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Ibrahim Jeilan won the 2011 Daegu World Championships in the 10,000 meters over Mo Farah. In 2013, Mo Farah evened up the score, winning the 10,000 meters from Jeilan in the last 300 meters.
Jeilan has been training hard for his debut. Claudio Berardelli, the coach for the Rosa Group, told us that Jeilan trained very well for his debut in the Virgin London Marathon.
Andy Edwards of Trackwise/Globerunner interviewed Ibrahim Jeilan on Wednesday, April 10, 2014 at the Men's elite press conference.
Jelian told the assembled media that he was hoping for a 2:06 in his debut.
New Balance has been investing in the high school market for several years now. Instead of working with established media in the high school market, NB has gone it's own way. RunTheLoop is a well-done publication, with fun information, well-designed and well-written.
We found RunTheLoop on Let's run in a New Balance ad display. We found the magazine a welcome addition to high school sports media. They key is, how does one keep such a pub going? That will be the challenge for New Balance.
The previews of the New Balance National Indoors, and the people behind the scenes are just the type of content high schoolers might find of interest. The images, design, and content are first rate.
We wish them well. To see the first issue, please check the link below.
Leonard Barsoton, Kenyan Police XC, February 2014,
photo by PhotoRun.net
Justin Lagat wrote this piece about the great victory that Kenyan had in the African Cross Country Championships,ewhich happened last weekend.
ASICS America has announced that they are now the title sponsor for the esteemed Mammoth Track Club. This is part of the ASICS America plan to support the sport of running through meaningful and brand showcasing strategic partnerships. ASICS currently sponsors the New York and LA Marathons, the FootLocker Cross Country series and the Mammoth Track Club, to name just the biggest parts of their brand support programming.
Here is a video on the Mammoth Track Club and why they are so important to the sport.
(Editor's note: HOKA ONE ONE continues to add to their athlete roster. This release speaks of Magdelena Lewy-Boulet, a 2008 Olympian, who is looking to longer challenges, and Nicole Schappert, a 1,500m runner who has seen how HOKA ONE ONE can help break the injury cycle, giving Nichole to dream of higher podium finishes. HOKA ONE ONE realizes, that, in our sport, brands that support the sport are giving back to the community from which they make their business.)
Updated February 26, 2014 by editor.
I was heading up to my hotel room at the Lenox, the day before the New Balance Grand Prix, when I saw three guys, all dressed up in Brooks gear. I asked them if they were with the Brooks Beasts, and one of them said, " I am their coach, Danny Mackey."
It was a quick intro, but that afternoon, on my walk around the Boston Commons, I observed Danny running with two of his 800 meter runners: a shake out run and nice conversation in the new snow and sun.
Danny Mackey, Brooks Beasts TC coach,
from Brooks Running
Danny Mackey is the coach of the Brooks Beasts, the club that Brooks started to support elite athlete development in their corporate home town, Seattle. Danny agreed to an interview with RunBlogRun. You will find it below.
Danny Mackey is an example of the quality of men and women that we have in coaching in our sport across the country. His interview has something for everyone.
Amy Van Alstine, photo by PhotoRun.net
Chris Derrick, photo by PhotoRun.net
Elise Cranny, photo by PhotoRun.net
Sean McGorty, photo by PhotoRun.net
The USA Cross Country Championships was a major success. This feature was written by Kevin Mangan, our intern for RunBlogRun. Kevin also raced the 12k race on Saturday and wrote this in between his flights and return back to Seattle. We think you will like this piece!