This is day 3 of the 1968 Olympic recap from our athetics friend, Mike Fanelli. Mike did a lovely job reprising the Olympic Trials of 1968 last month! The features on our sport may be found on Mike Fanelli Facebook as well! We thank Mike for his affection for the sport, his emotion and his accuracy.

doub11.jpegRalph Doubell takes gold! photo copyright UPI

Capturing the sights, feelings and thoughts of the 1968 Olympics is a life focus fo Mike Fanelli. If you want to see Mike Fanelle 365 days a year, become a track buddy on his website.

Here is Day 2 of the 1968 Olympics, fifty years later, plus one day...

44047516_10216640983472801_2426782888767782912_n.jpgThe 100m final, 1968 Mexico Olympics

This supplement two to Day 1 has personal meaning to me due to its reverence to Ron Clarke, not only the finest distance man of his generation, but also the man who put the Scandivavian circuit into being with his 30-35 races a year in the 1960s across Europe. I was told a poingant story, of an Aussie medical team member, standing over a prostrate Ron Clarke, tongue swollen, nearly unable to breathe...

I shared a meal with Ron Clarke and Derek Clayton in the late 1980s, in Boston, and it was a lifetime experience. (intro by runblogrun)

Thanks Mike Fanelli for honoring the late Ron Clarke.

44065105_10216634067939917_5758294492339765248_n.jpg10,000m, 1968 Olympics

44037206_10216644780687729_5831820260818288640_o.jpgResults, 1956 Melbourne, from the Track Garage

In all of track geekdom, there are few bigger geeks than Mike Fanelli, and here's the proof, supplement 1 to day 1, 1968 Olympics.

43950394_10216630924741339_866469665822474240_n.jpgNaftali Temu, 1968 Mexico

This is day 1 of the 1968 Mexico Olympics reconsidered, by Mike Fanelli. Using his wonderful writing skills, love of the sport and the amazing archives of the Track Garage, the 9th wonder of the world, Mike provides us access to the Olympic world, fifty years ago.

Joshua Cheptugai, the London 2017 silver medalist at 10,000m and the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist at 10,000m and 5,000m, is back to fitness and he showed it this morning with his 27:16 NR for 10k. Here's Justin Lagat's view of the successful races in South Africa by Uganda's top athletes.

Cheptegei_Joshua-WorC17.jpgJoshua Cheptegai, photo by

We added a little bit to Monday workouts, it will help make you stronger.

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Monday, October 15, 2018-warm up, easy 60 minutes, midway into 50 minutes, add ten minutes strong pace, then, 25 minutes easy, 8 x150 meter stride outs, cooldown

This is the one of shoes that Cregg Weinmann is reviewing for RunBlogRun for Fall 2018. The SKECHERS company came into running about eight years ago.Their relationship with Meb Keflezighi helped them learn about the running chanel, which is a unique business. This is the SKECHERS GoRun Forza 3.

SkechersForza3.jpgSkechers GoRun Forza 3, $120

Cregg Weinmann has reviewed footwear and apparel for California Track & Running News since the mid 1990s, and for the RunningNetwork since 1998. If you would like to see this review on Running Product Reviews, please go to: SKECHERS GoRun Forza 3. At RunBlogRun, our goal is help you find the perfect shoe for you. Our suggestions: always visit your local running stores at end of day, take a clean pair of running socks, and try on five to six different brands, and jog around in them. Real running stores allow you to check the right show for you. For more reviews, please go to

Long runs are key to your development. Get some friends, find a trail, and enjoy the long run.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018-70-75 minute easy long run, on soft ground, or around a soccer pitch, remember to cool down

Across the USA, most of ther 580,000 high school cross country runners are racing today. Good luck!

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 -warm up, 5k race, cooldown, or a 40 minute fartlek, 20 times, one minute at 5k race pace, one minute easy, cooldown

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