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The European Indoor Champs began on Thursday night, March 5, with some qualifying for the shot put and long jump. David Storl of Germany was so dominating, with his 21.23m, the farthest throw in eight years in rounds in Euro Indoors. 

 Sifan Hassan racing the 1,500m only in Euro Indoors, photo by

So, for those interested in enjoying a competition between 49 of the 50 member federations of the European Athletic Association, here are some helpful downloads:

2015 Updated Final European Indoor Announced Entries of Athletes: EICH-FinalEntriesforwebsite_Neutral.pdf

2015 European Indoor Championships Combined Entries & Schedule: EICH2015CombinedEvents_Confirmationoutdoor2015indoor2015_Neutral.pdf

2015 European Indoor Championships Team Manual: Praha2015-TeamManual_Neutral.pdf

  JIm Spivey, USA Outdoors, 1991, 
photo by Victah Sailer/ 

Jeff Benjamin reached out to one of America's finest milers, Jim Spivey right after the Millrose Games. Now a manager at ASICS America, Jim has served the sport as an athlete, coach and in management at footwear brands. 

In this piece, Jim Spivey provided us with some thoughtful advice for young milers who are coming up through the American system. Spivey knows all about that. In his early career, Jim was a well respected rabbit in European races. When he got better, the meet directors remembered how fine he had run for them, and it was one of those intangibles that helped Spivey in his career. 

Shannon does the double! photo by

In a championships that should have been a snorer, there were some truly fun races to watch and a new American record! AG Kruger won his ninth weight throw, Christian Cantwell took his fifth, and six months after having a baby, Alysia Montano wins the 600 meters. 

Race Results Weekly is the weekly news service from David Monti, his wife, Jane Monti, and associate editor Chris Lotsbom. We license it because, quite frankly, they do a wonderful job on events that we just either can not get to or are trying to cover other parts of the event. 

Cas Loxsom, AR at 600 meters! Look at that smile! 
photo by

This redux of the last day, which just had some superb racing, is a lot of fun to read! 
Robby Andrews wins the 1000 meters in dramatic fashion! by

Robby Andrews and Cas Loxsom ran in the World Juniors in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada in 2010. They went 2, 3 (Cas in 2, Robbie in 3) in the 800 meters. Five years later, they win national senior championships. 

Elliott Denmann wrote this piece on Robby and Casimir. I hope you like it as much as I have! 
Early adidas track spike, courtesy of adidas Communications

(Editor's note: The following piece is on a new and innovative club in New Jersey, the adidas Garden State Track Club. We thanks Jeff Benjamin, a long time contributor to RunBlogRun, American Track & Field, and yes, even, American Athletics. )

Updated February 24, Last name is Schneekloth.

The Garden State Track Club
By Jeff Benjamin

In today's complex athletics world, it is difficult for post-collegiate American athletes to find a club willing to support it's endeavors, particularly those who are just below the cusp of regional and national levels. Coach Gagliano's NY-NJ Track Club has filled the void for many of the elites of the sport in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut tri-state area.area. 
However for an aspiring athlete performing below that level, there is a place--the Garden State Track Club. It's President and founder Chuck Schneekloth has now attempted to fill that void  . Setting standards of team camaraderie and inclusiveness throughout the state, the Garden State Track Club has emerged as a rising club in the area, filling a much-needed void.

I had the opportunity to interview Chuck recently--
Lopez Lomong, Millrose 2015, photo by

The NCAAs and USA Outdoors, which will be hosted at the University of Oregon and Tracktown USA this coming spring and summer, will have tickets on sale February 20, 2015! 
Bernard Lagat en route to WRs (3:40.20 for 1,500m and 3:54.91 for Mile), photo by

The Wanamaker miles were exciting in MIllrose Games this year. The men's mile was fantastic! Matthew Centrowitz fought to the finish with Nick Willis, gaining his second Millrose title. 

In fourth place, Bernard Lagat ran 3:40.20 + en route to his 3:54.91 mile-both Master's records! 

Here is Chris Lotsbom's piece on the Millrose Wanamaker mile! 
Shannon Rowbury wins Millrose 2015,  photo by

Updated February 16, 2015

Shannon Rowbury is back in 2015 and she is running fast and waking more than a few people up! Her 4:22.66 was the fastest indoor mile since 2000 for a woman! It is the fifth fastest time for the indoor mile ever! Shannon has made it clear she wants to improve at the 1,500 meters and the 5,000 meters once again in 2015, as she did in 2014! 

The Shoe Addicts TV plus RunBlogRun recognize Shannon Rowbury as our January 2015 Athlete of the Month! 

Just to reinforce her fast mile in January, on February 14, 2015, Shannon came oh so close, running the second fastest mile by American ever, with her 4:24.32, as she won the Wanamaker women's mile. Shannon wants another shot at the best mile ever. She will get it. 

Emelia Gorecka, photo by
Shannon Rowbury wins the mile! photo by

Shannon Rowbury had an off day and ran 4:24! Oh, if we all could be so lucky! Shannon had some fatigue issues at the end of the race, but she made it across the line! 

Cathal Dennehy wrote this piece on the women's Wanamaker mile...

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