Archives: September 2011

Different Race; Different Kennedy

September 30th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Bob Kennedy, one of the greatest American distance runners of all time, embodies the classic reserved Midwesterner. He doesn’t expound at length to most questions about his athletic past – a past with accolades literally too many to recount in this article. But events are transpiring that may test the comfort zone of this very […]

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Your Silly Road Race 9:23.11

September 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Cross country: it’s not just for kids anymore! We’ve been gushing love about cross country the past few weeks (check the “Articles” tab to see our recent D-I cross country previews), so it seemed on theme to mention the first annual Illinois Club XC Invitational – to be run in Harm’s Woods just north of […]

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For Charles Jock, Opportunity Runs, Not Knocks

September 21st, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

If you knew the background of Charles Jock – a 21-year-old half-miler from UC Irvine –  you would give long odds that this man from war-torn Sudan would compete in track and field’s World Championship meet. Those odds would get longer if the bet was that he’d represent the United States. Jock was born during […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The Big East Women

September 20th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

It’s that time of year: Autumn is upon us, and with it comes cross-country! Having run some of the finest courses in the Big East Conference, Faster Than Forty’s Coach @ has covered the same terrain as many of these harriers. But this year’s Big East Championship will be held on a new, challenging course […]

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Gear of the Week 9:16.11

September 16th, 2011 in Articles by 5 Comments

In our column, “Gear of the Week,” Faster Than Forty drops the dime on the trendiest running products straight from the people who know – the buyers and retail managers at the nation’s best specialty shops. This week Monica DeVreese, co-owner of Santa Barbara Running Company, says that the following items are hot sellers in […]

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September 16th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

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2011 X-C Preview: The Big East Men

September 15th, 2011 in Headlines by 0 Comments

It’s that time of year: Autumn is upon us, and with it comes cross-country! Having run some of the finest courses in the Big East Conference, Faster Than Forty’s Coach @ has covered the same terrain as many of these harriers. But this year’s Big East Championship will be held on a new, challenging course […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The MAAC

September 9th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The start to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s cross-country season was delayed for some schools due to hurricane damage, but all 10 MAAC teams spent the summer logging miles and refueling for the grueling months ahead. With the Iona men’s program consistently making waves at the national level, the MAAC is steadily building it cross-country […]

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Brianna Glenn’s So-Called Fabulous Life

September 1st, 2011 in Articles by 4 Comments

Television, magazines (and sometimes obscure running Web sites) often make the life of a professional athlete synonymous with money, glamour, and fame. And although some athletes achieve that lifestyle, there is more to who they are than what you see on TV. Professional sprinter/jumper Brianna Glenn shows many sides to the “so-called fabulous life” of […]

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