Jan 23, 2017

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” 1 Corinthians 9:24

High school runner D.J. Principe runs 4:00.97 mile

Jan 23, 2017

Making his professional indoor debut on Saturday, Drew Hunter recorded his third sub 4-minute mile at The Armory to win the Men’s 1 Mile Elite race during the New Balance Games. Hunter, the 19-year-old from Purcellville, Va., turned in a 3:58.92 to edge New Zealand’s Julian Oakley (3:59.04) at the finish line. Third-place finisher D.J.…

Gold medalist Faith Kipyegon shooting for the World Championships

Jan 23, 2017

The Kenyan has risen to the ranks of Olympic champion over 1500m, but she and her coach believe she can go further up in distance, writes Steven Mills As soon as the long-striding Faith Kipyegon won the junior race at the 2011 World Cross Country Championships barefoot in Punta Umbria, the Kenyan was widely tipped…

Gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz to run 2 miles at Millrose

Jan 20, 2017

Olympic 1,500-meter champion Matthew Centrowitz, already a three-time NYRR Wanamaker Mile champion, will turn his attention to the Paavo Nurmi Two Miles at the 110th NYRR Millrose Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center on Feb. 11. Centrowitz, who became the first American man to take gold in the Olympic 1,500 meters…

Remembering Two-time Olympian Frank Murphy

Jan 20, 2017

The Fitzwilliam Card Club, at 2am on a Thursday morning, is not the kind of place you tend to encounter athletic greatness. It was the spring of 2010, and there we were — students, athletes, gamblers — taking our seat at the final table of a poker tournament with men who looked like life’s victims.…

Behind the Scenes with Olympic Medalist Clayton Murphy

Jan 19, 2017

SOS athlete Clayton Murphy races with the poise and experience that you’d expect from someone with far more experience. At the US Olympic trials he showed the country that he was more than ‘just’ a great college athlete, then he showed the world he was the real deal as he crossed the line in 3rd…

Jordan Hasay Runs 68:40 Half-Marathon Debut

Jan 17, 2017

Despite soaking humidity and fog that shrouded the tops of this city’s tallest buildings, Jordan Hasay of Portland, Ore., made an impressive half-marathon debut here today at the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon, clocking 1:08:40 on a record-standard course. That mark, good for fourth place here, made Hasay, 25, the sixth-fastest American of all time. “I feel…

Kaela Edwards Sets 1000 Collegiate Record

Jan 15, 2017

Oklahoma State’s Kaela Edwards broke the collegiate record in the 1,000-meter run Friday, with a time of 2:40.79 to cap off an eventful outing for the OSU track and field team at the Holiday Inn Invite. The women’s 1,000-meter run that featured Edwards was already one of the most anticipated races of the day as…

Kipruto and Kipkirui score Kenyan double in Antrim XC

Jan 15, 2017

Conseslus Kipruto and Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui claimed the men’s and women’s titles respectively at the Antrim International Cross Country on Saturday (14) to achieve the first Kenyan double at the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting since 2002. Kipruto, the Olympic steeplechase champion, crossed the line in 24:36 to finish one second ahead of Bahrain’s Abraham…

Boston Marathon field rich with Kenyan talent

Jan 15, 2017

World marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto, two times world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat and 2015 champion Caroline Rotich are in a field rich with Kenyan talent for the Boston Marathon due on April 17. Former world marathon record holder Patrick Makau, who is also the 2011 Berlin Marathon winner, the 2012 Boston Marathon champion Wesley…

David Rudisha wants third gold medal

Jan 13, 2017

After two straight Olympic gold medals in the 800m, Kenya’s David Rudisha is targeting an Olympic treble at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “Right now my target is Tokyo 2020. It’s good to be able to work towards a goal. I will be around 31 then in Tokyo. It is a good bracket to contest. I…

Dathan Ritzenhein to make debut at River Bank 25K

Jan 13, 2017

Dathan Ritzenhein recalled he almost ran in the River Bank Run before – in eighth grade. His father considered the 25K as an early test of the emerging talent displayed by the then-young teen. Ultimately, it didn’t happen. Years went by and Ritzenhein went from Rockford High School phenom to one of the great middle-distance…