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Marco Fassonotti, photo courtesy of Fidal.IT

The World Indoor Tour begins tomorrow, January 22, 2022 in Manchester, England. The meet, BoXX United Manchester World Indoor Continental tour has a fine cast of athletes for the opening global indoor series (38 meetings, 14 countries). Check out the website for the World Indoor Tour: https://worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-indoor-tour

This is part two on the retirement of Lavern Spencer, written by Stuart Weir. This second piece is ten questions that Stuart Weir gave to Levern about her long and storied career.

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Lavern Spencer, photo courtesy of damajority.com

This piece is on the huge success that World Athletics has had this past two years and where it could go in the future. Deji suggest some fascinating opportunities for growth in World Athletics and what they really need to do!


Early track spikes, cobbled by Adi Dassler, photo by adidas Communications

This is Friday, week two of the Brooks sponsored 2022 RunBlogRun Spring Middle Distance Daily Track Training (800m-5000m) program. On Monday, we feature Josh Kerr, the 2021 Olympic 1,500m bronze medalist, on Wednesdays, we feature a clip with Danny Mackey, the founding coach of the Brooks Beasts TC, and on Fridays, we will feature Des Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon champion and world record holder at 50k (2:59.54). Des built her long career on cross country, track & field, road racing and her estimated 22 marathons can attest to her complete fitness.

We thought that, besides her life experience, and her great sense of humor, Des Linden is a wealth of information on how to build a successful career as a high school runner, college runner and beyond. Thanks again to Brooks Running on sponsoring this daily column, and for more on Brooks just click here, at BrooksRunning.

One thing that Des Linden lives by is patience and consistency. No one workout, makes the differnce, it is day in, day out, and hard days have smooth recovery days as well. Focus on the prize, whatever it is.


Des Linden, 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris / @kevmofoto

Today's workout:

Friday: warm up, 30-45 minutes moderate running, 4 x100m stride outs, cooldown

Today's clip from Des Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon champion: The importane of cross country, https://bit.ly/3rrra7a

The complete Des Linden interview is here:


Twitter: @des_linden @brooksrunning @RunBlogRun

#SocialingTheDistance #RunHappy #RunBlogRun


Holly Bradshaw, photo by British Athletics

2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2027, 2028 are global championship years. While there are many opportunities for world class athletes, one must pick and choose the championships that make sense. For Holly Bradshaw, an Olympic bronze medalist, she had 4 championship options in 2022. Missing the 2022 World Indoor Championships, Holly is making a smart decision, with a busy summer ahead, with the Commonwealth Games, European Championships and World Outdoor Championships in Eugene. Picking and choosing meet, and major events to focus on is what an elite athlete has to do.


The venue for the Kenyan National Cross country championships, photo by Justin Lagat

This is Justin Lagat's view of the upcoming Kenyan National Cross Country Championships, which are being held this coming weekend. Justin visited the Lobo Village, the site of the event, today, January 20, 2022.

The Lagos Marathon is one of the largest and most popular marathons in Africa. It was held on February 12, 2022. Deji Ogeyingbo interviewed Yusuf Ali, the general manager of the Lagos marathon. Watch for an upcoming story on the Marathon.

Deji Ogeyingbo believes that this marathon will continue to thrive, and is doing quite well, even with the challenges of COVID.

Deji will be covering the race for us, and make sure that you are reading his amazing columns, twice a week on RunBlogRun.

This is an interesting release. NN Running team has extended their partnership with Abbott, one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the country. Abbott has built a long term reputation in helping diabetics keep their blood sugar in control.

NN Running team has an incredible roster, and it will be fascinating to see which non endemic sponsors that NN Running can bring in.

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Eliud Kipchoge, photo by NN Running team

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Danny Talbot, photo by World Athletics

Danny Talbot is a fine British sprinter, who focused on the 200 meters, and the 4x100m relay. This piece was contributed by Stuart Weir, our European editor.

Matt Wisner wrote a very honest blog. In this column, he talks about the challenges of training outside of the team structure. It was honest, fun, and true to form. When one has that kind of private time, introspection is a real part of the daily runs. It is how I became a writer.

Enjoy this column by Matt Wisner.

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Matt Wisner wants to run fast in 2022, so he had to train over the holidays, and it sucked, photo from Matt Wisner

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