August 19, 2016
"Standing on the starting line, I’m terrified—I’m always terrified of it, but that last 100 meters is always a thrill for me. I just love the sport.”
By Erin Strout, Runner's World
When Jenny Simpson won the 1500 meter Olympic bronze medal on Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro, she added the one...
August 17, 2016
“Even if I didn’t envision this path, I always had coaches telling me, ‘You can do this in college; you can even do this after. My mom had cheerleading available in high school; she is fitter than most of us, but of course she wasn’t told that. But I was told it, and I believed it.”
August 16, 2016
"The Mile is easy to explain to non-track people... Everyone understands a fast Mile."
By Oliver Staley, qz.com
Today (August 16) in Rio, some of the world’s most talented runners will contest the 1500 meters.
That’s too bad. They should be running the Mile instead.
The 1500 meters has...
August 15, 2016
“When I was challenged with what’s really the one message I believe in when it comes to not just sports but how what I do transcends sport, for me it really is what does brave look like everyday’.’
By Josh Peter, USA Today Sports
RIO DE JANEIRO — Before her first-round race in the 1500 meters...
August 06, 2016
"There will always be failures, wrongdoing and cheating in every human endeavour. Britain should be bursting with pride over our Froomes, Murrays, Ennis-Hills and Mo Farahs. They inspire amateur athletes all over the world."
By Hannah Somerville, Oxford Mail
Sporting legend Roger Bannister...
August 05, 2016
"I had an incredible feeling of connection with them. I know they called Quax too. They value the history as I did and that's what connects us and that's the glue that holds us all together."
By Phillip Rollo, Stuff
Rod Dixon knows what it is like to have a mate on the Olympic Games...
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...
August 03, 2016
"I kind of embraced that kind of role as a favorite. That’s where everyone wants to be. It’s certainly harder to stay on top of the mountain than to get up there. My personality, I’ve embraced and enjoyed the spotlight."
By Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post
The joke already has hardened into...
August 02, 2016
"People ask about her all the time and we have so many friends who are following her."
By Andrew Logue, The Des Moines Register
A poster-sized photo of Jenny Simpson hangs in her grandfather’s home office.
Her grandmother keeps the neighbors in Spencer, Iowa, updated on Simpson’s progress...
July 30, 2016
Multi-talented Illinois native won a record 8 national titles in the outdoor Mile
By Jack Klasey, Daily Journal
Joie Ray was a gutsy little guy who loved to run whether the opponent was a Kankakee streetcar or a field of world class runners in the Olympic Games.
Although he was only...
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