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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News & Features

Sifan Hassan, who arrived on the Stade Louis II track tonight (12) as the third fastest miler of all time, departed the Herculis EBS Diamond League meeting as the fastest, having produced a marvel of a final lap to finish in 4:12.33, thus breaking the 23-year-old mark of 4:12.56 held by Russia’s 1996 Olympic 800 and 1500m champion Svetlana Masterkova.

2018 USATF Marathon National Champions Emma Bates and Brogan Austin Join Previously Announced Jordan Hasay and Galen Rupp at the Top of the U.S. Field -  CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that a strong field of American runners will join previously announced superstars Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay at the front of the field in Grant Park on October 13. This year’s field includes reigning USATF marathon national champions Emma Bates and Brogan Austin, and five U.S. women with personal records (PRs) faster than 2:30 (including two of the top 10 fastest women in U.S. history).

Ames, IA -- The USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin at Iowa State University Thursday through Sunday, July 11-14. The world’s best athletes ranging from 30 to 96 years of age are among the more than 900 athletes competing at ISU’s Cyclone Sports Complex. 

The Nike Pre Classic was held on June 30, 2019. It was a fun meet and there were some excellent performances. Rai Benjamin blew my mind, his 47.16 shows that the 400m hurdlers in Doha should be a true highpoint. The Nike Pre Classic has the deepest fields of any DL event, year in and year out. For Nike, it is the yearly affirmation of the support that Nike gives to global athletics and a living, breathing to the late Steve Prefontaine, AR holder, 2000m-10,000m, and guiding spirit in the brand's early years.

The importance of Global Running Day gets bigger and bigger each day. Take a look at the release from Under Armour on their programming from Global Running Day.

The IAAF Global Running Conference was held May 31-June 1 in Lanzhou, China. At the conference, over 600 delegates learned about the state of the sport, where trends are globally and were provided some new research on the sport. Thanks to Jens Jakob Andersen, in a very thorough report provided for the IAAF, in cooperation with RunRepeat.com, we have this exceptional report on the global sport.

We post here with full credit to Jens Jakob Anderson and the monumental task he took on, and thank him for his enthusiasm and body of work.

The IAAF hosted a convention on global running in Lanzou, China, on May 31-June 2. Over 600 delegates went to the event and the IAAF released a study on running research, plus some fine discussions. We hope to get the transcripts to those events, and will post. We will post the research from the RunRepeat.com, in a separate post.

RunBlogRun's Larry Eder was denied entry into China by the Chicago Chinese Visa office for the event, due to his status as a credentialed Journalist in Beijing in 2008 and 2015. Story will be posted on that lovely experience soon.

Fitness Challenge encourages an active lifestyle and celebrates the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race - NORCROSS, GA – (May 6, 2019) –Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, announced its 50-50-50 Virtual Challenge on Friday, May 3, at an exclusive kickoff event at the Mizuno Experience Center in conjunction with the reveal of its highly anticipated custom running shoe – the Limited Edition Peachtree 50th Rider WAVEKNIT™. The 50-50-50 Virtual Challenge, created through the FitRankings app, encourages runners in the U.S. to walk, jog or run 50 miles in 50 days in honor of the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2019.

Bengaluru, India, 17 May: The women’s race at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 on Sunday (May 19) will bring together two of the world’s leading distance runners who will be using the IAAF Gold Label Road Race as a vital part of their preparations for the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019.

Spokane, Washington—Last year Ethiopians had their way over the 12-kilometer course, as they went one-two in both the men's and women's divisions of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. But this year Kenya was back in the forefront, as Rosemary Wanjiru led four other Kenyans to the line in the women's race, while it took some determined running by Tanzania's Gabriel Geay to foil a similar sweep in the men's division. Geay, who notched his second Bloomsday victory in three tries, was chased to the line by five Kenyan men.

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