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In her blog posted yesterday, Louise Damen (adidas) holds forth on the flying elbows and “pure carnage” of this year’s IAAF World Cross-Country Championships in Bydgoszcz. Click here.

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Pics of Boulder Wave’s Athletes at Today’s EDP Lisbon Half-Marathon

Many thanks to Victor Sailer of PhotoRun, best cameraman in the sport, for providing pics of Edna Kiplagat (Nike) winning today’s EDP Lisbon Half-Marathon, along with Irvette van Zyl (adidas) in 10th, Paula Todoran (adidas) in 17th, and Ionela Dinca in 18th. (As always, all rights reserved by PhotoRun, Inc.)


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Larry King, Piers Morgan…Sam Grotewald?

A very proud and happy Diane Nukuri-Johnson shows the Burundi flag after her 2nd-place finish at the 2013 New York City Half-Marathon (Photo courtesy of Jane Monti)

Sam Grotewald of the New York Road Runners continues his bid to take the Larry King/Piers Morgan chair at CNN with another good interview in the NYRR’s “On the Run” podcast/radio series. NYRR yesterday posted an great conversation between Sam and Diane Nukuri-Johnson (ASICS) in New York City in the aftermath of Diane’s 69:12 National Record and second-place finish at Sunday’s New York City Half-Marathon. Sam does a nice job chatting with Diane about her experiences running as a woman in Burundi and competing as a 15 year-old in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where she also crossed paths with Bernard Lagat and Abdi Abdirahman. Diane also reflects on the steps to leave Burundi behind for Canada and then America, and the long-time support given her by University of Iowa’s Head Coach Layne Anderson. She and Sam also talk about Iowa and Diane’s expectations for next month’s Boston Marathon. 

The 24-minute podcast is available free at this link. Click on Episode 15.

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Louise Damen’s Win at UK Cross-Country Trials Gets Her the AW Cover!


Athletics Weekly Article on Freya Ross and Her New Training Partner, Susan Patridge

Freya in the closing stages of her 2:28:10 marathon debut at last year’s Virgin London Marathon, which ultimately put her on the UK Olympic team. (Photo by PhotoRun, Inc. All rights reserved.)

The UK’s Athletics Weekly highlights Freya Ross (adidas) training in Boulder with Susan Partridge as they both prepare under Coach Steve Jones for the NYC Half-Marathon, the Virgin London Marathon, and ultimately the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

 Click here for full AW article.

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Athletics Weekly Article on Louise’s Win in Cardiff Last Weekend

The UK’s Athletics Weekly carries a nice pic of Louise Damen breaking the tape to win in Cardiff last weekend.

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Freya Ross Chats with

Freya Ross (adidas) chats with in the UK about her favorite training sites, support from her husband Michael, and running with her brother and sisters. Click here for the full Q&A.

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Colorado Running News Chats with Kenyon Neuman

Colorado Running News interview with Kenyon Neuman (Nike). On Saturday, Kenyon continued his strong season on Colorado’s roads, taking 2nd in 66:28 just behind Scotland’s Andrew Lemoncello at the Sports Authority Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half-Marathon at 5300 feet altitude.


“Going the Distance”: Rene Kalmer article

The Tsogo Sun Hotels group in South Africa features Cosmo model Rene Kalmer (adidas/Nedbank) in their in-house magazine this month. Click here.

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Edna Kiplagat Interview with Xinhua: ‘No secret to success’

Edna Kiplagat en route to her 2:19:50 second-place finish at the Virgin London Marathon last month (Photo courtesy of PhotoRun, Inc. All rights reserved)

The Xinhua News Service has posted an interview with World Champion Edna Kiplagat (Nike) and countrywoman Mary Keitany on the possibility for a Kenyan gold medal in the women’s marathon this summer in London. In it, Edna dismisses any notion that Kenyan athletes are somehow gifted or their accomplishments are any easier to attain than those of any other athlete:

“Kiplagat says there is no secret to success other than training hard and motivation, self-esteem and discipline.

‘Many people have come up with theories that Kenyans run better because of a special gene in us. I don’ t know what gene they are talking about because we have reached where we are as a result of hard work. If such genes existed then I presume there is one among Brazilian footballers.'”

Full article here.

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