Archives: June 2011

Mission Control: A Eugene Update

June 30th, 2011 in Articles by 3 Comments

I’ve finally settled in from a brutal cross-country flight and crazy weekend at the USATF Nationals in Eugene. Obviously this was not your typical race weekend – but I figured I’d still provide my race recap and a summary of the trip (which I would do even without the controversy that ensued). Sunday was a […]

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News of Note 6:28.11

June 29th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

What a fantastic, super-packed weekend for running and track and field! First off, the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held in Eugene at historic Hayward Field. Track Town, USA continues its brilliance as host of the country’s best — setting a record attendance of 40,351 during the four-day event. The world’s second […]

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A Dramatic Finish in Eugene!

June 26th, 2011 in Articles by 16 Comments

Thanks to everyone who has written/texted/Facebook-posted everything from congratulations to condolences over the final outcome of my Masters 1,500-meter race at the USATFs in Eugene. After clocking a very exciting 4:01.7, my performance was negated by an official’s disqualification. Understand that officials at any race anywhere — even the biggest races — are analyzing hundreds of […]

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Weekly Retro 6:24.11

June 24th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Each week, “The Weekly Retro” presents a slice of old-timey track & field goodness via pics, playlists, and more… This week: the mystery of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials 1,500-meter heats. In honor of our fearless leader Mark Gomes making his way to the National Championships in Eugene this weekend, we pulled a photo from Nationals […]

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News of Note 6:22.11

June 22nd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

  The largest 10K race in the world just got bigger — Atlanta Track Club’s Peachtree Road Race is adding 5,000 more runners to their regular total of 55,000, increasing to 60,000 runners. (That’s roughly one runner per 17 centimeters of the race’s total distance – in case you were counting…) College’s new ‘fastest man […]

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The Road Ahead for Sam Chelanga

June 21st, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Sam (Sammy) Chelanga won multiple NCAA cross-country titles (pictured) and numerous other accolades at Liberty University. Mike Atwood, a.k.a. Faster Than Forty’s Coach @, traded e-mails with him after he closed out his NCAA career this year with an NCAA 5K win for the Liberty Flames. Read their interview here: FTF: Sammy, congrats on your […]

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Rabbit Ears 6:20.11

June 20th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Because we’re not just about the Weekly Retro, Rabbit Ears is your new-music audio dump specifically suited to get you pumped (and keep you pumped) during those long, tough workouts. Following up his summer playlist from last week, University of Michigan’s Zach Ornelas brings you five country songs guaranteed to bring out the redneck in […]

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The Man You Didn’t Know to Thank: Dave McGillivray

June 16th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

New England is very much a ‘love-it-or-hate-it’ kind of place. It has a feeling of intensity; a competitive aura visibly poignant during hometown sporting events and understatedly so in day-to-day conflicts among its denizens. The volatile climate prompts locals to shrug their shoulders and get on with the day; seeking attention or crying uncle is […]

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