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Galen Rupp, Peter Tanui, Mo Farah, 10 August 2013, 10,000 meters,
photo by PhotoRun.net
Originally posted on August 12, 2013
Reposted December 30, 2017
This is part two of A Day in the Life of Mo Farah and Galen Rupp, filmed in April 2013 and first shown in August 2013 during the Moscow World Champs. It was filmed in Portland courtesy of Alberto Salazar and the IAAF, with the filming done by The Shoe Addicts. The visit to Moscow was important for me, as I had been trying to go since 1972, when I was offered a month working on a collective farm. My mother refused to allow me to go then, but wrote me a note in 2013, telling me that she was please that I was finally in Russia, post Soviet Union, and it had only taken 41 years. So, was I. I loved my visit to Moscow, the history, the people and the stadium.
We visited Mo Farah and Galen Rupp, along with Matt Centrowitz and Cam Levin, in April. On April 13, 2013, thanks to the graciousness of Alberto Salazar, we spent a day observing and asking questions.
On August 10, 2013, Mo Farah defeated his nemesis, Ibrahim Jeilan over the last 200 meters to win the 10,000m title that had eluded him in 2011. Galen Rupp finished fourth after fighting a tough battle for third, improving from his sixth in Daegu. His fourth place improved the highest finish by an American in the 10,000 ever (his sixth was the best before).
Mo Farah and Galen Rupp are training partners. Here is the second A Day in the Life, Mo Farah & Galen Rupp, part deux, courtesy of the IAAF. This video was prepared by the Shoe Addicts, the digital partners of RunBlogRun.com.

More on the Nike Superfly Elite (Video below with Cregg Weinmann)Nike Superfly Elite $150.jpg

This was a video we did during the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. We asked Cregg Weinmann to provide a little behind the scenes on the Nike Superfly elite. Cregg explains how Nike came up with the amazing spike plate and shows that inspiration can come from many surprising places. Enjoy the video and make sure to check out www.runningproductreviews.com!

This is the review for the Under Armour SpeedForm Mile Pro!

We are posting all of the reviews of track spikes by Cregg Weinmann, the long time footwear review editor for the RunningNetwork on @runblogrun. His reviews at www.runningproductreviews.com are a great resource, and we encourage you to read them. They are a great resource to help you find the right shoe for you!

As many are running all comers meets, events in Europe, and for the best in the world, the 2017 World Championships, we are highlighting some of the finest track spikes on the shelves of local running stores.

We are partisan local running stores supporters: if you want the best running shoes, we suggest you a) go to running store at end of day, b) take a pair of clean socks and c) try on 4-6 pairs of training shoes or spikes. Price is only part of the picture, if you want the best running shoe or track spike for your needs!

Under Armour SpeedForm Miler Pro, $120miler pro speed form UA.jpg"Under Armour has shown a commitment to track and field and cross country with shoes for the sprints, distances, and hill 'n dale. The Speedform technology has proven to be quite successful for shoes which require the sleek upper fit, in particular the close fit of a distance spike. The upper is lightweight engineered mesh, with Speedform welding in the heel."

To read the entire review, please click on: http://runningproductreviews.com/index.php/shoes/track/2017-track-spikes/948-under-armour-speedformr-miler-pro-120

McLeod_Omar-PreC17.jpGOmar McLeoad, Pre Classic 2017, photo by PhotoRun.net

PARIS (FRA): There is no injury worry for Omar McLeod. He tweeted after Paris race: "I am doing great guys. Just caught a cramp in both my calves." His next meet on Tuesday at Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar.

Wilson_Ajee1a-Armory16.jpgAjee' Wilson, photo by PhotoRun.net

Ajee' Wilson recently pulled out of a meet that I was at, and I heard that there was an injury. Apparently, she was dealing with the USADA announcement about the Zeranol that she had ingested in her beef. That sure makes you feel confident of the U.S. meet supply. What do cows get from Zeranol that could make it help athletes run faster, jump farther or throw harder? Or, is this just one of those sacred mysteries?

Reposted May 16, 2017

This piece is from May 2013, and it is very appropriate today as we look on the Oxy High Performance meet coming May 18, 2017.

Peter Abraham ventured to the 2013 Oxy High Performance meet and saw the future of the sport. Social media, a great web site, a strongly presented digital press release are parts of what could make the 2013 Oxy High Performace meet the best track meet in America. Read on!

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Mary Cain after her new AJR,
photo by Peter Abraham

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Getting back to school, start the running easy and build up once again. Enjoy this last week of recovery.

IMG_7042.JPGAmy Evans, photo from The Shoe Addicts

This is the beginning of a four part series on adidas apparel for 2017. adidas' Amy Evans spoke to The Shoe Addicts at the Running Event 2016 in Orlando last week, on upcoming adidas apparel product launches and updates. As Amy Evans tells us, runners like to look good, so adidas has focused on both fashion and function with the new apparel for 2017. Special thanks to Amy Evans for her knowledge and enthusiasm and The Shoe Addicts, the partners of RunBlogRun, for their video creations. Just one correction: The adidas Parley top retails for $80, not the $65 noted. Sorry about that!

DAgostino-HamblinQ1-OlyGame16.jpgNicki Hamblin and Abby D'Agostino, Rio 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net

DAgostino-HamblinQ-OlyGame16.jpgAbbey D'Agostino and Nicki Hamblin, Rio 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net

2016 personalities by Spikes
MONACO (MON):
Spikes.iaaf.org published their personalities of 2016 in athletics. This are the names beyond the medal podium and their roles as ambassadors for the sport of track and field are just as important. Canadian walker Evan Dunfee as he did not filled another protest after counter-protest from Japan after the olympic 50 km race. Major Tim Peake for running a marathon in space on a intergalactic treadmill. Tegla Loroupe as Chef de Mission for the Olympic Refugee team. Piotr Malachowski who donated the funds for olympic silver to Olek Szymanski, the three year old son of family friends to have treatment for a rare form of cancer. Gabriele Grunewald having already bounced back twice from cancer and following successful surgery, she is already back running. Alexi Pappas who competed for Greece in the Olympic 10 000 m also released TrackTown, a film she directed and starred in, to sell-out screenings across the USA, has become a regular correspondent for the New York Times, and appeared on the anniversary cover of Runners' World alongside pint-sized comic megastar Kevin Hart. Syrian high jumper Majd Eddin Ghazal who in preparation for Rio 2016 trained at a Damascus stadium that boasted only "an old landing area, several hurdles and one weight". Despite that, he was one of the best high jumpers in the world in 2016. Ed Whitlock who at the age of 85 became the oldest man in history to break four hours for the marathon, running 3:56:38 at the 2016 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. And finally New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin and USA's Abbey D'Agostino who accidently tangled with each other in the 5000 m heats at Rio 2016. First, D'Agostino helped Hamblin to her feet, before herself falling, clearly stricken. Hamblin automatically returned the favour. And they were strangers before the race. Writes the Spikes.

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