Long time event management director Cherry Alexander has left British Athletics.

Cherry Alexander.jpgCherry Alexander, photo by British Athletics

b4dd38ae56fe495098e2828dbcca6e76.jpgThe 2020 Nanjing Marathon, photo by Chinanews.

Obiri wins Kenyan CC

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Hellen Obiri is an exceptional athlete, who can compete over 5k, 10k, and cross country. Today, it was all about cross country.

obiri©etiennefiacre.jpgHellen Obiri, 2020 Monaco DO, photo by Etienne iacre

DSCN0680.JPGLining up, photo by Justin Lagat

Justin Lagat did this piece on the 2020 Eldama Ravine Half Marathon and how events in Kenya are being held. Unlike North America, countries in Africa have managed the pandemic much better than the U.S.

WACT Gold 2021 announced

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I loved the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour Gold. We had athletics to watch, and with the Diamond League meets, athletics fans had exceptional athletes and performances in this pandemic year. We look hopefully to 2021.

warholm.jpgKarston Warholm, photo by Getty Images / European Athletics

The long run is a Sunday staple. It is a key part of the weekly training regimen. Keep the pace at about 70 per cent, a pace at which you can hold a conversation.

IMG_0209.jpgGalen Rupp, 2016 US Oly Trials 10,000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Sunday: Long run, 75-90 minutes

Jubilee edition of Golden Spike

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warholm©etiennefiacre.jpgKarston Warholm, photo by Etienne Fiacre

The Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech republic will be held on 19 May 2021...

This is a good challenge on a Saturday.

IMG_0556.jpgGalen Rupp, 2016 US Olympic Trials, 10,000m, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Saturday: warm-up, Fartlek: 10 x 1 minute, 5 k pace, 2 minutes easy, then 10 x 1 minute, 10k pace, 30 minutes cool down.

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Kevin Mayer, photo by Getty Images / World Athletics

RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring

Olympian and Nike sponsored athlete,

Galen Rupp

DSCN3491.JPGGalen Rupp, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Galen Rupp is the #Socialingthedistance guest this week.

Galen Rupp was a quite good athlete at Central Catholic in Portland, Oregon. I saw him win the

Nike Border Clash. The first time I saw Galen race was when he was a junior and running the

AAU Junior 5000m, where he took second. David Frank, the Central Catholic coach, had called

me at home and said I needed to meet him at SJCC to see this guy who is "the real thing".

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Galen Rupp, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

I like Galen Rupp, but did not interview him until the Nike Border Clash that next Fall.

I have seen Galen Rupp in his Olympic events (2008, 2012, 2016) and WC (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013,

2015).

My thoughts: Galen Rupp is one of the finest American and global distance runners in modern

athletics. His ability to battle at 1 mile to 10,000m in the past, and the marathon now should not

be underrated.

Galen Rupp has a well developed sense of humor and a student o the sport. The guy is at his best

when he is in battle in the ends of races.

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