Eliud Kipchoge_GQ0420.jpgShirt, $1,850, by Hermès / Pants, $5,200, and shoes, $980, by Gucci / Socks, $37, by Bresciani / Sunglasses, $895, by Jacques Marie Mage

The other day, Ashlee Bobb, Senior Communications Manager at GQ, sent me this amazing piece on Eliud Kipchoge. Knox Robinson, a fine writer, did justice to the zen Master of the Marathon, giving us a view into the training camps, and Kipchoge's particular talents, world class leg speed, an ability to handle lots of mileage consistently, and the ability to focus on the most challenging distance in athletics.

Enjoy the article and Eliud Kipchoge doing the fashionista thing.

Mille Wolde is the 2000 Sydney gold medalist in the 5000m. He now lives in Metro NYC and is a fine coach. Jeff Benjamin reached out to Mille in this time of challenge.

image0-thumb-500xauto-50656.jpgOlympic Gold Medalist Mille Wolde (Left) with the members of the Holy Child HS XC Team At Van Cortlandt Park, photo by Jeff Benjamin

image2-thumb-500xauto-50659.jpgMille Wolde takes 5000m gold in Sydney, photo by Getty Images / World Athletics

image1-thumb-500xauto-50653.jpgJeff Benjamin, Mille Wolde, photo by Jeff Benjamin

IMG_1751.JPGTraining alone, photo by Justin Lagat

Our friend, Justin Lagat, is also the senior writer for @runblogrun in Kenya. Justin gives us a revealing view of Kenyan athletics each week, and now is a unique time. The age of the coronavirus is a global phenomenon, and Justin provides us with a view into the challenges in his homeland.

image0-5.jpegJeff Benjamin with Galen Rupp, (2018), photo by Jeff Benjamin

RunBlogRun opines: "Galen Rupp is the finest long distance runner of his generation of the U.S. I have observed this fine athlete since he was about sixteen and I watched him take second in an Jr Champ 5000m. His 10,000m silver in 2012 was dramatic and his move to the marathon has shown his complexity as an athlete.

His 2020 win in the Trials was superb. He did not make a bad move. This piece was sent by Jeff Benjamin who has spoken with Galen many times."

NNMediaWeek20-583.jpgPhilemon Kacheran, photo by NN Running Team

This is a hill day. Please train only with someone you are always with, keep social distancing. No more than 2 people. This is very serious. If authorities sees groups training, they could shut down parks. Social distancing is key.


Jake Wightman, photo by British Athletics

Wednesday, April 1, 2020: Warm up, 60 minute run, with 8-9 hills of 2-3 minutes up, and same amount recovery, cooldown

image0-4.jpegCoach Sean Brosnan and Jeff Benjamin, photo by Jeff Benjamin

image1-3.jpegNico Young (shown here), is coached by Sean Brosnan, photo by Jeff Benjamin

Jeff Benjamin reached out to fellow "The Running School "running camp alum and friend of almost 30 years Coach Sean Brosnan. Coach Sean Brosnan, whose young athlete, Nico Young, ran a fabulous 7:56.97 for 3000m at the elite Dr. Sanders Memorial 3000m at the 2020 Millrose Games.

Updated April 1, 2020

This is the update on how the COVID-19 coronavirus is being seen in the sport of global athletics. Thanks to EME News.

animated-graphic-2019-nCoV.jpgCoronavirus, photo by Journalist Resource

Liz McColgan-Nuttal MBE is one of the most iconic of Scottish distance runners. Liz was the gold medalist in the 1991 World Championships at 10,000m, and Olympic silver medalist at 10,000 in the 1988 Olympics. In the Commonweathl Games, Liz took gold in 1986 and 1990 (the only Scot to defend titles) and a bronze at the 3000m in 1990 as well. She won the NYC Marathon in 1991, in her marathon debut, as well as 1992 Tokyo and 1996 London (she also took 2nd in London in 1997 and 1998).

Jeff Benjamin caught up with Liz, who lives in Doha, Qatar with husband John Nuttal, who coaches in Doha.

liz_mccolgan.jpgLiz McColgan, 1991 World Champs, photo by Athletics Weekly

Today is the easy day. Keep social distancing. This is a real matter of life and death.

DSC00470.jpgJosh Thompson, photo by Cortney White

Tuesday, March 31, 2020: Easy 50 minutes, 6 x 150 m strideouts

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