Kim Smith, Shalane Flanagan, Rome 2009, photo by PhotoRun.net.
So, who is the best middle distance runner, distance runner or road racer in 2010? More importantly, which country possesses leaders in all of those events, and has the most depth?All-Athletics.com has pursued the answers to those questions, and they should warm the cockles of any distance geek’s heart. Enjoy the links below!
Our friends at the site, All-Athletics.com, seem to be even geekier than most of us. Proving that they stop, for perhaps a bit of food and of course, a beer, Spiriev Attila, has provided us with fascinating end of year lists for discussions. Enjoy!
Middle Distance Runners of Year
Middles Distances, ranked by Best Countries
Long Distance Runners of year
Long Distances, ranked by Best Countries
Marathon Runners/Road Runners of year
Marathon Runners/Road Runners, ranked by Best Countries
If you want to see more, check out www.all-athletics.com.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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