Deena Kastor is one class act. Not only have we seen her grow from a fine high school runner in Agoura, CA, we watched her run well in college. But, Kastor really took off under the watchful eyes of Joe Vigil and Bob Larson, and later, Terrance Mahon, who helped her grow from a 10,000 meter runner (and AR holder) to a fine cross country runner, and a fine marathoner (and AR holder).
Larry Eder has had a 51-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." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."