May 26, 2019
Less than three years after taking up the sport, then nearly quitting it, he was running on the biggest stage in the world.
By Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman
Back in the 1960s, there weren’t many athletes who were a bigger deal in our neck of the woods than Jim Ryun.
His exploits on the track...
February 15, 2018
If you were a betting man, you wouldn’t have put anything on me. I was very small, very light, but I had will power to do something well.
By Cathal Dennehy, Irish Examiner
Twenty years ago, Marcus O’Sullivan ran his 100th sub-4 minute Mile (one of only three men to do so), the last major...
July 03, 2017
“There feels like just such a community effort driving towards some sort of personal best, and so I’m no different than so many other people that have regular jobs.”
By Levi Waddell, Mile High Sports
Jennifer Simpson is breaking down barriers in distance running, and her current hometown...
March 08, 2017
Sioux City native and rising star convincingly wins two USA Indoor titles: Mile & 2 Mile
By Terry Hersom, Sioux City Journal
SIOUX CITY -- Less than a month past her 24th birthday, Shelby Houlihan is clearly to Sioux City women’s track & field what Kirk Hinrich became to local basketball.
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...
February 22, 2017
El Guerrouj did not run huge volumes, but his training involved a lot of quality work, certainly more quality than quantity.
By Runner's Tribe
The Best Ever? – with 2 Olympic golds, 4 World Championship golds and multiple world records; it is hard to argue against Hicham El Guerrouj’s claim...
February 21, 2017
"You can't change the past but you can try to affect a better future..."
By Cathal Dennehy, RunBlogRun
Half a second - it's about the time it takes for an eye to blink, or for Steph Curry, the fastest shooter in the NBA, to release a jump shot. It's also the length of time by which Shannon...
February 03, 2017
I think when it comes down to it, I just love to compete. And there’s something about championship-style races. There’s also something to be said about when it’s time to line up... I think that that’s what takes me to the next level.
By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com
2016 was a rough year for ...
January 31, 2017
“My mental approach was not focusing on the individuals I couldn’t control, but focus on myself. It normally worked out all right.”
By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly
Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its haka-dancing rugby team,...
January 26, 2017
“It was a cat-and-mouse affair – we both started off running at the back of the field. I beat him by little more than the thickness of a vest.”
By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe
The 1980s were an era in which male middle distance running was dominated by Britain. The British dominance was total...
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