In the Tuesday track session, you have 800 meter repeats, with a short jog, and then, some stride outs. Enjoy your workout!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018: warm up, 6 x 800 meters, 400 meter jog, 800 meters at current 3200 mile pace, 30 minute run, cooldown

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LONDON (GBR): Abbott has signed a new four-year contract as title sponsors of the World Marathon Majors series, sportbusiness.com reports. The healthcare company began its association with the six-marathon grouping in 2015 and this latest news means they will continue to do so until 2023. Tim Hadzima, general manager of AbbottWMM, said: "With Abbott's help, we will continue to push forward in pursuit of our goals, chief among them to promote the sport of marathon running throughout the globe. The first four years of our partnership is just the start, and with the new races and initiatives coming, the next four promise to be even more exciting."

Eilud Kipchoge.jpgEliud Kipchoge, photo by Virgin Money London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge won the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, running 2:04:17 on a hot day with 75 degree temperatures and 50 percent humidity. KIpchoge has now won nine of his ten marathons.

Truth is, Eliud Kipchoge can win a marathon hopping on one foot. Well, not really, but you get the idea. KIpchoge can run from the front or the back. he can run off a slow pace, off an insane pace as he did on Sunday in London.

The zen master of the marathon, as Paula Radcliffe called him during the London Marathon broadcast, Eliud Kipchoge took on all and won, even when Mother Nature pulled out all of the stops. He tells Andy Edwards that Mr. Kipchoge will be racing through Tokyo 2020.

We thank Andy Edwards for this post race Monday interview of the finest male marathoner in the world.

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The U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Marathon will be in Atlanta, Georgia, and hosted by the Atlanta Track Club, it was announced today. The Olympic Marathon Trials are one of the most important events in our sport, held every four years. Yet, the events have to be one of the most difficult to host, as the various rules from the U.S.O.C., made to protect their sponsors, make it quite difficult to finance the event.

Yet, major marathons and key running communties, battle each 4 years to sponsor the event. Many see it as a giving back tot he sport, and others see it as adding to the prestige of their event.

The 2020 final four candidates were Atlanta, Georgia, Austin, Texas, Chatanooga, Tennesee and Orlando, Florida. USATF announced their pick, after visiting each city and meeting with each candidate team.

We thank all four cities for contributing to our sport and congratulate the Atlanta Track Club on their new event in 2020!

Vivian Cheruiyot is the 2016 Olympic champion at 5000 meters. She had won two Olympic silvers and one Olympic bronze. At the World Championships, Vivian has won four golds and one silver medal. After three marathons, she now has two marathon wins. And in a bit of an upset, Vivian Cheruiyot won the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon.

vivian cheruiyot wins .jpgVivian Cheruiyot wins 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon, photo courtesy of Virgin Money London Marathon

Vivian gets congratulations from her son Allan after winning the London Marathon

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IMG_3229.jpgCourtney Okolo, gold medalist, World Indoors, 400 meters, photo by Mike Deering, for The Shoe Addicts

This is USA-Canada report 17, compiled and edited by Carles Baronet. Carles blogs at Track in Sun blogspot and has done the result reports for RunBlogRun for many years. Our friend from Catalonia is a true track geek!

Here's something you might not have considered. Some people actually love their jobs. I am one of those rare findings. I love my job. I write about athletes and events around the world. I love the traveling, meeting new people, enjoying the sport of athletics and seeing my friends year after year.

One of my favorites is Tirunesh Dibaba. I have watched Tirunesh since 2003 and have seen all of her Olympic and World Championship medals. Her level of competitiveness, her ferocity in her finishes are mind boggling. Watching her run in Boston for the NB Indoor GP and setting world records and bests were fascinating.

Dibaba_TiruneshM-RAK17.jpgTirunesh Dibaba, RAK 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net

When Dibaba would go from chasing a record to finishing so hard over the last few laps of a Mondo 200 meter track, one could not help but being caught up with her Ethiopian fans, who would shake up the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, MA. After a few laps of cheering, the entire crowd of five thousand would be cheering and screaming.

The baby faced destroyer, as some called her, had this combination of ferocity and speed!

In London yesterday, Tirunesh Dibaba had something she has experienced few times in her career. She had a DNF. Going out step for step with Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba went out hard, and ran as hard as she could for as long as she could. Around 30 kilometers, the competitiveness and the reality of the body came to battle. With Mother Nature beating down on Tirunesh Dibaba, it was time for the most winning woman distance runner in Olympic history to call it a day. She would learn a major lesson on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Dibaba stopped running, and then, tried to start up again twice, but it was not to be.

Tirunesh Dibaba had some challenges on the track with the 10,000 meters. Her victories have not come easily. The marathon, well, racing a marathon where one is pushing oneself to the brink, and hoping, against hope, to talk oneself to the finish line, is dangerous. Sometimes, one is successful, and sometimes one is not.

Tirunesh had a marathon life lesson. We will see her back on the roads soon. But, after she recovers and reconsiders her approach. Here is how Tirunesh Dibaba commented on it with her Instagram:

Sang%2c Patrick-thumb-500xauto-16429.jpgPatrick Sang, courtesy of RunBlogRun

Coach Patrick Sang knows the sport as coach and athlete. His unique view allows him to advise many of the finest athletes in the world. One of them is an athlete who has won three London Marathons. Another is an athlete who has won three world half marathon championships and two world cross country championships.

As a steeplechaser, Patrick Sang won the silver medal in 1991Tokyo and 1993 Stuttgart as well as the 1992 Barcelona Olympic silver. Sang had also competed for the University of Texas (Austin, Texas) Longhorns. Sang had a PB of 8:03.41 for the steeplechase, from 1997.

Sang is now know as a fine coach. RunBlogRun published a feature by Cathal Dennehy on Patrick Sang, in 2016. Patrick coaches Eliud Kipchoge and Geoffrey Kamworor, among many others.

Sang shared some time with his super marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge, who won the London Marathon on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The following is a quick interview from Andy Edwards, with Patrick Sang and Sang's high opinion of Eliud Kipchoge. Eliud Kipchoge has been called the zen master of the marathon. At his first win in London, Eliud spoke on going old school, on training, from racing cross country, then, track, then, move to the roads. Sang has been able to build the runner's fitness and confidence as they build to battle the finest athletes in the world.

At this time, we are seeing the finest marathoner on the planet. And, as Cathal Dennehy suggested two years ago, the finest marathon coach on the planet.

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Tom Fleming Athletic Complex, photo by Joel Pasternack

Updated April 23, 2018

Original post was May 11, 2017

Tom Fleming passed away unexpectedly on April 19, 2017. Jeff Benjamin, a long time friend. Tom Fleming was one of those peope, so full of life. I was so touched at the NYRR Hall of Fame when Tom's daughter spoke of missing her dad. At the end of the day, the running, and memories, and a guy who was a day to a daughter and son. Tom Fleming, we miss you.

Tom Fleming was one of my heroes. He was one of the hardest working guys in the sport and one of the guttiest. When he went into coaching, he worked with athletes like Joe Lemay and Carol Ann Letko, who both shared his work ethic and drive.

I interviewed Tom in 2014, at the RRCA Hall of Fame event. I had met Tom twenty years before but had known and admired him since the 1970s. I spoke to George Hirsch, founder of Runner magazine, long time publisher at RW and Chairman of NYRR, about how I always see Tom Fleming in that great picture of him leading Boston 1979 in the pages of Runner.

Jeff Benjamin wrote and compiled the following piece on Tom Fleming, a dear friend of Jeff's. Jeff wrote me that this article was the hardest one he had ever written.

Keep Tom Fleming, his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers, and remember Toms' laugh, which was infectious.

We are shaking up Monday. Some 300 meters, not all out, and some strideouts, this is a relaxed workout, but gives you a bit of speed, and some relaxed running in between.

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Monday, April 23, 2018: warm up, 20 minute run, 8 x 300 meters, 100 meter jog, 300 meters at current mile pace, 20 minute run, 6 x 150 meter strideouts, cooldown,

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