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  • SATV+RBR Vidoeo: Eliud Kipchoge: How fast will he run in Berlin?

    Eliud Kipchoge won his first World Championships in 2003. - Since then, he has raced around the world in track, cross country, and most recently, Eliud has moved to the roads. KIpchoge took his time building up to the marathon. He was not an overnight success at the marathon, at least, Read More
  • An Exciting Final Night in Beijing!

    Here, finally, is my last column on the final night's action on the World Championships in Beijing. After the build up and controversy, the meet came off much better than I expected.   In the end, I believe that we continue to miss the major positives of our sport. We Read More
  • Want to Outrace Farah? Get a Segway!

    In all seriousness, I felt bad for both Usain Bolt and the young man who slipped and fell on the Segway. I had never seen one on the track before (I did see a couple of nimrods riding them around town.). I learnt, after my tweet , that Segways help cameramen Read More
  • In Praise of Dafne Schippers

    Dafne Schippers has had a spectacular World Championships. Her 100 meter NR went from 10.92 to 10.83 to 10.81 here! And then, that amazing 200 meters.   On Friday night, there were some spectacular events, from the surprises of the 100m and 110m hurdles races to the 200 meters. My Read More
  • Always Stick Around for Taylor's Last Jump!

    Christian Taylor is a clutch jumper, among many things. This guy can pull out a final effort that wins competitions. I forgot that, in Lausanne, after Christian had leaped 18.02 meters on his fifth jump and looked away. On his sixth jump in Lausanne, Christian Taylor leaped 18.06 meters!   Read More
  • Rudisha is the Man!

    After having watched David Rudisha set the WR and win the gold medal in 2012 in London, I believed that I had seen the future of middle distance running. After that, a 1:40 for 800 meters was not too far off!   And then...   David Rudisha showed he was Read More
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SAN JOSE – Sept. 27, 2015 – Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon welcomed more than 14,000 runners over race weekend. In addition to a field of world-class elite athletes and nearly 100 runners vying for an Olympic Trials qualifying time, 49ers legend Roger Craig (joined San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo in running the half marathon today. Running side by side through the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose just before Mile 10 on Sunday morning, Meb Keflezighi took a glance at Jordan Chipangama to his right before putting his head down and charging up...
Given his status as the current unofficial world number one in the men’s marathon, following Sunday’s win in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON to complete a triumphant year at the distance which began with an equally commanding victory in London in April, Eliud Kipchoge’s approach to peak performance provides a lesson to any runner, whether elite or those among the 41,000 and more who followed him through the Brandenburg Gate to the finish line. Reflecting on his career so far a few hours after victory in Berlin, Kipchoge emphasized that he and his longterm coach Patrick Sang, the Olympic silver medallist in the...
SAN JOSE – September 26, 2015 – Deena Kastor is at an age where most pros hang up their racing flats, but nothing appears to be stopping this American distance-running. Today she tied the women’s US and World Masters record in the 5K in 15:48, winning the women’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K and placing third overall. The women’s 5K Masters Record was previously set by Colleen De Reuck in Albany, NY in 2004.  “I felt really good about the race,” said Kastor, who won the 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon in 1:12:23, which was her first win since...
The 42nd edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON promises to be a hunt for superfast times and Olympic qualifying performances when the starting gun is fired at 9 o’clock on Sunday morning to set 41,224 runners from 131 countries in motion along the Avenue of June 17. The Kenyan trio of Eliud Kipchoge, Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Mutai have the kind of split times in their sights which could bring them in range of the world record of 2:02:57 set by their compatriot Dennis Kimetto last year. All have solid experience of the Berlin course which adds credibility to their confidence...