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Ritzenhein_DathanLeds-Baa10k16.jpgDathan Ritzenhein, BAA 10k 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net

Dathan Ritzenhein has been on the American running scene since 1998, from high school, to college, to a long elite career. From the first time I saw him at FootLocker in 1999, at the Regional Championships, Dathan has given his all to see how fast he could run and how far he could go. In 2012, I followed him to Hengelo, to watch him try and make the A standard for the 10,000 meters. He would not be successful, but would run the needed A standard in the Olympic Trials 10,000m final.

Dathan Ritzenhein is preparing for the TCS New York City Marathon, which will be held on November 6, 2016.

Last weekend, September 11, Dathan battled Mo Farah over the 13.1 mile distance in Great North Run in Manchester/Gateshead, England. This interview was done through the assistance of Philippa Morrow at Great Run Company, and Dan Lilot, Dathan's manager. Special thanks to Dathan Ritzenhein for his time before his race. We look forward to seeing Dathan in the Big Apple.

Here's Moments of Larry for Day 3 (August 14, 2016) of the Rio Olympics, as I opine on my favorite moment or two on that especial day. Filmed across the street from the Engenhao Stadio Olimpico, with trains blazing in the back ground and the sounds of the street in the background, watch as my brother, Brian, tries to keep me focused for five entire minutes on the subject at hand. These videos can be habit forming! Produced by the Shoe Addicts and filmed by Brian Eder.

Cross country racing in the U.S. for high schoolers are mostly around 5k. The difficulty of courses is up to the local coach who developed the course.

Early season races are ways to check one's fitness and figure out what works and what does not. In your first race of the season, get out well, and see how you can run the course. Remember to increase your pace over the last 800 meters.

After the race, remember to cool down and write down how your race went.

Avila_EricLeds-USOlyTr16.jpGEric Avila, photo by PhotoRun.net

Maurice Greene joined RunBlogRun while we were in Rio for the Larry & Mo show. The 2000 Sydney gold medalist and 2004 Athens bronze medalist spoke with us on many of events at Rio, from the 100 meters to the 400 meters. This segment is all about the 100 meter hurdles, and the strength in the women's hurdle events in the U.S. Maurice was fun to work with and his comments provided more of an appreciation of the events in Rio! Thanks, Maurice!
This is another episode of the Mo & Larry show. In this episode, Maurice Greene takes us throw the women's 200 meters, with assessments of all of the medal winners, and some thoughts on where women's sprints are going. We are now on our 8th video in the series with the 4 time Olympic medalist and 5 time World Championship medalist (1997-2004). Maurice Greene is now an ambassador of sport for adidas Global, and we are really enjoying picking his brain. We hope you enjoy the conversations with Larry & Mo!
In the third episode of the Mo & Larry show, Maurice Greene and I speak about the potential show of the 200 meters for the men. Maurice said it best: Usain Bolt owns this event! It will fun to see just how fast he runs and how the other athletes will do! Watch for more episodes of the Mo & Larry show this week!

In his own inimitable style, Larry Eder, purveyor of all things RunBlogRun, has previewed all ten days and nineteen sessions of the 2016 athletic sessions in RIO. Watch Larry remind you of the happenings of each session and perhaps a pithy comment or two. As usual, the Shoe Addicts film, edit and remind Larry that there are two minute time limits to these videos, as we realize that our dear viewers and readers have 6.855 hours of NBC and its affiliates to watch. We hope that, with our RunBlogRun Conversations with Larry, we add a bit of levity to your athletics viewing. This is Day Six, Session Two, August 17, 2016.

In his own inimitable style, Larry Eder, purveyor of all things RunBlogRun, has previewed all ten days and nineteen sessions of the 2016 athletic sessions in RIO. Watch Larry remind you of the happenings of each session and perhaps a pithy comment or two. As usual, the Shoe Addicts film, edit and remind Larry that there are two minute time limits to these videos, as we realize that our dear viewers and readers have 6.855 hours of NBC and its affiliates to watch. We hope that, with our RunBlogRun Conversations with Larry, we add a bit of levity to your athletics viewing. This is Day Six, Session One, August 17, 2016.

RunBlogRun met with Maurice Greene, the 200lympic champion at 100 meters and bronze medalist at the 100 meters in 2004. Mo knows sprints and sprinters like few others, so we spent some time with our hero. This is part two of the Larry & Mo show, where we ask Maurice questions on all things track & field. Today, we discuss the upcoming 200 meters for women and where the athletes could finish in the 200 meters final!

Fred Samara.jpgFred Samara, courtesy of of YouTube.com

Fred Samara is one of the finest coaches in our sport. David Hunter's feature captured his spirit and love of his university, sport and athletes. I was fortunate to spend time with Fred Samara and Harry Marra as they championed the VISA Decathlon program, one of the finest sponsorships of our sport, from 1991-2000. Fred Samara is the example of the importance of coaches in athletes' development in our sport.

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