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Jenny Simpson ran 4:27.66 for 1600 meters to anchor the US all star team in the DMR at the 2017 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

I caught up with Jenny right after her race. Simpson is quite popular in the track world and she took pictures galore with fans young and older.

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This was a short interview segment we took with Jenny as she spoke to our friends at Letsrun.com and Race Results Weekly on the team work part of the DMR.

Jenny Simpson kept herself in control. She knew where she was the whole race, and with 200 meters to go, she ran a 32 second fast 200 meters for the final furlong. That put the team two seconds below the World Record.

Jenny Simpson has won gold in 2011 World Champs, silver in 2013 World Champs and bronze in the Rio Olympic 1500 meters.

She would like to medal in London 2017. The great story would be if she won gold in 2017, after her tough 2012 race in London with several of the qualifying runners testing positive.

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My mother, Marilu, pictured next to my father, Stan, is a women of much complexity. She encouraged my three sisters, my brother and myself and my father into finding the things that gave them life. She did the same in her life. I remember her studying Calculus while we were doing homework at the dining room table, when I was in middle school. Having quit college as a freshman to get married, Marilu promised her mother, Violet, that she would graduate. In 1983, Marilu got her bachelors from Santa Clara and a few years later, she finished her Masters in Family & Child counseling. My grandmother, Violet, was at my mother's graduations.

Our conversations, over the years, were fascinating. She knew when I was not happy, and she encouraged me to ask my own questions on why I was not happy. She challenged me from the time I could think on my own, to think on my own.

Recently, as I would return from travels, she wanted me to tell her about my travels, the cities I went to, the cafes I wrote at, the meets I visited, my new friends. I would sit on the sofa and talk for awhile most evenings, over the past three years, as I shared a home with my parents, their home.

Here are a few stories about mom and my running, a life long passion that she encouraged...

This is the podcast version of my Conversations with Larry: Thoughts on the adidas BOOST Herzo. The event in Herzogenarauch, Germany, the headquarters of adidas Global debuted on May 13-14, 2016. Three World leaders, with 10,000 meters for men and women, plus 5000 meters for women, were excellent events that drew in most of the fans in the crowd. Capturing the interest of the kids and adults is a big challenge, and the meet did it. The brainchild of Mike McMannus and Spencer Nel, this meet should go on each year forever. A wonderful experience for this writer, and a reaffirmation of adidas place in athletics history for adidas staff.

Defar_MeseretFansFL-Carlsbad16.jpgMeseret Defar, photo by PhotoRun.net

Willis_Nick1-BaaMile14.jpgNick Willis, photo by PhotoRun.net

Suhr_Jenn-NBin16.jpgJenn Suhr, photo by PhotoRun.net

Blake_Johan-nyDL14.jpgYohan Blake, photo by PhotoRun.net

Global Athletics and Marketing today announced a partnership between adidas, the city of Boston and GA&M. The new event, the two-day adidas BOOST Boston Games will provide an exciting, fast format approach to track & field, incorporating the best of traditional athletics and the exciting interaction of a street games format, all in the city of Boston!

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With athletes such as World record holder and Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr, World record holder and multi World Championship and Olympic medalist Meseret Defar and Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis, one of our sports' most innovative management teams, GA&M, plus one of our sports'most iconic brands adidas are working with one of the premier sports city's in the country. Add to the mix a resurging Yohan Blake, Olympic silver medalist in the 100 meters, and you will make the streets of Boston rock!

"Boston is a sports city." noted Global Athletics' Mark Wetmore. This approach to showcasing our sport is what the IAAF, the governing body of the sport, has been talking aobut for several years. How do you bring young fans to the sport? You bring the sport to them!

The entire announcement from Global Athletics & Marketing is provided below, and a link to the pdf is a click away: ABBG-PR1.pdf

In our final episode of the 2016 NYRR Millrose Press conference, Ian Brooks interviews Molly Huddle, AR holder at 5,000m outdoors. Molly ran a gutty 5000 meters in Millrose and is now preparing for the United Airlines NYRR Half Marathon.

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Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton, April 2013, A Day in the Life, 
photo by Doug Pensinger/ Getty Images for IAAF


Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton are competing in Gotzis in a week. Today, they competed in Hengelo, The Netherlands. 

Ashton Eaton ran 10.42 for 100 meters, and 8.03 meters for Long Jump. Brianne Theisen-Eaton hurdled 13.05 over the 100 hurdles. 


This is second piece by Mr. Bubka on his bid for the IAAF Presidency. The two candidates are Mr. Bubka and Mr. Coe. RunBlogRun thinks that, for the IAAF community to make an informed decision, they need to read the commentary by both candidates, but also watch and observe their actions. 

There is much on the table for our sport at this time. 

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