we’re doing. And she just does it."

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

In the past three months, Elinor Purrier has set PRs in the 800, 1500, Mile and 5000...

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