In July, Deena Kastor will drive from her home in Mammoth Lakes, California to Alamosa, Colorado to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Kastor will be alongside other notable runners including Frank Shorter, Billy Mills, Amby Burfoot and Hal Higdon. But the trip has a secondary purpose that’s just as […]
When discussing 28-year-old runner Ashley Brasovan, it’s hard not to bring up her former opponent Jordan Hasay—a now household name in the running world. During their earlier years of competing, the pair were solidifying their elite status by stacking up wins in various track and field and distance events. In 2005, Hasay took home the […]
This article originally appeared on Women’s Running. When Jenny Simpson stood behind the starting line at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa on April 27, she was pretty sure that she was minutes away from breaking an American record. The Iowa native and New Balance athlete has earned Olympic and World Championship medals throughout […]
When Jonathan Beverly was 16, he threw on his sneakers, stepped out onto the street and ran 16 miles at a seven-minute-per-mile pace. He did this without ever having run that long before and with surprising ease. This run, along with the prodding of a fellow runner, convinced him to do his very first marathon […]
Famed Italian running coach Renato Canova, who coaches 2:03:04 marathoner and Chicago Marathon champion Moses Mosop, amongst other world-class African runners, discusses the year that was in marathoning and gives his predictions for 2012.