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Monday, 26 December 2016 21:26

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays from Fortius Media Group (The Running Network, RunBlogRun and The Shoe Addicts)! Wishing you a happy holiday with your family and loved ones! Thanks for supporting us in 2016, and here's to a wonderful 2017 !

Goleta, Calif. (December 20, 2016) — HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK) is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals. The boys of Brentwood High School in Memphis, Tennessee and the girls of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina won the overall championships with the fastest team times in the two-mile run.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 17:03

Vin Lananna Takes Reins at USATF

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By Elliott Denman
 
ORLANDO, FL – Vin Lananna, incoming president-elect of USA Track and Field, promises that “my action will match my words.”
 
At a moment in the sport’s history when optimism is often in short supply, Lananna’s emergence as the sport’s number one guy in the nation that continues to boast its national team is the number one in the world – Exhibit A, those 32 Rio medals - is very welcome news. He’s the right man in the right spot at the right time.
 
When the great Jackie Joyner-Kersee withdrew from the presidential race to succeed Stephanie Hightower, whose term limits were up, the position became Lananna’s by default. There would be no further need to continue the electioneering process taking place at the USATF Annual Meeting going on in the Orlando Hilton Hotel. The scheduled “Vote For Vin” reception instead became a victory celebration. Its reason no longer apropos, some of the would-be voting delegates simply wandered off to a nearby North Carolina Association promoting its candicacy to host the National Junior Olympics.
Back in the late-70s when Lance Harter began his collegiate coaching career, he was wise enough to observe and listen to older, more experienced track & field coaches knowing he could pick up valuable pointers from them.  “When I was getting started, I was the young buck at the Cal Poly SLO. And everybody would call me “kid’ or ‘son’”, laughs Harter.  ”I’m very blessed that I’ve had the opportunities that I’ve had.  And I attribute a lot of it to the mentors that I’ve had. I was very fortunate to have mentors that said, ‘You’re the young buck. But let’s do it the right way.’ And I’m very appreciative of that.” Now the roles are reversed as Harter – one of the most respected and decorated college track& field coaches in the game – is the one from whom advice is sought.  
 
After a several year stint as a successful high school coach in Colorado, Harter grabbed the opportunity to move up to the collegiate coaching level when he was appointed as the women’s cross country and track & field coach at Cal Poly SLO. During his 11 years at San Luis Obispo, Harter wore many hats: coaching, teaching, and honing his fundraising skills for the under-funded program. Through it all, he thrived. “I loved it there. I loved the program. I loved the whole idea of Division II, developing kids,” adds Harter with enthusiasm. “After 14 national championships, I wondered if I could do it again at the next level.” 

You’ve now got three months of solid training behind you. Keep the days between racing and the hard days relaxed. Now it’s time to focus on your racing. How are you feeling? When do you tire? When do you kick? Try some different race strategies.

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